With school getting out for the summer, we thought we’d include some of the best kid friendly spots in Charleston in addition to your usual home listing update. Whether you’re looking to exercise, educate, or just entertain the little ones, here are some fun options to check out:
- Spoleto Festival USA and the smaller, more localized Piccolo Spoleto are currently underway until June 12. Most people associate Spoleto with adult performing arts, but you’ll find plenty of children’s events, too. Your kids might enjoy the Youth Music Series where choirs and steel drum bands from local schools perform (most of these events are free). Also, check out the Children’s Programs at the Library, Concerts in Parks, and the Sand Sculpting Competition.
- The South Carolina Aquarium is one of our favorites, and if you get their annual pass it will pay for itself within just a couple of visits. In addition to a prime location on the harbor (pictured), this spot boasts the deepest aquarium tank in North America. Dive shows and behind the scenes tours of the Sea Turtle Hospital are scheduled throughout the week if you want to plan your visit around these times.
- The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry encourages kids to learn through hands-on experience. The museum has eight exhibits relating to the sciences, arts, and humanities which are geared towards children aged 3 months to 12 years old.
- Patriot's Point Naval and Maritime Museum is probably the most kid friendly historic site in Charleston because of the sheer size, wow factor, and sturdiness (compared to most museums that don’t allow you to touch items). You can tour the aircraft carrier Yorktown from World War II. Since this is located on the Mt. Pleasant side of the Charleston Harbor, it has incredible views of the harbor, the Ravenel Bridge, and downtown from the main deck. Yorktown also has a great collection of war planes in its hangar bay and flight deck.
- The list of summer camps in Charleston is too long to include here, so check out these options at Lowcountry Parent.
- Charleston County Parks have locations in almost every area of Charleston. From the equestrian facilities on Johns Island to the Folly Beach Pier to the massive 600 acre sites in Mt. Pleasant and James Island, you’ll find affordable admission and an endless array of ways to keep your kids active and outdoors!
- Charleston Battery soccer and Riverdogs baseball games run throughout September, providing numerous home games to watch while school is out!
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