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(Hilton Head Is. kids’ actitivies) Sensory Inclusive Time @ Sandbox Children’s Museum

Saturday, November 5th, 2022

Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Does your child need a smaller, less stimulating environment?

Come to Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. for their Sensory Inclusive time this Sat. Nov. 19 2022, 10AM-Noon.

Special admission price of $5/person thanks to a generous grant from The Breedlove Foundation.

Email thesandboxhhi@gmail.com to register.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 80 Nassau St., Hilton Head Is. 29928

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Lowcountry Celebration Park, Adventure Playground, Hilton Head Is.

While visiting The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. , visit Adventure Playground in neighboring Lowcountry Celebration Park.

Lowcountry Celebration Park, one of Hilton Head Island’s newest parks that reflects some of its coastal, historical and environmental attributes, was recognized with an Award of Excellence for its design.

The South Carolina Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects presented the award, which is the highest honor it bestows, at its annual conference held recently in Greenville, South Carolina. Chris Darnell, an Urban Designer with the Town of Hilton Head Island, and Wood and Partners, the firm that designed the park, accepted the award.

Learn more about the award here.

Playgrounds & parks to visit in Bluffton SC

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

Next time you go to The Sandbox @ Tanger 2 Outlets in Bluffton, check out one (or all) of these Bluffton playgrounds or parks

Oscar Frazier Playground in Bluffton SC

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Bluffton SC — about a 45 minute drive from Savannah — is teeming with playgrounds and parks that y’all need to check out if you haven’t already.

Next time you go to The Sandbox @ Tanger 2 Outlets in Bluffton or head to the beach at Hilton Head Is., stop by one (or all) of these playgrounds or parks to enjoy new playground equipment, artificial turf, free parking. Maybe even plan your visit on a day the Bluffton Branch Library offers storytime.

(Grab food at some of these favorites: Alljoy Donut Co.; Squat & Gobble; Nectar Family Kitchen; Cahill’s Market ; Mi Terra Authentic Mexican Restaurant. )

For a better look, see the SouthernMamas.com Reel featuring these Bluffton playgrounds and parks here.

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Oscar Frazier Playground

Bring your little train lovers. There’s a train shaped-climbing equipment & more. Restrooms, walking path, covered picnic area, swings, outdoor exercise area and dog-park.

DuBois Playground

This is a favorite! Sweet ship-shaped climbing equipment, swings, restrooms. Within walking distance to restaurants in Bluffton’s downtown. Next to this playground is Martin Family Park which offers a grassy field for play, wooden chairs, picnic tables and more restrooms.

Bluffton Branch Library

In front of the library is a grassy field. Walk along by the panels which tell the story of the fiddler crabs of Calhoun Street.

Wright Park

Oh the views of May River! There’s no playground equipment but instead there’s a boardwalk to May River as well as a grassy field and solitary swing that overlooks the marsh and river. Get ready to swoon over the loveliness of historic The Church of the Cross right across Calhoun Street.

Buckhalter Place Playground

Smack in the middle of shops and restaurants including a Kroger, this park has an open lawn, benches, fenced playground, Veteran’s Memorial.

DuBois Park Playground

(Best Savannah-Area Playgrounds) Jaycee & Memorial Park playgrounds on Tybee Island

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

GO PLAYGROUND HOPPING. FIND OUR FAVORITE PLAYGROUNDS HERE.

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When playground hopping in Savannah, add the following two partially-shaded Tybee Island playgrounds to your list of best Savannah-Lowcountry area playgrounds.

Plan your visits with a trip to the free weekly storytime @ Tybee Island Public Library (405 Butler Ave.), 10:30-11:30AM Wednesdays.

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Jaycee Park playground, Tybee Island

*Located on the north end of Tybee Island in the National Historic Fort Screven District next to the Guard House at the intersection of Campbell Road on Van Horn Street. The park is a five to ten minute walk to the beach.

