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Indoor

Escape Artist

TITLE SPONSOR (864) 509-9305 | 209 East Stone Avenue, Greenville, SC

escape artist

Thrilling one-hour adventures that will challenge and entertain your family!  Have you always wanted to solve a mystery or live out an adventure just like in your favorite movie?  Our immersive escape games allow you and your team to do just that!  To “escape” before time runs out, you’ll need to solve puzzles, crack codes, find hidden items and more.  These experiences are designed for groups of 4-8 so they’re perfect for small groups of friends and families who are looking for a fun activity in downtown Greenville away from the crowds.

Is your family overdue for an adventure?  Bring your entire family and see how well you can work together to solve the mysteries of the room!  While portions of our challenges do require adult minds, you’ll be amazed at what your kids will solve and how excited and engaged they’ll be.

Prefer to have a night out with only your adult friends?  Leave the kids at home and book a private adventure with us.  You’ll have a blast laughing together as you solve your way through our interactive challenges.

Now with two locations in Greenville!  Adventures run Thursday-Monday, and you can check availability at Escape Artist.

Trapped in the Upstate

SPONSORED 864.416.1539‬ | 556D Memorial Drive Ext., Greer, SC

TrappedUpstate

Trapped in the Upstate Escape Rooms offers an immersive blend of entertainment and challenge, with two prime locations in Greer and Spartanburg. Our escape rooms are intricately themed to create an experience of intrigue and excitement, perfect for adventure seekers and puzzle enthusiasts. With a diverse range of 8 unique games, we cater to all ages and skill levels.

Solve a murder mystery with your date, or Save Santa with the family! Maybe you’ve always daydreamed about a prison breakout, or looking for gold in the wild wild west? Our asylum game will have you tied up in straightjackets and going undercover into a 1950’s asylum! We truly have something for everyone. We also offer birthday party and team-building packages in our private party room.

All games are private, ensuring an exclusive experience for you and your group. Plus, the design of our rooms ensures that you’re never physically locked in, prioritizing your comfort and safety while maintaining the thrill of the game.

Remember, all games at Trapped in the Upstate require a reservation, easily made through our website. Step into a world of mystery and adventure where each game promises a new, exciting experience!

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

SPONSORED 864.233.7755 | Two locations, Greenville & Spartanburg, SC

TCMU Indoor guide 2022

KABOOM First Place

2023 KABOOM Family Favorites 1st Place: Indoor Family Fun
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites 1st Place: Best Birthday Party

KABOOM finalist
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Educational Family Fun
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Summer Camps
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Field Trip
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Baby/Toddler Programs


Looking for a place to play AND learn on rainy days?!

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, with locations in both Greenville and Spartanburg, is THE go-to family destination for indoor exploration! TCMU-Greenville offers 23 unique exhibits focused on programming areas such as arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition, the environment and community engagement. TCMU’s downtown Spartanburg location houses 6,000 square feet of exhibits designed to support children ages birth to 6, with a focus on early childhood development and Kindergarten readiness. 

Free weekly programming, such as Story Time & More, steamWORKS, and and Open Art Studios, provide opportunities for families to further learn and discover together. Annual memberships offer unlimited visits to both TCMU locations in Greenville and Spartanburg. Advance timed entry tickets can be purchased at www.tcmupstate.org

 

Arena X

SPONSORED 864.558.7573 | 660 Spartan Boulevard, #208, Spartanburg, SC

Arena X Indoor Guide 2022

Ready for a challenge?! Arena X is the all-new competitive ninja tag concept from Big Air. It’s the first and only business in SC to offer this style of technology and gameplay.

Arena X is a high energy, multiplayer indoor arena where players of ALL AGES challenge their opponents to reach the highest score. In this timed experience, players search for and tag glowing beacons located throughout the arena by scanning their unique wristband. The objective is to collect as many points as possible. There are 25 unique challenges to navigate and 125+ beacons to scan in this 2-story arena. Who will YOU challenge?

