Bored on Sundays? Here are 20+ Things You Can Do to Have Fun!

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Need some ideas for fun things to do on Sunday? While having kids and keeping them entertained isn’t exactly the typical R&R of a Sunday, making memories and enjoying each other’s company are certainly on the list of desires for Sundays. So here you go – we’ve come up with two lists of 20+ things to do on Sundays split into indoor and outdoor activities. Now go have some fun and enjoy some quality time with your kids before Monday morning!

Things to Do in Greenville, SC.

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Things to Do on a Sunday: Outdoor Activities

Swamp Rabbit Cafe

Swamp Rabbit Cafe is great for a relaxed Sunday. Grab a coffee, scone, and delicious stecca, and then hang out in the enclosed play area for a couple of hours while the little ones play. I’ve met some great parents here and love the relaxing feel (and good food) of the cafe. Stay for lunch and indulge in their wood-fired pizza.

205 Cedar Lane, Greenville
Sunday hours: 7:30 am – 7 pm


Put together a lunch, snacks, and drinks on Saturday night, and head out to your favorite trail on Sunday morning. Lake Conestee is great for small kids and offers some sections of paved trails. Another option is to head to Yellow Branch Falls in Walhalla for an incredible three-mile hike to a gorgeous waterfall. Or go to Table Rock State Park and do the two-mile Carrick Creek Trail for a scenic hike. There are so many trails within a couple of hours of Greenville that cater to all levels of skills.

Hiking in Greenville, SC

Here’s a great Hiking Guide we’ve put together to help you.

Greenville Drive

A great Sunday family activity is a baseball game at Fluor Field over the summer. They even have a playground on site plus a big, grassy area for kids to run around in while you watch all the action on the field. Sunday games are often in the late afternoon and kids can run the bases after the game. You’ll also find some excellent events throughout the year at Fluor Field that tend to run the entire weekend, Sunday included.

Fluor Field, 945 South Main Street, Greenville

WNC Nature Center

Located right outside of Asheville and a little over an hour from Greenville, the WNC Nature Center is a great option for Sunday entertainment. The Nature Center is like a zoo except I’d argue even cooler. They have several playgrounds inside the campus plus all of their animals are local to the area so it’s educational and interesting. Learn more in our KA review of the Western North Carolina Nature Center.

75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, NC
Sunday Hours: 10 am – 3:30 pm (Park closes at 4:30 pm)

Go to a Family-Friendly Brewery

There are lots of other family-friendly breweries in our area that are open on Sunday and are great places to relax with a brew and good food while the kids play.

Visit a Playground

Greenville is dotted with playgrounds all over the place so it’s not too hard to find a good one to take the family to for some outdoor fun. Here is our list of our readers’ 5 Favorite Playgrounds and here’s another list of 9 More Awesome Parks & Playgrounds. You can also see our Playground and Parks Reviews page.

Bike Riding

The Swamp Rabbit Trail is one of the best places to ride a bike in the whole state. You can pick it up at several points in Greenville and it’s a fun activity to do as a family, especially if you love being active together. You can also check out the Doodle Trail in Easley for a fun-filled bike riding day!

Here are some other great trails to ride your bike.

Biking at the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville, South Carolina
Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail, Greenville, SC

Flying Rabbit Adventures

Looking for a thrill? Flying Rabbit Adventures located off of Laurens Road in Greenville, has a ropes course that will challenge your entire family. They are open on Sundays, so get outside and enjoy the adventure.

821 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC
Sunday hours: 9 am – 5 pm

Flying Rabbit Adventures near Downtown Greenville, South Carolina

Flying Rabbit Adventures is awesome! Read our review of this awesome ropes course near Downtown Greenville, SC.

Things to do on a Sunday: Indoor Activities

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate

Those lazy Sundays are a particularly good reason to grab a TCMU membership – it’s so easy to head over there and spend hours among all the exhibits and interactive games. A boring Sunday could be a good excuse just to go check out one of the most popular attractions for families in Greenville. If you’re in Spartanburg, that location is also open and it’s just $7 to get in or free if you’re already a TCMU member.

300 College Street, Greenville
130 Magnolia Street, Spartanburg
Sunday hours: 11 am – 5 pm

projectROCK Easley

This huge indoor rock-climbing facility in Easley is a lot of fun! They have the nation’s highest indoor climbing wall at 84 feet high plus have a great little room for smaller kids. You can have hours of entertainment here. You can also find some additional indoor and outdoor rock climbing gyms near Greenville in our handy guide.

