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!

Our newest addition to the park is a 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 4 - April 11, Tuesday - Friday; 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Easter Holiday: April 14 - April 25, Monday - Friday; 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Late Spring: April 29 - May 24, Tuesday - Saturday; 1:30pm - 2:30pm

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

Stepping Stones

Mondays, April 14 & 21

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 glass gems to make your stone unique. Stepping stones take up to 24 hours to dry before they are able to be taken home. $12 - $15

Tye Dye

Wednesdays & Fridays
If it's hip, if it's cool, it must be a Kiawah traditional Tye-Dye T-shirt! Choose from any of our bright, rainbow spectrum colors to make your shirt unique. $15.

*NEW* 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! $10+

Sun Catchers

Capture the bright sunrays on the island with artistic, hand painted, and glass beads. The perfect decoration for any sunny spot! $10 - $15.

Leisure Programs

Pick Up Games

2pm - 3pm

  • Mondays & Fridays: Basketball
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays: Volleyball
  • Wednesdays & 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.

Kiawah Island Book Exchange

Mondays - Fridays, 9am - 3pm
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.