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Hey guys,
I'll be heading to Wilmington, Friday through Sunday, with my son and his friend (both 7 years old). Any ideas on what to do with them while we're are there?
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Its a little out of the way. But the topsail sea turtle hospital is great. My daughter loved it at that age.
 

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Check out Jungle Rapids, they have laser tag, a water park in the summertime, a video game area, climbing wall, eating area, arcade and also a big jungle gym. There's also the children's museum on orange street in downtown wilmington. A fun place for kids is also Power of Play which has swing sets inside a huge warehouse type building with several different play areas. Regal
Cinemas in mayfair area off military cutoff drive is fun if you want to kick back and watch a movie. But above all, jungle rapids on oleander drive would probably be your best bet where they would have a blast!
 
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Check out Jungle Rapids, they have laser tag, a water park in the summertime, a video game area, climbing wall, eating area, arcade and also a big jungle gym. There's also the children's museum on orange street in downtown wilmington. A fun place for kids is also Power of Play which has swing sets inside a huge warehouse type building with several different play areas. Regal
Cinemas in mayfair area off military cutoff drive is fun if you want to kick back and watch a movie. But above all, jungle rapids on oleander drive would probably be your best bet where they would have a blast!
Nice. Good write up!
 

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Rent three Bic surfboards from one of the local shops, but only if you guys have wetsuits as the water's only 51F. For a 7 year old I'd suggest only 6'7 as that's a biiiiiiiiiig board for their body weight, but it'll be easy to paddle and catch a wave. For you, I'd suggest a 9 footer. One of the better breaks around there for newbs is Charlotte Street. It's like the 3rd right, right after you take the dog leg left.
 

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Rent three Bic surfboards from one of the local shops, but only if you guys have wetsuits as the water's only 51F. For a 7 year old I'd suggest only 6'7 as that's a biiiiiiiiiig board for their body weight, but it'll be easy to paddle and catch a wave. For you, I'd suggest a 9 footer. One of the better breaks around there for newbs is Charlotte Street. It's like the 3rd right, right after you take the dog leg left.
Wow, thanks man :) I'll have to try that out!
 

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Also, godbless I forgot one important thing. Don't surf in the soup (2 feet of water) paddle out to the furthest break (which won't be very far) because if you wipe out you don't want to get slammed into the sand and exfoliated in a rather vigorous manner otherwise known as going through the spin cycle. I learned this the hard way in 2000. (shaking from memory) This way if you wipe out you just ball up, cover your head, and bob up with no injuries. Be warned though, surfing is just as addicting as reefkeeping if not more when you catch that first good ride. Best of luck!
 
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