Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It's Summer! Inexpensive Family Fun in Greenville, SC.

Are you looking for ways to make memorable moments with your kids this summer?  As moms, we are always on the lookout for free (or cheap!) deals in the upstate. There are lots of great things to do with your kids or your entire family in the area. If you are a new mom or a mom who is just starting to break into the social scene, here are a few options you might want to check out this summer. 

Free Stuff!

Stop in the downtown G'ville Starbucks Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for a free kiddie Frappuccino, then head outside and under the bridge near the river where a Starbucks employee reads to all the kids. After Fraps and stories, we normally head to the outdoor fountains and play in the water. 

Great Harvest Bread (1467 Woodruff Road) also offers a free story time for kids on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. 

Barnes and Noble on Haywood Road has a free story time which is extra special this Thursday at 10 a.m. Check it all out here.

Fiction Addiction! This bookstore on Woodruff Road also has Children's Storytime Thursdays at 10:30. Here is the info.

You can also check out your local library for all kinds of free activities including the summer reading programs which reward readers of all ages! Here is the main site.

Other ideas (Movies, Hiking, Concerts and more)

Regal Summer $1 kid movies!  Check out all the details here for cheap summer movies when it is too hot or rainy to play outside! This deal applies to many areas outside Greenville, also. 

Shakespeare in the park! If you haven't been downtown to see a free play at the Falls Park on the Reedy, then check this out.  

If you are looking for a FREE family night Lakeside concert, check out the Furman schedule (Thursdays at 7:30here

The shops at Greenridge will be showing FREE Drive-in movies in August! Check it out. 

If you live in Greer, be sure to check out the listings for these FREE outdoor Moonlight movies listed here

If you live in Simpsonville, head over to Heritage Park for some great movies this summer. The gates open at 7:30 and movies start around 9pm on the lawn. This Thursday they are showing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Here is the rest of the schedule.

If you have never been to Paris Mountain, shame on you. Just kidding, but really, you should check it out. It is right in the heart of Greenville, it is inexpensive and a great family place to play. What kids don't love to hike, picnic, paddle-boat, swim, etc.?
Here is the main site.

Jones Gap is another great spot for a family day trip, as well as Table Rock, which is a personal favorite of mine.

There are two Water park locations in the area. Otter Creek or Discovery Island. In case you haven't seen the great deal floating around on Living Social, check it out! I think it expires in a week and I was unable to attach the link here.

Kylee and I are always looking for fun, inexpensive options to get out and about this summer. It's already hot, but we can still make some memories! If you have any other favorite spots to visit with your kids or a great deal that you are dying to share, please let us know about it here or on Facebook!


  1. If you haven't done the Mice on Main downtown that is a fun activity to do for free. We did it a couple of years ago and the kids loved it!

  2. Yes, that is a good one April! We haven't done that yet, but we enjoy "spotting" the mice when we walk around downtown. We'll have to do it sometime.

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