Tyke Hike Planning Special Hikes in April to Celebrate Earth Day
Families are looking for safe, novel opportunities to spend time outdoors, and research shows that children who spend time outdoors are more resilient, creative and adaptive.
To help meet this need for Atlanta families, Tyke Hike will continue in-person hikes this spring. Program participants will gather in small, outdoor, distanced groups with limited family units to ensure a special and safe experience for everyone.
Founded by Atlanta native and passionate environmental educator Anne Marie Hoffman, Tyke Hike offers a variety of opportunities for families with young children to experience the outdoors to encourage exploration, spark curiosity and promote physical activity and emotional wellness.
Each 75-minute Family Tyke Hike for children ages 2-5 includes a walk to explore the park, a craft or STEAM activity, story time, and opportunities to get to know each other and play socially-distanced games.
Below is a listing of scheduled Tyke Hike dates/times, themes and locations. Register online at tykehike.com; each program is $25 per child with sibling discounts available.
What Floats? Your Noodle Sailboats!
Wed April 14, 9:30am @ Eubanks Park
Thurs April 15, 3:00pm @ Herbert Taylor Park and Daniel Johnson Nature Preserve
Spring Showers and Rain Sticks, hosted by Trees Atlanta*
Sat April 17, 9:30am @ Morningside Nature Preserve
Celebrate Earth Day and make Nature Crowns with Tyke Hike!
Wed April 21, 9:30am @ Eubanks Park
Thurs April 22, 3:00pm @ Herbert Taylor Park and Daniel Johnson Nature Preserve
Sat April 24, 9:30am @ Blue Heron Nature Preserve
Make and Launch an Outdoor Catapult!
Wed April 28, 9:30am @ Orme Park
Thurs April 29, 3:00pm @ Frazer Forest
Sat May 1, 9:30am @ Deepdene Park
*Register for Tyke Hikes hosted by Trees Atlanta at treesatlanta.org.
“I am so excited to safely connect in person with families this spring and to help them explore some of Atlanta’s hidden and treasured green spaces,” said Anne Marie Hoffman, founder and CEO of Tyke Hike. “I’ve heard from many families that they are looking for new places to play and fun activities to keep children engaged and healthy--and I am looking forward to sharing my love of nature with them.”
Custom Tyke Hikes for learning pods, homeschool groups or others can be arranged. Tyke Hike also offers To-Go activity boxes, themed birthday parties and on/off campus school programs & field trips.
Founded in 2018, Tyke Hike aims to help families, educators and partners raise healthy children by increasing their quality time outdoors. To learn more, visit tykehike.com.