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FREE kids’ nature programs @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

free kids nature activities Savannah Skidaway Island State Park

Come out to Skidaway Island State Park to enjoy FREE kids’ nature activities most Wednesdays-Sundays during June 2015 including free  Toddler Time for kids ages 2-4 and their caregivers at 10 AM Thursdays. Bring your child to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different nature based theme.

Other free kids’ nature programs include:a feral hogs program, bird watching program, reptile show & more.

To see the complete list of FREE kids’ nature activities @ Skidaway Is. State Park each month, click here.

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FREE Parking Pass

Live Oak Public Libraries customers with valid library cards can borrow a Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites “Park Pass.” The passes are good for free parking or admission at any of the 63 parks statewide. For more information, click here. 

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Meet a Park Ranger

Join one of Skidaway Is. State Park rangers every Friday morning at 9:00 am to discuss all things Skidaway Island State Park. Learn what it’s like to be a ranger, what it takes to manage the park, or what the daily dealings/activities are. The possibilities are endless.

So come for great coffee, great discussion, and a great time.

See you at the Interpretive Center on Friday

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Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah , GA 31411. On Facebook here.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

Update on delayed opening of newly renovated Forsyth Park fountain spray pool, Savannah

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Forsyth Park fountain spray pool renovations Summer 2015 delayed opening We received lots of inquires from readers about the status of the newly renovated Forsyth Park spray pool, that was initially scheduled to open June 1.

The spray pool/splash zone opening has been delayed indefinitely pending review by the health department of the $48,000 renovation project. Here’s the update from the Coastal Health District: “As with any renovations or changes, plans must be submitted to the health department for review. We just received those plans recently and they are now under review.”

Hopefully, the newly renovated spray pool/splash zone – a favorite summertime spot for families with young children – will re-open soon. Meanwhile, other free Savannah parks spray pools where kids can enjoy a cool water experience under adult supervision include: Avondale, Hull Park, Forrest Hills, Paulsen, 38th Street Park, Savannah Gardens, and Victory Heights Parks. Learn more here.

For the 2015 Summer Season, spray pools will open June 1 through July 24, Monday through Friday, from 10 AM-3 PM. Hull Park spray pool hours (55th Street & Atlantic Avenue in Ardsley Park): Saturday, 10 AM to 3 PM in addition to regular weekday hours M-F, 10AM-3PM.

We’ll update our Event Calendar & this site when Forsyth Park spray pool does open. Forsyth’s hours will be: Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM; Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM; Sunday, noon to 6 PM.

FOR MORE SAVANNAH KIDS’ SUMMER ACTIVITIES, VISIT OUR SUMMER FUN GUIDE BY CLICKING HERE. 

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 

Best Playgrounds in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Spend the day “playground hopping,” visiting some of our top picks for playgrounds in the Greater Savannah, Ga. area & Hilton Head Is./Beaufort, S.C. area or just picking one and spending the day there.

Click here to see our list of some of the best playgrounds in Savannah, Hilton Head Is., Beaufort, S.C.

Free spray pools during summer 

For information on the free spray pools at some Savannah parks from June 1-July 24 including Forsyth & Hull parks, click here.   Details here. 

Summer 2015: FREE Spray Pools in Savannah, June 1-July 24

Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Spray Pools/Spray Pads Free Summer Kids Activities in Savannah

Hull Park Spray Pool

UPDATE:  Forsyth Park spray pool will not open June 1 as initially scheduled & is closed indefinitely.

Summer in Savannah means time for free spray pools in Savannah parks.

Kids can enjoy a cool water experience at the park under adult supervision.

Locations include: Avondale, Hull Park, Forrest Hills, Paulsen, 38th Street Park, Savannah Gardens, and Victory Heights Parks. Learn more here.

For the 2015 Summer Season, spray pools will open June 1 through July 24, Monday through Friday, from 10 AM-3 PM

Forsyth Park spray pool hours: Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM; Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM; Sunday, noon to 6 PM UPDATE:  Forsyth Park spray pool will not open June 1 as initially scheduled & is closed indefinitely according to the City of Savannah 311 info line.

Hull Park spray pool hours (55th Street & Atlantic Avenue in Ardsley Park): Saturday, 10 AM to 3 PM in addition to regular weekday hours M-F, 10AM-3PM.

