While the kids are out of school, families can take an affordable day trip to enjoy train rides, pony rides, paddle boats, cane pole fishing, a petting zoo, swimming, and more…
The Rock Ranch, LLC is preparing for a two-week series of public events that will allow families to enjoy a day of fun at The Rock Ranch for only $8 per person. These hands-on, educational and entertaining day trip opportunities will begin July 14 and continue through July 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. The Rock Ranch is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
The Rock Ranch has offered educational school field trips for years and it hosts public events throughout the year with its primary season being Fall Family Fun Days on Saturdays, September through October.
“Fun in the Summertime” marks the first time the ranch has been open for public admission during the summer.
“We are excited to allow families an opportunity to visit The Rock Ranch while kids are out of school,” said Event Director Adam Pugh. “This series of events allows for children to have a full day of fun outdoors and be educated while playing with their family.”
All activities are included in the $8 admission price. Concessions will be sold or families can bring a picnic lunch.
Activities include locomotive train rides, hay rides, pony rides, paddle boats, cane pole fishing, Slide Hill, The Farmland Petting Zoo, The Corn Box, family bicycles, The Giant Jumping Pillow, swimming in the pool, The Earthworm Station, The Cow Milking Simulator, and The Georgia Wildlife Station.
Educational stations will be conducted before lunch. Some activities will be open all day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and others will be open from 1 to 5 p.m.
Picnics and coolers are allowed. No pets or alcohol will be permitted.
The Rock Ranch recently hosted its 10th anniversary of Celebrate America at The Rock Ranch. Celebrate America, an annual patriotic event, saw 7,500 guests in attendance for a day of fun, music, food and fireworks.
During Celebrate America, The Rock Ranch awarded free Chick-fil-A meals for a year to winner Pamela Davis of Barnesville, Ga. Another lucky winner, Laura Brown of The Rock, won the $5,000 first prize in the Great American Duck Derby at Celebrate America.
The Great American Duck Derby saw over 9,000 ducks race downstream at The Rock Ranch to raise money for Stepping Stones Educational Therapy Center. This charity provides care for children with special needs and provides child development for all children.
The fireworks at The Rock Ranch followed a patriotic program to honor our troops and veterans that included a concert by national Christian recording artist Andrew Carlton.
“The fireworks show was amazing – they lasted forever and it was so dark when the lights were turned off at the ranch, that the fireworks really looked great, they reflected off the water and it felt like they were right up on you,” said Griffin resident Brad Glass.
Tammy Maddux of Columbus said, “Celebrate America was wonderful. It was very hot, but it was worth it! My kids loved riding the train, playing in the corn box and watching the watermelon cannon. The music was great and the fireworks were better than any I’ve seen in Georgia.”
The Rock Ranch (5020 Barnesville Hwy) is the personal ranch of Chick-fil-A founder
S. Truett Cathy and provides wholesome family entertainment in an agricultural setting. Dedicated to the purpose of “uniting families to the land and each other”, The Rock Ranch hosts school field trips, Conestoga Wagon camping excursions, corporate picnics and public entertainment through its Fall Family Fun Days and other special events. In much the same way as Truett Cathy has made it his personal mission to teach young people and provide them with good, quality role models, The Rock Ranch seeks to use its setting and its amenities as a way to reinforce many of the values and principles that are vital to the development of character in children. For additional information, contact The Rock Ranch at 706-647-6374 or visit www.therockranch.com.
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