- 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.
Built in a historic 1895 building, the Madison Morgan Cultural Center is a multipurpose visual arts venue that hosts a number of events throughout the year. Popular events include concerts, art shows, and independent film showings, among others.
Featuring the ruins of an old mill, Historic Scull Shoals Mill Village has a trail for self-guided tours of the area. The mill is located within Oconee National Forest, where the first settlers of Georgia lived.
Organized group sports are the primary focus of West Walton Park, which covers 50 acres of land. Visitors can access eight baseball/softball fields, two football fields, three concession stands, two playgrounds, walking paths throughout the whole park, and public restrooms.
Two areas compose the 24-acre Meridian Park, including an outdoor recreational site and an indoor community center. The outdoor park has one mile of walking paths, a playground, and picnic tables while the community center features two gymnasiums, classrooms, and an indoor walking track.
Situated on 718 acres, Tribble Mill Park is located alongside two lakes and can be used for fishing, boating, picnics and other recreational activities. It provides over three miles of paved and soft surface trails, a playground, grills and restrooms.
From field trips to seasonal entertainment and even a petting zoo, Corn Dawgs Corn Maze has more than 30 attractions appropriate for guests of all ages. Activities like rope swings, petal racers and two mazes offer fun outdoors games for adults and kids alike.
In addition to standard ten pin bowling that is open to the general public, the Oasis Bowling Center offers several special events throughout the week and even holiday events like a Midnight New Year's Eve group bowling special. The site also has a sports bar and pro shop.
The Loganville Toddler Park is a large outdoor space specifically for families with young children. There are three designated play areas that all feature recycled tire shreds to make for a softer surface in case children fall.
Situated along 154 acres of land, Bay Creek Park is open from sunrise until 11pm most days. Facilities within the park include a multi-purpose field with an illuminated walking track, seven baseball fields, several playgrounds, and four illuminated tennis courts.