Here are the best Daddy/Daughter Dates in the Upstate

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Here’s our list of fun outing ideas for dads and daughters, including daddy/daughter dances, daddy/daughter dinners, and other fun ideas. Most of these ideas are seasonal and happen around Valentine’s Day.

our list of 20 Parent/Kid Dates for a ton of ideas that are perfect for any season, budget, or family situation.

Valentine’s Day is approaching, which means mom and dad have a good chance to get away on their own, but it’s also a great reminder of the importance of dads and daughters having special time together.  Here are a few ideas for dads and daughters to hang out—no matter how old the daughters are.

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Local Events

Most daughters love spending time with their dads, and an activity together is great way to do so. These are some local events for dads and their precious girls:

Father/Daughter Date Night

Friday, February 3rd, 2023 from 6 pm to 8 pm

The 8th Annual Father/Daughter Date Night at Color Clay Cafe includes pottery painting, chocolate fondue, and beverages. RSVPs are requested, and you can call the studio during business hours to reserve a table. The cost is $12 studio fee that covers dad and daughter, and additional daughters are $3 plus cost of their pottery.

Color Clay Cafe
2518 E. North Street, Greenville

Chic-Fil-A Taylors Daddy Daughter Date Night

Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 5 pm

Dad-daughter date night at Chic-FIl-A in Taylors. The first night sold out quickly so reserve your spot soon. $15/person

2801 Wade Hampton Blvd, Suite C, Taylors

Daddy Daughter Date Night

Friday, February 10, 2023 from 6:30-8:30 pm

Great opportunity for dads to have a special night with their daughter(s), enjoy dinner, and have fun. Children ages 3-13 are admitted. Call 864.967.9533 for ticket purchasing and more information about the event. Tickets are $20 per person and must be purchased inside the Simpsonville Activity & Senior Center.

Simpsonville Activity Center
310 West Curtis Street, Simpsonville

Daddy Daughter Date Night

Friday, February 10, 2023 and Friday, February 24, 2023 from 6-7:30 pm; $5 per family plus cost of pottery

8th Annual Valentine’s Daddy-Daughter Date Night at Hearts of Clay with chocolate, candies, cookies and soft drinks and water. Call to reserve your seat.

Hearts of Clay
660 Spartan Boulevard, Suite 20, Spartanburg

Daddy Daughter Date Day at Steam Coffee & Cream

Saturday, February 11th, 2023 from 2 pm to 3 pm or 3 pm to 4 pm

Dads and Daughters can enjoy a special lunch, beverage, and dessert along with activities at Steam Coffee & Cream. Reservations are required, and times can be reserved for 2 pm – 3 pm or from 3 pm – 4 pm. You can make a reservation by emailing [email protected]. Cost is $25 for Dad/Daughter together, and $10 for additional daughter.

Steam Coffee & Cream
113 South Main Street, Fountain Inn

Ties and Tiaras Daddy Daughter Dance

Saturday, February 11th, 2023 from 6 pm – 8 pm

This event in Fountain Inn will be held at Chapman Foundation’s Nirvana Cultural Center. The event will include dinner, dancing, a photo station, and more. All ages are welcome. Tickets include dinner and a photo and must be purchased in advance.

Nirvana Cultural Center
30 Howard Creek Drive, Fountain Inn\

Daddies, Daughters, and Donuts

Saturday, February 18, 2023 from 9 am to 9:45 am; $15 per child with free adult

Join Once Upon a Dream Parties and Elsa, Anna, and Olaf to celebrate the love between you and your daughter(s). The event will take place at a private location. Please RSVP to attend by calling 864-421-2472.

Once Upon a Dream Parties
Greenville, SC

Daddy Daughter Dance

Saturday, February 18, 2023 from 6-8 pm; $40 ticket for dad and daughter, $15 for each additional child

Tickets include dinner, music, and dancing. Tickets are limited and can be purchased at Lyman Town Hall at 81 Groce Road, Lyman.

Lyman Event Center
59 Groce Road, Lyman

Daddy Daughter Date Night

Monday, February 20th, 2023

Chic-Fil-A in Greer is hosting a Daddy Daughter date night that includes a carriage ride, dinner, and entertainment. $15/person. They will start taking reservations on February 6th.

