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FREE Grand Re-Opening of JF Gregory Park Playground, Richmond Hill

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Richmond Hill JF Gregory Playground reopening

J.F. Gregory Park Playground Grand Re-Opening
Fri. June 26, 2020 @ 10:30AM

The City of Richmond Hill invites you to the grand re-opening of the playground in J.F. Gregory Park on Friday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m.

At the end of 2019, Mayor and Council approved upgrades to the playground area in J.F. Gregory Park and they have been completed.

The playground received several upgrades including new sunshades, benches and an updated swing set. Two new pieces of playground equipment have been installed, including an inclusive orbit for children with disabilities.

This project was funded by SPLOST VII revenue.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah reopens

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020


Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens Savannah gardens


Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah has reopened to the public.

Hours are 10AM-4PM Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Cost: $5 for adults; $3 for kids.

Learn more here. 

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm
2 Canebrake Rd.
Savannah, GA 31419

Savannah gyms for toddlers: Parent & Me playdates & Mother’s Morning Out program @ Savannah Sharks

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Savannah Sharks gym parent me playdates

Parent & Me Playdates

Savannah Sharks in Savannah  offers Parent & Me Playdate 10:30AM-12PM. For crawlers to age 4. Cost: $8 per day.  Siblings are free. Learn more here. 

Parent & Me Playdates are Monday, Wednesday & Fridays, 10:30AM-Noon.


Mother’s Morning-Out Program

Tuesday & Thursdays 9AM-1PM for ages 16 months to 4 years old.

Cost: $165 per month or $30 per day. Call (912) 335-2234.

Daily drop-ins are also accepted for Mother’s Morning Out. 

Learn more & register online here.

General Schedule

9-9:15am Children arrive and begin free play with table toys
9:15-9:30am Morning Table Activity
9:30-9:45am Music and Movement on the carpet
9:45-10:00am Stretching/yoga & obstacle course inside the gym
10:00-10:15am Games and gross motor development
10:15-10:30am Diaper Changes, Hand Washing, and Snack Time
10:30-10:45am Outdoor activity on the Porch
10:45-11:00am Story Time
11:00-11:15am Crafts and fine motor development
11:15-11:45am hand washing, lunch, and diaper changes
11:45am-12:45pm Structured Free Play
12:45-1:00pm Clean-up & Carpool

No Mother’s Morning Out
Nov. 11 2018
Dec. 25 & 27 2018
Jan. 1 & 3 2019

Lead Shark
Amy Butler is a mother of three daughters who attend St. Peter’s the Apostle school, Amy is passionate about helping young children grow and develop through play and exploration.

Assistant Sharks
Megan Yarbrough
Kathryn Hoersting
Rachel Badger

Savannah Sharks gym
1686 E. President St
Savannah GA 31404
(912) 335-2234

Savannah Sharks Cheerleading and Tumbling, (912) 335-2234, 1686 E President St, Savannah, GA 31404
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Your input needed for upcoming Savannah parent community & indoor educational playspace for kids aged 0-7

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

The Village indoor playspace Savannah parent community

There’s a new nonprofit that’s looking to get started in Savannah that needs your input: The Village, an upcoming parent community-and- educational indoor playspace for kids aged 0-7.

The proposed playspace organizers are trying to gauge interest in the project before moving forward & are asking for input from Savannah & Lowcountry-area parents.

Please check out the playspace website here and take a few seconds to fill out the survey linked on the site.


(Savannah Moms Groups) Connect with other moms @ MOPS @ Compassion Christian Church’s East Campus

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers Savannah


Connect with other moms this school year! Attend MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) at Compassion Christian Church East Campus.

MOPS (Mothers of Pre-schoolers) connects moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying alongside one another.

Moms who are pregnant or have children through kindergarten are invited to the MOPS group at Compassion Christian Church East Campus.

MOPS Popsicle Party in the Park

MOPS @ Compassion Christian East Campus invites you to a MOPS Popsicle Party in the Park event on Fri. Aug. 17 2018, 10-11AM.
Hull Park (55th Street & Atlantic Avenue in Ardsley Park).

Please RSVP by Aug. 13 via email to .

MOPS @ Compassion Christian East Campus Meetings 2018-19

Dates for the upcoming year 2018-2019: Sept: 20 Oct: 4 & 18 Nov: 1 & 15 Dec: 6 Jan: 17 Feb: 7 & 21 Mar: 7 Apr: 4 & 18 May: 2
Where: Compassion Christian East Campus 9150 Old Montgomery Rd SAV, GA 31406
When: 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month from September 2018- May 2019, 9:15-11:30AM

Mommy & Me Playdates @ Savannah Sharks Gym

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Savannah Sharks gym parent me playdates


Savannah Sharks in Savannah  will have Parent & Me Playdate on Aug. 10, 9:30-11:30AM. For crawlers to age 4. Cost: $8 per day.  Siblings are free. Learn more here. 

