Family-Friendly Information

We are pleased to provide a dedicated family-friendly room (Room 5 on the second floor) in the Congress Centre for attendees with young children who will be in attendance. This room will have child-friendly snacks and activities including an arts & crafts table, age-appropriate games, and an assortment of small books and toys. Children and families are welcome to use and share items within the room as needed. We do ask that all entertainment items please remain in the space for other children and families to use throughout the Congress.

The Congress virtual platform will be live-streamed into the space so WMS attendees with families can experience the Congress content while also spending needed time with family members.

Please note that children are not permitted within the rest of the congress spaces or events.

Opening times:

Monday 2nd October 07:00-19:30  
Tuesday 3rd October 08:00-19:00  
Wednesday 4th October 06:30-19:30 
Thursday 5th October 08:00-15:00 
Friday 6th October 08:30-18:00 
Saturday 7th October 07:30-15:00

Please also see Caregiver Grant.

Things to do in and around Charleston

Family-friendly spaces throughout the North Charleston area:

North Charleston Riverfront park/ Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial: Riverfront Park – City of North Charleston, SC
North Charleston Wannamaker County Park: North Charleston Wannamaker County Park | Charleston County Parks and Recreation (
North Charleston Fire Museum and Educational Center North Charleston Fire Museum - Home
Park Circle Disc golf course: 4800 E Montague Ave
Triangle Park & Pump House Park: Oakwood Ave
Quarterman Park: 1126 Buist Ave
Mostree Park: 1452 Bexley St


Activities in and around the North Charleston Coliseum:

Walking Distance in and around North Charleston Coliseum

Driving – 15 minutes away

Downtown Charleston

Walking and cycling

Walking trails: 

Bike rental:




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