Our Favorite Things to Do in Athens with Kids
Whether you’re looking for nature spots, playgrounds, or finger-linking good eateries, Athens has it all. Here is a list of the GFY team’s top things to do in Athens with Kids:
With 225 acres of majestic woodlands and wetlands, you’ll be in your very own wonderland! Creatures of various species will intrigue all ages in the Education and Visitor Center while a trip to the old log cabin will set you back in time.
Address: 205 Old Commerce Rd
For interesting things to do in Athens with kids, this is a special treat. This zoo is home to special wildlife that cannot survive in the wild for individual and unique challenges. Come visit these ambassadors and learn more about our spectacular wildlife.
Address: 293 Gran Ellen Dr
Kayak your way through the Middle Oconee River and end up right back at your car. What could be better?
Address: 2525 Atlanta Highway
This spectacular site boasts a stunning display of beauty and there are plenty of experts there to satisfy your inner botanist. With the new children’s garden, your kiddos will light up with a space created just for them.
Address: 2450 S. Milledge Avenue
A beautiful setting with easy-to-travel concrete trails. Whether you enjoy biking, walking, or rollerblading you have plenty of trail space to keep you occupied and happy.
Address: Parking and access to trails is more like it – Dudley Park (S. Poplar and Oak streets), Riverside Park (Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Parkway and Ruth Street) and Sandy Creek Nature Center (Old Commerce Road).
A top favorite for things to do in Athens with kids is a visit to this extraordinary playground – it will knock your socks off. With an impressive three-story (yikes!) Slide Tower, Biba Activated Playground, rock wall and more, there won’t be a shortage of fun!
Address: 325 Whit Davis Rd
Aside from Bulldog pride, UGA is rich with history. Bring the kids to tour the campus, ring the victory bell, and take home some Bulldog gear. They’ll be pleasantly tired from all the fun and running around on beautiful expanses of grassy fields.
Address: 405 College Station Rd
Unleash that Bulldog pride and remember the glory days with a day at the museum. Remember great moments in history as well as your favorite Georgia players.
Address: Corner of Lumpkin St. and Pinecrest Dr.
A night at the Georgia Theatre for a family-friendly show is one of our favorite things to do in Athens with kids. Or, you can ditch the kids and have a well-deserved date night – we won’t judge.
Address: 215 N. Lumpkin St.
Price: Varies (average $12-20)
With various programs and exhibitions, this museum has something to bring out the artist in us all. Be sure to visit the gallery and listen in on one of the “artist talks” scheduled.
Address: 90 Carlton Street