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(Savannah, u-pick) Pick your own strawberries @ Hodges Strawberry Farm

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Hodges Farm Strawberries Pick Your Own

We’re thrilled to learn about another pick-your-own strawberries farm in our area in addition to this one we already told you about.

Hodges Farm is local family owned “Pick Your Own” or “We Pick” farm of strawberries and thornless blackberries.

They have fresh berries, jams, jellies or local honey for sale.

The farm is located on the Effingham/Screven County border just 20 minutes from Statesboro and 50 minutes from downtown Savannah. Cash or check with ID.

Learn more here. 

Follow on social media here for field closure updates.

HODGES STRAWBERRY FARM
8705 Ga HWY 21 N.
Newington, GA 30446
(912) 754-7257 cell (912)687-6448 cell (912)425-0690

Drive-In Movie Theaters near Savannah: Hwy. 21 Drive In in Beaufort, S.C. & Drive-In in Jesup, Ga.

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

Drive-in Movie Theaters Savannah Bluffton Beaufort Jesup HWY 21 DRIVE IN, BEAUFORT, S.C.

During social distancing, you can haul the kids to an old-fashioned Drive In movie theater.

Check out Hwy. 21 Drive In in Beaufort, S.C.

The Drive In accepts most major credit cards.

For directions or to see what’s playing, click here or follow the Drive In on Facebook here.

Hwy 21 Drive In, 55 Parker Dr, Beaufort, South Carolina 29906, tel (843) 846-4500, Email hwy21drivein@embarqmail.com, hwy21drivein.com

JESUP DRIVE-IN

There’s also a drive in theatre in Jesup, Ga., which is a farther trek from Savannah than Beaufort. For info on the Jesup Drive-In schedule, click here.
Follow the Jesup Drive-In on Facebook here.

Jesup Drive-In, 3686 Savannah Hwy. Jesup, Ga 31545 tel 912-559-2183 (office) or 912-427-7254 movieline, email jesupdrivein@yahoo.com, www.jesupdrivein.com 

U Pick Strawberries @ Dempsey Farms near Beaufort SC

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

pick your own strawberries Savannah

Dempsey Farms U-Pick Strawberries on Saint Helena Is. SC near Beaufort is now open for the 2020 Spring Season.

The farm is open under the USDA and Clemson guidelines. Upon arriving at field please send only one person from your vehicle to the stand for directions and buckets. Hours are set according to availability of ripe berries.

Please call 843-838-3656 after 8AM for picking condition and field updates on hours or check the farm’s social media updates here.

DEMPSEY FARMS
1576 SEA ISLAND PARKWAY
SAINT HELENA ISLAND, SC 29920

Two Sisters Travel: Has Your Disney Vacation Been Interrupted?

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Disney Two Sisters Travel Savannah deals

Below is a guest post from Two Sisters Travel

Its no secret that were in the midst of unprecedented times as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly everyone worldwide is feeling the impact of this outbreak.

While we fully understand the need to restrict travel to save lives, we also understand the disappointment and stress of interrupted travel plans.

Currently, Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort are closed through March 31, 2020. Disney Cruise Line has cancelled all sailings through and departing on April 12, 2020.

As a full service travel agency, Two Sisters Travel, has spent the last 3 weeks working nearly around the clock to get clients back home and rescheduling long-awaited vacations, honeymoons & destination weddings for our valued clients.

Were now offering FREE professional travel advice to anyone that has an interrupted Disney vacation that was booked directly with Disney Destinations. We can help you navigate the options to modify your travel plans. Well assist you with sorting through future travel timeframes & itineraries to consider rescheduling your vacation. Or assist you with understanding the confusing options for refunds and future travel credits.

Our agency offers FREE concierge travel planning service for all Disney Destinations assisting our clients with dining reservations, Fastpass recommendations, park touring suggestions, cruise shore excursions, and so much more.

If youve found yourself with cancelled Disney vacation plans and need assistance please email tara@twosisterstravelco.com or call  843-284-3241. Were here to help anyone we can during these challenging times.