Check it out: Arena X Memberships now available starting at $25/month.

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

SPONSORED 864.233.7755

With a giant indoor play space and lots of unique fun exhibits, The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is naturally the go-to rainy day spot. TCMU-Spartanburg is specifically designed for children ages 6 and under, with programs that include Story Time, Open Art jr. and steamWORKS jr. TCMU-Greenville is geared towards children ages 0-12. Children are invited to participate in Story Time, Healthy Hustle, steamWORKS and more! Regular programming is included with the price of admission. 

Both TCMU-Greenville and TCMU-Spartanburg are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 9am to 5pm , and Sunday, 11am to 5pm. Both locations are closed most Mondays during the school year.  

Advance tickets are encouraged at both TCMU locations, but they are not required. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.tcmupstate.org.

 

 

 

South Carolina Children's Theatre

SPONSORED 864.235.2885 | 153 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC

SCCT Indoor Guide Aug 2022

Now celebrating its 35th year, SCCT is the largest children’s theatre in South Carolina and serves over 30,000 children and their families annually through performances and special events, theatre classes, on-site residencies, school tours, and outreach programs. SCCT recently opened its brand-new theatre facility in downtown Greenville, and envisions a community where ALL children experience the transformational impact of theatre, which nourishes creativity, grows empathy, and inspires confidence.

We hope you and your family will join us in the fun!

SCCT produces five (5) MainStage productions per year. Join us for our 23-24 season! This year’s productions are:

  • Charlotte’s Web: September 22nd – October 8th, 2023
  • Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse: October 20th – October 29th, 2023
  • Mary Poppins: November 17th – December 10th, 2023
  • The Watson’s Go to Birmingham: January 19th – February 4th, 2024
  • D is for Dance: January 26th – February 4th, 2024
  • Pinkalicious: The Musical: February 23rd – March 10th, 2024
  • Dragon’s Love Tacos: April 5th – April 21st, 2024
  • The Spongebob Music: April 26th – May 19th, 2024

SCCT also offers FREE Tell-Me-A-Story Theatre performances for little ones (pre-K to early elementary) in our lobby throughout the year. At these lobby shows, favorite children’s books are acted out for our youngest audiences, and we encourage audience participation! Check our website for dates. 

SCCT’s Theatre Arts Conservatory offers year-round drama classes for students ages 3-18. Theatre classes develop skills that help students academically and socially while also providing students with a positive place to belong, develop friendships, and discover their potential and abilities. Click here to learn about our Theatre Arts Conservatory and be sure to check our website throughout the year for current class listings!

Chuck E. Cheese

864.297.6400 | Two Locations, Upstate, SC

Offers: Video & Arcade Games and pizza

Spartanburg Location
660 Spartan Boulevard, Suite 250
864.574.4748

Greenville Location
253 Congaree Road
864.297.6400

Lee's Indoor Playhouse

864.644.8456 | 900 East Main Street, Easley, SC

Lee’s Indoor Playhouse offers indoor bounce houses and tiny towns to explore. They offer unlimited playtime with admission tickets, birthday parties, parents’ nights out, toddler times, and more.

Stone Pin Company

864.412.7228 | 304 E Stone Avenue, Greenville, SC

Boutique bowling alley located near downtown Greenville, offers six bowling alleys, dining and bar,
If requesting reservations, a 3-lane minimum is required.
Rates are $24-$40 for 2-3 lane rental depending on the time of day/day of the week.

Birthday Parties: Private or semi-private party rentals are available. Contact the venue for specific rates.

Glazed

864.624.1138 | 518 College Ave #130, Clemson, SC

Paint your own pottery studio offering pottery painting, canvas painting, and glass fusing. The studio offers specialized rates for birthday parties, groups, fundraisers, and after-hour events.

Birthday party prices start at $12 per child with a $30 party fee during normal hours
Parents can bring snacks, drinks, and dessert for the party.