*Rubber, padded surface in the playground area.

*Shade covers over part of the playground.

*Near small Frisbee golf course, bike/walk paths, picnic tables.

Learn more here.

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Memorial Park playground, Tybee Island

*Located behind Tybee Island public library between Butler and Jones Ave. The park is within walking distance to the beach.

*Shade covers over part of the playground. (not as much as Jaycee Park Playground)

*Rubber, padded surface in the playground area.

*Near bike/walk paths, picnic tables, large grass fields.

Learn more here.

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Side-stops: rails-to-trail & free storytime

En route to Tybee Island, stop by McQueen’s Island trail (park just outside Fort Pulaski gate off US 80 East) for a walk on this still-being-repaired rails -to-trail complete with oodles of fiddler crabs & shore bird sightings.

Stop by Tybee Island public library for free storytime 10:30-11:30AM Wednesdays.

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Find more playgrounds in the Savannah and Lowcountry area here.

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Find our two favorite Hilton Head Is. playgrounds here.

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(Savannah daytrip) Adventure Playground & The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Lowcountry Celebration Park, Hilton Head Is.

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

The 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. The ship includes: cannons that spray a light mist, crow’s nests, swing bridges, port holes, rope nets, periscopes.
*An open pavilion and lawn for events.
*A perimeter walk
*Two fitness stations
*Wi-Fi
*The Sandbox Children’s Museum
*Public restrooms

The playground is within easy walking distance to a Hilton Head Is. public beach via Coligny Beach Park (1 Coligny Circle)

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

GO PLAYGROUND HOPPING. FIND OUR FAVORITE PLAYGROUNDS HERE.

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The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Purchase tickets to the Sandbox Children’s Museum online here.

The museum is within easy walking distance to a Hilton Head Is. public beach via Coligny Beach Park (1 Coligny Circle)

The Sandbox Children’s Museum HHI,
80 Nassau St.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

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(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, Tybee, Hilton Head) Playground hopping: a free fall tradition

Thursday, July 28th, 2022

Playgrounds in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Fall is a fun time to explore some of our favorite playgrounds in the Savannah-Coastal Georgia/South Carolina Lowcountry area.

Find some of the best local playgrounds here.

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See SouthernMamas.com Instagram reel tribute to one of our favorite playgrounds here.

FREE Spray Pads August 2022 Hours in Savannah

Sunday, July 24th, 2022

Free spray pools in two Savannah parks

Kids can continue to enjoy a cool water experience at the park under adult supervision through August 2022.

Updated August 2022 spray pools hours at the Savannah parks listed below through Sept. 2.

Forsyth Park spray pad: open daily, 11AM-6PM.

Hull Park spray pad @ 55th & Atlantic Avenue in Ardsley Park: open Monday-Thursday from 11AM-6PM.

Learn more here.

(If you want to confirm spray pool is open before heading there, please call 311 for opening status spray pools)

(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.

Playgrounds in Savannah, Tybee, Hilton Head, Beaufort

Sunday, May 1st, 2022
Forsyth Park Playground

Spend the day “playground hopping,” visiting some of our top picks for playgrounds in the Greater Savannah, Ga. area & Hilton Head Is./Beaufort, S.C. area or just picking one and spending the day there.

Here are some of the best playgrounds in Savannah, Hilton Head Is., Beaufort, S.C.

Forsyth Park Savannah playground, 700 Drayton Street, Savannah 31401

Thanks to the Rotary Club of Savannah, we have a fun, all accessible playground in Forsyth Park.

The $342,000 park was funded by the club through internal sponsorship, a grant from the Alan S. Gaynor Fund and AMBUCS, the Herb Traub Fund and support from the City of Savannah and Chatham County. It is accessible to all children, including those who have wheelchair limitations and other specialized conditions.

The design includes nine slides, 16 climbers, and eight swings. The equipment can support a capacity up to 300 children. The ground is covered with rubber matting and mulch.

