A fun and unique place for families with children is the Sandbox on Hilton Head island, S.C. This is an interactive Museum for toddlers and young children. Admission is $6 pp and children 2 and under are free. Depending upon the time of day, there can be a waiting line. We went as soon as the doors opened and when we left after 1.5 hrs there was already a line out the door. The average time spent at play is about 1 -1.5 hours per child.
There is a full arts and craft room for little ones to create with paints and crayons and sparkles and lots of paste and brushes and crayons and markers.
The Toddler area has a slide, and a wide assortment of age appropriate toys and books, in a gated area. There are rocking chairs and benches outside the area for parents to sit and watch.
There is a full kitchen area for little ones to play store, shop and bake complete with a child size picnic table and umbrella.
A wonderful interactive plane complete with uniforms and voice simulator.
It's time for some "Nuggets" and I don't mean gold nuggets but chicken nuggets & a nap for this exhausted Pirate!
If you are visiting Hilton Head Island and have young children I would definitely make a stop into the Sandbox. It is small, well staffed and clean. You are not allowed to eat inside but there is a front porch if you would like to bring your little ones P&B Jelly sandwich with you. It may be a good idea to bring a cold drink for when your little one is finished playing. Taking photos was tricky due to the number of children and parents moving about and having fun. We will definitely return to find the Captains parrot!