- TripBuzz found 31 things to do with kids in or near Athens, Georgia, including 12 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Madison, Commerce, Watkinsville and Winder.
- From Sanford Stadium to Bear Hollow Zoo, the Athens area offers 70 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Historic Sites, Zoos and Rock Climbing.
- Athens is situated within the Blue Ridge Mountains and is 70 miles away from Atlanta. It holds the main campus of the University of Georgia and features a strong live music culture, being the hometown of REM. Along with a vibrant nightlife, the city still maintains original Antebellum architecture for those who enjoy history.
The 8th largest non-racing stadium in the country, Sanford Stadium is an on-campus football venue and a part of the University of Georgia. The games here are said to be played 'between the hedges' owing to the special feature here which are the privet hedges that surround the field.
The Bear Hollow Zoo features native wildlife from across Georgia including bald eagles, barn owls, black bears, bobcats, and American alligators. On the weekends, the center often hosts hands-on children's activities.
A neighborhood facility, Memorial Park is frequented by families with children. Park features include a playground, walking trails, swimming pool and picnic pavilion. For added convenience, there is a nearby dog park for the family pet to enjoy.
A family entertainment center and bowling alley, the Showtime Bowling Center features 32 lanes of bowling with automatic scoring as well as a video game arcade and billiard tables. The center is available for party rentals.
With the combination of Hollywood movies and wide ranging independent films, Cine BarCafe can meet the entertainment desires of many individuals. The BarCafe portion of the site features traditional movie fare along side selected wines, beers, coffees, and teas.
Now known as Trail Creek Park, East Athens Community Park is a fun outdoor space for both kids and adults. Along with a soccer field, the park offers a playground, walking trail, picnic area and exercise facility.
Active Climbing is an indoor rock climbing gym with bouldering routes up to 20 feet high, 20-foot tall roped walls, a 40-foot long roof traverse and fitness and training equipment. They also feature yoga and gymnastics.
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Maintained by the University of Georgia, Oconee Forest Park is 60 acres nature reserve with trails for hiking and mountain biking. The park features hickory trees and provides visitors with direct access to Lake Herrick.