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Holiday Farms Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides open Oct. 2 for Fall 2020 Season, Ridgeland, S.C.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Holiday Farms Pumpkin Patch Pig Races Ridgeland Savannah Fall 2019

Holiday Farms The Great Pumpkin Patch 2020, Ridgeland SC

This favorite seasonal farm and pumpkin patch will open for the 2020 Fall Season. Please note the following open dates and times are for THIS SEASON ONLY.

Opening Day: Oct. 2 2020

Oct. 2-31 2020, Holiday Farms will be open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9AM-6PM and Sundays Noon-6PM

Live music by the Nautical Wheelers on Saturdays 11AM-3PM and Sundays 1-4PM.
Concessions Thursdays-Sundays 11AM-5PM.

Holiday Farms pig races pumpkin patch hayrides savannah ridgeland

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).

*Group Field Trips (perfect for schools, churches, daycares, company picnics, birthday parties, and more) may call to book your trip. Call 843-726-5527
*Groups of 100 or more may reserve the farm for your group only on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays…First Come, First Served! Call 843-726-5527

COVID Restrictions will be posted closer to opening date. Holiday Farms will follow all required state mandated guidelines. There are 40 acres to play outside on. You are welcome to bring wipes, masks, and social distance all you would like to regardless of what may be required at that time.

Call 843-726-5527 to reserve your date now.

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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(Daytrips from Savannah) Junior Park Ranger programs @ national monuments

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Fort Frederica Junior Ranger National Monument

As we wait for Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah to fully reopen (trails are open, visitor center and fort are closed),  here are some daytrips you can take to national monuments, sites that are open including:

*Fort Sumter National Monument, Charleston, S.C.
*Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ga.
*Fort Frederica National Monument, St. Simons Island.
*Congaree National Park, near Columbia, SC

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 parents 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.

Museum School Program @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Sandbox Children's Museum

Attention Beaufort County students and families:

To support those families with children in grades K-4th, the Sandbox Children’s Museum new museum program is designed with you in mind.

In small multi-age pods with strict health and safety guidelines, students will not only have support for virtual lessons, but also access to staff-led hand-on enrichment activities in S.T.E.M. literacy, art, and movement, and free play in the museum. Children will also have free play in the museum during the day.

The new program for children in grades K-4th is at both the Hilton Head and Bluffton Sandbox locations.

Find more information and registration forms online here. Or email the Sandbox through the Contact Us tab.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Rent a Savannah/Pooler private pool via an Airbnb-style app/website

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020
swimply pools savannah pooler

This saltwater backyard pool in Pooler rents for $45/hour. Maximum of eight guests.

Swimply—an Airbnb for pools—lets you rent a private backyard pool by the hour.

The app and website have seen a growth rate at about 2,000 percent during this pandemic summer as stay-at-home people are looking for outdoor, private spots to cool off and relax, reports CNBC here.

Swimply launched in 2018; however, there are only three pools listed in the Savannah/Pooler area and none that we could find listed in the Hilton Head Is./Bluffton SC area.

But it might be fun to try one of the five listed in Charleston SC or the many – including a few with slides – in Atlanta.

For those of you not using your backyard pools much, this is one way to make some cash with a splash.

(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

(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.

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
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.

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.

Free, family-friendly Native American Heritage Celebration, Ridgeland SC

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Native American Celebration Ridgeland SC Morris Center Hardeeville In honor of Native American Heritage, the Edisto Natchez-Kusso Tribe of SC are partnering with the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage for a free, family-friendly Native American celebration, 1-3PM Sat. Nov. 9 2019 in Ridgeland SC.

Tribe members will teach attendees about their customs and traditions. There will be a demonstration of music and dance with a chance for folks to join. Afterwards, take your photo taken with members of the tribe. Local Native American artists will have their work on display, too.

This event will take place in the Morris Center Art Park under the big live oak tree.

FREE & open to the public.

Learn more here.

Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
10782 S. Jacob Smart Blvd.
Ridgeland SC 29926

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Morris Center Launches Field Trips in Fall 2019

Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage announces its lineup of field trips for the upcoming school year. All K-12 state standards-based programs are cross-disciplinary and include the following curriculums: social studies, English language arts and visual arts.

Dynamic and interactive, the programs include pre- and post-visit materials for teachers to use in the classroom. Field trips to the center last approximately two hours and include a tour of the current exhibitions and hands-on activities.

For more information or to book your field trip, visit www.morrisheritagecenter.org or call 843-284-9227

Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, hayrides, maze, farm activities (daytrip from Savannah)

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

poppell farms savannah pumpkin patch maze

Poppell Family Farms  announced their 2019 maze theme: supporting Camp Sunshine, Mattie’s Mission and Campground Ministries while they support families who have a child that is battling cancer.

Over the next few weeks, Poppell Family Farms we will feature each organization on their Facebook page so that you can learn more about what great work they do!

Be sure to check out Poppell Farms new Web site here.

Poppell Farms  opens for the 2019 Fall season Sat. Sept 28. 

Poppell Family Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides, giant outdoor jumping pillows, barnyard & farm games & activities are open every Saturday & Sunday Sept. 28-Oct. 27 2019.

2019 Events @ Poppell Farms

Grand Opening Weekend & Military Appreciation Military Appreciation ($2 per ticket discount w/military ID): Sept. 28, 2019

Camp Sunshine (A portion of proceeds for the day will be donated to Camp Sunshine): Sept. 29, 2019

Collegiate Football Day. Wear your favorite team shirt to be entered into drawings for prizes all day. Oct. 5, 2019

Girl Scout Day ($10 each, girls & leaders, all others in party pay discount admission rate of $ 12 ages 4 & older plus sales tax; 3 & youger are free): Oct. 12, 2019

Mattie’s Mission (Mattie’s Mission will be at the farm & a portion of proceeds for the day will be donated to their cause.): Oct. 19, 2019

Local Heroes Day (Poppell Farms welcomes Law Enforcement, Emergency Personnel & Teachers from Odum & surrounding area to the farm this weekend. Visitors in these career categories will get a $2-per-ticket discount with valid ID. Poppell will honor Hunter Higgenbotham, a 2-year old battling cancer. Poppell Farms will donate a portion of proceeds from admissions on this day to Hunter’s family) : Oct. 26, 2019

About Poppell Farms

Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, get lost in the maze, ride the cow train, feed animals in the petting farm, try steer roping, Spyder Slyder and the all-time kids’ favorite, crop hoppers for big kids, which are giant jumping air pillows that have kids giggling upon their first bounce.

PICNIC AREAS are available for use, so bring your own food or visit Poppell Farms’ CALF-A CONCESSION STAND for hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage dogs, chicken sandwiches & fries. Candy, popcorn & treats available.

Poppell Farms, email  here, (912) 586-2215, 1765 Hyma Poppell Loop, Odum, 31555 . On Facebook here. Poppell Farms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser