Where to take an under 1 year old in Charleston

Best places to take an under 1 year old in Charleston

There are plenty of fun places to take your little ones in Charleston.  These are the best places if you have a child under 1 in Charleston!Places to take an under 1 year old | BelliesBeyond.com

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The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry – 25 Ann Street, Downtown. Open Tuesday – Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm.  Special programs, summer camps, indoor play.  Admission is $8/person plus parking.  There are metered parking spots along King, Ann and John Street as well as 2 lots on Ann Street.

SC Aquarium – 100 Aquarium Wharf, Downtown.  Open daily 9am-5pm.  Prices vary based on regular admission and 4D theater.  Adults (13 and up) $24.95-29.95; children (3-12) $17.95-$22.95; 2 and under are free. Metered parking and garage in front of aquarium

Charles Towne Landing -1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston. $10/adult; $6/kids; under 5 are free.  Open daily from 9am-5pm.  You can walk through miles of trails, visit the animal forest or walk on the replica boats.
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The Library – There are several options depending if you live in Charleston County, Berkley County or Dorchester County!

Chuck E. Cheese

  • 2 locations
    • 1610 Sam Rittenburg Blvd #103, Charleston – Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm; Friday 11am-10pm; Saturday 9am-10pm
    • 7258 Rivers Ave, North Charleston: Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm; Friday 11am-10pm; Saturday 10am-10pm
  • Free admission, arcade, rides, food for purchase

Parks – We love this list from Charleston Parks Conservancy! You can find all the parks as well as if they have bathrooms, water fountains, free wifi, etc! 

County Parks 

  • Palmetto Islands County Park 444 Needlerush Parkway, Mt Pleasant. $1 admission each person.
    • Big Toy Playground
    • Observation deck
    • Snack bar
    • Kayak Launch
    • Picnic Sites
    • Bike and Paddle boat rentals
    • Crabbing and fishing
    • Splash Island Waterpark
      • General admission 7.99; Charleston County $6.99; Under 48″ $5.99; Seniors 60 and up $3.99. Under 2 free. 10am-6pm daily.
  • James Island County Park – 871 Riverland Drive, Charleston. $1 admission
    • Spray pool
    • Playground
    • Climbing wall [additional fee]
    • Campground [additional fee]
    • Challenge Course [additional fee]
    • Disc Golf
    • Bike, pedal boat and kayak rentals
    • Covered shelters
    • Dog park
    • Fishing and crabbing
    • Splash Zone
      • 10am-6pm Daily
      • General admission $11.99; Charleston County $9.99; Under $8.99; Seniors over 60 $5.99; 2 and under free.
  • Wannamaker County Park – 8888 University Blvd North Charleston
    • 2 playgrounds
    • Dog park
    • Play hill
    • Spray area
    • Snack bar
    • Picnic Sites
    • Sand volleyball
    • Horseshoe pits
    • Bike and boats rentals
    • Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark
      • General admission $19.99; under 48″ $9.99; Seniors over 60 $9.99; under 2 free.

Magnolia Plantations and Gardens! 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston. Adults $15; Kids $10; Under 6 are free! Additional charges for other tours and attractions

  • Maze
  • Petting zoo (dear, turkeys, chickens and other local animals)
  • The Conservatory (semi-tropical plants)
  • Peacock Cafe – Enjoy some lunch

Hike It Baby Charleston is a group of local moms who get together to get their little ones outside and get some exercise! Check out when the hikes are here!

Storytimes can be great for this age! Check out the local storytimes here!

Dont forget to check the calendar for events!

Did we forget somewhere? Let us know in the comments below! 

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One thought on “Where to take an under 1 year old in Charleston

  1. http://Www.facebook.com/groups/hikeitbabycharleston

    You commented on my Facebook comment that you may add Hike it Baby Charleston to your list :) O just wanted to give you the Facebook group link as well. We are 100% volunteer run and free for families with kids of all ages! We plan hikes from Monks Corner to Sullivan’s Island, West Ashley to Mt. Pleasant, Summerville to Downtown Charleston and everywhere in between! We just started out in Charleston in November so there are only a few hikes on the calendar so far, but there will be many more as we grow! All hikes are posted to the national calendar at http://www.hikeitbaby.com but joining the Facebook group allows you to kerp up with what is going on locally! Hope to see you on the trail!

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