Things for Kids To Do

Things For Kids To Do In Savannah | Kid Activities       

There’s no lack of options to choose from while planning your family trip to Savannah!  From trips to the beach to unlocking codes to escape spooky historic basements, the list of kid activities in Savannah can be overwhelming. Below is our top list of things for kids to do while visiting Savannah. Ready, Set, Go!!! Here are some fun things for kids to do in Savannah while you’re on your vacation.

Kid Friendly Places to Go

The Escape Company
30 Montgomery Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Activities for Kids Escape Company

Since 2016, we’ve been dedicated to creating quality home-grown escape games, while also delivering impeccable customer service. As a family run business, our number one goal is to ensure you have an amazing and memorable experience.  From our top-notch escape games to the relaxing atmosphere of our ‘Hideaway Lounge’, there is something here for everyone.d

3 Rooms. 60 Minutes. Can you escape??? There’s only one way to find out!

 

The Combat Zone
108 Godley Road, Bloomingdale, GA 31302
917-675-9952

Though the Combat Zone is only open on weekends, it’s worth taking time to try out with the family. Even if you have no interest in driving a tank, one of the main attractions at Combat Zone you and your kids can enjoy is a paintball fight. They recommend that no one under the age of eight should participate. But if you feel your kids are old enough, this will be a great experience for the entire family.

Its low impact style means that you won’t have to worry about your kids getting hurt. When you pay for your paintball fight you get all of the necessary equipment. You can also use the available paintball fields for up to four hours. The Combat Zone even hosts group events, and birthday parties so you can treat your kids to a one-time paintball experience that they’ll remember. 

Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA 31401

Savannah Children’s Museum is an entirely outdoor museum located in downtown Savannah, near the Georgia State Railroad Museum. Children ages 18 months old and up can enjoy over a dozen of exhibits and activities geared to highlight any child’s imagination. Activities are created daily for children and families to learn while having fun playing at the museum.

Ticket Price: $7.50 per person (age 18 mos. and up)
Hours: Sept-May: Wed-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm, Sun: 11 am to 4 pm, Mon-Tue: Closed, June-Aug: Mon-Sat: 9 am to 2 pm, Sun: Closed

Georgia State Railroad Museum
655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA 31401
Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday: 9am-5pm

History comes alive at here with historic railcars, handcars, an operating turntable. Enjoy a guided tour and check out the Train Ride Schedule to take advantage of one of the Site Tours on historic steam or diesel locomotive.

Admission
$10 per adult
$6 per child (ages 2-12)

Jepson Center
207 W. York Street, Savannah, GA 31401
912-790-8800

For some educational fun, the whole family can enjoy, check out the Jepson Center. This child-friendly museum lets them build their own creations using blocks and even magnets that allow them to create 3D sculptures. If your kids are fascinated by technology they will love the TechSpace experience. Your kids can use their own bodies to create unique patterns that they can see reflected on a wall-sized screen. New and interactive art exhibits are the highlight of TechSpace and will give your kids a new appreciation for technology. You may even learn as much as they do from it.

The Artzeum is another exciting attraction you won’t want to miss. Its 14 activities can help the entire family tap into their creative side. Your questions about art will likely be answered by the time you have fully experienced this. The opportunity even presents itself for you to find yourself included in a reproduction of a famous artist’s paintings.

Dinner at The Pirates’ House (good chance you’ll see Jack the Pirate)
20 East Broad Street, Savannah, GA 31406

Savannah’s Famous Pirates’ House is located on one of the most historic spots in Georgia. It is here that Trustee’s Garden, the first public agricultural experimental garden in America, was located. Around 1753, when Georgia had become firmly established and the need for the experimental garden no longer existed, the site was developed as a residential section. Since Savannah had become a thriving seaport town, one of the first buildings constructed on the former garden site was naturally an inn for visiting sailors.

