10 Kids Activities Under $10 in Myrtle Beach
When vacationing in Myrtle Beach, you and your kids can always spend time at the beach. While that’s always free, there are tons of other fun things to do in the area that won’t break your budget. Take a break from the ocean and treat your children to one of the following kid’s activities under $10:
The Apache Pier is not only a great place just to go sightseeing, but this attraction is also home to a restaurant, arcade, and fishing. Open year-round, Apache Pier is a wonderful spot to take a stroll over the water. Walking on the pier costs $1 per person ($3 during live entertainment), but kids 12 and under are free. Fishing is also very popular here, and fishing rates are $9.50 per person (include 2 rods). Kids 12 and under, however, will receive a discounted rate.
Art Museum of Myrtle Beach
Located by the Springmaid Pier, the Art Museum of Myrtle Beach offers free admission (donations are encouraged). This local museum features several different art exhibitions, as well as The Art Studio, which is a space in which children, adults, and families can participate in workshops. From September through April, the Art Museum of Myrtle Beach also offers educational KidsArt programs for kids ages 3-18. Note: some of these programs cost more than $10, so be sure to check the pricing before attending.
Broadway at the Beach
Broadway at the Beach is one of Myrtle Beach’s top attractions, offering specialty shops, dining, and family-friendly attractions. Kids will love riding one (or more) of several on-site rides, as well as play a few games in the arcade. One attraction the little ones will love is Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf. Here, kids ages 4-10 can play for $8 before 6 p.m., and for $9 after 6 p.m. On a rainy day, the Big D movie theater is a great choice for kids, too. This theater offers giant wall-to-wall movie screens, which provide for an exciting theatrical experience. Tickets to the Big D Theater cost $6.50 for kids, with a $2 surcharge.
In addition to the stunning natural beauty of Brookgreen Gardens, there are several kid-centered exhibits throughout the year. The Children’s Nature and Sensory Trail will engage your children’s imagination and teach them about the wonders of nature. Or ask for a Brookgreen Detectives booklet from the Welcome Center and your kid can be a nature sleuth for a day, following clues and exploring the grounds in a way that is tailored to their age. There are also animal tours in the Lowcountry Zoo and a few other rooms on site specifically for young people to enjoy. Kids aged 4-12 are $8, 3 and under are free.
$1 Off Admission to Brookgreen Gardens
710 North Myrtle Beach
710 North Myrtle Beach is the ultimate entertainment center, offering classic white-light bowling, private blacklight-glow lanes, board games,coin-operated games, free games, and a full-service restaurant and bar. Kids will love playing here for hours, whether they are enjoying a round of bowling, playing giant Jenga, or even shooting hoops. Most games here are free, but the coin-operated games are affordable. As far as bowling goes, the pricing is as follows: Before 6 p.m. • Sunday – Thursday: $3/game • Friday & Saturday: $4/game After 6 p.m. • Sunday-Thursday: $4/game • Friday & Saturday: $5/game Premium lanes are available for an additional $1 per game. Rental shoes are $3 per person.
Free Game of Bowling for a Family of 4
Fun Plaza Arcade
See what your kids are really made of in this classic-style gamer haven on the Boardwalk. The place is packed with games of all kinds, from classic arcade games like skee ball and racing simulators, to games of chance, and several of those machines where you maneuver the claw and then drop it to try to pick up a stuffed animal. Most games spit out tickets based on performance, so save them up and take home a cool prize. As with putt-putt, it’s probably wise to let the little people win at least some of the time.
Admission at this amusement park is always free, and for those who are taller than 48 inches, individual rides cost between two and five dollars each. Among the many rides in the park, visitors can take a trip on the famous Swamp Fox roller coaster, spin around on the Yo-Yo, swing back and forth on the pirate ship, or crash into stuff in the bumper cars – there’s something for everyone at this downtown Myrtle Beach attraction.
Myrtle Beach State Park
The state park has a calendar full of kid-friendly nature-related events during the summer, and plenty in the off-season as well. Learn about sea turtles, sharks, leaves, dragonflies, and more, or take the whole family to play a game of Park Jeopardy. Kids ages 6-15 get into the park for $3 and anyone younger is free. And most of the programs are free, too.
Myrtle Beach Skywheel
The SkyWheel has become an iconic symbol of Myrtle Beach since it opened, and to this day, this attraction is popular amongst people of all ages. Children will love seeing the beach and the sights of downtown from a bird’s-eye view. Tickets for children ages 3-11 are only $9!
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is always a free attraction; that is, of course, unless you splurge on some tasty treats such as ice cream or boardwalk french fries for your little ones. Families will have a blast walking along the boardwalk and witnessing what downtown Myrtle Beach is all about; fun! Peruse shops, stop and play some arcade games, or just simply enjoy your view of the beach.
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