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
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!
You'll find the aquatic habitats of the state from rushing mountain streams through rivers, lakes and the saltmarsh, to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, encounters with river otters, snakes, turtles, birds, fish and sharks delight gue....
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!
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.
80,000 square feet, and three floors of interactive fun in South Carolina, all focused on arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition and the environment.
Rub shoulders with your favorite stars at this iconic Hollywood Wax Museum....from Robert DeNiro to Julia Roberts! Hollywood is calling!
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....
Four very large floors of exhibits cover South Carolina's art, history, natural history, and science and technology in this iconic Columbia museum!
Nine interactive exhibits, including a two-story Medieval Castle, a pirate ship and a dedicated Art Room, allow your children to explore the arts, sciences and humanities through their own hands-on experiences. Weekly classes expose children to the a....
Explore 68 acres of natural & cultural history, plus trails, gardens & butterflies at this Discovery Museum, a beautiful place on Hilton Head Island!
The weird, the wonderful and the downright strange all come together to fascinate in Myrtle Beach. It must be Ripley's!
The Museum has over 30,000 artifacts in their collections, with exhibits on animal migrations, South Carolina turn of the century life & more!
Unparalleled 67,000 square feet of turbo-charged learning and fun - the biggest children's museum in the South.
Active and playful kids up to 12 years can enjoy this indoor play center in Greenville, with fun inflatables and activities!
Island Playground is indoor fun for kids of all ages, with parties, events, open play and activities complete with inflatables, toddler area and more!
Play Zone is fun indoor play for kids ages 0-10, designed for kids to have unlimited fun by helping them use their imagination & creativity!
Fun activities for active kids of all ages including laser tag, soft play, inflatables, roller skating and arcade!
Wall to wall inflatables, obstacle courses, and other great activities for active kids under 12 in this South Carolina indoor play center!
Dare to get medieval with this challenging adventure golf course filled with magical castles, fire breathing dragons and 36 holes!
Feel like Tarzan with this South Carolina ropes challenge course, at 35ft off the ground! Great active fun for kids over 4 years.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Kids can explore 2 acres of themed gardens created to inspire creative play!
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!
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.
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!
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!
A historic day out at this South Carolina Civil War battle site of Fort Sumter, where the Civil War began, with indoor and outdoor activities.
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 fascinatingly historic day out with children, with the beautifully resorted Old Exchange building once danced in by George Washington, then a spooky dungeon below!
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.
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....
Immerse yourself in the magic of live storytelling at this South Carolina Children's Theatre, with child-friendly shows and hands-on theatre experiences!
Welcome to Jungle Lagoon Miniature Golf in Myrtle Beach... the most beautiful and challenging mini-golf complex in South Carolina.
Two great 18 hole miniature golf courses with cascading waterfalls, trees, a castle and more at Adventure Falls Golf
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
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!
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!
"Dread The Undead!" at this exciting zombie filled Outbreak experience where you have to rid the world of the Alpha Strain!
Make your way through a fun and challenging maze of mirrors inside a fairytale land to try and save the princess in Myrtle Beach!
Family roller skating rink playing classic and contemporary pop music, with video game arcade including air hockey and pool tables also available.
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.