The Best Things to Do on Hilton Head Island with Kids

When you’re planning a family vacation and need some activities to keep the kids happy, it’s always great to have a list on hand, and with so many great activities on Hilton Head Island, there’s no reason to stress out in the car about what to do next! Read on to discover some of our favorite things to do on Hilton Head Island with kidsBelow, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite children’s activities, but if you are looking for more, download our free 7-Day Guide to Hilton Head Island! Our local guide has over 100 recommendations on outdoor recreation, family-friendly restaurants, and more!
 

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1. Enjoy Free Fireworks at Shelter Cove Harbour
Fireworks at Shelter Cove.

The fireworks at Shelter Cove are one of Hilton Head Island’s most beloved summer traditions! In addition to spectacular fireworks displays, you can also look forward to great food, arts and crafts, and live entertainment. This summer festivity takes place each Tuesday evening at dusk from June through August.

Telephone: 843-785-1106

2. Learn Something New at the Sandbox Children's Museum

The sandbox logo
If you’re tired of telling your kids, “don’t touch that!” Then, make your wait to the
Sandbox Children’s Museum. Here, you’ll find 11, hands-on, interactive displays. These unique educational displays are suitable for children 8-years-old and younger.

Telephone: 843-842-7645

3. Take a Swing at Mini Golf at Adventure Cove

Adventure Cove logo
Looking to keep high-energy kids entertained? Plan an action-packed day or night with miniature golf and arcade games at
Adventure Cove! This family-friendly park is open from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., seven days a week.

Telephone: 843-842-9990

4. Get to Know the SC Lowcountry at Coastal Discovery Museum

Coastal Discovery Museum logo
School may be out for spring, summer, and winter break, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep the little ones sharp! Make a trip to the
Coastal Discovery Museum to gain a new appreciation for the South Carolina Lowcountry. Here, you can explore the island’s vast ecosystems and wildlife, learn about the art of basket weaving, and wander several beautiful gardens. This fantastic museum also hosts the Hilton Head Farmers Market every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It is the perfect way to stock up on healthy foods during your vacation!

Beach Properties Advantage Card Discount: Use your card and receive 10% all gift shop purchases!
Telephone: 843-689-6767

5. Master the Ollie at Bristol Sports Arena

Skate Park
Incorporate some exercise into your vacation with a trip to
Bristol Sports Arena. This expansive park is home to a public skatepark with skateboard ramps, a basketball court, and a roller hockey rink. For younger ones, a playground is also available.

Telephone: 843-681-7273

6. See a Live Show at Coligny Plaza


Coligny Plaza is one of the best places to go for kid’s entertainment. Children’s entertainment takes center stage in the summer from June through August. Magic acts, silly clowns, and family-friendly live music are a few performances to look forward to!


Telephone: 843-686-6929

7. Take a Horseback Riding Tour at Lawton Stables

pony
No trip to Hilton Head Island is complete without visiting Lawton Stables. This beautiful farm and equestrian center offers an animal petting zoo, pony rides, and Western-style trail rides through the 605-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve. If you’ve never been
horseback riding, then no problem! Lawton Stables caters to every level of rider and also has riding lessons.

Telephone: 843-671-2586

8. Zip Past Ancient Oak Trees on an Aerial Adventure

zipline hilton head
Zip Line & Aerial Adventures is the most unique way to explore Hilton Head Island! Zip liners will soar through majestic live oaks, past miles of saltwater marshes, and over boats and beautiful waterways.


Beach Properties Advantage Card Discount: Use your card and enjoy 10% off a zip line canopy tour or the park’s aerial adventure challenge. Book your adventure in advance by using promo code: ADVCARD
Telephone: 843-682-6000

9. Rock on at a Family-Friendly Concert

Gregg Russell
The Gregg Russell Family Concerts are a true Hilton Head tradition. For over 24 years, families have enjoyed songs under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town. All ages are welcome, but the songs here are specially geared towards younger children. These concerts take place Sunday through Friday.


Telephone: 843-671-3590

10. Get Competitive with a Game of Bowling

Man with family bowling a game.
Station 300 Bowling Lanes
is the perfect place to go in preparation for a chance of rain or after too much time in the sun! This entertainment center is located in Bluffton, but is worth the trip. Here, you’ll find 24 bowling lanes, a laser maze, and a variety of arcade games. If the kids work up an appetite, you can also grab a bite to eat at the Station 300 Bowling Lanes’ restaurant, Zeppelin’s Bar and Grill.

Beach Properties Advantage Card Discount: Use your card and receive a $5 arcade card!
Telephone: 843-845-2695

11. Take a Sailing Tour with Commander Zodiac Kids Camps

Blue crab on the beach.
For a day of fun on the water, head to
Commander Zodiac Kids Camp. Learn how to sail, or simply sit back and see how many dolphins you can spot! Other popular activities here include crabbing, water balloons, and scavenger hunts.

Beach Properties Advantage Card Discount: Use your card for 10% off Junior Sailing Camp or the Kids’ Water Fun Day!
Telephone: 843-671-3344

12. Create Your Own Souvenir at The Art Cafe

Artwork with paint at The Art Cafe.
This year, bring home a souvenir that is uniquely yours. At
The Art Cafe, kids and families can create and bring home their very own piece of pottery, the type of souvenir you’ll want to hold onto for years to come!

Beach Properties Advantage Card Discount: Use your card and for 10% off pottery pieces!
Telephone: 843-785-5525

13. Embark on a Pirate-style Golfing Adventure

Balls at a mini golf course in Hilton Head.
Put your putting skills to the test at
Pirates Island Golf Adventure. This park is home to two beautifully landscaped golf courses. Kids will have a blast as they stroll across bridges, over streams, and past waterfalls to discover pirate treasures.  

Beach Properties Advantage Card Discount: Use your card and take $1 off the first round of golf.
Telephone: 843-686-4001

14. Sing and Dance with Shannon Tanner Family Concerts

Two people sitting in the grass at a concert on Hilton Head.
Shannon Tanner Family Concerts has performed family shows for over 23 years in Shelter Cove Harbour. Concerts are Monday through Friday from April through August, two shows per evening.


Telephone: 843-422-4270

15. Hunt Down Hidden Treasures on Boat Cruise

A pirate flag.
Set sail on the island's only custom pirate ship, The Black Dagger! At
Pirates of Hilton Head Boat Cruise, you can look forward to treasure hunting, water cannons, and so more! This cruise is ideal for children ages two through 10.

Beach Properties Advantage Card Discount: Use your card and enjoy $4 off each kids ticket with each adult ticket purchased.
Telephone: 843-363-7000


16. Meet the Dolphins of Hilton Head Island

A smiling dolphin on Hilton Head Island.
Dolphin watching, fishing, and children's educational cruises are only the beginning of what
Drifter Excursions offers! This fleet is located out of South Beach Marina in Sea Pines. Bring your camera, and catch all the smiles on this memorable boat cruise!

Beach Properties Advantage Card Discount: Use your card and enjoy $4 off each adult accompanying a child on the Gypsy Kids Cruise.
Telephone: 843-363-2900


17. Hit a Home Run at The Batters’ Box of HHI

Batters Box HHI Logo.
Batter up! It’s time to take a trip to Hilton Head Island's only indoor baseball and softball training facility. All ages and abilities are welcome at
The Batters’ Box of HHI!  

Beach Properties Advantage Card Discount: Use your card and enjoy $1 off 100 baseballs or softballs.
Telephone: 843-715-2737  


Remember to download your free vacation guide to find more fun things to do on Hilton Head Island with kids!