Things to Do with Kids in Nags Head, NC

TripBuzz found 46 things to do with kids in or near Nags Head, North Carolina. From Wright Brothers National Memorial to the Jockey's Ridge State Park, Nags Head offers a variety of fun, kid-friendly things to do in the area—including 24 family activities perfect for kids with ratings over 90%.

There are 31 different types of family-friendly things to do with kids in or near Nags Head, NC. The most popular types of activities for kids and families include: General Tours, Beaches, Random Fun and Piers & Boardwalks.

The attractions in the list below have an average rating of 84%, based on 4,066 total reviews from users of TripBuzz and other popular sites across the web.

There are 8 things to do with kids in Nags Head, and 17 things to do with kids in nearby cities within 25 miles, including: Kill Devil Hills, Manteo, Duck and Kitty Hawk.

Nags Head, NC

Highlights
  • Tours - 13 Family Activities
  • Sights & Landmarks - 9 Family Activities
  • Active & Adventure - 8 Family Activities
  • Outdoors - 8 Family Activities

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Jockey's Ridge State Park
1
0.7 Miles

Jockey's Ridge State Park

PO Box 592, Nags Head, NC 27959
Parks, Hiking Areas, Natural Landmarks, National & State Parks
The fascinating quasi-desert environment of Jockey's Ridge State Park in Nags Head, North Carolina draws thousands of curious visitors annually. The park is free to enter, but guests who wish to camp must purchase a permit.

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96%
370 Votes
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Jennette's Pier
2
3.6 Miles

Jennette's Pier

7223 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC
Piers & Boardwalks
Fishing is always in season at Jennette's Pier, the most popular fishing location in Nags Head, North Carolina. Novice anglers who want to improve their skills may register for a series of group lessons given at the pier for a nominal fee. Family fishing lessons are also available.

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92%
252 Votes
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Bodie Island Lighthouse
3
0.9 Miles

Bodie Island Lighthouse

Lighthouses
Since October 1, 1872, sailors have relied on the Bodie Light Lighthouse at Cape Hatteras to help them navigate through the area. Visitors can climb the lighthouse on a guided tour that is 36 minutes long.

Rating

81%
212 Votes
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Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School
4
0.7 Miles

Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School

Carolista Drive, Nags Head, NC 27959
General Tours
The world's largest hang gliding school is the Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School in Nags Head, North Carolina. The school offers single lessons, couples' instruction and also provides lessons tailored for children.

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92%
52 Votes
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Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf
5
2.8 Miles

Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf

6606 South Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC 27959
Random Fun
Mini-golfers visiting the Outer Banks rave about Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf in Nags Head. This pirate-themed putt-putt course is delightful for children and adults who want to take a break from the beach.

Rating

88%
26 Votes
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Nags Head Dolphin Watch
6
3.8 Miles

Nags Head Dolphin Watch

7517 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
General Tours
Majestic bottlenose dolphins are the star of the show at Nags Head Dolphin Watch. This eco-tourism company organizes dolphin-watching expeditions on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. All excursions are piloted by seasoned captains and are led by a certified naturalist.

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93%
14 Votes
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Full Throttle Speadway
7
2.7 Miles

Full Throttle Speadway

6504 South Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC 27959
Random Fun
Go-karting fans visiting the Outer Banks get their karting fix at Full Throttle Speedway in Nags Head. The Speedway has two courses: an oval track for single karts and a figure 8 track that accommodates single- and double-occupancy karts.

Rating

62%
13 Votes
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Grog's Watersports
8
4.0 Miles

Grog's Watersports

7649 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
Beaches
At Grog's Watersports, people can participate in parasailing, riding on wave-runners, kayaking and dolphin tours. The company also rents parasailing equipment, wave-runners, kayaks, and boats, as well as shop in the gift shop.

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50%
12 Votes
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Nags Head Woods Preserve
9
3.1 Miles

Nags Head Woods Preserve

701 W. Ocean Acres Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Hiking Areas, Hiking, Forests, Nature & Wildlife Areas
The 1,042-acre Nag Heads Woods Preserve is a National Natural Landmark with four different ecosystems on the Outer Bank. From the walking paths that wind through the preserve, visitors can see many different types of birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and mammals.

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83%
47 Votes
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Roanoke Island Festival Park
10
4.0 Miles

Roanoke Island Festival Park

Downtown Manteo, Manteo, NC 27954
Museums, Walking Tours, History Museums, Historic Sites
The 25-acre Roanoke Island Festival Park has costumed actors portraying life in early America. The park has a replica of Elizabeth II, a 1500s sailing ship, an area set up like an early settlement, an area set up like an American Indian town, and an Adventure Museum.

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82%
90 Votes
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