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26+ Fun Day Trips for Spring

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With spring break around the corner, Kidding Around Greenville gives you a list of fun day trips not too far from home. To make room for some unpredictable weather, we have separated the list of spring day trips into two main categories: indoor and outdoor.

To help in your trip planning, we have also listed a summary of driving times in the end. Before going, just be mindful of operation hours. Lastly, don’t forget to take photos and tag us on social media! For more Day Trip ideas see our Day Trips Near Greenville page.

Spring Day Trips Near Greenville, SC

Here’s Where You Can Zip Line Near Greenville, SC

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Are you looking for places to zip line near Greenville? Zip-lining is a recreational activity that guarantees to wow your kids and one that they won’t stop talking about for a while. There’s something about braving those tracks and feeling a sense of accomplishment (and relief) upon completing it. Check out our list of zip-lining experiences that range from our local playgrounds, indoor gyms to farms and forest reserves. 

For a safe and awesome experience, we do recommend going to an organization that follows industry safety standards and pay careful attention to staff instructions.

Zip Lines near Greenville, SC

Playgrounds with Park-Style Zip Lines for Kids

You don’t have to go too far for your kids to have some zip-lining fun. Much of our local playgrounds feature a short track appropriate for young ones. Our writers are always on the lookout for new features parks including zip-lining in these three parks. Here’s an extensive review of the newly renovated  Benson Automotive Kid’s Planet in Greer (formerly Kid’s Planet) which has multiple zip lines. 

Gower Park Zip Line
Park Guide to Greenville, SC

There’s more where that came from!

Check out our huge Parks and Playground Guide for more outdoor FREE fun.

Zip Lines at Indoor Trampoline Parks

Always on-trend, first it was trampoline parks, then ninja courses and then zip lines, these adventure zones never run out of ideas to make jumping and flying in the air a true thrill. Find out more about what they have to offer by reading trampoline parks near the Upstate. If you don’t want to pay for grip socks (non-slip socks), don’t forget to bring your old pair from your last visit when going to one of these indoor parks.

Outdoor Aerial Adventures Sites With Zip Lines Near Greenville, SC

We love these new aerial parks which have you zip-lining from tree to tree outfitted in helmets, harnesses, and gloves. It’s the perfect outdoor activity for sunny days. Our thrill-seeking editors have visited a couple of these parks on the list to give you the inside scoop about these parks and places to eat nearby. Although younger children may not be able to do the steeper adventures, most of these locations have a kid’s course so they don’t miss out.

Barefoot Acres

181 Barefoot Acres Way Fountain Inn | 864.484.3879
We haven’t been to Barefoot Acres but we are super curious about their kid-friendly farm programs which have gotten rave reviews from past visitors and of course we can’t wait to zip line around their farm.

Flying Rabbit Adventures

821 Laurens Road, Greenville | 864.230.0191
We love the kid’s course and the larger ariel adventure course which contains 5 ziplines and lots of other elements. Check out our review of Flying Rabbit Adventures.

Flying Rabbit Adventures
Flying Rabbit Adventures

Treetop Quest

16 Alma St, Greenville | 864.907.9539

With multiple courses to fit a variety of ages and skill levels, Treetop quest is a good option for family fun. The attraction includes 88 obstacles, 27 zip lines, and a net trampoline. The highest zipline is 40 feet from the ground. Check out our full review of Treetop Quest.
Note: Treetop is currently closed for winter. It will reopen on March 4th.

Treetop Quest course

Zip-lining Courses in Western North Carolina

Craving higher elevations and beautiful views? These outdoor centers will have you flying through a river gorge or an old forest and are certainly worth a day or weekend trip. Also, Lauren has some great tips on visiting the Nantahala Outdoor Center.  

Nantahala Outdoor Center

13077 US-19 Bryson City, North Carolina | 828.785.5082

Note: Open from March to October.

The Green River Gorge Zipline Canopy Tour

166 Honey Bee Drive Saluda, NC | 828.749.2500

Note: They have a minimum age of 10 years old and participants must weigh between 70 to 250 lbs.

Zip-Lining in North Georgia

Historic Banning Mills

205 Horseshoe Dam Road, Whitesburg, GA | 770.834.9149

Note: Open year round; home to the world’s longest zipline at nearly three-quarters of a mile long. Read our review of Historic Banning Mills.


