If your kids are full of energy and just need to play hard and have some fun, there are plenty of choices. Both New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington offer many public parks with play structures and trails for walking/biking. Just to name a few, there’s Ogden Park in north Wilmington, Hugh MacRae Park near the corner of College Road/Oleander Drive, Halyburton Park on 17th Street Extension, and Greenfield Park downtown.
Another fun place for younger kids to play is The Children’s Museum of Wilmington. Let your child’s imagination run wild as they explore the science center or the pirate ship, “shop” in the pretend grocery store, put on a puppet show, or make a masterpiece in the art room.
If you have older children or kids of various ages, Jungle Rapids may be the place to go. If you want some outdoor fun you can spend the day at the waterpark, play miniature golf, or race on the go kart track. Inside your kids can play in the arcade, play laser tag, climb the rock wall, or kids under 8 years old can play in the Kids Jungle. If you decide to go to Jungle Rapids, you can drive another couple miles down Oleander to the New Hanover County Aboretum which is free to tour (see photo to the Children’s Garden house).
Wilmington is a family friendly city with plenty of great activities for kids. We hope you get out and have a great time this summer with your children!