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(Savannah outdoor events) Georgia’s First 4th @ Wormsloe Historic Site

Friday, August 6th, 2021

Georgia State Parks Wormsloe Historic Site First 4th Georgia outdoor events

Georgia’s First 4th @ Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah
Sat. Aug 14, 2021 10AM-4 PM

Did you know that the Declaration of Independence did not make its way to Savannah until August?

Hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence as it was read in 1776 @ Wormsloe Historic Site’s Georgia’s First 4th event this Sat. Aug. 14 2021, 10AM-4PM.

Participate in the debate. Are you loyal to the English King or will you join the Patriot cause?

Activities start at the Wormsloe Visitor Center beginning at 10AM and repeat at 2PM. $2 – $10. 912-353-3023.

Learn more here.

Wormsloe Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Road
Savannah, GA 31406

World Ranger Day @ Fort King George State Historic Site, Darien

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Fort King George State Historic Site Darien
World Ranger Day @ Fort King George State Historic Site, Darien

In recognition of World Ranger Day, join rangers @ Fort King George State Historic Site in Darien, Ga. for a fun, activity-packed day where any Junior Ranger can earn a Georgia “Go Do” patch on Sat. July 31 2021.

Traditionally, to earn one of these patches requires completing each category five times. This year if anyone participates in one of these activities on July 31 2021, they can earn the patch!

Fort King George is offering 2 programs with 2 patches. Complete a scavenger hunt through the Fort, collecting clues, and earn an Outdoor Fun patch. Or, help rangers create a flourishing colonial medicine garden and earn a Kids Care patch.

Cost: $4.50-$7.50

Fort King George State Historic Site
302 McIntosh Road SE
Darien, GA 31305
McIntosh County
912-437-4770.

Learn more here. 

Family Concert with Jennifer Daniels @ Tybee Post Theater

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Family Concert Tybee Post Theater Jenn Daniels Pete the Cat

Family Concert @ Tybee Post Theater, 10:30AM Sat. Aug. 7

Perfect for kids, this toe-tapping and energetic show @ Tybee Post Theater on Tybee Island @ 10:30AM Sat. Aug. 7 will give your entire family infectious joy and boundless energy.

Jennifer Daniels’ family concerts are full of interactive songs, stories, and organized movement meant for kids newborn – third grade.

As an assistant to beloved kids’ author Eric Litwin (original author of Pete the Cat picture books), Jenn will use the guitar, ukulele, and picture books to get kids singing and dancing and excited about reading.

An award-winning writer and performer out of Lookout Mountain, GA, Jennifer Daniels delivers rich concert experiences full of laughter and friendly banter.

Order tickets online here.

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Tybee Post Theater
10 Van Horne Ave.
Tybee Island, GA 31328
912-472-4790
Email: info@tybeeposttheater.org

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Tybee Island Marine Science Center to safely release Addy the loggerhead sea turtle

Saturday, July 24th, 2021

Tybee Marine Science Center turtle release 2021 Savannah

Sea Turtle Release, 3PM Wed. July 28, Tybee Is. 

Just days after her third birthday, the time has come for Tybee Island Marine Science Center’s beloved Addy to embark on her biggest adventure yet.

You are invited this Wed. July 28 2021 at 3PM at the North Beach middle crossover on Tybee Island as Addy is safely released to the ocean.

Help give our Addy a great, BIG send off for the next phase of her life!

For more on Addy and her release here.

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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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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. 

Truman linear trail savannah

Truman Linear Park Trail, Savannah

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

Saturday, July 10th, 2021

training camp Tormenta Savannah Summer 2021 bluffton

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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FREE Arts on the Lawn event @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

Arts on the Lawn Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Sat. June 10: Wonders of Water @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Join the Savannah Cultural Arts Center on the lawn this Saturday, July 10 2021, @ 10AM for an engaging FREE morning session of crafts, stories, and movement for ages 4 to 7!

This week, you’re invited to be inspired by water! The art activity will be created by the movement of water and a short Hula lesson will teach participants about storytelling through dance, celebrating Polynesian culture.

The fun begins at 10AM and will last about an hour. Space is limited, registration is required, and family units will be socially-distanced. (Parents/guardians are required to stay with their children for the duration). Please register online here by noon the Friday before the event.

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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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Advanced Academics summer day camps for ages 5-12, Pooler

Saturday, June 26th, 2021

Advanced Academics day summer camps Pooler Chatham County Ga. savannah gifted home-school

 

Advanced Academics in Pooler Summer Day Camps 2021 

Join Advanced Academics in Pooler  for Claim Your Camp Week, for ages 5-12.

Learn more here. 