FOR MORE FREE SAVANNAH KIDS’ SUMMER ACTIVITIES CLICK HERE.

Summer Hours & Weekly Specials @ Jumping Jacks Family Fun Center, Savannah

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Jumping Jacks indoor playcenter Savannah

Jumping Jacks indoor playcenter in Savannah is now operating on summer hours.

SUMMER 2015 HOURS
Jumping Jacks now is operating on summer hours. They open at 10AM Mon – Sat.  Closing times are 7PM Sun – Thurs and 9PM Fri – Sat.TELL THEM SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM SENT YOU!

Summer Hours May 1-Aug. 31
Monday – Thurs: 10 am-7 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10 am-9 pm
Sunday: 1-7 pm

Weekly Specials

Monday Madness: Bring the kids today & Jumping Jacks of Savannah will match their game cards up to $10.
Toddler Tuesdays: $6 jumps from 10AM-4PM
Wonderful Wednesdays: Come in for a free ride on their motion theater.
Terrific Thursday : Mention this post & get a free game of bowling.
Family Fun Friday: Buy three games of laser tag get one FREE.

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Sunday Hours
Looking for a Sunday kids activity? Jumping Jacks is open Sundays from 1-7. Like their Facebook page here to stay connected about their Sunday specials.

TELL THEM SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM SENT YOU!

Jumping Jacks is a locally-owned fun center with huge inflatables, over 50 arcade games, mini-bowling, laser tag, a large concession counter and the best redemption counter in the Savannah area.

With almost 20,000 square feet, there are 4 party rooms and six jump zones including one for children ages 6 and younger.

912.920.2474

FOR DETAILS ON JUMPING JACKS BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGES & DISCOUNTS, CLICK HERE. 

Jumping Jacks,  On Facebook here. 5918 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31419, 912-920-2474, email jumpn.jacks@yahoo.com, On Twitter here, www.jumpingjacksga.com Jumping Jacks is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Free kids’ nature programs including Thursdays Toddler Time @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

free kids nature activities Savannah Skidaway Island State Park Come out to Skidaway Island State Park to enjoy FREE kids’ nature activities most Wednesdays-Sundays during May 2015 including free  Toddler Time for kids ages 2-4 and their caregivers at 10 AM Thursdays. Bring your child to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different nature based theme.

Other free weekend kids’ nature programs include: Birds of Prey, hikes, a feral hogs program & more.

To see the complete list of FREE kids’ nature activities @ Skidaway Is. State Park each month, click here.

Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah , GA 31411. On Facebook here.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

Picnic in the Park, 2nd Saturday of each month, Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Picnic in the park at Skidaway Is. State Park Savannah Come for an afternoon of food, games & fun, on the 2nd Saturday of each month, noon-2PM at Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah.

Cost $5 for lunch, $5 parking pass.

Please call 912.598.2300 to reserve a spot at least two days before to reserve your spot.

Upcoming Picnic in the Park Dates:
April 11 2015
May 9 2015
June 13 2015
July 11 2015
Aug. 8 2015
Sept. 12 2015

Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah , GA 31411. On Facebook here.

 

Free kids’ nature programs including Thursdays Toddler Time @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

free kids nature activities Savannah Skidaway Island State Park Come out to Skidaway Island State Park to enjoy FREE kids’ nature activities most Wednesdays-Sundays during April 2015 including free  Toddler Time for kids ages 2-4 and their caregivers at 10 AM Thursdays. Bring your child to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different nature based theme.

Other free weekend kids’ nature programs include: hikes, a feral hogs program, night sensory awareness & call of the wild hikes, campfire & s’mores evening & more.

To see the complete list of FREE kids’ nature activities @ Skidaway Is. State Park each month, click here.

Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah , GA 31411. On Facebook here.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

Toddler Tuesdays & more weekly specials @ Jumping Jacks, Savannah

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Jumping Jacks indoor playcenter Savannah

St. Patrick’s specials on Tues. March 17 @ Jumping Jacks indoor play center (which will open early on St. Patrick’s Day at 10AM) All customers will receive a strand of beads, a shamrock cookie and double game cards up to $10.

