Things to do in South Carolina with kids
South Carolina is all about BBQs, beaches (over 200 miles!), and that sweet tea southern hospitality! This great state 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 in South Carolina 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 in South Carolina - you might just never want to leave!
More than 35 rides await in this family friendly, old-time amusement park right by the sea!
A collection of classic rides at this fun Myrtle Beach amusement park, with kiddie rides, coasters and thrill rides - located at Broadway at the Beach
South Carolina Aquarium is home to exhibits showcasing local aquatic habitats, plus 60 living exhibits with river otters, turtles, fish, sharks & more!
500 acres of private zoo space with domestic and exotic animals, with over 100 species to say hello to!
An 87,000 square-foot aquarium experience in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It is South Carolina's most visited attraction with world's most beautiful, fascinating and dangerous aquatic life!
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!
From elephants and koalas to penguins and sharks, formal gardens to natural woodlands, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden promises new discoveries around every corner!
Guided tours offering a unique insight into the lives & abilities of over 40 species of birds of prey, including eagles, hawks, owls, falcons, & vultures.
Kids can learn all about the wonderful world of reptiles at the first true serpentarium in Sough Carolina!
Over 500 animals waiting inside this South Carolina Animal Park that are roaming free in natural enclosures, or man made islands - some animals eat right out of your hand!
Water fun in South Carolina with water slides, splash playground, lazy river and surf simulator!
Shipwreck Cove features numerous slides, kiddie lagoon, lazy river, leisure pool for bigger kids with rustic pirate ship & more!
Experience one of South Carolina's largest water parks, with 20 acres of swerves, curves, waves and chutes and more than one million gallons of water!
Enjoy the taste of the Caribbean at this family water park in South Carolina, with slides, play structures, and more!
A family water park hidden within the tropical vegetation of a county park, Splash Island is COOL for kids!
A fun water park in North Charleston set over 15 acres, with kiddie areas, slides, wave pools and much more!
So much more than a water park in Surfside Beach, with karting, kiddie rides, and mini golf - to name a few!
A small community water park with slides, zero entry pool and interactive splash pad - located in a great Greenville park.
EdVenture is 92,000 square feet of fun mixed with interactive exhibits and activities to excite your mind and spark your imagination.
Rub shoulders with your favorite stars at this iconic Hollywood Wax Museum, where you can come face to face with life-like figures!
The Settlemyre Planetarium, located at the Museum of York County, uses a sophisticated star projector and a domed ceiling to recreate the night sky at any time of the year. Using this projector and other audio and video systems we can simulate a tour....
Patriots Point would become one of the largest museums of its kind in the world with the addition of other ships such as the destroyer USS Laffey, known as The Ship That Would Not Die. The Treasury class Coast Guard cutter Ingham would join the Patri....
Interactive exhibits, including a medieval castle, pirate ship & art room, allow kids to explore the arts, sciences & humanities through hands-on fun!
Coastal Discovery Museum lets you explore natural history and cultural heritage on the 68 acre Honey Horn property on Hilton Head Island.
80,000 square feet, and three floors of interactive fun in South Carolina, all focused on arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition and the environment.
Four large floors of exhibits cover South Carolina's art, history, natural history, and science and technology, in an 1894 mill!
The Museum Greenwood has over 30,000 artifacts in their collections, ranging from fossils to oriental textiles plus a 1900s Main Street!
Step back in time with a guided tour of update South Carolina's largest state railroad display at Greenwood Railroad Historical Center!
From shrunken heads to an authentic vampire killing kit and incredible artwork, Ripley's two-story odditorium in Myrtle Beach, will leave you amazed!
Founded in 1773, The Charleston Museum was America's FIRST museum, featuring exhibits all about the South Carolina Lowcountry and its rich history
Dare to get medieval with this challenging adventure golf course filled with magical castles, fire breathing dragons and 36 holes!
Indoor fun on Hilton Head Island at Island Playground, with inflatables, climbing wall, toddler area & cafe for parents!
PlayLand of Aiken is an indoor play centre facility designed for kids ages 0-12.
Fun activities for active kids of all ages including laser tag, soft play, inflatables, roller skating and arcade!
Active and playful kids up to 12 years can enjoy this indoor play center in Greenville, with fun inflatables and activities!