Oh & that’s just one of the two Forsyth Park playgrounds. Yes, two. The second one for older kids is also popular (just not newly redone) and includes swings, climbing wall, slides.

The two Forsyth Park playgrounds include restrooms, café, spray pool, paved sidewalk for walking, biking. Pack a lunch (or eat at the café) & spend the day in this landmark, historic park. Check out the gated fragrant garden if it’s unlocked & the park fountains. Kids can dance to their heart’s content on the bandshell’s canopied stage.

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Mother Mathilda Beasley Park:
Two playgrounds with new equipment, large grass-covered field, a baseball field, multi-purpose trail and dog park, picnic tables. Drawbacks include lack of shade & the beautiful new pavilion with restrooms is often locked & inaccessible.
500 E. Broad Street Savannah, 31401

Davant
Small playground behind Colonial Cemetery in Savannah. Picnic tables. No restrooms
Lincoln St. / E Perry Lane Savannah, 31401

Baldwin Park
Small fenced playground in residential area. Drawbacks: No restrooms.
E. 41st St. / Atlantic Ave., Savannah 31401

Daffin Park
Two playgrounds, lake, walking trail, picnic area, tennis courts, fields.
1500 E Victory Drive, Savannah 31404

Hull Park
Playground, sheltered picnic area, spray pool, baseball field. A great, popular neighborhood playground perfect for playdates. Drawback: no restrooms and not a lot of shade.
55th St./Atlantic Avenue, Savannah 31405

Newly renovated Lake Mayer playground three new climbing structures complete with climbing walls, tunnels; plus new swing sets, new baby swing sets, new mulch, new swivel seat, new twirling toy & oh-so-modern sleek see-saw!

Lake Mayer
Playground includes three climbing structures complete with climbing walls, tunnels; swing sets, baby swing sets, swivel seat, twirling toy, see-saw, mulch; picnic tables, two pavilions available for rent, tennis courts, lighted basketball courts, 1.5 jogging/bike paved trail with fitness course, lake, boat ramps, restrooms, baseball field, lighted hockey rink, dog exercise area.
1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads Savannah, 31406

Isle of Hope
Playground, basketball court
Cornus Dr Savannah, 31406

Skidaway Island State Park playground in Savannah.
Playground, Picnic Tables. Free admission. $5 parking fee.
52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah. 31411

Wilmington Island playground
Shaded playground, covered pavilion, restrooms
Cohen Ave at Walthour Rd Savannah, 31410

Memorial Park Playground, behind Tybee Is. Library, Tybee Is.
Fenced playground, bath rooms, covered picnic area, faux pirate ship, see-saw whale rocker, climbing wall, swings.
405 Butler Ave., Tybee Island 31328

Jaycee Park Playground
Fenced, partially-shaded updated playground, within walking distance to the beach. See updates here.
27 Van Home Ave., Tybee Island, 31328.

Scott Stell Playground
Playground, restrooms, three pavilions available for rent, tennis courts, lighted basketball courts, jogging/bike paved trail w/ fitness course, baseball fields, dog exercise area, volleyball play areas, archery range
195 Scott Stell Community Park Savannah, 31419

J.F. Gregory, Richmond Hill
Fenced playground, picnic tables, restrooms, covered pavilions available for rent, 335 acre multi-use recreational area with a lake, walking trail, birding tower, and two restored Henry Ford era homes.
521 Cedar St, Richmond Hill, 31324

Tom Triplett Park, Pooler
Playground, two Pavilions available for rent, conference room available for rent, tennis courts, lake, 1.5 jogging/bike paved track with fitness course, restrooms, dog exercise, disc golf course
Tom Triplett Rd Pooler, 31322

West Chatham YMCA playground
Chatham County’s first play facility compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and features a music station, a tractor, a climbing wall and therapeutic swings for special-needs kids.
off Pooler Parkway between the YMCA and Pooler’s new municipal recreation complex

Pigeon Point Park playground, Beaufort, S.C.

