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Jun

18

2024

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Kid-Friendly Kiawah and Beyond: Spend Your Summer in the Charleston Area

With 10 miles of beaches and plenty of pools to splash in, we all know Kiawah is a great playground for the whole family. There’s a lot to explore and get the kids involved in around Kiawah and the surrounding areas. Spend part of your summer crossing off those bucket list items together. To help get you started, check out this list of must-do activities for the kids:

 

Kiawah Island Golf Resort – Camps and Events

Kamp Kiawah is a traditional themed day camp for kids ages 3-7 years old. There’s also Camp Xtreme for 8- to 15-year-olds. Located at Night Heron Park, with a close proximity to the beach, this is the perfect camp to get the kids involved in for an adventurous Kiawah experience.

The resort offers other kid’s activities, including surf camp for kids 8-15, Lego building competitions and more, throughout the summer. Visit the resort’s website for complete daily offerings.

 

Kiawah Conservancy

The Kiawah Conservancy encourages visitors and members to get out and enjoy Kiawah’s natural environment. While you’re here, go bird watching, find butterflies or do a self-guided tour of the island using one of the Conservancy’s Kiawah Pathways tours.

 

Kiawah River Goatery

Visit the Goatery at Kiawah River and introduce your little ones to some new friends, the resident goats! Tours last about an hour and registration is required.

 

Children’s Museum: 

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is open Monday-Sunday to spark imagination and engage young children. While the space is under construction, it remains open, and hosts children in play spaces. The museum also hosts events, like Story Time Adventures, Let’s Move and Art Room Surprise — the Children’s Museum has something for every kid.

 

The Charleston Museum

251 years old and still going strong, the Charleston Museum is a great place for the child who is curious about everything. With recurring events like Fossil Fridays and kid-focused tours on everything from the Sunken Sub to Wriggling Reptiles, the museum is a great place for families who want to stay cool and smart this summer.

 

Charleston County Waterparks:

Fun for all ages, Charleston County Parks offers three waterparks, Whirlin’ Waters, Splash Zone, and Splash Island. Located on James Island, North Charleston and Mt. Pleasant for all your island-style splashing.

 

South Carolina Aquarium:

From the mountains to the ocean, see all the habitat’s that South Carolina has to offer. Experience thousands of native animals and plants at the South Carolina Aquarium.

 

Charleston Riverdogs:

Take a family trip to the ballpark, a.k.a “The Joe!” Enjoy a ballgame, complete with a Charleston-worthy array of concessions, overlooking the Ashley River. Friday night home games always end with a fantastic display of fireworks over the ballpark.

 

Waterfront Music and Movies:

Every Friday in August at the Memorial Waterfront Park in Mt. Pleasant, you and the family can enjoy a free movie with views of the Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor. Live music and food vendors begin at 6 p.m. while the movie begins around sunset.

 

Charleston Stage:

A Year With Frog & Toad at the Dock Street Theatre – (July 20, 21, 27 & 28 | Ages 3+) Based on Arnold Lobel’s beloved children’s book, “A Year of Frog and Toad” is a whimsical musical that chronicles the adventures of two best friends throughout the changing seasons, celebrating friendship, nature and the simple joys of life.