Looking for things to do indoors with your preschooler in Spartanburg, SC? If so, local mom Juliette has some fantastic ideas for indoor places your preschooler will love! Check out her suggestions for preschool hangouts inside and let us know more in the comments.
Let’s face it, walking through a winter wonderland or enjoying a warm, sunny day sounds great in theory, but not so much with your spirited preschoolers in tow! If extreme weather has put an end to your usual outdoor activities and the dreaded cabin fever has hit your home like a ton of bricks, check out these cheap indoor activities in Spartanburg that are perfect for the kids. preschool. Also keep it handy on rainy days.
Indoor fun for your little ones
The Upstate Children’s Museum – Spartanburg
Designed for kids ages 5 and under, the Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Spartanburg is a cozy place for little ones to burn off energy and explore. In addition to interactive exhibits for preschoolers, padded, confined areas on each of the museum’s two levels are designed so babies can crawl or navigate safely while parents can keep an eye out for an older sibling. older and more independent. The museum also has an active calendar of walk-in events, such as Random Acts of Science, Open Art Studios, and Story Time & More. Admission is $7-9, and children under six months go free. Admission is also included with a TCMU membership.
Spartanburg Science Center
Located on East Saint John Street in downtown Spartanburg, the John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center is a great way to spend a cold winter day. With interactive exhibits, a reptile room, and a slew of Legos, preschoolers can easily spend hours playing, exploring new concepts, and observing nature. Other exhibits include a robotic arm, a mini science theater with short films, and a virtual reality experience for 3 people. Check the Spartanburg Science Center website for current schedules, admission fees, and vacation/summer camp opportunities.
Westgate Shopping Center Children’s Playground
Looking for free entertainment for kids? Look no further than the local Westgate Mall! An indoor play area – perfectly sized for little hands and feet to climb and jump on – is located next to the Belk department store. Bring your extra coins and also send them around the small carousel nearby. It’s rarely crowded during the morning hours, and if you bring your stroller, you can even do a brisk walk/exercise at the mall beforehand. Then head to the food court for a special lunch or dessert.
Story time and play time
We all know how important reading is for preschoolers, and Spartanburg has some great options to make reading fun. The Spartanburg Public Library Headquarters, located in downtown Spartanburg, has a fantastic setup of indoor game tables with puzzles, light boards, manipulatives, and drawing tables. Combine these self-paced play opportunities with a story hour full of songs, books, poetry, and the occasional puppet show and you have preschooler heaven. Check out Spartanburg Library Events for ALL available storytimes in the county! Most story hours are followed by special child-led recess – think toy carts! If you only get books from the Spartanburg County Library, you’re missing out!
Toddler Time at Big Air Trampoline Park Spartanburg
Every Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. when Spartanburg District 6 schools are in session, Big Air caters to its littlest customers with their Toddler Time. Kids 6 and under have three hours to ride all Big Air attractions without the intimidation factor of older kids. Admission is $12 per jumper. Big Air even guarantees that your little one will play hard and nap harder!
Get off the beaten track
Looking for activities to get out of the house AND socializing opportunities for you and your preschooler? Join a local Moms Club – where activities like indoor crafts, parties and play dates are scheduled on a weekly basis, check out church groups for Bible studies or MOPS that are kid-friendly. Join a gym with daycare or sign up for a weekly preschool gym or music class.
What’s your favorite indoor activity for your little ones?
For more things to do indoors, check out our Kidding Around Inside Guide to Upstate, South Carolina