Kid-Friendly Activities

Experience a show at the DuPont Planetarium

The DuPont Planetarium has various educational shows available throughout the year. They are open for public showings on Saturdays. All shows last one hour unless otherwise noted. Each show includes a live "sky tonight" portion. For more information on the next showing and tickets, please visit: http://rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium/publicShows.html

Pack a picnic lunch for Hopelands Gardens

If the weather allows, grab your family and enjoy a nice picnic in Hopelands Gardens. This 14 acre park would be a great spot to enjoy nature and quality time with the family. Visit https://www.visitaikensc.com/whattodo/detail/hopelands_gardens for more information on Hopelands Gardens.

Canoe at Aiken State Park

Set along the South Edisto River, Aiken State Park is a haven for canoeing. A scenic 1.7-mile canoe trail winds its way down the south fork of the Edisto River, attracting paddlers from across the region. Aiken State Park offers canoe rentals seasonally. Find more activities your family can enjoy at Aiken State Park, by visiting: https://southcarolinaparks.com/aiken

Fish at Barnwell State Park or Lake Edgar Brown

If you like fishing with your kids, be sure to check out Barnwell State Park. They offer three lakes for your enjoyment. Boat rentals are also available. For more about Barnwell State Park, visit: https://southcarolinaparks.com/barnwell. Another ideal location for fishing is Lake Edgar Brown. This is a 100-acre lake providing largemouth bass, bluegill, shell-cracker and catfish. For more about Lake Edgar Brown, visit: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/lakes/state/edgarbrown/index.html

See a race at Carolina Dragway

Carolina Dragway is a 1/4 mile drag racing track with a regular schedule of races and events you are sure to enjoy. Visit http://www.carolinadragway.com/ for more details.

Bowl at Northside Lanes

Northside Lanes can offer your family hours of fun. This is a 32-lane bowling center with an arcade and snack bar inside. More information about hours and pricing are available at: http://www.northsidelanes.com/home

Catch a game at SRP Park

Home of the Augusta GreenJackets, a Minor League Baseball team, SRP Park offers plenty baseball games during their season. This entertainment venue also hosts some high school/college baseball games, concerts and other events the entire family can enjoy. For more information on what is going on at SRP Park, visit: https://thesrppark.com/

Team up and break out at Aiken 2 Escape

Escape rooms are game rooms designed with hidden puzzles and clues based around a particular theme and story line. Aiken 2 Escape's rooms are designed to accommodate 2 to 8 people per game and last about an hour. The rooms are not scary. They are not claustrophobic. They are not dangerous. They are exciting, intense and lots of fun. For more details, visit: https://aiken2escape.com/

Drive a Lionel model train at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum

The Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum has a Lionel model train that is remote operated. This is a lot of fun for the kids and can be a fun way to learn more about Aiken's railroad history. Visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/ to learn more.

Walk the battlefield interpretive trail at Rivers Bridge SHS

The site is 390 acres and includes an award-winning battlefield interpretive trail. This is great place to bring your family and spend some time outdoors. Find out more about Rivers Bridge SHS at: https://southcarolinaparks.com/rivers-bridge

Play disc golf at Langley Pond, Riverview, Fuller Park and/or Boyd Pond Park

Does your family love to play disc golf? Check out these great locations:
- Langley Pond: Located in Burnettown, offers a championship level disc golf course. https://discoveraikencounty.com/langley-pond-park/
- Riverview: Located in North Augusta, offers a disc golf course. http://www.northaugusta.net/departments/parks-recreation/riverview-park-activities-center
- Fuller Park: Located in Barnwell, offers a 9-hole disc golf course. http://www.cityofbarnwell.com/disc-golf-course
- Boyd Pond Park: Located in Aiken, offers a 18-hole disc golf course. https://www.visitaikensc.com/whattodo/detail/boyd_pond