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The Best Family-Friendly Gyms in Greenville and Spartanburg

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Are you wondering what gyms in Greenville and Spartanburg are the most family-friendly? Or maybe you’re searching “gyms with childcare near me”? Being able to access a gym with a quality daycare that your kids could check into while you are exercising, a gym with a pool, or a gym that has exercise programs for the whole family is an amazing thing to have. Here’s what other local parents in Greenville and Spartanburg recommended when we asked them where their favorite family-friendly gyms are!

This article includes:
Best Family Gyms Near Greenville, SC
Best Family-Friendly Gyms in Spartanburg, SC
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About this list: These recommended gyms are based on recommendations from our readers. We have updated information as we are able to but we always recommend checking the websites and/or calling to get the latest information. If you know of a gym that’s kid-friendly that didn’t make our list (or have a review to add), just add a comment at the bottom of this post.

Reader Recommended Gyms For Families in Greenville

Prisma Health Family YMCA

864.963.3605 | 550 Brookwood Point Place, Simpsonville
Childcare: Up to 2 hours of free child care each day and a Parents’ Night Out included with membership on the first Friday of each month (ages 2-12)
Facilities: group exercise classes, two pools, wellness equipment, and more
Children’s Fitness and Health: After School Program, Adventure Guides, Aquatics, Summer Day Camp, Dance, Overnight Camp, and more

GHS Family YMCA definitely! They are very sweet and kind to the kids. My kids love going there. They have fitness classes for them almost every day.

Erika

Prisma Health Family YMCA all the way! They have childcare, kids classes (fit kids, sports performance, dance, swim) and have summer camps and after school programs

Natalie

Prisma YMCA in Simpsonville is good. They have a 2 hour limit each day for child watch. If you are one who enjoys a good workout and showering before leaving,you do have to be very strategic in your arrival time. I have yet to find the sauna they advertise, but they do have a steam room. The pool is outdoors and under a dome in the winter. High winds will shut it down. The waters been 72-74 so far. All instructors have been amazing.

Kelly

Kroc Center

864.527.5948 | 424 Westfield Street, Greenville
Childcare: Child watch services are limited to 2 hours at no additional cost.
Facilities: Fitness facility, gymnasium, swimming pool, group fitness, and tennis
Children’s Fitness and Health: Family fitness classes, aquatics, and children’s fitness classes

location, location, location

James

Sportsclub

Multiple Upstate Locations
Childcare: up to 2 hours for children 8 weeks-14 years at no additional cost with membership; otherwise, it’s $5 per day
Facilities: 
Racquetball, Fitness Studios, Pickleball, Training Area, Women’s Only Fitness Area, and more
Offers: Children’s Fitness Class

Sportsclub!!!! The Five Forks one is fabulous (haven’t been to the others). The child care facility is great and they offer classes like zumba for the kids. My kids love going to the gym while I work out.

Tori

My kids love going to the childcare at Sportsclub. My 7-year-old thinks the Big Kid Room is super cool – they play games, watch movies & even have a Wii. My 3-year-old loves all the fun toys in the Little Kid Room. The staff is attentive, loving, and genuinely likes working with kids! I also recently tried Sportsclub Kids at the Congaree Road location over Christmas break. My 7-year-old had an absolute blast. They do a different activity every 45 minutes (the kids pick from 3 activities per block of time) — everything from crafts to indoor games to swimming! They even have a huge playground there specifically for Sportsclub Kids but unfortunately it was raining that day. Truthfully my child wants me to return to working a full-time job so she can go to Sportsclub Kids after school every day. Seriously…

Elizabeth

SportsClub. They have 3 locations, Childcare, Moms morning out, Parents Night Out, Swimming lessons, parent/child classes and SportsClub kids has some great programs.

