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(Savannah Fall Daytrips) Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, hayrides, corn maze

Sunday, October 9th, 2022

Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, maze, hayrides open weekends in October

Poppell Farms – a daytrip from Savannah- includes a pumpkin patch, maze, hayrides, farm fun, giant outdoor jumping pillows, barnyard & farm games & activities.

Poppell’s annual Fall Festival celebration Oct. 2-30 2022.

Get lost in Poppell Farms’ tall sorghum maze, enjoy wagon hayrides and the Pumpkin Patch!  Stay after dark on Friday and Saturday nights to explore the maze with a flashlight (it’s NOT haunted). Beginning October 7, brave the Haunted Trail through the woods after dark.

Open every Friday night, Saturday (day and night) and Sunday from October 2-30, 2022.

Learn more here.

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Oct. 30, 2022
Sensory Sensitive Morning       

Poppell Farm gates will open at 10AM this Sun. Oct. 30 to accommodate children with special needs and their families.  Farm and hayride music will be turned off and all loud noises will be minimized. There will be no large crowds or long lines. The hayride will be constantly running to avoid wait times.

Gates for all other visitors will open at Noon.

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Free Hilton Head Lantern Parade 2022

Sunday, October 9th, 2022

2022 Hilton Head Island Lantern Parade, Nov. 12 2022 @ Alder Lane Beach Park across from Coligny Plaza

Come participate in a community parade of light.

At the FREE Lantern Parade 2022 on HIlton Head Is., every participant will have a lantern to march. Each lantern will be a representation of our history, our ecology, our recreation or ourselves.

Lantern Kits Available for Purchase at the Coastal Discovery Museum gift shop on Hilton Head Is.

2022 Hilton Head Island Lantern Parade
Sat. Nov. 12, 2022
Parade Route: Alder Lane Beach Access to Coligny Beach Park
Parade Starts @ Sunset (5:45 PM-ish)Created by and featuring artist Chantelle Rytter, the Lantern Parade is a free event and an opportunity for the surrounding community and visitors to celebrate the history, ecology and people of Hilton Head Island.

The only requirement to participate is having a lantern!

Lineup for the parade begins at 5PM at the Alder Lane Beach Access.

The parade will start at 5:45PM Sat Nov. 12, right after sunset, and travel north along South Forest Beach up to Coligny Beach Park.

Spectators can watch along the beach anywhere between Alder Lane and Coligny Beach Park.

Learn more here.

(Savannah Fall Daytrips) Holiday Farms Pumpkin Patch, Maze, Hayrides

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Fall Farm Fun @ Holiday Farms in Ridgeland SC

Holiday Farms will be open Thursdays-Saturdays from 9AM-6PM and Sundays from Noon-6PM during October 2022.

Activities for kids including Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides, Barnyard Zoo, Duck Races, Haytona Speedway, Corn Grinding, Steer Roping, Cow (Faux) Milking, Corn Maze & MORE!

Learn more here.

Holiday Farms: 10884 Grays Hwy, Ridgeland, SC 29936

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Holiday Farms Great Pumpkin Patch Grand Opening will be Thurs. Oct. 6

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

Holiday Farms Grand Opening Moved to Thurs. Oct. 6

Due to expected inclement weather, Holiday Farms Great Pumpkin Patch in Ridgeland will be closed this weekend Oct 1 & 2 2022.

Opening day is now Thurs. Oct. 6 2022. Military Appreciation Day will now be Sat. Oct. 8 2022. Half price to military and immediate family with proper ID.

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Starting Oct. 6 2022, Holiday Farms will be open Thursdays-Saturdays from 9AM-6PM and Sundays from Noon-6PM.

Activities for kids including Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides, Barnyard Zoo, Duck Races, Haytona Speedway, Corn Grinding, Steer Roping, Cow (Faux) Milking, Corn Maze & MORE!

Learn more here.

Holiday Farms: 10884 Grays Hwy, Ridgeland, SC 29936

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(Savannah daytrips, pumpkin patch, hayrides) Poppell Farms spotlighted on ESPN

Sunday, September 18th, 2022

Poppell Farms 10-acre maze gets shout-out on ESPN

Poppell Farms 2022 sorghum field maze design – which features Stetson Bennett, the Georgia Bulldogs’ quarterback- was mentioned on ESPN during college football this Sat. Sept. 17.

