The Super Cool Grandparents Guide

Basic Keelboat Sailing Class

This fun, three-day class will teach you and your grandchild the basics of learning to sail! The certified instructors at Lanier Sailing Academy will give you hands-on lessons aboard a 22′ day sailer on Lake Murray. Certified classes focus on sailboat familiarization, sailing technology, safety at sea, docking and mooring and more!  

Lanier Sailing Academy
3072 Highway 378, Leesville, SC 29070

Family Fishing Clinics

These clinics, by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, will introduce you and your grandchild to the basics of fishing. Instruction on tying knots, rigging rods and reels, proper casting techniques, and more! If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at this fun and relaxing activity, register for a class on their website, or call them at 803-737-8483.

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Riverbanks has programs geared towards kids of all ages! In Discovery Day Classes, learn exciting things about nature through story time, songs and activities. Family on Safari is an overnight program where you can enjoy dinner at the Zoo, behind-the-scenes tours and a night in the Discovery Center, and the Twilight Trek is an evening program featuring dinner at the Zoo, animal encounters and more. Fossil Fridays step back in time and learn about the flora and fauna that once inhabited the Earth. Pre-registration is required for all activities. More info here.

Columbia Museum of Art

The Museum’s interactive family programs give you and your grandkids the chance to explore art together through storytelling, family activities and creativity! Visit the Interactive Education Gallery for inspiration, check out an Art Explorer Backpack, take a fun tour with one of the museum’s family-friendly Gallery Guides, get your Passport to Art, or join Gladys’ Gang, where kids ages 2-5 can begin to explore artistic concepts, engage in storytime and a creative activity. More info here.

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