Kid-approved fun for your Outer Banks vacation!
Sun Realty thinks that kids rock! We want our youngest visitors to have the coolest Outer Banks vacation ever. Sun Realty's Top 10 List of Outer Banks Activities for Kids offers awesome ideas that will keep both children and parents happy.
1. Catch a wave! Yes, kids can learn to surf! Professional Outer Banks surf instructors are CPR certified and known how to safely introduce kids to the sport. Check out local companies like Corolla Surf Shop or Whalebone Surf Shop in Nags Head.
2. Go nuts for nature! The Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in Corolla offers a calendar of cool activities for kids 4 and up! Learn how to fish, take a beach exploration, learn about nature photography, and more! All activities are free, but donations are appreciated.
3. Boardin' at the beach! Check out the rockin' new indoor skate ramp at 158 Surf & Skate in Kitty Hawk - take a private lesson or have a crew session. You can also get a daily pass to the outdoor park at the Outer Banks YMCA in Nags Head, or skate the bowl at Island Revolution in Corolla.
4. Make your own souvenir! Have Art, Glass n' Fire Mobile Pottery Studio help you make a one of a kind creation, or make your own unique jewelry at a studio like The Glass Bead on Hatteras Island. You can also make a sand art creation or have your hair braided at Life on a Sandbar in Corolla and Nags Head!
5. Hole in one! From Corolla to Hatteras Island, you can find numerous miniature golf courses. Try to make par on the jungle, pirate, or dinosaur themed holes. This classic activity is always a hit, and many courses offer Play All Day passes. Outer Banks putt-putt never goes out of style! Check out the Promenade Water Sports & Golf at Mile Post 0 in Kitty Hawk, or Uncle Eddy's Frozen Custard & Mini Golf in Buxton.
6. Take a wild horse adventure! There's nothing cooler than seeing the amazing Corolla Wild Horses in person. Several companies in Corolla offer Jeep rentals or guided tours. Use a company like Bob's Off-Road Wild Horse Tours for a guaranteed sighting of these beautiful creatures. Make sure you bring your camera!
7. Hang with sharks & otters! The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is a must-do for kids of all ages. There are indoor/outdoor exhibits, a touch tank, gift shop, and more. Check out the planned activities such as Dive Shows and Animal Feeding Programs.
8. Climb a huge sand dune! You gotta make it to the top of Jockey's Ridge in Nags Head! You can roll down the dune, fly a kite, or even learn to hang glide!
9. Become a Junior Ranger! The Cape Hatteras National Seashore Junior Ranger Program is designed for kids age 5-13. Ranger programs are available from mid-June to Labor Day. Learn how to protect the park and receive an official badge
10. Reel 'em in! Fishing on any of the Outer Banks piers is a great way to learn this awesome pastime! From the moment you reel in your first fish, you'll be "hooked" for sure!