Click on any COLOR BOX below to list by an ATTRACTION TYPE

If you know of any other fun things to do in Emerald isle with kids not listed on FamilyDaysOut.com - please get in contact so we can add them to the website and share the great family places to go with other children

Things to do in Emerald Isle with kids

Share |
fun things to do in
Salter Path
How about a ride on the mining train through caves, ancient ruins and under waterfalls to begin the adventure? The family will enjoy an active day of putting their way thru our exotic mini-golf course.
Atlantic Beach
Fort Macon offers public access to the surf, sun and sand of the Crystal Coast—as well as a historic landmark.
Swansboro
Venture to Bear Island and reward yourself with vivid memories of one of the most unspoiled beaches on the Atlantic coast. Accessible only by passenger ferry or private boat, there's just one thing at Hammocks Beach that's crowded the list of things ...
Jump in Jax
(28 Miles)
Jacksonville
Featuring a revolving series of inflatable entertainments including slides, obstacle courses, classic bounce houses and themed speciality items.
New Bern
A revolutionized museum experience, with portable interactive devices to accompany the displays and a virtual time machine trip to the 1800s, plus gallery and regional museum.
Cove City
Hayrides, animal feeding, nature trail, guided tours , ice cream parlour, maze and picnic areas. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Carolina
Surf City
An 18-hole miniature golf course, playground, arcade and snack bar. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Carolina
Washington
Giant, old oaks draped in Spanish moss welcome you to this special world where broad, lazy Goose Creek joins the Pamlico River.
Wilmington
Grand Prix Go-Karts - Alien Invader Laser Tag - Kids Jungle - The Rock Climbing Wall - Jungle Golf - Waterpark
Greenville
Indoor play and party centre for the smaller party goer (7 and under)
Seven Springs
At the turn of the century visitors flocked to the area. They drank mineral water from local springs to cure their ills and they took riverboat excursions to the cliffs. Things have changed since then, however, the cliffs remain virtually unaltered, ...
Wilmington
Climb aboard this authetically restored warship and imagine yourself at your battle station searching the sky for enemy aircraft. Self guided tour takes about 2 hours.
Wilmington
Come aboard the The Henrietta III, one of North Carolina's largest riverboats, offering public lunch, dinner and sightseeing cruises from April through December and private event charters throughout the year. Cruise in comfort and style along the his...
Wilmington
Features include teddy bear hospital, under the sea area, arts zone, grocery store roleplay, imagination circus and a lot more. Aimed at 10s and under.
Wilmington
Located just south of Wilmington NC, The Carolina Beach Family Campground is just minutes away from Pleasure Island, including Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Fort Fisher. Open all year, our campground can accommodate everything from tents to motorho...
Goldsboro
Fun for the whole family is available at this amusement center that includes a scenic 36 hole miniature golf course, batting cages, and concession stands.
Tennis 4 Kidz
(77 Miles)
Goldsboro
Indoor kids tennis facility. We provide tennis classes, afterschool programs, court rentals, ball machine rentals, and more.
Frisco
Housed in a building with a 100 years of history, the Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center contains a nationally recognized collection of Native American artifacts, exhibits, and natural history displays.
Kure Beach
Enjoy a leisurely day at the ocean shore. Comb the beach for sea stars, keyhole urchins and whelk shells. Or, simply lie back on the sand and enjoy the aerial acrobatics of seagulls, terns and brown pelicans as they soar above the waves.
Creswell
With more than 1,300 acres of land around Lake Phelps and more than 3,000 acres along the Scuppernong River, with an additional 16,600 acres of water, Pettigrew State Park is an ideal blend of nature, history and recreation.
Frisco
18-hole championship mini golf, Go Karts, snacks, games room, pool table and video arcade.
Kelly
Bring your group to Singletary Lake State Park and enjoy group camping in a land of mysterious origins. A portion of the unique Carolina bay ecosystem found nowhere else in the world, Singletary Lake lies within the 35,975 acre Bladen Lakes State For...
Wilson
Imagination Station Science Museum exists to stimulate an interest in science and technology while improving the quality of informal science education through dynamic hands-on science learning, plus some live exhibits.
White Lake
5,000 square foot interactive wading pool and wet deck, kiddie slides, bucket dumps and more for the kids, plus 50 foot tall 210 foot long Double Turbo Twister Slide for older and braver types! Dry activities include karting.
Lake Waccamaw
The cool, tea-colored waters at first appear similar to other lakes in the area, but Lake Waccamaw is one of the most unique bodies of water in the world. You will find here species of animals found nowhere else on the planet, rare plants and endange...
Elizabethtown
Venture to Jones Lake State Park and view one of the greatest geological mysteries of the eastern United States the phenomenon of the Carolina bays.
Manteo
Exhibits at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island focus on the diverse aquatic environments of the ''Waters of the Outer Banks.'' All of the animals on display are native to the state.
Clayton
Music Education - Come join our school to learn how to play any instrument you want! Piano, drums, guitar, vocals and much more. Anyone can learn to play at any age. Visit us at www.musiclessonsclayton.com