Sarah

Pivotal Fitness in Taylors

864.292.8875 | 5000 Old Spartanburg Road, Taylors
Childcare: Free childcare for children 6 weeks to 6 years.  Additional programs for children 6-12 from 4-8 pm.
Facilities: Fitness Studios, Strength Equipment, Children’s Fitness Area

Caine Halter Family YMCA

864.679.9622 | 721 Cleveland Street, Greenville
Childcare: Up to 2 hours of free child care each day and a Parents’ Night Out included with membership, on a first come first serve basis.
Facilities: 
Cardio equipment, indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool, wellness center, walking track, express fitness, strength equipment, and more
Children’s Fitness and Health: Afterschool program, aquatics and swim lessons, summer day camp, dance, Overnight Camp, and more

I love the Caine halter y. Lots of classes, access to the swamp rabbit trail and childcare is included. I will say though that I lived in simpsonville for a while and the prisma family y out there is amazing! Fantastic childcare staff!!!

Rebecca

YMCA offers similar great family programming at their other Greenville locations, and we also love that membership at many of the branches comes with a free parent’s night out each month. Find all of the YMCA locations via their website, and consider an Upstate membership for access to all of the branches.

The YMCA memberships now include access to all locations with the location you attend most often designated your home location.

Whitney

Gyms in Spartanburg Perfect For Families

Spartanburg Athletic Club

864.582.5050 | 2420 Andrews Road, Spartanburg
The nursery is for members’ children ages 6 weeks through 9 years (no exceptions)

Spartanburg atheltic club is the best!!❤we love the weight room. They have an indoor and outdoor pool. The daycare and workers are wonderful. They have zone training which is similar to crossfit. They have unlimited classes. The managers are awesome and genuinely care about you. The locker rooms are roomy and each have a sauna in them. There’s tons of lockers. Also for tennis lovers they have tons of courts!!

Alicia

Burn Boot Camp – Spartanburg

864.715.2267 | 1802 Drayton Road – Unit 110, Spartanburg

Burn Boot Camp – Spartanburg, SC hands down! Best gym I have ever been a part of. I love it and my kids love it! The childcare is the best and so clean!

Whitney

Burn Boot Camp at Drayton Mill is the place to go!!! My girls love going with me. They treat you like family. We won’t go anywhere else.

Candace

YMCA Locations in Spartanburg

Like the Greenville YMCA locations, the Spartanburg YMCA locations also offer childcare, child/parent classes, and the ever-so-popular “Parents Night Out”. Membership prices vary, but income-based scholarships and other discounts are available. Reciprocity benefits with some memberships allow you to visit any YMCA location nationwide!

Middle Tyger YMCA Family Center

864.433.9623 | 720 Shoals Road, Duncan
Parent’s night out is offered every 3rd Saturday night from 5:30 – 9:30 pm.

YMCA for our family is the best deal around. Child care. Great classes. Two locations close by. The pool!!! My big kids love the downtown location with the water slide. I love the hot tub! My almost 2 year old loves to play with his friends while I workout giving me some nice me time.

Christa

Y in Duncan has mom and child yoga classes

Donita

Thomas E Hannah Family YMCA

864.585.0306 | 151 Ribault Street, Spartanburg
Parent’s night out is offered every 1st Saturday night from 5:30 – 9:30 pm.

Currently the YMCA is the best fit for us – a family membership provides childcare while parents work out; indoor heated swimming pools for fun and for lessons; discounts on their sports programs; and the money we save on babysitters by using Parents Night Out (date night childcare on Saturday evenings) is amazing

Kristie

The YMCA on Pine Street. They have childcare, sports for kids are half off with membership, they are really nice, and my kids love the pool with splashpark.

Christina

Pine street YMCA has a great program and you can watch your child on a camera from your treadmill. Not to mention the water park that you can enjoy with your kids

Jennifer

Willis Road YMCA (Formerly Westside Club)

864.310.6400 | 501 Willis Road, Spartanburg
Parent’s night out is offered every 2nd Saturday night from 5:30 – 9:30 pm.

