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FREE admission for moms on Mother’s Day 2018

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Free admission for moms mother's Day Savannah Jacksonville zoo 2018
Free for moms on Mother’s Day 2018 in Savannah 

On Sunday, May 13 2018, admission to all Coastal Heritage Society sites in Savannah are FREE for mothers and grandmothers in honor of Mother’s Day! That includes:
*Savannah Children’s Museum. See schedule of daily here. 
*Georgia State Railroad Museum
*Old Fort Jackson
*Pinpoint Heritage Museum

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FREE for moms on Sat. May 12 
Free bring your mom to workout day @ Crossfit Hyperformance in Savannah, 10:15AM. Details here.

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Free for moms on Mother’s Day Weekend in Jacksonville 

Celebrate MOM with free admission to Jacksonville Zoo on Mother’s Day Weekend 2018.
Mom gets in free with the purchase of any adult or child’s ticket with the coupon.

Click here for more info.

Jacksonville Zoo & Garden, 370 Zoo Parkway Jacksonville, Fla 32218, (904) 757-4463 www.jacksonvillezoo.org

Summer 2018: Water Parks near Savannah

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Water Parks Near Savannah

Ready for lazy river, spray pads & waterslides?

Water park season is here.

The Pooler water park – Surf Lagoon – 2018 season runs from April 21 to August 26.

Surf Lagoon 2018 Summer Season, Pooler

Open 11AM-6PM
Daily: May 19-Aug. 6. Open Memorial Day.
Weekends Only: April 21-May 21, Aug. 11-26
For hours, click here.  

Hours & opening weekend subject to change. Please call (912) 988-1801 or check their web site here. 

Surf Lagoon Water Park
Located near 1-95 and Pooler Parkway
Exit 104 off I-95.
130 Towne Center Dr, Pooler, 31322
email: info@surflagoonpooler.com

Learn more here.

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More Water Parks Near Savannah

Splash In The Boro opens for the 2018 summer season May 19 & 20
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.

2018 Summer Season
Weekends only: May 19 & 20, Aug. 11-Sept. 3. Open Labor Day Sept. 3, last day of operation.
Open daily starting May 26. For hours click here.

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Summer Waves opening weekend May 5-6; opens daily for 2018 summer season Wed. May 16.
75 Miles from Savannah on Jekyll Island.

2018 Summer Season
Weekends only: May 5-6; May 12-13; Aug. 11-Sept. 9.
Daily: Wed. May 16-Aug. 8. Open Memorial Day & Labor Day.
For hours, click here.
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.

Opening dates & 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
2018 Summer Season Schedule to be announced soon
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
2018 Summer Season
10AM-6PM
•Weekends Only: May 5-28. Open on Memorial Day May 28. Aug. 18-Labor Day
•Daily: Staring June 2.
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
2018 Summer Season
10AM-6PM
•Weekends Only starting May 5. Open Memorial Day May 28. August 18 – Labor Day.
•Daily starting June 2.
200-foot water slide – 16-foot otter slide – Sprays, geysers, and raindrop waterfalls – The Cyclone, a 10-minute swirling water ride – Recreational pool

U-Pick Strawberries for Spring 2018 in Savannah, Beaufort area

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

You-Pick Strawberries @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah to open March 20 for 2018 season.

The fields are open Tuesday 10AM-1PM; Wed-Fri 9AM-Noon; Sat. 10AM-1PM. Price: $2.50 per pound (Closed Mondays & Sundays)

Cost: $2.50/lb. Cash & credit cards accepted. No checks.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm continues to offer fresh berry fruits for picking from the fields when in season.

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 scheduled closing. The best time to pick is first thing in the morning (as it is cooler, too)

Learn more here. 