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Toddler Tuesdays @ Jumping Jacks indoor playcenter in Savannah
$6 jumps 10AM-4PM on Tues. March 17
912.920.2474

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Monday Special @ Jumping Jacks! Buy a large pizza & a pitcher of drinks and receive a $20 game card.
Wonderful Wednesday at Jumping Jacks! Come in for a free ride on their motion theater.
Terrific Thursday at Jumping Jacks! Come in today for a free game of bowling.
Family Fun Friday at Jumping Jacks! Moms and Dads challenge the kids to a game of laser tag! Four rounds for $20!

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Sunday Hours
Looking for a Sunday kids activity? Jumping Jacks is open Sundays from 1-8. Like their Facebook page here to stay connected about their Sunday specials.

TELL THEM SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM SENT YOU!

Jumping Jacks is a locally-owned fun center with huge inflatables, over 50 arcade games, mini-bowling, laser tag, a large concession counter and the best redemption counter in the Savannah area.

With almost 20,000 square feet, there are 4 party rooms and six jump zones including one for children ages 6 and younger.

FOR DETAILS ON JUMPING JACKS BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGES & DISCOUNTS, CLICK HERE. 

Jumping Jacks,  On Facebook here. 5918 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31419, 912-920-2474, email jumpn.jacks@yahoo.com, On Twitter here, www.jumpingjacksga.com Jumping Jacks is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Holiday Hours Thanksgiving Week & Black Friday Drop & Shop @ Jumping Jacks indoor play center, Savannah

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Jumping Jacks Family Fun Inflatable Jump Black Friday Drop and Shop Savannah

Jumping Jacks indoor playcenter in Savannah has special hours this holiday week while kids are out of school for Thanksgiving Break 2014.

Jumping Jacks will be open
Monday 10am-8pm Nov. 24
Tuesday 10am-8pm Nov. 25
Wednesday 10am-3pm Nov. 26
Thursday(Thanksgiving Day) CLOSED
Friday(Black Friday)8am-10pm Nov. 28 (Special Black Friday Drop and Shop Program. Details to the right)

Like Jumping Jacks on Facebook here to stay updated about specials this week.

TELL THEM SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM SENT YOU!

Jumping Jacks is a locally-owned fun center with huge inflatables, over 50 arcade games, mini-bowling, laser tag, a large concession counter and the best redemption counter in the Savannah area.

With almost 20,000 square feet, there are 4 party rooms and six jump zones including one for children ages 6 and younger.

FOR DETAILS ON JUMPING JACKS BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGES & DISCOUNTS, CLICK HERE. 

Jumping Jacks,  On Facebook here. 5918 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31419, 912-920-2474, email jumpn.jacks@yahoo.com, On Twitter here, www.jumpingjacksga.com Jumping Jacks is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Special living history programs @ Fort Pulaski Nov. 8-9; free admission Nov. 11

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Free Veterans Day Nov. 11 2014 at Fort Pulaski National MonumentFort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah salutes veterans with special programs Nov. 8 & 9 2014 & free admission on Veterans Day Nov. 11.

November 8-9: Fort Pulaski National Monument will honor our nation’s veterans with a special living history event in the historic fort. The 48th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment will recreate many aspects of daily life at a major Civil War-era post.

A variety of programs will be offered throughout the weekend allowing visitors to learn about military inspections, mail calls, barracks life, and infantry drills. A special military salute to veterans will be offered at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

FREE admission Nov. 11: To commemorate Veterans Day, the National Park Service will waive all entrance fees. Savannah’s national park – Fort Pulaski National Monument – will be fee free Tuesday, November 11.

Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. For more information, click here nps.gov/fopu or call (912) 786-5787.

Candle Lantern Tour; Bats & Campfire; Reserve Trick or Treating @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Halloween Kids' Events in SavannahFort McAllister State Park in Richmond Hill Halloween Events include:

Candle Lantern Tour
Saturday, Oct 18, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill, GA
Experience the fort at night as you are guided into the past by candlelight. Guided walks will be held every half hour. $4.50-$7.50 912-727-2339.