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

864.558.2400 | 2465 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: Trampoline Park with ropes courses, foam pits, and special Little Leapers toddler times.

Sk8erz Family Fun Center

864.585.1005 | 415 Sha Lane, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Roller skating, an arcade and an indoor playground

Dave & Buster's

864.603.6500 | 1025 Woodruff Road Suite P101, Greenville, SC

Video arcade games for all ages, including a dining space.
Kid’s birthday parties for all ages with kid-friendly food.

Kangaroo Jax

864.902.5297 | 2437 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC

Kangaroo Jax is a bounce house facility located in Greenville, SC. They offer unlimited play with admission pricing, including the indoor carousel and kiddie Ferris wheel!

BMW Zentrum Museum

1888.868.7269 | 1400 Highway 101 South, Greer, SC

Visit the Zentrum Museum and learn about the history of BMW and view examples of BMW’s vehicles throughout their history.

Zentrum museum hours are Monday through Friday, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Guided plant tours are available and students will have the chance to see how the cars are built.

  • Age: Plant Tours are limited to age 12 and up
  • Subject: Science and Engineering, History
  • Closed toe shoes must be worn on the plant tour

Anderson County Libraries

The Anderson County Library system offers special events, storytime, a seed library, Book-a-Librarian (for that much-needed help with literally anything), and so much more! Branch information can be found below:

Anderson County Main Library – 300 N. McDuffie St, Anderson
Belton Branch Library – 91 Breazeale Street, Belton
Iva Branch Library – 203 W. Cruette Street, Iva
Jennie Erwin Branch Library – 318 N. Shirley Avenue, Honea Path
Lander Memorial Branch Library – 925 Greenville Drive, Williamston
Pendleton Branch Library – 650 S. Mechanic Street, Pendleton
Piedmont Branch Library – 1407 S. Carolina 86, Piedmont
Powdersville Branch Library – 4 Civic Court, Powdersville
Westside Community Center Branch Library – 1100 West Franklin Street, Anderson

TReehouse Cafe and Studio

864.610.2266 | 27 South Main Street, Travelers Rest, SC

The Treehouse Cafe and Studio offers sandwiches, sides, coffee and treats with toys, coloring, painting and crafts for children and families. An art teacher is available to work with your child on crafts and painting projects you can purchase at the studio.

See our review of the TReehouse Cafe and Studio.

 

Main Event offers bowling, laser tag, tons of arcade games, and virtual reality games, a restaurant, a bar with billiards tables, and lots more.
They host birthday parties, events, and special deals like Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays.

Birthday party packages start at $16.99 per person.

Chippy's Bounce & Play

864.671.6155 | 619 Gentry Memorial Highway, Easley, SC

Indoor playground with bounce houses and indoor playground equipment

John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center

864.583.2777 | 200 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC

Interactive exhibits, live animals and an extensive collection of fossils, bones, rocks and minerals will encourage a love of science.

Pinky's Revenge

864.520.1072 | 250 Mill Street, Taylors, SC

Located at Taylors Mill, this video arcade offers pinball machines, dozens of games and consoles, and a bar.

Greenville County Museum of Art

864.271.7570 | 420 College Street, Greenville, SC

The Greenville County Museum of Art also offers family-friendly Sunday programs at 2 pm as well as occasional children’s art workshops and camps. There is no admission fee to visit this museum!

Area of Effect Gaming Center

864.509.1054 | 3113 North Pleasantburg Drive, Ste A, Greenville, SC

AOE is an esports arcade and LAN center that offers “by the hour” PC and console gaming options.
They have weekday and weekend special pricing passes.

Greenville Center for Creative Arts

864.735.3948 | 101 Abney Street, Greenville, SC

Offers: Visit local artist gallery exhibits Tuesday through Saturday. Each first Friday (6-9 pm), a free art activity is available for children.

projectROCK Easley

864.307.9152 | 2121 Farrs Bridge Road, Easley, SC

Indoor rock climbing facility in Easley that offers lead climbing, bouldering, and more for all ages.

