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(Savannah Daytrips) Things to do in Beaufort SC

Sunday, June 23rd, 2024

Daytrip to Beaufort SC from Savannah

Have you been to Beaufort, S.C. lately? Make time to take your kids to explore this beautiful area, about an hour drive from Savannah.

See SouthernMamas.com reel on Beaufort here.

A few places in and around Beaufort SC to check out include:

Reconstruction Era National HIstoric Park
Includes: Old Beaufort Firehouse, Penn Center, (St. Helena Is.), Camp Saxton (Port Royal) Free admission
Kids can complete the Junior Ranger booklet to receive a Junior Ranger badge. Free admission

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Harriet Tubman Monument
901 Craven St, Beaufort SC.

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Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center
Free admission
A non-profit museum dedicated to the betterment & conservation of the waters & lands of our unique salt marsh ecosystem. Features include a 3,000 gallon aquarium; moons & tides exhibit; underwater sounds exhibit; Megalodon jaw; educational touch tanks.
310 Okatie Hwy
Okatie, SC
(843) 645-7774

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The Kazoo Factory museum tours

See how kazoos are made at this museum. The museum tours show how kazoos are assembled, imprinted, packaged and shipped worldwide. Kids can also make their own kazoos to take home.
Admission fees:
No charge to browse the museum.
Guided tours: $14.50 per adult, $11.50 per child age 4-12, and children 3 and younger are free.
12 John Galt Road
Beaufort, SC 29906
(843) 982-6387
www.thekazoofactory.com

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Spanish Moss Trail
Bike, walk, run this 12-foot wide, 10-mile paved pedestrian trail through neighborhoods, marshes and more. When completed, the trail will be 13.6 miles.
Free.
Parking trail head
Depot Road
Beaufort, SC 29902.
www.spanishmosstrail.com

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Parris Island Marine Graduation
Graduation ceremonies are open to the public and typically held certain Friday mornings throughout the year. For the exact dates of specific graduation ceremonies, click here for the 2019 schedule.
The ceremony begins at 9 AM and typically lasts about an hour.
To enter Parris Island, you’ll need to have a valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and valid registration.
Free
283 Blvd De France
Parris Island, SC 29905
843-228-3650
http://www.mcrdpi.marines.mil/

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Hunting Island State Park and Lighthouse
2555 Sea Island PKWY
Hunting Island, SC 29920
(843) 838-2011
Admission Fees:
Adults: $8
SC Seniors: $5
Children 6-15: $4
Children 5 and younger are free

Due to safety concerns, the Hunting Island lighthouse is currently closed to tours, until repairs can be made.  
www.southcarolinaparks.com/huntingisland/

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Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Playground
Play areas, restrooms, a grassy area for picnicking. Kids can watch fishermen showing their skills on the dock in front of the playground. (Note: not a lot of shade on playground.)
Free
1010 Bay Street
Beaufort, SC 29902
www.beaufort-sc.com/waterfront-park.html
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Pigeon Point Park playground
Includes fun, playground equipment including a merry-go-around; restrooms; picnic tables; water fountains large oak trees that provide shade, little library, benches.
Pigeon Point Road
Beaufort, SC 29902
www.beaufort-sc.com/pigeon-point-park.html 

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Hwy. 21 Drive-In
End the day by taking the kids to an old-fashioned drive in.
55 Parker Dr.
Beaufort, SC 29906
(843) 846-4500
Call the theater for ticket prices
http://hwy21drivein.com/

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Easter Egg Hunts 2024; Easter Brunch, Easter Bunny Visit & Live Petting Zoo; & Easter Events in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Hilton Head

Wednesday, March 6th, 2024

Plant Riverside District to Host Easter Brunch on Sunday, March 31, Featuring Easter Egg Hunt, Live Petting Zoo and Easter Bunny Visit

The Easter Brunch at Plant Riverside District on Sun. March 31 2024 will feature an elegant, expansive menu filled with traditional Easter favorites and other chef-prepared cuisine.