Hilton Head Is/Beaufort, S.C.

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, 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 free plus $6 Sea Pines gate fee.
Harbour Town, Hilton Head, SC 29928

Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Playground, Beaufort, S.C.
Playground with hardwood mulch, restrooms a stage for performances, a pavilion for displays and a grassed amphitheater for picnicking, frisbee or simple relaxing. Kids can watch fishermen showing their skills on the dock in front of the playground
1010 Bay Street, Beaufort, S.C. 29902

Pigeon Point Park playground, Beaufort, S.C.
Age appropriate playground equipment that includes merry-go-around, restrooms, picnic tables, water fountains, age appropriate playground equipment, large oak trees that provide shade
Pigeon Point Road Beaufort, SC 29902

FIND MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ ACTIVITIES HERE

Summer 2022: FREE Spray Pools in Savannah

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Summer 2022: FREE Spray Pools in Savannah, May 21-Sept. 2 2022

Spray Pools/Spray Pads Free Summer Kids Activities in Savannah

Summer in Savannah means time for free spray pools in some Savannah parks.

Kids can enjoy a cool water experience at the park under adult supervision.

For the 2022 Summer Season, spray pools at the Savannah parks listed below will open May 21-Sept. 2.

Forsyth Park spray pad: open Monday-Sunday from 11AM-6PM.

Hull Park spray pad: open Monday-Thursday from 11AM-6PM.

Learn more here.

(If you want to confirm spray pool is open before heading there, please call 311 for opening status spray pools)

The Sandbox Children’s Museum & Lowcountry Celebration Park, Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

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

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Toddler Time Sandbox Children's Museum

Toddler Time @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is. 

Toddler Time will be 10:30-11AM Mondays through Oct. 25 2021 @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

This staff-led special parent-child activity time for toddlers is geared to children ages 1-3. Explore music and movement, arts, and science, and nature activities with your toddler @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum.

Free with admission.

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Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head

STEAM/MAKER Time, 3-3:45PM Saturdays @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum  during the 1:30PM play session for a special STEAM activity @ 3PM.

These hands-on staff-led activities will ignite your child’s love for science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

Designed for children ages 5 and older.

Saturdays Sept. 4-Oct. 23 2021.

Free with admission. Reserve your spot for Sandbox’s 1:30 play session online at  www.thesandbox.org

(Please note the new address below)

80 Nassau St.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

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Imagination Hour @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, HHI

Weekly Imagination Hour @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. features a staff chosen book and a related arts crafts project uniquely designed for parents and caregivers to enjoy one-on-one time with their children. Each week features a different story making it the perfect activity for you and your family.

Imagination Hour is geared for children age 5 and under; however, siblings and guests are always welcome to join! We invite you to stay and enjoy the museum following the program—the Learner’s Loft is home to the Sandbox’s very own library—the perfect spot to explore another story or bring a story to life with a puppet show. Let their imaginations run wild.

Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum
80 Nassau St
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

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Parent & Me Activities: Toddler Tuesdays @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Toddler Tuesdays Savannah Chatham County Wilmington Island Oatland Island

Toddler Tuesdays nature program @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Looking for an outdoor activity to do with your child?

Each week, Toddler Tuesday – a program @ Savannah’s Oatland Island Wildlife Center for 1-4 year-olds & their caregivers – focuses on one of Oatland’s animals, or a relevant nature theme. (See upcoming themes above)

Register online. Details here.

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Top new kid-friendly places to check out in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Friday, July 16th, 2021

Here are a few new kid-friendly spots to check out in Savannah & the Lowcountry that have opened in 2021.

Sandbox Children's Museum Lowcountry Celebration Park Hilton Head

New location of The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Lowcountry Celebration Park, Hilton Head Is. 