Chapman Cultural Center

864.542.2787 | 200 East Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC

Chapman Cultural Center is home to several local museums, Ballet Spartanburg, and the Spartanburg Little Theatre.

The museum offers a beautiful display of fossils, minerals, and rocks. Located at Clemson University, the museum houses both geological and paleontological exhibits. In addition, a display of fluorescent rocks that seems like magic will thrill the entire family!

The Upcountry History Museum

864.467.3100 | 540 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC

Learn about the history of the Upstate area and enjoy traveling exhibits. There’s usually one traveling exhibit that’s perfect for kids, and the rest of the museum has lots of audio, video, and hands-on sections of exhibits that the whole family will enjoy. You can find a list of their family-friendly events and fantastic exhibits on their website.

Roller Time Family Skate Center Easley

864.671.6433 | 719 Ross Ave , Easley, SC

The skate center offers roller skate sessions, private parties, and special events the entire family will enjoy. Open skate sessions are available Friday and Saturday. Sundays are currently reserved for private parties.

Hub City Railroad Museum

864.963.4739 | 298 Magnolia Street, Spartanburg, SC

The Hub City Railroad Museum showcases the history of Spartanburg’s railroads with views of local train lines. See trains and models up close!

Rock Springs Church Bowling Center

864.442.2057 | 207 Rock Springs Road, Easley, SC

Offers: Rock Springs Church Bowling Center offers 12 lanes of bowling, as well as bowling parties. Looking for more information? Check out our Kidding Around review of Rock Springs Church Bowling Center.

Greenville Gemstone Mine

864.283.6300 | Two Locations, Greenville, SC

Greenville Gemstone Mine offers a place for children and adults to mine for gemstones in Greenville, as well as a unique shop selling jewelry and home decor items.

Two Locations in Greenville: 

205 N Main Street
700 Haywood Rd. #2008

Read our Kidding Around review of Greenville Gemstone Mine.

Foothills Playhouse

864.855.1817 | 201 S 5th St, Easley, SC

The Foothills Playhouse is a non-profit community theatre that offers wholesome, family-friendly classic and original productions.

youth volleyball camps and clinics and Free Division 1 volleyball matches in the fall

PetSmart

864.576.8868 | 150 E. Blackstock Rd Suite A, Spartanburg, SC

For animal lovers on rainy, cold days, you can always take your kids to an indoor zoo (also known as a pet store).

A Cut Above Makers Space

864.256.0892 | 1201 Union Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers classes for crafting, art, and more. Priority is given to those who make a reservation ahead of time, and holiday events regularly occur. Sign up online!

Appointments are required for Friday and Saturday.

Petco

864.542.2350 | 1931 E. Main Street Suite D, Spartanburg, SC

For animal lovers on rainy, cold days, you can always take your kids to an indoor zoo (also known as a pet store).

Speed Factory Indoor Karting

864.412.3323 | Two locations, Greenville | Spartanburg, SC

Indoor go-karting facility

Greenville Location: 1524 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville, SC
Spartanburg Location: 130 East Daniel Morgan Ave, Spartanburg, SC

ReCraft GVL

| 2439 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC

ReCraft GVL is a creative reuse center for all things that can be used for crafting!
The center offers reuse retail, a Makerspace to make crafts, a donation station, special events, and special programs.
ReCraft works to repurpose and upcycle reusable materials by diverting these materials that would ultimately end up in landfills back into the retail environment in a creative way.

Pump It Up Greenville

864.987.9022 | 75 Brookfield Oaks Drive, Ste 100, Greenville, SC

Offers: Inflatables and Pre-K only jump time on school day mornings

RELATED: Mom Review: Pump It Up

Village Play

864.409.2320 | 4 Howard Creek Drive, Fountain Inn, SC

Offers: An indoor play space for kids aged 0-6 plus cafe.

