Kids Activities and Fun for All Ages

Kids Activities near your Hilton Head Vacation Rental
Hilton Head Island Kids Activities

Hilton Head Island is the ideal family vacation spot and therefore a great place for Kids Activities. Whether it is pure fun or even a bit educational there is something for everyone and the kid in all of us. Wherever your Hilton Head Island vacation rental is located your close to tons of fun things to do!

Beach and Waterways
First and foremost is the Atlantic Ocean, the beach and all the different waterways and lagoons. Known for wide open flat beaches this is a wonderful place for even the littlest of toddlers. With small waves and tons of beach at low tide there is a lot of room for building sandcastles and rarely is a tot knocked down by the waves.There is biking for miles on the beach as well – great place for the little ones to learn.

If you pick up a fishing license, obtained through the DNR or authorized agents ranging from non-resident 14 day license $11 to shrimp baiting license $25 you can fish from the island wide lagoons to surfcasting in appropriate areas on the Ocean.

Something for Everyone
Did you know that on Hilton Head you can Zipline in the tall pines, turn into a Mermaid and if you like puzzles you can try your hand at an Escape Room. Definitely you should give all of these activities a try.

Zipline and Aerial Adventure Hilton Head 33 Broad Creek Marina Way When you call or book online use HHRR Rewards and bring your keychain with you to your adventure to get a 10% discount. 843.682.6000

Mermaid of Hilton Head – you know you always have wanted to be a Mermaid and you have a chance here on Hilton Head. Call 843.271.6441 Free 8×10 or Digital Image Download with the purchase of the Mermaid Experience & Photoshoot. Online code is HHRR OR $3 off a kids ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket for the Mermaid Encounter Boat Tour or Mermaid Ocean Education Boat Tour. Online code is: HHRR3

HHI Escape 140 Beach City Road If you love a good puzzle than this is perfect for you. This interactive game has your team working together to discover clues, overcome challenges, solve puzzles to get out in 60 minutes. Send an email to with HHIESCAPE in subject line to get your HHRR Rewards discount. 843.790.4441

Miniature Golf
Everyone loves miniature golf on Hilton Head Island and the entire family can play! The miniature golf companies in Hilton Head offer fun-filled courses.

Legendary Golf is located mid island just south of Fresh market Shops at 900 William Hilton Parkway. Offering the most realistic form of miniature golf, this venue features three renowned championship 18 hole miniature golf courses in a beautiful and natural setting with large contoured greens, sand traps, and water hazards.

Pirate Island Adventure is located mid island next to the Hilton Head Diner not far from the Palmetto Dunes entrance. Offering sparkling waterfalls and mysterious hideouts of pirates as you putt around historical markers of two famous pirates…Blackbeard and Captain Kidd in our two 18 hole courses. Shady oaks, cool mist and a pirate cave with treasure add a special effect to your golf adventure.

Adventure Cove Family Fun Center  North of Palmetto Dunes at the corner of Folly Field and Hwy 278 this is the Island’s largest and most complete fun center offers two miniature golf courses and video arcade and giant indoor play world as well.

Hilton Head Island Vacation Rental areas
Shelter Cove
Each summer from approximately Memorial Weekend through Labor Day weekend Shelter Cove Harbourfest takes place in Shelter Cove Harbour. Monday – Friday enjoy arts & crafts, live entertainment including Cappy the Clown. Performer Shannon Tanner offers both family shows and adult shows each evening with the family show at 6:30 and 8:00 PM. A year round professional singer, Shannon Tanner performs a mixture of popular music, country, folk, standards, and great kid’s songs. There’s lots of audience interaction, and the little ones love to join Shannon on the steps of the scenic gazebo stage overlooking to waters of the harbor.

On Tuesday nights in the summer, Shelter Cove Harbour bursts alive with a Fireworks show at 9:00pm bringing a festival atmosphere to the entire marina. This has been a tradition of the marina for many years. Other ways to see the fireworks are a boat ride on the Vagabond Cruise, kayaking, or one of the other smaller boats at the marina.

Going just a bit north The Shelter Cove Community Park at Shelter Cove Towne Centre is the newest addition to Hilton Head. With a playground, stage for entertainment, bathrooms and amazing views of Broad Creek this is where many Island events take place. On Tuesdays Summer Jams coinciding with Harbour Fest Fireworks from 7-9pm enjoy bouncy houses and entertainment. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs for a great view of the fireworks.

