Kidstuff in Topsail Island, NC


Topsail Island, NC has always been famous for its family oriented atmosphere and within that, there are many businesses that dedicate certain hours and days to kids and their families. There are various events throughout the year designed for children, as well as loads of activities like putt-putt, roller-skating, camps, surf lessons, recreational sports and kid's nights at different establishments. This section describes these options. 

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Vonda Kay Fishing Charters


ArtExposure! Topsail Island KidstuffArtExposure!22527 Hwy. 17
Hampstead, NC • map(910) 330-4077

ArtExposure! offers after-school art programs and art programs for home-schooled children ages 8-13. Classes include Beginning Drawing, Pottery Handbuilding, Printmaking, Master’s Art and Painting. Each week students will complete a project. For class times and fees, call ArtExposure! for details....more about ArtExposure!

The Children's Museum of Wilmington116 Orange St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 254-3534

This hands-on, learning-through-play museum offers something for children of all ages with all interests. Sail the seas as a pirate in Ahoy, Wilmington! Climb on their full-size school bus, examine your teeth in the ToothaSaurus Pediatric Dental Exhibit, perform examinations as a physician in the Teddy Bear Hospital, experiment in the...more about The Children's Museum of Wilmington

Girls Choir of WilmingtonWilmington, NC 28409 • map

Formed in 1997, this community-based choral ensemble has approximately 80 girls enrolled. Girls ages 9 and older perform a variety of classical, folk, sacred, secular and popular music. The members learn teamwork, discipline, musicianship and community service through the concerts and activities....more about Girls Choir of Wilmington

Birthday Parties

Hullabaloo Play & Party Center Topsail Island KidstuffHullabaloo Play & Party Center16747 U.S. Highway 17
Hampstead, NC 28443 • map(910) 821-1250

With Hampstead, NC growing like a live oak, kids in the area needed a place to hang and play- enter Hullabaloo Play & Party Center. Located just south of Topsail's main school campuses, Hullabaloo offers a wide range of options for children to come, stay and play in a safe, educational...more about Hullabaloo Play & Party Center

Queen Jean Fishing Charters Topsail Island KidstuffQueen Jean Fishing ChartersBehind the Assembly Building
Topsail Beach, NC 28445 • map(910) 545-FISH

If you're ready to catch the big one, climb aboard the Queen Jean and head out to the Gulf Stream for a great day of fishing. Fish for black sea bass, snapper, grouper, triggerfish, mahi mahi, amberjack, mackerel and cobia. The Queen Jean has all of the latest electronics and safety equipment. Bait, tackle and instruction...more about Queen Jean Fishing Charters

Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream and Smoothies

Sneads Ferry Ice Cream2121 N.C. Hwy. 172
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 • map(910) 327-0070

When junior wants an ice cream cone and grandma wants a malt, head on over to the Sneads Ferry Ice Cream shop. This family owned and operated ice cream shop serves floats, sundaes, banana splits, milk shakes, soft serve ice cream and smoothies. With 32 flavors to choose from, the entire family will...more about Sneads Ferry Ice Cream

Exploring Nature

Buccaneer Cruises Topsail Island KidstuffBuccaneer Cruises720 Channel Blvd.
Topsail Beach, NC 28445 • map(910) 546-8687

The Buccaneer of Topsail Beach, NC offers great sightseeing cruises the whole family will enjoy. Cruises provide an opportunity to see dolphins, osprey and other wildlife as you cruise by the infamous Blackbeard's old hideout. The cost is $12 per person, with kids 8 and younger paying $8. Reservations are not required, but...more about Buccaneer Cruises

Outside Fun

Topsail Beach Skating RinkAnderson Blvd.
Topsail Beach, NC 28445 • map(910) 328-2381

Located above the downtown Post Office, this Topsail Beach landmark is an old-fashioned, family-friendly skating rink. During March the rink is open on weekends from 7 to 10 PM and from April 1st to Labor Day the rink is open nightly. The cost for admission and skate rental is $5. Drinks and snacks are are...more about Topsail Beach Skating Rink

Go Fish

Buccaneer Cruises Topsail Island KidstuffBuccaneer Cruises720 Channel Blvd.
Topsail Beach, NC 28445 • map(910) 546-8687

Go shrimping like the pros on a Bubba Gump Shrimp Cruise in Topsail Beach, NC. See the ins and outs of commercial shrimping operations, toss out a line for the fish and learn about exotic marine life. The cost is $25 per person, and trips depart at 9 AM and return...more about Buccaneer Cruises

Lots to Learn

Quarter Moon Books & Gifts Topsail Island KidstuffQuarter Moon Books & Gifts708 S. Anderson Blvd.
Topsail Beach, NC 28445 • map(910) 328-4969
(800) 697-9134

Quarter Moon Books and Gifts in Topsail Beach, NC has a delightful children's area that offers books, puzzles, toys and games. They focus on beach, sea turtle and pirate related titles, but also feature popular children's characters and classics. The welcoming atmosphere is perfect for kids to scan their respected shelves,...more about Quarter Moon Books & Gifts

Fort Fisher Aquarium Outreach ProgramAssembly Bldg.
720 Channel Blvd.
Topsail Beach, NC • map(910) 327-2818

The Fort Fisher Aquarium Outreach Program of Topsail Beach, NC allows kids get up close and personal with a variety of sea creatures. Participants get to touch and learn all about the creatures that inhabit our local waters. This popular program includes a one-hour presentation on invertebrates and is held on Wednesday...more about Fort Fisher Aquarium Outreach Program

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