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.

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.



Fall and Winter: September 8-November 6, November 21-25, December 28-31, February 18-19. 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.

Fall and Winter
9/8-11/6, 11/21-11/25, 12/28-12/31, 2/18-2/19


Tye Dye

(also 11/21, 11/24, 12/29,

12/31, 2/18)


Stuffed Animal Factory

(also 11/23, 12/30, 2/13)




Sharks Tooth and

Shell Necklaces

(also 11/22, 12/28,








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+

Sharks Tooth and Shell Necklaces

Design your own sharks tooth or shell necklace to commemorate your trip to Kiawah! Customize to make a memory you will cherish. $15

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 (not on 9/17, 12/8-12/10, 12/23-12/24)
Course ~6.5 miles: 9am 

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 receive map points for 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. A personal smart phone is required to complete the hunt. Reservations are required, $25/family. Bike rentals not included. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


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