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The Sandbox Children’s Museum & Lowcountry Celebration Park, Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Lowcountry Celebration Park HIlton Head Island

Lowcountry Celebration Park

Pair your visit to The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. with a visit to the new Lowcountry Celebration Park, located next to the museum.

The new park off Pope Avenue near the Coligny Beach parking lot and Coligny Beach Park features:
*The Adventure Playground, named after the ship Captain William Hilton was on when he discovered Hilton Head Island. It features a reimagined design of the ship, playground, wading pool and more.
*An open pavilion and lawn for events.
*A perimeter walk
*Two fitness stations
*Wi-Fi
*The Sandbox Children’s Museum
*Public restrooms

Lowcountry Celebration Park
94 Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Toddler Time Sandbox Children's Museum

Toddler Time @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is. 

Toddler Time will be 10:30-11AM Mondays through Oct. 25 2021 @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

This staff-led special parent-child activity time for toddlers is geared to children ages 1-3. Explore music and movement, arts, and science, and nature activities with your toddler @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum.

Free with admission.

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Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head

STEAM/MAKER Time, 3-3:45PM Saturdays @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum  during the 1:30PM play session for a special STEAM activity @ 3PM.

These hands-on staff-led activities will ignite your child’s love for science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

Designed for children ages 5 and older.

Saturdays Sept. 4-Oct. 23 2021.

Free with admission. Reserve your spot for Sandbox’s 1:30 play session online at  www.thesandbox.org

(Please note the new address below)

80 Nassau St.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

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Imagination Hour @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, HHI

Weekly Imagination Hour @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. features a staff chosen book and a related arts crafts project uniquely designed for parents and caregivers to enjoy one-on-one time with their children. Each week features a different story making it the perfect activity for you and your family.

Imagination Hour is geared for children age 5 and under; however, siblings and guests are always welcome to join! We invite you to stay and enjoy the museum following the program—the Learner’s Loft is home to the Sandbox’s very own library—the perfect spot to explore another story or bring a story to life with a puppet show. Let their imaginations run wild.

Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum
80 Nassau St
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

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STEAM & Maker time @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head

STEAM/MAKER Time, 3-3:45PM Saturdays @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum  during the 1:30PM play session for a special STEAM activity @ 3PM.

These hands-on staff-led activities will ignite your child’s love for science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

Designed for children ages 5 and older.

Saturdays Sept. 4-Oct. 23 2021.

Free with admission. Reserve your spot for Sandbox’s 1:30 play session online at  www.thesandbox.org

(Please note the new address below)

80 Nassau St.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

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The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Imagination Hour @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

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Imagination Hour @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, HHI

Weekly Imagination Hour @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. features a staff chosen book and a related arts crafts project uniquely designed for parents and caregivers to enjoy one-on-one time with their children. Each week features a different story making it the perfect activity for you and your family.

Imagination Hour is geared for children age 5 and under; however, siblings and guests are always welcome to join! We invite you to stay and enjoy the museum following the program—the Learner’s Loft is home to the Sandbox’s very own library—the perfect spot to explore another story or bring a story to life with a puppet show. Let their imaginations run wild.

Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum
80 Nassau St
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

Visit new location of The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, August 15th, 2021

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The Sandbox Children’s Museum new location on Hilton Head Is. is open

Come and play at The Sandbox Children’s Museum at Lowcountry Celebration Park!

The museum offers 3 sessions each weekday 10AM-1PM, 1:30-4:30PM, and 5-8PM.

You can reserve your tickets online here to make sure you have a spot to play.

(Please note the new address below)

80 Nassau St.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

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FREE Party in the Park with bounce houses @ Lowcountry Celebration Park, Hilton Head Is.

Friday, August 6th, 2021

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FREE Family-friendly Party in the Park @ Lowcountry Celebration Park on Hilton Head Is.

On the following days now through Nov. 4 2021, 5:30-8PM
Thurs. Aug. 12
Thurs. Aug. 19
Thurs. Sept. 16
Fri. Oct. 8
Thurs. Nov. 4

Free & open to the public.

Enjoy the beautiful new LCP with Party in the Park.  Live music, bounce houses, and beverages.

Bounce houses provided by Extreme Firehouse. Beverages provided by Southern Eagle and Coca-Cola sold separately.

Learn more here.

