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Monkey Joe’s Savannah inflatable play center has a new arcade system, summer fun

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Monkey Joe's Savannah indoor inflatable play Monkey Joe’s Savannah fun-filled inflatable play center has a brand new arcade system. (See photos of the new games that are now up & running by clicking here. )

The new arcade is just one more reason why Monkey Joe’s Savannah is the COOL place to play this summer.

Adults are always FREE and kids have UNLIMITED play.

Rain or shine, kids play at Monkey Joe’s any time. Monkey Joe’s has designated play areas for kids 2-12 years-old, featuring jumps, slides, climbing walls and games.

A separate Mini Monkey Zone for 3 year-olds and younger features softer and smaller obstacles to climb on, games, puzzles, and adult seating so you can supervise your little one’s play.

Pick up a frequent user card, reducing the price of regular admission up to 40 percent. This is only available to walk-in customers and does not apply to groups.

Stay updated about Monkey Joe’s deals & specials by liking Monkey Joe’s Savannah on Facebook here.

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thu 10-7, Fri-Sat 10-9
Sun 11-7
Holiday Hours Vary
More details here.

Friday Parents’ Night Out

From 7PM-10PM leave your child at Monkey Joe’s Savannah and they will supervise and watch over your child while you can enjoy a childfree evening. For $20, children get 3 hours of play plus a slice of pizza and a drink. Call for more information:(912) 349-2528.

Weekday Specials at Monkey Joe's Savannah Weekly Specials

Military Monday: Half Price admission with a valid Military ID
T-Shirt Tuesday: Half price admission if you buy or wear an MJs shirt
Wacky Wednesday BOGO: Buy one child’s admission on Wednesdays and get one child’s admission free – all day long.
Thirsty Thursday: $1 fountain drinks all day
Fun Fridays: Family Fun Friday- $1 pizza slices all day

Party Packages

Monkey Joe’s Savannah offers a variety of party packages that cover all your party needs, including courtesy set-up and clean-up, invitations for your guests, a dedicated Monkey Joe’s party host, drinks, paper plates, cups, tablecloth and utensils.

Party packages accommodate up to 24 kids. If your party exceeds 24 kids, contact Monkey Joe’s for other options, including after-hour events.
You can bring your own birthday cake for a booked party only. All other outside food and drink is not allowed. (Ice cream cake is not permitted.)

See the different party packages offered by clicking here.

Monkey Joe’s Savannah, 311 Eisenhower Dr.,Savannah, GA 31406, (912) 349-2528,  www.monkeyjoes.com/locations/savannah/ Monkey Joe’s Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Free summer reading performances/programs start June 1, Live Oak Public Library branches in Chatham, Effingham & Liberty counties

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Summer Reading Program 2015 Live Oak Public Libraries Savannah Chatham Pooler

Free Summer 2015 programs, shows for kids Savannah

The Live Oak Public Library summer reading program starts June 1 at branches in Chatham, Effingham, Liberty counties. For info on signing up for the library summer reading program & the fun rewards, click here.

FREE Summer Reading Program library programs/performances @ Live Oak Public Libraries branches June-July 2015. For the complete schedule of Summer 2015 programs, performances and storytimes at Live Oak Public Libraries, click here.

For info on year-round library programs such as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math), Dog Days reading program, LEGO® Club, Daddy & Me program, click here. 

This week’s FREE programs include:

Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party
Superheroes, assemble! Are you prepared to battle your nemesis? The library can help! Make some vital costume accessories (but no capes!), hone your skills and spidey senses, meet some of our local heroes, and register for Live Oak Public Libraries’ Summer Reading Program at this annual drop-in party. Come in costume or as your mild-mannered alter ego. All Ages.
Rincon Library, 826-2222
Monday, June 1, 10 a.m. – noon
Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Monday, June 1. 1 p.m.
Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Tuesday, June 2, 3 p.m.

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Story Ship of Heroes
With a wonderful array of magic, music, animation and puppetry, Sean Driscoll draws the audience into live interactive comedy theater and innovative children’s storytelling. Ages 5 & older .
Bull St. Library, 652-3630
Monday, June 1, 10:30 a.m.
Garden City Library, 629-5070
Monday, June 1, 4 p.m.
Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Tuesday, June 2, 10:30 a.m.
Springfield Library, 754-3003
Tuesday, June 2, 4 p.m.
Pooler Library, 748-0471
Wednesday, June 3, 10:30 a.m.
Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Wednesday, June 3, 4 p.m.
Rincon Library, 826-2222
Friday, June 5, 10:30 a.m.
Islands Library, 897-6233
Friday, June 5, 4 p.m.

