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Elizabeth City Family Friendly Things To Do

Whether you're staying the weekend or just passing through, there's plenty of family fun to be had in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Check out free science and history programs on our Events calendar or get outside and play! Elizabeth City even has two splash pads and skateboard parks at Enfield Park and Fun Junktion! Explore our nature and historic trails to work in some exercise while you spend some quality time with the family outdoors.

No matter what time of year, Elizabeth City has something fun for the whole family!

Albemarle Family YMCA
1240 North Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Weight lifting, exercise machines, group classes and swimming, the Albemarle Family YMCA offers something for everyone.
Albemarle Fishing Charters
701 South Adams Landing Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Guided fishing charters on the Albemarle Sound and its tributaries including the Pasquotank, Perquimans, Little, and North Rivers.
Albemarle Lanes Bowling Center
603 South Hughes Boulevard
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Whether you bowl with family and friends for fun or are a serious competitor, Albemarle Lanes rolls out the fun!  Ask about having your next party there!
Brothers Farm Market
1154 Perkins Lane
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Welcome to our family farm! Visit our seasonal flowers, pumpkin patch, fig trees, vegetables; say hello to our animals and feed our chickens; shop in our fresh market; and enjoy our covered picnic area.
Charles Creek Park
719 Riverside Ave
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

This 3-acre park is suitable for fishing, outdoor games, boating, volleyball, picnics and just enjoying the waterfront. The park has a wonderful playground designed especially for the kids and a new boardwalk over the water!
Dismal Swamp State Park
2294 US Highway 17 North
South Mills, NC 27976

Feel your daily stresses melt away as you cross the historic Dismal Swamp Canal and walk along the 300-foot boardwalk into this geological wonder. Walk, bike, or rent a kayak to explore the Dismal Swamp.
Dixieland Speedway
1520 Northside Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Dixieland Speedway is northeastern North Carolina’s premier action track.  The 3/8-mile dirt oval has hosted exciting Friday night racing since 1983.  Long straightaways and tight turns lead to intense on-track action. Don't miss your chance to see why they call us the track that started it all!
Elizabeth City Extreme Paintball Park
654 Old Hertford Hwy
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

By players and for players - something fun and energetic to do! Whether you're an experienced tournament player or just looking for a fun-filled weekend, we have it here at E.C.X.P.
Elizabeth City State University Khan Planetarium
On the corner of Southern Avenue & Hoffler Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Come see and hear exotic tales about astronomy, journey through our home galaxy, and experience the wonders of the heavens from the Elizabeth City State University campus! The planetarium's DigiStar Theater is unique in North Carolina and the Tidewater region. The 60-seat DigiStar 6-equipped Khan Planetarium provides excellent educational (& entertaining) resources for the entire region.  All shows are free, but are by reservation only.
Fun Junktion Park
983 Simpson Ditch Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Outdoor fun for the whole family! This park's activities include catch-and-release fishing, a playground with splash pad, wetlands boardwalk, educational forest, walking trails, basketball, beach volleyball, picnic areas, skateboard park and more.
Harbor Treatz
112 N Poindexter Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Elizabeth City’s very own candy store that offers exciting tasty treats for all ages!  Come in and enjoy North Carolina ice cream, candy, fudge, hot candied nuts, freeze- dried treatz and so much more! Harbor Treatz is a sweet deal for the whole family! Your kids will love the toy selections, including a build-your-own stuffed animal station! Parents will love the "throwback" gadgets you grew up with. Stop in for a free sample, leave with some sweet treatz and a smile. 
Kin'Folk Axe
206 North Poindexter Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Channel your inner lumberjack and challenge your friends in the exciting sport of axe throwing. What could beat the excitement of watching an axe you threw hurl through the air to lodge in a wooden target? Nothing!  Visit us in downtown Elizabeth City to throw axes with us! Whether you are a novice or experienced, we will be on hand to help provide a safe and exciting experience.
Knobbs Creek Park
200 East Ward Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Located just north of downtown Elizabeth City, this 30 acre park has a large rec center, a nine hole par-3 golf course measuring 800 yards in length, and the Holmes Baseball Field. The park also features a picnic and fitness area along the Knobbs Creek, horseshoe pits, a children's play area, and spacious parking.
Moto Town Playground
1046 Morgans Corner Rd
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Opening September 2021! Mud Bog and MX / ATV park!  We offer an intermediate track, kids track, and circle track. All ages welcome.  This is a great family fun park for just that...having fun!
Museum of the Albemarle
501 South Water Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Taking advantage of Elizabeth City’s waterfront vista, the Museum of the Albemarle contains exhibits and facilities enabling visitors to experience the history of northeastern North Carolina.
Native Girl Kayaking
Albemarle Region
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Looking for some outdoor kayak fun? Check out our kayak tours in and around the Albemarle region beginning July 2020. These guided kayak tours highlight local natural habitats and historical sites. Or you can discover adventure on your own with our mobile kayak rental service!
Paddling Our Waterways
Albemarle Region
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Canopied, secluded waterways contain a wealth of birds, aquatic creatures, and mammals to observe in their natural surroundings – truly a nature lovers dream! The beauty of exploring these waters is that they suit all levels of paddlers, from beginners to the adventurous. Find out more about trail maps and places to rent equipment!
Port Discover
611 East Main Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Open the door to Port Discover and you’ll find kids engaged in the fun of science!
R/C Albemarle Movies 8
1805 City Center Boulevard
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Immerse yourself in movie magic with wall-to-wall curved screens, laser projection and Dolby sound, from the comfort of a reclining, heated seat. Stop by the concession stand for hot made-to-order food, plus beer and wine!
RCE Theater
1417 West Ehringhaus Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Newly renovated in 2018, RCE Theater is by Southgate Mall. All shows $4.50!
River City Skippers
200 East Ward Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Lets play ball! Come out to Knobs Creek Park ball field starting summer 2023 to catch a River City Skippers' baseball game with friends or family!
Skateboard Park at Enfield
Catalina Ave.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Grab your board and show your skills at Elizabeth City's skateboard park!
Splash Pad at Enfield
700 Corsair Circle
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

The Splash Pad is located in the Enfield Recreation Area, just off Ehringhaus Street on Corsair Circle and Catalina Avenue. When there isn't strong wind, the canopies are up to provide shade.
Studio 511 Art & Soul
116 N. Poindexter St.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Studio 511 Art & Soul  offers art for all ages and skill levels, paint parties, kids art, birthday parties, and more!

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