Hilton Head Island Family Resorts & Activities
Hilton Head family resorts and attractions provide a safe, natural setting for your family vacation.
With the enchantments for both the young and young-at-heart, Hilton Head is an ideal place to bring the whole family. Inspire creativity with shells and sandcastles, and let them play as they please on the broad, sandy shores of one of the best beaches in South Carolina.
The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn offers Hilton Head boat tours and nature tours and cruises of Hilton Head, as well as history and ecological programs for all ages. Check out their 'Gettin' to Know a Gator' that features a live alligator. Or, plan to go on one of the kayak tours of the local waterways and get up close to dolphins and other marine life.
Families, and especially including teens and tweens, are excited to learn that there are several miniature golf courses available on the Island: Pirate’s Island, Adventure Cove and Legendary Golf each offer a unique golfing experience, while keeping the whole gang laughing and smiling along the way. In addition, all of these are reachable via the Island’s bike path system, making for a great morning or afternoon of physical and recreational fun.
The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum is great for families to learn, explore, and play together. The museum offers interactive exhibits, and activities that lets your child's imagination run wild. Visit their web site for information on summer programs and educational vacations.
Pirates of Hilton Head Island-Bring your little pirate aboard the Black Dagger and set sail on the pirate cruise of their dreams! From beginning to end, the action is non-stop as we transform the kids into our Pirate Crew. The adventure starts at the dock where each little mate gets to put on some pirate gear and learns to talk like a pirate. Once they’ve sworn their allegiance to the boat they are officially part of the Crew and get to join us in the hunt for loot. Pirate cruises for kids are our specialty and this is one adventure they’ll never forget! Click to view our latest Pirates Cruise video!
The Island’s newest eco-adventure, ZipLine hilton head, has made the lowcountry high, right in the heart of HHI. ZipLine hilton head at Broad Creek Marina Adventures is an approximately 2 1/2 hour tour, soaring over magnificent live oaks looking out at beautiful Broad Creek, the boats, marshes and dolphins. Come fly along 8 ziplines with heights to 75 ft. including a dual cable racing zipline finale, plus climb suspended sky bridges and an aerial staircase. Professionally trained guides lead your group. Reservations preferred.
The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina has year-round productions, exhibits, and festivals. And from June-August, your family can listen to an outdoor concert and cap your evening with a brilliant summertime fireworks display in Shelter Cove Harbour.
Adults with Special Needs / Vacation Respite - Day services for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, 9AM-3PM, for adults 21 and over. Programs for Exceptional People is licensed by the state of SC. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-681-8413.
One of the most popular activities on Hilton Head is biking. With miles of both paved and dirt paths covering the Island, there isn’t a place visitors can’t go with their bikes, including the 12 miles of sandy beaches. Hilton Head Island has even been named one of only a few silver-level bike-friendly communities on the Atlantic coasty by the League of American Bicyclists. Click here for a map of Hilton Head Island's Bike Pathways.
Whatever your family chooses, Hilton Head Island's opportunities for fun South Carolina family vacations are endless!
The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa –This casually elegant seaside resort offers great programs for kids including The Westin Kids Club for ages 4-12, a full or half-day program of activities including arts & crafts, trips to the beach or pool and the Westin Kids Club Discovery Room filled with its own movie library and photo corner. Cost for the Westin Kids Club is $70 per day ($50 for each additional sibling) or $290 per week ($225 per week for each additional sibling). Half-day programs are $45 per child ($35 for each additional sibling). Let the kids have a night on their own at Kids Night Out. Meet other kids for an evening of crafts, games, beach activity (if weather permits), dinner and a movie. Cost for the Kids Night Out program is $50 per session ($45 for each additional sibling). The Westin Kids Club Family Excursions are a great way for the entire family to explore Hilton Head Island in a way unlike any other. Learn about local culture and traditions, island history, animals that live in and around Hilton Head Island and much more! Or, join us for Westin Destination Club activities such as Fireside Fun, Movie Night and Stargazing, great for the whole family. Westin Kids Club and Westin Destination Club programs are available seasonally. Please call 843.681.4000 ext. 7558 for more information.
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island - This AAA four-diamond resort offers camps with a variety of activities such as a visit to the Fire Station, miniature golf course, a dolphin cruise or a visit to the Sandbox. Children 3-12 years are invited to join for a fun filled day with games, arts and crafts, swimming and much more. Ages 3-5 years are welcome in one of our half day sessions (either AM or PM) while ages 6-12 can join for a full or half day session. Lunch and/or snack provided. Pre-registration is recommended. Spring (March 2-April 25 Monday-Saturday). Summer (May 25-September 5) Monday-Saturday. Call (843) 842-2400 x7620 for information.
The Sea Pines Resort – For kids who want a sports experience, Sea Pines offers a "Future Stars" Junior Golf Program for a fun introduction to the game by PGA Golf Professionals. Children also can benefit from the expertise of former U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion, Stan Smith, at Sea Pines Racquet Club, ranked one of the top in the nation for tennis programs by Tennis Magazine. For information, call 1.800.SEAPINES.
Lawton Stables Summer Camp is based upon our full-time iRiding program of preparing, performing and learning. Sandra McCarthy, a coach and competitor on the international circuit leads the program and offers quality instruction to young riders who would like to train on different horses, prepare for the show ring, and improve their riding. Specializing in hunters and jumpers, the Summer Camp is an all-day program that combines riding (flat-work, jumping and fitness), video analysis, groundwork and competition instruction. Emphasis is placed on adapting the program to each student's individual needs. Our goal is to improve each rider's ability and confidence, in a fun and safe environment. Riders can choose from a one-day, two-day or five-day camp throughout the summer. For more information, please visit iridingacademy.com or call 843.671.2586. Camp is for children 8 years of age and older who have previous riding experience.
The International Junior Golf Academy offers monthly and weekly boarding camps from mid-June through mid-August for ages 12 and up. Young golfers from around the world come for intensive instruction by PGA teaching professionals, a low student-instructor ratio and fun activities such as pool parties and picnics. Skip Malek, a “PGA Teacher of the Year,” directs the school. For information, call (800) 925-0467.
The Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy offers the most comprehensive golf instruction in the world for junior golfers in grades 5-12. In addition, our post-graduate program provides for those student-athletes who are seeking to increase their SAT scores or lower their handicap to earn college golf scholarships. In addition, weekly & multi-week golf programs are offered over the summer from May 31 – August 2nd. Work on all aspects of the game and learn techniques used by the full-time students to advance their games to college and beyond. Contact for more information: phone- 800-791-8229, fax- (843) 785-5116, email- email@example.com.
For kids who want to indulge their creative side, the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina offers half- and full-day workshops in dance and theater with artists-in-residence, such as the cast of the summer’s feature production. Call (843) 842-ARTS for more information.
Visit Hilton Head Island for the best in South Carolina family vacations.