25 Things Your Child Should Do in Greenville Before They Grow Up

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In a city chock full of play, it’s easy to find dozens upon dozens of things to do with your children over the years. But what about the absolutely MUST-do activities? Some things are simply not to be missed before your kiddos reach adulthood, and if you’ve got #familygoal ambitions, we’ve got you covered! Read on to find a bucket list unique to growing up in Greenville, where you can check off what you’ve already experienced and discover what must be added to your future line-up.

Growing Up Greenville Bucket List

Plunge down a Sliding Rock

With several to choose from and just a scenic drive away, the thrill is waiting!

Sliding Rock Waterfall

Have a Picnic at Falls Park

Grab a blanket and pick a pretty spot on the lawn.

Survive a local Haunted House

Scream alongside your teen and laugh about it for years to come. We survived Denver Downs’ Harvest of Horror!

Check out the Greenville Zoo

Lions, leopards, and giraffes! Oh my!

Greenville Zoo Giraffe

Catch a show at the South Carolina Children’s Theatre

Don’t miss this venue created just for them.

Visit The Children’s Museum of the Upstate

If it isn’t already, it’s sure to be their favorite place.

Shop at O.P. Taylors Toy Store

Let ‘em bring their birthday money to the coolest toy store around.

Complete a Park Hop Scavenger Hunt

Hunt for clues in parks all around Greenville County. Now offered year-round!

Unity Park playground

Experience the Greenville Drive

Take them out to the ballgame!

Let your kids pick their own Fresh Fruit

The Upstate is home to orchards and farms aplenty – peaches and berries are a favorite.

picking blackberries near Greenville, SC

Cut down your own Christmas tree in the mountains

Greenville has the luxury of tree farms just a scenic mountain drive away. Here’s our list of reader recommended Christmas tree farms.

Find all of the Mice on Main

Visit Mast General Store on Main St. to grab a map and join in the iconic hunt.

Splash at the Greenville Rec Water Parks

Discover a favorite or visit them all.

Discovery Island Water Slides

Visit the Roper Mountain Science Center

Explore the Upstate’s very own planetarium.

Observatory at RMSC

Check out the Upcountry History Museum

Let your kids delve into the local history of the Upstate at the Upcountry History Museum.

Upcountry History Museum in Greenville, SC

Skate the Ice on Main

A winter treat in the heart of the city.

Enjoy a Swamp Rabbit Hockey Game

Take them to see a hockey game on the big ice!

Experience the Greenville Symphony Orchestra

Their rendition of Star Wars is sure to steal the hearts of kids everywhere.

Explore all the trails of Paris Mountain

Local hiking, fishing, camping, swimming, geocaching, biking, and more. Ranger led hikes are just one of the fun hikes your kids will love.

Bike all of the Swamp Rabbit Trail

Miles and miles of paved trails to explore, and yummy stops to boot! Adventure awaits for your family on the trail!

Climb to the top of Table Rock

A feat for the troopers, but with great reward of accomplishment and views.

Find all of the downtown Geocaches

Geocaching in the city is more difficult than on the trail. Attempt this with the big kids.

Lake Jocassee

Don’t miss one of National Geographic’s “50 of the World’s Last Great Places.” Be sure to read our Guide to Visiting Lake Jocassee with Kids before you go!

Break Out of an Escape Room

Test the will and cunning of your older kids as you all race the clock to break free.

Take the Tour

Sign up for a local historical/heritage tour to broaden your child’s view of our city.

Do you have something to add to our bucket list for kids in Greenville?

About the Author
Jackie Vest is a writer and at-home-mom of two energetic little boys. She enjoys adventuring around the beautiful Upstate, the hilarity of kiddo-raising, outdoor fitness with friends, and her Favorite 5 C’s: cooking, crafting, camping, coffee, and chocolate. You can connect with her via her blog at: JackieVest.com.

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