Nags Head
There are many reasons why millions of people visit Jockey's Ridge State Park. Some come to see the tallest sand dune on the Atlantic coast; others come for the spectacular sunsets.
Go Play Outside Now
(1)
(115 Miles)
Garner
Features a range of traditional play inspired activities including dry, water and snow slides; pedal cars for touring; laser tag; adventure jungle gym and more.
Fayetteville
offers a large number of fun and educational hands on exhibits and displays, plus Mini City where kids can enjoy equipped roleplay settings including deli, grocery, emergency dispatch and law court.
North Myrtle Beach
Live shows and feedings are also popular with visitors at this incredible facility, along with the many other animals housed there including literally hundreds of gators who can be up to 13ft in length and weigh 600lbs
Fantasy Lake
(2)
(121 Miles)
Hope Mills
Tarzan and Trapeze Swings - Master Blaster Slides - Banana Slides - Fantasy Land for Kids + loads more and cafe
Hollister
Should the humdrum of nine-to-five leave you with the urge to travel and explore, head to Medoc Mountain State Park. A pleasurable excursion awaits just a 1.5 hour drive from the Research Triangle.
Myrtle Beach
Fun center for all the family.
Orrum
Lumber River State Park contains 8,438 acres of land and 115 miles of state natural and scenic waters, 81 miles of which are also designated national wild and scenic waters. The park's recreation activities are currently centered at two access areas,...
Raleigh IcePlex
(125 Miles)
Raleigh
Year-Round Ice Skating FUN!Raleigh IcePlex is North Carolinas ONLY Olympic Size Sheet of Ice. Cool ventures for kids: Hockey, Ice Skating, Dance, Arts and Crafts, Inside Gym Area, Game Area, Computers, Nintendo Wii, Board Games, Dress Up, Movies, Foo...
Raleigh
United Skates prides itself on operating a CLEAN, FUN, FRIENDLY & SAFE facility on a daily basis and provides first class family entertainment. Come be the first to experience it! United Skates will provide family friendly special events from toddler...
Raleigh
Featuring Miniature Golf, Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Batting Cages and Mega Arcade! With over 100 interactive arcade and ticket redemption games, you're sure to have a great time in our mega-arcade. You can drive, blast, and dance your way to a great time...
Raleigh
Historic Yates Mill County Park features the only remaining gristmill in Wake County. A day at the park offers visitors with a unique historical and environmental experience. The park includes nearly 600 acres of land, wetlands, several miles of hiki...
Marbles Kids Museum
(1)
(125 Miles)
Raleigh
Marbles Kids Museum delivers purposeful play in a BIG way. Children imagine, discover and learn in dozens of interactive exhibits, daily educational programs, field trips, camps and classes, birthday parties, special events...and giant-screen IMAX mo...
Raleigh
Lots of hands-on exhibits, highlights include the world's most complete Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur; Willo, the only dinosaur discovered with a fossilized heart. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Raleigh f...
KidZ in a Minute
(126 Miles)
Raleigh
“KidZ in a Minute” is a drop-in child care center with the reliability you require for children ages 12 months-12 to come explore, discover, and play.
Pullen Park
(126 Miles)
Raleigh
Containing an indoor swimming pool; amusements including mini train, boats and rides; large adventure playground for 2 to 12 year olds and sports opportunities around them.
Apex
Located on 33 acres, Crowder District Park offers visitors a variety of recreational and educational opportunities. Enjoy an afternoon walk or a picnic. Park amenities include playgrounds, picnic shelters, volleyball court, play field, an outdoor amp...
Raleigh
Raleigh Little Theatre is a community theater that produces 11 full productions annually and maintains a comprehensive youth and adult theater education programs.
Hill Ridge Farms
(127 Miles)
Youngsville
Hill Ridge Farms provide a stress free environment for their visitors, fun for all ages: Farm Animal Corral, Giant Slide, Hayrides, Train Rides, Huge Jumping Pillow, Playpark, and much more included! We offer the best birthday party venue in the area...
Raven Rock State Park
(1)
(127 Miles)
Lillington
Spend some time at Raven Rock State Park and let nature refresh your spirit. feeling you are likely to experience at Raven Rock is one of renewal. Here, the forest reigns as each year the timeless cycle of growth further heals age-old wounds infli...
The Factory
(128 Miles)
Wake Forest
We're excited that you decided to visit us today, and we hope that you're able to find what you're looking for. Here at the Factory we are dedicated to providing a place that the whole family can enjoy, whether that includes mom shopping for gifts, d...
Touchstone Farm
(128 Miles)
Temple
Home to not only twenty five or more horses and ponies of all breeds and backgrounds, but also rabbits, guinea pigs, laying hens, goats, miniature horses, and a donkey! Also do riding lessons, summer camps and more.

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Emerald Isle with kids

1

Jump in Jax

(46 Miles) Indoor Play in Jacksonville

2

Professor Hackers Lost Treasure Golf

(2 Miles) Kids Fun in Salter Path

3

North Carolina History Center

(48 Miles) Historical Attractions in New Bern

4

Hammocks Beach State Park

(26 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in Swansboro

5

Fort Macon State Park

(17 Miles) Historical Attractions in Atlantic Beach

Fun places to visit in Emerald Isle with kids

There are so many fun places to go with kids in North Carolina - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in NC