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
2 Canebrake Road
Savannah, GA 31419

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Dempsey Farms U-PickSt. Helena Is., SC

Dempsey Farms –  a family owned operation on St. Helena Island, SC,  11 miles east of Beaufort – has opened for the Spring 2017 U-pick strawberry season on a limited schedule. Please call for hours & to confirm the u-pick fields are open. When the fields get picked out, the u-pick fields close so berries can ripen.
(843) 838-3656
Payments: Cash or checks
1576 Sea Island Parkway
Saint Helena Island, SC 29920

Learn more here. 

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Ottawa Farms U-Pick, Bloomingdale, Ga.

U-pick strawberry fields opening for 2018 season is TBA

702 Bloomingdale Road
Bloomingdale, Ga 31302
Call ahead to check when fields are open for picking: 912-748-3035

Learn more here.

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

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

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.

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 25 cents per stem.

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

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Daytrips

Find more daytrips from the Savannah-area here. 

Discount on trail rides during February 2018 @ Lawton Stables on Hilton Head Is.

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Lawton Stables Hilton Head Island trail rides petting farm horseback riding

Lawton Stables in Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Is. is offering a trail rides deal during February 2018.

Locals of the Lowcountry (yes, that includes Savannah residents, too) get half-off trail rides during February. So instead of being $65, cost is $32.50 per person.

All trail riders must be a minimum of 8 years old. Lawton Stables does not allow ‘double-riding’ with two people sharing a horse.

While at the stables, be sure to visit the free petting farm there. The free animal farm includes goats, sheep, chickens, turtles, alpacas, cows and more.  Kids can also pet a friendly retired Clydesdale, Harley, at the stables. Pony rides available for a fee for children between the ages of 2-7 years old and weighing less than 55 lbs.

There’s a $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto.

Lawton Stables
190 Greenwood Drive
Hilton Head Island, 29928

Find more to do on Hilton Head Island in our Daytrips page here under Things To Do With Kids on Hilton Head Is.

Holiday Farms Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides opens Oct.5-31 2017, Ridgeland, S.C.

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

pumpkin patches Savannah Bluffton Hilton Head 2017 Hayrides maze

The 10th Annual The Great Pumpkin Patch @ Holiday Farms  will be open for the 2017 season from Oct. 5-Oct. 31 2017 in nearby Ridgeland, SC, about a 1 hour from Savannah.

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).

Holiday Farms is open weekdays & weekends starting Oct. 5 until Oct. 31.

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.

Military Discount Day

Special Military Day Sat. Oct. 7
All active duty military, spouses, and children will receive 50% off admission with proper ID.

jumppadHoliday Farms 2017 Schedule & Hours

Open Dates 2017:
Oct. 5-Oct.31

Concessions and Entertainment on Saturdays 11AM-4PM and Sundays 1-4PM

Hours:
Monday – Thursday 9AM-2PM
Friday – Saturday 9AM-dark (last wagon ride leaves at 6PM)
Sunday 1PM-5PM

Pig Race Schedule:
Monday – Thursday 11AM & 1PM
Friday – Saturday 11AM, 1PM & 3PM

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Family owned and operated since 2008.

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 SAVANNAH FALL FUN GUIDE 2017. 

(Savannah pumpkin patches) Poppell Farms pumpkin patch & maze (daytrip from Savannah)

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Pumpkin patches, corn mazes near Savannah Hilton Head Is.

Is it Fall yet, y’all?

We can’t wait for the weather to cool and for Poppell family farms to open for the fall season.

If you haven’t taken your family to visit this 10-acre maze labyrinth & activity-packed farm in Odum (about six miles from Jesup), please put it on your Fall to-do list. It is well worth the drive from Savannah.

Poppell Farms  2017 Fall season is weekends Sat. Oct. 7-Sun. Nov. 5 2017.

Poppell Family Farms pumpkin patch, maze, hayrides, giant outdoor jumping pillows, barnyard & farm games & activities are open every Saturday & Sunday from Sat. Oct. 7-Sun. Nov. 5 2017.