“Work hard. Life is tough. Work through it.”-Stetson Bennett IV

The maze is just one farm activity at Poppell’s annual Fall Festival celebration, happening Oct. 1-30 2022.

Get lost in Poppell Farms’ tall sorghum maze, enjoy wagon hayrides and the Pumpkin Patch!  Stay after dark on Friday and Saturday nights to explore the maze with a flashlight (it’s NOT haunted). Beginning October 7, brave the Haunted Trail through the woods after dark.

Open every Friday night, Saturday (day and night) and Sunday from October 1-30, 2022.

Learn more here.

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(Savannah-area Pumpkin Patch Daytrips, Hayrides) Holiday Farms in Ridgeland SC

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

15th Annual The Great Pumpkin Patch will be open for the 2022 season Oct. 1-31

UPDATE:DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, HOLIDAY FARMS GRAND OPENING POSTPONED UNTIL THURS OCT. 6. Military Appreciation Day (Half price to military & immediate family w/ proper IDwill be Sat. Oct. 8. Details here. 

Opening day of The Great Pumpkin Patch @ Holiday Farms in Ridgeland SC is October 1 2022.

Holiday Farms will be open Thursdays-Saturdays from 9AM-6PM and Sundays from Noon-6PM.

In honor of our military, Holiday Farms will host Military Appreciation Day on Sat. Oct. 1st. Half price to military and immediate family with proper ID.

Activities for kids including Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides, Barnyard Zoo, Duck Races, Haytona Speedway, Corn Grinding, Steer Roping, Cow (Faux) Milking, Corn Maze & MORE!

Learn more here.

Holiday Farms: 10884 Grays Hwy, Ridgeland, SC 29936

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Discount code for Friends of Georgia State Parks membership

Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

Fall discount code for Friends of Georgia State Parks membership.

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. 

Get your discount here. 

Georgia has nearly 50 state parks, each with different attributes. Think mountains, canyons, lakes, waterfalls, gorges, swamps, and more. We want to make it easier for you to go to enjoy hiking trails, biking, boating, camping, disc golf, fishing, golfing, paddling, and leaf-peeping.

Get your discount here. 

A Few of the Many State Park Events @ Nearby Parks include:

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Skidaway Island State ParkSavannah

Archery, Sept. 17

Sat. Sept. 17 2022, 10-11AM and 2-3PM. Learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. $10 per person. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Please call the Visitors Center to sign up:  912-598-2300.Please arrive 10 minutes ahead to go to the Visitors Center first.

Marsh Monster Masquerade, Oct. 29

Monsters of all ages are invited to Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah on Sat. Oct. 29 2022, 11AM-6PM for Marsh Monster Masquerade, featuring a spooky mask decorating contest for children and adults, children’s pumpkin decorating, a dog costume contest, fair-style games, prizes, and more. Details here.

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Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

Candle Lantern Tour, Oct. 22

Pre-registration opens Sept. 15 2022 for the popular annual Candle Lantern Tour @ Fort McAllister State Park on Oct. 22 2022. Details here.

(Savannah fall fun 2022) Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, maze, hayrides, farm activities

Our favorite fall farm destination – Poppell Farms – opens for the 2022 Fall season, weekends Oct. 1-Oct. 30 2022. 

Poppell Family Farms pumpkin patch, 10-acre maze, hayrides, farm fun, giant outdoor jumping pillows, barnyard & farm games & activities are open every Saturday & Sunday Oct. 1-Oct. 30 2022.

We can’t wait.

SATURDAY Daytime Farm
Open 10AM-5PM Saturdays in October
Maze, Hayride to Pumpkin Patch, 20+ Attractions
$16.95 (ages 4+) No group rates
Must be in line for the hayride by 4PM

SUNDAY Daytime Farm
Open Noon-5PM Sundays in October
Maze, Hayride to Pumpkin Patch, 20+ Attractions
$16.95 (ages 4+)
Must be in line for the hayride by 4PM

Learn more here. 

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

(Savannah daytrips) Coastal Discovery Museum + Butterfly Habitat @ Honey Horn, Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Butterflies, carnivorous plants bog garden & more @ Coastal Discovery Museum

A favorite part of Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Is. is the Karen Wertheimer Butterfly Habitat but there is even more to explore around the Museum’s peaceful 68-acre property: marsh boardwalks, kids zone, discovery lab, gardens (including carnivorous plants bog garden with Venus,  Sundews, and several species of Pitcher plants, each with their own unique method of trapping insects ), Marsh Tacky horses, replica shell ring, nature trail & more.