Stay connected by liking Savannah Sharks on Facebook here. 

Savannah Sharks gym
1686 E. President St
Savannah GA 31404

Savannah Sharks Cheerleading and Tumbling, 912-308-3818, 1686 E President St, Savannah, GA 31404
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Visit The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. this summer

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is. Parents Night Out Summer Camps

Summer is a fun time to visit The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Enjoy the museum’s new summer hours (now open on Monday) and their new Membership Benefits. Now’s the perfect time to become a member and receive member discounts on Summer Camp, Parent’s Night Out, and MORE.

JUNE HOURS @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.
Sunday: Closed | Monday-Saturday: 10AM – 5PM



Summer Camps @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. 

WEEKLY 8:30-11:30am / MONDAY-FRIDAY July 3-28
Summer Camp at The Sandbox is uniquely designed for kids 3-11. Your children will enjoy supervised play time in the Museum, fun activities and crafts pertaining to a weekly theme, educational activities and messy fun!

Don’t delay registering for this popular camp – the week of July 3rd is already SOLD OUT!

Cost: Weekly and Daily Pricing Available/Members Receive Discount

Click here for more summer camp information and pricing details or call (843) 842-7645 to sign up now.


Parents Night Out

Wednesday & Thursday evenings, July 5-27, 6-9PM
Treat yourself to a parents night out while your kids (imaginations) run wild! Children ages 3-9 years will enjoy playing in our hands-on exhibits and activity areas. A staff-supervised arts and crafts activity and a pizza dinner will also be provided.

Cost: $30/child or $20/child for Siblings & Members
24-hour advanced reservations are highly recommended
Call (843) 842-7645 to sign up now. Details here. 

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a advertiser


U-pick thornless blackberry season 2017, Savannah

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

U-pick blackberry picking SavannahU-pick thornless blackberry season 2017 is now open @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah.

Picking hours will be Monday-Thursday and Saturday from 8AM-11AM (Note there’s no berry picking on Fridays or Sundays). It is best to come before 9AM.

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 1PM 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. Remember, blackberries do not further ripen once picked, so only focus on berries that fall/tug off the stem easily. If they’re still “glued on”, they’re sour and definitely not ready to pick.

More details here. 

COST: $3 per pound. Containers provided.  Cash and credit card (debit cards as well if they have a major credit card symbol on them) are accepted.

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. 

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419 (912) 921-5460, E-mail:,

Free admission to National Parks thanks to Every Kid in a Park program

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Every Kid in A Park free national park admission fourth graders Fort Pulaski The Every Kid in a Park program gives every U.S. 4th grader and his or her family free access to 2000+ federally managed parks, lands and waters.

To obtain the free pass, fourth graders simply participate in a fun online activity and receive a voucher for a free 4th Grade Annual Pass. Print out the voucher and take it with you and your family to a national park or monument (We went to the front gate at Fort Pulaski National Monument), where you can turn the voucher in for a laminated National Park pass.

This program, called Every Kid in a Park, begins Sept. 1 of your fourth grade year and runs until Aug. 31 of that year. Learn more here. 

Savannah Mother’s Day Activities: Gift-making @ UGA Marine Education Center, Skidway Is.

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

mother's Day events Savannah Skidaway Island Mother’s Day Gift-making: The art of Gyotaku @ UGA Marine Education Center And Aquarium on Skidaway Is., Savannah
Sat. May 13 @ 11AM-Noon
Discover Gyotaku, the Japanese art of fish printing. Learn about what makes a fish a fish, then try your hand at Gyotaku. Paper for Gyotaku prints will be provided, but if you would like to print on fabric please bring your own article of clothing, tote bag or cloth object to print on.
Children 5 & older, must be accompanied by an adult.
Learn more here.

To register call or email Kayla Clark, (912) 598-3345 or


More May 2017 kid-friendly events @ UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium, Skidaway Is., Savannah

Maritime Forest Night Hike
May 24 2017 @ 8:30-9:30PM
Cost: $10
Explore the maritime forest at night at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium. Staff will lead participants down the nature trails while listening for owls, insects, and other night noises. Participants may even spot deer or bats during the hike. This program is open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration and payment due Friday, May 19, 2017
To register call or email Kayla Clark, (912) 598-3345 or

FREE Admission Days @ Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Fort Pulaski National Monument Savannah free admission days

Mark your calendar for these free admission dates in 2017 @ Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah.

April 22-23 2017: Weekends of National Park Week
August 25 2017: National Park Service’s Birthday
September 30 2017: National Public Lands Day
October 15 2017: Fort Pulaski National Monument’s 92nd Birthday
November 11-12 2017: Veterans Day Weekend

Fort Pulaski National Monument is on U.S. Hwy 80, 15 miles east of downtown Savannah. For more info, call 912) 786-5787 or visit


Junior Ranger National Park Monuments Savannah Your kids can become a Junior Ranger 

Take advantage of the fact that we live within a day’s drive of multiple national parks & monuments & have your kids become a junior ranger at one or many of these sites.

