Fun outdoor activities for kids

TreeTop Adventure

Now that school’s back in session, the temperature has dropped just enough to make it a delight to be outdoors. Bye, bye to the sweaty, hot, sticky summer.  It’s time to enjoy the outdoors.

If you’re a parent and you’re looking for fun outdoor activities for kids, we’ve got a lot to offer here at Callaway Gardens.

In fact, we have a wonderful family-friendly package available this fall. It’s the Nature Naturally Outdoor Weekend Package taking place November 11 through November 13, 2011.

The package includes two nights’ stay at the Mountain Creek Inn, a cookout on Friday night, TreeTop Adventure, Laser Tag and Raptor Walk on Saturday and boating on Sunday morning.

Of course, the package includes admission to our world-class gardens featuring the Day Butterfly Center, the Sibley Horticultural Center, live Birds of Prey Shows, seven miles of hiking trails and our 10-mile Discovery Bicycle Trail.

The price? Rates start at $179.50 per person for two nights based on double occupancy.

Other options

Can’t make it that weekend? We’ve actually got fun outdoor activities for kids year-round. Check out our events calendar for more ideas. Here are a few highlights:

Visit Mr. Cason’s Vegetable Garden: This 7.5 acre garden offers lots of opportunities for kids to learn about plants and vegetables. Parents who enjoy gardening will also leave inspired.

Check out TreeTop Adventure: Our newest attraction features five zip lines ranging in length from 44 to 210 feet long as well as 19 other sections with ladders, wires, logs, discs, netting and other suspended surfaces. All told, the TreeTop Adventure spans 1,500 feet in length and 30 feet in the air above the forest floor. Reservations are strongly suggested.

Get wet at Robin Lake Beach: The beach will be open for several days in September. As always, there’s a hub bub of activities that the kids will love at Robin Lake Beach: a childrens’ playground, table tennis, swimming, sunbathing, blaster boats, water skiing and more.

Take a hike: One of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors at Callaway Gardens is to go for a long walk along one of our more than seven miles of hiking trails. Each trail has its own characteristics, view and difficulty level. We have eight trails to choose from.

For more on what we have to offer, check out Callaway Gardens’ main website.


Explore All of Callaway

Beach & Water Sports

Swimming, water skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing on Robin Lake

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TreeTop Adventure

Climb and zip through the trees on this fun forest course

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Butterfly Center

Meet over 1,000 colorful butterflies face-to-face

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Birds of Prey Shows

Discover the strength, speed, and beauty of these magnificent creatures

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Hiking & Biking Trails

Explore Callaway’s 2,500 acres by foot or by bicycle

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The Gardens

Drink in the beauty of azaleas, hydrangeas, and other woodland wonders

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Fantasy In Lights

One of National Geographic’s Top 10 Holiday Light Displays

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Summer Family Adventure

An authentic Georgia outdoor family getaway like no other

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Enjoy mouthwatering, chef-prepared cuisine at an array of restaurants

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Balloon Festival

Watch beautiful balloons aglow or enjoy your own tethered balloon ride

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Symphony on the Sand

A night beneath the stars with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

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Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard

Tournament for the greatest athletes in competitive watersports

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Some of the best lake fishing in the southeastern United States

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