Family-Friendly Things To Do
October 1 - November 5, 2022 - 2022 Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch at McLeod Farms. This year, the Corn Maze is themed 'Shipwrecked' with pirates, mermaids and more. Cost is $10 for ages 10 and up, $8 for ages 3 - 9 years old and free for children 2 years old and under. Address: 29247 Hwy 151, McBee, SC 29501
October 8, 2022 (Sat) - Screen on the Green. Free event. Grab a blanket or chair to watch a free outdoor movie: Halloween Town at dusk at Burry Park. Address: 131 Cargill Way, Hartsville, SC 29550
October 28, 2022 (Fri) - Scare on the Square from 4:30PM - 6:30PM at the Public Square in Darlington. Free event. Employees of area businesses will be handing out treats to costumed children, and some will be dressed in costumes themselves. Those participating will have a pumpkin on the door, most on the Public Square and one block out on Exchange, Pearl, and South Main Streets. Address for GPS: 1 Public Square, Darlington, SC 29532
MAJOR EVENTS WITHIN AN HOUR or SO DRIVE
146 W Carolina Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550
The Play Zone
125 N. 5th Street, Hartsville, SC 29550
Hartsville Memorial Library
147 W College Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550
Sonic Drive-In's Playground
328 N 5th St, Hartsville, SC 29550
The Sonic Drive-In in Hartsville has a large playground and play area! If you're looking for a place to eat and the kids can't sit still, this is a great option. There are plenty of parking spots on the side next to the playground.
YMCA & Nursery in Hartsville
111 E Carolina Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550
With an indoor pool, nursery, raquet ball courts, basketball courts, fun classes and a lot of work out equipment, it's the biggest gym in Hartsville and it's family-friendly! Best of all, it's located in downtown so you can take a walk around after your workout to see what's new in the area. To use their nursery, register your child at the front desk. They allows you nursery care during your workouts at YMCA. They also have summer camps and after school care.
Black Creek Arts Council
116 W. College Ave., Hartsville, SC 29551
Get creative and take art classes at the Black Creek Arts Council in Hartsville, SC. There are classes available for both adults and kids! From social painting, pottery to photography and film-making, go on their website to see upcoming events.
McLeod Farms & Museum
29247 SC Hwy 151, McBee, South Carolina
They have special events on their farm throughout the year and also has a storefront that you can visit and buy fresh produce and desserts from!Even though this is really located at McBee, it's really close to Hartsville. You can go to their storefront to buy some local farmed goods as gifts year-round! They have alls sorts of pies, tasty bread, country ham and a lot of fresh cooked desserts near the ice cream section. They also have a corn maze for the public in the fall! I also recommend visiting the free museum next door. Just remember to sign your name as a courtesy so they know who came through the doors. Click here to see more pictures of the McLeod Farms and Museum.
222 N. Fifth St., Hartsville, SC 29550
Lawton Park & Playground
716 Prestwood Dr, Hartsville, SC 29550
1624 W Carolina Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550
This is a very family and dog-friendly public (free) garden. It's really beautiful with wooden chairs and a pretty pond. With well maintained bridges and trails, you'll get a healthy dosage of natural Vitamin D as you enjoy time with nature. It's a great place to take pictures and they have seasonal events throughout the year. You can host special events here for a fair fee. It's a beautiful place to host a wedding ceremony and reception. Click here to see more pictures of Kalmia Gardens.
HARTSVILLE in the Summer
Neptune Island Waterpark (formerly Piratesville Splash Pad)
1109 14th St. Hartsville, SC 29550
In 2018, The Piratesville Splash Pad became a full waterpark as Neptune Island Waterpark. It's now be a multifunctional water play area designed for children and adults and located in the Byerly Park Recreation Complex in Hartsville. They are only open during the summer months.