Family Fun | Outer Banks North Carolina

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There's more to the Outer Banks than our beautiful beaches!

Get the family together for an afternoon of terrific memories. Try a game of putt-putt, a leisurely bike ride on a multi-use path, a whirl or two in a go-kart or reel in the catch of the day! Laugh, play and make lasting family memories on your next OBX vacation.

Air Tours  Wild Horse Tours   |    Kayak Tours   Fishing Trips   Arcades  

Miniture Golf   |   Water Fun   Bowling    Bird Watching   Cooking Classes   

Horseback Riding   Laser Tag   |   Fitness Centers   |   Skate Parks   |   Go Karts    | Hair Braids


Air Tours

Coastal Helicopters and OBX Biplanes and Warbirds offer amazing air tours over the beautiful Outer Banks. See lighthouses, shipwrecks, the Wright Brothers First Flight Monument, dolphins, sea turtles and much more from the air.

Check out our ultra smooth Robinson R44 helicopter which seats up to three passengers in air-conditioned comfort with every seat having a spectacular view!

If you want to relive the romance and adventure of the Golden Age of Aviation, strap on your flying helmet and share the fantastic experience of flying with us in our two passenger, open cockpit WACO biplane!

Or, take the flight of a lifetime in our 1943 WWII T6 trainer ‘Sweet Sophia’!  Don’t miss this chance to fly in one of the most important aircraft in aviation history – aerobatics included in most flights!

Come on out to the Dare County Airport in Manteo right next to the NC Aquarium – relax on our back porch rockers or in our air conditioned lobby and watch your friends and family fly!

See our web sites at  for more information or call us at 252-475-HELI (4354) or 252-216-7777 for reservations.

Wild Horse Tours

Wild Horse Tours



Corolla's first guide service began taking folks on tours from Kill Devil Hills to the remote beaches North of Corolla before a hard surface road existed North of Duck (and phone numbers had 4 digits.) 50 years later today's OUTBACK tour uses the same off road path on this unique 2 hour trip North, along the shoreline, toward the Virginia state line. Along the way, stumps mysteriously rising from the sand, suggest the earlier existence of an ancient maritime forest. Wildlife abounds and Corolla's famous wild horses are often seen running freely along the beach or playing in the surf.

Corolla Outback Adventures is privileged with exclusive access into the Wild Horse Habitat, on land their family donated as a secluded sanctuary for their retreat and shelter.

Several vehicle types are available for your convenience and seasonal comfort, groups are welcomed. Transportation arranged to and from the 4-wheel area for all types of events. Wedding parties are a specialty.

Visit their website at
1150 Ocean Trail, Corolla NC 27927 - Telephone 252/453-4484
Highway 12 North of the Whalehead Club past the Currituck.


Kayak Tours

Roanoke Island Outfitters offers kayak tours, kayak rentals with free delivery, spear fishing equipment and instruction, a full service scuba shop and scuba diving equipment, scuba and snorkel classes, along with bike rentals and repairs. Located in Manteo on Roanoke Island, Roanoke Island Outfitters specializes in all of your outdoor needs and caters to your adventurous side. Take a guided tour along the Outer Banks, or rent equipment for your stay!  Whatever you may be looking for in your vacation this year, Roanoke Island Outfitters has what you need! For more information, visit Roanoke Island Outfitters or call 252-473-1356.

Fishing Trips - The Outer Banks is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Roanoke and Albemarle Sound (called Bay in other areas) so there's no shortage of water and definitely no shortage of fish! Find out more about your fishing adventure on our Outer Banks Fishing Page

Arcades - What a fun activity on a rainy or super-hot day!

  • Avalon Fishing Pier & Family Fun Center - Kill Devil Hills, Beach Road. 252-441-7494. 
  • Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf - Nags Head, Bypass 252-480-0087
  • Nags Head Bowling & Billiards Center - Nags Head, Bypass. 252-441-7077.
  • Neptune's Grill & Arcade - Pirates Quay, milepost 11. 252-441-1071

Go-Karts - Grab the family and put the pedal to the metal!

  • Colington Speedway - 1064 Colington Road, Kill Devil Hills. 252-480-9144
  • Corolla Raceway - Corolla, Timbuck II. 252-453-9100
  • Frisco Mini-Golf & Go-Karts - Frisco, 252-995-6325
  • Nags Head Raceway - Nags Head, Bypass 252-480-4639
  • Speed 'N' Spray - Nags Head, Bypass 252-480-2877
  • Waterfall Park - Rodanthe, 252-987-2213

Miniature Golf - You just can't go wrong with a few rounds of mini golf.

  • Frisco Mini Golf & Go Karts - Hwy 12, Frisco - 252-995-6325
  • Galaxy Golf - 2914 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head - 252-441-5875
  • Jurassic Putt - 6926 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head - 252-441-6841
  • Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf - MP 16, Nags Head - 252-480-6606
  • Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf - 1600 N Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, 252-480-0142. 

Water Fun - Time to cool off! Take a break from the beach and enjoy a fun-filled day in a water park, indoor or outdoor pool or on bumper boats.

  • Waterfall Park - Rodanthe, 252-987-2213
  • Outer Banks YMCA - Nags Head, Bypass 252-449-8897

Outer Banks family activities

Bowling - A little friendly competition never hurt anybody! Get the family together and spend the evening indoors.

  • Beach Bowling Center - Nags Head, Bypass 252-441-7077

Bird Watching - Over 400 species of birds have sited within the parks of the Outer Banks. Borrow a bird guide from your local library and see how many you can find!

  • Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge - Hwy 12, Hatteras Island - 252-987-2394

Cooking Classes - Learn a skill that will last a lifetime! Cooking is a wonderful family activity and bonding experience.

  • Outer Banks Epicurean - Downtown Manteo - 252-305-0952 - 

Fitness Centers - Many area gyms offer weekly and daily passes. Some have daycare and/or allow children and some even make house calls.


  • Home Bodies Personal Training - milepost 10.25, Nags Head - 252-216-6200 
  • Nautics Hall Health & Fitness Complex - Manteo - 252-473-1191
  • OBX Adult Fitness Center - Southern Shores - 252-261-2321 
  • Outer Banks YMCA - milepost 11, Nags Head - 252-449-8897 
  • The Pine Island Racquet & Fitness Center - Hwy 12 Pine Island, north of Duck, 252-453-8525

Horseback Riding - Explore the Outer Banks like never before - on horseback!

  • Back Country Outfitters & Guides - Kitty Hawk - 252-453-0877
  • Equine Adventures - Frisco, 252-995-4897

Laser Tag - The latest thing on the OBX!

  • Outer Banks Gearworks Laser Tag & Fun Center - Nags Head, 252-480-8512. To learn more, please visit

Skate Parks -

  • Island Revolution Surf Co. & Skatepark - Corolla Light, Corolla, 252-453-9484
  • Outer Banks YMCA Skate Park - Milepost 11, Nags Head. 252-449-8897

Braids At Life On A Sanbar-

Specializing in braids, hair wraps, feather extensions, henna tattoos, air brush tattoos, stepping stones, and sand art creations. Featuring Del Sol, Disney, and Marvel color-changing products, and color-changing nail polish. Snow Cones handmade in the Corolla location only.

Their Corolla store is located at: 807 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC 27927 and is reachable by phone (252)-453-0809, with store hours from 10 am - 8:30 pm every day. Their Nags Head Store is located at 3933 South Croatan Hwy and is reachable by phone at (252)-449-9066. Store hours for the Nags Head location are 10 am - 9 pm every day and they are closed on Sunday at both locations. To learn more, please visit

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