The above is a guest post from Two Sisters Travel

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(Family travel discounts) Last Minute Disney Cruise Deal

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Disney Cruise Deals Savannah Two Sisters Travel

Last Minute Disney Cruise Deal with Two Sisters Travel

If you’ve been dreaming of a Disney Cruise, now is THE time to book!! Disney Cruise Line is offering a limited number of discounted 3-night sailings for late April through early May. Take advantage of incredible pricing of only $153 per person, per day for a family of 4.

Disney Cruise Line offers a unique vacation experience that blends entertainment and adventure with comfort and convenience. There is something for everyone on a Disney cruise: relaxing “me” time for the adults, imaginative fun for the kids and exciting family time for all. Every voyage features the world-class hospitality that only Disney can provide, and of course, all of your favorite characters.

Contact Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel for a quote and more information. These cabins will go fast!

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel
843.284.3241
Become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/twosisterstravel

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(Savannah daytrips) FREE annual birthday for the birds festival, Port Royal, SC

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Birthday for the Birds Port Royal Beaufort 2020

8th BIRTHDAY FOR THE BIRDS
APRIL 25 2020, 9-11AM
Port Royal, SC

The Town of Port Royal along with the Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands Committee invite the community to celebrate the 8th Birthday for the Birds on April 25 2020, 9-11 AM. This unique, one of a kind event showcases Beaufort County’s wonderful natural resources, the Port Royal Rookery and Wetlands, along with the incredible wildlife living within.

This exciting free Community Celebration focuses upon the various species living in this habitat along with educational and information resources. With support from the Fripp Island Audubon Club and other organizations, it will be an informative and fun day to enjoy the Port Royal Rookery and Wetlands. Representatives from the LowCountry Habitat for Humanity, Fripp Island Wildlife Department along with Hunting Island Park Rangers will be onsite as they showcase many inhabitants of the wetlands including alligators and other species.

Master Naturalists (TOUR SIGN-UPS BEGIN AT 8:30 AM) will be there as educational guides giving boardwalk tours of the wetlands along with answering any questions. There will be a Scavenger Hunt with check offs for finding all the unique species and when completed, can proudly show off by wearing their well earned “I Found all the Wildlife Species at the Port Royal Rookery.”

Plus, face painting by Kandace Palmer of Southern Palette Art Studio, local school children’s artwork and puppets to view and a delicious Birthday Cake.

There will be kazoos to play as you tip your bird hat and Cypress Wetlands coloring books donated by the Beaufort Soil & Conservation District for the children to enjoy. Look for the Costumed Bird Greeters, the 1979 Silver Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-Up festively decorated with Birds for the Event.

The event, created by the commitment and vision of Pete Richards* through the Town of Port Royal, who wished to share his love of birding, and, in his own words said, “The importance of the birthday is making wildlife and birds accessible to community, families and children. It is now in its 8th year.”

The Town of Port Royal has generously helped along with Audubon and the many volunteers who work to provide this fun day to the community and their families.

*Pete Richards passed on Saturday, February 29th.

Two Sisters Travel: Disney Cruise Savings Coming Soon

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Disney Cruise Deals Savannah Two Sisters Travel

If you’ve been dreaming of a Disney Cruise for your family, the best deals on summer sailings are coming! Itineraries for Summer 2021 will be released this Friday, and booking early is the best way to save money on a Disney Cruise vacation.

Summer 2021 itineraries will include Alaska, Greece & other Mediterranean ports of call, and a special 5 night Bahamas sailing onboard Disney Fantasy making two stops at Castaway Cay.

Disney Cruise Line offers a unique vacation experience that blends entertainment and adventure with comfort and convenience. There is something for everyone on a Disney cruise: relaxing “me” time for the adults, imaginative fun for the kids and exciting family time for all. And every voyage features the world-class hospitality that only Disney can provide, and of course, all of your favorite characters.

