Here’s What to Do During Fall Break in Greenville, SC

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It’s fall break in Greenville, SC, and we know just what you can do to have fun! Fall Break for Greenville County School District students is finally here. Several organizations in the Upstate offer camps, events, farm festivals, and drop-in childcare during these student breaks- all the things Greenville parents need for these days the kids are off from school.

The 2023 Greenville County School calendar does not have an official Fall Break listed for 2023. However, there are Teacher Professional Development days Thursday, October 12, 2023 and Friday, October 13, 2023 when Greenville County School District students will have off of school. You can find more information on the 2023 GCS Student Calendar.

Things to do this fall break in Greenville, South Carolina

Working parents need somewhere safe and fun for their kids to go over the fall break school holiday, whether it’s a special camp or just a few hours at a childcare center. And other times, parents want to take the opportunity to enjoy the time off with their kids and do things outside of the home. We can help with any of those scenarios.

To get you started, here are our Things to Do in October list. It’s full of fun, family things to do throughout the month of October.

2023 Fall Break Camps in Greenville, SC

YMCA Fall Break Camps

Offers full-day fall break camp for K5 – 8th graders at the following locations:

  • Caine Halter Family Y
  • Eastside Family Y
  • George I. Theisen Family YMCA
  • Prisma Health Family YMCA

$50/ full day for Y members | $65/ full day for the community
$25/half day for Y members | $45/half day for the community

South Carolina Children’s Theatre

  • Games and activities are designed to keep students engaged and entertained with exercises and activities used in regular session classes – exploring group problem solving, being seen and heard in front of an audience, areas of the stage, and character development, etc.
  • These classes are meant to engage the child in a group environment but are also to allow the parent some guilt-free time to get their own work/appointments done.
  • These classes are more general and aren’t themed per day, but will allow for a range of ages/interests and may also include craft time.

$60 per day / per child
Register: Teacher Workday Workshop | K5-5th
Dates: October 12th & 13th, 2023
Time: 9 am-3 pm each day 

World Explorers-Greenville

  • Themed activities for children aged preschool through 5th grade.
  • Children will enjoy breakfast, morning snacks, lunch, and afternoon snacks while at World Explorers.

$100 per day/ per child
Register: School Break Camp | K5-5th
Dates: October 12th & 13th, 2023
Time: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Fall Break Tie Dye Camp @ Vino & Van Gogh

  • For ages 5 and older
  • Camp is from 9:30 am until noon, both Thursday and Friday

$80 total (both days)
Register: Fall Break Tie-Dye Camp
Dates: October 12th & 13th, 2023
Time: 9:30 am – 12 pm

Things to Do During Fall Break in Greenville, SC

Head to Denver Downs for tons of fall fun – swing from the rafters, ride the cow train, wander through the corn maze, jump on the jumping pillow, and play on the ropes course. The list is endless. Denver Downs is open from 1-5 pm on Thursday, October 12th and from 4-10 pm on Friday, October 13th.

Denver Downs barn activities
Denver Downs

Take a fall day trip at any of these places for less than $25/family.

Fly through the air or climb obstacle courses at Flying Rabbit Adventures, just five minutes from downtown Greenville.

Pick a pumpkin from one of these pumpkin patches.

Find your way through a corn maze.

Take a drive to see the gorgeous leaves changing colors.

Pack and picnic and head to one of these SC State Parks

Surprise the kids with a stay in a covered wagon at the KOA in nearby Travelers Rest!

Covered wagons at the TR KOA
Covered wagons at the TR KOA

Visit the Greenville Zoo.

Play some mini-golf at Take-Off Mini Golf.

Take a hike in the mountains.

Visit the SC Botanical Gardens and take in the fall foliage.

Head to Afternoon Explorations at the Roper Mountain Science Center on Thursday or Friday from 1:30-5 pm.

Take a day trip to Western NC, only an hour from Greenville!

Try one of these 5 fall family fun driving routes.

Or try one of our Halloween driving tours for some scary fun.

Find a new park in Greenville to enjoy with our Greenville Parks & Playgrounds Guide.

Looking for more fall fun? Here’s our HUGE Fall Guide to Things to Do in Upstate, SC.

Head up to Emerald Hollow Mine near Statesville, NC to go gem mining for real!

Creekin' at Emerald Hollow Mine
Creekin’ at Emerald Hollow Mine

Local Drop-In Childcare Centers

If you need a few hours here and there for childcare, consider Giggles Drop-In Childcare at 3620 Pelham Road, Greenville. Then, you know you have safe childcare while you are finishing up some work before the weekend.

Learn more about Giggles Drop-In Childcare and why kids love it!

Guide to Fall in Greenville, SC

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About the Author
Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

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