Family-Friendly Activities & Things To Do

Alert! Starting March 17, 2020, Free Meals will be available for all children throughout Darlington County  (which includes Hartsville) during the Coronavirus School Closings. See more details.


(Note: Some events may cancel last minute due to precautions against the Coronavirus Covid-19. Please check with event's direct website before attending.)

May 30, 2020 (Sat) - Beaus and Belles Boutique's Grand Opening in downtown Hartsville at 10AM. Opening Day Giveaways: 
-All Day: 10% off your entire purchase 
-First 10 people: 25% off your purchase
-Free Giveaways: Come to the counter and they will fill out your name, phone number, and email to be 1 of 3 chosen at random people to win a $20 gift certificate + free gift.
-10% of total profits will go towards Feeding America in hopes of helping our local food banks. Address: 115 N. 5th St., Hartsville, SC 29550

June 20, 2020 (Sat) - Barefoot Books at Hartsville Memorial Library from 10AM - 2PM. Share stories. Connect Families. Inspire Children.The event is free and open to children, families and professionals. We will feature stories, music, movement, arts & crafts. We will also offer nutritious refreshments for children, families and staff. Address: 147 W College Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550

Date to be determined (due to pandemic), 2020 (Sat) - Darlington Family Fest at Darlington Raceway 11AM - 5PM. Food trucks, beer and wine tasting, kids zone, live music, vendors and car show. Address: 1301 Harry Byrd Hwy, Darlington, SC 29532


Edventure Hartsville
146 W Carolina Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550

(Note: All Edventure locations are currently closed to the public as a precaution against Coronavirus Covid-19) A satellite location of the one in Columbia, this smaller Edventure in Hartsville has about 7 different stations themed with local Hartsville companies. For instance, the ambulance has the Carolina Pines Hospital logo and the bank has an SPC logo. Although missing "Eddie", this location is still great for smaller kids. See pictures taken by below. Our most favorite thing is the carousel in the back that runs at the top of every hour! They also have weekly events for the little ones like story time and Toddler Takeover!

The Play Zone
125 N. 5th Street, Hartsville, SC 29550

Located in downtown Hartsville, The Play Zone has Open Play dates! When the weather gets too cold or too hot, it's difficult to bring the kids to the park to play. Here at The Play Zone, the playground is inside! With slides, a ball pit, large play loft and many toys for the little ones, this place has it all! 

On top of Open Play dates, The Play Zone also has classes for Bouncing Babies (ages 0 - 3) and Teeter Toddlers (ages 2 - 5). You pay by the class. There is never a membership fee. A bonus is they also host Parents' Night Out from 6pm - 9pm about twice a month! Check out their latest calendar from their facebook or call (843) 332-7513.

If you also need a place to host a birthday party, The Play Zone also hosts birthday parties on the weekends! With an indoor space, tables, chairs and a safe indoor play area for the kids, this place will ensure your party will not get rained on! To see all of their birthday packages, go to:

To see more pictures and a thorough review of The Play Zone, click here.

Hartsville Memorial Library

(Note: Hartsville Memorial Library will re-open on June 1, 2020 but masks will be required.Story time for children (babies and toddlers) at the Hartsville Memorial Library is every Tuesday at 10AM. Always Free! Sometimes they also host free craft events that moms can enjoy as well!


Hartsville Memorial Library Address: 147 W College Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550

Sonic Drive-In's Playground

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. Address of Sonic: 328 N 5th St, Hartsville, SC 29550.


YMCA & Nursery in Hartsville

Join the YMCA for the whole family at 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.

AMC Classic Hartsville 2 (formerly Carmike Cinemas) 
118 W. CAROLINA AVE Hartsville, SC 29550


(Note: AMC Hartsville is temporarily closed according to state guidelines.) This AMC Classic only features 2 movies at a time but it's great for the whole family when they have G or PG rated movies! They also sell popcorn and drinks inside. 

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, you have many creative options. Facebook Page

McLeod Farms & 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

Hartsville Museum
222 N. Fifth St., Hartsville, SC 29550

(Note: Hartsville Museum is temporarily closed as a precaution against Coronavirus Covid-19) Free year round! This is a great place to bring the kids and visitors. The museum is well taken care of and the staff there is very helpful. Free admission Monday - Saturday. Closed on Sunday. Learn about the history of Hartsville and visit back often for their seasonal displays like "Simply Christmas" around the holidays.  

Lawton Park & Playground
716 Prestwood Dr, Hartsville, SC 29550

This is the most impressive park with the best playground equipment in Hartsville and great for small children! It overlooks a wonderful lake and sometimes you'll find geese and ducks. There are plenty of benches to rest and have a snack. 

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Kalmia Gardens
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

Starting summer of 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.

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