Model Trains Station

864.605.7979 | 250 Mill Street, Suite 1250, Taylors, SC

Offers: Indoor train museum with dozens of custom model trains displays, some of which are interactive where kids can touch, play, and learn.

Wednesday – Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm
CLOSED Monday & Tuesday

Big E Gaffney

864.489.1515 | 1100 Factory Shops Boulevard, Gaffney, SC

Offers: Movie theater, bowling, arcade, bumper cars, giant indoor playland, laser tag, mini golf and ropes course

Roebuck Family Skate Center

864.415.0633 | 989 Old Georgia Road, Moore, SC

Offers: Roller skating, an arcade and a three story indoor playground

Paradise Lanes

864.576.0066 | 469 E. Blackstock Road, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Bowling, video games and pool tables

Bowlero Alley & Party Venue

864.242.5764 | 740 S Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC

32 Bowling Lanes, shoe rental, a deluxe arcade, a sports bar, and more!

They have birthday party packages as well.

Palmetto Gymnastics

864.963.2590 | 115 Pride Drive, Simpsonville, SC

Located in Simpsonville, Palmetto Gymnastics offers a Play Time for kids up to the age of 10. Cost is $5 per hour on Wednesdays and Friday from 10-11 am and 11 am – 12 pm. Families must pre-register by calling the gym. They also offer gymnastics & ninja classes, birthday parties, field trips, and summer camps.

Birthday Parties: Parties at Palmetto Gymnastics include gym time and time for refreshments. Various packages are available for both structured gym time and non-structured gym time, ninja course, tumble track, and more, depending on your preferences.

Acrosmith Gymnastics

864.593.4066 | 3130 N Industrial Drive, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: Open play gym is the perfect opportunity for small children to get some exercise while having fun.
Read our review of Acrosmith Gymnastics!

Hearts of Clay

864.576.2228 | 660 Spartan Boulevard Suite #20, Spartanburg, SC

An art and pottery studio

Haywood Mall Play Space

| 700 Haywood Road, Greenville, SC

Haywood Mall Play Area

Offers: Combine shopping with fun, by heading to the Haywood Mall. The playground is a great place to let kids get out their wiggles.

Chick-fil-A

Offers: Chick-fil-A food with an indoor play space for younger children

Find your location on the information Chic fil A map to confirm their playground is still available

Locations with an indoor play area:

5175 Calhoun Memorial Highway, Easley
1225 Woodruff Rd, Greenville
2801 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Taylors
3420 Highway 153, Piedmont
135 W. Butler Road, Mauldin
659 Fairview Road, Simpsonville
22 Benton Road, Travelers Rest

 

 

Spartanburg County Public Library System

864.596.3500

Spartanburg County Public Libraries offer a full line-up of free programming listed on their website. In addition to story times and other free programs, the Spartanburg libraries include a children’s area with activities and books. The Headquarters downtown branch is a popular location that offers a great interactive learning space in the children’s area.

Headquarters Library – 151 S Church Street, Spartanburg
Boiling Springs Library – 871 Double Bridge Road, Boiling Springs
Chesnee Library – 100 Pickens Avenue, Chesnee
Cowpens Library – 181 School Street, Cowpens
Cyrill-Westside Library – 525 Oak Grove Road, Spartanburg
Inman Library – 50 Mill Street, Inman
Landrum Library – 111 Asbury Drive, Landrum
Middle Tyger Library – 170 Groce Road, Lyman
Pacolet Library – 390 W. Main Street, Pacolet
Woodruff Library – 270 E. Hayne Street, Woodruff

 

Learn more in our KA article about the Spartanburg Library’s digital and streaming collection, which you can access free from home.

Greenville Game On

864.626.6100 | 1164 North Pleasantburg Drive , Greenville, SC

Greenville Game On is a mobile video game lounge that offers mobile party packages as well.

Climb @ Blue Ridge

864.895.1416 | 301 Bulls Road, Taylors, SC

Offers: Indoor climbing and bouldering with gear rentals as well. Training clinics are also offered.

