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FREE Taste of Gullah festival 2022 @ Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Hilton Head

Sunday, January 23rd, 2022

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TASTE OF GULLAH @ Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Feb. 12 2022, Hilton Head Is.

2022 marks the 26-year history of partnership between the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and the Gullah community. On February 12 2022,  from noon-3PM, the free, community-wide Taste of Gullah festival will be held once again on the grounds of the Arts Center. It’s an exciting day of celebrating the entertainment, food, and art of the rich Gullah culture that remains an integral part of the history of Hilton Head Island.

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

The day includes performances by the award-winning Voices of El Shaddai, basketweaving demonstrations by Michael Smalls and Dino Badger, and a special presentation of “Harriet Tubman” orations by Cora Miller. Gullah-inspired crafts will be outside for all ages as well.

There will be two food trucks: Melly Mel’s and Chef B. Eatz, featuring okra gumbo, red rice, fried fish, shrimp, slow smoked ribs and chicken. Beer, wine, soda and water will also be available as well.

A festival highlight will be a special unveiling of a large-scale mural . Through a series of workshops, children from the Arts Center, Penn Center, and the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton learned about the Gullah/Geechee culture then conceptualized and created the mural with artist Amiri Farris. The mural will then travel to various cultural sites in Beaufort County through Juneteenth. This project is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

Also part of the festivities is the annual art exhibit and sale of The Aarts Ob We People inside the Walter Greer Gallery at the Art League of Hilton Head. The exhibit displays original work by acclaimed artists representing the life of Gullah people in the Lowcountry.

For more information on the Feb. 12 Taste of Gullah festival, please visit artshhi.com.

Savannah Daytrips: Hide-and-seek game for handmade glass floats on Jekyll Island during Jan., Feb. 2022

Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Jekyll Island treasures

Find your Island Treasure now through Feb. 28 2022.

Every year, Jekyll Island commissions a group of highly skilled artisans from across the U.S. to create exquisite, handworked glass floats for Jekyll’s annual Island Treasures event.

(Jekyll Island is an easy, roughly 90-minute drive down I-95 from Savannah. See our list of things to do with kids on on Jekyll Island here. )

The glass floats are part of a hide-and-seek style game played on Jekyll Island throughout January and February. Each day, volunteers called Beach Buddies hide clear globes around the island for lucky guests to find and redeem for a real glass float. Gather your friends and family to search for globes that can be exchanged for dazzling handcrafted glass floats.

Learn more about Island Treasures here.

Find more things to do with kids on Jekyll Island here.

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New Weekday Wildlife Program Themes @ Center for Wildlife Education & Raptor Center, Statesboro

Friday, January 7th, 2022

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Outdoor nature programs @ Center for Wildlife Education, Statesboro

Have you taken your kids to the Center of Wildlife Education in Statesboro yet?

The center’s 3:30PM weekday 30-minute nature programs have new daily themes. Visit to see some interesting wildlife up close and personal. Then stay to tour the center, which includes birds of prey, reptile, discovery trails with wetland preserve & more.

Learn more here. 

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 9AM-4:45PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed to the public.

Play in snow @ Hilton Head Snow Day 2022

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

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Hilton Head Snow Day 2022

SAT. JAN. 29, 2021
11AM-4PM
SHELTER COVE COMMUNITY PARK
39 SHELTER COVE LANEHILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC, 29928
$10 ages 2-17, adults free

This is a family event that will have inflatable rides, a snowfield, and entertainment. For the kids who have never seen snow, this is the perfect event. The price of admission includes snow field. Additional rides and games sold separately.

Learn more here.

(Hilton Head Is. events) Free Family Fun Night @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum

Tuesday, December 21st, 2021

Sandbox Children's Museum free events

FREE Family Fun Night @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. this Friday evening Jan. 7 2022 for their FREE Family Fun Night.

Reserve your family’s spot online at at www.thesandbox.org. (Click Book Now-Hilton Head-1.7.2022)

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

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Santa, STEAM Holiday Camp & New Year’s fun @ Sandbox Children’s Museums, Hilton Head Is. & Bluffton

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

STEAM Holiday Camp Tanger Outlets Bluffton Sandbox

Winter STEAM Camp @ Sandbox @ Tanger Outlets, Bluffton SC 

Enroll now for a fun and educational way for your child to spend their winter break.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum Tanger Outlet location in Bluffton SC will offer a two, 4-day winter STEM camp that combines science with fun holiday activities the weeks of Dec. 20-23 and Dec. 27-30 2021. Children will have supervised time to explore the exhibits, daily snacks, and staff-led projects. Choose one week or both.