New for 2017:  Online Tickets @ poppellfarms.ticketleap.com

Hayrides Pumpkin Patches Mazes Savannah

About Poppell Farms

Take a hayride to Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Linus in 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, two crop hoppers for big kids, which are giant jumping air pillows that have kids giggling upon their first bounce.

New activities this year: Little Farmers Playground (6 & younger); Jumping Jacks Jumping Pillow (6 & younger); Baseball Pitch – How fast can you throw?

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.

Other activities include pony rides ($5); duck races; six & younger playground (with 2 bounce houses); hop-a-long rodeo; Betsy the Milk cow contest; large catfish pond (no fishing / watch them eat)

Maze Design for Fall 2017 Coming Sept. 1 2017

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The Trail of Terror
An 800 ft. haunted walking trail through the Zombie filled woods.
Starting Fri. Oct. 13,  open every Friday & Saturday night through Sat. Oct. 28
Recommended for ages 12 & older.
Open Halloween

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Hours

Poppell Farms is open on Sundays, too, for those whose Saturdays are packed with kids’ sporting events.

Sat. Oct. 7-Sun. Nov. 5 2017
10 AM- 10 PM Saturdays
Noon-5 PM Sundays
(5 PM-10PM Fridays, Maze & Haunted Trail, Nighttime activities)
(5PM-10PM Saturdays, Maze & Haunted Trail, Nighttime activities)

Tickets. For ticket prices, click here.  Online tickets: poppellfarms.ticketleap.com

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Pumpkin patches, farms, hayrides, mazes Poppell Farms Savannah

2017 Special Events

Sat. Oct. 7: Grand Opening
Sat. Oct. 14: Public Safety Day
The Fire Safety House along with Safe Kids program & Emergency Vehicles all provided by Jesup Fire Dept, Odum Fire Dept. and Wayne County Sheriff’s Office
Sat. Oct. 21: Grandparent’s Day. All Grandparents with Grandchildren present receive $ 2 off Daytime Combo Ticket
Sat. Oct. 28: Scout Day Recognizing all Scouts present @ 2PM
Outdoor showing of the movie “THE GREAT PUMPKIN CHARLIE BROWN” @ 7PM
Sat. Nov. 4 & Sun. Nov. 5: Thank You to All Who Serve, $ 2 per ticket discount (with ID) for all Military, Law Enforcement,Firefighters, and Emergency Personnel

Poppell Farms, email popfarms1@windstream.net , (912) 586-2215, 1765 Hyma Poppell Loop, Odum, 31555 . On Facebook here. Poppell Farms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Labor Day Activities 2017: Old Fort Jackson kids’ programs & more

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Labor Day weekend events in Savannah Old Fort Jackson

Come to Old Fort Jackson in Savannah over Labor Day Weekend 2017 Sept. 2-4 2017 for enhanced programming.

Visitors can explore fort history, including the two major phases of construction of the fort itself, and participate in a variety of hands-on activities. All programming is included in fort admission and is FREE for Coastal Heritage Society members.

Activity schedule includes:

10AM  Introduction to the War of 1812 + Cutlass Demo
10:30AM Musket Firing Demo + Interpreter’s Choice Topic (Civil War)
11AM Cannon Firing Program (Swivel Gun) (1812)
11:30AM  32pdr Cannon Firing Program (Civil War)
Noon-1:25PM LUNCH BREAK Open exploration & activities
1:30PM Riverboat Salute (6Pdr) + Intro to War of 1812
2PM Interpreter’s Choice Weapons Demo + Topic (Civil War)
2:30PM Cutlass Demo + Interpreter’s Choice Topic (1812)
3PM Musket Firing Demo + Interpreter’s Choice Topic (Civil War)
4:30PM Riverboat Salute (6Pdr) (1812 or Civil War)

Ongoing activity stations (10AM-2PM):

Tabby-Making Station
Make your own tabby to take home and enjoy!

Cartridge-Making Station
Learn how to roll musket cartridges just as they were made during the 19th century!