When 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.
* Congaree National Park near Columbia. Info on Junior Ranger Program here. 

Free kids’ nature programs @ Skidaway Is. State Park

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Skidaway Island State Park Savannah free events

Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah regularly offers free events. There is a $5 parking fee which is waived if you have an annual state park pass. Details on state park passes here.

See the free April 2017 events here


Mommy & Me Play @ Savannah Sharks

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Mommy Me Savannah Sharks gym Mommy & Me Play @ at Savannah Sharks

Savannah Sharks offers Mommy & Me Play for crawlers to age 4
Monday, Tuesday & Friday
$6 or punch pass $65

Stay connected by liking Savannah Sharks on Facebook here. 

Savannah Sharks Cheerleading and Tumbling, (912) 335-2234, 1686 E President St, Savannah, GA 31404
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Mommy & Me classes: New healthy, fit classes including YogaKids @ Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gym

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Ignite the Senses Sensory Gym Bluffton SCParent & Me classes (YogaKids, FitKids & more) start Jan. 30 2017 @ Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gym in Bluffton SC.

A healthy lifestyle is learned early

Ignite the Senses has three options available to kick off 2017 for kids and moms too to test their strength, balance, flexibility and coordination. Additional class days and times will be added as needed. Classes are once per week and can be in any combination between Yogakids and Fitkids for the children.

*All classes include 1 hour access to the open gym after the class

For those that want to save money – all you need to do is register and pay for your family in advance online. (Discount code: SAVE$10 – code can be used monthly, but only works for monthly rates). Register online here. 

$15/class – $60/month {Monday 9:30AM/Friday 11AM}

The emphasis in this class will be on slowing down! We live very fast paced and stressful lives and our children absorb the stress too. Children (ages 2 and older) will learn how to recognize signs of stress and how to best deal with it. Limited to 6 children/class. Register online here. 


$15/class – $60/month {Tuesday 11AM/Thursday 9:30AM}

FitKids (ages 2 and older) will have fun while building strength, coordination and balance along with confidence, self-esteem and independence. They will also learn team building skills with their new friends and as they challenge themselves they will learn that there are no limits to their abilities as long as they try and never give up. Limited to 6 children/class. Register online here.


Mommy & Me Get Fit Together
$25/class – $100/month for families (up to 2 children)

This class is for those moms that want to workout and want to share the experience with their child(ren). Whether you carry and use your small child (infant) as a weight or your toddler mimics everything you do (side-by-side) we will provide a workout that both of you can do. All fitness levels are welcome. Limited to 6 families/class. Register online here. 



Ignite the Senses Gym
163 Bluffton Road
Suite C1
Bluffton, SC. 29910
(843) 757-0179

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Tiny Tots Play Time for ages 5 & younger @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Tiny Tots Play Time Mommy & Me Summit Gymnastics Savannah

Tiny Tots Playtime will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah, 9:30-11AM.

Cost is $5.

Tiny Tots Playtime is a magnificent introduction into the world of movement education. Summit Gymnastics provide a stress free environment for parent and child to work one on one. You and your child can exercise together, while he or she strengthens their developmental skills. Trampoline, foam in-ground pit, bars, balance beams, and more!

$5 per child
Front Desk Email:

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Gymnastics, tumbling lessons, classes

For more than 10 years,  Summit Gymnastics in Savannah has produced top-quality gymnasts by providing a safe & productive work environment that enhances physical and mental well-being.

Call & schedule your child’s FREE TRIAL CLASS: 912-921-1034 or email


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Indoor kids’ gyms: Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gym in Bluffton, SC

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Ignite the Senses Sensory Gym Bluffton SCIgnite the Senses children’s sensory gym in Bluffton SC ignites children’s curiosity to explore new activities and new social relationships.

As Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym, Ignite the Senses aims to spread community awareness and acceptance for those living with autism in and around the Lowcountry. Children with autism 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.

Offerings @ Ignite the Senses include:

* art and music programs/classes
* special camps during the summer and school holidays throughout the year
* children’s birthdays and special events
* support group gatherings monthly for local families with children who have autism.

Visit for more information.



Every Wednesday 10AM-Noon. Bring your little ones in to meet some new friends while having a ball. Your payoff will be at home later when your toddler goes down easily for a nap thanks to Toddler Time.



Fri. Feb. 24 at 5-7 PM. This group will allow parents of special needs children a place to receive support and compassion from other parents dealing with the same situations. A place to vent, exchange tips & provide a sense of peace to one another. Details here.



Open 7 days a week
Mon-Fri: 9AM-6PM
Sat: 10AM-3PM
Sun: 10AM-3PM



Ignite the Senses Gym
163 Bluffton Road
Suite C1
Bluffton, SC. 29910
(843) 757-0179

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