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Off the Beaten Path: Twin Counties Spring Break Staycation Ideas

Looking for an enriching and rejuvenating Spring Break experience? Look no further than the Twin Counties. The Twin Counties offer an enticing array of activities and attractions that promise to make your Spring Break memorable. Whether you're craving outdoor adventures amidst lush forests and winding rivers, or seeking a cultural immersion in quaint towns and vibrant arts scenes, staying local in the Twin Counties ensures an authentic and immersive experience that celebrates the essence of community and connection. Embrace the spirit of exploration and embark on a journey of discovery right in your backyard this Spring Break.

Spring Break Camps

Basketball Camp

9:00AM - 2:00p

Tues.-Fri., April 1-5

Ages: 29-14

Rocky Mount Parks and Rec and Christine's Community Outreach and Kelvin Jones (Coach KJ) for this AWESOME training opportunity. Participants must complete Camp Interest Form:

Model Rocketry Camp

9:00AM - 12:00Noon

Tues.-Fri., April 2-5

Grade 2nd - 7th

With the instruction and assistance of Imperial Centre science education staff, each participant, 7-12 years of age, will build, launch, recover, and take home their very own working model rocket. Drop-off and pick-up are at the Children’s Museum & Science Center 2nd Floor Classroom except for Friday, the final day of camp, which is Launch Day, when we will meet at the Rocky Mount Sports Complex. Parents are strongly encouraged to join us for Launch Day, to cheer on your junior rocket scientist

Recycled Art: Spring Break Camp

9:00AM - 12:00Noon

Mon.-Fri., April 1-5

Ages 6-12

Repurpose the everyday into art! Learn about the elements of art and create a new

artwork everyday. All materials included. No prior experience needed. Registration

required by March 27.

Stone Park After School Gang

9:00AM - 12:00PM

Mon.-Fri., April 1-5

Ages 1-13


8:00AM - 12:00PM

Mon.-Fri., April 1-5

Ages 5 + up

This mini-camp runs from Monday, April 1st to Friday, April 5th. The camp will help your gymnast further their gymnastics skills in a welcoming and fun atmosphere. Y Gymnastics Programs allow kids and teens to develop their agility, balance, and strength while engaging in fun, physical activity. 

Activites for Families

Nature Scavenger Hunt- Sylvan Heights Bird Park (45 Minutes Away)

Saturday, April 6th

9am - 5pm

Sylvan Heights Bird Park 500 Sylvan Heights Park Way, Scotland Neck, NC, United States. Receive a free "Nature Scavenger Hunt" with regular admission and use your senses to explore the natural areas of Sylvan Heights.

Wildlife Fishing at Shiloh Farm

Fishing with kids at Shiloh Farm offers a perfect blend of tranquility and excitement. Nestled amid picturesque surroundings, the lake provides an ideal setting for families to bond over the timeless joys of fishing. With its serene waters, children can experience the thrill of reeling in their first catch while learning valuable lessons about patience and perseverance.

Picnic at Weldon Mills

Gathering the family for a picnic at Weldon Mills Distillery promises a delightful blend of flavors and fun. Amidst the scenic backdrop of the distillery's grounds, enjoy delicious bites and refreshing beverages while creating cherished memories together. Don't forget to stop by Riverside Mall!

JUMP at a Trampoline Park (47 min away)

Taking the kids to a trampoline park in Raleigh guarantees a day filled with boundless energy and excitement. With a variety of bouncing zones, foam pits, and thrilling attractions, they'll bounce, flip, and soar to new heights in a safe and exhilarating environment. It's the perfect destination for active family fun and unforgettable adventures in just 45- 50 minutes away.

Disc Golf- All Over the Twin Counties Playing disc golf with kids during spring break offers a fantastic opportunity for outdoor fun and family bonding. As they navigate the course, kids develop coordination and strategic thinking while enjoying the fresh air and sunshine, making cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Bags & Bins

On Wednesday you can fill a bag for $10. Why not take the kids, fill a bag, and spend the afternoon creating a sculpture or art piece out of the goodies. The bags are HUGE and take a while to fill! This is also a great rainy-day activity.

A Day in Wilson

You can start your day at the Imagination Station, a museum designed to inspire curiosity and enrich the future through science and history education. Race a cheetah. You can head over to The Hub for lunch, a drink, and arcade games. Check out the Recreation Park Miniature Train (Sundays, $1).

Fabulous Friday: 16th Annual Egg Drop- Engineering Challenge

April 5th


We will be looking at the engineering design process, while taking part in an engineering challenge – for our 16th annual Egg Drop! Join us for this fabulously free evening of hands-on science for the whole family as you create then drop your egg vehicle from the 4th floor to the basement of the museum!

Spring into STEAM: Eclipse Extravaganza

April 6th


Come out the Saturday prior to the eclipse, April 6th at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park from 10am to 3pm, as the community celebrates with hands-on science and art! There will be tables and activities to explore the various valuable community partners and resources in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM)

In conclusion, opting for a local spring break can offer a wealth of enriching experiences and opportunities for relaxation, exploration, and connection with your community. Whether you're immersing yourself in the cultural offerings of your city, embarking on outdoor adventures in nearby parks, or indulging in the flavors of local cuisine, staying close to home can unveil hidden gems and create lasting memories without the hassle of travel. By embracing the beauty and vibrancy of your own backyard, you can make the most of your spring break while supporting local businesses and fostering a deeper appreciation for the treasures that surround you. So this spring break, why not discover the magic right in your own neighborhood?


Thank you to Our Community Partners! 

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