If you homeschool your kids or have the opportunity to do virtual learning with them, anywhere can be their classroom! When you don’t have to worry about them missing school for a vacation, why not take an extended field trip to the beach? Here are some tips for homeschooling on vacation in the Outer Banks that will make you and your kids happy.
Once you’re in the Outer Banks, you’ll want to fill your trip with all the best things to do, eat, and shop! Request access to our complimentary Manteo, NC Vacation Guide for insider tips to help you plan your trip.
What to Do When Homeschooling on Vacation in the Outer Banks
1. Get Outside
There are so many learning opportunities for your kids outside of the classroom (or this case, beach house.) OBX is known for its unique and diverse ecosystem full of beaches, barrier islands, and beautiful landscapes. Just taking a walk on the beach or a local trail will give you the opportunity to spot wildlife like dolphins, great blue herons, and even wild horses! Kayaking can be a great way to immerse your kids in the area’s breathtaking nature. Local kayak tour companies like Kitty Hawk WaterSports provide educational tours. You and your kids will learn about the local ecosystems, indigenous species, and greenery from the experienced guide. For younger kids, most rental companies offer tandem kayaks, so they can participate too. We also recommend a visit to Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. The park is full of natural wonders and even offers guided tours.
2. Learn Local History
The NorthCarolina Coast is home to several early United States settlements making the Outer Banks a vital part of the country’s history. The Island Farm in Manteo is a fun, interactive, and historical area in the center of Roanoke Island where kids and adults can experience coastal life in the mid-1800s. Learn about the Etheridge Family who lived through the Civil War, assisted the Wright Brothers, maintained the farm, and was pivotal in the U.S. Life-Saving Service. Another great educational attraction is Roanoke Island Festival Park. It features interactive attractions that each give an extensive look into the vast history of this beautiful and important island.
We offer the largest selection of vacation rentals on Roanoke Island. We’re sure to have the perfect place for your homeschooling on vacation beach trip! Our properties are equipped with wireless internet, so you can always be connected to the tools your kids need to learn. If you’re looking for a place with amenities your kids will love, try a property with Pirate’s Cove Resort. It features four miles of boardwalk, fishing pier, fitness center, on-site restaurant, clubhouse, pool, sports courts, playground, and more!
Browse our vacation rentals, so you can start homeschooling on vacation in the Outer Banks soon!