THINGS FOR KIDS TO DO

FOR THE KIDS!

The Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area is a very wholesome, safe and family-friendly destination. Aside from the obvious activity for kids at our dozens of golf courses, there are a multitude of kid-friendly options throughout Moore County to enjoy.

While there are plenty of free options for kids to explore with their parents, be sure to inquire about any activities that require a sign-up, or paid experiences to ensure they have room to accommodate you.

Aloha Safari Zoo

At Aloha Safari Park you will see a variety of different animals including, tigers, zebras, monkeys, lemurs and more! We are a non-government funded zoo that is home to hundreds of animals.

Dunrovin Country Store & Exotic Animal Sanctuary

Dunrovin Country Store has been identified as Moore County’s largest and oldest country store located right on U.S. Hwy 1 in Vass, NC.

Dunrovin Country Store carries a wide variety of products such as homemade fudge, Amish food, baked goods, coffee, ice cream, old fashioned candies, homemade soaps, Wilma’s Snake Oil, organic and natural foods, loose teas, garden décor, year-round Christmas decorations and much more!

The goal was to bring a more vibrant shopping adventure by filling the store with unique, unusual, and exciting items that would not only appeal to the community, but would also retain the traditional look and feel of old fashioned country stores.

It was decided to build a park behind the store for people to go sit and chat, enjoy an ice cream, and enjoy the sounds of tropical birds.

Dunrovin’s Exotic Animal Sanctuary, the only 501c(3) non-profit exotic sanctuary in Moore County, NC, started with about 10 rescues and is now up to over 200!

Longleaf Golf & Family Club: Bottlebrush

Bottlebrush is a six-hole par 3 course located on the grounds of Longleaf Golf & Family Club. One of the first such “short courses” in the region, the holes range from 50 to 100 yards in length (about 450 yards total; see scorecard) and offers a wide variety of well-contoured and picturesque holes to challenge any player, and also be enjoyable and playable for all.

The Bill Bergin designed layout keeps in place a white furlong fence that was once part of the horse track and farm that encompassed the property. The nod to history is part of the charm, but so is the commitment to the future, as you’ll often find families and young players enjoying time together improving their skills, in fun competition, and mostly, just loving taking part in the game.

NC Zoo Asheboro

The largest walk-through zoo in the world with over 250 species of animals. The NC Zoo is popular with children. It is located about 45 minutes from Carthage but worth the drive!

Paraclete XP

WHAT IS INDOOR SKYDIVING?

In a word, indoor skydiving is flying! If you’ve ever dreamed of experiencing the freedom that skydivers have had for decades, then indoor skydiving is absolutely for you!

Indoor skydiving involves a vertical chamber (imagine a massive silo with windows) that has the most powerful fans you’ve ever seen, blowing lots of air into the tunnel from below. All you have to do is lean into the airflow and take flight! If you’re interested in the SkyVenture technology behind this engineering marvel, read more about how our wind tunnel works.

WHO CAN FLY?

This is the best part… nearly anyone! When jumping from an airplane, individuals must be at least 18 years of age. This isn’t the case with indoor skydiving. We routinely host entire families starting at age 3 through 93 and beyond! Participants need to be in generally good health with a reasonable fitness level to experience indoor skydiving.

Pollywogs Play Pad

Open Play

Parents stay to play with the littles.  General admission is $10 for the day. We are here for open play Monday, Friday and Saturday from 9-1.

Date Night drop-off

Ready for a night out? We’ve got you covered.  Every Saturday night from 5-8 pm. $40/child includes pizza! $25/per additional sibling 🙂  Free play with new friends–pick them up sleepy and ready for bed.

Convenience

Conveniently located behind popular Red’s Corner Food Truck Rodeo eatery.

Power House Indoor Batting & Training Center

Something for Everyone

PowerHouse is a faith-based, family-owned indoor batting cage and training facility that specializes in baseball and fastpitch softball.  We are passionate about giving players of all ages and skill-levels an opportunity to learn the game of baseball or softball in an encouraging and safe environment without compromising exceptional quality, affordable prices and outstanding customer service.

Sandhills Bowling Center

Everyone loves to bowl!