Learn more here.

Fall SouthernMamas.com Giveaway: Two Supporter year-long gift memberships to Georgia’s State Parks

Monday, August 1st, 2022

Win free camping, annual park pass

Giveaway: two year-long Friends of Georgia State Parks Supporter gift memberships to Georgia’s State Parks.

We excited about this “It’s Almost Fall!” Giveaway. We’re giving away two year-long Friends of Georgia State Parks Supporter gift memberships (value $125) .

Think free access to Georgia State Parks for a year – a year’s worth of access to mountains, hiking, leaf peeping, swimming, lakes, beaches, trails, biking, waterfalls, exploring, sight-seeing, rivers and more.

Two SouthernMamas.com readers will be chosen.

Here’s what the Friends of Georgia State Parks Supporter year-long gift memberships include: three free nights of camping, two annual park passes to Georgia State Parks, 10 percent off lodging, and two free picnic shelter rentals.

Winners will also each receive a Friends of Georgia State Park backpack and waterbottle.

To enter to win, visit this giveaway post on our SouthernMamas.com Facebook page. Comment on the FB giveway post, telling us what you are most looking forward to doing outdoors this Fall 2022.  Entry will be open until Aug. 11 2022. Then we’ll pick two names at random and announce the winners.

Good luck & get outdoors!

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Fall discount code for a Friends of Georgia State Parks membership

SouthernMamas.com and Friends of Georgia State Parks are partnering to make it even easier to get outside with your kids for late summer/fall 2022..

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.

Get your discount here. 

Thanks Friends of Georgia State Parks for giving our readers this special late summer/fall discount!

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Late Summer State Park Events @ Nearby Parks

Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah

Aug. 27 2022: Tools & skills that built a colony, 10AM-4PM. What did those first colonists do to survive when they arrived in 1733? Find out if you have what it took to build a colony. See craft demonstrations such as blacksmithing, spinning, cooking, and more. $2 – $10. 912-353-3023.

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Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah

Aug. 12 2022: Campfire Night, 6-7PM. Gather round the campfire with us and unwind. We will have free marshmallows and sticks to toast them. Meet at the firepit behind the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Sat. Aug. 20 2022: Archery. 9-10AM, 10:30-11:30AM, 2:30-3:30PM. Learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Please call the Visitors Center to sign up. Please arrive 10 minutes ahead to go to the Visitors Center first. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Sat. Aug. 27 2022: Sand Art. 2-3PM. Make summertime-themed pictures using sand and glue. This will be fun for both children and those that are kids at heart. Materials will be provided. Location: Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

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Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

Sun. Aug. 28 2022: Shrimping class, 3-5PM. Limited space available, please RSVP. Have you ever wanted to learn how to shrimp? Learn the basics of how to throw a cast net. Short shuttle by boat to a sand bar across river so you can spread out and practice or casting skills. Must have own cast net! $5 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Sun. Sept. 4 2022: Labor Day Festivities 10AM-1PM & The Great Ogeechee Water Fight 1-2PM. Civil War interpreters will fire muskets throughout the day 10AM-1PM. $9. For the water fight 1-2PM, bring your water blaster, super soaker, or entire H20 arsenal to this water fight extravaganza. Play games like fortress destruction, and soak a ranger, and end with free play. Pre-register by calling park office. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

(Georgia State Parks) Great Ogeechee Water Fight, Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

Saturday, July 30th, 2022

Labor Day Weekend 2022 @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

The Great Ogeechee Water Fight

Sun. Sept 4, 2022 (1-2PM)
Summertime is almost over why not go out with a bang? Bring your water blaster, super soaker, or entire H20 arsenal to a water fight extravaganza. Play games like fortress destruction, and soak a ranger, and end with free play. Pre-register by calling park office: 912-727-2339

Admission: $2
Parking fee: $5

Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Details here.

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SouthernMamas.com Giveaway: Two two year-long Friends of Georgia State Parks Supporter gift memberships to Georgia’s State Parks. Learn more here.

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(Savannah fall fun 2022) Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

Poppell Farms 2022 Maze open Oct. 1-30 2022

Poppell Farms 2022 sorghum field maze design features Stetson Bennett, the Georgia Bulldogs’ quarterback.

The maze is just one farm activity at Poppell’s annual Fall Festival celebration, happening Oct. 1-30 2022.

