You’ll laugh. You’ll splash. You might even learn. But we promise a Kids in the Boro tour will be a great time for kids of all ages. Here are enough ideas to fill a week of fun – pick your favorites for a great day or action-packed weekend.
Raptors, reptiles and red-eye tree frogs.
The Georgia Southern University Wildlife
Education Center is home to eagles, hawks, owls, falcons and other birds of prey – plus pythons and other snake, 23 kinds of amphibians and a 12-acre wetland preserve. Daily programs, too. Website: www.georgiasouthern.edu/wildlife
Meet the Mosasaur. This Mesozoic dinosaur is the 78 million-years-old centerpiece of the Georgia Southern University Museum. But there’s lots more to do, including hands-on activities plus ever-changing traveling exhibits. Website: www.georgiasouthern.edu/museum
Have a garden party. The Garden of the Coastal Plains at Georgia Southern University brings coastal culture alive. It’s an 11-acre discovery center created around a historic farmstead. Explore the Children’s Garden, experience a one-room School House and enjoy the lush grounds. Website: www.georgiasouthern.edu/garden
Swim and splash. Dive into Splash in the Boro Family Waterpark’s 768,000 gallons of fun? Water slides and lazy rivers, play pools and concession stands make for a wet and wild fun from mid-May through Labor Day. Website: www.splashintheboro.com
Be a pottery artist. Free Spirit Pottery is a paint-your-own ceramics studio where children and adults can paint pre-fired bisque shapes, which will be glazed and kiln fired. A fun experience and a one-of-a-kind memory.Website: www.freespiritpottery.com
Take a hike. Slow down and enjoy a walk down the Blind Willie McTell Trail that connects the Georgia Southern University campus to Downtown Statesboro. Check out the quirky art – a car that’s now a park bench and more. Address: Beginning at Fair Road’s Memorial Park and ending at Downtown’s Triangle Park.
Pack a picnic and play. Mill Creek Regional Park is 155 acres of playgrounds, walking trail and room for a family game of softball. Then relax at a picnic pavilions and maybe catch a game on one of the many ball fields. Website: hwww.bullochrec.com.
Bowling, miniature golf and Laser Tag. The Clubhouse has activities for everyone: bowling, miniature golf, a driving range, batting cages, laser tag and arcade games. There’s even a restaurant to keep you fueled for fun. Website: www.clubhouseathackers.com