The Sandbox is a non-profit, hands-on interactive museum filled with unique entertaining, and educational play areas including a ship, international airport with a plane, Loggerhead Sandcastle, construction zone, bank, kitchen, arts and crafts and more.
Family Fun on Hilton Head Island, SC
Hilton Head Island is the perfect spot to bring your family for things to do because the infinite ways to keep them entertained are equally fun for adults. Play at the beach, explore the museums or an animal farm with a petting zoo and pony rides. From dolphin watching to waverunners, charter fishing and kayaking or simply enjoying the pool – there is no shortage of family fun on Hilton Head Island.
Featured Family Fun on Hilton Head Island
Do you have what it takes to escape? Your team is locked in one of our themed rooms, where you will follow evidence, search for clues, work puzzles, solve problems, open locks and work together to escape before your time expires. Book in advance for an experience that is fun for the whole family.
Named the #1 Family Resort in the United States by Travel + Leisure Family, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort offers the ultimate family-fun experience! Ride the waves and build sand castles on miles of SC beaches, play golf on three championship courses, volley up a great time at one of our 25 tennis courts, kayak, canoe, bike, attend surf camp, board a fishing charter and much more. Call 888-322-9091 or book online at www.PalmettoDunes.com.
From the helicopter you get a unique perspective and a whole new feel for the Lowcountry. You’ll see miles of beaches and meandering creeks teeming with wildlife. Fly over the beautiful Harbour Town Marina and even the Lighthouse! Take in a multitude of islands and even see a Civil War Fort. This is great fun for all ages from infants to seniors. Celebrate an anniversary, engagement, or even a birthday. This attraction will ensure memories for a lifetime and allow you to check one off the bucket list! Helicopter flights are very smooth and pilots encourage you to bring a camera to capture such a memorable experience.
Dolphins and Nature Up Close. Our company has been professionally exploring the local waters for over 35 years, providing the area with, personalized water related activities. For the past 15 years focusing specifically on Dolphin and Nature Eco-tours, specializing in groups of up to twelve passengers per vessel. With four boats we can arrange trips for up to 36 persons. We use upscale inflatable expedition craft, comfortable, shaded deck boats, and two custom built 27ft. USCG inspected vessels, certified for up to twelve.
“Guided trail rides through the scenic Sea Pines Forest Preserve for adults and kids 8 & older. Pony rides for children 7 & under. Visit the goats, pigs, miniature donkeys, bunnies, and Callie the deer at our FREE small animal farm! Open 7 days a week. Home of the International Riding Academy and the Wish Upon a Horse Therapeutic Riding Center.”
Sea Monkeys is the place to be when you want to have some Wave-runner fun! We offer 3 different riding areas to best accommodate you for weather, tides, and personal needs with each trip an hour and 15 minutes long.We are nicely tucked away in Skull Creek and merely a few minutes away from Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. This makes our little niche of paradise hard to beat anywhere else on the Island. Dolphin sightings are almost daily and the richness of our Low Country nature and wildlife is unbelievable!
Get ready for a great time and even a little workout, but you won’t regret it when you’re done! 843-842-4754
Get behind a boat with Outside Hilton Head! 3, 4 and 5 hour custom private trips that are guaranteed to be a total blast! Your USCG licensed Captain will lead your group to our favorite calm water ski grounds. Once there you can choose to Water Ski, Wakeboard, Kneeboard or Tube. All equipment is on board! No experience is necessary, our certified Captains provide instruction for all skill levels. Reserve today, these popular trips fill up fast!
From Shelter Cove Harbour, Captain Mark presents Dolphin Watch Nature Cruises on board the excursion vessel “Holiday” and Let’s Go Crabbing on board the crabbing boat “Crabber J II”. Both Boats berthed at, Dock C, Shelter Cove Harbour, directly across from Palmetto Dunes Resort.
Dolphins guaranteed! Come aboard the Gypsy for a relaxing, narrated tour on Calibogue Sound. We guarantee that dolphins will be seen on this trip. Learn more about these friendly creatures and the behavior patterns that are unique to the dolphins of this area. You’ll be able to sit in comfort and enjoy a cold drink or snack in the sun or shade as we show you the sights.