**Please note any and all activities are subject to change and may be canceled in the case of inclement weather.

Old Fort Jackson
Sept. 2-Sept. 4
1 Fort Jackson Rd.
Savannah GA 31404

Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

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Labor Day weekend 2017 kids' events in Savannah, Hilton HeadMore Labor Day 2017 Family Events

Golf rounds for $55 during Labor Day Weekend @ the Club at Savannah Harbor.
Plus special events including putting contests
Open to the public
Part of Patriot Golf special through Sept. 4.
Details here.

Free Family Fun Night Big Truck Night @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.
5:30-7:30PM Fri. Sept. 1
Details here. 

Loyalists & Liberty Program @ Savannah History Museum
This special program offers visitors an in-depth understanding of the Revolutionary War in Savannah. It includes a musket demonstration and a visitor reenactment on Battlefield Memorial Park.
10:30AM, 12:30PM, and 2:30PM Thurs. Aug. 31-Sept. 2
Tours meet in the lobby behind the Visitor’s Center. (with the mural)
Details here.

Steam Rides @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah
Train rides will be at 11AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2PM & 3PM Friday & Saturday.
Sunday train rides will be at 1PM & 2PM
Monday train rides will be at 11AM 11:30AM, 1PM 2PM & 3PM
Details here.

Daily programming @ Savannah Children’s Museum
Open Fri. Sept. 1-Mon. Sept. 4, 9AM-2PM
Details here.

Free Bacon Fest, Historic River Street, Savannah
Sept. 1-4
Details here. 

Labor Day Celebration
Sat. Sept, 2, 2017 10AM-4PM
Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Rd.
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
Civil War soldiers will fire rifles, cannons throughout the day.
Cost: $8 per Adult, $5 per Youth, Free for ages younger than 6.
(912) 727-2339

Labor Day Weekend Living History
Sun. Sept. 3, 2017 10AM-2PM
Fort King George Historic Site
Darien, GA
The fort will come to life as colonial people demonstrate various tasks. Visit the site this day and enjoy watching a volunteer make colonial style “boondoggle” decorations from woven blades of grass. Also, there will be demonstrations of spinning wool into thread.
Cost: $4.50-$7.50
912-437-4770

Labor Day Commemoration
Mon. Sept 4, 2017 10AM-4PM
Fort King George Historic Site
Darien, GA
Enjoy cannon firings and musket firings. Also, to mark the occasion, the fort seamstress, blacksmith and woodworker will all be plying their trades.
Cost: $4.50-$7.50
912-437-4770

Labor Day Commemoration
Mon. Sept 4, 2017 11AM-3PM
Fort Morris Historic Site
Midway, GA
7 miles east of I-95 exit 76 in Sunbury
Commemorate Labor Day holiday with hourly soldier talks and musket and cannon firings at this scenic coastal fort. Historically attired interpreters will present revolutionary war soldier talks, musket and cannon demonstrations Monday September 4th from 11 am until 3 pm. Other colonial skills will be presented. Bring a picnic lunch and make an afternoon of it.
Cost: $3-$4.50
912-884-5999

Labor Day Fireworks, Tybee Is. 
@ 10th Annual Labor Day Beach Bash
Sun. Sept. 3 @ Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion.
Free live entertainment will be provided on Sunday by Swingin’ Medallions from 7-10:30PM, followed by a fireworks show around 9:15PM that can be viewed from Tybee’s eastern beaches.
912.786.5444 or 800.868.2322.

FREE Skidaway Marine Sciences Day, Skidaway Is., Savannah & CoastFest 2017, Brunswick

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Free Skidaway Marine Sciences Day Savannah 2015

Free Skidaway Marine Science Day 2017, Skidaway Is., Savannah, Oct. 14 2017

This free campus-wide open house at The UGA Marine Extension Service & Aquarium on Skidaway Island offers activities geared for all ages. Programs, tours, displays and hands-on activities, primarily related to marine science and the coastal environment, are all part of the day’s educational fun.

