- About: Beltline Lanes at the TA and Petro Stopping Center in Columbia, is a "STRIKE"ing good time for the whole family! The bowling alley and gaming center features an array of bowling options, like open play, Beltline Blackout, Cosmic Bowling and leagues, with occasional specials, like College Night. The entertainment center includes a game room with virtual reality sports simulators, 50+ game arcade and bar!
- Address: 2154 South Beltline Lane
- Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-11pm | Fri & Sat 10am-12am | Sun 10am-10pm
- Phone: (803) 908-4895
1260 Bower Parkway, Suite A-5, Columbia, SC 29212 | Mon-Sat: 10am-9pm | Sun: 12-6pm
Jerky lovers, rejoice! As you browse the dozens of varieties & flavors of jerky, as well as the plethora of other items, let the kids pick out a pack of exotic game meats like alligator, kangaroo, ostrich, and more! Stop by to sample today!
The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum
- About: Let your children learn South Carolina's rich military history at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum with topics covering from the Revolutionary war to present day. Add more fun to the experience by getting the museum's Family Activity Guide located here!
- 301 Gervais Street Columbia, SC 29201
- (803) 737-8095
- About: The most challenging fun you'll ever have in 60 minutes! You will have to work together as a family to solve puzzles, find clues, and ultimately escape one of the rooms. There are rooms for all ages - some scary and some family-friendly.
- Address: 930 Knox Abbott Drive, Columbia, SC 29033
Hours: Tues-Sun: 10am - 8:30pm | Fri-Sat: Later bookings available | Reserve time in advance
- Phone: (803) 602-2433
- About:Tons of arcade games, go-carts, bumper boats, fun house, Dark Ride XD, Drop Zone, mini golf, batting cages--all the ingredients for the best family outing ever! Delicious food and beverages too!
- More: (803) 781-2342 frankiesfunpark.com
- Location:140 Parkridge Drive, Columbia Sc 29212
- About: Hundreds of farms for you and the family to explore! Hayrides, U-Pick, animal encounters, story tellling and more! Pick up your passport to SC Farm Fun at participating farms across the state and start collecting stamps today to win Certified SC Prizes! A list of the farms can be found at SCAgritourism.org
- About: The whole family will love the Pops Series at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Tech, with three concerts filled with adventures and memories: British Invasion celebrates British composers and hitmakers, and Holiday Pops features your favorite holiday classics & snowy surprises!
500 Taylor Street, Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29201 | (803) 771-7937
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm | Closed most holidays.
SC Farmers Market
- About: With fresh produce and plants all around, the sights and smells are sure to keep your kids entertained! Let them pick out something for dinner or a plant for their own garden. Families will love the fresh produce, plants and other goodies that are all Certified SC grown!
- 3483 Charleston Hwy, West Columbia, SC 29172
- (803) 737-4664
- About: Check out EdVenture's hands-on and experiential exhibits such as Eddie, Wags and Whiskers, and The Cooking Lab.
- More Information: (803) 779-3100 edventure.org
- Hours: 9a - 5p Mon - Sat | Noon - 5p Sun
- Location: 211 Gervais St. Columbia, SC
Lexington County Public Library
- About:When was the last time you enjoyed a simple trip to the library together? The Lexington County Library has 11 locations, making it a great educational resource for the whole family. 803-785-2600
- About:Richland Library’s Teen Center is a contemporary, high-tech space located within the main library that allows teens to do what the experts call "Hanging Out, Messing Around and Geeking Out". Free! 1431 Assembly St. 803-799-9084
- About: Utilize the many programs & resources available at the Main Library and nine branches designed for children.
- More Information: 803.231.6353 richlandlibrary.com
- Hours: 9a - 9p Mon - Thurs; 9a - 6p Fri & Sat; 2p - 6p Sun
- Location: 1431 Assembly St.
- About: The entire family can enjoy discovering this great state - peruse their collections and learn about SC art, natural and cultural history, or science and technology. 803-898-4921
- About: Shoot some hoops at the courts, swim in the heated indoor pool, & more - the whole family will have a blast! 803-545-3200
- About: Enjoy the perfect family evening at one of Columbia's 20+ bowling centers including Anchor Lanes (803-732-7880), Royal Z Lanes (803-788-9208), and AMF Columbia Lanes (803-798-1310). Put up those bumpers & get rolling!
- About: Each season the Theatre puts on 5 theatrical productions with professional adult actors, created especially for children and their families. 803-691-4548
- About: Located at the Riverfront Park entrance, the Columbia Marionette Theatre is a magical place where fairy tales come to life! Admission is only $5 and shows are on Saturdays at 11AM and 3PM. Call 803-252-7366 for more information.
- About: Offers programs for youth and adults, incorporating techniques from around the world emphasizing physical fitness, self-protection, and tools for success in and out of the studio.
- About: Get in shape, build confidence, & have fun with fitness kickboxing, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, Kali, and more! 803-356-9755
- About: Offers karate for both kids & adults, as well as self defense and yoga classes for adults. 803-783-5425