Fitness Ideas for Parents with Kids Outside the Traditional Gym

Barre 3

864.627.3900 | 2815 Woodruff Road, Greenville
Price: $22 per class / Class package deals available
Childcare: can be booked in advance

Barre3greenville has play lounge for the kids during many of their morning and afternoon classes.

Amy

Total Fitness Family Center

864.295.3687 | 9801 Anderson Road, Piedmont
Childcare:
Kids have their own fitness program

Total Fitness in Powdersville is awesome. Childcare included. Christian gym and atmosphere is awesome.

local mom

Burn Boot Camp

864.483.6388 | 215 Pelham Road, Suite B101, Lower Level, Greenville
864.609.7401 | 1618 Woodruff Road, Greenville
864.715.2267 | 1802 Drayton Road – Unit 110, Spartanburg

Total Fitness in Powdersville is awesome. Childcare included. Christian gym and atmosphere is awesome.

Alison

Burn Boot Camp – Greenville, SC has child care and enthusiastic women working out! We all cheer each other on! The only competition is with yourself. Our trainer does a great job of helping with techniques and form while celebrating your growth!

Lauren

Burn Boot Camp Five Forks! I have worked out a lot of places in this is by far the best! Child care is full of friendly ladies who also workout at the gym. My kids love it ,and have made lots of friends. They also do fun family camps, outside events, etc. We are a HUGE family there, and it so welcoming!

Lindsay

Burn Bootcamp Five Forks! I love it and my children do. Awesome ladies in childcare and the best community of people. You won’t find better trainers or more support anywhere else.

Jeni

Hiking in the Upstate

Hiking is an excellent physical fitness activity you can do as a family for very little money. Check out our Hiking Guide to Upstate, SC to find some gorgeous trails to explore. We have ideas for all ages and abilities!

Biking in the Upstate

What is your favorite family-friendly gym in Greenville? Let us know in the comments and we might add your suggestion next time we update this post!

Things to Do in Greenville, SC

Looking for even more things to do in Greenville, SC? Here are 50+ Amazing Things to Do in the Upstate.

Explore Ocean Animals and Meet Penguins at Ripley’s Aquarium: Myrtle Beach Reviews

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If you are looking for things to do in the Myrtle Beach area, you should certainly consider a trip to Ripley’s Aquarium. Myrtle Beach reviews of the aquarium say it is an excellent choice for a family-friendly outing. Plus, it is located at Broadway at the Beach, one of Myrtle Beach’s most visited attractions. This two-story attraction includes multiple touch tanks, a shark tunnel, and lots of fish, jellies, frogs, and more to watch and learn about. There has also been a recent expansion, with the Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach now having a penguin exhibit! Here’s what you need to know for your visit.

Thank you to Visit Myrtle Beach and Ripley’s Aquarium for hosting us for this review. To read all about our adventures at Myrtle Beach, see our Spring Break Itinerary for Myrtle Beach.

I’ve actually been to at least 5 other aquariums, two of which were outside the US. I was pleased to find that the Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach was very clean and brightly decorated, had several significant exhibits such as the shark tunnel and tank, and that the hands-on exhibits were all in working order. The aquarium is a smaller aquarium, but still has so much to explore!

Lower Level Exhibits at Ripley’s Aquarium: Myrtle Beach, SC

Ray Bay

This tank is full of rays and sharks! The Ray Bay sting-ray exhibit at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach has a full tank where you can watch divers swimming in the tank at showtimes, hand-feeding the rays. That part is pretty neat. The touch tank in the shallow area is one of my favorite exhibits at the aquarium. This large, shallow area allows you to touch the stingrays! You can run your hand along their back as they glide past you in the tanks, feeling their smooth skin. These stingrays are really large and it’s fascinating to watch them up close. This exhibit can get pretty crowded on super busy days, so keep that in mind if you’re wanting to get to the edge of the touch tank.