Lowcountry Celebration Park
94 Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

Bluffton SC autism sensory children's gym indoor

Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, Bluffton, SC 

OPEN GYM for the week of Aug. 9

Open gym 9AM-5PM Mon through Friday. CLOSED Saturday for parties.
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Ignite the Senses Gym is a gym for ALL kids…

At Ignite the Senses, we ignite each child’s curiosity to explore new activities and new social relationships. Ignite the Senses gym is a fun, clean and safe place for kids to play, learn and party.

As Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym, we intend to spread community awareness and acceptance for those living with Autism in and around the Lowcountry. We will provide a safe and fun indoor environment where autistic and typical children can grow physically, emotionally, and socially together whether in the open gym setting or in any of the small group classes offered.

Ignite the Senses also has a new half day preschool program where children do active learning.

The gym’s motto: It’s OK to be DIFFERENT!

Check out the difference Ignite the Senses can make in your family’s life.

Learn more about Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym in Bluffton here.

Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym
163 Bluffton Road, Suite C1
Bluffton, SC 29910

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Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Visit new location of The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

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The Sandbox Children’s Museum open @ new Hilton Head Is. location

Don’t miss playing and learning at the new Sandbox Children’s Museum at Lowcountry Celebration Park on Hilton Head Is.

Make your reservation online to secure your spot!

Saturday: 2 play sessions 10AM & 1:30PM
Sunday at 1:30PM

Learn more here.

(Please note the new address below)

80 Nassau St.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

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The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Bluffton SC autism sensory children's gym indoor

Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, Bluffton, SC 

OPEN GYM this week of July 26 2021

9AM-5PM Wed. July 28

9AM-5PM Thurs. July 29

9AM-5PM Fri. July 30

11AM-3PM Sat. July 31

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Ignite the Senses Gym is a gym for ALL kids…

At Ignite the Senses, we ignite each child’s curiosity to explore new activities and new social relationships. Ignite the Senses gym is a fun, clean and safe place for kids to play, learn and party.

As Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym, we intend to spread community awareness and acceptance for those living with Autism in and around the Lowcountry. We will provide a safe and fun indoor environment where autistic and typical children can grow physically, emotionally, and socially together whether in the open gym setting or in any of the small group classes offered.

Ignite the Senses also has a new half day preschool program where children do active learning.

The gym’s motto: It’s OK to be DIFFERENT!

Check out the difference Ignite the Senses can make in your family’s life.

Learn more about Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym in Bluffton here.

Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym
163 Bluffton Road, Suite C1
Bluffton, SC 29910

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Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Top new kid-friendly places to check out in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Friday, July 16th, 2021

Here are a few new kid-friendly spots to check out in Savannah & the Lowcountry that have opened in 2021.

Sandbox Children's Museum Lowcountry Celebration Park Hilton Head

New location of The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Lowcountry Celebration Park, Hilton Head Is. 

Lowcountry Celebration Park – which opened in December 2020 – includes Adventure Playground for kids, a discovery trail, pavilion and lawn for festivals, exercise stations, Wi-Fi, restrooms.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum has moved there, too, to its new location (pictured above).

Purchase tickets to the Sandbox Children’s Museum online here.

The Sandbox will have 3-hour play sessions! Hours vary by day so check out the availability on the Sandbox calendar.

(Please note the new address below)

The Sandbox Children’s Museum HHI,
80 Nassau St.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

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Tybee Marine Science Center Savannah

New location of Tybee Island Marine Science Center, Tybee Island

The new Tybee Island Marine Science Center on Tybee’s North Beach features a “Behind the Scenes” self-guided tour as well as a Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary exhibit that is the first of its kind in this region and features a virtual dive. So visitors can virtually experience the live-bottom reef and observe the underwater creatures – coming up close and personal with a loggerhead sea turtle.

Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 10AM-4PM. Admission is $10 per person and children 4 and younger are free. Masks required.

Learn more about Tybee Island Marine Science Center here. 

Tybee Island Marine Science Center
37 Meddin Drive
Tybee Island, Georgia 31328
912-786-5917

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new Skidaway Island State Park visitor center interpretive

New Skidaway Island State Park Visitor Center, Savannah

The new visitor center @ Skidaway Island State Park includes floor-to-ceiling windows to showcase the maritime forest and marsh plus birding from a screened porch; a 20-feet high giant ground sloth skeleton, a replica of an ancient fossil found within the park in 1822; nature exhibits including turtles and snakes; a gift shop is filled with clothing, toys, books, camping supplies, jewelry and local foods. The visitor center also includes meeting space, classroom space and staff offices.

