For young families visiting us in Nags Head, OBX, one place we always recommend visiting is Island Farm. Located less than 15 minutes away from Surf Side Hotel, it offers an educational and fun glimpse into the past.
From the farmhouse to the cookhouse, dairy, barns and blacksmith shop, everything has been transformed to its original conditions, providing a complete vision of what life was like on Roanoke Island in the 1800s.
Opening day of the 2017 season takes place on Tuesday, April 4 and includes activities like chicken feeding, ox-drawn wagon rides, and 19th century games!
One of the farm’s first big events of the season is Sheep Shearing Day, and if your children are big animal lovers, this isn’t something they will want to miss! Taking place on Saturday, April 29, 2017, the event lets you see how sheep are sheared and help out with the fleece washing and spinning process.
To learn about all the special events going on at the farm this year, check out their Special Programs Calendar here. From Independence Day to Thanksgiving, there are unique learning experiences to match every season!
Now that your whole family is looking forward to their spring vacation all that’s left to do is book your stay at Surf Side Hotel! Located right on the beach in Nags Head, OBX, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind after exciting days of family adventure in the area.