Lowcountry Celebration Park – which opened in December 2020 – includes Adventure Playground for kids, a discovery trail, pavilion and lawn for festivals, exercise stations, Wi-Fi, restrooms.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum has moved there, too, to its new location (pictured above).

Purchase tickets to the Sandbox Children’s Museum online here.

The Sandbox will have 3-hour play sessions! Hours vary by day so check out the availability on the Sandbox calendar.

(Please note the new address below)

The Sandbox Children’s Museum HHI,
80 Nassau St.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

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new Skidaway Island State Park visitor center interpretive

New Skidaway Island State Park Visitor Center, Savannah

The new visitor center @ Skidaway Island State Park includes floor-to-ceiling windows to showcase the maritime forest and marsh plus birding from a screened porch; a 20-feet high giant ground sloth skeleton, a replica of an ancient fossil found within the park in 1822; nature exhibits including turtles and snakes; a gift shop is filled with clothing, toys, books, camping supplies, jewelry and local foods. The visitor center also includes meeting space, classroom space and staff offices.

Skidway Is. State Park regularly offers kid-friendly events. Find the schedule here. 

Summer Discount Code

SouthernMamas.com and Friends of Georgia State Parks are partnering to make it even easier to get outside with your kids this summer.

SouthernMamas.com readers can receive a 15 percent discount on Friends of Georgia State Parks membership levels.  Use the code southernmama to get your discount.This discount is valid through July 31 2021.

Get your discount here. 

Skidaway Is. State Park
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411

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Bike rides in Savannah

Savannah mom-tween bonding on bikes during Downtown Savannah Tree TourRead how that turned out here in our newspaper column.

Just want to check out the Downtown Savannah Tree Tour by bike? See the map & detailed description of each stop on Bike Walk Savannah here. 

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Mohawk Lake trail, Savannah

Mohawk Lake Trail
The 17-acre lake (pictured above) located at 1132 Mohawk Street now has a new walking/jogging trail and dog park that opened in July 2021.

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Savannah’s Truman Linear Park Trail

A roughly three-mile section of the proposed six-mile public Truman Linear Park Trail runs between Lake Mayer and East DeRenne Avenue, parallel to the Truman Parkway and Casey Canal. Part of the trail includes a boardwalk (pictured below) that runs through a woodsy section of Magnolia Park neighborhood. Learn more here. 

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Truman Linear Park Trail, Savannah

(Hilton Head, Bluffton Summer Camps 2021) Half day & full-day summer camps @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Summer Camps Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is.

Sandbox Children’s Museum summer camp on Hilton Head Is. and at Tanger 2 Outlet in Bluffton is now registering for Summer 2021.

Eight weeks of fun for children.

Information and registration can be found @ www.thesandbox.org. Click the “Book Now” button.

Registration is weekly only and can be done through the Sandbox  website.

Ages: Hilton Head 4-12years; Tanger 2 Bluffton 6-12 years

See the Sandbox website for themes, policies, and guidelines.

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Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Bluffton Lowcountry Celebration Park playground

Future location of Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. that’s set to open later this year.

Lowcountry Celebration Park – which opened in December 2020 – includes Adventure Playground for kids, a discovery trail, pavilion and lawn for festivals, exercise stations, Wi-Fi, restrooms.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum is set to move there, too, to its new location (pictured above) from its current location later this year.

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(Daytrips from Savannah) Outdoor kids’ programs @ Fort King George State Historic Site

Monday, March 8th, 2021

Fort King George State Park Darien Savannah

Lots of outdoor kids’ happenings at nearby Georgia State Parks including this upcoming Saturday event @ Fort King George State Historic Site in Darien, Ga.

 

Crafting Days: Wood & Wax
Fort King George State Historic Site
302 McIntosh Rd SE
Darien, GA 31305-4304,
Sat. March 20, 2021 at two times
10AM-Noon
2-3PM
Open to the public
Join rangers for a day outside demonstrating colonial wood-working and candle-making.
Standard site admission is required to attend this program.
Site admission: Adults $7.50, Seniors $7.00, Youth 6-17 $4.50, Youth 5 & younger are FREE
912-437-4770.
Learn more here.

