Hilton Head Island offers a wide variety of activities for kids in the summer. But the fun doesn’t have to stop when the weather starts to cool down. With mild daytime temperatures it is a great time to get outside and have some fun. There are also plenty of indoor activities for kids to explore and be creative.

Public Parks

Hilton Head Island has at least fifteen public parks available for use by visitors and residents. They offer a variety of amenities including restrooms, picnic areas, ball fields, playgrounds and more. The following is a list of some of these parks but you can access the map for specific details such as amenities and location on each one.

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There is nothing like taking a walk or riding a bike to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Hilton Head Island. There are over 50 miles of trails available for use for walking, riding, jogging, skating, etc. Download this guide, Bicycling on Hilton Head Island, for more information on rules and regulations, helpful tips and a map of the pathways. Here are just a few of the companies that offer bike rentals on Hilton Head Island.


Island Playground is an indoor climate-controlled playground. There are inflatables, obstacle courses, tunnels, ride-on toys and much more for kids to explore and play. Parents can sit comfortably in the viewing area and access free wireless internet, watch television or read newspapers and magazines while children are playing. There is also a picnic area to enjoy snacks and refreshments.

The Art Cafe is a great place for children to show their artistic side by painting pottery. They are sure to find something that interests them with the many items that are available. A great way for your child to create a gift for a grandparent or someone else special.

A great place to spend quality time with children in play centers in engaging educational activities is The Sandbox, an interactive children’s museum. The wide variety of exhibits aids in helping children develop gross and fine motor skills, social skills, eye-hand coordination, problem-solving skills and much more.

Lawton Stables offers horseback riding, pony rides and an animal farm. The one hour guided trail rides enable riders to see the Lowcountry in its natural state. Pony rides are for children ages 7 and under on friendly Shetland Ponies. Check out their collection of small animals such as pigs, chickens, goats and more while at the stables.