For ages 5-12 years old.

Register for Holiday camp @ Sandbox @ Tanger Outlets, Bluffton online here.

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Noon Year's Eve Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head 2021 2022

New Year’s Celebration @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Don’t miss the Sandbox Children’s Museum’s family friendly New Year’s celebration: Noon Year’s Eve. This special event will have themed art and STEM projects as well as a balloon drop at noon! Light refreshments will be served on our porch!
$15/person | $8/members – Space is limited so make your reservation now!
Visit www.thesandbox.org & click BOOK NOW, then click on General Admission, then calendar date.

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Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is.

New Shrimp Boat @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Come play on The Sandbox Children’s Museum new shrimp boat on Hilton Head Is. and learn about the history of the commercial shrimping industry, parts of a shrimp boat, the life cycle of the Atlantic White shrimp, and how shrimp boats prevent turtles from being caught in the nets!

Purchase your tickets online @ www.thesandbox.org & click “Book Now”.
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Children’s Author Series @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

Sandbox Children's Museum Sunday Author Hilton Head kids

You’re invited this Sunday for The Sandbox Children’s Museum Author series @ 3PM this Sun. Nov. 14 with Ellen Giordano as she reads her book The Best Day Ever.

Free with Admission. Make sure you have a spot and reserve your tickets online @ www.thesandbox.org

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

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(Georgia State Parks) 2021 Autumn Encampment @ Fort King George Historic Site

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

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2021 Autumn Encampment – A Meeting of Nations – @ Fort King George Historic Site, Darien, Ga.
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021, 9AM-5PM
Sunday, Nov 14, 2021 9AM-5PM

For Fort King George Historic Site’s special Tricentennial anniversary, the annual Autumn Encampment will include reenactors from the three nations: England, France, and Spain. Join us for activities, demonstrations, and historical crafts. Festival includes a ceremonial parade procession and musket firing salute to honor the soldiers whose graves are marked at our historic cemetery.

Cost is standard admission.
Adults: $7.50
Seniors (62+): $7.00
Youths (6-17): $4.50
Under age 6 is free entry.

For 18th century reenactors and vendors looking to participate as a volunteer/camper, please call and register at 912-437-4770.

Admission: $4.50-$7.50
Event Phone: 912-437-4770

Fort King George Historic Site
302 McIntosh Road SE
Darien, GA 31305

Snow Sisters Winter Wonderland Event, Okatie S.C.

Monday, November 1st, 2021

Snow Princess Event Okatie Bluffton SC 2021 children's

Snow Sisters Winter Wonderland Event in Okatie, SC featuring the snow princesses, facepainting, snacks, professional photography, crafts & more.

There will be professional photography with your favorite princesses, crafts, singing, facepainting, balloons, snacks and more.

Come dressed up in your favorite prince or princess outfit. There may event be a special guest appearance from Olaf or Kristoff.

Find tickets online here.

Sat, Dec. 4, 2021
2-4PM
@ Maye River Baptist Church
3507 Okatie Highway
Bluffton, SC 29909

Veterans Day 2021 Savannah Parade & Events

Thursday, October 28th, 2021

Veterans Parade Route Savannah 2021 Nov. 11

Veterans Day is Thurs. Nov. 11 2021

Veterans Day Parade 2021 in downtown Savannah, starts between 10AM-10:15AM @ Abercorn & Gwinnett streets on Thurs. Nov. 11. See the parade route above.

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Free Oatland Island Wildlife Center admission for military members (active & retired) with ID. 10AM-4PM. Details here. 

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Veterans Day Savannah Georgia State Parks

Visit a nearby Georgia State Park on Veterans Day: 

Fort McAllister State Park (pictured), Richmond Hill – GaStateParks.org/FortMcAllister

Located south of Savannah on the banks of the Ogeechee River, Fort McAllister State Park showcases the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. Despite being attacked seven times by Union ironclads, the fort didn’t fall until 1864—ending General William T. Sherman’s “March to the Sea.” Explore the cannons, a furnace, bombproof, barracks, palisades and other remains of the battlefield, and admire artifacts in the Civil War museum. This scenic state park includes cabins, camping, walking trails, and fishing piers.

 

Fort King George Historic Site, Darien – GaStateParks.org/FortKingGeorge

Tour the oldest English fort remaining on Georgia’s coast at Fort King George, which was the southern outpost of the British Empire in North America from 1721 until 1736. The on-site museum offers a film detailing the 18th and 19th– century history of Fort King George, including Guale Indians, the Santo Domingo de Talaje mission, Fort King George, the Scots of Darien and 19th century sawmilling.