Join Two Sisters Travel Priority Disney Cruise Line list and they’ll email you as soon as itineraries are announced, and available for booking.

If you’re looking to travel before June 1, 2021 these itineraries are already available for booking. Contact Two Sisters Travel today for a FREE vacation quote.

Tara McCoy, Travel Advisor at Two Sisters Travel
843.284.3241
Become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/twosisterstravel

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Last chance SAVE BIG ON DISNEY – Kids Eat Free This Summer

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Disney Deals Savannah Travel Free Dining PackageDreaming of a Walt Disney World vacation? Travel this summer and save money with the KIDS EAT FREE DINING PACKAGE promotion!

This offer is available for packages arriving at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels May 25 to August 28, 2020 with a minimum 4 night stay and theme park tickets.

If you’re planning a first visit or haven’t traveled to the parks in years, now is the perfect time to go! Disney’s Hollywood Studios has opened 2 brand new lands, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land. Both offering exciting new attractions, entertainment and dining venues!

Availability for these savings are extremely limited, and dining reservations are open for these dates. You don’t want to miss this deal, only $200 deposit before February 26, 2020 to book your package!

Contact your Authorized Disney Vacation Planner at Two Sisters Travel now for a no-obligation vacation quote . And remember, their concierge travel planning services are always FREE!!

Tara McCoy
Travel Advisor at Two Sisters Travel
843.284.3241
Become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/twosisterstravel

(Things to do with kids in Savannah) Toddler Tuesdays @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Toddler Tuesday Oatland Island wildlife center savannah

Toddlers Tuesdays @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah.

The popular Savannah nature program for kids offers a choice of 2 times: 10-10:45AM; and 11-11:45AM.

It is the same program each time, just pick the time that is more convenient to you.

Cost of the program: $5 per child that is participating and regular admission for the rest of your party. This is a special fundraising program, so even if you are members the cost is $5 per child.

Pre-registration is required! Space is limited to 15 students per session. Registration closes on Tuesday at 7:30AM. Please cancel if you know you won’t make it to open spaces for other children. Click on link below to register.

Problems with registration contact Ms. Michelle at michelle.kelly@sccpss.com or 912-395-1517.

Toddler Tuesday is a program designed to introduce our youngest learners to the wonders of the natural world. Children and their adults will experience nature through themed activities including songs, finger play, story time, nature walks, live animal encounters and crafts. Your child will commune with nature in a safe, playful and experiential way in Toddler Tuesday classes.

Click on link below to register for these 2020 Toddler Tuesdays.

March 24–A Vulture’s View

March 31–Frog on a Log in a Bog

April 7–3..2..1..Blast Off 

 April 14–National Dolphin Day!

Oatland Island Wildlife Center
Wildlife and education programs
711 Sandtown Rd.
Savannah, GA, 31410
(912) 395-1212

Admission rates here.  

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Wildlife, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410 (912) 395-1212 Driving directions here.

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SAVE BIG ON DISNEY – Kids Eat Free This Summer

Saturday, February 8th, 2020

Disney Deals Savannah Travel Free Dining PackageDreaming of a Walt Disney World vacation? Travel this summer and save money with the KIDS EAT FREE DINING PACKAGE promotion!

This offer is available for packages arriving at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels May 25 to August 28, 2020 with a minimum 4 night stay and theme park tickets.

If you’re planning a first visit or haven’t traveled to the parks in years, now is the perfect time to go! Disney’s Hollywood Studios has opened 2 brand new lands, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land. Both offering exciting new attractions, entertainment and dining venues!

Availability for these savings are extremely limited, and dining reservations are open for these dates. You don’t want to miss this deal, only $200 deposit before February 26, 2020 to book your package!

Contact your Authorized Disney Vacation Planner at Two Sisters Travel now for a no-obligation vacation quote . And remember, their concierge travel planning services are always FREE!!

