Charleston Activities

10 Things to Do in Charleston with Kids

Family playing mini golf in charleston

Charleston, the Holy City, is an ideal destination for family vacations. With its perfect blend of history, outdoor adventures and unique indoor activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. If you’re planning a trip with kids, get ready for amazing experiences around every corner. Here are some fun-filled activities to enjoy in Charleston with the whole family.

Miniature Golf

For a classic family activity with an exciting twist, head to Chucktown Activities for our one-of-a-kind miniature golf in Charleston, SC. This is no ordinary putt-putt course—it's an interactive mini golf fun park designed to maximize laughs and friendly competition. 

Navigate winding paths with steep inclines, sharp turns and creative obstacles that will truly test your putting skills. But the real thrill comes from the booby traps! Other players can attempt to derail your ball’s path with triggered stunts and barriers. It’s all in good fun as you strategize, take risks and race to be the first to sink the winning putt.

Axe Throwing

Let your kids unleash their inner lumberjack at Chucktown Activities’ axe-throwing lanes. With this unique indoor activity, families can learn the art of hurling real axes at wooden targets, aiming for the bullseye. 

Our trained staff provides guidance on the proper techniques to find the perfect balance of power and precision. See who in your family has the best skills for axe throwing in Charleston as you go head-to-head in a test of concentration and competitiveness.

Rage Room

Need to blow off some steam? Our rage room in Charleston, SC, is the perfect place. Also known as a smash room, this safe space allows you to release stress and frustration by breaking things. 

Gear up with safety glasses and start hurling plates at our walls, enjoying the satisfying crash as they shatter. Perfect for kids and teens, our rage room offers a unique and exhilarating way to have indoor fun. 

South Carolina Aquarium

Let your kids get up close and personal with incredible marine life at the South Carolina Aquarium. This world-class facility offers immersive exhibits that educate and entertain kids of all ages. 

They can explore the mountain forest and coastal plains exhibits, discover creatures in the saltmarsh aviary and be wowed by the massive shark tank. Don’t miss the Touch Tank and The Shallows where they can reach in and interact with stingrays, crabs and starfish!

Charleston Waterfront Park

Take a break and enjoy the beautiful Charleston harbor scenery at Waterfront Park. This idyllic park offers a welcome respite from the South Carolina heat and humidity with its green spaces, walking paths and incredible views of the water and boats. 

Cool off by the iconic Pineapple Fountain, let the kids run around and explore the playgrounds or just relax with a picnic while soaking in the sights and sea breezes.

Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry

Spark creativity and curiosity at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, where every exhibit is designed for interactive, hands-on learning fun. Kids can sculpt in DooDash's Art Studio, explore theater in Speak Loud Studio!, experiment with flight in Air Air Everywhere and build projects in Boeing BrightLab. 

The Infant & Toddler Playspace supports early development, while Publix Market offers fun grocery play. With ever-changing activities and special events, there’s always something new to discover.

Splash Zone Waterpark

Beat the South Carolina heat with a trip to Splash Zone Waterpark on James Island. This aquatic playground offers thrills for all ages with attractions like high-speed water slides, a lazy river, splash pools and kid-friendly spray areas. Lounge in the cabanas while little ones have a blast in the zero-entry pool or go adventuring down the serpentine slides as a family.

Middleton Place Equestrian Center

Explore the beautiful Lowcountry trails on horseback at the Middleton Place Equestrian Center. Even beginner riders can saddle up for guided tours through stunning landscapes of gardens, forests and marshlands. 

It’s an immersive way to experience the area’s natural scenery at a relaxed pace the whole family can enjoy. Trail rides are available for kids and adults of all skill levels.

Dolphin Watching Tour

For an up-close wildlife encounter, take the family on a dolphin-watching cruise or tour around Charleston’s waterways. Many local companies offer excursions specifically designed for spotting these playful marine mammals frolicking in their natural habitats. This awe-inspiring experience allows your kids to see the dolphins swim, leap and interact with each other in the wild.

Carriage Ride

Step back in time and experience the true charm of Charleston with a classic carriage ride through the city’s historic district. As you clip-clop past antebellum mansions, church spires and lantern-lit alleys, your guide will share fascinating stories and details about the city’s rich history and culture. This is a relaxing, old-fashioned family activity that everyone will enjoy.

Enjoy Family-Friendly Fun at Chucktown

After exploring Charleston’s many attractions, make sure to visit Chucktown Activities for a day of indoor excitement. Whether you’re up for axe throwing, miniature golf, basketball connect four or the rage room, our games are perfect for every member of the family. 

Chucktown Activities offers unique experiences that guarantee fun for the whole family. Book your activity today or drop in for a spontaneous adventure. Our friendly staff is ready to help you create unforgettable memories.