Ripleys Ray Bay

Dangerous Reef

Dangerous Reef at Ripley’s Aquarium is one of the coolest exhibits they have. This extra large shark tunnel and tank has a number of fish that swim above and around you. It is amazing watching the sharks swim overhead in the shark tank. There are thousands of fish, which makes for a lot of awe while you travel down the tunnel on a convey belt glide path. This is where you will find most of the large fish, including large sharks, at Ripley’s Aquarium.

Ripley's Aquarium dangerous reef exhibit

Rainbow Rock

Rainbow Rock, aka the Indo-Pacific Coral Reef, is a super colorful exhibit of fish and animals. These fish are from the Indo-Pacific and include Clownfish, Blue Tang, Clown Trigger-fish, and Emperor Angelfish. The reef itself is pretty neat since most of us have never or may never see a reef up close in person. The exhibit is a great way to learn about their defense mechanisms and why they have such bright coloring.

Living Gallery

My little kids absolutely loved this exhibit. The Living Gallery includes some of the ocean’s most beautiful creatures such as seahorses, jellies, and living coral. My favorite animal on the planet, the Octopus, can be found here. They also have some really cool sea dragons, which are relatives of seahorses, but look way cooler.

Upper-Level Exhibits at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, SC

Rio Amazon

I love the rainforest. The biodiversity is spectacular, and being able to see even a snippet of what lives there was really cool and fed my inner ecology nerd. The Rio Amazon exhibit at the Ripleys Aquarium has piranhas, colorful poisonous dart frogs, rainforest native fish, and more. They also have freshwater stingrays, which I honestly did not know existed until our visit.

Friendship Flats

If you’re wanting to learn even more about stingrays, you can head upstairs to the Friendship Flats exhibit, where you can touch stingrays as they glide by. You can also get an educational lesson on the rays, horseshoe crabs, and more from the Aquarium Educators. If you are super adventurous and willing to fork out the money, Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach offers a Stingray Experience where you can swin alongside the rays.

Planet Jellies

This exhibit was pretty cool, not going to lie. The way the Planet Jellies exhibit is set up, you can watch several types of jellyfish swim through the color-changing displays. The way the lighting plays off of the jellyfish’s colors really adds to the experience, making it super fun to watch. There are moon jellies, Japanese Sea Nettles, and even unique-looking jellies like the Upside Down Jelly to watch. My 3-year-old was mesmerized by the jellies floating around the tanks, so we spent a good bit of time here in awe of them gliding through the water.

Ripleys aquarium Myrtle Beach

New Addition: Ripley’s Penguin Playhouse

Though we didn’t get to visit this particular exhibit during our visit, this recent expansion has people talking. Ripley’s Aquarium Myrtle Beach reviews sound amazing, so we had to mention it! With over 5500 square feet added on to the aquarium, the addition offers penguins, 8 new tanks with a worldly array of fish, classrooms, and more! One of the key features of the expansion is the penguin exhibit, with 21 penguins you can observe (and potentially interact with!). The Ripley’s Aquarium website has all of the penguins’ names and information, so you can learn about their personalities. The exhibit also has a 360-degree tunnel you can crawl through as penguins swim above you. There is even a penguin nursery! How adorable.

Other features at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, SC

  • There was a small playground and food court available. The playground was more suited for small children and provided a nice break.
  • One of the exhibits Systems Control allows you to see the pipes, pumps, and filters behind the scenes that keep all the tanks running smoothly.
  • You can pay an additional fee to ride the Glass Bottom Boat across a coral reef for a close look at the shark tank.
  • The new penguin exhibit also has penguin encounters for a fee, where you can get up close and personal with those adorable little birds.
  • If you are interested in the ecology of the aquarium, you can purchase tickets for the Marine Science Research Center Tour, where you will get a behind-the-scenes look at Ripley’s Aquarium.
  • Be sure to check online before your visit to find out what shows are going on that day. You can even see a Mermaid show on some weekends.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach: Ticket Information

Ticket prices for the Ripley’s Aquarium are $24.99 for kids 3-11; $39.99 for 12 and older. Purchasing online also allows you to skip the long ticket booth lines. (Note: prices may change, please check the website for current deals).

