Royal Lanes beckons bowlers looking to demolish pin pyramids with 36 glossy lanes, more than 20 TVs, and sudsy beers served in the onsite sports bar and grill. In addition, automatic scoring machines keep track of strikes and spares while sparing guests the hassle of lugging heavy abacuses around with them. The in-house bowling shop sends serious sphere-slingers home with proper gear, and blue billiards tables and arcade games provide bowlers with more opportunities for victory.
A different event every night adds to the alley’s already festive atmosphere and includes happenings such as cosmic bowling, ladies' night, and wings night. EMTs, senior citizens, and employees of the military, police department, and fire department can expect special discounts. The alley also provides party packages that include setup, cleanup, invites, utensils, and a pin for all guests to autograph.
Originally part of Henry Middleton’s private estate, Middleton Equestrian Center is now a separate parcel of more than 80 lush acres of pastoral oak trees and pastures. Guides lead trail rides that explore the adjacent Middleton Place, as well as other destinations that include abandoned rice fields, cypress swamps, and nearly 6,000 acres of wooded trails. An experienced coaching team leads lessons in a variety of styles, including hunter/jumper and dressage. More than 50 horses populate the property, and can often be found grazing in the 14 pastures, prancing in the dressage and jumping arenas, or nestling on the facility’s three barns.
Fully licensed and insured, All About Fun For Children hosts pony parties for birthdays, fundraisers, and any other event in need of some hoofed hilarity. Children can whinny with delight as they pet two ponies and check their mouths for gifts before riding behind one in a carriage and on the other in the saddle, and parents can snap photos to preserve the mirthful moments. The one-hour pony party includes participation by two ponies, but mane enthusiasts can learn about all five of All About Fun's ponies here. The staff of horse handlers has induced animal-related merriment in the Lowcountry and surrounding areas for more than 25 years, raising equine excellence to give parties a pick-up via highly practiced Kentucky Derby reenactments and by relating stories of former careers as cover models for Western romance novellas.
Designed to look like an island retreat, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark is more than just a place to beat the heat. It’s a fun-filled playground complete with slides, squirt guns, and a wave pool. The Big Splash Tree House is outfitted with 66 interactive features, including a giant bucket that drenches visitors with more than 1,000 gallons of water. The Tubular Twister sends riders shooting down a trio of 300-foot slides, while the Big Kahuna recreates the ocean’s waves in a 27,000-square foot pool. Little ones can play in gentler areas such as Lily Pad Lagoon and Otter Bay, which has a six-lane racer slide. In between aquatic activities, you can relax in the lazy river or stop by the concession stands for a quick bite.
Instead of shying away from the dark, GloZone revels in it, inviting guests to dart through shadows during laser tag or putt their way through a nine-hole glow-in-the-dark miniature-golf course. In the murky depths of the laser-tag arena, players attempt to score points by tagging targets with a hand-held device to the added ambiance of music, blacklights and fog. Laser-tag is ideal for birthday parties, group outings, or fundraising events.
Black lights illuminate the nine-hole mini-golf course with its own unique sea theme, as golfers putt their balls over contoured surfaces allowing players a change to hone their skills on the mini-golf course. The facility also offers a lazer maze, where guests must avoid a dancing array of laser light trip-wires as if they were in a spy movie. Nearby, bumper cars invite adventure driving, and arcade games and air hockey entice guests to rack up high scores. In addition to its open-play times, GloZone hosts parties for kids celebrating the anniversary of their safe delivery via stork.