Maybe you’re expecting your first baby. Perhaps you’ve just experienced the bittersweet feeling of dropping your child off for the first day of kindergarten. Or maybe your son or daughter is now a teenager and is looking for new academic and social opportunities. No matter where you are on your parenting journey, you take pride in the special calling of being a mom or a dad. Being a parent isn’t always easy, but you wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Livermon Park and Zoo

Windsor, North Carolina

The Livermon Park and Mini-Zoo offers free and educational fun for the whole family. Animals housed at the zoo include buffaloes, peacocks, llamas, alpacas, long-horn sheep, ostriches, emus and many more. Picnic pavilions and playgrounds are also located at Livermon. And if you want to expand your adventure, you can visit the nearby Cashie Wetlands Walk, which offers even more interactive learning opportunities for kids.

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As a proud parent, you want your child to live in an environment where he or she can live to the fullest. Your child deserves fun, happy memories and a diverse community of peers. With great school systems, safe communities and plenty of opportunities for recreation, eastern North Carolina is the perfect place to raise your family. Parks, museums, aquariums, little leagues, arcades, festivals and other family-friendly activities abound in our beautiful region. Come explore them with us.

Hubb’s Farm

Clinton, North Carolina

Wander through a corn maze that spans over 10 acres. Meander through a pumpkin patch. Jump on a hayride. Pet baby animals. Explore a treasure mine for gems. Your kids can do all this and more at Hubb’s Farm.

Located 15 minutes from downtown Clinton, NC and 1.75 hours from Greenville, NC.

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Greenville, North Carolina

This indoor trampoline park is fun for all ages!

Located 10 minutes from uptown Greenville, NC and 40 minutes from Wilson, NC.

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Outer Banks Children @ Play Museum

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

Learning meets fun at the Outer Banks Children @ Play Museum. Exhibits include a giant Lite Brite®, a miniature grocery store, an interactive teddy bear hospital and much more.

Located 15 minutes from Nags Head, NC and 2.75 hours from Greenville, NC.

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Captain Jack’s Miniature Golf

Greenville, North Carolina

This fun, pirate-themed mini-golf attraction includes a party room, a snack bar and pirate memorabilia. It’s open year-round, rain or shine.

Located 7 minutes from uptown Greenville, NC and 1 hour from Windsor, NC.

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Imagination Station

Wilson, North Carolina

Bringing together science and history in one building with events and activities for all ages.

Located 4 minutes from downtown Wilson, NC and 42 minutes from Greenville, NC.

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North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina

The aquarium offers an exciting educational opportunity for children and families.

Located 1.5 hours from Washington, NC and 2 hours from Greenville, NC.

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ECU Athletics

Greenville, North Carolina

ECU athletics offers a family-friendly environment while watching some of the best collegiate athletes in the country.

Located in Greenville, the athletics facilities are 30 minutes from Washington, NC and 40 minutes from Tarboro, NC.

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Greenville Recreation and Parks

Greenville, North Carolina

The Recreation and Parks department offers great facilities and plenty of classes for people of all ages.

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Down East Wood Ducks

Kinston, North Carolina

Take me out to the ball game! Watch the Down East Wood Ducks, an affiliate of the Texas Rangers, play at historic Grainger Stadium.

Located 40 minutes from Greenville, NC and 45 minutes from Kenansville, NC.

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Edenton Steamers (Hicks Field)

Edenton, North Carolina

This Coastal Plain League team’s mascot, “Sam the Clam,” is a fitting symbol for the waterfront community it calls home.

Located 3 minutes from downtown Edenton, NC and 1 hour from Washington, NC.

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Music Academy of Eastern NC

Greenville, North Carolina

Music Academy of Eastern NC offers lessons on a wide range of instruments.

Located in downtown Greenville.

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NC Academy of Dance Arts

Greenville, North Carolina

NC Academy of Dance Arts offers professional and studio dance training in a state of the art facility.

Located 10 minutes from downtown Greenville, NC and 30 minutes from Washington, NC.

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ECU Family Fare Performances

Greenville, North Carolina

Share the magic of live theatre with young audiences. Family Fare offers great titles to form great experiences.

Located on ECU's campus, 30 minutes from Washington and 35 mintues from Tarboro.

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