Brunch attendees can also enjoy spending time in a petting zoo comprised of a miniature highland cow, miniature horse, bunnies, chicks and ducklings, sheep and more. The Easter Bunny will be on-site as well to spend time with the kids and provide parents with a photo opportunity throughout brunch.

An Easter Egg Hunt for kids of all ages in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park will take place at noon and 2:30PM

Menu highlights include a chef’s breakfast action stations featuring an omelet and bagel bar; Morning Classics with fruits, pastries bacon and sausages; Composed Salads, a Coastal Seafood and Charcuterie station with fresh shucked oysters, jumbo shrimp and artisan cheeses and charcuterie; Carving Station with glazed ham, lamb roast and slow smoked prime rib accompanies by favorite Sides and Specialties such as scalloped potato gratin and grilled jumbo asparagus and cheddar bakes mac and cheese; and finishing with an extravagant display of pies, cakes, tortes and cookies from the award-winning pastry team.

Reservations are required. RESERVATION LINK.

WHEN:        

Sunday, March 31, 2024

11AM- 3PM

WHERE: 

Plant Riverside District – Salzburg Ballroom

400 W. River Street

Savannah, Georgia

COST:

$89++ per person, $35 per child ages 5-12

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EASTER EGG HUNTS 2024 & EASTER FESTIVITIES IN SAVANNAH, POOLER, RICHMOND HILL

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Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt @ Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site, Brunswick, Ga. March 1-April 7 2024, Tuesdays-Sundays from 9AM-4PM through April 7 2024. Pick up a scavenger hunt, follow the clues, find the secret phrase. Then turn in your map & receive an Easter goodie bag. For all ages. Win an extra prize for sending a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333. Details here.

Savannah

Free Easter Fest & Egg Hunt hosted by Local Church Savannah @ Jenkins Athletic Club, 6408 Waters Ave., Savannah, Sun. March 24, 5-7PM. Inflatables, Free Food, Face Painting, Crafts and Egg Hunt. Free & Open to the public. Details here.

FREE The Great Thunderbolt Egg Hunt @ Cesaroni Park, behind the Thunderbolt Fire Station, 11AM-1PM Sat March 30 2024. Food trucks, fairy hair, games, Easter Bunny photos, Egg Hunt.

FREE Community Easter Egg Hunt @ Trinity Luthern Church, Savannah, 10AM Sat. March 30 2024. Eggs, eggs, everywhere! All are invited to attend this annual Easter Egg Hunt. Available for ages thru fifth grade. Light refreshments will be provided. Details here.

FREE Community Easter Egg Hunt @ White Bluff Methodist Church, 1-3:30PM Sat. March 30 2024. Activities include bounce houses, games, crafts, cookie decoration, & egg hunt. 11911 White Bluff Rd. at the corner of the Truman Parkway Connector. Pre-registration is open. Call the church office at 912-925-5924 or click here.

Richmond Hill, Ga.

EPIC Easter Egg Hunt @ Consumed Church, Richmond Hill 2-4PM Sun. March 24 2024. The entire community is invited for this annual Egg Hunt with over 30,000 eggs, inflatables, a petting zoo, and train rides with the Easter Bunny. This event is free to everyone, and we will have egg hunts for each age group. Friends of all ages with special needs are welcome to join in each age group. 388 Longwood Dr, Richmond Hill. Details here.


Easter Egg Hunt @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

Sat. March 30 2023, 10AM-1PM. Egg hunts: 10am 2-3 year olds 10:45am 4-6 year olds 11:30am 7-8 year olds 12:15pm 9-12 year olds
Bring the children & a basket for a fun egg hunt. Annual Easter Bonnet Parade (at 1 PM). Pre-registration is required by calling 912-727-2339.
Admission: $10 Per Participant
Details here. 