Coligny Plaza
If you want to enjoy some of the history of Hilton Head then be sure and take advantage of the oldest shopping area and the unofficial downtown of the Island. Nightly events at Coligny Plaza  in the summer are fun filled for kids of all ages. A quick walk to the beach entrance at Coligny Beach Park has an interactive fountain that everyone, young and old will make you smile.

Sea Pines
Sea Pines is a great place for kids as well as adults. You can spend a whole day of your vacation here with your family. Lawton Stables’ 23-acre equestrian facility offers escorted trail rides through the tranquil  600 acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Lawton Stables also has a small animal farm, which is free for everyone. Children seven and under are able to take pony rides around the small animal farm on one a Shetland ponies. The kid’s will be thrilled with Harley. Harley is an 18.2 hand Clydesdale horse (the kind you see in the Budweiser ads).

Head over to Harbour Town to one of the best playgrounds on Hilton Head – The Gregg Russell Playground, a great place for the kid’s to express their energy and enjoy the afternoon. If that hasn’t tired them out enough then head over to the Harbour Town Lighthouse and see the museum, climb the 114-steps of the lighthouse and when you reach the top, you can see the famous 18th hole of the Harbour Town Golf Links, Daufuskie Island, Savannah and people enjoying a parasail as well as shop in the charming top of the lighthouse. Then in the summer evenings Sunday – Friday at 8pm take in  Gregg Russell who has been entertaining generations of families for over 40 years, is a must see under the Liberty Oak with songs and stories.

Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Jet Ski’s and more
There are many tour operators on Hilton Head that can take you out for a guided dolphin watch in boats ranging from large double-deck boats to small craft like a kayak. In Hilton Head, the dolphins are as friendly as the people here. Dolphins are easy to spot so go to one of the 4 marinas to rent a kayak, paddle board, or jet ski to get out on the water.

Hilton Head Outfitters Mention or show your HHRR Rewards keychain and get 15% off Self Guided Kayak, Canoe, Paddleboard rentals for the lagoons and ocean in Palmetto Dunes.

Other options
Shelter Cove Marina
Broad Creek Marina
Harbour Town Marina
South Beach Marina

An easy and relaxing family activity around Hilton Head rental condos is crabbing; kids will love to go crabbing… in South Carolina, you don’t need a license if you are crabbing with three or less drop nets, fold up traps or hand lines. Fishermen need a license to crab with a crab trap or pot. Equipment is minimal – a bucket, a crab net, a string with a chicken neck attached above a two-ounce sinker. A dock, pier, boat, or sea wall makes the best crabbing site, although you can do it from shore if there is no wave action.

Rainy Day Kids Activities
The Sandbox is an Interactive Children’s Museum and Hilton Head Island’s only hands-on activity center for children. cater to children eight and under. There are many activities for the kids if it is a rainy day or the kid’s have too much sun from the day at the beach. The Loggerhead Sandcastle, filled with magical sand is fun for all ages. The Builders of Tomorrow Exhibit construction zone allows little ones to test their building skills. “The Adventure,” is where they can dress up as pirates. In the upstairs loft they can see themselves on TV wearing fun costumes, “play” doctor or veterinarian with real x-rays and life size animals; have fun with the puppet theater, Lego table and train table. There are even board games and puzzles for the older ones, or curl up in our comfy corner library where you and your child can read to each other.

Adventure Cove of Hilton Head Island is conveniently located in the Folly Field Beach area of the island just north of Port Royal Plantation and just south of Palmetto Dunes resort rental property. Adventure Cove has a wide array of video games ranging from the “old favorites” like skeet ball and Donkey Kong to the newest and most innovative games on the market. Adventure Cove also has 2 – 18 hole Putt Putt Courses that are a real delight to play. Also located here is the Carrabbas Restaurant so you can have some great fun playing all afternoon and walk over to grab a wonderful bite to eat afterwards.

Island Playground Located just over the bridges to Hilton Head Island on the mainland in the first plaza on your left as you leave the island, Island Playground lives up to its name! Filled with all kinds of inflatables the Island Playground is a huge indoor park for the kids to run, slide, hide and play! There is a toddler section for those little ones that are not so sure on their feet, there is a pirates castle, huge slides, basketball courts and a party room to throw those special birthday parties.

As you can see a Hilton Head Island Vacation Rental with your family, has tons of kids activities to keep everyone busy and happy!