You can also purchase Ripley’s bundle and save money if you want to also visit additional Ripley’s Attractions during your trip to Myrtle Beach. The aquarium also has online deals for tickets that include animal encounters, breakfast with mermaids, pancakes with penguins, and more!

About Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
1110 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
800.734.8888

Have you ever been to Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach? What did you think?

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Find Tons of Fun for the Entire Family At This Renaissance Festival in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Ready for a good joust and a turkey leg? The Carolina Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace are back for another year this fall in Charlotte.  Local mom Jackie tells us what to expect at Ren-Fest plus shares tips for a great experience with your family!

The 2022 Carolina Renaissance Festival takes place Saturdays and Sundays, October 2 – November 20, 2022.

Make the most of a trip to the area with The Kidding Around Ultimate Guide To Fun With Kids in Charlotte, NC.

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Ultimate Guide to Visiting the Biltmore with Kids

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If the idea of touring the Biltmore Estate in Asheville with your kids sounds daunting, have no fear. We lay out all kinds of things you can do at the estate – most of them don’t even involve visiting the house itself. I’ve been several times and had so many questions initially, but every time I’ve gone, I learn more and explore more of the 8,000+ acres – and fall in love with the Biltmore just a bit more.

Front of Biltmore castle

Biltmore: It’s a real-life castle

Have you ever daydreamed of visiting a real-life castle? Touring the halls and stately rooms, being transported to a different time and place, experiencing the luxurious life? How about touring the castle vineyard, visiting the stables, exploring the renowned gardens? Well, you don’t have to hop on a plane for Europe to set your eyes upon gargoyles and ball gowns, just head to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, a picturesque castle with over 8,000 acres, 250 rooms, and a hundred years of history.

Regardless of whether you are a passholder or visiting for the day, if you want to tour the house, you need to reserve a time online. Be sure to print out your confirmation email, since you’ll need to show the staff before they let you in. And get there at least 45 minutes before your scheduled tour time to allow for parking and either taking a shuttle to the house or walking over via the trails.

Biltmore stairs

Many parents ask if taking the kids through the house is worth it, which is a valid question. If you don’t reserve a guided tour (an extra cost), you’ll automatically be doing the self-guided tour, which you can go at your own pace but will be following a crowd. Even though the house is just stunning and seeing the grandeur of the rooms is amazing, some kids will be bored. And if you have little kids, you need to keep them with you and not let them run behind the roped off sections.

I first took my kids to the house when they were 7 and 3 and we didn’t make it through the whole tour because one of them needed to use the restroom – which you must do before you enter the house as there are no bathrooms inside for guests. Bathrooms are located near the Stable Cafe to the right of the house outdoors.

The second time we went was a couple years later and we got through most of the house, maybe because it was Christmastime and the decorations were mesmerizing.

The Biltmore offers an audio tour for kids, narrated by the Vanderbilt’s dog, Cedric (an extra cost), which they may find entertaining.

Either way, be prepared to bail if you need to. There’s a lot to do on the estate besides the house, no matter how gorgeous it is.

Don’t miss a visit to the incredible gardens adjacent to the Biltmore House. They are free to explore, as is the Conservatory, and are just beautiful. They were designed by the father of modern day landscaping, Frederick Law Olmstead, and are breath-taking. You don’t need a reserved time to walk through the gardens, you just go when you want.

tulips at Biltmore

Antler Hill Village

Antler Hill Village is my favorite place at the Biltmore Estate because it’s filled with lots of kid-friendly things to do and it’s all included with admission.

The Farmyard is a small farm area where kids are welcome to pet the animals. They have goats (baby goats come March of every year!), chickens, horses, and pigs. One some occasions, they have had border collie sheep herding demonstrations, which are fun to watch.

baby goats

Next to the farm is the Pisgah Playground, a big play area with swings, slides, and climbing structures. It’s a great place to let the kids enjoy a beautiful day outside.

