A family vacation is all about having fun, and in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, everyone is guaranteed a wonderful experience. Hilton Head has a well-deserved reputation for being family-friendly. This includes the kids!

Each year, Hilton Head Island plays vacation destination to thousands of families who travel here to escape the day-to-day pressures of everyday life. The Island is home to great beaches and sparking warm coastline. Throughout year, Hilton Head hosts various events and activities designed specifically towards families, kids, teens, and adults. Depending on the time of year that you travel to Hilton Head will ultimately determine the events available to you.

Be sure to ask a local concierge and check our regularly updated "Calendar of Events" for activities and events on the Island.

Some Regular Year-Round Activities for Kids Include

  • The Mall at Shelter Cove has an aquatic themed so ft play area for chi ldren 42 inches or under to play while their parents watch. It is located near the center court. Mall hours are Monday through Saturday from 10am to 9pm and Sunday from noon to 6pm. Call 686-3090 for information about special events and family activities. You can also visit www.mallatsheltercove.com.
  • Harbour Town in Sea Pines has the largest playground on the island. A tree house wrapped around a huge oak has a wooden bridge, a ship's wheel and a bell. Traditional swings and sliding boards. Playground is fenced from the nearby parking lot.
  • Build a Sandcastle at the beach. The weather is always nice in Hilton Head so keep an eye on the local forecast, and make plans to hit the beach . Grab a pail, a shovel, and your camera. Share a real Hilton Head experience by taking a few moments at the beach to have your little-one build a little sandcastle. Once complete, have your child pose for a quick souvenir photo in front of their wonderful creation!
  • Paint your own ceramics at the Art Cafe in Coligny Plaza, 10 am to 6pm Monday-Thursday , noon to 9pm Friday , 11 am— 7pm Saturday , and noon to 4pm Sunday. Let your children get creative and paint a masterpiece for you! This hands-on activity is sure to be a ton of fun for the entire family!