 

Fort Morris Historic Site, Midway – GaStateParks.org/FortMorris

In the late 1700s, the Continental Congress fortified barracks on the Medway River at Sunbury to protect the seaport from the British. When the British demanded the fort’s surrender on November 25, 1778, the defiant Col. John McIntosh replied, “Come and take it!” The British refused and withdrew back to Florida, but 45 days later, they returned with a superior force, and on January 9, 1779, Fort Morris fell after a short but heavy bombardment. Stand within the earthwork remains and view scenic Saint Catherine’s Sound. A museum and film describe the colonial port of Sunbury and the site’s history.

 

(Lowcountry Holidays 2021) Music from the Manger Holiday-Themed Festival, Port Royal, SC

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Music from the Manger Port Royal SC Holidays Christmas 2021 concerts

MUSIC FROM THE MANGER HOLIDAY-THEMED FESTIVAL, Fri. Dec. 10-Sun. Dec. 12 2021, Port Royal, SC

Port Royal Music Academy Director Jim Bachety is excited to announce a special holiday-themed festival: Music from the Manger is coming to Port Royal.

The Celebration will take place Fri. Dec. 10-Sun. Dec. 12 in the Port Royal Village.

This music-filled Festival will feature a unique Christmas Village and a performance by the talented local recording artist Liz Jane, whose newly recorded first Christmas music CD is “A Thrill of Hope.” Concert proceeds will benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) of Beaufort.

The Music from the Manger Festival location will be at the end of the inside of Paris Avenue. Many performances with the simple nativity manger creche backdrop will be in the Safe Harbor rustic warehouse on 8th Street. There will be food and drink available, all sharing the theme of the holiday spirit rooted in the low country’s beautiful landscape.

Festival Chair Greg Shelton retired, and a former CEO of an Atlanta-based financial services company has lived in Port Royal full time since 2017. Creating the festival Music from the Manger with the Port Royal Music Academy was essential to Jim and Greg. “It demonstrates Port Royal Music Academy’s commitment to the community and the importance of giving to those less fortunate residing here,” Greg said. “Secondly, it will showcase a local young woman’s musical talent during this season of sharing while also benefiting CAPA of Beaufort.” He added, “Mark your calendars; you are not going to want to miss this.”

For additional information, visit MusicfromtheManger.com to view the schedule of events, purchase tickets, as well as to inquire about sponsorship and vendor opportunities. Learn more about performing artist Liz Jane at LizJaneMusic.com. Tickets go on sale Nov. 1.

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Port Royal Village
705 Paris Ave.
Port Royal, SC 29935

Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, hayrides, maze open weekends in October 2021

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Poppell Farms pumpkin patch hayrides corn maze

Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, hayrides, maze, open weekends in October 2021 

Poppell Farms opens for the Fall 2021 season this Sat. October 2 2021. The farm is open every October weekend. Corn maze, hayrides, farm fun. Feed animals in the petting farm, try steer roping, Spyder Slyder and the all-time kids’ favorite, crop hoppers for big kids, which are giant jumping air pillows that have kids giggling upon their first bounce.

Learn more about Poppell Farms including hours & special events here.

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

Giveaway: A family four-pack of tickets to Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

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UPDATE: Winner is Chelsea K.! Chelsea please email us at anne@southernmamas.com! Thanks to everyone who entered to win. A second Poppell Farms tickets giveaway will happen next month.

GIVEAWAY: A family four-pack of tickets to Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze

SouthernMamas.com is giving a lucky SouthernMamas.com reader a family-four pack of tickets to Poppell Farms, a favorite fall daytrip destination from Savannah featuring a 10-acre maze, 20+ farm fun attractions, petting farm,hayrides & pumpkin patch. Open weekends in October starting Oct. 2.

Enter to win: Just go to the SouthernMamas.com Facebook page giveaway post here & tell us your favorite place to visit during Fall – state park, pumpkin patch, festival, museum, show, anything and anywhere.  Deadline to enter: 10PM Mon. Sept 27 . We’ll announce the winner here and on SouthernMamas.com Instagram & Facebook page soon after.

Be sure to visit Poppell Farms in October 2021. The farm is open every October weekend. Corn maze, hayrides, farm fun. Feed animals in the petting farm, try steer roping, Spyder Slyder and the all-time kids’ favorite, crop hoppers for big kids, which are giant jumping air pillows that have kids giggling upon their first bounce.

