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Things to do with kids: Valentine’s Scavenger Hunt 2017 @ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Skidaway Island State Park Valentine's Weekend Scavenger Hunt Savannah 2017 Do something special and fun this Valentines Day Weekend 2017 @ Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah.

Win the HEART OF THE PARK TROPHY by competing in Skidaway Island State Park’s Second Annual Valentines Day Weekend Scavenger Hunt right here in the park.

Cost: $5 for parking and $15 per couple/family team.

Sun. Feb. 12, 1:30-3PM
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, Georgia 31411

MAY THE BEST COUPLE/TEAM WIN!

Learn more here.

Old Fort Jackson & other Coastal Heritage Society sites reopen after Hurricane Matthew

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Old Fort Jackson Savannah Old Fort Jackson in Savannah will reopen to the general public Fri. Oct. 14 at 9AM.

Moving forward, Fort Jackson will be open during its regularly scheduled hours 9AM-5PM daily.

Other Coastal Heritage Society sites in Savannah – including Savannah Children’s Museum, Savannah History Museum & Georgia State Railroad Museum – reopened earlier this week.

We’re still awaiting reopening details for Pin Point Heritage Museum & will post that information as it becomes available. .

WHAT: Old Fort Jackson will reopen to the public.
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 14th, 2016
WHERE: 1 Fort Jackson Rd., Savannah, 31404

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FREE preschool Young Explorers nature program for ages 3-4 @ Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

free preschooler program at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge hosts a preschoolers “Young Explorers Club” on the first Tuesday of each month.

The free, hour-long monthly program for 3-4 year-olds starts at 10AM on the first Tuesday of each month.  There will be story time, crafts, snacks, and take-home activities all about this month’s topic.

The programs are at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (694 Beech Hill Lane Hardeeville, SC 29927).

Each month, a different animal or method of conservation will be highlighted. Juniors of Girl Scout Troop 30387 have designed the monthly programs as their service project for completing the Bronze Award. The themes are:

July – Sea Turtles
August – Spiders
September – Fish
October – Butterflies
November – Turkeys
December – Ducks

For more information, please contact Joel Vos at (843) 784-2468.

Learn more here.

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Summer 2016: Free Spray Pools in Savannah, May 31-July 22

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Spray Pools/Spray Pads Free Summer Kids Activities in Savannah

Hull Park Spray Pool

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

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

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

For the 2016 Summer Season, spray pools will open May 31 through July 22, Monday through Friday, from 10 AM-3 PM

Forsyth Park spray pool hours May 31-July 22: Monday-Saturday, 10AM-6PM; Sunday, noon-6PM.

Hull Park spray pool hours May 31-July 22 (55th Street & Atlantic Avenue in Ardsley Park): Saturday, 10 AM-3PM (Often this spray pool may on at other times, too)

FOR MORE SAVANNAH KIDS’ SUMMER ACTIVITIES, CLICK HERE. 

Best Playgrounds in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Friday, April 29th, 2016

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.

 

Daily programs @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Savannah Children's Museum

UPDATE: Savannah Children’s Museum will open on Monday, March 28 when Savannah-Chatham public schools are closed on holiday, 10AM – 4PM
(*Savannah Children’s Museum will open on days that Chatham County schools are closed.)

During the school year, Savannah Children’s Museum offers daily programming Wednesdays through Sundays.

School Hours: August 30th – May 30th
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED (large groups)
Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
*Please note that the Museum may close due to weather conditions.Call ahead for accurate closing information at 912-651-4292.

Programming for Wednesdays through Saturdays
10:30am Rockstar Reading
11:30am Awesome Art
12:30pm Family Fitness
1:30pm Super Science

Programming for Sundays
11:30am Rockstar Reading
12:30pm Awesome Art
1:30pm Family Fitness
2:30pm Super Science

Admission:

$7.50 per person (aged 18 mo. and older)
Ask about the discount combination ticket

Savannah Children’s Museum is a magical outdoor space located at Georgia State Railroad Museum in the old Central of Georgia Carpentry Shop. Expert educators create fun daily programming so children and families learn while they play.

You can purchase tickets at each of the museum’s gift shops or take advantage of the Discount Combination Ticket.

Email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org with questions.

FOR DETAILS ON SCM’S SUNDAY NUTRITION WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS, CLICK HERE. 

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA 31401, chsgeorgia.org/SCM, 912.651.6823 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

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. 

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.

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

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