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Superpower Science
Super Power Science is a weekly science program where we study the science behind the powers of some of our favorite superheroes and villains. Each week features a different villain or hero’s powers. Ages 5-12
Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Tuesday, June 2, 1 p.m. Falcon & the Science of Flight

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Bubbles, Bubbles, More Bubbles!
This program features six fun, hands-on science experiments about bubbles plus a bubble art project for you to take home. Ages 4 & older.
Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Thursday, June 4, 3 p.m.

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Girls On the Run
Representatives from this non-profit after-school program will introduce girls ages 7-13 to their program designed to inspire girls, build up their confidence and celebrate all that makes each of them unique. Girls, ages 7-13.
Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864
Thursday, June 4, 11 a.m.

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Superkids Yoga
Learn some easy basic yoga stretches and poses with Miss Ali that will be fun and make you feel invigorated. Ages 6-8.
Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864
Friday, June 5, 2:30 p.m.

For the complete schedule of Summer 2015 programs, performances and storytimes at Live Oak Public Libraries, click here.

Math Summer Camp 2015 with MathMasters of Savannah

Friday, May 29th, 2015

MathMasters Math Camps Savannah

Math Camp with MathMasters of Savannah is this summer and has a few openings left in each class.

Math Camp is for students wanting some additional practice over the summer with basic math or a refresher before school starts back in the fall and is open to rising 3rd-8th grade students.

Math Camp uses games, hands on manipulatives, and math tools to reinforce basic math skills in a fun environment. With prizes and a little competition students become motivated to do math even in the summer!

Sign up with a friend for even more fun.

Math Camp is taught by Mrs. Becky Foxworth, a former public middle school teacher, homeschool teacher, and co-founder of MathMasters of Savannah. She currently teaches students in grades 3-8 with MathMasters of Savannah and also offers private tutoring.

Contact Mrs. Becky directly to register at bfoxworth69@yahoo.com.

Math Summer Camp 2015 in Savannah 

Math 1-9:00-10:15
This is a great class for younger students still working on basic math concepts. We will be using lots of manipulatives to reinforce concepts such as number theory, addition, subtraction, money, time, geometry, fractions, and measurement. A basic knowledge of adding and subtracting will be helpful and we will be strengthening those facts with flashcards and speed tests. We will be using geoboards to teach basic geometry concepts, create a gallon man to teach volume, work with rulers and tape measures to participate in the Measurement Olympics, and play games to practice telling time and counting money. Math 1 will be most suited to rising 3rd or 4th graders.

Math 2-10:15-11:30
This class is great for elementary students looking to practice their math skills over the summer. We will be building on a foundation of addition, subtraction, and multiplication concepts with timed tests and flash cards. Students should have a good grasp of basic math facts thru the 10’s. We will also be practicing skills related to number theory, time, money, arithmetic, measurement, and geometry. We will be using geoboards and protractors to work on geometry, and rulers and tape measures to practice measuring. We will also be playing games to practice making change, figure elapsed time, and improve basic operations. Math 2 will be most suited to rising 5th and 6th graders.

Math 3-11:30-12:45
This class is great for middle school students who already have a solid math foundation and would like a review over the summer. We will be increasing speed with basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts using timed tests and flash cards. Students should have a good grasp of basic math facts thru the 12’s. We will also be strengthening skills with problem solving, math vocabulary, percents, coordinate graphing, geometry, and measurement. We will be using compasses and protractors to create, replicate, and bisect angles and line segments, conduct a math survey to generate ratios and convert to percents that can be used to make graphs, and use rulers and tape measures to improve measurement skills with a Measurement Olympics. Math 3 will be most suited to rising 7th and 8th graders or those starting pre-algebra.

All classes will be 1 hour 15 minutes and will be filled with games, prizes, and lots of interaction with the teacher and the other students.

