Recreation - Things to See and Do - Family Activities

Family Activities at Kiawah

Fun for the whole family! All activities take place at the Night Heron Park. No reservations necessary unless otherwise noted.

Please view the Seasonal Activity Guide to see the dates and times that these events are offered.

Disc Golf at Kiawah Island

Disc Golf at Night Heron Park!

Visit Night Heron Park to check out our 9 hole Disc Golf course! Fun for the whole family, stop inside the Nature Center to rent discs and head out to the first tee to give the course a try. If you want to learn a little more about the sport, or some basic skills to play, our experienced staff also gives lessons! We will teach you numerous throw techniques and some strategy to master our course. Call the Nature Center for more information or to sign up at (843) 768-6001 or ext. 86001. Ages 6 and up recommended.



Late Spring: April 5 - May 28, Tues. - Sat., 1pm - 2pm

Family Crafts are held at the Night Heron Park Pavilion. Fun for all ages! No reservations required. For additional craft options, please check out the Turtles' Nest Art Sudio.

Late Spring
April 5 - May 28


Stuffed Animal Factory


Survival Bracelets

Plaster of Paradise




Stuffed Animal Factory






Stuffed Animal Factory

Choose, stuff and dress-up your own furry friend to remind you of your time spent at the beach. A great companion for long car rides or flights home! $20+

Survival Bracelets

Pick from our neon colors of Parachute cord and have one of our staff members instruct you on how to make your own survival bracelet. Unravel your bracelet in a time of need and have 8 feet of cord at your fingertips! $15

Plaster of Paradise

Paint a beach vacation or holiday magnet as a colorful reminder of your trip to Kiawah! $5

Tye Dye

Create a traditional Kiawah logo Tye-Dye T-shirt! Choose from any of our bright, rainbow spectrum colors to make your shirt unique. $17


Leisure Programs

Pick-Up Games

2pm- 3pm

  • Sundays: GaGa Ball
  • Mondays & Fridays: Basketball
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: Volleyball
  • Saturdays: Soccer

Families are welcome to stop by for pick-up games every afternoon. Games will take place in Night Heron Park. This time frame serves as a way to gather participants to a certain activity for a casual pick-up game. No supervision will be provided. Volleyballs, basketballs and soccer balls available at the Nature Center. Complimentary.

GPS Island Hunt

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Beginner (~5 miles): 9am | Advanced (~ 8 miles): 10am

Do you want to experience the beauty and tranquility of Kiawah Island, but are not sure where to go? Come to the Nature Center to rent a handheld GPS system and explore some of our favorite locations around the island. The hunt is designed to take you to unique locations where clues are hidden, eventually leading you to a locked treasure chest. This is an unsupervised activity that requires bikes due to the distances between each location. Reservations are required, $25/GPS. Bike rentals not included. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Kiawah Island Book Exchange

Monday - Saturday, 9am - 2:30pm
Need a good book while you relax on the island? Come to Night Heron Pavilion Complex and review your green, used book library. All books are at least 50% off their cover price. You can bring your old books, too! If you bring in a book of your own to donate to our library, you can purchase another for an additional 50% discount! Book genres range from: Fun Beach Reads, Local Based Novels, Suspense/Horror/Thriller, Children/Youth, Teen/Young Adult, Memiors/Short Stories/Poems, Popular by Author, and Romance.


Can't get enough of that exciting craft time while here?

The Island’s hot spot for Art Workshops, Turtles’ Nest Art Studio is a great indoor area to take a break during rainy days or just plain hot ones! Find out more here.

Paint a beach vacation or holiday magnet as a colorful reminder of your trip to Kiawah! $5