Things to do in FLORENCE with kids

BBQs, beaches (over 200 miles!), and that sweet tea southern hospitality…South Carolina has fun, charm, wildlife, history and culture. Mix that with great places to go with kids and you get some pretty amazing family days out!

Want to delve straight into the charming culture of this peach loving state? Get out with the attractions like Classic Carriage Tours that will really give you an insight into the history of stunning Charleston.

Rich history oozes from the state, so transport kids back in time with places like the Revolutionary War Site, the spoooooky Old Exchange and Provost Dungon and the Civil War’s Fort Sumter National Monument.

Did we mention the amazing wildlife? Kids will love seeing those true southern snappy beasts at Alligator Adventure, or they can get out to spot some amazing wildlife like dolphins with Barrier Island Ecotours. There are even safaris! (Check out Hollywild Animal Park!)

There are plenty of state parks with adventurous activities like hiking and kayaking to be enjoyed, super splash-tastic water parks to cool down in and theme parks to get those THRILLS! 

Get ready to be welcomed with open arms!

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  • Florence Motor Speedway

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    (10 miles) Florence

    Florence Motor Speedway can seat up to 3500 race fans and provides a night to remember - it's got NASCAR style stock car racing every saturday (check times and dates)

  • Pedroland South of the Border

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    (29 miles) Dillon

    Bring along the whole family for fun at Pedroland Park! pedro has sometheeng for every juan, from ferris wheels to miniature golf

  • Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site

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    (46 miles) Camden

    A museum in the oldest existing inland town in South Carolina, that will fill your day with Camden history from the Colonial and Revolutionary eras. Historic family fun for your day out!

  • Lumber River State Park

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    (47 miles) Orrum

    Lumber River State Park contains 8,438 acres of land and 115 miles of state natural and scenic waters, 81 miles of which are also designated national wild and scenic waters. The park's recreation ...

  • Discovery Place KIDS Rockingham

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    (52 miles) Rockingham

    Incredible discoveries for kids with interactive exhibits and hands-on activities to teach kids as they play, in North Carolina!

  • Waccatee Zoo

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    (56 miles) Myrtle Beach

    located within 500 acres of private, carefully preserved, wooded property. Along winding trails, beneath shady trees you'll find over 100 species of animals, all treated like family. This zoo ...

  • Fun Warehouse

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    (60 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Fun activities for active kids of all ages including laser tag, soft play, inflatables, roller skating and arcade!

  • Skateland

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    (61 miles) Elgin

    Skateland offers skating sessions designed with the younger skater in mind. SoftPlay available for ages 10 and under. SoftPlay is our indoor playground, with ball pits, tunnels and slides--a ...

  • Myrtle Waves Water Park

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    (61 miles) Myrtle Beach

    South Carolina's largest water park, presents 20 acres of swerves, curves, waves and chutes and more than one million gallons of water.

  • Outbreak!

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    (61 miles) Myrtle Beach

    "Dread The Undead!" at this exciting zombie filled experience where you have to rid the world of the Alpha Strain!

  • Hannah's Maze of Mirrors Myrtle Beach

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    (61 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Make your way through a fun and challenging maze of mirrors inside a fairytale land to try and save the princess!

  • Hollywood Wax Museum Myrtle Beach

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    (61 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Rub shoulders with your favorite stars at this iconic Hollywood Wax Museum....from Robert DeNiro to Julia Roberts! Hollywood is calling!

  • Wild Water and Race Theme Park

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    (61 miles) Surfside Beach

    24 Slides - Wipe Out Wave Pool - Lazy River Ride - Wallys Kiddie Lagoon - Adult Lounge Pool - Mini Golf - Go-Carts - Bumper Boats - Snack Bar - Gift Shop. One of the many fun family places to go if ...

  • NASCAR SpeedPark

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    (62 miles) Myrtle Beach

    7 Exciting tracks - 2 NASCAR Themed Miniature Golf Courses - NASCAR Silicon Motor Speedway - Kiddie Rides - Speed Bumper Boats

  • Carolina Children's Garden

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    (62 miles) Columbia

    Kids can explore 2 acres of themed gardens created to inspire creative play!

