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The Top 10 Fun Family Things to Do in Myrtle Beach with a Baby

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From age-appropriate waterparks to exploration and learning, there’s no question that there are tons of fun family things to do in Myrtle Beach with a baby — but which ones are really worth checking out with your little one(s)? Look no further! Find out the top 10 things to do in Myrtle Beach with a baby below!

1. Spend a day at the beach.

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You’re never too young or too old to enjoy a day at the beach. With plenty of space to play in the sand, the beach is a perfect way to spend a day with your little one. And you’ll only be steps away from the beach when you stay at one of these oceanfront resorts. Just be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen, water, and some shade!

2. Splish and splash at Myrtle Waves Water Park.

Make a splash at Myrtle Waves Water Park which boasts plenty of baby-friendly fun and plenty of pool space. Head to Bubble Bay to cool off with water depths of six to eighteen inches, floatie animal toys, and gentle water sprayers like a spinning mushroom umbrella. Hungry? Myrtle Waves Water Park also serves up plenty of on-site eats including ice cream. Myrtle Waves also has shaded areas to keep you out of the sun. Children ages 2 and under are free.


3. Go face-to-face with alligators, hyenas, and more at Alligator Adventure.

This 15-acre indoor/outdoor exhibit is home to dozens of exotic creatures, from albino alligators to tropical birds and spotted hyenas, that are sure to excite all ages. Visit during one of the scheduled live shows that include snake handlers and alligator lectures, or meander on your own time to allow your baby plenty of opportunities to see some of the world’s most tropical animals. Admission for children ages 3 and under is free!

4. Get hands on at the Children’s Museum of South Carolina.

For the little explorers, head to the Children’s Museum of South Carolina where children can play dress up, dig for dinosaur bones, make crafts, and a whole lot more. Your little one will love the many hands-on activities available, including the children’s pizzeria, farmer’s market, and giant bubble wand! The Children’s Museum of South Carolina is a can’t miss experience! Children 23 months and younger are free.

5. Hay wagon rides, slides, and more at Thompson Farm.

Every Saturday and Sunday Thompson Farm opens its barn doors to guests, with tons of family-friendly, and baby-friendly activities. Take a hay wagon ride throughout the farm property, feed the farm’s animals, watch the duck and mouse races, and let out some energy at the tire playground. There’s even a picnic area, and Thompson Farm regularly holds seasonal events. Thompson Farm also has shaded area. Kids ages 2 and under enter free at Thompson Farm.


ripleys aquarium6. Explore the Seas at Ripley’s Aquarium.

Ripley’s Aquarium is Myrtle Beach’s premier aquarium and one of its most visited attractions, where guests are submerged underneath gallons of water and come face-to-face with thousands of species of fish. From sea turtles to tiger sharks and jellies, Ripley’s Aquarium has everything to excite your little one. This is also a perfect way to grab some time out of the sun. Admission for kids ages 2 and under is free.

7. Jump around at Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park.

The ultimate trampoline park, Rockin’ Jump features 10,000 square feet of jumping fun with upbeat music and bright colors throughout this indoor park. Best of all, every Monday thru Friday from 9am to 12pm and every Saturday from 8am to 10am, Rockin’ Jump dedicates jumping time to children ages 6 and under, providing a safer environment for smaller jumpers.

8. Enjoy a peaceful day at Brookgreen Gardens.

Blending art, nature, and history, there’s nothing more calming and tranquil than taking a stroll through Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet. Visit the Fairytale Playground and play among some of literature’s classic tales. Or head to the Lowcountry Zoo featuring native South Carolinian critters like otters, foxes, deer, horses, chickens, alligators, and more. And bring your own picnic food to enjoy a picnic under the oak trees. You'll also discover plenty of shaded areas at Brookgreen Gardens. Kids ages 4 and under are free!

walking down the myrtle beach boardwalk9. Take a stroll down the Boardwalk.

If you’re looking to stay closer to the beach, taking a walk along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a must-do, blending the peaceful sounds of the oceanfront waves with the vibrant features of downtown Myrtle Beach. Strolling this 1 mile Boardwalk is a fun family thing to do in Myrtle Beach with a baby, since you’re right next to the ocean for a fun beach day and you’re near tons of family-friendly eateries and attractions suitable for all ages.

10. Slide and explore at Savannah’s Playground.

Savannah’s Playground is an outdoor playground located near The Market Common in Myrtle Beach. Boasting several play areas catering to early childhood ages and school-age children, Savannah’s Playground is an enabling playground, meant to better serve children and adults that are physically challenged. With plenty of slides, swings, and kid-friendly and baby-friendly obstacles, there’s plenty to be excited about when visiting Savannah’s Playground.


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