Open to the public at no charge, the event is presented by the University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, the University of Georgia’s Marine Education Center and Aquarium, the University of Georgia’s Shellfish Research Laboratory and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

Enjoy an afternoon of activities, tours and talks, from noon to 4 p.m. on the University of Georgia Skidaway Island campus, located on the north end of the island. (10 Ocean Science Circle) The campus-wide open house will be presented by the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

The UGA Aquarium, operated by UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, will be open to visitors with no admission fee. Aquarium educators will offer visitors an afternoon full of activities including a hands-on reptile exhibit, behind-the-scenes peeks of the aquarium, fish feedings and microscope investigations.

A touch tank exhibit will allow guests of all ages to get up close and personal with common coastal invertebrates such as spider crabs, whelks and horseshoe crabs.

When: Sat. Oct. 14 2017
Time: Noon-4PM

Learn more here. 

All activities at Skidaway Marine Science Day are free.

For additional information, call 912-598-2325, or click here. 

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CoastFest 2017 in Brunswick 

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant participate in CoastFest in Brunswick, Ga., every first Saturday in October.

This year’s festival will be Sat. Oct. 7 10AM-4PM @ Depart. of Natural Resources
1 Conservation Way
Brunswick, GA. 31520

This free, family-oriented educational festival is Georgia’s largest outdoor festival celebrating our state’s coastal, environmental, historical and cultural resources. Over 9,000 excited visitors enjoy interactive exhibits and activity areas provided by 80-plus local, regional, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations and institutions of higher learning.

Touch tanks with live coastal animals, educational information, games and activities for the whole family are just part of our offerings.

More details here.

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FOR MORE FALL FESTIVALS 2017, VISIT THE SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM FALL FUN GUIDE HERE. 

Pin Point Seafood Festival 2017 & more Lowcountry seafood festivals

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Seafood festivals in Savannah Pin Point Beaufort Jekyll

5th Annual Pin Point Seafood Festival, Savannah Sept. 16 2017

You’re invited the 5th Annual Pin Point Seafood Festival. Expect a day of live music, great seafood & entrees from an array of food vendors from Pin Point & greater Savannah area.

10AM-8PM Sept. 16 2017
9992 Pin Point Ave.
Savannah, Georgia 31406

Ticket & event info here. 

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Shrimp & Grits Festival, Jekyll Is., Sept. 15-16 2017

Live music, kids’ zone, food, a craft brew fest, wildlife demos & more. Admission is free, however, the Jekyll Island parking fee will be increased during this event. The fee is an additional $4 per daily/weekly pass; annual passes are not impacted.

Event info here. 

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Beaufort Shrimp Festival, Beaufort SC, Oct. 6-7 2017

Free AdmissionHenry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort. Up to 15 local restaurants featuring their best shrimp dishes. Purchase tickets for $1 each to use @ food & beverage booths. Items usually cost 2-8 tickets. Compete in the Shrimp Heading or Shrimp Peeling (for children) competition &  adopt a Shrimp in Sea Island Rotary’s Charity Rubber Shrimp Race.

Event info here. 

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Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival, Richmond Hill Oct. 20-22 2017

Ticket & event info here. 

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FOR MORE FALL FESTIVALS 2017, VISIT THE SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM FALL FUN GUIDE HERE. 

(Bluffton Fall Festivals ) Peanut Festivals 2017

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Boiled Peanut Festival Brooklet Bluffton Savannah

 

The Bluffton Boiled Peanut Festival, Sept. 23 2017 (in Beaufort Co.  SC) on Calhoun St.

Events include Boiled Peanut Cook-Off; Boiled Peanut Eating Contest; Ms Peanut & Little Goober competition. The Ms. Peanut & Little Goober event is for children ages 18-months to 4 years old. There will be a boys and a girls winner. Judges are looking for the cutest little peanuts and goobers to enter.  Details here. 

