K is for Kite

On a recent day at the beach, my 3 year old son spent a better part of the afternoon watching (stalking) a group of college kids fly a stunt kite, and jumping up and down chanting K is for Kite. He was fascinated with the colorful kite and the way it ripped through the windy sky with such power. They gave him a nod then looked nervously at me. I wasn’t sure if they were concerned about his safety or the safety of their beautiful kite.

The beaches on Hilton Head Island are perfect for flying kites.Kites are a great way to connect with your children on the beach. Hilton Head Island beaches are perfect for flying kites, and on any given day you will see those familiar silhouettes dancing across the sunny sky along our 12 miles of beaches. The uncrowded, wide open, hard-packed sandy beaches make it easy to fly kites safely. Single line kites are the best option for little ones (and those of us that are a little rusty on our kite flying skills). There are several places on the Island to purchase a kite, if you left yours at home, including Coligny Kite & Flag is located in Coligny Plaza on the south end of the Island.

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Old McDonald Had a Farm…on Hilton Head Island?

Did you know that you can pet and feed (and ooh and ahh and baby talk to) a deer on Hilton Head Island? The Sea Pines Resort has made every child and animal lover’s dream come true. You can get up close and personal with the Island’s very own Bambi mascot…actually her name is Callie.

The folks at Lawton Stables (in The Sea Pines Resort) opened up the first ever small animal farm on Hilton Head Island. In addition to petting Callie, you can pet and feed a variety of other small animals including goats, sheep, rabbits, donkeys, llama, pot-bellied pigs, chickens, a miniature pony and Harley the Clydesdale—bringing the Old McDonald song to life for your little ones.

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