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Posts Tagged ‘Pickens SC’

Happy Kids Playhouse in Pickens, SC is Perfect for Indoor Parties and Playtime

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Searching for an indoor space for your kids to play or to host a party in Pickens, SC? Happy Kids Playhouse is just the place! The space is curated for entertaining ages 10 and under, with large inflatable slides, tons of toys, creative play stations, character appearances, and more. Happy Kids Playhouse has everything you need to have a memorable party for your little ones, or even just to enjoy the day with some indoor playtime. So grab your socks and get ready for a day of fun! 

Happy Kids Playhouse

Thank you to Happy Kids Playhouse for hosting KAG for a review.


These Escape Rooms in Upstate, SC Will Have You Racing to Beat the Clock!

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Are you looking for a fun, yet challenging escape room to master in Upstate, SC? With unique storylines and challenging puzzles, escape rooms have steadily been growing in popularity over the last decade. We gathered a list of escape rooms throughout the Upstate that are perfect for date nights, birthday parties, teambuilding exercises, and other group events. Time to pause that mystery podcast you’ve been listening to for hours and unlock your inner Sherlock Holmes to solve all the clues before time runs out!

This article includes:
Greenville County Escape Rooms
Spartanburg County Escape Rooms
Pickens County Escape Rooms
Anderson County Escape Rooms

Escape Artists Greenville
Escape Artists Greenville, SC

Escape Rooms: Important Things to Know

  • Before heading to the escape room venue, it is highly recommended (and sometimes required) to book your appointment ahead of time.
  • Many of the escape rooms in the Upstate have an age limit or require a parent to accompany any minor. Some rooms are not recommended for children due to the theme.
  • Please contact the escape room you wish to attend for additional rules, pricing, booking an appointment, and information about their location.

Greenville County Escape Rooms

Escape Artists Greenville- Downtown209 East Stone Avenue, Greenville | 864.509.9305 
Offers 6 private escape rooms of varying levels of difficulty. Requires at least 2 players to complete (some rooms require a minimum of 4 players). Players under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, with some themes being inappropriate for younger players. Read our Kidding Around review of Escape Artists Greenville to see if Bethany beat the clock!

Best for kids: Yuletide Magic Maria took her kids to do Yuletide Magic during their Greenville Staycation.

Escape Artist Yuletide Magic

Escape Artists Greenville- Hampton Station1320 Hampton Avenue, Bay 11C, Greenville | 864.509.9305
Offers two 60-minute private escape rooms. Escape rooms require a minimum of 2 players, with an 8-player maximum. 

Breakout Games614 North Main Street, Greenville | 864.326.0190 
Offers 8 private escape rooms with varying difficulty levels. Require a minimum of 2 players to play. Open to all ages (under 14 must be accompanied by an adult).

Trapped in the Upstate556 Memorial Drive Extension, Suite D, Greer | 864.416.1539
Offers 6 private escape rooms that require at least 2 players. Puzzles range from 45 to 60 minutes. The minimum age to play alone is 13. Children under 10 are welcome, but some puzzles are not appropriate for younger players due to difficulty and theme. Read our Kidding Around review of Trapped in the Upstate for more details.

Servus VR 928 South Main Street, Greenville | 864.509.1077
Offers 14 virtual reality escape games. Games require at least 2 players, with options for 2 player, 3 player, and 4 player games. Games run for 60 minutes. 

Spartanburg County Escape Rooms

Escape Room Adventures and Virtual Reality–  1220 John B White Sr Boulevard, Spartanburg | 864.586.5086
Offers 6 escape rooms of varying levels of difficulty. Games require a minimum of 2 players. In addition, several VR escape games are available. Recommended age is 12 and older. Anyone under 18 must have a parent sign a waiver, and under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Escape Room Adventures requires an appointment.

Robert's Relic Room
Trapped in the Upstate, Greenville SC

Pickens County Escape Rooms

Seneca Escape Zones115- C Eagles Nest Drive, Seneca | 864.557.9663
Offers 3 escape rooms of varying levels of difficulty. A minimum of 2 players is required for each game. Puzzles are designed for ages 10 and up. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Book an escape room before attending the location. 

The Escape Quest277 Market Street, Seneca | 864.626.5995
Offers 3 escape rooms of varying levels of difficulty. 2 players are required for 2 of the three rooms offered. Recommended party size is 4 – 8 players. Booking ahead is highly recommended, walk-in gameplay is not guaranteed. Each escape room is approximately 60 minutes. Children are allowed as long as accompanied by an adult. 

Shockwave VR5156 Calhoun Memorial Highway, Easley | 864.307.8861
Offers two multiplayer virtual reality escape rooms for ages 7 and up. Up to 4 players for each puzzle. 

