7 Top Myrtle Beach Toddler Activities

Myrtle beach toddler activities

There are a million things to do for big kids at the beach, but what about Myrtle Beach toddler activities? Here are our favorite spots around town for toddlers.

The puddlejumper keeps your kid’s head above water in the pool.

1. The Beach (duh)

Obviously, the #1 activity is the beach. Thomas loves the beach and his Grandaddy takes him almost every day. Lucky baby. This picture was taken with my dad at Myrtle Beach State Park when he came to visit. We actually rode our bikes there from Market Common – fun afternoon!

For the beach A wagon to carry all of your beach gear makes hauling things to the beach very easy. Plenty of beach buckets, shovels, and beach toys make building castles and playing in the sand lots of fun.

For the pool  The Puddlejumper is a must-have for the pool. It is an advanced version of water wings that keep kids’ heads above water and allows them to swim around on their own (with serious supervision, of COURSE!)

Besides the beach & the pool, here are some more fun Myrtle Beach toddler activities I recommend:

2. Savannah’s Playground at Market Common

Not kidding y’all: the largest playground I’ve ever seen. Plus, it’s surrounded by a huge park and lake. The park is huge with a 1.1 mile long walking path around a large lake with ducks to feed and turtles to watch. Collecting sticks, feeding ducks, and pine cones is another fun activity in addition to visiting the playground which has slides, swings, a seesaw, climbing jungle gym, and a green car on springs.

2. Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens is a dream for parents and kids featuring breathtaking scenery with lots of space for running and climbing.  Amazing spot for photos. This place of beauty is also fun for kids – they can walk around the main gardens and point out sculpture and flowers or head over to the Storybook Forest and Lowcountry Zoo. The Storybook Forest is a large open space with different playhouses. Across the street is the Lowcountry Zoo, which has animal exhibits along with a wooded path. It’s a fun walk, and fun to see the animals. The playful otters are always entertaining to watch! After a visit to Brookgreen, head a little further south to Blue Crab Restaurant in Pawley’s Island because they have an awesome playground in addition to great food!

3. Rockin’ Jump

A huge space filled with trampolines is like heaven for toddlers (and kids of all ages, really.) Check out the Rockin’ Jump website for morning tot times – only kids under 6 are allowed and it’s not crowded.

4. Carousel Park at Broadway at the Beach

Lots of kiddie rides, very fun! (Be prepared to spend some money on these, though!) We had a blast on all of the rides at Carousel Park.

5. Barnes & Noble at Market Common

Starbucks for mom, Thomas the Train for toddler. Barnes & Noble at The Market Common makes for a fantastic morning outing!

6. Children’s Museum of SC

The Children’s Museum is fantastic – especially on a rainy day!! There are several large rooms with interactive play for toddlers and older kids. We have a blast every time we visit.

7. Myrtle Beach State Park

The pier, the playgrounds, the private beach… this is a serene, scenic place to visit and you’ll feel like you escaped the busyness of Myrtle Beach. It’s a fun place for toddlers to run around, with plenty of places to explore.

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  1. 1.16.13

    Hey there! So I have been coming down to the Grand Strand for 30+ years, since I was a little girl, and I now and the mother of an almost 3 year old, so the vacation has changed a bit! My whole extended fam comes down every August, and we stay in Surfside, but I decided to whisk my little man away for an affordable week at the beach this year in February! I have to be a little more resourceful, because we won’t be swimming in the ocean, lol! But I did find that there is a childrens museum in Myrtle, and that Ripley’s Aquarium would be right up my son’s alley! I will, of course, be taking him to the Pawley’s Island shops, which is a nice walk, lots to look at for him, and is very close to Brookgreen Gardens! Charleston is also a fun day trip! So much in this area! I wonder if the Garden City Pier will be open this time of year?

    • 2.9.14

      There are so many playgrounds and parks in Myrtle Beach – and when it’s not pretty, we go to the Children’s Museum which is a GREAT indoor activity!