2121 Farrs Bridge Road, Easley
Sunday hours: Noon-8 pm

Climbing walls at projectROCK in Easley, South Carolina
projectROCK Easley

The Big E

An indoor playland with laser tag, a movie theater, an arcade, and bowling are all part of The Big E in Gaffney. It’s a bit of a hike from Greenville but worth it to spend lots of time together with friends and family.

Exit 90 off of I-85 at the Gaffney Premium Outlet Mall
Sunday hours: 10 am – 8 pm

Frankie’s Fun Park

Enjoy mini golf, go-karts, an indoor playground, laser tag, a batting cage, an arcade, bumper boats, and more at Frankie’s Fun Park.

45 Park Woodruff Drive, Greenville
Sunday hours: Noon – 10 pm

Hughes Main Library or the Five Forks Library

Most Greenville Library branches are not open on Sundays. However, the Hughes Main Library in downtown Greenville and the Five Forks branch in Simpsonville are both open on Sunday afternoons so grab the kids and your favorite book for an afternoon in the kid’s sections.

Hughes Library: 25 Heritage Green Place, Greenville
Five Forks Library: 104 Sunnydale Drive, Simpsonville
Sunday hours: 2 pm – 6 pm

Five Forks Greenville library at Five Forks in South Carolina

Barnes and Noble

Take your kids to Barnes & Noble for the free train table and LEGO table. These can keep most kids entertained for a good while. And it’s free. You can also spend a few dollars and grab a coffee at the in-house Starbucks.

735 Haywood Road, Greenville (Sunday hours: 10 am – 7 pm)
1125 Woodruff Road Suite 1810, Greenville (Sunday hours: 10 am – 7 pm)

Upcountry History Museum

With awesome rotating exhibits and permanent ones about the history of the Upstate, the Upcountry History Museum is a great option for indoor fun on Sundays.

540 Buncombe Street, Greenville
Sunday hours: 1 pm – 5 pm

Greenville County Museum of Art

Most Sundays from 2 pm – 3 pm, the Greenville County Museum of Art has a program called Sundays at 2 that features music or family art adventures. And it’s free! Check beforehand to make sure you don’t have to register ahead of time.

420 College Street, Greenville
Sunday hours: 1-5 pm

Bounce Houses & Trampoline Parks

Spending a rainy or cold day indoors on a Sunday is a good idea – even better when it’s someplace where kids can get out lots of energy. Trampoline Parks Big Air, DEFY, Urban Air, and Sky Zone are all open on Sundays. Kangaroo Jax and The Pavilion are both open on Sundays for indoor fun.

Carousel at Kangaroo Jax in Greenville, South Carolina

Spare Time

The indoor entertainment facility, Spare Time hosts a state-of-the-art bowling alley, arcade, birthday parties, and an escape room. It’s an indoor playground for any age.

822 Congaree Road, Greenville
Sunday hours: 10 am – 11 pm

Mad Smash Rage Room

Get out stress by taking a bat and smashing lots of things in an enclosed (and safe) space at Mad Smash in Taylors Mill. Kids ages 8+ can participate!

250 Mills Street, Taylors
Open Sundays by appointment

Roller and Ice Skating Rinks

There are a handful of roller skating and ice skating rinks in Greenville, which are great options for spending time indoors on a Sunday. During the winter, you can skate outdoors in downtown Greenville right near the Peace Center. See individual sites for Sunday hours.

Golden Lanes & Golden Skate, 108 Balcome Boulevard, Simpsonville

The Pavilion, 400 Scottswood Road, Greer

Roller Sports Skating Rink, 328 W. Main Street, Taylors

Ice on Main, Village Green, Greenville (only during winter)

Swamp Rabbits

Head to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena and watch our city’s minor league ice hockey team, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, play on a Sunday. They usually have at least one Sunday home game a month.

Bass Pro Shops

Why is an outdoor store on this list? Because Bass Pro Shops has pretty neat animals on display that kids love. They also have a small aquarium with lots of cool fish in the back of the store. And Santa is there most Sundays during the holiday season. And it’s free. Be sure to taste-test the fudge (and then buy a few pounds because it’s amazing).

1025 Woodruff Road, Suite H101, Greenville
Sunday hours: 10 am – 7 pm

Haywood Mall

Besides the obvious shopping, Haywood Mall has a small indoor play area perfect for smaller kids.

700 Haywood Road, Greenville
Sunday hours: Noon – 7 pm

What’s your go-to family destination on a lazy Sunday afternoon?

You can also find events throughout the Upstate in the Kidding Around Events Calendar! You will find educational events, festivals, free events, and more on the calendar.

About the Author
Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

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