Tara McCoy
Travel Advisor at Two Sisters Travel
843.284.3241
Become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/twosisterstravel

You’re invited: Be Well Hilton Head – a Wellness Festival Jan. 30-Feb. 2

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Be Well Hilton Head Wellness Festival 2020

Soar into the new decade at Be Well Hilton Head – a wellness festival like no other on America’s Favorite Island.

Be Well Hilton Head is guided runs, oysters, cocktails, meditation, beach biking, natural wines, and more. It’s an entire Wellness Weekend – Well Played. This inaugural Be Well Hilton Head event will be Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 2020.

Tickets are on sale now to over 20 invigorating activities including career coaching, basics of meditation, food & beverage experiences, and fitness classes. Find a full list of events here.

Make it a beach getaway with a special Be Well Room Rate or VIP Package at The Westin, and you’ll be at the center of all the festival action.

Click on the links below for more information.

Accommodations

Tickets

General Information

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Savannah daytrips: U-Pick Daffodils in Okatie, SC near Bluffton

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

U-pick daffodils Bluffton Okatie Savannah

U-pick Daffodils farm in nearby Okatie, SC (near Bluffton)

Hours of operation are dependent upon the weather & availability of flowers.  Check here and on Facebook here for hours  & opening/closing updates. If you’re coming in the afternoon, you are strongly encouraged to text 843-368-1998 to make sure the farm still has blooms and are still open.

Farm owners will post if they’re able to be open this weekend as soon as they know. Please call or text 843-368-1998 to make sure the farm still has flowers.

UPickDaffodils.com is family owned and operated on what was once the family dairy farm. Chuck and Diane have planted several varieties of daffodils, not all of which bloom at the same time, according to their Web site.

Cash or check only. Cost is 30 cents per stem.

UPickDaffodils
48 Calhoun Plantation Road
Okatie, SC 29909
843-368-1998
chuck@upickdaffodils.com

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Play in fake snow @ 2020 Hilton Head Snow Day

Friday, January 10th, 2020

FREE Hilton Head Snow Day 2020 Savannah

Hilton Head Island Recreation Association will host the 2020 Hilton Head Snow Day on Sat. Jan. 25, 2020, 11AM-4PM at Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Is.

$10 for ages 2-17, adults are free

This is a family event that will have inflatable rides, a snowfield, and entertainment. For kids who have never seen snow, this is the perfect event to play in fake snow.

Hilton Head Snow Day 2020
Sat. Jan. 25, 2020, 11AM-4PM
Shelter Cove Community Park
39 Shelter Cove Lane
Hilton Head Is. SC 29928

Money raised benefits The Island Recreation Center’s Scholarship Fund.

Savannah Daytrips: Hide-and-seek game for handmade glass floats on Jekyll Island during Jan., Feb. 2020

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Island Treasures Jekyll Island 2017 Daytrips Savannah

Every year, Jekyll Island commissions a group of highly skilled artisans from across the U.S. to create exquisite, handworked glass floats for Jekyll’s annual Island Treasures event.

(Jekyll Island is an easy, roughly 90-minute drive down I-95 from Savannah. See our list of things to do with kids on on Jekyll Island here. )

The glass floats are part of a hide-and-seek style game played on Jekyll Island throughout January and February. Each day, volunteers called Beach Buddies hide clear globes around the island for lucky guests to find and redeem for a real glass float. Gather your friends and family to search for globes that can be exchanged for dazzling handcrafted glass floats.

Jekyll Island Guest Information Center
901 Downing Musgrove Causeway
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Learn more about Island Treasures here.

Find more things to do with kids on Jekyll Island here.

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Holiday Farms Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides open Oct. 4 for Fall 2019 Season, Ridgeland, S.C.

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Holiday Farms Pumpkin Patch Pig Races Ridgeland Savannah Fall 2019 The 12th Annual The Great Pumpkin Patch @ Holiday Farms  will be open for the 2019 season Oct. 4- Oct . 31 2019 in nearby Ridgeland, SC, about a 1 hour drive from Savannah.

Pig races every day, plus hayrides, pumpkins & more.