Cosmic bowling is offered on Friday and Saturday nights at 6pm.

Carriage Tours of Pinehurst Village, Inc.

You must call for an appointment for this special treat 910-690-4580.

Carolina Cinemas

Locally owned and operated and look forward to serving the greater Sandhills region for many years to come. We look forward to getting to know our community while participating in a significant way.  With over 100 combined years of cinema experience, our ownership group is committed to providing a clean, safe, friendly and fun environment for all.

Sunrise Theatre

The Sunrise Theater is a 503(c)(3) nonprofit organization! Our mission is to entertain, educate, and engage the community through film and performing arts, while preserving an historic Southern Pines landmark!

We show new and classic films, host live concerts and events, and much more!

9th of September Paint your own Pottery

A paint-your-own pottery studio No Experience Necessary! Conveniently located in Southern Pines with easy access to the traffic circle and US-1 off Midland Road. Our friendly studio offers an awesome, fun environment for any individual, party or get-together. Great for all ages! Pick up a delicious meal from Midland Bistro next door and come on in. Make yourself right at home and de-stress while painting and listening to some great tunes. Walk-ins welcome!

Discovery Place KIDS - Rockingham

For the kids who wonder why about everything. They can imagine all kinds of fun at the Discovery place located in Rockingham about 30 minutes south of Aberdeen.

Thistle Dhu at Pinehurst Resort

Fun for Everyone!

Calling to mind the legendary Himalayas Course at The Old Course in St. Andrews, Thistle Dhu features 18 holes of mind-bending journeys designed to entertain everyone in the family, from the golfing beginner to the scratch player and everyone in between. Play is free to resort guests, just bring your ball and putter and enjoy the fun.

Zip Quest

Zipquest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure Park is the premier zipline adventure facility in North Carolina, and one of the best zip-line parks in America according to USA Today. On our property is a massive waterfall that allows incredible views from our zip-lines and treetop adventure park. We also have great facilities and play areas, and our facilities are perfect for large groups like church outings and corporate events. Whether you are planning a 150 person corporate retreat or are looking for something fun to do around Fayetteville, NC with your family Zipquest has something for all ages.

Biking/Hiking/Walking & Equestrain Trails

Kids enjoy the great outdoors? We have many options for them to explore all over our beautiful county. Check out the comprehensive list.

Everything from short brisk walks, to miles of hiking adventures you will be surprised at the many options for all levels.

We are lucky to have Weymouth Woods State Park in Southern Pines, home to the oldest living Longleaf Pine Tree!

Tennis

Downtown Park
Southern Pines
Phone: 910-692-2463

Lawn & Tennis Club of NC*
Phone: 910-692-7270

Memorial Park
Southern Pines
Phone: 910-692-2463

Pinehurst Resort*
Phone: 910-295-8556

Seven Lakes Tennis Club*
Phone: 910-673-109

*Fee

Pickleball

Memorial Park
Southern Pines
Phone: 910-692-2463

Pickleball Pinehurst Resort *

Pinehurst Resort

Fee*

 

Downtown Park in Southern Pines, NC

Playgrounds

Memorial Park 210 Memorial Park Ct, Southern Pines
Aberdeen Lake – 301 Lake Park Crossing (off US Hwy 1), Aberdeen
Camelot Park – 90 Woods Road (off NC 211), Pinehurst
Downtown Park – 145 SE Broad Street, Southern Pines

U.S. Kids Golf Academy

Golf

Instruction Programs & Camps Just For Kids!
Pine Needles’ Youth Summer Camps, ages 10-17. 800-747-7272
Pinehurst’s Golf Academy Junior Schools, ages 11-17. 800-795-4653
Pinewild Golf Academy’s Nike Junior Camps, ages 10-18. 800-645-3226
U.S. Kids Golf Academy at Longleaf Golf & Family Club. 910-692-6100 (ext 1)

Pinehurst Splash Pad

Splash Pads

Park Splash Pads- Open Seasonally

Carthage Splash Pad– 155 Hillcrest Park Lane, Carthage

Pinehurst Splash Pad– 10 Rassie Wicker Dr, Pinehurst