Tyke Hike Resumes In-Person Hikes for Families this Fall
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 resume in-person family hikes this fall. 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 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.
How do birds look through those DIY Tyke Hike binoculars?
Sat Oct 10, 9:30am @ Herbert Taylor Park and Daniel Johnson Nature Preserve
Give a hoot! Fun with Pinecone Owls
Tues Oct 13, 1:30pm @ Orme Park
Wed Oct 14, 9:30am @ Sunken Garden Park
Sat Oct 17, 9:30am @ Deepdene Park
Happy Halloween! Do pumpkins float? Don your costumes and come find out!
Tues Oct 27, 1:30pm @ Ansley Park
Wed Oct 28, 9:30am @ Herbert Taylor Park and Daniel Johnson Nature Preserve
“I am so excited to safely connect in person with families this fall 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 school programs.