Back-to-school supplies have been bought and school is officially back in session, but have you made plans for those lazy Fall weekends when the kids start getting restless? If you’re in the Charleston area, you can take advantage of some of these great fall activities for kids.
Charles Towne Landing is a historic site located in West Ashley just off the Ashley River. They feature a replica 17th Century sailing ship that kids can tour; visit animals at the Animal Forest natural habitat zoo; and tour 80 acres of beautiful gardens. They also host monthly events, like the upcoming Seeds to Shillings: Gardens and Agriculture on September 12th and the Archaeology Day Festival on October 10th. They even host outdoor movie nights [link] on Fridays during the Summer and Fall months, and all you have to bring is your family and something comfortable to sit on outdoors.
Catch one of the final Riverdogs games at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park. Tickets are affordable, and who doesn’t like taking in a live sports event? If baseball isn’t your thing, the stadium also plays host to a number of other non-sports events throughout the year, such as the UMA Fall Family Festival happening on Sept. 13th and the Shrimp and Grits Festival on Sept 19th. You can find a full schedule of events here.
If you’ve got a little one that’s fascinated by firemen and firetrucks, then a trip to the North Charleston Fire Museum is definitely in order. Learn all about the different types emergency response vehicles, fire safety tips, educational exhibits, and a pretty giant collection of vintage firetrucks. In fact, their fire truck collection is so impressive, it’s a draw for mom and dad!
A quick drive just north of Charleston will take you to a little town called Awendaw. Awendaw, SC is the home of the Center for Birds of Prey – one of the most impressive aviation conservation centers in the US. Situated on a 152-acre campus, you’ll learn all about different types of birds of prey, as well as check out their various exhibits, and watch flight demonstrations.