Hours: Monday: 4 pm–10 pm
Tuesday–Friday: 12 pm–10 pm
Saturday: 10 am–10 pm
Sunday: 4 pm–10 pm

Frankie's Fun Park

864.627.9888 | 45 Park Woodruff Drive, Greenville, SC

Offers: Mini golf, go-karts, indoor playground, laser tag, batting cage, arcade, bumper boats, and more. Priced per attraction.

Central Clemson Recreation Center

864.624.1138 | 130 Commons Way #4107, Central, SC

The facility offers a variety of activities, including specialized exercise classes, sports, and aquatics. Affordable memberships and day passes are available. You can locate the recreation center event calendar, pricing, and reservations on their website.

CCRC offers after-school care for children aged kindergarten – 5th grade from 3:00 – 5:30 PM. Offers pick up from Central Elementary and Clemson Elementary.

The facility offers 3 birthday party packages that include:
1. the dining hall with pool party, 2. the dining hall with basketball, or 3. basketball with a pool party.
Membership discounts available.

Pickens County Museum of Art & History

864.898.5963 | 307 Johnson St , Pickens, SC

The museum offers an extensive Heritage Collection. There are quarterly rotating exhibitions with artifacts and antiquities that allow visitors to examine the rich history of Pickens, South Carolina’s art and historical pieces. Admission is free. 

Sigal Music Museum

864.520.8807 | 516 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC

At the Sigal Music Museum, explore the exciting world of music through exhibitions, concerts, and music classes for both children & adults.

DEFY Greenville

864.412.3434 | 48 Brookfield Oaks Dr., Suite H, Greenville, SC

DEFY houses 30,000 square feet of connected, world-class trampolines, foam pits, a flying trapeze, aerial silks, trampoline basketball, dodgeball, launch ramps, and Greenville’s first aerial ninja course.

Underpin Lanes

| 127 W Main Street, Spartanburg, SC

Boutique bowling alley in Downtown Spartanburg with 8 lanes, bar, food, and more. The space is 21 and over after 9pm.
Lanes are first come, first serve.

Birthday party packages are available.

Creative play with inflatables indoors for ages 10 and under. $10/child, $8/sibling.

With a Lego® table and kids’ reading nooks, Barnes and Noble is a great place to stop on a rainy day. Plus, you can enjoy a coffee at the indoor Starbucks while your kids play.

Bonus: Free Story Time most Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am.

Foothills Gymnastics and Cheer

864.855.9660 | 198 Couch Ln, Easley, SC

Offers: Foothills Gymnastics and Cheer offers a Toddler Time every Wednesday from 11 am – noon. The cost is $5 per visit. A punch card is available that makes a 6th visit free.

Birthday party packages are available on Saturdays. Prices start at $195 for 10 children
A private room for food and dessert is available.
Parties are 1.5 hours long.

Spare Time Greenville

864.412.0299 | 822 Congaree Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: Bowling, Escape Rooms, Laser Tag, a Game Zone as well as a full restaurant!

Mountain Play Lodge

828.676.2120 | 3389 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden, NC

Offers: Indoor Play and Party Center located in Asheville, NC! Ideal for children aged 10 and younger. They are a sock facility, meaning no shoes or bare feet are permitted in the play area.

Check out the Kidding Around Review of Mountain Play Lodge

Game Kastle

864.243.8133 | 2854 A Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC

Game Kastle offers a fresh new alternative for gamers to shop for the latest titles and accessories, play casual games together, or compete in tournaments. They hold classes on building or painting game miniatures and terrain, as well as learn-to-play new games.

Skateland USA

864.246.0882 | 7514 White Horse Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: Roller skating with toddler rink

Yellowbobbypins Art Camp

864.238.0599 | 1320 Hampton Avenue Ext, Studio 607, Greenville, SC

Offers: Art classes for children, family paint parties, private parties, camps, and more. Drop-in classes are available for ages 6 months – age 13.

Read our KA review of Yellowbobbypins!

