Fun Activities for Little People in Summerville!

Here are some of the top fun activities that are great for little people in and around Summerville… The younger years are full of wonder and excitement and so many fun times and activities! However, we all know that they can be very exhausting long days as well. Having fun activities for your little people helps everyone to thrive and survive these younger years with smiles on their faces and fun memories to look back on.

Fun Activities for Little Ones in Summerville SC

1. Rolly Pollies – What kid doesn’t love running/jumping and obstacle courses to test their limits? Rolly Pollies is a children’s gym that offers classes for 6 months to 10 year olds as well as open gym play time for reasonable prices.

Rolly Pollies in Summerville, SC

Photo courtesy of Rolly Pollies

2. Gahagan Park  & Laurel Street Park (Saul Alexander Park)- Community Parks are abundant in Summerville, but Gahagan and Laurel Street Park are two of my grandchildren’s favorites! Gahagan Park has a massive structure called Plantation Playground that is full of wooden walkways, overlooks and climbing structures. It is the perfect setting for imaginative play.  Laurel Street Park has plenty of room for kids to run, swing, try tennis ,and play as well as a picnic pavilion that is perfect for having a birthday party or playdate. We’ve celebrated many birthdays here with family and friends over the years.

3.Wannamaker Park Splash Pad (North Charleston) This isn’t techincally in Summerville, but you can get there in 15 mins and enjoy a fun splash pad for hours with your kids! It is reasonably priced ($2/person) and a blast for big and little kids! The Sprinkler is open daily, March 31 – September 30, from 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. Pack a lunch and snacks and towels and you are set for hours of fun. There are picnic tables/benches around the pad for parents and grandparents to rest and keep an eye on their children.

4. Dorchester County Library The Dorchester County library is a great resource for fun activities for preschool age children as well as older ones. They have circle time for ages 2 & 3 with stories and songs. Family story time for the whole family which is the best for children 5& under. Preschool Story-time is for 3-5 yr olds with stories, songs and crafts. Two other popular programs at the library are Music & Motion and Therapy Dog Time. It is  amazing how children who grow up in the library and going to the library as youngsters are more comfortable using it their whole life. Definitely take advantage of these free programs in our community.

5.Bee City Zoo We might not have a full zoo in Summerville, but this little zoo is perfect for a few hours of adventure with your children! They have all kinds of unique and rare animals like wallabies and coatimundis to farm animals like horses and donkeys and chickens. It is located in Cottageville and is a hands on zoo that is very interactive and educational.

If you own a home in Summerville you can enjoy these fun activities with their little people most of the year! If you want to buy a home for sale in Summerville so you can do these fun things and much more, let me know!



Fun Summer Ideas for kids in Charleston, SC

Are you looking for fun, free / cheap summer activities in Charleston, SC  to do as a family this summer?  My wife and I raised four children in Summerville, SC so finding fun, educational, and cheap ideas was always at the top of our list. Now we have five grandchildren and another one due in a month, so we still are always on the lookout!  It is not hard to find fun summer ideas for the kids when you live in the Charleston area, but here are some of our favorites!

Cheap Fun Activities for Kids in Charleston

Beach-  This is a no brainer for those of us that live here, but it has to be said!  I always said that the beach was the best babysitter out there. The kids would play, create and just relax for hours at the beach. Some of our best memories as a family and now with our grandkids are hours spent at the Isle of Palms.  That’s our beach of choice for kids, but get out there and explore. Find which one fits your family. If you go to the IOP, just remember to park 4 feet off the street so you don’t get a ticket! Fun with Kids in Charleston, SC  Fun Children's Activies in Charleston, SC

Chick-Fil-A – This is always a treat and a favorite place to frequent with the kids. I thought it was worth mentioning, because this Friday, July 11th is Cow Appreciation Day. If you dress up the kids and yourself as cows, you get free food!! So…make it an event and do it!  Cut out some black spots, stick them on a white tee-shirt, make some cow ears with your kids and your golden.  This is cheap fun and a great way to make a memory.   July 11th is Cow Appreciation Day

Fort Moultrie – The lesser known fort that doesn’t get the attention of Fort Sumter is a lot of fun too! Another plus is that you don’t have to pay for the water taxi! My kids loved exploring the tunnels and singing and making their voices echo.  If you have history lovers, or even if you don’t, they will like this adventure. GO!

Fun Children's Activities in Charleston, SC - Fort Moultrie Fun Children's Activities in Charleston, SC

Go to a Free Concert– Our favorite ones happen during the month of June at Party in the Park  at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park  (Remember  this for next year)!

Fun with Kids in Charleston, SC

Outdoor Movie – Go see an Outdoor Movie as a Family! Two options are close by, Johns Island shows movie every week and Wannamaker Park shows them every couple of weeks. Lots of fun family movies are going to be shown throughout the summer.  Nothing says summertime like eating outdoors, enjoying a fun movie as a family!

  1. Outdoor Movie on Johns Island   – Grab a beach chair or blanket, pack a picnic and head to the Village Green at Freshfields Village for Starlight Cinema, a free outdoor movies series. Beginning May 28, Starlight Cinema will take place every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. until August 27.
  2.  Wannamaker Park  Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket, and join us for a movie night under the stars. Movies begin just after sunset, around 8pm.  Next one is July 12th, The Little Mermaid!

Get Wet!  Everyone knows it is HOT in Charleston this time of year, so head over to the Wannamaker Park Splash Pad to cool down. The Wannamaker Park Splash Pad  is a great place for the younger crowd (and not so young) to cool off and have fun in the sprinklers.  It’s only $1/person. Makes for a fun morning. Bring a picnic lunch and then head home for nap time! 🙂

Fun with Kids in Charleston, SC

Wish that you lived in Summerville or Charleston, SC so you could do these things? Give me a call at 1-843-974-6029 or email and I can help you find a home for sale in Summerville or the Charleston, SC Area.

Living in Summerville, SC was one of the best decisions we ever made for our family!