Situated a scant block from the Savannah River, the inn became a rendezvous for pirates and visiting sailors from the Seven Seas. The building remained intact through the centuries, but lost its spark & had fallen into disuse after World War II.

The property was acquired by the Savannah Gas Company in 1945 and the dilapidated building was slated for demolition. It was saved by Mrs. Mary Hillyer, wife of the president of the company Mr. Hansell Hillyer. Mary, along with some other local ladies, took it upon themselves to restore General Oglethorpe’s vision of Savannah. This meant that our beloved Pirates’ House received its first restoration treatment under the magic wand of Mrs. Hillyer. With great imagination, perseverance, and skill she was able to save the building & renovate it into the restaurant it is today.

This is the perfect spot for your children to eat dinner and see pirates! Best of all, you can catch the On-Off tour by Old Savannah Tours at this restaurant.

 

 

Forsyth Park
Dayton/Whitaker Streets and Gaston and Park Streets, Savannah, GA

Forsyth Park Downtown Historic Savannah

When it’s time for you to relax while the kids burn off some energy, Forsyth Park is a great place for the whole family. As Savannah’s largest park, it spans 30 acres and boasts fun things to do. Every Saturday a farmer’s market is held, and regularly scheduled events at the park include recreational sports and concerts.

You will find that the park’s north end is home to a beautiful fountain dating back to 1858. It is surrounded by benches, giving you the perfect excuse to sit down and relax. If you happen to be in Savannah on St. Patrick’s Day you will want to see the fountain spewing green colored water, for that day only.

An educational experience for the whole family is the park’s Confederate War Monument. As a bronze column adorned with a bronze soldier, it is the pride and joy of Forsyth Park and the city of Savannah.

Ellis Square Fountain

Kid Friendly Fountain Ellis Square

Pack spare shorts or a swimsuit for your kids before you head out to explore Savannah. This is the perfect way to cool off at the end of the hot humid day in Savannah. Free and centrally located, Ellis Square offers plenty of places to eat and drink, while the kids are cooling off in the splash fountain. No need to worry about parking. Ellis Square has plenty of underground parking next to the square (hourly or daily parking fees).

This square is the home of the Johnny Mercer statute.  Johnny Mercer’s prolific songwriting career is second to none, and wrote one of Savannah’s favorite songs…”Moon River”.

Flanked by restaurants, you’ll find The Lady and Sons Restaurant, Goose Feathers and Wild Wings all within easy walking distance of Ellis Square.

Spa Bleu…Okay, this is for the moms!
101 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401
912-236-1490

While your kids are enjoying Savannah you can give yourself some R&R as well. Most locals would recommend a day at the Spa Bleu. The spa offers services such as facials, massage therapy, waxing, spray tanning and more. You can pamper yourself in ways you never even dreamed of before. For a truly relaxing experience, consider booking a spa package. Spa Blue offers a couple’s massage and a day-long retreat. Any package you book can be enhanced with extras such as a hot stone massage, a hot wax infusion, aromatherapy, and even a mud purifying or dead sea salt back treatment. You may find yourself so relaxed that you won’t want to leave the spa.

Savannah is all about family and the activities for children are endless. There are so many things to do in Savannah you may not know where to start. With a wide variety of family-friendly things to do in Savannah, everyone can find an activity they enjoy. The beauty of visiting is that while there are things for kids to do in Savannah, there are also things you can do that you may not allow yourself to indulge in otherwise.