Coastal Heritage Society museums, historical sites will reopen March 4, Savannah

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Coastal Heritage Society Savannah children's museum georgia state railroad museum chatham county

All Coastal Heritage Society historic sites and museums in Savannah will reopen to the public on Thurs. March 4 2021.

There will also be a special Family Day on March 13 2021. Details TBA.

New operating hours are as follows:

Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah History Museum, and Old Fort Jackson will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 9AM to 4PM.

Savannah Children’s Museum will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 9:30AM to 2:30PM.

Pin Point Heritage Museum will be open Thursday through Saturday from 9AM to 4PM.

Harper Fowlkes House will be open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10AM to 3PM. *Special opening on Thursday, March 4th from 10AM to 3PM.

Admissions information and online ticket sales are available online here.

As always, Coastal Heritage Society Members receive FREE admission. Become a member online here.

For the safety of all staff and guests, social distancing protocols will be observed, implementing enhanced sanitizing procedures Both staff and guests are required to wear masks. Visitors are asked to adhere to the City of Savannah, Chatham County Commission and CDC mask regulations and recommendations.

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Explore Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, January 25th, 2021

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Established in 1862 on Hilton Head Is. SC, Mitchelville is the first place in the United States where African Americans, out of slavery but not yet citizens, self-governed. This first self-governed town of freed slaves is commemorated in the historic site of Mitchelville Freedom Park on Beach City Road.

On your next visit to Hilton Head, visit this quiet, historically significant ocean-side site.

Mitchellville
*First town where enslaved people were freed following the Emancipation Proclamation
*Located just across the river from Savannah.
*The town was an important stop on the Underground Railroad and the first place to be governed by African Americans.

The park was created by the nonprofit Mitchelville Preservation Project to educate the public about the resilience of the freed people of Mitchelville. This 19th-century town of freed slaves was around before the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, when most of the African-American population in the South was still enslaved. Residents built homes, a one-room schoolhouse, stores, praise houses and created a new, self-governed culture.

Overlooking the marsh is a Bench by the Road, one of 20 memorial bench sites worldwide created by the Toni Morrison Society. The black steel benches are placed in areas to remember once-forgotten moments in African-American history. Learn more about the other Freedom Park exhibits here. 

(Hilton Head Is. Playgrounds) Adventure Playground @ Lowcountry Celebration Park

Monday, January 18th, 2021

HIlton Head Island Playgrounds Adventure ship Celebration Lowcountry children free outside

There’s a new outdoor kid-friendly spot on Hilton Head Is: Adventure Playground @ Lowcountry Celebration Park.

Lowcountry Celebration Park – which opened in December 2020 – includes Adventure Playground for kids, a discovery trail, pavilion and lawn for festivals, exercise stations, Wi-Fi, restrooms. The Sandbox Children’s Museum is set to move there, too, from its current location later this year.

Lowcountry Celebration Park is located off Pope Avenue near the Coligny Beach parking lot.

The spacious Adventure Playground features a giant ship complete with mist cannons.

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.

Playground Water Feature: The Adventure Playground has a water feature. This feature will become operational once after requirements for permits are completed.

Find more things do with kids while on Hilton Head Is. here. 

Savannah Children’s Museum reopens for Thursdays through Saturdays, starting Sept. 24

Friday, September 18th, 2020

Savannah Children's Museum reopens

Savannah Children’s Museum will reopen Thursdays through Saturdays, 9:30AM to 2:30PM, beginning Thurs. Sept. 24 2020.

Daily programming will be offered in addition to a special bottle rocket program at noon every day Thursday-Saturday. Please note that Savannah Children’s Museum is an outdoor site and closes during adverse weather conditions.