The Facts!
When: Mondays and Wednesdays in July beginning July 6 (8 classes)
Where: First Free Will Baptist Church- 5210 Skidaway Rd, Savannah
Cost: $100 per student plus a $25 registration fee per family
Class Size: Limited to the first 12 students per class. Non-refundable registration fees must be received by June 15 to reserve your spot. Only one registration fee is due per family.
How to Register: Call or email Becky Foxworth to register.
Becky Foxworth
email: bfoxworth69@yahoo.com phone: c-912-604-7141

For the Math Camp Registration Form, click here. 

Summer Tiny Tots Playtime for ages 5 & younger @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Summer Tiny Tots Summit Gymnastics Savannah

Reading therapy, dyslexia tutoring available at All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic, Savannah

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Reading spelling tutoring Savannah Dyslexia All Children's Rehab All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic in Savannah is now offering reading therapy and dyslexia tutoring at their center. Their dyslexia tutoring utilizes a multi-sensory approach, the Susan Barton reading and spelling program.

It’s important to keep kids reading in the summer. One-on-one tutoring is crucial especially in the summer. Concerned parents can call All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic in Savannah office to set up an appointment. Call 912.335.8486.

They are taking small groups of three children per group or one on one tutoring for the summer.

Stay connected by liking All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic on Facebook here. 

All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic, 9100 White Bluff Road Suite 202, Savannah,  31406 www.allchildrensrehab.com 912.335.8486. On Facebook here.  All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Tember’s Tales Theatricks Summer Camps, Richmond Hill

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Richmond Hill summer camps drama magic

TEMBER’S TALES TheaTricks summer camp 2015 in Richmond Hill offers beginning drama and magic students the opportunity to explore hidden talents, improve communication skills and ignite their imagination.

Through theatre games and activities, campers learn improvisation, pantomime, puppetry, dancing, & stage movement. The kids will work with costumes and puppets as well as being involved in short skits, shows, and a readers theater.

Boys and girls ages 8-11 who want to learn amazing feats of magic and illusion can now experience an exciting interactive hands-on program! Kids can learn card tricks, sleights of hand, misdirection, coin magic , rope tricks, mind reading games, improve skills, performing tips, stage movement, voice, storytelling, acting, scripting, eye-hand coordination, and multi-task thinking.

Mrs. Tember’s Drama and Magic Camp boosts self-confidence, and helps kids overcome shyness with an ability to entertain and make new friends. It’s a camp full of costumes, puppets, make up, MAGIC and more.

Beginners Theater ages 8-11
June 22nd-26th 8:00 AM-11:00 AM

Beginners magic ages 8-11
June 22nd-26th 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Location: The Bottoms Park
85 Parkwood Avenue
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
912-323-4134

*COST: $85 for 1/2 day session (see discounts)

Discounts

Mention you read about Tember Tales on SouthernMamas.com and get $10 off each child. The first ten kids who register & mention this post will get a FREE magic trick sent to them.

Early Bird Special- $10 DISCOUNT if paid in full two weeks prior to start of camp.

Registration and payment due 1 week prior to summer camp session

Register here. 

Tember’s Tales TheaTricks, where it’s OK to act out & play tricks all day long.

Tember’s Tales TheaTricks summer camp, Richmond Hill www.temberstales.com  On Facebook here. Tember’s Tales is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

12 Things to Do with Kids in Charleston, SC

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

SouthernMamas.com regularly spotlights our favorite nearby daytrip spots to visit with kids outside of Savannah.

One of our favorite family daytrips from Savannah is Charleston, SC. (about a 90 minute drive from Savannah).

For more favorite daytrips from Savannah, click here. 

Things to do with kids in Charleston, SC include:
SC Aquarium Charleston Shark Shallows

1. South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston Harbor. Hours, daily events, admission rates & specials here.
Now open, Touch sharks & rays @ Shark Shallows. This new exhibit enables you to reach out & feel the skin of bonnethead sharks, cownose rays and southern stingrays. Details here.

2. Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, Charleston. Hours, exhibits, admission rates & more details here.

3. Fort Sumter & Fort Moultrie national monuments, Charleston. Info on these forts Junior Ranger program here.

4. The Center for Birds of Prey Avian Conservation Center Awendaw SC

5. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, Mount Pleasant

6. James Island County Park Climbling Wall, Charleston – South Carolina’s tallest, outdoor climbing wall.

Splash Fountain Charleston Waterfront Park 7. Pineapple Fountain & Splash Fountain in Waterfront Park,Charleston. Wading in these downtown fountains is permitted & encouraged.