The Play Zone offers indoor play for kids up to 10 years, with activities to help them use their imagination and creativity!
Wall to wall inflatables, obstacle courses, and other great activities for active kids under 12 in this South Carolina indoor play center!
Feel like Tarzan with this South Carolina ropes challenge course, at 35ft off the ground! Great active fun for kids over 4 years.
Go-Karts, Miniature Golf, Bumper Boats, Amusement Rides, Laser Tag, Batting Cages and an awesome Arcade are part of this mega mix of fun!
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!
Indoor and outdoor fun for the family in Charleston with paintball, climbing walls, go-karts, mini golf, a jump house AND and arcade!
A place to race for all ages in Myrtle Beach, with karting, mini golf, sky coaster, arcade, and family fun!
Charleston Zipline Adventures offers treetop fun for kids as young as 5 years, with challenges, obstacles, and plenty of adrenaline!
Fun for those active kids in Greenville with a fun house, bumper boats, driving tracks, laser tag and so much more!
Great fun for those active kids in Charleston with mini golf, arcades, rides, bumper boats, racing tracks and so much more!
Family fun with paint your own pottery - open daily and no reservations needed! Over 700 items to choose from, as well as camps, classes and events!
A stunning public greenspace in South Carolina with the famous Liberty Bridge, and that stunning waterfall! An oasis in Greenville!
Fishing, boating, hiking, biking, and adventure all waiting for day visits and campers in this South Carolina state park!
Kids can explore 2 acres of themed gardens created to inspire creative play!
Great outdoor and wildlife recreation area in peaceful and tranquil surroundings
Great Country Park with the stunning Table Rock Mountain providing an unforgettable backdrop of South Carolina! Amazing outdoor adventure.
A 21 mile multi use accessible trail suitable for hiking, biking and other non motorised travel with great views!
Spend your South Carolina day out with amazing wildlife, with tours to take you fishing, dolphin watching, and onto the shores!
Fun, historic and exciting ghost tours around Charleston, great for kids as young as 5. A trip through the most haunted sites - and maybe a ghost or two!
One hour fully narrated tours of the Historic District. City's only licensed guides in the Confederate uniform. Tours depart every 20 min. from our Barn. Clean restrooms and video entertainment while you wait. Easy boarding platforms.
Historic, fun and educational carriage tours around the stunning Charleston, South Carolina. A great way to spend the day with the family!
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 ride the train!
A fun year-round family playground for recreational skating, league hockey, figure skating, extreme sports, virtual reality and video games!
Skateland offers public skating sessions in South Carolina, with birthday parties too!
Built in 1772, the Heyward-Washington House was the home of one of four South Carolina signers of the Declaration of Independence!
Joseph Manigault House, built in 1803, reflects the urban lifestyle of a wealthy, rice-planting family and the enslaved African Americans who lived there.
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!
A historic day out at this South Carolina Civil War battle site, with indoor and outdoor activities.
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.
Dating back to 1820, the Aiken Rhett House offers a compelling portrait of life in antebellum Charleston
Take a sneak peak into the lives of Charleston's merchant elite at the Nathaniel Russell House
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!
Immerse yourself in the magic of live storytelling at this South Carolina Children's Theatre, with child-friendly shows and hands-on theatre experiences!
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 enchant objects, befriend a pixie, learn from an ancie....
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!
Come and test your skills at Adventure Cove, the island's largest arcade as well as mini golf for the whole family! Great South Carolina fun for all!
Family roller skating rink playing classic and contemporary pop music, with video game arcade including air hockey and pool tables also available.
A free play area still growing but already boasting unique aviation themed adventure playground for 2 to 5s.
Take the kids up and around Main Street and spot the 9 bronze mice hiding about!
An acre and a half on the side of the river for kids to explore, play and reconnect with nature - great play fun in Greensville!
Welcome to Jungle Lagoon Miniature Golf in Myrtle Beach... the most beautiful and challenging mini-golf complex in South Carolina.
"Dread The Undead!" at this exciting zombie filled experience where you have to rid the world of the Alpha Strain in Myrtle Beach's Outbreak!
Make your way through a fun and challenging maze of mirrors inside a fairytale land to try and save the princess on 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
Two great 18 hole miniature golf courses with cascading waterfalls, trees, a castle and caverns to play up, & more at Adventure Falls!
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.