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Patio Playground - the Putt-Putt
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 1955 all Original Putt-Putt course with ice cream, family arcade for all ages, surrey and bike rentals, and movie rentals. Something for everyone! Wednesday - Saturday lots of added fun with dancing and crazy trivia, hula hoop contest and prizes. Come and have some fun with the Patio Playground DJ - oldies, 80s, and all request nights.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed July 15, 2014

What a fun time we had play putt-putt golf and eating delicious ice cream. The staff was fun and very helpful. The Patio has been around for over 60 years and you can just imagine all the families that have played there through the years. Go sometime between 4-6, because after 6 it becomes very busy.

4  Thank tlane1969
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

good ice cream, nice mini golf course- but both were expensive.
it had a lot of seating to hang out while you enjoyed the cone though
$3 a cone
$7 adults to golf
$5 kids

2  Thank Shar0n_NC
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

This place is located in the center of "downtown" Topsail island. I put downtown in quotes because it is the only center of commerce on this end of the island which consists of a small park/playground, some gift shops, a couple of restaurants, a fishing pier and grill, and Patio Playground. This area is 2 miles from the end of Topsail Island (6 miles south of Surf City) and consists mainly of beach homes. We had rented a home just a block north of Patio Playground. It has a small putt-putt golf attraction and offers bike and surf board rentals and instructions. Based on the crowd we saw its main attraction is the hand dipped ice cream and other ice cream treats. A good selection of flavors and ways to enjoy (cones, sundae's, shakes, etc). Prices were fair for a tourist beach place.

2  Thank Don49680
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Reviewed June 27, 2014

The vibe at the Patio Playground has definitely changed over the past couple of years, but it is a wonderful resource in Topsail Beach and should be on your "to visit" list. The ice cream is always a great deal, there's also Italian Ice, and they've revamped the arcade section. The putt putt remains fun for kids of all ages. While the vibe is a bit more straightforward compared to before, it still beats going anywhere else (like off-island) for family fun.

3  Thank JustinW27
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

Have visited Patio Playground several times with my son and we both love it. Mini golf, ice cream, arcade games and fun music -- nice family fun spot when you're on vacation (or daycation, as the case may be for day-trippers). Check it out!

1  Thank LiteWallet
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