Hilton Head Is./Bluffton/Hardeeville SC

Easter Extravaganza @ Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island
Sat. March 30 2024, 10AM-1PM. Easter egg hunts, Easter bunny & more. Details here.
Free to attend, egg hunt at 11. Food and drink sold separately. Bounce houses. With the help of the Easter Bunny, eggs filled by Pockets Full of Sunshine, a local non-profit employing adults with disabilities.

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Savannah daytrips 2024: U-Pick Daffodils in Okatie, SC near Bluffton

Thursday, February 1st, 2024

U-pick daffodils near Savannah, Bluffton, Hilton Head Is.

U-pick daffodils opens when blooms are available to pick @ U-pick Daffodils farm in nearby Okatie, SC (near Bluffton).

FOR 2024: As of March 6, U Pick Daffodils was closed for now waiting on better weather & fresh blooms. They will post here when they open or text Chuck at 843.368.1998.

The farm’s hours are dependent upon the weather and availability of flowers.

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 

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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(Savannah daytrips) Hilton Head Snow Day 2024

Monday, December 18th, 2023

Hilton Head Snow Day 2024

Here’s a fun annual event for kids who haven’t seen snow: Hilton Head Snow Day, 11AM-4PM Sat. Jan. 27 in Shelter Cove Community Park.

This is a family event that will have inflatable rides, a snowfield with fake snow, and entertainment.

For the kids who have never seen snow, this is the perfect event!

Admission: $10 for ages 2-17

Learn more here.

Shelter Cove Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928

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

Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Hayrides @ Holiday Farms in South Carolina

Make plans to visit Holiday Farms Great Pumpkin Patch in Ridgeland SC.

Holiday Farms Great Pumpkin Patch in Ridgeland SC.
Dates/Hours:
Sept. 30-Oct. 29 2023
Thursday-Saturday 9-6 and Sunday 12-6

CLOSED Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays

Military Appreciation Day ~ Sat. Oct. 7. Admission is half price on this one day only for those with valid military ID and their immediate family. Please make plans to come spend the day with us!

Learn more about Holiday Farms here.

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

Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

Poppell Farms

Come start – or continue – fall family traditions at Poppell Farms.

Hayrides, pumpkin patch, farm fun, & of Reba-themed 10-acre maze – Poppell Farms in Odum Ga. near Jesup, has it all.

Poppell Farms in Odum Ga. is now open for fall weekends through October. Enjoy giant bubbles, animals at their petting zoo, apple-cider slushies, pumpkin hunting.

So very much worth the drive from Savannah. Get to Poppell Farms this October.

Learn more here.

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(Hilton Head Is. Halloween Events, Fall Festival) Free Pumpkin Patch, Bounce House, Costume Contest @ Shelter Cove Park

Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

Free event! Come to free Pumpkin Patch festivities on Hilton Head Is. on Fri. Oct 20 2023, 4-7PM @ Shelter Cove Park.

Have the kids dress up and participate in a Children’s Halloween Costume Contest at 5:45pm.

Free bounce houses, pumpkins, and games.

Train ride, concessions, and some other activities are sold separately.

Organized by Island Recreation Association.

Free & open to the public.

@ Shelter Cove Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928

Learn more here.

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(Savannah Halloween) Spooky Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour @ Red Gate Farms

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023

Spooky Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours @ Red Gate Farms, Savannah

Red Gate Farms Equestrian Center in Savannah will host Spooky Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours this month.

Dates: Oct. 10, 11, 16, 19, 24 & 26 2023.

Times: 4:45PM, 5:15PM, 5:45PM.

Cost: $30 per person, 3 & younger are free.

Early Bird Discount: Book by Oct. 9 for discounted tickets: $25 per person.

Register online here.

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(Savannah area hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkin patch daytrips, pig rades) Opening Date is Sept. 30 for Holiday Farms, Ridgeland SC

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Hayrides @ Holiday Farms in South Carolina open Sept. 30

Meet the newest members of the racing team at Pigtucky Derby: Pumpkin, Freckles, Chippy, Marahmallow, and Dottie are ready for the opening bell @ Holiday Farms Great Pumpkin Patch in Ridgeland SC.