Family Festival Day Sat. Sept. 23, 3-8PM

Learn more here. 

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FOR MORE FALL FESTIVALS 2017, VISIT THE SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM FALL FUN GUIDE HERE. 

 

Visit with Olaf, enter to win dream Hilton Head vacation @ Sandbox Children’s Museum

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Bluffton

Here’s a way to support The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head while getting a chance to win a Dream Hilton Head Island vacation.

Valued at over $2,500, the win includes a week’s stay at a two-bedroom villa on South Forest Beach; Vagabond Cruise Certificate for up to five people; one week unlimited family pass to The Sandbox Children’s Museum; bicycle rental (4-6 bikes) for entire week from the Bike Doctor; two-hour guided kayak, dolphin or nature tour for four people from Outside Hilton Head; $200 worth of gift cards from various local restaurants.

$20 per raffle ticket. No more than 500 will be sold.  All proceeds benefit The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Enter now here.

Deadline to enter is Oct. 6 2017.

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Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head kids' activities

Big Summer Blowout @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Aug. 2

School is just around the corner so join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. for an end of summer celebration, Tues. Aug. 2.

Special visitor “Olaf” will join be there for photo op between 11AM-1PM, outside activities (weather permitting) include bounce house, building blocks, facepainting by Morgan’s Mommy Facepainting People and more. Inside activities include all of the Sandbox Museums’ hands-on exhibits, special arts and crafts and a scavenger hunt.

A light picnic lunch is also included so don’t miss out on the dog days of the summer at The Sandbox.

Event admission: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Military and senior discounts are available.

First come, first serve. Space and activities limited in the event of rain. (Sorry, coupons not valid for special event).

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

Fourth of July Fireworks & Events in Savannah, Tybee Is., Richmond Hill, Hilton Head Is

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Fireworks in Savannah, Hilton Head Is., Tybee Is. Richmond Hill 2016Fourth of July 2017 is almost here.

Are you ready? Click here to find out where & when to watch Independence Day Fireworks this year in Savannah, Tybee Is., Richmond Hill & Hilton Head Is.

We also have lots of family programs to enjoy throughout the day including special museum events & bike parades on Monday July 4th here. 

Pop Goes the Sandbox, Fourth of July celebration, Sandbox Children’s Museum

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Hilton Head Children's activities eventsCelebrate Fourth of July with Pop Goes The Sandbox! at the Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Tuesday, July 4th 2017
10AM-2PM (but open til 5PM)

Take part in a special holiday craft, 4th of July Fun Fact Handout and show-your-colors cookie decorating thru 2pm

General Admission is $6 per person, FREE for Members. Military and senior discounts are available.

Details here.

Stay connected by liking The Sandbox on Facebook here.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, www.thesandbox.org18A Pope Ave. (located behind St. Andrew’s By the Sea Methodist Church), Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Tel: 843-842-7645 The Sandbox is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah kids can become a Junior Ranger this summer

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Junior Ranger programs near Savannah

This summer, 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 Pulaski and Cockspur Island are still closed to the public after a tornado in May. Continue to stay tuned for future developments.
*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. 

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Free entrance days to Fort Pulaski during 2017

August 25: National Park Service’s Birthday
September 30: National Public Lands Day
October 15: Fort Pulaski National Monument’s 92nd Birthday
November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend

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Free pass to the outdoors

Free national park pass. If you’re traveling with a fourth grader, be sure to obtain your free national park pass before your trip through The Every Kid in a Park program. The program gives every U.S. 4th grader and his or her family free access to 2000+ federally managed parks, lands and waters. This program begins Sept. 1 of your fourth grade year and runs until Aug. 31 of that year. Learn more here. 

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

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

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

If your Summer 2017 to-do bucket list includes hauling the kids to an old-fashioned Drive In movie theater like ours does, 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, http://www.jesupdrivein.com