Kidstuff in Emerald Isle, NC

Find things for kids to do on Emerald Isle, NC in this section. There are surfing and sailing camps, swimming and fun in the ocean, running and cycling on the four mile path, tennis, and much more.

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9102 Coast Guard Road
Emerald Isle, NC
(252) 354-2313

From St. Patrick's Day to September, Fun World is open for kids of all ages with go-karts, arcades, and infatables. They operate daily from 12:00 noon to 10:00 PM, but close at 11:00 PM on Saturday night.  There are big go-karts for riders 56" and taller, and smaller ones for riders...more about Fun World

N.C. Hwy. 24
Cape Carteret, NC
(252) 393-8131

This expansive family entertainment complex, off N.C. 24 in Cape Carteret, is where athletes of all ages and stages can hone their competitive edge. The complex includes a 50-tee driving range, baseball and softball batting cages and an 18-hole miniature golf course. While the bigger kids are sharpening their skills, the...more about Golfin' Dolphin

187 Islander Dr.
Emerald Isle, NC
(252) 354-2397

Lighthouse Putt Putt Golf in Emerald Isle is an 18-hole miniature golf course. Playland also has a snack bar and a picnic area to keep the kids completely happy and give the adults a break. Playland is open seasonally April through September....more about Lighthouse Golf

FUN served HERE
130 Golfin Dolphin Dr.
Cape Carteret, NC 28584
(252) 393-6565

Okay, kids of all ages, this is the place you've been dreaming of - there's fun in every corner. Mac Daddy's is a huge family entertainment center. It has 24 lanes of bowling, a cutting-edge arcade, a snack bar area, party rooms, full service restaurant and bar, boutique bowling, conference center,...more about Mac Daddy's

617 Front Street
Beaufort, NC
(252) 728-7827

Step aboard the "Renegade" pirate ship for a swashbuckling, treasure seeking grand time. The interactive voyage offers fun and adventure for children of all ages. Join the crew and take an active part in the live pirate show. The festive music is guaranteed to unleash your inner pirate. Be warned, the...more about Pirate Cruises on the Renegade

8915 Reed Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
(252) 354-2609

Whether you and your children are looking for thrilling water slides or a wading pool, Water Boggan is a fun place to stay cool. This small water park has plenty of umbrellas and tables for picnicing, lounges for sunbathing, and a snack bar with arcades. All day, half day, and hourly...more about Salty Pirate Waterpark, The

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Bell Cove Village
9106-B Coast Guard Rd.
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
(252) 354-9449

Whether you need something to entertain the kids or rental equipment for a baby, Emerald Isle Beach Gear & Linens has what you need. Rent kayaks, umbrellas, beach chairs, Boogie boards and surf gear for the beach or rent bikes for the whole family. You can also rent a crib, high...more about Emerald Isle Beach Gear & Linens

Other Good Stuff

1702 Live Oak St.
Ste. 100
Beaufort, NC
(252) 728-2050

Many of the Carteret County public libraries offer incentive and educational library programs for kids, from Storytime for young children to game time and films for older students. Contact the individual libraries in your area for details:
Beaufort — (252) 728-2050
Pine Knoll Shores  — (252) 247-4660
Cape...more about Carteret County Public Library

129 Bogue Inlet Drive
Emerald Isle, NC
(252) 424-8171

Step up to the window and choose the freshest donut on the island - it's the real thing! Flip Flops donuts, located near the entrance to Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier, cooks their doughnuts daily from handmade dough. Enjoy the fresh treats with coffee in the small screened in porch or outside...more about Flip Flops Donut Shop

Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation
7500 Emerald Isle Drive
Emerald Isle, NC
(252) 354-6350

The second Friday of every month bring your camp chair or your blanket to the gym of the Emerald Isle Community Center and relax with friends and family for a free family-friendly movie.  For just $1 you can order up a juice or soft drink and a popcorn....more about Friday Free Flick

9918 M. B. Davis Ct.
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
(252) 354-5555

Spinnaker’s Reach is a private subdivision of rental and permanent homes built with families in mind. With private beaches, sound access and seasonal activities they have something for every family. Many of the homes offer private pools, golf carts, elevators and media/game rooms. Visit the Spinnaker's Reach Realty website for virtual tours....more about Spinnaker's Reach

Outside Fun

Bogue Inlet Pier
Bogue Inlet Drive
Emerald Isle, NC
(252) 354-6350

June 2018  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM —Bring your children ages 5 - 12 with their fishing poles for a fun-filled morning at the Bogue Inlet Pier. This free event requires registration at the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center because the event is limited to 100 youth. Prizes will be...more about Emerald Isle Youth Fishing Derby


Parade Begins on the Corner of Mangrove (at CVS)
and Emerald Drive
Emerald Isle, NC

November 26, 2016 Join in the holiday spirit the Saturday after Thanksgiving with the Emerald Isle Christmas Parade beginning at 3:00 PM and Tree Lighting. The fun begins on the corner of Mangrove Street (at CVS) and Emerald Drive, where children and adults alike can view the variety of home-grown floats. Santa Claus appears...more about Emerald Isle Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

Summer Day Camps

Surf Camp
200 Mallard Drive
Emerald Isle, NC
(252) 354-6466

Emerald Isle provides the waves and Hot Wax Surf Shop provides hours of exciting surf instruction. This local camp attracts thousands of campers every year. Group classes are offered every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, Memorial Day through Labor Day and are perfect for beginners. Hot Wax also offers private lessons by appointment for...more about Hot Wax Surf & Paddle Sports

Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream & Smoothies

8802-3 Reed Drive
Next to El Zarrape
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
(252) 354-4330

When you are ready for a great cup of coffee, a frozen fruit drink, and a variety of delicious baked goods at the beach stop by 4 J's Cafe and Bake Shop (a.k.a. Beans and Screens Internet Cafe). They offer fresh bakery goods such as New York bagels, scrumptious cheese cakes,...more about 4 J's Cafe and Bake Shop

8201 Emerald Dr.
Emerald Isle, NC 28494
(252) 254-6201

The Sweet Spot, located in the heart of Emerald Isle, is loved by locals as well as tourists for their generous scoops of more than 50 flavors of Hershey's Premium Ice Cream. Banana Splits are their specialty — a real treat for all ages. Also a favorite is the fresh, gourmet saltwater taffy —...more about The Sweet Spot & Sandpiper Gifts

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