Holiday Farms Great Pumpkin Patch in Ridgeland SC.
Dates/Hours:
Sept. 30-Oct. 29 2023
Thursday-Saturday 9-6 and Sunday 12-6

CLOSED Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays

Military Appreciation Day ~ Sat. Oct. 7. Admission is half price on this one day only for those with valid military ID and their immediate family. Please make plans to come spend the day with us!

Learn more about Holiday Farms here.

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(Fall Festivals 2023) Poppell Farms Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides, Corn Maze & Fall Farm Fun open weekends starting Sept. 30

Monday, September 25th, 2023

Poppell Farms pumpkin patch near Jesup, Ga. opens Sept. 30 for the Fall 2023 season

Celebrate fall @ Poppell Farms in Odum Ga. which opens Sept. 30 2023 for fall weekends through Oct. 29 2023. 

General Admission Includes:
Tractor-Drawn Wagon Hayride Ride (Last hayride runs at 4PM)
Pumpkin Patch
Corn Maze
Lots of Photo Props
GIANT Jumping Pad
 Hay Jump
 Goat Walk
 Petting Zoo
 Farmer Brown’s Playground
 Cow Train
And MORE!

Poppell Farms will open September 30 2023 for fall weekends through October. Enjoy giant bubbles, animals at their petting zoo, apple-cider slushies, pumpkin hunting.

Learn more here.

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(Savannah Fall Festivals 2023) Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill

Monday, September 11th, 2023

Annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill will be Oct. 20-22

The Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in JF Gregory Park in Richmond Hill will be Friday-Sunday Oct. 20-22 2023.

The Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival offers exhibits and entertainment including a carnival for kids, seafood dishes & live music.

Kids 5 and younger are FREE on Friday & Sunday; Kids 5 and younger are free on Saturday until 5PM.

Learn more here.

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(Savannah daytrips, fall festival) Beaufort Shrimp Festival 2023

Monday, September 11th, 2023

Beaufort Shrimp Festival 2023, Fri & Sat. Oct. 6 & 7

The annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival – which will be Fri & Sat Oct. 6 & 7 2023 – features a Run Forrest Run 5K, a charity shrimp race with rubber shrimp, unique shrimp dishes, live entertainment, arts & craft market & more.

The Beaufort Shrimp Festival is @ the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort SC

Learn more here.

Free admission

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(Savannah Fall Daytrips) Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides open Sept. 30

Wednesday, September 6th, 2023

Poppell Farm corn maze, pumpkin patch open Sept. 30

In celebration of the October release of Reba’s upcoming lifestyle book Not That Fancy: Simple Lessons on Living, Loving, Eating, and Dusting Off Your Boots and companion album Not That Fancy, Poppell Farms honored the long-time legend in their 10-acre maze.

Poppell Farms hayrides, pumpkin patch, corn maze, petting zoo & farm fun start Sept. 30 2023.

Poppell Farms in Odum Ga. will open Sept. 30 2023 for fall weekends through October. Enjoy giant bubbles, animals at their petting zoo, apple-cider slushies, pumpkin hunting.

Learn more here.

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(Savannah area hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkin patch daytrips) Opening Date is Sept. 30 for Holiday Farms, Ridgeland SC

Monday, September 4th, 2023

Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Hayrides @ Holiday Farms in South Carolina open Sept. 30

Getting ready for opening day Holiday Farms Great Pumpkin Patch in Ridgeland SC.
Dates/Hours:
Sept. 30-Oct. 29 2023
Thursday-Saturday 9-6 and Sunday 12-6

CLOSED Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays

Military Appreciation Day ~ Sat. Oct. 7. Admission is half price on this one day only for those with valid military ID and their immediate family. Please make plans to come spend the day with us!

Learn more about Holiday Farms here.

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(Savannah-Area Fall Festivals 2023) Fall Sale Along the Trail, Guyton

Friday, September 1st, 2023

Fall Sale Along the Trail, Guyton Ga.

