Things to Do on Ocracoke: Child & Family Oriented

Ocracoke Island offers vacationing families a desirable destination, complete with beaches, calm sound waters, fascinating attractions and a walkable village. It only makes sense that the things to do in Ocracoke also appeal to a number of different ages as well as a wide variety of interests. The island’s attractions present information in an interactive and approachable way. Take a trip to see island’s colonial ponies at play. Familiarize yourself with the island’s historic sites during a guided evening ghost and history walk. There’s no movie theater in Ocracoke, but families stay entertained with local musicians’ concerts, performances at the theater and trips to escape rooms. 

Kitty Hawk Kites

Child & Family Oriented in Ocracoke
Community Square, 270 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-4563
794 Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-8845
819 Ocean Trail, Monterey Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3685
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-4450
3933 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-2210
307 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo
(252) 473-2357
24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297
39432 N.C. Highway 12, Island Shops, Avon
(252) 995-6060
58848 Hatteras Landing, Hatteras Landing, Hatteras
(252) 986-1446
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With more than 10 retail locations from Corolla to Ocracoke, Kitty Hawk Kites boasts an impressive selection of kites, flags and spinners, toys, apparel, gifts and games on the Outer Banks. Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun outdoor goodies... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With more than... read more

Ocracoke Alive

Child & Family Oriented in Ocracoke
84 School Road, Ocracoke
(252) 921-0260

Ocracoke Alive, Inc. was formed to enrich the Ocracoke Island by serving the cultural and artistic needs of the community. Through fundraising and donations, this group supports the musical, educational and artistic vein of the Ocracoke community by organizing and sponsoring multiple events throughout the year, including the annual Ocrafolk Festival, Ocrafolk School Fall Retreat, Festival Latino de Ocracoke and community plays and school programs.... read more

Ocracoke Alive, Inc. was formed to enrich the Ocracoke Island by serving the cultural and artistic needs of the... read more

Ocracoke Alive's Deepwater Theater and Music Hall

Child & Family Oriented in Ocracoke
82 School Road, Ocracoke
(252) 921-0210

Deepwater Theater and Music Hall on School Road is the headquarters for Ocracoke Alive, a nonprofit organization that sponsors cultural and artistic activities and festivals. Ocracoke Alive offers summertime shows in this indoor, air-conditioned performance hall. Season 2: A Dingbatter's (ALL NEW COMEDY) Guide to Ocracoke, plays Wednesdays, and Ocracoke's internationally renowned folk band, Molasses Creek, plays Thursdays. (Ocracoke Alive's A Tale of Blackbeard Musical is held at Ocracoke... read more

Deepwater Theater and Music Hall on School Road is the headquarters for Ocracoke Alive, a nonprofit... read more

Ocracoke Preservation Society and Museum

Child & Family Oriented in Ocracoke
49 Water Plant Road, Ocracoke
(252) 928-7375

For a peek into Ocracoke’s past, visit Ocracoke Preservation Society’s Museum. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to preserving the island’s history and cultural heritage and to protecting its environment. Housed in the turn-of-the-century home of Coast Guard Capt. David Williams, the museum lets visitors glimpse island life in the early to mid-1900s. Many of the architectural elements are intact, and a bedroom, living room and... read more

For a peek into Ocracoke’s past, visit Ocracoke Preservation Society’s Museum. The nonprofit organization is... read more