Kroc Center

864.527.5948 | 424 Westfield Street, Greenville, SC

Kroc Greenville’s vision is to ensure everyone has access to excellent and affordable youth and adult wellness and community programs. Kick start your membership to our 74,000 square foot facility, and enjoy access to aquatics, fitness, sports, and more!

Color Clay Cafe

864.244.3445 | 2518-A East North Street, Greenville, SC

Offers: Paint your own pottery with drop-in times, story time and other events, group events and camps.

Greenville County Libraries

KABOOM finalist2023 Family Favorites Finalist: Indoor Family Fun


You can find free events for kids almost every day at the Greenville Library system, just don’t forget to grab a couple of bucks for parking if you head downtown. These events are not just fun, but also help your children develop literacy skills. We list most of the Greenville Library events for kids on our Greenville Calendar, but you can also check the calendar on the Greenville Library website or grab one of their free bi-monthly magazines.

In addition to the daily programming, the Greenville Main Library has a PAL Learning Center full of educational toys for children. The individual branches also have hands-on learning stations and computers for children.

Anderson Road Branch – 2625 Anderson Road, Greenville
Augusta Road Branch – 100 Lydia Street, Greenville
Berea Branch – 111 N Hwy 25 Bypass, Greenville
Five Forks Library Branch – 104 Sunnydale Drive, Simpsonville
Fountain Inn Library Branch – 311 N Main Street, Fountain Inn
Greer Branch – 505 Pennsylvania Avenue, Greer (currently closed for expansion/renovation – should reopen fall 2019)
Hughes Main Branch – 25 Heritage Green Place, Greenville
Mauldin Branch – 800 W Butler Road, Greenville
Pelham Road Branch – 1508 Pelham Road, Greenville
Simpsonville Branch – 626 NE Main Street, Simpsonville
Taylors Branch – 316 W Main Street, Taylors
Travelers Rest Branch – 17 Center Street, Travelers Rest

 

Learn more about the Greenville Library’s digital and streaming collection, free and accessible from your own home, in our KA article! 

 

Big Air Trampoline Park

864.626.5252 | Two locations, Greenville & Spartanburg, SC

This giant trampoline park, with a location in Greenville and in Spartanburg, includes a rock wall, jousting, a ninja course, a laser maze, a slam dunk basketball area, a foam pit, a zipline, a toddler area, and much more! They also offer special toddler times, birthday parties, and group events.

Birthday Parties: Choose from 60, 90, or 120 minute jump party packages to fit your party’s needs. From pizza & drinks, to dedicated party host & clean-up – it’s ALL INCLUDED! All you do is bring the cake and enjoy the party!

Golden Lanes and Skates

864.967.8551 | 108 Balcome Boulevard, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: Golden Lanes and Skate offers 32 lanes for bowling, as well as a roller skating rink, Tiki Bar, and pool tables.

Palmetto Proper

864.631.6769 | 164 S. Main Street, Suite B, Travelers Rest, SC

Offers: An indoor play space, including a separate baby and toddler area, plus cafe and retail space.

Roller Sports Skating Rink

864.268.7397 | 328 West Main Street, Taylors, SC

Offers: Indoor roller skating rink that offers homeschool skate times, open skate, birthday parties, fundraisers, and other special events.

Vino and Van Gogh

864.787.1349 | 1818 Augusta Street, Suite 112, Greenville, SC

Offers: Vino and Van Gogh offers art classes for adults and children as well as private parties and events.

 

Big Air of Spartanburg

864.580.6462 | 660 Spartan Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC

Big Air is the next generation of trampoline parks! Bounce off our walls in Spartanburg’s largest Trampoline Park featuring over 35 fun and exciting attractions all included in the admission.

Tri-City Lanes

864.859.7103 | 5515 Calhoun Memorial Hwy, Easley, SC

A family-owned bowling center with 20 lanes, offering affordable standard rates, group rates, and party packages. The facility also houses an arcade, billiards, and air hockey along with a snack bar and grill. 