GUYTON’S SALE ALONG THE TRAIL 2023
SAT. OCt. 21, 2022 FROM 8AM-2PM

Local artists, trail market, food vendors, community organizations.

Learn more here.

(Savannah area hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkin patch daytrips) Opening Date is Sept. 30 for Holiday Farms, Ridgeland SC

Sunday, August 20th, 2023

Holiday Farms’ Great Pumpkin Patch in Ridgeland SC will open Sept. 30 for the Fall 2023 season

Opening Day ~ Saturday, Sept. 30 2023

Holiday Farms will be open to the public Sept. 30-Oct. 29 2023, Thursday-Saturday 9AM-6PM and Sunday 12-6PM.

Military Appreciation Day ~ Sat. Oct. 7 2023. This is a favorite day on the farm…honoring those that serve to protect our country. Admission is half price on this one day only for those with valid military ID and their immediate family.

Holiday Farms features a pumpkin patch, hayride, barnyard animals plus: Duck Races, Haytona Speedway, Corn Grinding, Steer Roping, Cow Milking, Corn Maze, Barrel Car Rides, Jump Pad & more.

Learn more about Holiday Farms here.

Hours:

Thursday-Saturday:9 am-6 pm

Sunday: 12 pm-6 pm

CLOSED Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays

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(Savannah Fall Fun 2023) Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides open Sept. 30

Tuesday, August 15th, 2023

Poppell Farms pumpkin patch near Jesup, Ga. opens Sept. 30 for the Fall 2023 season

Who’s ready for some haystack-jumping, wagon-riding, pumpkin-patch picking fall fun?

We are. We’re thrilled to partner with fall favorite Poppell Farms in Odum Ga. again this year to celebrate their beloved pumpkin patch farm – complete with corn maze, hayrides, crop-hoppers, farm games & more.

Poppell Farms will open September 30 2023 for fall weekends through October. Enjoy giant bubbles, animals at their petting zoo, apple-cider slushies, pumpkin hunting.

Learn more here.

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Family travel: Things to do with kids on Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, July 6th, 2023

You don’t have to travel far from Savannah to find a prime family-friendly vacation. Hilton Head Island is teeming with fun ways to entertain the kids.

SEE SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM LATEST HILTON HEAD REEL HERE.

Hilton Head Island’s beaches are the No. 1 way. You can bike on this beach. You can play in the tidal pools at low-tide. Swim. Sand castles. Ride the waves.

Here are SouthernMamas.com top Things To Do With Kids On Hilton Head Island other than visiting the beach.

FOR MORE KID-FRIENDLY LOCAL ACTIVITIES, VISIT THE SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM EVENT CALENDAR HERE.

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Bicycling on Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island offers over 50 miles of public bicycle pathways and nature trails. The hard-packed beaches are also popular for bicycling at low tide.

Also bike the self-guided Legacy Oak Program tour, which consists of 20 landmark Live Oak trees in Sea Pines Resort which range in age from 100 to 320 years in 15 locations. Each designated tree is on an easily accessible public property. Most are identified with a wooden bench engraved with the name of the tree, its estimated birth year and the program logo.  Learn more here & download a pamphlet and trail map highlighting the history, location, size and age of each of the Sea Pines Legacy Oaks.

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Adventure Playground in Lowcountry Celebration Park & Beach Access @ Coligny Beach Park.

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/splash pad 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
*Public restrooms

The playground is within easy walking distance to a Hilton Head Is. public beach via Coligny Beach Park (1 Coligny Circle) Coligny Beach Park has a splash pad fountain and free parking. Free parking is @ 109 Pope Avenue. Details here.