Get lost in Poppell Farms’ tall sorghum maze, enjoy wagon hayrides and the Pumpkin Patch!  Stay after dark on Friday and Saturday nights to explore the maze with a flashlight (it’s NOT haunted). Beginning October 7, brave the Haunted Trail through the woods after dark.

Open every Friday night, Saturday (day and night) and Sunday from October 1-30, 2022.

Learn more here.

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(Hilton Head Is) FREE Family Fun Day & Children’s Book Fair @ Coastal Discovery Museum

Sunday, July 24th, 2022

Family Fun Day, Children’s Book Fair @ Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, Hilton Head 10AM-1PM Tues Aug. 9

Join the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Is. and its partners in this FREE Family Fun Day 2022 for all ages, 10AM-1PM Tues. Aug. 9.

Come early or stay for lunch at the weekly Farmer’s Market on site between 9AM and 1PM

Visit the Coastal Discovery Museum’s boardwalks, learn about the salt marsh, and walk to the horse barn and pasture to see the marsh tacky horse “Comet” and his companion horse “Hawk”.

Stop by the Karen Wertheimer Butterfly Habitat to see the life cycle of native butterflies and learn from museum docents how to plant a butterfly-friendly garden of your own.

Express yourself – artistically – with hands-on activities offered by the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and The Sandbox. Make a piece of “Tiny Art” to take home or to share with the Tiny Art Galleries around town (sponsored by the Town of Hilton Head Office of Cultural Affairs). Create your own tie dye shirt using real indigo dye or watch sweetgrass basket makers at work.

Sing along with Jevon Daly at one of the two “Kids Concerts” (10:15AM and 11:30AM) in the Birdseye View Theater. Jevon is a local favorite with the young and old alike and is known for his summertime concerts at Coligny Plaza.

Watch and learn about local birds from the Hilton Head Audubon Society. Dive into our local history and environment with the Lowcountry Master Gardeners, the Outside Foundation, Hilton Head Archaeological Society, the Gullah Museum, Heritage Library, Explore Mitchelville, the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage and others.

Stop in the Discovery House for the “Children’s Book Fair” to purchase signed copies of educational and local children’s books to take home. Authors scheduled to attend include Susan Diamond Riley, Susan McElroy Montanari, Lisa Anne Cullen, Rebecca Chamberlain, Patricia Bee, Donna Brainard, Mary T. Jacobs, Miho Kinnas, Iris Jackson, Robin Prince Monroe, and Antawn Eady. Find out more about our local literary scene with the Pat Conroy Literary Center.

Visit special exhibitions in the Discovery House. “Conservation in the Classroom” (Main Gallery) includes student artwork focused upon the conservation and protection of dolphins, sea turtles, shore birds, and horseshoe crabs. “Nikon Small World” (Sea Island Room) is a traveling exhibition of 20 jaw-dropping, prize-winning photomicrographs (photographs taken through the light of a microscope).

There’s something for everyone at Family Fun Day!

There is no charge for admission on this special Museum Day and reservations are not required.

Please call (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 for details or learn more here.

Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

(Savannah daytrips) Try to spot one of the manatees that hang out @ Harbour Town Yacht Basin

Sunday, July 24th, 2022

Looking for a kid-friendly daytrip destination from Savannah?

We love Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Is. – a roughly 70 minute drive from Savannah. While there be sure to try to catch a sighting of one of the manatees (pictured above in a photo we took in July 2022) that hang out @ Harbour Town Yacht Basin. The manatees sometimes can be seen in the part of the marina near where this sign pictured below is posted, where the arrow points in the photo below.

Other places to visit there while in Sea Pines (aside from the beach at Sea Pines Beach Club): Gregg Russell playground @ Harbour Town; Lawton Stables (free animal farm, pony rides for a fee); Stoney-Baynard Ruins; Sea Pines Forest Preserve and Wildflower Field (picnic tables next to Lake Joe).

There’s still time to catch a legendary free Gregg Russell concert outdoors under Liberty Oak in Harbour Town this 2022 summer season. See his Summer 2022 performance schedule here. This beloved family-oriented singer/storyteller performs sing-a-longs, ballads and silly songs with audience participation. Kids often make & bring “pick-me-to sing-with-you” signs to hold up for Gregg to see.

There’s a $9 Sea Pines gate fee per vehicle.

While on Hilton Head Is. be sure to visit The Sandbox Children’s Museum and neighboring Adventure Playground @ Lowcountry Celebration Park.

