What was once your most dreaded question is now the easiest to answer. Greenville, South Carolina is an incredible destination for families with children. We have compiled a list of “mom acclaimed” spots to take your kids while visiting.
“Greenville’s newest park features four state-of-the-art playgrounds, including a 4,100-square-foot splash pad, two expansive green spaces, covered picnic tables and a 10,000-square-foot welcome center with restrooms, a first-aid station and flexible event space. The 60-acre park also features basketball courts and a historic baseball field located on the site of the former Mayberry Park, which was built in 1925.” (Unityparkgreenville.com)
Your kids won’t easily run out of things to do at Unity Park but if by some miracle they do, jump on the Swamp Rabbit trail and walk (safely) along the path straight into Downtown, Greenville for a bite to eat.
Swamp Rabbit Cafe
One of Greenville’s most beloved spots is Swamp Rabbit Cafe. It has been well loved by both locals and tourists alike for years. You can find locally grown produce, meats, pasties, and cafe goods all under one roof.
Mice on Main
While this may not be technically a “destination,” Mice on Main is a fun adventure for the whole family. “In a lot of cities, the last thing you want to see is a mouse. This isn’t the case in Greenville, where nine bronze mice have taken up permanent residence along our celebrated Main Street. Conceived as part of Jim Ryan’s high school senior project (back in 2000) and inspired by the children’s book Goodnight Moon, the mice were brought to life by local sculptor and illustrator Zan Wells. Author Linda Kelly joined the team and “Mice on Main” has become a beloved Greenville institution—from the scavenger hunt to the children's book, board game, and T-shirts. Using the clues to hunt for each mouse makes a stroll along Main Street extra fun for kids of all ages.” (visistgreenvillesc.com) You can find clues on where each sculpted mouse is hidden on VisistGreenvilleSC.com. We think this is the best way to get to know our city.
The Children’s Museum
“The Children’s Museum of the Upstate (TCMU) began as the dream of a group of mothers who were committed to creating a world-class, play-based learning space for young children in the Upstate region of South Carolina.”