I am slowly adding all of our favorite places in Charleston – kid and adult friendly. Check back as this page will grow! Last updated 8/25/2017
This is one of my favorite spring time activities. For all the details about our most recent visit click here.
There are several historic plantations along HWY 61 including Magnolia, Drayton Hall and our favorite, Middleton Place. The grounds here are amazing. They also have farm animals including sheep, horses, cows and water buffalo. While your here, plan to do a kayak tour with my favorite person ever via Charleston Kayak Company.
The Aquarium never ceases to amaze. From the spectacular views of the harbor to the albino alligator, loggerhead sea turtle rescue center, sting ray touch tank . . . this place never disappoints. It’s expensive but worth it. If you think you will go more than one time in a year, buy a pass. Right now they have a pretty cool lego display going on as well. There are little stations all over the place for kids to stop and play for a few minutes like logs to climb through, a pirate ship to play on and a lego station. My kids are always awed and I love watching their little faces.
The Children’s Museum has something for all ages. They have a sweet little baby and toddler room with soft toys and small jungle gyms. They have a pretend grocery store, pirate ship, giant lego/block room, water room and castle. It’s pretty awesome. It does get crowded but my kids have a blast here. I’ve just learned about a program through the library where you can get a free pass to the museum through the library. I haven’t done this yet but I plan on doing it.
Parks Around Town – that have playgrounds
James Island County Park
Palmetto Islands County Park
Folly Pirate Park
Folly Surf Park
Park Beside Aquarium
Riverland Terrace Park
Park Beside Joe Riley Stadium