Lucas Theatre hosts dramatic, symphonic, musical and ballet productions. The theater, built in 1921, is a beautiful movie palace. (912) 232-1696
http://www2.scad.edu/venues/lucas/history.html  
The Savannah Civic Center Arena and the Johnny Mercer Theater provide a variety of entertainment offerings throughout the year. The 2,566-seat theater hosts plays and symphony concerts. Activities held in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Arena includes ice hockey games, the circus, and seasonal ice skating. www.savannahcivic.com
Savannah Music Festival, a celebration of classical music and the cultural arts, is held over a 10-day span in March with performances in historic downtown venues. Featured are winners of international competitions appearing in concert, a national vocal competition, a jazz weekend and free organ concerts. www.savannahmusicfestival.org
Savannah Symphony Orchestra presents more than 300 performances annually, including the popular Picnic in the Park extravaganza in the fall and the Arts on the River concerts in the spring. (912) 236-9536
The Trustees Theater is operated by the Savannah College of Art and Design. It serves as a venue for stage productions and movie screenings. www.trusteestheater.com
The City Market, location of the historic city market, is home to a dozen galleries. It often features musicians in the afternoons. www.savannahcitymarket.com
Fort Pulaski, named for Revolutionary War hero General Casimir Pulaski, was built in the 1830s and 1840s to guard Savannah from the sea. It has towering walls, artillery tunnels, a drawbridge, and moats. It was engineered in part by Robert E. Lee and was the site of a Civil War engagement. www.nps.gov/fopu
Georgia Historical Society is a memorial to scholar William Brown Hodgson. It features an extensive library and archives. www.georgiahistory.com
Old Fort Jackson is Georgia’s oldest standing brick fort. It was manned during the War of 1812 and served as headquarters for the Confederacy’s Savannah River defenses. www.chsgeorgia.org
Roundhouse Railroad Museum has the oldest, most complete antebellum railroad repair facilities in the U.S. It has a 130-ton diesel locomotive on a turntable, the roundhouse and a 125-foot brick smokestack. www.chsgeorgia.org
Tybee Marine Science Center has aquariums with species indigenous to the area, a touch tank and displays of sharks, whales, turtles, and seashells. They also conduct discovery walks on the beach. www.tybeemsc.org
University of Georgia Marine Education Center and Aquarium features 50 species of fish and invertebrates found in the local environment, all housed in a 12-tank aquarium. A nature trail and picnic area face the nearby Intracoastal Waterway. www.uga.edu/aquarium
There are many museums in the Savanna area. Some are listed below:
Andrew Low House, the home of Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low. http://www.andrewlowhouse.com/
Beach Institute was established by the Freedman’s Bureau (circa 1837) to educate newly freed African Americans. It is an exhibit hall for African-American art and a site for cultural events. Davenport House, constructed between 1815 and 1820, is a Federal-style structure featuring delicate plasterwork, fine woodwork, cantilevered staircase, and ionic-Tuscan columns. www.davenportsavga.com
King-Tisdell Cottage is a restored 1896 Victorian cottage, now a museum highlighting the contributions of African Americans to our nation’s history. It contains art objects, documents, and furniture.  http://www.kingtisdell.org/
The “Mighty Eighth Air Force” Heritage Museum serves a living memorial to those who served in the Eighth Air Force, which carried out the strategic bombing on Nazi Germany during World War II. It features memorabilia, equipment and a simulated ride on a B-17 combat mission. It also has a well-stocked library and art gallery, chapel and Memorial Gardens. www.mightyeighth.org
The Savannah History Museum features artifacts and displays depicting Savannah’s history and a video presentation details the founding of the colony to the present. It also exhibits the S.S. Savannah, an 1890 Baldwin locomotive, a cotton gin, and an Oscar awarded to a local son, Johnny Mercer.
http://www.chsgeorgia.org/shm/calendar.cfm?ThisCal=10-21-2009
Ships of the Sea Museum is at the Scarborough House in the Historic District. It features maritime models and antiques. The house was built for the owner of the Savannah, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic. www.shipsofthesea.org
Telfair Museum of Art houses a collection of 18th and 19th-century American paintings, decorative art, traveling exhibitions and historic period rooms. www.telfair.org
Tybee Island Lighthouse and Museum feature this 154-foot tall structure and keeper’s cottage, exhibits and gift shop. The museum has exhibits showing what the island was like from Colonial days through World War II. www.tybeelighthouse.org
Live Oak Public Library – http://www.liveoakpl.org/