(Best Lowcountry Playgrounds) Favorite Hilton Head Is. playgrounds

Monday, July 18th, 2022

Next time you take the kids to Hilton Head Island, here are two of our favorite playgrounds there.

Adventure Playground @ Lowcountry Celebration Park, Hilton Head Is. 

The spacious Adventure Playground features a giant ship complete with mist cannons. located off Pope Avenue near the Coligny Beach parking lot. Adventure Playground is open from sunrise to sunset. Restroom facilities at the park close at 10PM. Parking is available in the Coligny Beach Parking Lot, the parking lot off Nassau Street or onstreet parking on Nassau Street. Details here. 

Gregg Russell Playground in Harbour Town (pictured), Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Is.
The Gregg Russell Playground at Harbour Town is one of the top playgrounds in our area.
Fenced, somewhat shaded playground that includes a treehouse; swings; numerous slides; lots of climbing bars, jungle gym bars, monkey bars. Just outside the fenced-playground is a water fountain; picnic tables; bathrooms; and plenty of spots for lunch, drinks or coffee and of course, the famous Harbour Town lighthouse which is open to climb for a fee plus $9 Sea Pines gate fee.
Harbour Town, Hilton Head, SC 29928

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See our favorite Savannah & Beaufort area playgrounds here.

(Hilton Head) Monday Funday at The Sandbox Children’s Museum starring Rick Hubbard

Saturday, July 16th, 2022

Rick Hubbard entertains the whole family with his Kazoobie Kazoo Show at The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. on Monday Fundays throughout the summer. All kids join Rick on stage, and everyone gets a FREE Kazoobie Kazoo!

Mondays through Aug. 15 2022

The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is is a non-profit children’s museum dedicated to the positive development of young children through play.

80 Nassau St Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Lowcountry Celebration Park HIlton Head Island

Lowcountry Celebration Park

Pair your visit to The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. with a visit to the new Lowcountry Celebration Park, located next to the museum.

The new park off Pope Avenue near the Coligny Beach parking lot and Coligny Beach Park features:
*The Adventure Playground, named after the ship Captain William Hilton was on when he discovered Hilton Head Island. It features a reimagined design of the ship, playground, wading pool and more.
*An open pavilion and lawn for events.
*A perimeter walk
*Two fitness stations
*Wi-Fi
*The Sandbox Children’s Museum
*Public restrooms

Lowcountry Celebration Park
94 Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

(Savannah Festivals 2022, Daytrips) Boiled Peanut Festival, Bluffton

Friday, July 1st, 2022

Boiled Peanut Festival 2022, Bluffton SC, Sept. 24

You’re invited to the Annual Boiled Peanut Festival in Historic Downtown Bluffton.

Set for Sept. 24, 2022, noon-6PM at the historic Heyward House on Boundary Street.

Enter your little Peanuts in the 2022 Lil’ Baby Goober, Lil’ Miss Peanut, and Lil’ Mr. Goober Competition. Have the best boiled peanut recipe in Bluffton? Find out and enter the Boiled Peanut Cook-Off Contest.

Heyward House, 70 Boundary St., Bluffton, SC 29910

Free weekly kids’ music show @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Free weekly live music show @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. on Mondays beginning June 13 2022, on the museum side steps for a free music show where your child is the star.

The fun begins at 6:30PM with juggling, ballon art, and games.

The music starts at 7PM with local children’s musician Rick Hubbard.

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Lowcountry Celebration Park

Pair your visit to The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. with a visit to the new Lowcountry Celebration Park, located next to the museum.

The new park off Pope Avenue near the Coligny Beach parking lot and Coligny Beach Park features:
*The Adventure Playground, named after the ship Captain William Hilton was on when he discovered Hilton Head Island. It features a reimagined design of the ship, playground, wading pool and more.
*An open pavilion and lawn for events.
*A perimeter walk
*Two fitness stations
*Wi-Fi
*The Sandbox Children’s Museum
*Public restrooms

Lowcountry Celebration Park
94 Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Jump into Summer 2022 Kids Festival, Bluffton SC

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Bounces Houses & more @ Buckwalter Place Park, June 11, Bluffton

Free Community Event: Jump Into Summer @ Buckwalter Place Park in Bluffton.

Children can enjoy bounce houses and games, 10AM-1PM Sat. June 11 2022.

Concessions sold separately

Learn more here.