 

Spartanburg Art Museum

864.582.7616 | 200 E Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC

The Spartanburg Art Museum also offers family programming, public art exhibits, and more. Free admission (donations accepted)

Servus VR Bar

864.509.1077 | 928 South Main Street, Greenville, SC

Virtual Reality video game arcade that offers multiple gameplay options, including a VR arena, Raceroom, VR escape rooms, arvi VR full-immersion games, and more.
The venue also has snack food items for purchase.

Group Therapy

864.284.4333 | 320 Falls St. Suite G, Greenville, SC

Step into the world of endless fun and excitement at Group Therapy Pub & Playground! Located right in the heart of downtown Greenville!

🏌️‍♂️ Swing into action on our wacky mini-golf course.

🎳 Bowl your way to the top with Duckpin Bowling.

🪓 Channel your inner lumberjack with axe throwing.

❄️ Glide into excitement with ice curling.

🏓 Challenge your friends to epic ping pong battles.

🎤 Sing your heart out at karaoke nights.

🎟️ Test your smarts at trivia nights.

🍹 Sip on unique specialty cocktails.

🍻 Serve yourself from our 30-tap beer wall.

🍔 Mouthwatering food options.

At Group Therapy, we’ve redefined the art of fun! Come make lasting memories with us and discover the fun today!

Spartanburg Humane Society

864.583.4805 | 150 Dexter Road, Spartanburg, SC

For animal lovers on rainy, cold days, you can always take your kids to visit the pets in need of homes.

Pickens County Library System

The Pickens County Library System offers a variety of free programming, events, and classes at four branches throughout Pickens County. Educational computer games for children, an extensive collection of literature and audio, and a unique “Library of Things” rental program of games and toys are available. 

Hampton Memorial Library- 304 Biltmore Road, Easley, SC 29640

Village Library- 124 N Catherine St., Pickens, SC 29671

Sarlin Library-15 S Palmetto St., Liberty, SC 29657

Central-Clemson Library- 105 Commons Way, Central, SC 29630

Pavilion Recreation Complex

864.322.7529 | 400 Scottswood Road, Taylors, SC

Offers: Greenville Rec’s Pavilion Recreation Complex offers an indoor ice skating rink and a bounce house facility with a number of bouncing house style equipment for kids to jump.

Urban Air Adventure Park

864.551.4933 | 1025 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC

Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park offers trampolines, wall climbing, an indoor adventure playground, bumper cars, and more.

Upstate Pinball & Arcade Museum

864.881.1876 | 109A West Trade Street, Simpsonville, SC

Upstate Pinball & Arcade Museum in Simpsonville has some of the best games from the 80s and 90s. With over 50 games including pinball, Pac-man, and ice hockey foosball, you’re sure to have a blast. They also have birthday party options!

Bloc Haven

864.405.3003 | 701 Easley Bridge Road, Greenville, SC

Bloc Haven is an indoor climbing facility for all ages

Hot Wheels Skating Center

864.573.5922 | 2345 South Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Roller skating and an arcade

PurrPoseful Art Studio

864.754.7582 | Millside Circle, Greenville, SC

PurrPoseful Art Studio offers a wide array of art classes for children between the ages of 8 and 18 who have a love for animals and a passion for art! Summer Camps are also available.

WestGate Mall

864.574.0264 | 205 W. Blackstock Road, Spartanburg, SC

There is a fun indoor playground at the local mall. It is located by Belk.

A large, safe indoor play place for children with slides, climbing towers, soft play spaces, and more.
The space also has wifi, coffee, and snacks available for parents.

Learn more in our Kidding Around review of Kids Play & Cafe!

Birthday party packages are available, and include  75 minutes of play and 45 minutes of festivities in a private party room.

Wade Hampton Lanes

864.268.4136 | 3065 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Taylors, SC

Offers: 32 lanes of bowling, birthdays, and special event pricing and weekly specials