Skidway Is. State Park regularly offers kid-friendly events. Find the schedule here. 

Summer Discount Code

SouthernMamas.com and Friends of Georgia State Parks are partnering to make it even easier to get outside with your kids this summer.

SouthernMamas.com readers can receive a 15 percent discount on Friends of Georgia State Parks membership levels.  Use the code southernmama to get your discount.This discount is valid through July 31 2021.

Get your discount here. 

Skidaway Is. State Park
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411

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Bike rides in Savannah

Savannah mom-tween bonding on bikes during Downtown Savannah Tree TourRead how that turned out here in our newspaper column.

Just want to check out the Downtown Savannah Tree Tour by bike? See the map & detailed description of each stop on Bike Walk Savannah here. 

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Mohawk Lake trail savannah

Mohawk Lake trail, Savannah

Mohawk Lake Trail
The 17-acre lake (pictured above) located at 1132 Mohawk Street now has a new walking/jogging trail and dog park that opened in July 2021.

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Savannah’s Truman Linear Park Trail

A roughly three-mile section of the proposed six-mile public Truman Linear Park Trail runs between Lake Mayer and East DeRenne Avenue, parallel to the Truman Parkway and Casey Canal. Part of the trail includes a boardwalk (pictured below) that runs through a woodsy section of Magnolia Park neighborhood. Learn more here. 

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Truman Linear Park Trail, Savannah

The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head new location is open

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

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The new location of The Sandbox Children’s Museum has opened at Lowcountry Celebration Park on Hilton Head Is.

Purchase tickets online here.

The Sandbox will have 3-hour play sessions! Hours vary by day so check out the availability on the Sandbox calendar.

(Please note the new address below)

80 Nassau St.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645
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The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Tax-Free Weekend 2021 in South Carolina

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

Tax Free Weekend South Carolina 2021

The South Carolina Department of Revenue said the S.C. 2021 Tax Free Weekend takes place Fri. Aug. 6 through Sun. Aug. 8.

The department says eligible items can be purchased online and in-store without paying the state’s 6% sales tax and any applicable local taxes during the tax holiday.

South Carolina’s Tax Free Weekend applies to the following items:
Clothing, Accessories, Footwear, School supplies, Computers, Computer equipment & software, Linens, bath towels, shower curtains.

Not exempt: Jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, furniture and layaway purchases.

See a list of SC exempt items here. 

No Georgia tax-free weekend

Georgia State lawmakers failed to pass legislation to provide for any tax holidays, according to the Georgia Department of Revenue, ending the state’s tax-free weekends.

Watch Tormenta FC’s Professional Team Train @ Training Camp, Bluffton

Saturday, July 10th, 2021

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Tormenta FC Academy camps are fantastic experiences for both veteran and new soccer players.

Upcoming Tormenta summer soccer camps include Professional Training Camp in Bluffton SC, when young players can watch Tormenta professional players train and interact with the players and coaches throughout camp. Players in this camp will work with professional coaches including those from Tormenta’s USL League One, League Two and Women’s teams. Register online here. 

July 26-30 2021
USCB
1 University Blvd., Bluffton, SC 29909
9AM-Noon | $200
Register online here. 

Questions? Contact Brad Nein at 912-257-3989 or bnein@tormentafc.com.

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Tormenta FC Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

Bluffton SC autism sensory children's gym indoor

Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, Bluffton, SC 

OPEN GYM this week of July 5

12-5PM Wed. July 7

9-5PM Thurs July 8

12-5PM Fri July 9

11-3PM Sat July 10

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Ignite the Senses Gym is a gym for ALL kids…

At Ignite the Senses, we ignite each child’s curiosity to explore new activities and new social relationships. Ignite the Senses gym is a fun, clean and safe place for kids to play, learn and party.

As Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym, we intend to spread community awareness and acceptance for those living with Autism in and around the Lowcountry. We will provide a safe and fun indoor environment where autistic and typical children can grow physically, emotionally, and socially together whether in the open gym setting or in any of the small group classes offered.