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

Coligny Beach Park

1 Coligny Circle
Hilton Head Island 29928

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Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park

Take a free, self-guided tour of Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park. Established in 1862 on Hilton Head Island, 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. Learn more here 

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Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, Bluffton SC

A mere hour drive from Savannah, Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge is an easy getaway from Savannah to bike amid nature on 14 miles of hiking and biking trails. The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset daily. (Not located on Hilton Head Is. but between HHI and Bluffton)

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Free petting farm at Lawton Stables in Sea Pines

The free animal farm includes goats, sheep, chickens, turtles, cows and alpacas.  Kids can also pet a friendly retired Clydesdale, Woody, at the stables. Pony rides and horseback riding available for a fee. 

The animal farm is free; there’s a $9 Sea Pines gate fee per auto. More info here. 190 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island, 29928

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Free Skate Park

Free Skate Park @ Bristol Sports Arena. Free outdoor skate park. Ramps & rails for skaters of all abilities. Restrooms. Pads required. Details here. 4 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head Is. SC 29926.

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Coastal Discovery Museum

Educational natural history and animal programs at a venue that includes salt marsh board walks, open fields, gardens, trails and a 1200 square foot butterfly habitat that is home to some 13 species of native butterflies to the Lowcountry. Explore natural history and cultural heritage on the 68 acre Honey Horn property. The Museum’s trails, gardens, live oaks, butterfly enclosure and Marsh Tacky horses are just a few of the fun experiences you will encounter during your visit. Mon. – Sat. 9-4:30 and Sun. 11-3. *Perfect rainy day activity. More info here.
70 Honey Horn Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

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Sea Pines Forest Preserve

The 605-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve includes easy trails to various points of interest including the 4,000-year-old Indian Shell Ring, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and a wildflower garden that’s amazing when in bloom. The walks range from 25 minutes to one hour. Bicycles are not permitted on the nature trails, so please park your bicycles at the locations provided. Open from sunrise to sunset. The Forest Preserve is free; there’s a $9 Sea Pines gate fee per auto. More info here. 

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Gregg Russell Playground at Harbour Town, Sea Pines

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 per auto.  Harbour Town, Hilton Head, SC 29928

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FREE historical Stoney-Baynard Ruins, Sea Pines

The ruins of the old Baynard estate, the main house as well as attendant slave quarters, are permanently preserved within six-acre Baynard Ruins Park. The home was raided during the Civil War and Union forces made it their headquarters. Details here. The ruins are free; there’s a $9 Sea Pines gate fee per auto.

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Seasonal

Spring & summer events

Free family-friendly outdoor Gregg Russell concerts at Harbour Town, Sea Pines

A classic on Hilton Head Is. for almost four decades, Gregg Russell Concerts under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town happen regularly during summer (weather permitting) & periodically during spring.

This family-oriented singer/storyteller performs sing-a-longs, ballads & silly songs with audience participation. Kids in the audience try to get Gregg to pick them to sing a song to the crowd, often using creative pick-me posters etc. Concerts are free; there’s a $9 gate fee per auto. Celebrating 40 years in 2016, Gregg has become a Sea Pines classic. Under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town is where you’ll find Gregg Russell entertaining adults and children alike. His concerts are not to be missed. Find the concert schedule here. 

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free hilton head kids activities

Free Sea Pines Trolley

Take the free Sea Pines Trolley to Sea Pines locations during summer months & some holiday periods. This is a way to entertain kids who are still thrilled by “bus rides etc”. The trolley offers an easy way to get around Sea Pines. Schedule info here.  Trolley rides are free; there’s a $9 Sea Pines gate fee per auto. Good rainy day activity

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Beach access at Sea Pines Beach Club. 

Sea Pines Beach Club has convenient access to the beach, Surf Shop, restrooms, shower facilities & Surfside Market featuring to-go sandwiches, salads, snacks &  cold beverages. Details here. 87 North Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928. The beach club is free; there’s a $9 Sea Pines gate fee per auto. 

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The Sandbox Children’s Museum

Located off Pope Avenue on the south end of Hilton Head Island (about a 60 min. drive from Savannah), this interactive museum provides a place for educational play between children and their caregivers.