8. Awendaw Passage (7 miles) of Palmetto Trail (Hike or mountain bike)

9. Fresh farm stand/u-pick farm (depending on the season) including
* Ambrose Family Farm: Wadmalaw Island.www.stonofarmmarket.com/ambrosefamilyfarm.html
* Boone Hall Farms: Mount Pleasant. www.boonehallfarms.com
* Rosebank Farms: John’s Island. www.rosebankfarms.com

10. West Ashley Bikeway 2.5 mile biking & walking path, Charleston

11. Morris Island Lighthouse, Folly Beach

12. Waterparks
Splash Zone Waterpark in James Island County Park
Splash Island Waterpark, Mount Pleasant, SC

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Free trolley transportation

Free Public Transportation in Charleston via DASH Trolley

Charleston’s free public transportation – DASH Trolley – is operated by the city’s CARTA bus system and runs throughout the historic Charleston peninsula.
Route 210 (Orange) drives from College of Charleston to the Aquarium.
Route 211 (Green) drives to the waterfront, Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon, and City Market
Route 213 (Purple) drives to Brittlebank Park, Riley Stadium, historic city center.
All three routes converge at the Visitors Center, Marion Park and Charleston Museum.
Wait at an official CARTA bus stop, denoted by the green signs.

Princess Camp & Ballet Camps @ The Ballet School, Savannah

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Princess Camp Ballet School Savannah Perfect Little Princess Camp @ The Ballet School in Piccadilly Square on Savannah’s Southside. For ages 3-5 years.

Back by Popular Demand – These Princess Camps fill quickly. Learn more here. 

Your Perfect Little Princess will receive an introduction to the fundamentals of both movement and classical dance techniques while learning about fun fairytale characters and famous ballet stories.

Campers will also have a “dress-up” time and craft time, which includes decorating their own special tiara. Your princess should bring her favorite princess gown or costume on Monday to use throughout the week.

Events include a magical tea party, princess spa and hair day and a photograph will be taken while sitting upon her enchanted throne.

On the last day, “A ROYAL INVITATION” is offered for the family to enjoy a fabulous “Runway Show”. Parents and Grandparents, bring your cameras. Healthy snacks will be provided daily. Ages 3-5 years

Dates:
June 15-19, 2015
July 6-10, 2015
July 20-24, 2015

Times: 9:30am-Noon
Cost: $145 per session (non-refundable)

Click HERE to REGISTER

Summer Ballet Camps @ The Ballet School

Ballet Camp (Primary Ballet Camp) @ The Ballet School, Savannah. For 5 year olds.
Ballet: Young Dancers Beginner Program @ The Ballet School, Savannah. For ages 6-10.
Ballet: Junior Ballet Technique Program @ The Ballet School, Savannah. For ages 11 & older.
Ballet:Young Dancers Summer Intensive by audition only (auditions: March 28), Savannah. For ages 7-1

Princess Dance, Dress-up Camp @ The Ballet School, Savannah. (Spa & hair day, tea party etc) For ages 3-5.

The Ballet School, 10010 Abercorn Street, Suite 8, Piccadilly Square, Savannah, 31406 (912)925-0903, email theballetschool@comcast.net, www.theballetschoolsav.com  On Facebook here.  The Ballet School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

 

Toddler & Pre-K Openings for Fall at JEA Preschool Savannah

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

JEA Preschool Savannah preschools

JEA Preschool Savannah is pleased to announce available spots for toddlers (16-23 months) and 4 year olds in their dynamic early childhood education program.

(Children entering these classes must be 16 months or 4 years old before September 1, 2015.)

Please contact Director Jodi Sadler to schedule an immediate tour, as spaces are limited.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enroll your child in Savannah’s premier early learning center!
912-355-8111 – preschool@savj.org – 5111 Abercorn Street; Savannah, GA 31405

JEA Preschool Savannah admits students of any race, color, national, racial or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Learn more about JEA Preschool Savannah Summer Program by clicking here. 