And up the hill a little ways from the playground is the Antler Hill Barn where craft demonstrations take place every Thursday-Sunday. I love this area as the staff are so kind and engaging with the kids. There is also a little cafe with beer and wine so I’ve had a beer while watching my kids do crafts or play there. It’s a perfect place to relax. There are also restrooms at the barn.

You can also pick up several hiking trails at Antler Hill Village right behind the barn and wander past the fields with cows and pens with goats. Grab a map at the Outdoor Center near the barn.

playground at Biltmore

Also in Antler Hill Village is the Winery. We’ve actually done grape-stomping there before, which was a blast. From the village, you enter the winery in the main square and get to walk through an underground tunnel to get to the tasting room and shopping area. Adults are welcome to do a complimentary wine tasting and kids can tag along and have grape juice. The servers are generous with the wine samples so take that into consideration when figuring out the best time to go!

Get Your Adventure On

The French Broad River runs right through the estate, which makes for great rafting trips. It’s a wide river with few rapids, which makes it perfect for families. The rafting trip is about two hours long and costs $35/adult and $25/youth (ages 3-12).

If horseback riding is on your to-do list, the Biltmore also offers guided tours of 1-10 people with a two-day advance registration. Ages 8 and up are welcome to do this activity and it costs $95-$220/person for a two-hour ride through the estate.

You probably won’t be surprised the Biltmore offers carriage rides through the estate. A 60-minute carriage ride is offered Friday through Sunday and takes guests around the beautiful estate and house. Cost is $85/person and one child 5 years and younger is free per paying adult.

scooters at Biltmore

There are more than 20 miles of biking trails at the Biltmore Estate, which run all throughout Antler Village and up to the house. You can either rent bikes ($20/bike for two hours) at the Bike Barn, which is open daily dependent on weather, or bring your own bikes and ride them at your leisure. I’ve brought my kids’ scooters and we rode the trails from Antler Hill up to the house and had so much fun. We are planning to bring our bikes next time.

The two-hour kids fly fishing lesson is at the top of my list at the Biltmore. I really want to learn how to do this and would love for my kids to have instruction (since I know nothing about it). For a private lesson at the Biltmore, it will cost you $125 per kid.

Dining with Kids at the Estate

There are several dining options at the Biltmore. The Stable Cafe right at the main house has a selection of comfort food that’s easy to grab and eat. Families also love Cedric’s Tavern in Antler Hill Village, which has typical pub fare. Consider making reservations at the sit-down places to get your preferred time.

If you’re feeling extra fancy, the Inn has Afternoon Tea, where they serve a delightful mix of sweet and savory treats, tea, and fine cheese. Prices currently are $49.95/adult and $19.95/child.

Sunflower field at Biltmore

Antler Hill Village also has a confectionery and creamery, where you can’t possibly make a bad decision.

Also feel free to bring your own lunch or picnic and eat at the covered tables in Antler Hill Village or at any number of the beautiful open spaces around the estate.

Seasonal Fun & Exhibits

I’ve gotten to see some pretty neat exhibits at the Biltmore like the Titanic exhibit with so many of Kate Winslet’s dresses [insert completely excited face here] and an awesome train exhibit at the Conservatory. Christmas at the Biltmore is also very special. The house goes all out in decorations, putting up more than 55 Christmas trees in the house. It’s magical – read my review of Christmas at Biltmore.

Biltmore special exhibit

There are other incredible exhibits and seasonal fun, like the Easter Sunday Easter Egg Hunt, that are so enjoyable for a family. When you plan your visit, be sure to check the Biltmore website to see what is happening so you don’t miss out.

Need to Know Tips

Plan to spend the day

There is plenty to see (or cut short if need be), but it would be awful to feel rushed. Many of the kid attractions close at 5 pm.