BATS & CAMPFIRE
Let’s Get Batty With Sarah
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 6 PM
Join Ranger Sarah for an informative talk about bats. Learn why we love our bat community here at the park. Take a walk to watch as they emerge from their houses and head out for an evening of hunting insects. Then return to the visitors center for a campfire. Great event for the whole family. Bring a flashlight and a chair for campfire time. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

The Haunting of Savage Island & Reverse Trick or Treating
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Halloween comes to the campground. We invite our campground guests to decorate their campsite and wear costumes. The Rangers will drive through the campground and judge the campsites for creativity. We will be doing reverse trick or treating. You remain at your site and we bring candy to you. Then gather for a bonfire and ghost stories. Donations accepted $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Location:
Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, 31324

FOR MORE HALLOWEEN KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE. 

Bungy Jumping for Kids: Savannah Mall Eurobungy for all ages

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

kids bungy savannah Eurobungy Savannah MallHave your kids experienced Eurobungy Trampolines in Savannah Mall in the Dillards Court next to Ruby Tuesdays?

They can seriously jump, 10, 15, 20 feet in the air. Some do flips. Or the little ones can simply jump & jump.

Click here a coupon for Buy One, Get One free all day Mondays-Thursdays & until 3 PM Fridays – perfect for those of you with more than one child who wants to jump.  To obtain the coupon, click here.

Open mall hours: Mon-Sat: 10 AM-9 PM, Sun:Noon- 6 PM.

Gift certificates available.

Eurobungy Savannah, inside Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn St. Savannnah, email ruberman@eurobungy.com, On Facebook here.

Outdoor Playgrounds in Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Tybee Is, Hilton Head Is., Beaufort

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Newly renovated Lake Mayer playground three new climbing structures complete with climbing walls, tunnels; plus new swing sets, new baby swing sets, new mulch, new swivel seat, new twirling toy & oh-so-modern sleek see-saw!

Spend the day “playground hopping,” visiting some of our top picks for playgrounds in the Greater Savannah, Ga. area & Hilton Head Is./Beaufort, S.C. area or just picking one and spending the day there.

Here are some of the best playgrounds in Savannah, Hilton Head Is., Beaufort, S.C.

Forsyth Park
Two playgrounds with restrooms, café, spray pool, paved sidewalk for walking, biking. Pack a lunch (or eat at the café) & spend the day in this landmark, historic park. Check out the gated fragrant garden for the blind if it’s unlocked, the park fountains. Kids can dance to their heart’s content on the bandshell’s canopied stage. Toddler playground at Forsyth Park (next to the Visitors’ Center cafe) includes a rocking toucan
700 Drayton Street, Savannah 31401

Mother Mathilda Beasley Park:
Two playgrounds with new equipment, large grass-covered field, a baseball field, multi-purpose trail and dog park, picnic tables. Drawbacks include lack of shade & the beautiful new pavilion with restrooms is often locked & inaccessible.
500 E. Broad Street Savannah, 31401

Davant
Small playground behind Colonial Cemetery in Savannah. Picnic tables. No restrooms
Lincoln St. / E Perry Lane Savannah, 31401

Baldwin Park
Small fenced playground in residential area. Drawbacks: No restrooms.
E. 41st St. / Atlantic Ave., Savannah 31401

Daffin Park
Two playgrounds, lake, walking trail, picnic area, tennis courts, fields.
1500 E Victory Drive, Savannah 31404

Hull Park
Playground, sheltered picnic area, spray pool, baseball field. A great, popular neighborhood playground with a merry-go-round perfect for playdates. Drawback: no restrooms and not a lot of shade.
55th St./Atlantic Avenue, Savannah 31405

Lake Mayer
Playground includes three climbing structures complete with climbing walls, tunnels; swing sets, baby swing sets, swivel seat, twirling toy, see-saw, mulch; picnic tables, two pavilions available for rent, tennis courts, lighted basketball courts, 1.5 jogging/bike paved trail with fitness course, lake, boat ramps, restrooms, baseball field, lighted hockey rink, dog exercise area.
1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads Savannah, 31406

Isle of Hope
Playground, basketball court
Cornus Dr Savannah, 31406

Skidaway Island State Park playground in Savannah.
Playground, Picnic Tables. Free admission. $5 parking fee.
52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah. 31411

Wilmington Island playground
Shaded playground, covered pavilion, restrooms
Cohen Ave at Walthour Rd Savannah, 31410

Memorial Park Playground, behind Tybee Is. Library, Tybee Is.
Fenced playground, bath rooms, covered picnic area, faux pirate ship, see-saw whale rocker, climbing wall, swings.
405 Butler Ave., Tybee Island 31328

Jaycee Park Playground
Fenced playground, within walking distance to the beach. Drawbacks: No bathrooms.
27 Van Home Ave., Tybee Island, 31328.