Spend a day on Holiday Farms enjoying: Jumppad, Bounce house, Haytona Speedway, Duck Race, Cow Milking, Steer Roping, Corn Grinding, Barnyard Zoo, Barrel Racing and, of course, a hayride to the pumpkin patch. And our personal favorite, Pigtucky Derby (pig races).

Great fall field trip for churches, schools, daycares, scouts, etc.

Holiday Farms is open weekdays & weekends starting Oct. 4 2019.

Holiday Farms pig races pumpkin patch hayrides savannah ridgeland Field Trips

Holiday Farms offers field trips for schools, churches, scout groups, and more. Reservations now being taken for groups and field trips. You may reach Holiday Farms by phone at 843-726-5527 or email holidayfarms@yahoo.com.

Holiday Farms 2019 Schedule & Hours

Family owned and operated since 2008.

Open Oct. 4-Oct. 31, Monday-Thursday 9AM to 2PM, Friday-Saturday 9AM to dark with the last hayride leaving at 6PM, and Sunday from 1-5PM.

Military Discount Day

Special Military Day on Sat. Oct. 5 2019
All active duty military, spouses, and children will receive 50% off admission with proper ID.

Concessions every day

Holiday Farms will have concessions for sale daily.  The Food Trap will be at Holiday Farms Monday-Thursday and Sat-Sun, and Fry Babys will be there Friday-Sunday. Snow Cones, kettle corn, turkey legs, nachos, and other snacks will also be available daily.

Stay connected about other events at Holiday Farms by liking their Facebook page here.

Holiday Farms, 10884 Grays Hwy, Ridgeland, SC 29936, (843) 726-5527, email holidayfarms@yahoo.com
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FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR FALL FUN GUIDE 2019 HERE.

Holiday Farms Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides open for Fall 2019 Season, Ridgeland, S.C.

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Holiday Farms Pumpkin Patch Pig Races Ridgeland Savannah Fall 2019 The 12th Annual The Great Pumpkin Patch @ Holiday Farms  will be open for the 2019 season Oct. 4- Nov. 3 2019 in nearby Ridgeland, SC, about a 1 hour drive from Savannah.

Pig races every day, plus hayrides, pumpkins & more.

Spend a day on Holiday Farms enjoying: Jumppad, Bounce house, Haytona Speedway, Duck Race, Cow Milking, Steer Roping, Corn Grinding, Barnyard Zoo, Barrel Racing and, of course, a hayride to the pumpkin patch. And our personal favorite, Pigtucky Derby (pig races).

Great fall field trip for churches, schools, daycares, scouts, etc.

Holiday Farms is open weekdays & weekends starting Oct. 4 2019.

Holiday Farms pig races pumpkin patch hayrides savannah ridgeland Field Trips

Holiday Farms offers field trips for schools, churches, scout groups, and more. Reservations now being taken for groups and field trips. You may reach Holiday Farms by phone at 843-726-5527 or email holidayfarms@yahoo.com.

Holiday Farms 2019 Schedule & Hours

Family owned and operated since 2008.

Open Oct. 4-Nov. 3, Monday-Thursday 9AM to 2PM, Friday-Saturday 9AM to dark with the last hayride leaving at 6PM, and Sunday from Noon-6PM.

Military Discount Day

Special Military Day on Sat. Oct. 5 2019
All active duty military, spouses, and children will receive 50% off admission with proper ID.

Concessions every day

Holiday Farms will have concessions for sale daily.  The Food Trap will be at Holiday Farms Monday-Thursday and Sat-Sun, and Fry Babys will be there Friday-Sunday. Snow Cones, kettle corn, turkey legs, nachos, and other snacks will also be available daily.

Stay connected about other events at Holiday Farms by liking their Facebook page here.

Holiday Farms, 10884 Grays Hwy, Ridgeland, SC 29936, (843) 726-5527, email holidayfarms@yahoo.com
www.holidayfarmssc.com  Holiday Farms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

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FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR FALL FUN GUIDE 2019 HERE.