Chic-Fil-A Greer
1379 W Wade Hampton Blvd, Greer

Daddy Daughter Date Night

Friday, February 17, 2023 at Pickens Branch YMCA from 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
Friday, February 24, 2023 at Powdersville Branch YMCA from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Pricing TBD

Sponsored by the YMCA of Easley, Pickens, and Powdersville, this event includes desserts, photo opportunities, and lots of dancing!

Powdersville YMCA (February 24, 2023)
9115 SC-81, Piedmont; 864.625.2060
Pickens YMCA (February 17, 2023)
2223 Gentry Memorial Highway, Pickens

To the Moon and Back: Father/Daughter Ball 

Saturday, February 25, 2023 at Southern Bleachery from 6-9 pm 

Presented by Kingdom Fireforge, guests at the ball will enjoy an epic evening as dads (or grandpas, uncles, guardians) and their daughter(s) as they dance the night away while the live DJ plays popular songs. There will be dinner, limo rides, dance contests, and games. Tickets are by donation so you can give what you’re able.

Southern Bleachery
250 Mill Street, Ste PW2101 Dock No. 3, Print Works No. 2, Taylors

Family Date Nights

If you’re hoping to include the whole family or have a special mother-daughter or mother-son date, consider the following events.

Family Date Night at Abbott’s Custard

Monday, February 13th, 2023; seating options for 5:30 pm, 6:15 pm, or 7:00 pm

Prepaid reservations are required for all times and you can reserve by email ([email protected]) or messaging through social media. Option one is an Adult Ticket (ages 12+) for $15 each plus tax. The ticket includes 2 slices of pizza from Merrell’s Pizza, a sundae from Abbott’s menu or create a one sauce/one topping sundae, whipped cream, and cherry, and a choice of water or a soft drink. Option two is a Child Ticket (ages 1 – 11) for $11 each plus tax. The ticket includes 1 slice of pizza from Merrell’s Pizza, a custard kiddie scoop with the choice of 1 topping, and either water or a soft drink. Children who do not need a seat or are not eating do not need a ticket. Tickets are not sold in shop or by phone, so please contact directly or use the social media link.

Abbott’s Frozen Custard
119 E Poinsett Street, Greer

Someone Special Dinner at Fork & Plough

Wednesday, February 15, 2023; Dinner starts at 4 pm

Join Fork & Plough for a special dinner with your child. There will be a special kid-friendly menu alongside the restaurant’s normal menu. You can make reservations on the restaurant’s website.

Fork and Plough
1629 East North Street, Greenville

Other Activities

If you’re looking for a fancy outing with a younger daughter, you might enjoy a SC Children’s Theatre performance of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. And our Things to do with Teens in Greenville guide may help if you have a teen daughter.

Of course, the old standbys such as mini golf, bowling, and hiking can provide a lot of fun memories. Consider asking your daughter to pick an activity—she will likely have a great idea.

Dinner Date

Check out our Kids Eat Free options for a treat.  If you’re looking for restaurants that are a little more upscale but still have kid-friendly fare, Southern Culture and Tupelo Honey offer southern food that even picky eaters will enjoy. And Grill Marks’ combo of hamburgers and milkshakes is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

No matter what activity or dinner option you choose, you can create a priceless memory with your daughter by asking to spend time with her. It’s a tradition that can happen far more often than just around Valentine’s Day each year.

Do you know of a great Daddy Daughter Date idea that we should add to our list?

This article was originally written By Robert Neely and has been heavily updated by the Kidding Around Team.


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Diane DeBruhl
8 years ago

Grace Church always has a Daddy/Daughter dance for everyone, not just church members . It’s usually at the end of April or early May. Its a great event! Dads bring toddlers all the way up to high school aged girls

8 years ago

I found a great date place can be the kiddy pool/splash pad at the Kroc Center Salvation Army

8 years ago
Reply to  Todd

Thanks for the tip, Todd!

Williams Erica
10 months ago

We are hosting a daddy daughter date day at Steam Coffee and Cream in Fountain Inn.