10 Family-Friendly Breweries Near Greenville, SC

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Are you looking for family-friendly breweries near Greenville and Upstate, SC? As the Upstate’s craft beer scene continues to grow, Kidding Around has tried and tested some of these breweries and found them quite family-friendly. We decided it’s high time to give parents a guide to places where they can kick back and enjoy their brews as their littles run around in the lawn. Here’s a list of breweries and taprooms that do just that. We’ve included their Instagram account handles so you can keep up with their latest events.

(Though these places welcome families, please use parental care when inside their premises. We don’t expect all of their bathrooms to have diaper-changing tables but a special shoutout to Brewery 85 that has changing tables in both restrooms!)

This article includes:
Breweries near you in Greenville, SC
Breweries near you in Taylors, SC
Breweries near you in Travelers Rest, SC
Breweries in Greer, SC
Breweries in Asheville, NC

Family Friendly Breweries in Greenville, SC

8 Kid-Friendly Restaurant Options That Aren’t Fast-Food in Greenville, SC

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Are you wanting to take your kids out to eat in Greenville, SC (but would like to avoid the typical fast-food fare)? If you’re looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate something special, or just something a bit fancier than chicken nuggets, check out this list of the best restaurants for kids in Greenville, SC!

Dining out with kids isn’t only for intrepid parents who’ve taken their kids to dinner since birth. Parents deserve some fun and creative dining experiences that don’t involve chicken tenders! To make it more fun and memorable experience, in addition to providing you with a few dinner suggestions (not the usual suspects), we’ve also shared some of our tips below based on our dining experiences around town.

For more local restaurant options, check out The Kidding Around Ultimate Guide to Restaurants in Greenville, SC


Day Trips for Couples: Plan the Perfect Day for You and Your Numero Uno this Summer

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Thinking about a couples day trip somewhere near Greenville, SC? If you want to plan a dreamy day trip with your significant other this summer, you’ve found the right place. We have put together a whole list of day trip ideas that are perfect for couples! Whether you want to do something romantic, visit a new town, or have some adventure our list will help you plan the perfect day trip! 


15+ Free Things to Do in Downtown Greenville, SC

Entertaining the kids can become expensive so perhaps you’re looking for something to do that’s FREE in Downtown Greenville! Luckily for us, there are lots of free things to do in Greenville your kids will enjoy. We’ve put together a handy list of free activities to check out, including everything from museums you can visit for free and a new scavenger hunt downtown!


This Local Rabbit Park Has Over a 100 Rabbits: Garden Gate Rabbit Park

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Are you looking for a unique, family-friendly place to visit with your kids near Greenville? Garden Gate Rabbit Park is just the place. Read below to find out all about Anna’s visit to this special local rabbit park that welcomes visitors.

Spring is usually filled with images of rabbits, painted eggs, and baskets. Build springtime memories with a visit to South Carolina’s only Rabbit Park!


ReCraft Creative ReUse Center: Mindful Crafting at a Great Price in Greenville, SC

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Have you heard about ReCraft in Greenville? Maybe you’re a parent eternally looking for ways to engage your child in art-making but the cost of art materials gets in the way. Or, maybe you are buried in all these materials you’ve amassed because you don’t know what to do with them.

If only there was a place that had all you needed plus inspiration and ideas on what to make. Thankfully, Greenville’s very own ReCraft Creative ReUse Center just opened its doors (upcycled and donated, of course). As parents become more mindful of using upcycled materials for craft-making, ReCraft is the perfect place to tickle your young engineer or artist’s imagination.


3 Simple Snow Science Experiments You Can Do With Your Kids

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Looking for some simple science experiments with snow? If snow is in the forecast, you might be ready for a little fun with the kids, nce you’ve stocked up on your bread, milk, cocoa, and marshmallows. Why not turn a snow day into a science lesson with some simple experiments your kids will love? Here are some snow-day science experiments to try!

snow experiments

Snow Science Experiments for Kids:
Snowflakes: Catch and Examine
What Makes a Perfect Snowball?
Snow: Playing with volume
Bonus: Snow Art