You may be surprised to find there are a variety of entertaining and affordable dad-friendly activities to choose from throughout the county. Although Henry County, Georgia has plenty of experiences that are fun for dad no matter what day of the year it is, this list includes activities that you can take part in this weekend.
Celebrating Father’s Day on Saturday
Does free time equal tee time for the dad in your life? McDonough is home to The Cotton Fields Golf Course – consisting of 150 acres of scenic farmland that has been transformed into an 18-hole public course. Practice on the greens, browse the pro shop or grab goodies at the snack bar as you spend time with dad, taking part in a pastime that he enjoys.
For every dad that appreciates good craftsmanship, there is BarnBeautiful. This newly-opened shop, located in Stockbridge’s Mainstreet, offers a variety of hand-crafted custom furnishings and art made from reclaimed barn wood. There is even a glass window that provides a view of the workspace where these pieces are created. This place is basically a woodworker’s dream.
Help dad choose from a menu of specialty or build-your-own pizzas. Pastas, salads, sandwiches, calzones and desserts help round out the Lovin’ Oven Pizzeria menu. You and dad are sure to be impressed by the impressive dough-tossing skills displayed by cooks preparing your pie. Choose a cold beverage from their drink menu and you’re ready to chow down with dad.
A free tour of the Heritage Park Veterans Museum, particularly a tour given by one of the volunteer veterans, is an experience like no other. A large part of what makes this museum unique is its focus on the story of each piece within the museum and the ties that these items have to individuals. This is one Father’s Day activity everyone in the family can appreciate.
Is dad a literature lover? Surround him with everything from classic works to modern bestsellers. A perk of grabbing a good read at Speakeasy Bookstore is that you can pair it with a delicious caffeinated beverage. Call ahead and your drink order will be ready for you. You can take your book and drink to-go or you can sit and chat with dad for a while.
Celebrating Father’s Day on Sunday
Starlite Family Fun Center (Stockbridge, McDonough)
Lace up those skates and join dad in letting loose at Starlite Family Fun Center. Along with roller skating, Starlite also offers arcade games, laser tag and an indoor playground. This Father’s Day outing serves as great entertainment for the kids in your family or for the inner-child in every adult.
From leaping into cushy foam squares to epic slam dunks, the wall-to-wall trampolines at Sky Zone offer you and dad a high-flying day of fun. You’ll also find an arcade, flat-screen televisions and massage chairs at Sky Zone. Visit on Father’s Day and dad gets an hour of jumping for free!
How about treating dad to an afternoon of berry-picking, fun games with the kids, and a visit to the market at Southern Belle Farm? Fill up a basket with fresh fruit then browse the market that offers everything from fresh-made ice cream and cobblers to beef, veggies, cider and preserves. The kids will enjoy petting farm animals alongside dad in addition to the other kid-friendly activities available on the farm.
Start Father’s Day with a hearty breakfast from Bridgeview Country Cooking. If Sunday morning won’t work, you can also enjoy lunch and dinner at Bridgeview with the bonus of daily specials. Affordably-priced menu items and generous helpings just might make Bridgeview Country Cooking a favorite with dad.
Locust Grove Train Watching Platform
Did you know that over 40 trains pass through Locust Grove each day? If the dad in your life is a train enthusiast, he’ll probably love the fact that there is a platform in Downtown Locust Grove where you can comfortably view the trains passing. After you’ve exerted energy playing or you’re still recovering from the big meal you ate, trainspotting is a nice way to unwind on Father’s Day.
Planning Your Father’s Day Weekend
Hours vary at these locations so be sure to call ahead to ensure your Father’s Day plans go over smoothly. These activities are a great way to not only celebrate dad by spending time with him in ways that you may have never considered, it could also be your family’s first introduction to the wide range of offerings that Henry County has. If you don’t get a chance to visit some of these locations, make future plans to visit Henry County this summer to enjoy family fun that’s also budget-friendly.