Anderson County Escape Rooms

Electric City Escapes– 4103 Liberty Highway, Anderson | 864.328.9908
Offers 4 escape rooms with varying levels of difficulty. Three rooms are appropriate for all ages. The Mystery Parlor is PG13. The games are 60 minutes long. Note: The escape room ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ will not be open until Summer 2022. Booking online is recommended. 

Do you have a favorite escape room in the Upstate?

Twelve Mile Recreation Area Has One of the Nicest Beaches in the Upstate

Have you visited Twelve Mile Recreation Area, a Clemson City Park on Lake Hartwell? Grab the swimsuits and those inflatable tubes because local mom Liene brought her kids for swimming and found a park full of family-friendly amenities that make it a great spot to spend a summer day. Here’s why you should visit and what to expect!

You can find more lakes that allow swimming in our list of swimming holes near Greenville, SC.

Things to Do at Twelve Mile Recreation Area

  • Swimming
  • Playing in the sand
  • Picnics
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Playground

This is Where Kids Can Get Free Breakfast and Lunch This Summer Near Greenville, SC

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Wondering where you can find FREE breakfasts and lunches for kids in Greenville, Spartanburg, and Pickens Counties? So many families rely on the school system to assist with meals for their children. Local school districts are helping kids by eliminating the cost of school lunches and breakfast from parents’ worries.

This article includes:
Free Summer Meal Locations for Kids from Greenville County Schools
Free Summer Meal Locations for Kids from Spartanburg County Districts
Free Summer Meal Locations for Kids in Pickens County Schools

UPDATE (June 27, 2022): Things to Know about 2022 Free School Summer Meals for Kids

  • ALL kids 18 and under in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties qualify for free summer school foodservice breakfast and lunches, no questions asked. Your child doesn’t need to attend a specific school or financially qualify.
  • Pickens County does require children 18 and younger to be enrolled in school to receive meals. They also offer free meals for anyone enrolled in school-age 21 and older with mental or physical disabilities.
  • Greenville County Schools has changed their policy to where parents can now pick up meals instead of having the kids eat them on-site. CHILDREN MUST BE PRESENT when picking up meals.

For more assistance with getting food for your family, check out our guide to Finding Help in the Upstate


Check Out Some Favorite Parks and Playgrounds in Easley & Pickens, SC

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Looking for a place to play in Easley? My favorite time of year has arrived and I am so excited! Spring is working hard to break its way into the Southern summer. Recently my kids and I decided to leave the “big city” to check out the suburbs. We set out on a mission to explore some of the Easley parks and were pleasantly surprised with what we discovered!

We’ve also added some information for you about all parks in Easley and Pickens Counties, even if we haven’t had the opportunity to visit them yet.


Day Trip: Spend a Fabulous Day in Pickens, SC

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If you’ve never spent a day exploring the town of Pickens, South Carolina, you should add it to your bucket list. We sent Kidding Around’s Melanie on a search for fun in this Upstate town and she came back with a long list of stuff to do on a day trip to Pickens any time of year.


Table Rock Tea Company: Visit an Authentic Tea Farm Right in the Upstate

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Did you know that you can visit Table Rock Tea Company to learn about tea right in Upstate, SC? This authentic tea farm is only a 45-minute drive from Greenville, SC, grows, processes, and sells tea. We went for a tour to learn about all that’s brewing at Table Rock Tea. 

Quite literally within the first five minutes of our awesome tour at Table Rock Tea Company, my mind was blown. I can’t tell you what it was exactly that did it because it’s a fun fact that Jennifer, the owner, loves to tell guests, but it’s only the beginning of learning all about how tea is grown and processed right here in the Upstate of South Carolina.


Gorgeous Mountain Home Rental in Pickens, SC

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Looking for a mountain home rental in Pickens, SC, or near Greenville, SC for a large group of people? This beautiful home with a big open floor plan, fully stocked kitchen, and screened-in porch sleeps up to 16 people and has incredible views of the mountains. It could be the rental home you’re looking for. 

We have all the details on the home itself, plus information on other places to stay near Greenville, SC.

When you book through these links, use the code KAG22 for an additional 10% off the already reduced rental fees by booking directly with StayGVL.

Gorgeous Mountain Home Rental in Pickens, SC


Discover A Relic From The Ice Age at Nine Times Nature Preserve in Pickens, SC

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Are you looking for a place to hike in Pickens, SC? Nine Times Natures Preserve, Picken’s newest mountain hiking destination, is amazingly gorgeous. Kidding Around’s Melanie headed to Pickens to check it out. Find out about this new nature preserve and how to get there!

There is so much to see and do in Pickens County, South Carolina! We’ve discovered another place to explore with your family no matter the season! If you love hiking trails and hidden gems – we’ve got a perfect place to check out! You might even come across a flower that is thought to only exist in the Upstate!