SEVEN GREAT PLACES FOR KIDS TO PLAY OUTSIDE IN HILTON HEAD

With miles of beach, Hilton Head has no shortage of places for kids to play outside. But if you're looking for places for kids to unwind other than right on the shore, here are seven great places for them to expel some energy outdoors.

140 Lighthouse Rd

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

(843) 785-3333

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Named in tribute to the legendary Gregg Russell, who has delighted audiences with his musical performances under Harbour Town's famed Liberty Oak for 40 years, this nature-inspired playground features an incredible tree house embracing a great Live oak and numerous play centers for hours of fun.

The playground is adjacent to Harbour Town's main parking lot and wonderful collection of shops and restaurants, so you can easily grab a bite to eat or relax in a rocking chair with an ice cream cone afterward.

CHAPLIN COMMUNITY PARK

11 Castnet Dr

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

(843) 342-4580

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Chaplin Community Park is located off of William Hilton Parkway between Burkes Beach Road and Singleton Beach Road. The park offers outdoor basketball courts, multipurpose fields, a playground, picnic pavilions, trails, a dog park and beach access. 

PIRATES OF

HILTON HEAD

149 Lighthouse Rd, Suite P

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

(843) 363-7000

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Hilton Heads first and only custom pirate ship, is the islands #1 rated attraction! From beginning to end the action is non-stop as kids transform into the Pirate Crew. There’s face-paint, tattoos and even a pirate sash to wear for the trip. Everyone gets a pirate name and learns how to talk like a pirate all before they start out on their search for treasure!

COLIGNY SPLASH PAD

1 N Forest Beach

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Oceanside park with fountain splash pad, landscaped walking & biking paths, plus WiFi, swings & beach-equipment rentals.

HARBOURFEST WITH SHANNON TAYLOR 

1 Shelter Cove Ln

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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HarbourFest is an all summer long celebration that takes over Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina with fireworks, spinning hats, carnival games, face painting, music and more with the very popular entertainment of Shannon Tanner and Cappy the Clown. The festival kicks off on Memorial Day weekend and spans the whole summer through Labor Day.

Tuesday and Thursday nights hold all the flair with fireworks on Tuesdays and Shannon Tanner's Oyster Reefers band on Thursdays.

BRISTOL

SPORTS ARENA 

4 Helmsman Way

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Bristol Sports Arena is located off of Arrow Road on Helmsway Way. The arena offers a skate park, hockey rink and restrooms. 

SHELTER COVE PARK

39 Shelter Cove Ln

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

(843) 341-4600

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Shelter Cove Community Park offers residents and visitors a lively roster of year-round festivals and events as well as a playground full of fun features, peaceful picnic spots, a performance pavilion, benches and tables, walking paths and breathtaking water views. A unique water fountain designed just for the Shelter Cove Community Park is the focal point at the entrance, located near the intersection of Shelter Cove Lane and Towne Centre Drive. Bike corrals are featured to allow the many bicyclists easy access to this new amenity to the Shelter Cove area.

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