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 Pavilion throughout the year. No reservations necessary.

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.



Early Spring: March 5-29 | Thursday-Sunday | 1pm - 2pm
Easter Holiday: March 30-April 10 | Monday-Friday | 4:30pm-5:30pm
Late Spring: April 14-May 23 | Tuesday-Saturday | 1pm-2pm

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

March 5-29
Survival Bracelets Tye-Dye Stuffed Animal Factory Tye-Dye
March 30-May 23
Stepping Stones Tye-Dye Stuffed Animal Factory Survival Bracelets Tye-Dye Stuffed Animal Factory
Excluding April 4 & 11

Stepping Stones

A staple craft in all Kiawah family vacations! Create and design a long-lasting lawn or garden decoration by picking out a concrete mold and using recycled sea glass, seashells and other gems to make your stone unique. Stepping Stones take up to 24 hours to dry before they are able to be taken home. $13 - $15

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

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. $15

Leisure Programs

Pick-Up Games

2pm - 3pm

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

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.

GoPro Camera Rentals

9am pick-up on Mondays, March 2 - May 25
4pm drop-off on Fridays, March 6 - May 29

Kiawah Island is full of beauty, wildlife and families coming together, so why not take it home with you! With these GoPro cameras, you can take beautiful pictures and crisp videos to take home with you and share your Kiawah Island experience. Whether it is in the ocean on the beach or exploring the marshlands, capture it with GoPro! Reservations required.

The cameras can be rented at the Heron Park Nature Center. This is a week rental: Monday- Friday. GoPro camera with 8GB SD card: $100wk 32 GB SD card: $150wk

GPS Island Hunt

Wednesdays & Saturdays
Beginner: 9:30am & 1pm
Advanced: 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. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Kiawah Island Book Exchange

Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm
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.