10 Great Things to do with Your Baby in Spartanburg, SC

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Are you looking for “things to do with baby near me”? Or things to do with your baby in Spartanburg, SC? We know that it’s not always easy to know where to find fun for a kid so small. That’s why we have put together this list of 10 things to do with your baby in Spartanburg. This list includes everything from places to go (did you know we had a museum that has special areas just for babies?) to an exercise group where babies are welcome.

Hit a Spartanburg park

Parks with Baby Swings  – Exposure to fresh air and sunlight are beneficial for babies’ sleep patterns. Getting outside and taking advantage of baby swings is a fun and peaceful outing for infants. Check the Spartanburg Parks website to find parks with baby-accessible equipment.

Try Play on Main at Denny’s Plaza, the Spartanburg Airport Park, and Cleveland Park

Cleveland Park Playground

Head to the water

Splash pads and swimming pools –  Babies love water! Once your little cutie is able to sit up independently, checking out Spartanburg’s splash pads at Tyger River Park or Barnet Park is a great way to spend an hour sitting in the spray during the spring and summer months.

Make sure to bring fun cups and other water toys for your baby to grab and manipulate. For year-round water fun with your baby, investing in a YMCA or Spartanburg Athletic Club membership will not only help you stay healthy, but will provide fun outings for your baby, too.

The indoor pools are accessible year-round. So grab a swim diaper and jump in or invest in their reasonably priced swim lessons.

Tyler River Park splash pad

Check out a local garden

Hatcher Gardens is a lovely paved garden in the heart of Spartanburg. Waterfalls, ponds with turtles, hawks and other wildlife and bright flora make for a lovely stroll and lots to look at with your baby. Gazebos and other seating areas in the shady garden are the perfect spot to sit and enjoy nature together.

Peekaboo Baby Storytime

Toddler Storytime is a storytime experience designed specifically for kids 3 years old and under. Located at Spartanburg County Library Headquarters in downtown Spartanburg at various times throughout the week, this is a great way to introduce your baby to books, expressive language, and music while in a small group setting without the distraction and noise of older children.

Hatcher Garden Spartanburg, SC

Classes for babies

Mommy/Daddy and Me classes – Music classes like 1st Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg’s First Steps in Music are geared for newborn through age 3, and Musikgarten for ages 3 and up, and are a wonderful way to engage your baby’s intellect and imagination.

If paying tuition isn’t in your budget, playing musical instruments at home (alone or with friends) and singing with your baby are fun, beneficial and free! Older toddlers (18 months and up) can take part in Mommy and Me gymnastics classes at local gyms like Spartanburg Gymnastics and Sparkle City Gymnastics.

Visit the new TCMU Spartanburg

To the excitement of parents and tots alike, The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Spartanburg is geared for children five and under and all the exhibits and play areas are 24 inches tall or smaller – perfect for babies and toddlers to easily navigate and explore! Admission is $7/person.

The Children's Museum of the Upstate Spartanburg

Take a walk

The weather is beautiful for a majority of the year in Spartanburg. Make use of our temperate climate by taking your baby for a stroll on the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail. With over 100,000 regular users, the Rail Trail is usually a hot spot for moms looking to get some exercise for themselves and fresh air for the baby.

The Rail Trail is continuously adding new kid-friendly features such as an obstacle course for older children. Pop into Hub City Coffee en route and grab a coffee to-go.

Work out with your baby

Spartanburg Stroller Rollers is another way for new moms to stay healthy, make new friends, and still spend quality time with the baby. Classes meet three times a week at the High Point Academy’s volleyball center. The goal is working out WITH your baby, walking/running/ and resistance exercises.

Often times less expensive gym memberships don’t have childcare, so if paying for childcare is out of your budget and/or you are soaking up every minute of mommying that baby, dust off the jogging stroller you registered for and check it out with your little!

Hopefully, these ideas for fun outings will inspire you to explore where you live with your beautiful baby. Do you have an idea to add to the list?

Ultimate Guide for New Parents

Did you know we have even more baby resources? Here’s your Ultimate Guide for New Parents.

parks with swings
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