It’s a New Year with new goals. One of my biggest goals is getting the kids out this year and visiting new places in the Lowcountry. In January, we visited Outslide In and then we signed our son up for skating lessons at the Carolina Ice Palace. Following these activities we tried two new places to eat, Locals and Coastal Crust. We spent time playing on Daniel Island at Pirate Park. Finally, we went out to a few hockey games. Fun was had by all and here is a quick recap of our time spent with the kids.
We have been saying this for years, someone please open an indoor playground, and guess what? Someone finally did it! Wohoo! We loved visiting and will return soon. As a mother of two small children, I was lucky to have our Grammie with us. There is a separate play space for children under 2 years old. My son wanted to play on the slides in the older kids area and it was impossible to be in both places. Also, I didn’t feel comfortable letting my 4 year old play alone because he was not visible at all times. It was a little wild in the main area for my 18 month old. Think, lots of unsupervised children running around. I recommend that you take back up or go with another mom if taking children of different ages. I would also avoid holidays or days when schools are closed.
Locals just opened a new location in Park Circle. The food was great and the atmosphere was perfect for children. If it’s warm, you can sit outside and let the kids play. It is loud inside so fussy children are not a problem. If you like sushi, you should give Locals a try!
My son decided he wants to play hockey and the first step in learning to play hockey is learning to ice skate. We signed him up for a six week class and he is loving every minute. He is not skating on his own yet, but he is well on the way!
Coastal Crust has an amazing outdoor area for kids to play while the adults lounge by the fire. They even have blankets, see Scott below ha! The food and service is amazing. My only complaint is I didn’t see gluten free options on the pizza menu. I may have missed them though! Also, use caution with little ones. It gets fairly dark and the parking lot and busy roads are nearby the play space, which made me nervous! We do appreciate a great kid friendly option for the family!
If you are looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon, the Stingrays hockey games are a great time for the kids. Another fun treat for the kids is signing them up to ride the zamboni during intermission. They get to go down on the ice to watch the game for a few minutes and ride around waving to all of the fans. The highlight for Celia was dancing and eating a BUCKET of popcorn. She loved it!
Daniel Island is filled with amazing parks and playgrounds for the kids. We spent some time exploring Pirate’s Park and they had a blast. My son loved the big slides and my daughter enjoyed exploring the play spaces. This park is sand so be prepared for sandy kids in the car if you are driving to the park.
Hope you have some great things planned for you weekend. We have thoroughly enjoyed January and hope to continue playing into February!