Hilton Head, SC is the ultimate family vacation destination! Our charming island is home to numerous kid-friendly attractions that adults will love as well. To help you make the most of your next getaway, we have put together a guide to the top five things to do in Hilton Head with kids. Children dressing up as pirates with drawn-on mustaches.

1. Pirates of Hilton Head

Pirates of Hilton Head is an absolute blast for kids ages 2 – 10! Your little ones will board a real pirate ship and sail the high seas in search of Stinky Pete, a rogue buccaneer plotting to steal the crew’s treasure. With face paint, temporary tattoos, and special pirate sashes, your children will love dressing the part as they complete the treasure hunt. For many young pirates, the highlight of the cruise is the chance to blast the villainous Stinky Pete with a water cannon!

2. Lawton Stables

Visiting Lawton Stables is another one of the best things to do in Hilton Head with kids. Children between the ages of 18 months and 7 years old can take a fun pony ride around the farm. Lawton Stables’ beautiful Shetland ponies are very gentle and the attraction’s friendly staff members are experts at accommodating nervous kids. Young children will also love the stables’ wonderful petting zoo, which features pot-bellied pigs, chickens, sheep, goats, miniature cows, miniature donkeys, and other small animals. Families with older children can enjoy a guided horseback riding trail ride through the breathtaking Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Beautiful moss covered oaks in Hilton Head.

3. Coastal Discovery Museum

Located on the 68-acre Historic Horn property, the Coastal Discovery Museum is a wonderful place for both kids and adults to learn about the Low Country. Admission to this popular museum is free, but donations are accepted. Some of the most kid-friendly exhibits at the museum include the butterfly house, carnivorous plants, grazing Marsh Tacky horses, and the Children’s Room (which features sea turtles and horseshoe crabs).

4. Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours

If your little ones have always wanted to see dolphins in the wild, we highly recommend Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours! This incredible 2-hour tour of the water surrounding Hilton Head Island guarantees that you’ll see everyone’s favorite sea creatures. Unlike other dolphin tours, Dolphin Discoveries limits its groups to just 6 people, so guests can enjoy the best possible views. The boat’s captain is great with kids, and he has even been known to let young visitors steer the ship! Parents teaching their children how to play mini golf.

5. Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf

Mini golf is a classic family vacation activity, and you won’t find a better place to play putt-putt than Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf! This wonderful attraction is home to two 18-hole courses that feature skeletons, waterfalls, streams, and a pirate cave. Young visitors will receive pirate hats and flags, and you can even win a free game if you get a hole-in-one on particular holes! When you stay with Hilton Head Properties Realty & Rentals, you will be minutes away from all of these awesome things to do in Hilton Head with kids. With everything from 1 bedroom properties to 7 bedroom properties, we are sure to have the perfect accommodations for your escape. To start planning your getaway, browse our complete selection of Hilton Head vacation rentals!