  • PirateLand Family Camping

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    (62 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Great RV park with amenities for kids of all ages, including a brilliant 510ft lazy river, and swimming pool!

  • Dragons Lair Fantasy Golf

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    (62 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Dare you get medieval with this challenging adventure golf course?!

  • IMAX Discovery Theater

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    (62 miles) Myrtle Beach

    IMAX 3D experience in an attraction that takes you places ordinary movies can't. You'll see stunning, crystal-clear 3D images projecting from an enormous screen, and experience unparalleled sound ...

  • Ripleys Aquarium

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    (62 miles) Myrtle Beach

    A $40 million, state-of-the-art, 87,000 square-foot aquarium experience, located at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It is South Carolina's most visited attraction, where guests ...

  • MagiQuest

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    (62 miles) Myrtle Beach

    MagiQuest is an indoor, live-action, adventure, role-playing game for kids of all ages. With a magic wand in hand, you'll explore an enchanted kingdom and participate in the ultimate quest as you ...

  • Barefoot Landing

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    (63 miles) North Myrtle Beach

    Live shows, big name entertainment and great attractions, including one of the largest reptile parks in the world, a carousel and 7D cinema! An entertaining experience at Myrtle Beach for kids!

  • Adventure Falls Golf

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    (63 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Two great miniature golf courses with cascading waterfalls, trees, a castle and caverns to play up, over and down, there is plenty of opportunity to get in trouble and to have some laughs at the same ...

  • Family Kingdom

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    (63 miles) Myrtle Beach

    More than 35 rides await in this family friendly, old-time amusement park right by the sea!

  • Childrens Museum of South Carolina

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    (63 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Exhibits will immerse children in exciting experiences, including the Kidz Medical Center, Doctor Molar's Dental Office, Learn to Drive VW, Bubble Mania, It's Electric, USS Kids-A-Float, Magic School ...

  • Ripleys Haunted Adventure

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    (63 miles) Myrtle Beach

    3 Floors of Fright! Live actors and dramatic special effects. (Children under 6 not admitted)

  • Pavilion Nostalgia Park

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    (63 miles) Myrtle Beach

    A collection of classic rides from the Pavilion Amusement Park, like the famous Herschell-Spillman Carousel, Wave Rider, adult and kiddie Pirate Rides, and the Caterpillar, Dune Buggy, Boat and ...

  • Jungle Lagoon Mini Golf

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    (63 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Welcome to Jungle Lagoon Miniature Golf in Myrtle Beach... the most beautiful and challenging mini-golf complex in South Carolina.

  • Georgetown Loop Railway

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    (63 miles) Georgetown

    The Georgetown Loop Railroad was one of Colorado's first visitor attractions. Completed in 1884, this spectacular stretch of three-foot narrow gauge railroad was considered an engineering marvel for ...

  • Ripleys Believe It Or Not Odditorium

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    (64 miles) Myrtle Beach

    All of the actual, original and real exhibits are displayed in individually themed galleries at each one-of-a-kind museum. Eye-catching illusions, clever animation, intriguing video, and ...

  • Apache Family Campground

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    (65 miles) Myrtle Beach

    The oceanfront Apache Family Campground and Pier has hosted families for over 35 years, and they can't wait to host more! Fun South Carolina camping.

  • Alligator Adventure

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    (66 miles) North Myrtle Beach

    A snappy day out in the reptile capital of the world at this Alligator Adventure! With live shows and feedings, hundreds of gators and other animals galore! Great South Carolina animal fun!

  • Grand Prix Family Thrill Park

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    (67 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Fun center for all the family.

  • Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve

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    (70 miles) Southern Pines

    The Sandhills region consists of nearly one million acres in south-central North Carolina. In the midst of this sandy terrain—famous for golf courses, peach orchards and horse farms is Weymouth ...

  • Fantasy Lake

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    (71 miles) Hope Mills

    Beautiful white sand beaches and water park fun on a 6 acre man made lake. Great fun with the family in North Carolina!

  • Jones Lake State Park

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    (71 miles) Elizabethtown

    Venture to Jones Lake State Park and view one of the greatest geological mysteries of the eastern United States the phenomenon of the Carolina bays.