For the safety of all staff and guests, SCM follows social distancing protocols and will implement enhanced sanitizing procedures. Visitors are asked to adhere to the City of Savannah Government, Chatham County, Georgia Government and CDC mask regulations and recommendations.

Savannah Children’s Museum is also available for private bookings including birthday parties, field trips and homeschool groups Sunday through Wednesday and its Mobile Museum programs can be brought to your location any day of the week. Please contact Megan Alstad for more information at malstad@chsgeorgia.org

Savannah Children’s Museum admission is free for Coastal Heritage Society members and $8 per person aged 18 months and older. Find info on how to beome a member here.

Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Rd.
Savannah, GA 31401

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Social-distance kids’ events @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Friday, July 31st, 2020

archery class skidaway island state park savannah

Archery class @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Come learn the basics of archery and test your skills on Skidaway Is. State Park archery range in Savannah.

This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided but not shared. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration by phone at (912) 598-2300 is required as space will be limited to 4 participants, and social distancing will be required.

Please plan on arriving 10 minutes early to allow time to make your way to the program location.
9-9:30AM Sat. Aug. 29
10-10:30AM Sat. Aug. 29

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Scavenger Hunt @ Skidaway Island State Park

Snag the swag in this picture scavenger hunt throughout Skidaway Is. State Park. All you need is a way to take pictures and to be ready to explore our park.

Come to the office to get the list and complete your hunt between 9am and 4pm! When you’re finished, swing by the office and show us your pictures. Those who find 10 out of 16 will win prizes!

Remember to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for your group – stay cool!

9AM Sun. Aug. 16
9AM Sun. Aug. 30

FREE Grand Re-Opening of JF Gregory Park Playground, Richmond Hill

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Richmond Hill JF Gregory Playground reopening

J.F. Gregory Park Playground Grand Re-Opening
Fri. June 26, 2020 @ 10:30AM

The City of Richmond Hill invites you to the grand re-opening of the playground in J.F. Gregory Park on Friday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m.

At the end of 2019, Mayor and Council approved upgrades to the playground area in J.F. Gregory Park and they have been completed.

The playground received several upgrades including new sunshades, benches and an updated swing set. Two new pieces of playground equipment have been installed, including an inclusive orbit for children with disabilities.

This project was funded by SPLOST VII revenue.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah reopens

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

 

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Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah has reopened to the public.

Hours are 10AM-4PM Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Cost: $5 for adults; $3 for kids.

Learn more here. 

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm
2 Canebrake Rd.
Savannah, GA 31419

Visit The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. this summer

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is. Parents Night Out Summer Camps

Summer is a fun time to visit The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Enjoy the museum’s new summer hours (now open on Monday) and their new Membership Benefits. Now’s the perfect time to become a member and receive member discounts on Summer Camp, Parent’s Night Out, and MORE.

JUNE HOURS @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.
Sunday: Closed | Monday-Saturday: 10AM – 5PM

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Summer Camps @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. 

WEEKLY 8:30-11:30am / MONDAY-FRIDAY July 3-28
Summer Camp at The Sandbox is uniquely designed for kids 3-11. Your children will enjoy supervised play time in the Museum, fun activities and crafts pertaining to a weekly theme, educational activities and messy fun!

Don’t delay registering for this popular camp – the week of July 3rd is already SOLD OUT!

Cost: Weekly and Daily Pricing Available/Members Receive Discount

Click here for more summer camp information and pricing details or call (843) 842-7645 to sign up now.

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Parents Night Out

Wednesday & Thursday evenings, July 5-27, 6-9PM
Treat yourself to a parents night out while your kids (imaginations) run wild! Children ages 3-9 years will enjoy playing in our hands-on exhibits and activity areas. A staff-supervised arts and crafts activity and a pizza dinner will also be provided.

Cost: $30/child or $20/child for Siblings & Members
24-hour advanced reservations are highly recommended
Call (843) 842-7645 to sign up now. Details here. 

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