By Charity Hayes | Are you planning to Explore Savannah with kids?
With the rich history and charming architecture everywhere, Savannah is an exciting city for us adults. But did you know that Savannah is equally as exciting for the kids, offering up an amazing adventure from start to finish.
Allow us to introduce you to Savannah. Kid style.
Savannah Children’s Museum
Take this one from a local, this is the perfect place for families to run, play and explore! Savannah Children’s Museum is located at Tricentennial Park in the old Central of Georgia Railway Carpentry Shop lower level and upper courtyard.
The museum features over a dozen exhibits designed to expand the imaginations of children and excite their senses. You’ll find an exploration maze, a reading nook and a sensory garden. Admission is $8 for 18 months and up.
Because the Savannah Children’s Museum is an outdoor site, it may be closed due to inclement weather at times. Call ahead for accurate closing information at 912-651-4292 or check their Facebook page.
Georgia State Railroad Museum
Who doesn’t like trains! This place has it all and the kids will leave happy and worn out, and we all know how important that is.
This historic site features the most complete antebellum railroad of its kind in the world and is located at the old Central of Georgia Railway Savannah Shops and Terminal Facilities in downtown Savannah.
The museum gives visitors the opportunity to engage in interactive experiences, such as participating on the handcar, touring the historic railcars and taking a guided site tour by train which showcases the museum’s fully operational turntable.
Bring your future engineers and let them get excited about history!
Savannah’s Candy Kitchen
Savannah does have a few pretty cool candy shops. One of our favorites is Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. Parents will have some fun with this one too.
We love watching the taffy machine stretch and pull the warm gooey taffy and run the track and drop down into the bins. Kids love seeing how things work and if they get a tasty treat after, even better!
There are several locations throughout Savannah, we’re partial to the River Street location.
Not only will you find homemade saltwater taffy but the chocolate selection is out of this world! From fresh made pralines to chocolate covered cookies and delicious covered and coated apples.
One of our kids favorite things to do here is pick out one of the tin pails and fill it with candy for a special treat.
DEFY Savannah is a trampoline park located at 3609 Ogeechee Rd. in Savannah. Here the littles can bounce and jump out all of that energy from the candy shop!
All ages are welcome and have separate areas divided by age, to keep everyone safe. There are trampolines and foam pits throughout the space. You can buy nonslip socks there or bring your own. You will also have to sign a waiver to participate.
DEFY does offer snacks and beverages also.
Now this one does take you about 20 minutes outside of Savannah, but so much fun and totally worth it. Located in Pooler, GA, you will also find a variety of restaurants and the Tanger Outlets near by.
Fun Zone offers mini golf, go-karts an arcade and even a Kiddieland. We have to say Skee Ball is our go to game. They have concessions and an old school prize counter also. You can even grab a funnel cake! This is good old fashioned family fun y’all!
Did someone say roller skating!? This roller rink & laser tag arena also offers arcade games & a snack bar with kid-friendly fare. What more do you need? Not to mention it totally looks like a medieval castle, so the kids always love that.
The rink features:
- 10, 000 sq ft maple wood floor.
- Skate sizes range from Toddler 8 to Men’s 16.
- Floor guards are always in the rink to ensure safety.
- Lockers to store shoes, purses, and other items.
- Latest Top 40 hits, as well as the old school classics.
- Star Castle also has a skate shop, where you can purchase skates, skate parts, accessories, and T-shirts.
It’s great exercise and a fantastic family activity.
Tybee Island Marine Science Center
They offer educational beach & marsh treks, plus exhibits & a floating classroom for dolphin encounters.
If you’re wanting to learn more about Coastal Georgia this is your place. They offer year-round programs for island visitors, schools, scouts, and groups—on the beach, in the marsh, and on the water. Walks, Talks & Treks – Beach Walks, Turtle Talks, Marsh Treks. Learn how to seine in the ocean, or about the life histories of sea turtles, sharks, whales, and jellies. Coastal Gallery – See and learn about baby ‘gators, loggerhead sea turtle, terrapins, horseshoe crabs, and sea jellies. There’s a one-finger Touch Tank of live marine invertebrates. Animal feedings and Hands-on Cart Explorations scheduled throughout the day. Kids’ Sea Camp runs from May to July. Proceeds from our Discovery Shop support programming and animal care. This is an authentic coastal experience.
There is so much for the whole family to see and do and experience in Savannah. These are just a few ideas to keep the kiddos busy while y’all Explore Savannah GA. Have fun and get out there and enjoy this gorgeous city.
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