Ignite the Senses also has a new half day preschool program where children do active learning.

The gym’s motto: It’s OK to be DIFFERENT!

Check out the difference Ignite the Senses can make in your family’s life.

Learn more about Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym in Bluffton here.

Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym
163 Bluffton Road, Suite C1
Bluffton, SC 29910

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Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Fourth of July Fireworks 2021 in Savannah, Tybee, Hilton Head Is., Richmond Hi

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Fireworks in Savannah, Hilton Head Is., Tybee Is. Richmond Hill 2016

Richmond Hill Independence Day Celebration, Sat. July 3 2021
Sat. July 3 2021, 4:30-10:30PM JF Gregory Park, Richmond Hill
Free & open to the public.
Family fun with entertainment, fireworks, food, inflatables and more.
Admission is free. Learn more here.

Savannah-area fireworks, Sat. July 3 2021
Savannah Bananas home baseball game & fireworks Sat. July 3 2021. Fireworks immediately following the game. Details here.

Savannah Stars and Stripes July 4th Weekend festivities at Savannah’s Plant Riverside District
July 2-5 1-10PM
Featuring live music, Savannah Cirque performances, nightly fountain shows, a July 4 boat parade (3-5PM) & July 4 fireworks show (9:15PM).
400 W River St.
Details here.

July 4th Fireworks @ The Pier @ Tybee Island, Sun. July 4 2021 
Sun. July 4, 2021, 9:15PM
Tybee’s annual celebration of America’s birthday. Independence day fireworks start between 9:15 pm and 9:30 pm. The show is staged on the pier but is easily viewed from any of Tybee Island’s eastern beaches.

Savannah Fireworks, River Street, Sun. July 4 2021
Savannah’s Waterfront will host the annual Independence Day Fireworks Show on Sun. July 4th at 9:15PM.
New to Independence Day this year: Freedom Floats Boat Parade. This All-American Boat Parade will pass by Plant Riverside District between 3:30-5PM July 4.
More information here.

HILTON HEAD IS. FIREWORKS

Shelter Cove Harbour Fireworks, Sun. July 4
HarbourFest on July 4 at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina is an expanded version of the activities at Shelter Cove each Tuesday night during summer. Entertainment; children’s activities, food and more. Activities start at approximately 6PM., with fireworks at 9PM.
More information here. 

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Fourth of July activities 

(Savannah) Free ice cream for kids 12 &  younger for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance 4-7PM Thurs. July 1 & Monday afternoons during July @ Leopold’s Ice Cream. Details here.

(Richmond Hill) Independence Day Celebration @ Fort McAllister State Park
Sat. July 3, 2021 10AM-3PM
Celebrate Independence Day like it’s 1864. An old-fashioned celebration with living history demonstrations and musket demonstrations. $9. 912-727-2339.

(Hilton Head Is) FREE special July 4th outdoor performances with beloved kids-entertainer Gregg Russell @ Harbour Town in Sea Pines Resort, 8-9:30PM Sun. July 4. ($9 per vehicle gate fee). Details here. 

Free outdoor children’s kazoo concert with Rick Hubbard @ Sandbox Children’s Museum new HHI location

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

Sandbox Children's Museum free outdoor kazoo concerts Hilton Head Island summer 2021

Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. OUTSIDE at their new Lowcountry Celebration Park location on Monday evenings at 6:30PM starting Mon. June 14 2021 for a free show from Rick Hubbard and his kazoo band on the museum’s porch.

Lowcountry Celebration Park is located off Pope Avenue near the Coligny Beach parking lot.

Stay tuned for news on the opening date of The Sandbox Children’s Museum’s new building. The museum’s former 18 Pope Ave. location is now closed.

Meanwhile, The Sandbox 2 @ Tanger 2 Outlets in Bluffton SC is open. Learn more here.

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Summer Soccer Camps 2021 in Savannah, Pooler, Effingham, Bluffton, Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, June 10th, 2021

Summer Soccer Camps Savannah Hilton Head Tormenta 2021

Tormenta FC Academy offers summer soccer camp options in the Savannah area, South Carolina, & Statesboro.

Questions? Contact Brad Nein at 912-257-3989 or bnein@tormentafc.com.

Learn more & register online here. 

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Tormenta FC Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

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