Hosted by People for Parks

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Free Friday Movie Nights @ parks in Bluffton SC

Move Nights @ various parks in Bluffton SC Fridays 5-8PM. Movies start @ 6PM

May 20 2022 – Space Jam: A New Legacy Movie Night (Buckwalter Place Park)
June 17 2022 – Encanto Movie Night (Field of Dreams)
July 15 2022 – Luca Movie Night (Martin Family Park)

Learn more here.

Hosted by People for Parks

Water Parks near Savannah

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Water parks will reopen for Summer 2022.

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 2022 summer season May 21, weekends only. Opens daily May 28.
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 weekends only May 21 2022; Open daily May 28 2022. For hours click here.

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Summer Waves opening weekends May 14 2022.
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 weekends only. Open daily May 28. 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 21 2022 weekends only; opens daily June 4.
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 21 2022 weekends only; opens daily June 4..
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 21 2022 weekends only; opens daily June 4..
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

Pick-your-own strawberries, Savannah & the Lowcountry

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

Pick strawberries Savannah chatham County Bluffton SC

U-Pick Strawberry Season 2022 is open. Fields below close on certain days due to field conditions. Please call ahead or check social media before going.

Hodges Farm – a local family owned “Pick Your Own” or “We Pick” farm of strawberries.

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 updates.

HODGES STRAWBERRY FARM
8705 Ga HWY 21 N. (Mile maker 27 on Ga Hwy 21. Look for signs.)
Newington, GA 30446
(912) 754-7257

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Dempsey Farms U-Pick Strawberries on Saint Helena Is. SC near Beaufort. Please call farm for daily updates: (843)838-3656

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

843-838-3656 after 8AM for picking condition & field updates on hours

(Savannah Spring Festivals 2022) Fire Festival @ Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center, Guyton

Monday, April 4th, 2022

Fire Festival 2022 Guyton Ga Mary Warnell Forest Education center

Fire Festival 2022 @ Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center 

Bring your kids to the second annual Savannah River Fire Festival at the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center in Guyton, Ga. 10AM-2 PM on Sat. April 30 2022.

Adults and kids will enjoy a fun day outdoors celebrating how prescribed fire is good for Georgia’s forests and meet some of the organizations using it to support healthy wildlife habitat and reduce the risk of wildfires.

This is a FREE festival for the whole family with fire equipment, food trucks, face painting, and games. In case of inclement weather, the rain date for the festival is Sat. May 14 2022.

Learn more here. 

2ND ANNUAL SAVANNAH RIVER FIRE FESTIVAL
10AM-2PM Sat. April 30 2022
MARY KAHRS WARNELL
FOREST EDUCATION CENTER
5960 HWY 17 SOUTH
GUYTON, GA 31312

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FIND MORE SAVANNAH-AREA SPRING FUN HERE. 

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Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt @ Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site, Brunswick

Friday, April 1st, 2022

easter scavenger hunt brunswick savannah

 

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation in Brunswick Ga. will have a month long Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt rather than a 1-day event

Visitors may participate from March 15 – April 24 2022 on Tuesdays – Sunday from 10AM – 4PM daily.

Guests will be given an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt map with instructions. Just follow the simple instructions, using the map for clues, to answer the secret phrase. After completing the hunt repeat the phrase to the Ranger at the museum and receive a prize bag with toy filled Easter Eggs & more.

Participants can receive an EXTRA PRIZE for taking a selfie at one of the clue locations.

This event is for the ENTIRE FAMILY and all ages. Come out and enjoy the open spaces, have fun & tour the plantation.

Cost

$8 adults
$7.50 seniors (62 and over)
$5 youth (ages 6 to 17)
Children ages 5 & younger are free
912-264-7333

Learn more here.

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Find SouthernMamas.com list of local Easter Egg Hunts 2022 here. 

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

Monday, January 24th, 2022

Daffodil farm u-pick pick your own Bluffton Okatie Savannah

U-pick daffodil season has started @ U-pick Daffodils farm in nearby Okatie, SC (near Bluffton).

The farm will be open Wed. Feb. 16 2022, 9AM-4PM.
Pick your own are 50 cents per stem. Pre-picks are $9 for 15 stems.
Parking is free.

Stay updated on the farm’s opening/closing updates via the U Pick Daffodil Web site. Or on Facebook here 

UPDATE: Both main fields open THURSDAY, FRIDAY, and SATURDAY the 24th, 25th, and 26th of February. Hours are 9AM – 4PM.

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.

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

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Find more kid-friendly things to do locally in the SouthernMamas.com Events Calendar.

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