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Unforgettable Date Ideas in the Summer: Greenville, SC

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Planning a date night and looking for date ideas in the summer? Greenville, SC makes date nights easy, there are so many options! If you are tired of going on the same old dates, use this list to spice things up this summer. Whether you are looking for indoor or outdoor date ideas, we’ve got you covered!

Summer is the perfect time to get back into date night with your significant other. There are so many more options for having fun together over the summer than other times of year because you can get outside. Although you totally don’t have to be outside – sometimes the air conditioning feels divine.

So get planning on that date night, or date day as we have those ideas as well. Can you try for three dates this summer – one for June, July and August? We have plenty of options for you, just pick a few!

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12+ Fun Things to do with Your Baby in Greenville, SC

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Looking for things to do with your baby in Greenville, SC? Babies are tricky. You can often take them to places not suitable for a preschooler running around yet finding baby-specific activities is harder than general kid ones. Luckily we have a few ideas of fun things to do with your baby in Greenville. Hope you enjoy and please add your own favorites in the comments!

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Don’t miss our guide to all things Baby, Maternity and Post Partum in Greenville, SC.

Looking for more things to do near Greenville, SC? We’ve got your ultimate list to keep you and your kiddos entertained!

Things to Do in Greenville, SC.

Fun activities for your baby in Greenville, SC

Toddler areas at the playground

Nothing beats the outdoors so take your baby to the park. We have a list of parks with toddler playgrounds and they’re even fenced for extra safety! Most of these fenced-in playgrounds have baby swings so that even non-walkers can still have fun.

Pictures

So this might not be baby’s favorite, but capture those little grins now. You can do old school portrait studios or hire a freelance photographer to get some cute snaps of you at the park or anywhere you’d like. And if you’re looking for a photographer, we have a list of some of our reader favorites.

The Greenville Zoo

The zoo is full of fun animals to look at for even a baby in a stroller and the zoo playground has comfy chairs making it the perfect place to stop for a feeding.

Baby and toddler playground at The Greenville Zoo

Cloth Diaper Classes

Tired of running to the store for more nappies? Check out cloth diapers through an informative meeting! The main local group is Greenville Cloth Diaper Group on Facebook and they can point you towards a meeting.

Kroc Center

The Kroc Center in downtown Greenville, SC is a great place to take your toddler all year round to play in the water. They have an indoor water park with beach entry, so your little one can play in the shallows, climb the play structure, and ride down the slide. The pool is heated, but a wetsuit-style swimsuit for younger babies is ideal.

Kroc Center pool Greenville, SC

TCMU

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is fun for all ages but has a special corner for babies on the top floor. Grandma Betty’s Farm is where you’ll find an enclosed space for crawlers as well as story time in their special 5 and under classroom. The middle floor has some mirrors next to the climber that are great for babies, especially those just starting to sit. Downstairs, the Lily Pad has infant seats for water play.

TCMU of Spartanburg is also a great option – it’s included in your TCMU membership. They have wonderful exhibits specifically for kids ages five and under, including a crawling space for babies, water exhibits, and lots of interactive exhibits. It’s $8/person if you’re not a member.

Workout

Take your baby to one of the parks with stroller-friendly trails. We also have a great list of Family-Friendly Gyms and Exercise groups if you’re looking to work out somewhere that has childcare.

Linky Stone Park

Enjoy the children’s garden, flowers, and pretty paths at Linky Stone Park.

Attend a local playgroup

If working out isn’t your thing, try a moms group in Greenville. True your little one might not be “playing” right now but that’s no reason you can’t spend an afternoon walking around the zoo or getting some coffee with other parents.

The Little Gym

The Little Gym also offers fun classes for babies. Check their schedule for a list of current classes.

La Leche League

If you’re nursing or interested in starting (it’s possible to “relactate” even if you stopped) La Leche League of Greenville is a perfect spot. Attend a meeting and make some new “breast” friends for you and your nursling. Older siblings are welcome at almost all meetings and some are open to dads too (just ask as meetings frequently are moms only for privacy).

Hiking in a carrier or jogging stroller

Check out our list of stroller-friendly hikes to plan your own play date.

Mall playground

Both Haywood and Westgate have a padded play area for little kids. It’s a great way to introduce your baby to playground equipment with less fall risks and no worries about weather.

Bouncing Babies at the library

The Greenville library system has various story times at most locations, including Bouncing Babies especially for young ones. But most story times are still a treat for your baby so don’t hesitate to bring them to whatever fits your schedule.

Kindermusik

Piano Central Studios offers lots of these classes geared toward the youngest of music lovers.

baby music class

Do you have an activity to add to our list? Share it in the comments!

This post was originally written by Lindy Wilson and has been updated by the Kidding Around Team.

Finding Help in the Upstate at Food Pantries and Food Banks: Greenville, SC

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Looking for a food pantry or food bank in Greenville, SC? Many families in the upstate are finding themselves jobless or with reduced employment hours. Fortunately, there are many churches, groups, food banks, and community organizations offering assistance. We’re collecting information about those places here to help our readers. If you know of someone offering assistance, please let us know!

Food banks in Greenville, South Carolina
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Freetown Community Center Playground: A vibrant playground in a quiet, historic neighborhood!

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Looking for a playground near West Greenville? The playground at Freetown Community Center might be just the right fit. Featuring two play structures in the fenced playground, Kidding Around Contributor India Menon found Freetown Community Center’s playground a great place to spend some family time. Find out all about what this park has to offer!

