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Weekday Kid-Friendly Activities in the Twin Counties

With school out for the summer, local summer camps offer many great opportunities for kids. However, it is an excellent chance for some family bonding on the weekdays, and there are several great opportunities available during the summer that aren’t offered year-round.

Rocky Mount Parks & Recreation is hosting Popsicles & Stories in the Park throughout the Summer on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Enjoy a story read by a guest reader from the Braswell Memorial Library. After the story, there will be games and popsicles. Bring your own blanket or chair.

  • June 13 at South Rocky Mount Community Center

  • June 27 at Hornbeam Park

  • July 11 at Buck Leonard Park

  • July 25 at Stith-Talbert Park

  • August 8 at Three Sisters Park

Sunset Park has several great amenities, but one big highlight during the summer is the Amusement Center with a historic miniature train, antique carousel, spray play water park, and a bug kiddie ride (for guests under 40” tall).

  • Admission is $5 per person and includes unlimited access to the spray park, train, carousel, and bug ride. Children 4 and under get in free! All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  • The Amusement Center is open 1-7 p.m. this Saturday and 1-5 on Sunday. Hours change to Monday-Saturday 1-7 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. after the Nash County school year ends.

The Sunset Park Amusement Center will transition to their summer hours once Nash County Schools close.

The Imperial Centre Children’s Museum & Science Center just launched a new exhibit called The Mindbender Mansion.

  • Enter the puzzling world of Mindbender Mansion, filled with puzzles, brainteasers, and other challenges!

  • Tuesday-Saturday 10 am- 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.

  • Tickets $6

Game Day Adventure & Arcade at the Rocky Mount Event Center currently opens at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday but will be opening at 11 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday beginning June 12.

  • Enjoy the video arcade, Ballocity soft play area, 17 themed climbing walls, and the aerial ropes course, and more. They also have bookings available for summer camps and groups.

  • $8 for one hour of play, $11 for 1.5, or $13 for two

Braswell Memorial Library hosts storytime every week at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday beginning June 6.

They will also hold Summer Storytime at Miracle Park with the Bookmobile at 10 a.m. on June 12, 26, July 10, 24, and August 7.

Sky-Vue Skateland is hosting a skating summer camp and offering a pass for weekly skating sessions.

  • Roller Skating Summer Camp | June 19-21 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | $75 per skater | Includes skate rental, skate mate, and snack w/ a drink | Skate for free on June 22 1-3:30 p.m.

  • Best Summer Ever | Each Thursday June 8-Aug. 17 | 1-3:30 p.m. | $39.99 for a 10-week admission pass | skate rental not include | Each week at 1:30 p.m. Mrs. Denise will give a skating lesson

The Harold D. Cooley Library in Nashville will have storytime each Thursday in June at 11:00-11:30 a.m. starting June 1.

On the Move Kids Gym in Nashville provides physical fitness and social interaction opportunities for children with developmental challenges through natural and structured play. Learn more about their mission here.

  • They are open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Tarboro Parks & Recreation offers unlimited pool entry (ages 3-15) $30 for residents and $50 for non-residents for unlimited access to aquatic centers this summer. Passes are $40 for residents and $60 for ages 16+.


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