About JEA Preschool Savannah

JEA Preschool Savannah opened its doors in August 2013. The school, which serves the needs of children ages 16 months through 4 years, focuses on the social, emotional and cognitive growth of young children in a Judaic setting. The core curriculum is led by qualified and experienced teachers. Extended hours are available daily. For more information on JEA Preschool Savannah, please call 912-355-8111 (ext. 215), email preschool@savj.org or click here .

JEA Preschool Savannah, Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31405 912-355-8111. JEA Preschool Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Summer 2015 Fun List for Savannah & the Lowcountry

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Summer Kids' Events Savannah Hilton Head

$1 kids’ weekday movies; camps & waterparks; free library shows & science programs; free spray pools; best daytrips & beaches; drive-in movies; neighborhood pools that are open to non-resident members.

We’ve got all that & more in our Summer Fun 2015 List for Savannah & the Lowcountry area.

To see our favorite summertime events in Savannah & the Lowcountry, visit our Summer 2015 Fun List by clicking here.

To see the complete list of local kid-friendly happenings (including regular weekend & weekday kids’ events) visit our Events Calendar by clicking here.

 

Clearance sale @ Once Upon A Child Savannah, June 6

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Semi-annual Clearance sale Once Upon A Child Savannah Semi-annual sale @ Once Upon A Child Savannah  @ 1100 Eisenhower Drive in Eisenhower Square.

Save the Date: Saturday, June 6

One day only! Save more by the hour, on selected Spring and Summer clothing. The longer you shop the more you save.

From 9:30AM – 3PM June 6
SAVE 50% OFF

From 3:01PM – 5PM June 6
SAVE 60% OFF

From 5:01PM – 7PM June 6
SAVE 70% OFF

Additional savings on toys, furniture and equipment.

Recycle your gently used kids’ stuff today.

Once Upon A Child Savannah, 1100 Eisenhower Drive Eisenhower Square, Savannah, 31406 tel: 912-351-0555, http://www.onceuponachildsavannah.com/  Once Upon A Child Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Diaper Drive for Savannah babies in need

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Savannah Diaper Drive Help Bright Life Chiropractic collect 3000+ disposable baby diapers now through June 1st at Bright Life Chiropractic in Savannah to benefit the babies at The Living Vine Christian maternity home in Savannah.

All sizes are needed. Any brands accepted. Thank you for your support!

Please bring donated diapers at Bright Life Chiropractic, 2 Park of Commerce Blvd. Suite D, Savannah GA 31405

 

100 Black Men of Savannah 2015 Summer Camps

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

100 Black Men Savannah Summer Camps 2015

100 Black Men of Savannah, Inc. will host 11 summer camps during Summer 2015.

Click on the name of the camp to download the application.

Learn more here.

Application Date Location Cost
Health Professions Camp June 9th – June 19th Saint Josephs Candler Hospital $25
SET Camp Application/ Information Sheet July 15th – July 26th Armstrong State University $25
Math Camp June 23rd- June 25th Windsor Forest High School $15
Brainetics Math Camp June 22nd- June 24th 138 Canal St. Suite 303, Pooler, GA $15
Dance Camp July 16th – July 18th Jenkins High School $15
Extreme Basketball Camp July 20th – July 24th Windsor Forest High School $50
College Prep Camp July 13th- July 17th Windsor Forest High School $25
Law Camp July 14th- July 16th Courthouse $40
Entrepreneurship Camp June 23rd – June 25th Savannah State University $15
Ecology Camp July 21st – July 23rd Horombee House $15
Cooking Camp June 15th-19th (Middle) &  June 22nd- 26th (High) Jenkins High School $75

 

About 100 Black Men of Savannah Inc. 

The 100 Black Men of Savannah, Inc., an affiliate of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc., was organized in 1996 and, focusing upon African-American youth, aims to make a difference in the lives of Savannah’s young people by its signature programs of mentoring, education, economic empowerment, health & wellness, and leadership development. 

The 100 Black Men of Savannah, Inc. – a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization – receives no public funds. Their primary sources of financial support are an annual Gala and individual and corporate donations. These funds support college scholarships, tutoring programs, and other youth-oriented activities.

The 100 Black Men of Savannah, Inc., www.100blackmensav.org, On Facebook here.  100 Black Men of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Old Fort Jackson offering School of Soldier cannon-firing courses for ages 16 & older, Savannah

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Old Fort Jackson soldier courses Summer 2015 Who wants to fire Old Fort Jackson’s muskets and cannon?

