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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Poplar Grove Plantation Topsail Island Kidstuff
10200 U.S. Hwy. 17
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 686-9518

The Stables at Poplar Grove offers a wonderful opportunity to the whole family to view and interact with a wide variety of farm animals which would typically be found on a working plantation.  The types of animals include horses, goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits, cats, ducks, hens, and roosters.   The Stables provides...more about Poplar Grove Plantation


ArtExposure! Topsail Island Kidstuff
22527 Highway 17
Hampstead, NC 28433
(910) 803-0302

ArtExposure! is a fabulous resource for both artists and the community. Their 5,000 square-foot red barn structure houses art studios, classrooms, gallery exhibits, an art supply store, a custom frame shop and a gift shop.  ArtExposure! hosts Wine and Craft Nights, Paint by Wine classes, teen and adult painting classes, children’s...more about ArtExposure!

116 Orange St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(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

Wilmington, NC 28409

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 Kidstuff
16747 U.S. Highway 17
Hampstead, NC 28443
(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 Kidstuff
Behind the Assembly Building
Topsail Beach, NC 28445
(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 are...more about Queen Jean Fishing Charters

501 C Roland Drive
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 328-1621

The Belle of Topsail in Surf City, NC is home to one of the best parties a kiddo could ask for on his or her birthday. Birthday boys and girls better bring their shields and armor, because pirates abound during the afternoon birthday cruises with the Belle. Kids will not only...more about Belle of Topsail

Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream and Smoothies

North Topsail Surf & Paddle Topsail Island Kidstuff
4021 Island Drive
North Topsail Beach, NC 28460
(910) 859-0151

Come in from the heat at North Topsail Surf & Paddle to enjoy a refreshing serving of Italian Ice. Browse their retail items for the beach and also fill your coolers with ice for the day. ...more about North Topsail Surf & Paddle

2121 N.C. Hwy. 172
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
(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 Kidstuff
720 Channel Blvd.
Topsail Beach, NC 28445
(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

501 C Roland Drive
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 328-1621

Surf City, NC’s Belle of Topsail is one of the few businesses catering to the children of the island. During the Belle’s 1 hour nature cruise, kids and families can learn about pirate history, spot area wildlife like birds and dolphin, enjoy the maritime foliage, and listen to old...more about Belle of Topsail

116 S. Topsail Dr
Surf City, NC 24458
(910) 515-9751

Kids of all ages can see, touch, smell, and hear nature during the hands-on programs designed by Ecological Marine Adventures. They offer multi-day camps, single-day camps, ghost crab hunts, as well as surf and standup paddleboard classes.

Every Thursday at 10:00 AM (with a minimum of 20 passengers), Ecological Marine Adventures joins...more about Ecological Marine Adventures

Outside Fun

Surf City Surf School Topsail Island Kidstuff
107 N. Shore Drive
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 616-2280

Topsail Island's Surf City Surf School, SCSS has everything one could need for a future life in shredding! SCSS is locally owned and operated with 20+ years of surfing and instructional experience, all utilized in daily group and private surf lessons, as well as paddleboarding tours. Whether you're an area resident...more about Surf City Surf School

Anderson Blvd.
Topsail Beach, NC 28445
(910) 328-2381

Located above the downtown Post Office, this Topsail Beach landmark is an old-fashioned, family-friendly skating rink. The true epitome of classic, with record players, old school skates and the atmosphere that screams authentic Topsail. During March the rink is open on weekends from 7 to 10 PM and from April 1st to Labor Day...more about Topsail Beach Skating Rink

Go Fish

Buccaneer Cruises Topsail Island Kidstuff
720 Channel Blvd.
Topsail Beach, NC 28445
(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 Topsail Island Kidstuff
708 S. Anderson Blvd.
Topsail Beach, NC 28445
(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

Assembly Bldg.
720 Channel Blvd.
Topsail Beach, NC
(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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