11 Fun Activities for kids to enjoy in Charleston SC area

Jon Stroud
Jon Stroud
Published on March 17, 2021

For those of you considering moving to or have been residing in Charleston, SC area, you might be wondering what kind of activities are kid – family friendly around here?  Charleston, SC area is perfect for family fun.   Here are just 11 of the many entertaining activities for your family and kids to enjoy.

  1.  The beach – Charleston has several great family beaches to enjoy
    • Isle of Palm – tons of actives on Isle of Palm, very family friendly
    • Funky Folly Beach – carefree vibe, 2nd largest east coast fishing pier
    • Kiawah – unspoiled beauty and nature Kids playing on the beach
  1. South Carolina Aquarium
    • located in Charleston, South Carolina, on the historic Charleston Harbor.
    • More than 10,000 plants and animals including North American river otters, loggerhead sea turtles, alligators, great blue herons, owls, lined seahorses, jellyfish, pufferfish, green moray eels, horseshoe crabs, sea stars, pythons, and sharks.
    • The largest exhibit in the zoo is the Great Ocean Tank,  extending from the first to the third floor of the Aquarium and is the deepest tank in North America (42 feet); it holds more than 385,000 US gallons (1,460,000 l) of water and contains more than 700 animals.[3]
    • The Aquarium also features a Touch Tank, where patrons may touch horseshoe crabs, Atlantic stingrays, and other marine animals.
  2. Frankie’s Fun Park
    • Arcade
    • Miniature golf
    • Go kart racing
    • Batting cage
    • Bumper boats
    • Eat and drink and more
  3. Boating Boating with the Family
  4. County Parks – there are several Charleston County Parks with many fun activities for kids and families.  It varies from park to park but here are some activities you will find:
    • Kids water park
    • Dog parks
    • Playgrounds
    • Picnic sites with tables and grills
    • Sand volleyball courts
    • Horseshoe pits
    • Park center with snack bar, restrooms
    • Bike and boat rentals
    • Nature trails
  5. Disc golf course
    Check out the Charleston County Park website to learn more Charleston County Water Park
  6. N. Charleston Fire Museum
  7. Charleston Zipline Adventures
  8. Fort Sumter Tours
  9. Nature Adventure Outfitters
  10. Fishing Fishing
  11. Patriots Point Maritime Museum
  12. These are just a few fun activities for kids and families to enjoy.

Which is your favorite?

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