Old Fort Jackson in Savannah is now accepting applications for their “School of the Soldier: A Course in American Military History” series for ages 16 & older.

Here is the schedule for Summer 2015.
June 6 – “Small Arms Infantry” – Recruits will learn black powder safety, Manual of Arms, and Small Arms Maneuvers.
June 13 – “Light and Heavy Artillery” – Recruits will learn black powder safety, Light Artillery drills, and Heavy Artillery drills.
June 27 – “Light and Heavy Artillery” – Recruits will learn black powder safety, Light Artillery drills, and Heavy Artillery drills.
July 11 – “American Revolution and War of 1812 Small Arms and Artillery” – Recruits will learn black powder safety, American Revolution and War of 1812 Manual of Arms, and Small Arms Maneuvers.

Registration is limited and on a first come first serve basis. All classes are $100 each and will last from 10AM until 4PM Lunch will be provided.

If interested or if there are any questions, email blee@chsgeorgia.org, call 912.232.3945 or 912.313.6753.

Where
Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404
912.232.3945

For hours & admission costs, click here.

Coastal Heritage Society manages Old Fort Jackson, a historic fort located on the Savannah River three miles east of downtown Savannah, www.chsgeorgia.org/, Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Best Family/Kid-Friendly beaches (other than Tybee) near Savannah

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Neptune Park Fun Zone Saint Simons Island A reader asks “What is the top rated children/family friendly beach around besides Tybee Island?”

That got us thinking. Here are our picks:

Sea Pines Beach Resort, Hilton Head Is., S.C. Convenient access to the Surf Shop, restrooms, shower facilities & Surfside Market featuring to-go sandwiches, salads, snacks &  cold beverages. Details here.
87 North Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928. Details here. (While on HHI, be sure to check out Sandbox Children’s Museum (especially if it rains), the free petting farm at Lawton Stables, climb the Harbour Town Lighthouse or stay after dinner for a FREE kid-celebrated Gregg Russell concert at Harbour Town. ($6 Sea Pines Resort gate fee per auto) Details on Gregg Russell concerts here.

Neptune Park Fun Zone, St. Simons Island, Ga. Offers an 18 hole miniature golf course, an interactive Kiddie Pool, a zero entry swimming pool and playground right on the beach. Details here. 550 Beachview Dr. Saint Simons Island, Ga. 31522. Details here.

Hunting Island State Park, S.C. Five miles of pristine South Carolina beaches, thousands of acres of marsh and maritime forest, a saltwater lagoon and ocean inlet are all part of the park’s natural allure.
The historic lighthouse at Hunting Island State Park is the only publicly accessible lighthouse in South Carolina. For an admission of $2, visitors can climb the 167 steps & walk around the observation deck for a lofty view of the barrier island and surrounding seascape. CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST 44″ TALL TO CLIMB THE LIGHTHOUSE. Details here.

U-Pick Blackberry Season 2015, Savannah

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

U-pick blackberry picking Savannah

U-pick blackberry season starts Tues. May 26 @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah.

Picking hours will be Monday-Thursday and Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm (Note there’s no berry picking on Fridays or Sundays).

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm offers fresh berry fruits for picking from the fields when in season. The harvest season is heavily weather dependent.

Call 912-921-5460 to learn the status of the field prior to arriving, as poor weather or large crowds may pick the field clean well before the 2PM scheduled closing. The best time to pick is first thing in the morning at 9 am (as it is cooler, too).

No pets allowed in the fruit picking fields during your harvest. Children must be supervised to prevent plant trampling. You are responsible to pay for all fruits (ripe or unripe) picked during a visit.

More details here. 

COST: $3 per pound. Containers provided. Bring cash.

The gardens have picnic tables scattered around the grounds if you want to make a picnic out of your trip.

CGBG does NOT offer a picking service.

Stay updated about u-pick fields status by liking Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens on Facebook here. 

 

Fruit Season Time Pricing Active Season
Strawberries late March – May $2.50/lb. finished for the season
Blackberries mid-May – late June $3.00/lb. limited picking begins May 26
Blueberries April – late June $3.00/lb. limited picking; began April 27

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419 (912) 921-5460, E-mail: coastal@uga.edu, www.coastalgeorgiabg.org