Myrtle Beach Activities for the Kids: The Right Age for Mini Golf & More

One key consideration when you’re thinking about where to book your next family vacation is the ages of your kids. You want to select a vacation destination with appropriate activities so they can have as much fun as possible. Fortunately, in Myrtle Beach, there are oodles of activities that are appropriate for nearly all ages.

Here’s a look at some of the top activities and attractions in Myrtle Beach with a discussion of which family members will enjoy them:

Mini golf

Mini golf is an incredibly popular family activity. Kids, teens and parents can enjoy the challenges and playful scenery. For younger kids, those between the ages of 3 and 5, miniature golf can certainly be enjoyable. But many parents advise that for the littlest family members, you may have better luck if you bend the rules a bit. An additional swing, an assist into the hole, these sorts of favors may help small players stay engaged beyond a couple of holes.

Plus: If you have family members with mobility issues, call ahead to find out about handicap accessibility, as several miniature golf courses in Myrtle Beach offer wheelchair-accessible areas.

Amusement and water parks

Amusement and water parks such as Myrtle Beach’s Family Kingdom can be great for the whole family, all the way down to babies, as long as you bring along a stroller for them to rest in if necessary. Although there will be height restrictions on some rides for safety reasons, nearly all amusement parks include kiddie rides that are appropriate for smaller children.

Water parks are also great for the whole family provided there are enough adults to provide the necessary supervision of little ones. And if mom or dad is down to play, the small kids can usually ride or play along with an adult if there are restrictions. If you have babies or toddlers, just don’t forget to pack plenty of swimming diapers!

The beach

The beach is another activity that’s great for the whole family, with a couple of caveats. Small kids can have fun playing at the beach, but you may need a Plan B if you discover a toddler or baby is simply more interested in eating the sand than digging in it. And with little kids, a shade or umbrella can be especially important.

What do you think? Do you have questions or tips about what activities are appropriate for different ages? Share your thoughts in the Myrtle Beach travel forum!

Posted 4/8/13

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