Learn more about Poppell Farms including hours & special events here.

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

10 Places in Savannah & the Lowcountry (& one daytrip) to explore in Fall 2021

Friday, September 17th, 2021
10 places kids visit Savannah museums state parks daytrips

10 kid-friendly local spots to visit this fall include Oatland Island Wildlife Center (pictured) in Savannah, home to more than 150 animals exhibited in natural habitats along a trail through forest and marsh lands. Exhibits include the “Wolf Wilderness” featuring gray wolves, armadillos, flying squirrels, screech owls and reptiles as well the Georgia Farm area with cows, sheep, goats and rabbits. Along the trail are cougars, bobcats, bison, alligators, red fox and birds of prey.

This week’s SouthernMamas.com newspaper article: 10 Places in Savannah & the Lowcountry to explore this fall with your kids.

1. Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah
$5 for parking.
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411
912-598-2300

3. The Sandbox Children’s Museum & Lowcountry Celebration Park, Hilton Head Is.
All Sandbox Children’s Museum admissions ticketing is now online here. 
$10 per person; free for members and children ages 11 months and younger; $7.50 for seniors ages 65 and older and active military members with valid ID; $3 EBT(SNAP) holders with valid ID and $3 for EBT children and infants
80 Nassau St.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

Lowcountry Celebration Park
Free
94 Pope Avenue
Hilton Head Island 29928

4. Poppell Farms, Odum, Ga.
Poppell Farms opens Sat. Oct. 2 for the 2021 fall season, weekends Oct. 2-Oct. 31 2021.
Find hours at www.poppellfarms.com
$15 plus tax for Saturday/Sunday daytime admission for ages 4 and older.
1765 Hyma Poppell Loop
Odum, GA 31555
912-586-2215

5. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah
$5 for adults ages 17-64; $3 for children ages 3-17; seniors and military with valid ID; free for children ages 3 and younger.
711 Sandtown Road
Savannah, GA 31410​
(912) 395-1212

6. Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah
$20 for adults; $18 for seniors, military with valid ID; $15 for students ages 13-25 with valid student ID; $5 for ages 5-12; free for ages 5 and younger.
207 W. York St.
Savannah, GA 31401
912-790-8800

7. Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, Hilton Head Is.
Free
229 Beach City Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
843-255-7301

8. Savannah Children’s Museum
$8 per person (ages 18 month and older)
655 Louisville Rd.
Savannah, 31401
912-651-4292

9. Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah
$11 per adult, $7 per child (ages 2-12)
601 W. Harris St.
Savannah, 31401
912.651.6823

10. Old Fort Jackson, Savannah
$9 per adult, $5 per child (ages 2-12)
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, 31401
912.232.3945

Learn more here.

10 places Hilton Head kids visit Mitchelville Freedom Park

10 kid-friendly local spots to visit this fall include Mitchelville Freedom Park (pictured) on Hilton Head Is., a free outdoor cultural attraction. This is the first place in the United States where Africans in America, just out of slavery and not yet citizens, governed themselves. Self-guided tours of exhibits.

 

(Fall fun 2021) Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides

Monday, September 13th, 2021

Poppell Farms pumpkin patch maze

Poppell Farms opens for the 2021 Fall season, weekends Oct. 2-Oct. 31 2021. 

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. 2-Oct. 31 2021.

It will be Poppell Farm’s 20th Year Celebration!

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

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 sandbox children's museum hilton head

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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(Fall fun 2021) Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

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Poppell Farms opens for the 2021 Fall season, weekends Oct. 2-Oct. 31 2021. 

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. 2-Oct. 31 2021.

It will be Poppell Farm’s 20th Year Celebration!

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

STEAM & Maker time @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

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 Oct. 2-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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(Fall fun 2021) Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

poppell farms pumpkin patch

Poppell Farms opens for the 2021 Fall season, weekends Oct. 2-Oct. 31 2021. 

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. 2-Oct. 31 2021.

It will be Poppell Farm’s 20th Year Celebration!

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

Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

Bluffton SC autism sensory children's gym indoor

Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, Bluffton, SC 

OPEN GYM for the week of Aug. 9

Open gym 9AM-5PM Mon through Friday. CLOSED Saturday for parties.
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Ignite the Senses Gym is a gym for ALL kids…

At Ignite the Senses, we ignite each child’s curiosity to explore new activities and new social relationships. Ignite the Senses gym is a fun, clean and safe place for kids to play, learn and party.

As Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym, we intend to spread community awareness and acceptance for those living with Autism in and around the Lowcountry. We will provide a safe and fun indoor environment where autistic and typical children can grow physically, emotionally, and socially together whether in the open gym setting or in any of the small group classes offered.

Ignite the Senses also has a new half day preschool program where children do active learning.

The gym’s motto: It’s OK to be DIFFERENT!

Check out the difference Ignite the Senses can make in your family’s life.

Learn more about Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym in Bluffton here.

Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym
163 Bluffton Road, Suite C1
Bluffton, SC 29910

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Visit new location of The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Bluffton kids

The Sandbox Children’s Museum open @ new Hilton Head Is. location

Don’t miss playing and learning at the new Sandbox Children’s Museum at Lowcountry Celebration Park on Hilton Head Is.

Make your reservation online to secure your spot!

Saturday: 2 play sessions 10AM & 1:30PM
Sunday at 1:30PM

Learn more here.

(Please note the new address below)

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

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World Ranger Day @ Fort King George State Historic Site, Darien

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Fort King George State Historic Site Darien
World Ranger Day @ Fort King George State Historic Site, Darien

In recognition of World Ranger Day, join rangers @ Fort King George State Historic Site in Darien, Ga. for a fun, activity-packed day where any Junior Ranger can earn a Georgia “Go Do” patch on Sat. July 31 2021.

Traditionally, to earn one of these patches requires completing each category five times. This year if anyone participates in one of these activities on July 31 2021, they can earn the patch!

Fort King George is offering 2 programs with 2 patches. Complete a scavenger hunt through the Fort, collecting clues, and earn an Outdoor Fun patch. Or, help rangers create a flourishing colonial medicine garden and earn a Kids Care patch.

Cost: $4.50-$7.50

Fort King George State Historic Site
302 McIntosh Road SE
Darien, GA 31305
McIntosh County
912-437-4770.

Learn more here. 

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

Fourth of July Fireworks 2021 in Savannah, Tybee, Hilton Head Is., Richmond Hi

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Fireworks in Savannah, Hilton Head Is., Tybee Is. Richmond Hill 2016

Richmond Hill Independence Day Celebration, Sat. July 3 2021
Sat. July 3 2021, 4:30-10:30PM JF Gregory Park, Richmond Hill
Free & open to the public.
Family fun with entertainment, fireworks, food, inflatables and more.
Admission is free. Learn more here.

Savannah-area fireworks, Sat. July 3 2021
Savannah Bananas home baseball game & fireworks Sat. July 3 2021. Fireworks immediately following the game. Details here.

Savannah Stars and Stripes July 4th Weekend festivities at Savannah’s Plant Riverside District
July 2-5 1-10PM
Featuring live music, Savannah Cirque performances, nightly fountain shows, a July 4 boat parade (3-5PM) & July 4 fireworks show (9:15PM).
400 W River St.
Details here.

July 4th Fireworks @ The Pier @ Tybee Island, Sun. July 4 2021 
Sun. July 4, 2021, 9:15PM
Tybee’s annual celebration of America’s birthday. Independence day fireworks start between 9:15 pm and 9:30 pm. The show is staged on the pier but is easily viewed from any of Tybee Island’s eastern beaches.

Savannah Fireworks, River Street, Sun. July 4 2021
Savannah’s Waterfront will host the annual Independence Day Fireworks Show on Sun. July 4th at 9:15PM.
New to Independence Day this year: Freedom Floats Boat Parade. This All-American Boat Parade will pass by Plant Riverside District between 3:30-5PM July 4.
More information here.

HILTON HEAD IS. FIREWORKS

Shelter Cove Harbour Fireworks, Sun. July 4
HarbourFest on July 4 at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina is an expanded version of the activities at Shelter Cove each Tuesday night during summer. Entertainment; children’s activities, food and more. Activities start at approximately 6PM., with fireworks at 9PM.
More information here. 

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Fourth of July activities 

(Savannah) Free ice cream for kids 12 &  younger for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance 4-7PM Thurs. July 1 & Monday afternoons during July @ Leopold’s Ice Cream. Details here.

(Richmond Hill) Independence Day Celebration @ Fort McAllister State Park
Sat. July 3, 2021 10AM-3PM
Celebrate Independence Day like it’s 1864. An old-fashioned celebration with living history demonstrations and musket demonstrations. $9. 912-727-2339.

(Hilton Head Is) FREE special July 4th outdoor performances with beloved kids-entertainer Gregg Russell @ Harbour Town in Sea Pines Resort, 8-9:30PM Sun. July 4. ($9 per vehicle gate fee). Details here.