Captain Sonny has provided dolphin & nature tours since 1985. Our USCG captains are knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife you will see along the trip. We create a family friendly atmosphere for everyone from 0-101! See our website for scheduling. Prices, 12 & up-$18, 2-11-$9, under 2 are free.
The Training Facility at the local chapter of The First Tee is affordable and accessible to everyone every day. The site includes a 320-yard driving range, two USGA practice greens, a 6-hole par three course and a 9-hole disc golf course. Visit us at 151 Gumtree Road or call 843-686-2680 for more information.
We specialize in family portraits with Hilton Head Island’s beautiful beaches as our backdrop. Whether a family of four or a group of 44, our 15 years of experience provide a seamless and fun beach photography session and portraits to cherish for years to come. We offer Hi-Res Images from your session that are fully retouched for all your printing needs.
A 70 Foot party fishing boat offering 5 1/2 hour offshore wreck fishing trips and night shark fishing trips. Price includes everything you need to catch fish. Full galley on board. Fun for the entire family!
Fantasy Limousine and Tours offers premier, luxury chauffeured transportation solutions and concierge services for the discerning travelers in Savannah, GA and Hilton Head Island, SC. The limousines (20-seater & 30-seater) can be chartered for groups, airport transfers, day trips, proms, bachelorette parties, weddings and sporting events or reserve the limo party bus that can seat up to 25 people for a night out on the town. Interested in tours? We can provide tours on Hilton Head Island or visit Savannah and experience the reenactment of the Untold Tales of Savannah Tours that include visiting the storied tunnel near River Street, singing old negro spiritual songs that will find you laughing and crying and hear what really happened in The Garden of Good & Evil.
The Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, located near the bridge to Hilton Head Island, offers an ideal place to enjoy the natural beauty of the Lowcountry.
Once part of the plantation of Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, a prominent South Carolina attorney, from 1801 to 1815, this wildlife refuge features 14 miles of trails and an abundance of wildlife.From 1937 to 1975, when it was donated to the Fish and Wildlife Service, Pinckney Island was privately owned and managed as a game preserve. Established in 1975, the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge features more than 4,000 acres of wild Lowcountry beauty, including Pinckney Island, Corn Island, Big Harry Island, Little Harry Island, Buzzard Island and numerous small hammocks.
Nearly 67% of the refuge consists of salt marsh and tidal creeks, which support a diversity of bird and plant life. Wildlife commonly observed on Pinckney Island includes waterfowl, shorebirds, bald eagles, wood storks, wading birds, raptors, neo-tropical migrants, white-tailed deer and American alligators, with large concentrations of white ibis, herons and egrets.
The refuge offers ideal opportunities for hiking, bicycling, photography and wildlife observation.
Suggested Hiking/Biking Trips:
All trips begin and end at the parking area located half a mile from the refuge entrance; distances are round-trip.
- Ibis Pond: 1.2 miles
- Shell Point: 4.6 miles
- Starr Pond: 2 miles
- Osprey Pond: 3 miles
- Nini Chapin and Barker Ponds: 3.6 miles
- Bull Point: 5 miles
- Dick Point: 7.4 miles
- Clubhouse Pond: 6.2 miles
- White Point: 7.8 miles
Atomic VR Arcade is an exciting and immersive experience for everyone 8 years of age and over. With four VR gaming stations available, you can play with your friends and family, play with others around the world online, or take on your own battles. Become immersed in a virtual reality video gaming world; with many games and options available, the experiences are endless! 38 Gateway Circle,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
Cruise the Lowcountry in style! Come explore Hilton Head and the surrounding areas in a Polaris Slingshot. These exotic cars are open, unencumbered by windows, doors, or a roof. Experience the freedom of the open road while taking in all the beautiful scenery the Lowcountry has to offer! The Slingshot is a unique roadster that connects driver and passenger to the sights, sounds, and smells of the scenic Lowcountry area. From first ignition, the only thing you’ll want is more. Every push of the pedal strips away the elements that restrict you from enjoyment, excitement, and freedom. The only thing you’ll need to worry about is how far the road will take you. 38 Gateway Circle Ste. 100, Hilton Head, SC 29928.