Scott Stell Playground
Playground, restrooms, three pavilions available for rent, tennis courts, lighted basketball courts, jogging/bike paved trail w/ fitness course, baseball fields, dog exercise area, volleyball play areas, archery range
195 Scott Stell Community Park Savannah, 31419

J.F. Gregory, Richmond Hill
Fenced playground, picnic tables, restrooms, covered pavilions available for rent, 335 acre multi-use recreational area with a lake, walking trail, birding tower, and two restored Henry Ford era homes.
521 Cedar St, Richmond Hill, 31324

Tom Triplett Park, Pooler
Playground, two Pavilions available for rent, conference room available for rent, tennis courts, lake, 1.5 jogging/bike paved track with fitness course, restrooms, dog exercise, disc golf course
Tom Triplett Rd Pooler, 31322

West Chatham YMCA playground
Chatham County’s first play facility compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and features a music station, a tractor, a climbing wall and therapeutic swings for special-needs kids.
off Pooler Parkway between the YMCA and Pooler’s new municipal recreation complex

best playgrounds in Savannah, BeaufortHilton Head Is/Beaufort, S.C.

Gregg Russell Playground in Harbour Town, Hilton Head Is.
The Gregg Russell Playground at Harbour Town is one of the top playgrounds in our area.
Fenced, somewhat shaded playground that includes a treehouse; swings; numerous slides; lots of climbing bars, jungle gym bars, monkey bars. Just outside the fenced-playground is a water fountain; picnic tables; bathrooms; and plenty of spots for lunch, drinks or coffee and of course, the famous Harbour Town lighthouse which is open to climb for a free plus $5 Sea Pines gate fee.
Harbour Town, Hilton Head, SC 29928

Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Playground, Beaufort, S.C.
Playground with hardwood mulch, restrooms a stage for performances, a pavilion for displays and a grassed amphitheater for picnicking, frisbee or simple relaxing. Kids can watch fishermen showing their skills on the dock in front of the playground
1010 Bay Street, Beaufort, S.C. 29902

Pigeon Point Park playground, Beaufort, S.C.
Age appropriate playground equipment that includes merry-go-around, restrooms, picnic tables, water fountains, age appropriate playground equipment, large oak trees that provide shade
Pigeon Point Road Beaufort, SC 29902

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ ACTIVITIES, CLICK HERE.

Daily Guided Tours @ Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Guided Tours @ Fort Pulaski National Monument

Starting May 31, 2014

Fort Pulaski National Monument offers guided tours at the following times:
Sunday through Friday: 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Through the tour, visitors will see one of the nation’s finest examples of a seacoast fortification, while learning about the construction and engineering of Fort Pulaski, Civil War technology, rifled cannons, general fort life, and the Battle for Fort Pulaski in 1862. Tours meet inside the fort and usually last 45 minutes to an hour.

More info here. 

Junior Park Rangers

Junior Ranger programs at National Parks in Savannah, CharlestonWhen you take kids to tour national parks, you never know how much they are getting out of the visit. Especially for those of us moms who aren’t exactly history experts.

Which is why you need to pick up the Junior Ranger booklets at the visitor centers of national parks you visit. The Junior Ranger program kids engage more during the visits.

Junior Ranger booklets have activities about the national parks for ages 5-12. Junior ranger books are free to any visitor and usually are available at the visitors’ centers. Often, similar programs with more advanced activities are also available for older kids. Just ask at the site’s visitor center.

While doing the activities, children enjoy earning a badge and a certificate.

Nearby national parks/monuments that have Junior Ranger programs include:
*Fort Pulaski National Monument, on U.S. 80 en route to Tybee Island. Info on the Fort Pulaski Junior Program here.
*Fort Sumter & Fort Moultrie national monuments, Charleston, S.C. Info on these forts Junior Ranger program here.
*Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ga. More info here.
*Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island. Info on the Fort Frederica National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.
*Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon. Info on Ocmulgee’s National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.