Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Hilton Head, South Carolina
Hilton Head Island, SC Vacation Rentals
Kid-Friendly Things to Do on Hilton Head, South Carolina
Hilton Head Island Vacation Rentals is one of the closest, kid-friendly beach towns to Atlanta, GA. Its long and sandy Hilton Head Island Beaches are popular with families, and there’s plenty to do around. What makes use unique is the harder sand due to tides that make it wonderful for active families who enjoy walking or riding bikes on the Island.
Between new favorites and classic spots, we’ve rounded up some not-to-miss HHI experiences beyond the beach for your next trip.
Explore the Harbour Town Lighthouse, climbing more than 100 steps to take in the view and learn about Hilton Head’s history and culture. Play at the nature-inspired Gregg Russell Playground, which features a huge tree house around a live oak and plenty of play areas. Stroll the shops and grab a bite at The Quarterdeck before settling in for an outdoor concert under the iconic Liberty Oak. Part singalong, part family reunion, Gregg Russell’s kid-friendly music shows have been going on for more than 40 years.
The Sandbox on Hilton Head, SC. – Check out the local children’s museum, with hands-on experiences, an art room, a play construction zone, and boat, plane and sandcastle play areas. Select Friday evenings offer free family admission, with additional activities planned. Beyond exploration of permanent exhibits, kids can create special crafts, enjoy outdoor playscapes and grab a refreshment.
Adventure Cove Miniature Golf – While there are plenty of regular golf courses for adults, two well-kept mini-golf courses at Adventure Cove provide, located close to Shelter Cove Marina and Palmetto Dunes Resort Vacation Rentals… some non-sandy entertainment. Inside, the largest arcade in the area is a hot spot on rainy days.
Commander Zodiac Excursions
Commander Zodiac – Hit the intercoastal waters on a boat cruise in search of dolphins, explore the salt marshes and hunt for shells on the disappearing Daufuskie sandbar. On our trip, playful dolphins swam close to our boat. Once on the sandbar, we found numerous crabs, shore birds, shells and sand dollars while looking at the patterns waves had carved in the sand usually far underwater!
Coastal Discovery Museum
Coastal Discovery Museum – Commune with butterflies, stroll trails lined with live oaks and gardens, explore natural history and get up close with low country animals. The 68-acre property offers dozens of hands-on and interactive experiences to learn about the nature and cultural heritage of Hilton Head, South Carolina. Don’t miss the friendly alligator!
Sea Pines Shell Ring
Sea Pines Shell Rings – The oldest known archaeological site on Hilton Head Island is a circular deposit of hundreds of thousands of oysters, clams and mussels in Sea Pines Plantation Resort Vacation Rentals. The 4,000 year-old ring is one of about 50 known shell rings found along the coasts of South Carolina. It may have indicated a settlement or a place for special ceremonies and is fascinating for those with an interest in history.
Coligny Plaza – Filled with shops, restaurants, sweet shops, movie theater and live entertainment make Coligny Beach Area Vacation Rentals “the” downtown Hilton Head destination. Shop for toys, groceries, mementos (Piggly Wiggle tees!) and hang out during special events and concerts. At the kiosks, kids can get temporary airbrush and henna tattoos, hair braided, and all types of personalized items to bring home.
Lawton Stables – Take the kids (ages 2-7) on a pony ride, then visit the petting farm to feed and touch goats, sheep, chickens, turtles, cows and alpacas. Located in Sea Pines Plantation Vacation Rentals area…Horseback trail rides are available for riders 8 or older. Fees are required for all horse and pony rides but the petting farm is free.