TripBuzz found 46 things to do with kids in or near Nags Head, North Carolina. From Wright Brothers National Memorial to 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 37 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 Mini Golf.
Hiking Areas, Parks, 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.
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.
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.
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.
7517 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hiking Areas, Parks, 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.
Museums, Walking Tours, History Museums, Historic Sites, Performances
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.