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YMCA

YMCA of Southeastern NC

Kids and families are invited to come out for some pick-up soccer and flag football at our Midtown branch. The Y will also host family basketball from 11:00am-12:00pm in its gymnasium. more

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September is a busy month, especially when it comes to all the fun, family-friendly events offered throughout the Wilmington area. more

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Splashpad

Annesophia Richards

Here’s a rundown of the local pools and splash pads where you can take your little ones to cool off and escape from the heat! more

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Cape Fearless Extreme

Looking for an exciting and challenging, family friendly aerial adventure? Look no further than Cape Fearless Extreme, an aerial adventure park located in Riegelwood, NC, just 20 miles west of Downtown Wilmington, North Carolina! more

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Easter is on its way, and the Wilmington area is hopping with fun, family-friendly egg hunts in the upcoming weeks. more

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Pumpkin Patch

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Here are some local patches currently brimming with pumpkins and Fall activities! more

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State Park

North Carolina State Parks and Recreation

Just in case you need another excuse this week to get outdoors and enjoy the great weather, September 24th through September 30th is officially referred to as Take Your Child Outside Week more

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There are many free, family friendly Independence Day celebrations happening in the coming week all around the Port City. more

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When your child comes to you with an itchy bite, here are a few simple and effective natural remedies you can easily find at home. more

Parenting

This impressive disc swing allows kids to spin, swing, or simply spread out and relax! Enter to win a free Web Riderz Web Swing! more

Family Finds

Goat - Be Life Farm

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A free, family-friendly event featuring real baby goats and lots of goat-related activities. more

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Climb Tree

Kristi West

Although some parents may tend to steer their children away from a potentially risky outdoor activity like climbing trees, research has shown that tree climbing is in fact a healthy endeavor for children. more

Family

Here are several nearby opportunities where kids and adults alike can enjoy the thrills of sledding and skating. more

Day Trips

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Fall has arrived in the Port City, and with it comes many local, family-friendly autumn festivities. more

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Wrightsville Beach Park and Hugh MacRae Park have transformed their previous children’s play areas into new, inclusive playgrounds. more

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There are a variety of free family friendly 4th of July festivities happening this weekend in both Wilmington and surrounding areas. more

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Pool-Noodle-Fun

Annesophia Richards

Here are a few crafty ideas of ways to use those pool noodles outside this summer. more

Family

strawberry picking

Brandy Metzger

We are fortunate to have several local pick-your-own strawberry farms so close by, and now is the perfect time to take your family for a visit. more

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Two Wilmington families take on an 8 week challenge working with local Fitness, Nutrition and Wellness experts to achieve a healthier lifestyle. more

Fit Family Challenge 2016

The Fit Family Challenge is coming to Wilmington. The Challenge is an 8-week healthy lifestyle program that’s free and offers a mobile-friendly activity tracker, free community exercise classes, expert fitness advice and nutrition tips for families. more

Fit Family Challenge 2016