Celebrate dad with a weekend full of fun. From exploring WildWoods at Fernbank to whipping up a delicious but simple supper on the grill, you’re guaranteed to exceed his expectations this Father’s Day in Atlanta. Keep reading for more ways to have fun with kids, below.

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Hands-On Activities

Visit Alice in Wonderland Reimagined at Atlanta Botanical Garden
In addition to the towering White Rabbit, sprawling chess board and heart “trees,” and Cheshire Cat perched nearby in the Garden, look for a 16-foot Red Queen and an all-new 14-foot Alice rotating in the Howell Fountain pool as she plummets down the “rabbit hole.”Find everything you need to know here.

Take a Walk in WildWoods at Fernbank
Fernbank Museum is now open daily 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1-3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Online tickets are required. Travel around the world and back in time as you discover live animals, amazing places, ancient fossils, prehistoric cultures and new science discoveries inside the museum, and outdoor exhibits, breathtaking walking trails, a canopy walk, native wildlife and nature playgrounds in the 75-acre WildWoods and Fernbank Forest. For more details, click here.

Create a Garden with Your Kids
Grab a trowel, select seeds, and check out these easy ideas for gardening with kids. We’ve got everything from a vegetable garden to ideas for small gardens and even an indoor herb garden—no green thumb or acres of yard space required.

Fire Up the Grill
Want to take the typical burger recipe up a notch? Check out these delicious recipes for a memorable grilling-out experience for Dad.

Visit an Alpaca Farm
Spend some time with beautiful alpacas during a socially-distanced barn tour at Creekwater Farm. On the barn tour, you and your family will be able to get in the pen with alpacas and pet and feed them. They also have goats, bunnies, and pigs, which means this barn tour is a great outdoor activity to do with your friends and family. Click here for the details.

Go Fishing
With these local fishing spots, your kids will fall hook, line, and sinker for this easygoing past time that doesn’t break the bank or require tons of planning—but can still allow for responsible social distancing while getting out of the house! For the price of a fishing license (available online) and the time it takes to get there, you’re guaranteed to catch a whopper of a memory.

See Wild Animals from Your Own Car
From the comfort of your own vehicle, you can travel through a 3.5-mile drive experiencing hundreds of animals. Many animals will come right up to your vehicle for a greeting. Come face-to-face with a camel, a watusi, a zebra or hand feed an American bison. You’ll see elk, water buffalo, giraffes and more running free. With 75 species of animals and over 550 of them on 500 acres, families are in for an eye full. Here’s the scoop.


Virtual Adventures

The Science of Superpowers 
Science of SuperPowers- Iron Man’s Suit lets you learn about the science behind one of your favorite heroes’ powers. Students will review the engineering design process and use that method of design to create a superhero suit inspired by the technology of Ironman’s very famous suit. Find out more here.

Online Comedy Camp
Campers exercise their sense of play through improv games and learn the foundation of The Second City’s unique brand of comedy. Teachers will work with young improvisers to help enhance their ability to communicate with others and develop confidence in their own creativity, all while working as part of an ensemble. No previous experience required. Camps end with a virtual show where the students show off what they’ve learned. Check it out here.

Daddy & Me Karate Fitness
Are you ready to learn the coolest karate ever? Celebrate Father’s Day and take a class with your dad or someone you love to see who has the best moves. Start your journey as a martial artist and develop life skills with Action Karate. For more info, check this out.

Hip Hop Boys
Ready to get the kids’ energy out? Join a live zoom class or video to move and dance. The instructor starts with a stretch, a HipHop isolation, dancing HipHop routines following the teacher and playing interactive dance games. Music and movement are kid appropriate, grandma approved. Check it out here.

Father’s Day Ballpark Food Virtual Workshop
Take dad out to the ballgame with this culinary adventure! Even though we cannot be at the games this year, one thing that’s still achievable is enjoying the concession stands’ menus and chilled drinks with our Dads. Join this workshop to make easy ball-park inspired treats with your kiddos. Menu: Stuffed pretzel bites (sausage, cheese), Nacho chicken tenders with buffalo and queso dipping sauce, Red-White-Blue roasted potatoes, and Bourbon banana split. Get in on the action here.

Check out our incredible virtual adventure calendar here for more options!

—Shelley Massey


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