For ages infant to eight.
18A Pope Ave, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645
Daily rates & membership rates 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

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Things to do in Atlanta with kids

Sunday, June 25th, 2023

Places to visit in Atlanta with kids

Chances are you know the popular spots to hit in Atlanta with kids such as Georgia Aquarium; Martin Luther King Jr. Center National Historic Park; The Varsity ; National Center for Civil and Human Rights; Zoo Atlanta; The Atlanta Beltline; and Stone Mountain Park.

Here are more things to do with kids when visiting Atlanta:

Take a group tour of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home to Atlanta United Soccer & Atlanta Falcons. Tour details here.

Solve the self-guided scavenger hunt @ Oakland Cemetery.

Ride the Atlanta Ferris wheel Skyview Atlanta, next to Centennial Olympic Park. Details and ticket links here.

Tour Fox Theatre. Details here.

Explore Piedmont Park. Enjoy the playgrounds; Sign up for a free Saturday morning tour here. (FREE)

Take a ride in a glass elevator 723 feet high to the observatory View Level atop The Westin Peachtree Plaza, the tallest hotel in the Southeast. Children ages 6 & younger can ride the elevator for free. Tickets & hours here.

Enjoy the children’s garden and special exhibits @ Atlanta Botanical Gardens.

See a show at the Alliance Theater (See ‘Water for Elephants’ musical through July 9) or Center for Puppetry Arts.

Savor the fare @ DeKalb Farmers Market.

Take a self-guided tour of Georgia Tech. Details here.

Explore Chastain Park. Enjoy the playground. See a show at the outdoor amphitheater.

Tour the Atlanta Monetary Museum in the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Details here.

See the Cyclorama Exhibit @ The Atlanta History Center . Details here.

Summer Family Fun @ Fun Zone, Pooler

Tuesday, June 20th, 2023

Mini-Golf, Go-Karts & an Arcade @ Fun Zone in Pooler

Fun Zone in Pooler is the perfect place for a day of family fun this summer! Fun Zone has a combination of indoor and outdoor activities including two 18-hole Miniature Golf Courses, Go-Karts, and an Arcade. With so many things to do, you’ll be sure to find something fun for everyone.

Looking to spend time outside? Try out Fun Zone’s newly renovated Miniature Golf Courses. Complete with footbridges and waterfalls, our adventure-style courses are great for a laid-back afternoon or a high-stakes competition. You can also get your heart and kart racing on one of Fun Zone’s four Go-Kart tracks. From the Kiddy Track to the high-speed Hi-Bank Track, your whole crew can put the pedal to the metal.

Cool down inside and play one of Fun Zone’s new arcade games including King Kong VR, HYPERpitch Major League Pitching, Minecraft, and Hungry, Hungry Hippos! Win awesome prizes from Fun Zone’s newly restocked ticket Redemption Center as you play. When you need to recharge, check out the Concessions for delicious summer treats like pizza, nachos, ICEEs, funnel cakes, and more!

Head to Fun Zone for endless summer fun! Enjoy plenty of ways to play with bundle options including annual passes, value bands, reloadable arcade cards, and individual tickets. Fun Zone can also help you celebrate any occasion with party packages and party rooms.

Fun Zone is conveniently located at 1040 US-80 East, Pooler, GA 31322. See you and your family soon!

Summer 2023 hours (June-August):

Sunday-Thursday: 12PM-11PM

Friday-Saturday: 12PM-12AM

Be sure to follow Fun Zone on Facebook and Instagram (@poolerfunzone) to stay up to date on all things Fun Zone!

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2023) Day Trekkers Field Trip Adventures @ JEA Camp + Weekly Day Camp

Tuesday, April 4th, 2023

Full-day adventure Day Trekkers camp @ JEA Camp Savannah for 4th-8th graders

In addition to weekly day camps, JEA Camp Savannah offers specialty summer camps on certain weeks including Day Trekkers full-day camp.

Day Trekkers is June 19-23 2023, 8AM-6PM for 4th-8th grade students.

