This is a special feature of Access Wilmington especially for families with young children. Here we feature activities and special events for families to enjoy, many free or at a low cost. Here you’ll find current events, as well as continuous activities and venues that provide fun, entertainment, arts and educational benefits for children.
If you know of any activity happening in Wilmington and would like to see it listed here, let us know by emailing us: firstname.lastname@example.org
The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located in Kure Beach, NC. Visitors enjoy “The Waters of the Cape Fear”, as they take a journey down the Cape Fear River – from freshwater streams and swamps, to coastline habitats, to reefs and the open ocean.
The Lazy Pirate features pub food like wings, burgers and sandwiches in addition to great seafood dishes in a fun atmosphere with beach volleyball, corn hole, pool tables and lots of TVs for live sport.
Shelby Jean’s Restaurant is centrally located in the heart of the Boardwalk District of Carolina Beach, serving lunch, dinner and in-between with great food from fresh seafood entrees, oysters (in season), and traditional sports pub favorites, like Angus burgers, hot wings, and deli sandwiches. There’s lot’s lots of TVs for sports and live music every weekend.
Captain Robbins’ Cape Fear River Adventures offers guided excursions and camping trips on the Cape Fear River and Black River near Wilmington, NC.
Painting With A Twist is a fun way to be creative, enjoy friends and leave with your own work of art. Instructions are provided along with all the materials you will need. You bring your own beverage and snacks.
Halloween Events abound during the month of October in Wilmington, NC, from the famous Ghost Walking Tour to the Zombie Walk downtown to the infamous Panic Attack Haunted Attraction, Wilmington knows how to scare the daylights out of you for a delightful fright night!
Wilmington has a lot to offer besides its beautiful and wide sandy beaches. There are many weekly activities that kids will enjoy, as well as parents and grand parents. Many of these events are free of charge and are held during the day or the early hours of the evening. So get out there and enjoy Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Downtown and Wrightsville Beach with the family.
Admit it, you want to try it, SUP, which is short for Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Carolina Paddle Board Co. in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach has what you need from the boards and equipment to clothing, rentals and instruction. So get out there and paddle.
When you sail the Cape Fear River with Captain Alan, you will have a whole new vantage point of Wilmington, NC, and the surrounding natural region. You’ll experience how the first arriving sailors felt as they coasted up the river with the tide. Sailboat rental, excursions, tours and weddings on the water under sail.