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30+ Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free or Cheap in Greenville, SC

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Are you looking for discounted kids meal deals at restaurants where kids eat free? Greenville, SC has some options to fit what your kids are craving. You may be wondering “What about deals where kids eat free near me”? We have all the location information you need! Finding meals that your kid will enjoy is made easy at these local restaurants that offer meal deals throughout the week. Grab your calendar and add these restaurants to your meal plan routine for a cheap and stress-free dining experience with the family!

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Quick Links to Find Kids Eat Free Offers For The Day You Need!
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Huge Playground and Splash Pad at Unity Park in Greenville, SC

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Ready to visit Unity Park in Greenville, SC? This gorgeous park has everything families will love, with wide-open spaces, playgrounds, shelters, paved trails, and of course, the splash pad. There is even a wetland preserve you can explore. Find out why we love this park, and make a plan for your day park day to visit Unity Park.

Colorful Unity Park sign in Downtown Greenville, South Carolina
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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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Where to Find Upstate Meat Farms and Local Meat for Sale: Greenville, SC

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In need of local meat for sale in Greenville, SC? If you are searching for “meat farms near me” or “local meats near me”, then we have got you! The Greenville area has a number of local farmers that sell their meat products directly to customers. In addition, there are a number of locally run stores that sell local meats. Here’s where you can find locally raised meat near Greenville, SC.

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

If you are looking for salons offering mommy and me nails near Greenville, SC, 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!

Enjoying a little pampering with your child can be a wonderful and fun bonding activity. While little ones might not hold still long enough to benefit from lengthy services, a slightly older child may love it. I know promises of pretty polish are the only sure way to bribe my preschool daughters into letting me trim their nails.

Below are some reader suggestions of favorite salons offering child nail services throughout Greenville.

little girl getting her nails painted with her mommy

Salons offering services for kids

Remember that details about these particular locations may change. We recommended calling ahead to confirm deals or services.

Lavish Nails and Spa

Lavish Nails and Spa is highly recommended due to the salon’s cleanliness and relaxing environment. They offer manicures and pedicures for children under 12 and use new tools when working with children, and are excellent with kids!

850 East Suber Road #140
Greer, SC 29650

Nail Story

Nail Story’s stunning salon offers a Kid’s Menu of nail services for children. They currently offer a Kid’s Manicure, Kid’s Pedicure, Delux Pedicure, Top Shelf Pedicure, and additional add-on services like gels and nail designs.

838 Woods Crossing Road
Greenville, SC 29607

Lily Nails

Located off Wade Hampton near Belk’s in Greer, Lily Nails is recommended by a few KA readers thanks to their adorable ‘Mommy and Me’ section in the salon. The facility is clean and organized, with adjoining adult/child chairs that can accommodate children as young as 3 years old!

810 West Wade Hampton Blvd
Greer, SC 29650

little girl getting nails done at Lily Nails Greer SC
Lily Nails

Hampton Nails & Spa

Located in Greer, Hampton Nails & Spa offers multiple services for children under 12, including pedicure and manicure (ages 9 – 12), gel polish, hand polish, and feet polish. They have two special child-size chairs available to make them more comfortable.

217 West Wade Hampton Blvd Suite E
Greer, SC 29650

Oscar Nails & Spa

Multiple KA readers love Oscars Nails & Spa because of the salon’s cleanliness and friendly staff! The salon is very popular amongst adults looking for their own manicure and pedicure, as well as for child nail services.

2435 East North Street #1102
Greenville, SC 29615

Oscar’s! Super friendly, they do great work and it’s clean.

Sherri

Oscar’s is the best. Best going there for years. Clean. Affordable and the owners are amazing.

Christine

Magic Nails and Beauty

Magic Nails & Beauty offer a children’s manicure and pedicure. Its facility is highly rated because of its welcoming staff, cleanliness, and sanitation practices.

1417 Laurens Road
Greenville, SC 29607

Nail City

Located off of White Horse Road across from Walmart, Nail City has two child-size chairs available.

6135 White Horse Rd
Greenville, SC 2961

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Kids' salon

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Any others we skipped? Please let us know in the comments where your favorite mommy and me nail salons are!

30+ Super Cheap or Free Things to Do this Summer near Greenville, SC

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Isn’t it great when there are tons of free things to do in the summer? So, pull out the sprinkler, blow bubbles, and send the kids outside to play. But, what do you do when you’ve already exhausted your go-to summer fun list and perhaps your budget at the same time? Fortunately, free things to do in Greenville, SC are abundant, and we also have tons of options for families looking for cheap things to do. In fact, here is our list of 30+ Free (or Cheap) Things to Do This Summer.

P.S. Our definition of “cheap” is approximately $5 or less per person. For fun activities that cost more but are still fun, see our calendar.

The Ultimate Summer in Greenville, SC Guide

Looking for more fun this summer? Be sure to check out our ultimate guide to things to do this summer near Greenville, SC!

Free things to do summer greenville sc

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The Top 5 Free Things to Do in Greenville This Summer

Your kids can bowl free all summer long with the Kids Bowl Free program.

Splash in a waterfall pool or swimming hole. Here’s a list of natural swimming places near Greenville.

Play at Unity Park playground and splash pad.

Go Park Hopping and win prizes! Upstate, SC Park Hop

See a Free Outdoor Movie, there are so many in the Upstate!

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