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2024 KABOOM Awards

2024 KABOOM Contest

We are excited to announce our first annual Kidding Around Family Favorites Contest where our readers can vote for their favorite places and organizations in Upstate, SC.

Charleston, SC vacation rentals

15+ Family-Friendly Vacation Rentals in Charleston, SC

Are you looking to get away to a vacation home in the Charleston, SC area? A trip to Charleston, South Carolina, can be so many different experiences from a relaxing beach getaway, to a city adventure, a culinary excursion, and a history buff’s dream trip. No matter what you plan to do once you get there, you’ll need a place to lay your head. These Charleston vacation homes will give you the perfect place to do all the things while in the low country, or nothing at all.

Historical sites in Charleston, SC to learn about black history.

Charleston Sites to Visit in Honor of Black History Month

Looking for a way to learn about black history in South Carolina? Charleston, SC has some unique sites and museums where you can learn about the atrocities of slavery in this country and in South Carolina.
Recently. Kidding Around Contributor Melanie visited Charleston and compiled this list of places where you can go to learn anytime you’re in Charleston.

SC Aquarium

Be Amazed at Stingrays, Sea Turtles, & Bald Eagle at the South Carolina Aquarium: Charleston, SC

Thinking about making a trip to Charleston, SC to visit the South Carolina Aquarium? We were able to experience all the SC Aquarium has to offer and we’re ready to share it with you! If you’re looking for South Carolina Aquarium reviews or information on how to plan your visit, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got all the info you need to plan your trip and have a blast with your family at the aquarium.

ZMAX Dragway in Concord, NC

Take Your Family on a High-Speed Adventure at ZMAX Dragway in Concord, NC

Thinking about a visit to ZMAX Dragway in Charlotte, NC? When is the last time you stood up to watch something go 300 mph? Been a long time or maybe never? Then you should plan a trip to the ZMAX Dragway for an NHRA National Event. We got a chance to visit in September for the NHRA Carolina Nationals and couldn’t believe all the things we got to experience. And the best part? Kids are FREE. So your 300 mph family adventure just got a lot more budget-friendly. Here’s everything you need to know.

St. Patrick's Day, Greenville, SC

(2024) Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day: Greenville, SC

Do you want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day near Greenville, SC? This is the season of all things Irish. That means festivals, food, parades, crafts and all kinds of events. Here’s what’s happening in and near Upstate, SC for Saint Patrick’s Day 2023.

Recraft Creative ReUse Center in Greenville, South Carolina

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

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 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.

Things to do in Spartanburg, SC

Kidding Around Spartanburg: The Ultimate Guide to Spartanburg, SC

Spartanburg, SC, also known at the Hub City, has a little of everything for families: amazing parks, cultural venues, a bustling food scene, plus a walkable and growing downtown with shops and lots of things to do. Residents of Spartanburg enjoy ever-changing seasonal festivities and holiday traditions. Children have a wide variety of educational options. It’s all right here in Spartanburg, SC!