What is there to do in Atlanta this weekend with kids?

Atlanta is known for being one of the most vibrant cities in the south, with tons of museums, attractions, cultural events, and outdoor activities for all ages and interest levels. You might be surprised to learn that Atlanta is super fun for kids! If you’ve only got a weekend to get a taste of what Atlanta offers, check out this list of best things to do in Atlanta with kids, and prepare to fall in love with this city.

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  • Atlanta is a sports town and children will love attending games of local colleges, such as Georgia Tech, Oglethorpe University, Kennesaw State, Georgia State, Agnes Scott and Emory.
  • For professional sports, we truly have something for everyone. There’s the Atlanta Dream for professional women’s basketball, the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta United Soccer and the Atlanta Rollergirls (roller derby).


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  • Love puppets? Definitely check out the Center For Puppetry Arts, a museum which features a collection of more than 200 puppets from around the world, and regular productions of puppet plays.
  • Crazy for cars? Trek down to the Atlanta Motor Speedway and see if there’s a car show or drag race taking place. You can also check out Tiny Towne!
  • Keen to visit several Atlanta attractions during your visit? Check out CityPass, which gets you admission for 5 different popular attractions at majorly discounted prices.

Indoor fun:

  • Want to play? Head over to LEGOland Discovery Center for an afternoon of fun and imagination, plus lot of Lego tips!
  • Looking for indoor adventure? Andretti Indoor Karting, Xdrenaline Trampoline Park, and iFly Indoor Skydiving all have plenty of thrills.
  • Like to roller skate? Roll into Sparkles Family Fun Center or Cascade Skating Rink.
  • Love to read? Swing by the Little Shop of Stories to browse books or even hear a story read aloud
  • Let kids really cool off by ice skating. There are two rinks, in Center Ice Arena in Sandy Springs and the Ice Forum in Duluth, that provide great exercise and for those new to skating, there are lessons throughout the year.
  • You’ll have kids jumping (literally) for joy at several trampoline parks in the metro area. Among the best are Adventure Air Sports in Kennesaw, Jumpstreet Trampoline Park in Lawrenceville and XDrenaline in Marietta. Families will enjoy spending the day at Tiny Towne, a family-oriented, high-tech “edu-tainment” center that gives kids, ages three and up, driving experience. The cars and tracks are designed to accommodate kids of all ages in a safe and controlled environment.

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If you’re keen for a mini-road trip and want to venture just outside of atlanta, here are a couple of ideas:

  • Babyland General Hospital is where Cabbage Patch dolls are “born”. There’s an actual hospital, with doctors and everything.
  • Margaritaville at Lanier Islands includes water slides, a wave pool, and lots of entertainment.
  • The Wild Animal Safari is worth a trip , giving you a glimpse of giraffes, tigers, zebras, and much more.
  • Pick fruit at one of the many orchards and farms around the city
  • INK is a museum in Gainesville in which each room is a small, kid-sized part of a neighborhood, including a tiny grocery store, post office, bank, train, and more.

Examples of kid-friendly places to eat:

  • Breakfast places include Highland Bakery, Rise-n-Dine, and Le Petit Marche.
  • Lunch places include Treehouse Restaurant and Pub, Grindhouse Killer Burgers, and the Varsity.
  • Dinner places include Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, Zoe’s Kitchen, and Holy Taco.

These are just a few — well, more than a few — suggestions to do with children in Atlanta. But, the best thing to do is just be together and explore this wonderful city.

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