Day Trekkers features 5 days of 5 adventures including trips to FunZone in Pooler, Adventure Hilton Head, The Clubhouse in Statesboro, Summer Waves Water Park on Jekyll Island and a kayaking adventure.

To register, visit JEA Camp Savannah then click on registration link. Under Week 3 (June 19-23), select the Day Trekkers option in the drop-down menu.

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JEA Camp Savannah is open to everyone entering grades K-10th grade

Looking for a fullfilling full-day summer camp for your child? Check out the much-beloved, well-established JEA Camp Savannah. Check out the camp schedule here.

Different, spirited weekly themes, field trips, special events are all part of the JEA camp tradition. Speciality camps and add-ons are also available.

JEA Camp Savannah is open to everyone entering grades K-10th grade.

Register here.

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For more information or questions about programming, please contact DJ Horton by email Camp@savj.org  or Jackie Laban by email Jackiel@savj.org or by phone: 912.355.8111.

If you have questions about registration or financial assistance, please contact Camp Registrar, Sarah Docar by email Kids@savj.org or by phone: 912.355.8111 Ext 308.

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

Thursday, February 9th, 2023

U-pick daffodils near Savannah, Bluffton, Hilton Head Is.

U-pick daffodils opens when blooms are available to pick @ U-pick Daffodils farm in nearby Okatie, SC (near Bluffton).

The farm’s hours are dependent upon the weather and availability of flowers.

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 

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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Free Savannah River Fire Festival 2023

Sunday, February 5th, 2023

Savannah River Fire Festival 2023

You’re invited to the third annual Savannah River Fire Festival at the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center, 10 AM-2 PM on Sat. March 4 2023, in Guyton.

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!

Rain date: In case of inclement weather, the rain date for the festival is Sat. March 11 2023.

Organized by The Longleaf Alliance.

Learn more here.

Free admission to Savannah museums, historic sites on Super Museum Sunday 2023

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023

Free admission to museums, historic sites on Super Museum Sunday 2023

Explore more than 100 sites in person and online during Super Museum Sunday 2023 on Feb. 5.

Enjoy free admission to participating historic sites, house museums, art museums, and other points of interest throughout Georgia open their doors for an exceptional opportunity to experience the history in our own backyard.

Participating sites include SCAD Museum of Art, Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Wormsloe State Historic Site and more.

View a full list of participating sites here.

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Georgia’s State Historic Sites are offering free admission on Sun. Feb. 5 as part of Super Museum Sunday.

That includes:

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site, Brunswick: A forgotten empire comes alive at this scenic rice plantation set among live oaks near the Altamaha River. Tour the antebellum home furnished with antiques and the museum showcasing fine silver.

Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill: Nestled among giant live oaks, this is the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy and the end of General Sherman’s March to the Sea.

Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site, Dallas: Pickett’s Mill is one of the best-preserved Civil War battlefields in the nation, highlighted with a museum, earthworks, and wooded trails. The 1864 battle was one of the few Confederate victories during Gen. Sherman’s Georgia campaign.

Magnolia Springs State Park, Millen: During the Civil War, this site was called Camp Lawton and served as “the world’s largest prison.” Today, little remains of the prison stockade; however, the earthen breastworks which guarded it may still be seen. The park’s Camp Lawton Museum tells this gripping story.

Fort King George State Historic Site, Darien: From 1721 until 1736, this fort was the southern outpost of the British Empire in North America. Climb into the reconstructed cypress blockhouse, explore the palisaded earthen fort, and tabby ruins, tour the museum and hike a short nature trail.

Fort Morris State Historic Site, Midway: This earthen fort on the Medway River protected Georgia against the British in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. A museum describes the colonial port of Sunbury; a nature trail and picnic sites are available.

Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah: A breathtaking avenue lined with Live Oaks leads to the tabby ruins of this colonial estate. A museum houses artifacts excavated at Wormsloe and a film about the founding of the 13th colony.

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