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Advanced Academics
email: adv.aca.mail@gmail.com
912-348-2017
405 Hwy 80, Suite 104
Pooler, GA 31322

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(Savannah pediatricians) Walk with a Doc @ Daffin Park with Pediatrician Dr. Yolanda Rivera-Caudill

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Savannah pediatricians Wilmington Island Chatham County pediatrics  Dr. Yolanda Rivera-Caudill

You don’t have to walk alone when you can have The Tiny Beet team by your side.

Join pediatrician Dr. Yolanda Rivera-Caudill is Sat. Aug. 28 2021, 9-10AM to walk towards a healthier you.

Free and family friendly!

Walk with a Doc
9AM Sat. Aug. 28 2021, 9-10AM Daffin Park, Savannah (between playground & fountain)
Free & open to the public
EMAIL: thedoctorbeet@gmail.com

The Tiny Beet is a general pediatric direct primary care (DPC) practice specializing in Lifestyle Medicine in order to focus on the root cause of patients’ health.

Dr. Caudill is on a mission to help her patients develop and maintain healthier lifestyles through general pediatrics and lifestyle medicine.

Learn more about Walk With A Doc here. 

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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. 

Summer 2021: Water Parks near Savannah

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Water Parks Near Savannah

Water parks have reopened for Summer 2021.

Who is ready for lazy river, spray pads & waterslides ?

Here are water parks in Statesboro, Jekyll Island & Charleston. (The Pooler water park – Surf Lagoon – is closed).

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Water Parks Near Savannah

Splash In The Boro opens for the 2021 summer season May 22 2021.
45 miles from Savannah in Statesboro, Ga.
Water Slides – 2 body slides and 1 inner tube slide wind around each other and finish with a plunge into a common wave pool. The park has a double flowrider , a 5-lane mat racer, a spray pad and slides for toddlers, 3 tube slides, a lazy river.

Open starting May 22. For hours click here.

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Summer Waves opening weekend May 14 2021.
75 Miles from Savannah on Jekyll Island.

Summer Waves Water Park located on Jekyll Island with 11 acres of splashing summertime fun for the whole family. Nine exciting attractions including six water slides, wave pool, lazy river, splash zone and kiddie area.

Open May 14. For hours, click here. Hours are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm Summer Waves is open.  912.635.2074

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Charleston, SC Water Parks

Splash Zone Waterpark
at James Island County Park
871 Riverland Drive
Charleston, SC 29412
79 Miles from Savannah in Charleston, SC
Opens May 15 2021.
Schedule here.
200-foot tube slide – 200-foot open slide – Caribbean play structure with slides, wheels, and sprays – 500-foot lazy river with an adventure channel featuring sprays and a waterfall – Leisure pool – open seasonally

Whirlin Waters Adventure Waterpark
87 miles from Savannah in North Charleston, SC
Opens May 15 2021.
Schedule here.
Fun for all ages, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark is located within North Charleston Wannamaker County Park and offers seasonal, island-style water play packed into over 15-acres.
Rip Tide Run mat racer takes riders on an exciting head-to-head competition over gut wrenching bumps, accelerating riders towards the finish line. (minimum height of 42”)

Splash Island Waterpark
91 miles away in Mount Pleasant, SC
Opens May 15 2021.
Schedule here. 
200-foot water slide – 16-foot otter slide – Sprays, geysers, and raindrop waterfalls – The Cyclone, a 10-minute swirling water ride – Recreational pool

Toddler Tuesdays nature program @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

Toddler Tuesday nature program Oatland Island Wildlife Center

 

Toddler Tuesdays nature program @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah

Toddler Tuesday is a program for 1-4 year old children and their caregivers that focuses on one of Oatland’s animals, or a relevant nature theme. The program will meet at the picnic pavilion and will include: singing, fingerplay, a story, an encounter with one of our animals, and a take-home craft.

UPDATE: Cost for the program is $5 for children and $5 for adults.

Registration is required and there are a limited number of spaces so reserve early.

Registration is made online, but the program fees will be paid at the front booth on the day of, and not in advance, so please, if you know you won’t make your reservation, please call and cancel so organizers can open the space for someone on the waitlist.

See the 2021 Toddler Tuesday Schedule and register online here.

Questions about the program? Call 912-395-1517, or email michelle.kelly@sccpss.com

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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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(Savannah schools) Football Focus @ St. Andrew’s School includes FREE middle school football clinic

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

Football Savannah St. Andrew's School Wilmington Island

A FOOTBALL FOCUS

There’s a lot of football action taking place at St. Andrew’s School in Savannah this summer thanks to new Head Football Coach Blake Henry.

In addition to flag football camp and Varsity workouts, Coach Henry is offering a free football clinic to any Middle School player from any school in the area. Remaining dates for the free clinic are June 23, July 14, 21, and 28. All sessions take place from 6:30 – 8PM on the St. Andrew’s campus, 601 Penn Waller Road. Drills include: receiving, blocking, agility, and tackling.

To sign up for any or all sessions, email football@saslions.com.

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