There are a lot of free and cheap activities for kids in Myrtle Beach, not just over the summer, but year round. I’ll keep adding to the list as I find new ones, so make sure to check back often.
Also, if you know of any that I missed, please lease a comment below:
- T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station is a free wildlife exhibit where kids can watch tiger cubs and large cats interact and play. It opens at 5:00 p.m. daily from March through October. Admission is free. You can also have your kid’s picture taken with the tigers for a fee.
- Myrtle Beach has tons of miniature golf courses. Prices average around $8 for kids and $6 for adults. Click here for coupons.
- There are 60 miles of beach along the grand strand. You may have to pay for parking, but the beach itself is free.
- Myrtle Beach State Park has a beach, picnic shelters, playground equipment, a nature center, a recreation area, and more. They also have a lot of educational programs, most of which are free with park admission ($5 for adults; $3.25 for SC seniors; $3 for kids age 6-15; free for kids 5 and younger). Click here for upcoming events.
- If your kids like baseball, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans games are always a good time. Tickets start at $8 each. There are autograph sessions before each game, and kids 12 and under get to run the bases post-game. On Wednesdays, you can also buy hot dogs for $1 each.
- At Barefoot Landing, kids can ride the carousel for $2 each; the carousel is free on select Saturdays.
- The Home Depot has free kids’ workshops from 9:00 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each month.
- Lowes’ has free Build and Grow Workshops for kids at 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays once or twice a month.
- Michael’s stores offer free crafty classes. Check individual locations for dates and times.
- Williams-Sonoma has free Jr. Chef classes at 9:00 a.m. on most Saturdays throughout the year. The classes are for kids ages 5-10.
- The Children’s Museum of South Carolina is an interactive playground for the mind. Kids can touch, explore, and play while learning through interactive exhibits and programs. Tickets are $8.00 per person; kids 23 months and younger get in free. Click here for a discount.
- The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum has free group art classes for kids ages 5-12. They also have periodic Mommy & Me classes ($5) and Saturday Art Adventures ($10). Click here for upcoming events and registration information.
- The Horry County Library has free storytimes, summer reading programs, movies, and other free events. Activities vary by location. Click here and choose a location to see upcoming events.
- Kids can get free airplane rides from volunteer pilots in the Young Eagles program.
- Barnes and Noble at The Market Common has free storytimes for kids. Click here for upcoming events.