The Super Cool Grandparents Guide!

Teenage girls driving a bumper carsFrankie’s Fun Park
Your grandkids can get behind the wheel on the Rookie Track, climb for hours through a multi-level Fun House, test their golfing skills on the lush and realistic mini-golf course, and visit the arcade featuring a variety of games from the newest crazes to favorite classics. Hop in one of several Bumper Boats, a refreshing take on bumper cars, and fire that water cannon at will! The only question is whether they’ll knock out on the drive home or the moment their little heads hit the pillow! 803.781.2342

Dave & Buster’s
Featuring the latest and greatest arcade games, Dave & Buster’s offers delicious food you and your grandkids will savor! Play over 200 of the biggest, newest, and exclusive games at the Million Dollar Midway or enjoy the classics. Afterwards, head to the winner’s circle and claim cool prizes. Both you and your grandkids will have a blast! 803.576.4800

EdVenture Children’s Museum
Expand your grandkids’ love of learning as together, you explore the fascinating exhibits for children throughout Edventure Children’s Museum. Check out Edventure’s newest immersive exhibit FLIGHT, opening July 15, and introduce your grandkids to the fascinating world of aeronautics. Test your piloting skills and feel the sensation of flight in a simulator, get a pilot’s eye view from a real flight deck, build and test your own paper airplanes, put on wings and step into a wind tunnel, and more! Visit Edventure’s seasonal living exhibit Blooming Butterflies, open through October, and observe more than 20 unique species of cocooned and emerging adult butterflies native to the Southeast. Your grandkids will love Edventure’s Summertime Saturday Series, featuring fun events such as Science of Flight (July 15), Christmas in July (July 22), Marvel Day (August 5), and Galactic Explorations (August 19). More info at edventure.org. 803.779.3100

Plex HiWire Trampoline Park Plex HiWire - Irmo - Jumpers (1)
Your grandkids will have the time of their lives jumping around HiWire’s trampoline park, which features over 60 trampolines! Located at both Sandhill and Irmo Parks. Watch them (or join too!) as they race through the Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course, play dodgeball in one of the nation’s largest trampoline dodgeball courts, show off their dunking skills with HiWire’s trampoline basketball hoops, catch some air as they launch into huge foam pits, and more! If your grandbabies are really little, the Irmo Park HiWire features a separate trampoline and foam pit area just for young children. At both parks, only kids 6 & under jump from 9-10AM Mon-Sat and you (one adult) can jump for free with them! Irmo: 803.732.1900 | Sandhill: 803.360.7300

All Aboard the Train! train
All aboard, rail fans! Treat your grands to a train ride at the Rockton, Rion and Western Railroad in Winnsboro! Owned and operated by the SC Railroad Museum, on this fun day trip you’ll enjoy an hour long train ride in a historical passenger or open air car, a gift shop, gallery, and walk-through display train and cars. Trains run on Saturdays, June through August, and are accessible to persons with disabilities. Purchase tickets ahead of time to guarantee your seat! 803.712.4135

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