Things to do in South Carolina 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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  • EdVenture Childrens Museum

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    Columbia

    Unparalleled 67,000 square feet of turbo-charged learning and fun - the biggest children's museum in the South.

  • The Childrens Museum of the Upstate

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    Greenville

    80,000 square feet, and three floors of interactive fun in South Carolina, all focused on arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition and the environment.

  • Hollywood Wax Museum Myrtle Beach

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    Myrtle Beach

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

  • Table Rock State Park

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    Pickens

    Great Country Park with the stunning Table Rock Mountain providing an unforgetable backdrop. The park has a visitors center near the main gate along S.C. 11, the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic ...

  • Sadlers Creek State Recreation Area

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    Anderson

    Great outdoor and wildlife recreation area in peaceful and tranquil surroundings

  • Carolina Children's Garden

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    Columbia

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

  • Paris Mountain State Park

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    Greenville

    Fishing, boating, hiking, biking, and adventure all waiting for day visits and campers in this South Carolina state park!

  • GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail

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    Greenville

    A 21 mile multi use accessible trail suitable for hiking, biking and other non motorised travel with great views!

  • Falls Park on the Reedy

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    Greenville

    A stunning public greenspace in South Carolina with the famous Liberty Bridge, and that stunning waterfall! An oasis in Greenville!

  • Frankie's Fun Park

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    Columbia

    Go-Karts, Miniature Golf, Bumper Boats, Amusement Rides, Laser Tag, Batting Cages and an awesome Arcade are part of this mega mix of fun!

  • NASCAR SpeedPark

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    Myrtle Beach

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

  • Carolina Ice Palace

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    Charleston

    South Carolina's Ultimate Family Entertainment Complex, the Carolina Ice Palace was designed to be a year-round family playground for recreational skating, league hockey, figure skating, extreme ...

  • Charleston Fun Park

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    Mount Pleasant

    Indoor and outdoor fun for the family in Charleston with paintball, climbing walls, go-karts, mini golf, a jump house AND and arcade!

  • Climbin High

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    Fountain Inn

    2,000 vertical square feet of fun to challenge all ages and skill levels - special child sessions available. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in ...

  • Jungle Lagoon Mini Golf

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    Myrtle Beach

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

  • Broadway Grand Prix Family Race Park

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    Myrtle Beach

    A place to race for all ages in Myrtle Beach, with karting, mini golf, sky coaster, arcade, and family fun!

  • Skateland

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    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 ...

  • Trailhead Climbing and Outdoor Center

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    Anderson

    A great family friendly environment for learning to climb or for improving your climbing abilities as a family in South Carolina. They also do parties!

  • Wild Blue Ropes

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    Charleston

    Feel like Tarzan with this South Carolina ropes challenge course, at 35ft off the ground! Great active fun for kids over 4 years.

  • Frankie's Fun Park

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    South Charleston

    Great fun for those active kids in Charleston with mini golf, arcades, rides, bumper boats, racing tracks and so much more!

  • Frankie's Fun Park

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    Greenville

    Fun for those active kids in Greenville with a fun house, bumper boats, driving tracks, laser tag and so much more!

  • Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site

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    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!

  • Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon

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    Charleston

    A fascinatingly historic day out with children, with the beautifully resorted Old Exchange building once danced in by George Washington, then a spooky dungeon below!

  • Fort Sumter National Monument

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    Charleston

    A historic day out at this South Carolina Civil War battle site, with indoor and outdoor activities.

  • Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

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    Clinton

    Musgrove Mill’s is a Revolutionary War historic site that introduces you to the location of the Battle of Musgrove Mill. A fascinating day out in South Carolina.

  • IMAX Discovery Theater

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    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 ...

  • Florence Motor Speedway

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    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)

  • MagiQuest

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    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 ...

  • Adventure Cove Family Fun Center

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    Hilton Head Island

    Come and test your skills at Adventure Cove, the island's largest arcade. Adventure Cove offers a variety of games from the classics to the most interactive on the market. There is something for the ...

  • South Carolina Children's Theatre

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    Greenville

    Immerse yourself in the magic of live storytelling at this South Carolina Children's Theatre, with child-friendly shows and hands-on theatre experiences!

  • South Carolina Railroad Museum Inc

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    Winnsboro

    Come spend an afternoon at the South Carolina Railroad Museum. There's something for everyone! Come see freight cars, passenger cars, and even a real steam engine on display. And best of all, you can ...

  • Pavilion Nostalgia Park

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    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 ...

  • Ripleys Haunted Adventure

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    Myrtle Beach

    10,000 sq ft of Haunted Adventure in Myrtle Beach, where you can scream as loud as you can...but you might not be heard! Great fun for over 6s at Ripleys

  • Clay Escape Paint Your Own Pottery

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    Fort Mill

    Bring the family for some wholesome fun - with more than 700 different bisque items and no hourly fees. No appointment needed. Open every day. Kids Camps offered. Great for baby or bridal showers, ...

  • Barefoot Landing

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    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!