Getting around can take some time

You can drive to the Biltmore House and park in one of the several lots. Lot A is about an eight minute walk to the house while the other lots are further away. There are shuttles to take you to the house and to Antler Hill Village. You can also take shuttles – which come about every 20 minutes – from the house to Antler Hill Village. The Deer Park Trail from Antler Hill to the house is around three miles (I think, it took us awhile on our scooters!). You can also drive to Antler Hill and walk to the house or take the shuttle. There is a parking lot near the lagoon and trail as well if you want to park there and walk the 1.5 miles to Antler Hill or up the hill to the house and come out on the side near the gardens.

Buy tickets online

Less lines means happy kids. (Kids 16 and under are free during the summer. The rest of the year, kids 9 and younger are free.) Ticket prices start at $76 and vary depending on season. Read on to learn about the annual pass and saving money.

Bring your stroller/backpack

Strollers and backpack carriers are welcome. You will want to stick with a carrier in the house as some of the areas are difficult to navigate with a stroller.

Wear your walking shoes

Put everyone in comfy walking shoes and put on sunscreen as exploring the grounds is one of the best parts of the trip.

Think about getting an annual pass

An annual pass is $249/person and kids ages 16 and younger get in free with a passholder. Passholder benefits are awesome, too – discounts on tickets for guests, discounts on tours, shopping, dining, and lodging, and discounts at other attractions like Chimney Rock State Park, Dollywood, Tweetsie Railroad, Mast General Store, and Grandfather Mountain.

Biltmore event

Need more info? Visit the Biltmore Estate website.

Have you taken your kids to visit the Biltmore Estate yet?

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Enjoy A ‘Mommy & Me’ Mani/Pedi at These Salons in Greenville, SC

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If you are looking for Greenville nail salons offering mommy and me manicures and pedicures, you’ve come to the right place! Kidding Around readers recommended several nail salons that accommodate little kids by giving them the pint-size version of the nail treatments many parents enjoy. We hope you and your little one have a great time bonding while being pampered with mommy and me manis and pedis!

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10+ Places for Swim Lessons in Greenville, SC

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Are you looking for the perfect place to sign your kids up for swim lessons in Greenville, SC this summer? We polled our readers to get some parent reviews of what pools and places are the best for swim lessons.

Greenville Speaks is a collection of reader recommendations based on our Facebook page. While this listing may include KAG sponsors, listings are not based on sponsorship. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement.

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10 Bakeries That Are Creating Instagram Worthy Cakes In Greenville, SC

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Looking for amazing cakes in Greenville, SC? The art of cake decorating and baking is often harder than it looks. Great bakers, make the process seem effortless, and that misconception has led to many a reality show. Just like on the show “Nailed It”, oftentimes even bakers can misjudge the difficulty of a cake’s design. That’s when reliable recommendations and photos of past work become so important. We have a list of bakeries in Greenville our readers have recommended.

Oftentimes, the decorating of a cake can be just as difficult as saying no to orders, you aren’t sure you can pull off. If I sound like I know, it’s because I spent several years working in a bakery, and know-how important cakes can be to a milestone event. Check out these awesome local bakeries that will make your guest’s mouths water, and your photos the envy of everyone on Instagram!

For even more birthday party ideas, be sure to look at our Ultimate Guide to Birthday Parties in Greenville!

Doux Anni number cutout cake
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Shop and Make Art at TR Makers Co in Travelers Rest, SC

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Looking for a place to make some art in Travelers Rest, SC? TR Makers Co offers art activities for both children and adults. You can plan a birthday party or girls’ night here, or take advantage of summer sessions, playdates and even homeschool classes.

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Mom Review of Infant Swim Resource: What ISR Can Do For Your Kids

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Wondering about Infant Swim Resource? Local Mom Erica McCall experienced something many of us have heard about, maybe even seen a media clip or two about, yet never experienced first-hand.  ISR.  See what Erica thought about Infant Swim Resource in her full review!

*Piece was written in 2015 – please contact swim instructors for current pricing rates

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