Charleston's image as a laid-back city can give the impression that it has not a lot in terms of kid-friendly attractions. But nothing could be farther from the truth. When it's time for the kids to let off some steam, there are a lot of family-friendly things to do in Charleston. For a full day of excitement, visit Frankie's Fun Park. Get the family together and spend some time playing the 18-hole tropical miniature golf course, riding go-karts and tooling around on the bumper boats. The park also offers a large arcade, batting cage and rock climbing wall. For the really adventurous, there's the Trampoline Thing. Golf lovers can also practice their swing at the driving range.
Located near Givhans State Park, along the historic Edisto River where tupelo trees grow, Bee City aims to educate visitors on the importance of honey bees and the honey they produce. In addition to tours of the farm and bee production, the park offers a petting zoo for children with monkeys, lemurs, lamas and wallabies. The Bee City Cafe offers simple lunch fare that includes hamburgers, cheeseburgers or hot dogs, but visitors are also welcome to bring a picnic.
Open since 2003 in what was once part of Charleston's 19th century railroad station complex, the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry now serves as a magnet to curious children ages 3 months to 12 years. With eight interactive exhibits, the museum's aim is to develop a child's thinking, motor and problem solving skills. There is also a special area for infants and toddlers. It's great fun for the whole family. These family-friendly things to do in Charleston are guaranteed to keep you and the kids busy the whole day through.
5000 Ashley Phosphate Road
1081 Holly Ridge Lane
1 14th Avenue
(Between Palm Blvd. and Ocean Blvd.)
(center of downtown)
1500 Old Towne Rd
S.C. 171, between HWY 61 and I-126
1 Beachwalker Drive
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