20 Awesome Atlanta Spring Break Events for Kids and Teens

Need Atlanta spring break ideas? These 20 things to do are sure to be a hit.
  • Kids love creating art at the High.
    Kids love creating art at the High.
  • There are several local nature centers offering day camps over spring break. (Joleen Pete Photography)
    There are several local nature centers offering day camps over spring break. (Joleen Pete Photography)
  • Get wild at Zoo Atlanta.
    Get wild at Zoo Atlanta.
  • Explore the outdoors at Camp Serenbe.
    Explore the outdoors at Camp Serenbe.

Spring break is fast approaching and you’re probably wondering what to do with the kids. Fear not! We’ve assembled a list of 20 fun spring break things to do with kids in Atlanta, things that are sure to create lasting memories. There is something for everyone in the family, from preschoolers to teenagers. 

  1. Atlanta Botanical Garden Spring Day Camp, April 2 - 6
    Families can spend time in the Children's Garden learning about flowers and animals waking from winter’s slumber. Exploration, activities and art. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  2. Alliance Theatre Spring Break Camps, April 2 - 6
    Does your child lean a bit toward the dramatic? Your young thespian will thrive at one of Alliance Theatre’s amazing day camps. The Alliance offers musical theater and performing arts camps for kids grades K through 12, broken down by age and interest.

  3. Atlanta Science Festival, March 9 - 24
    This fun festival full of hands-on activities, tours, performances and more travels around the city and culminates in the free exploration expo, with more than 100 interactive demos, activities and exhibits. The expo takes place on March 24 in Piedmont Park.

  4. Caboose Days, April 7 and 8
    Choo Choo! Train lovers will want to check out Caboose Days at the Southeastern Railway Museum. Two fun-filled days of all things cabooses. Temporary tattoos, slide shows, caboose hunt, food and rides for nominal fees.

  5. campMODA, April 2 - 6
    Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) offers fun and educational STEAM-based camps for kids in grades K through 10, with various tech-related activities ranging from Minecraft to LEGOS to Robots.

  6. Musical Theatre Classes March 6 through April 17
    Introduction to Musical Theatre Class is for students ages 8-16. Students will use scripts, songs and scenes to combine the musical theater disciplines of acting, singing and dancing. Check details at Gracepointe School.

  7. CNC Spring Break Camp, April 2 - 6
    If your kids, grades K through 7, are into the outdoors, check out Camp Kingfisher’s Spring Break Camp at Chattahoochee Nature Center. This five-day camp experience is filled with exciting ecology-related activities, both indoors and out. Kids will experience animal encounters, outdoor play and nature hikes, as well as traditional camp fun like crafts, songs and skits.

  8. Community PlayDay, March 3
    Families and kids will learn about and experience the benefits of play through games and challenges that will help communities imagine how their neighborhoods can become more active and playful areas. There will be music, food and family fun, all for free.

  9. Dunwoody Nature Center Spring Break Camp, April 2 - 6
    Day campers ages 4 through 5th grade will explore the forest, Wildcat Creek and learn about flowers, birds and more. Registration opens Feb. 20. 

  10. Garden Stories at Smith-Gilbert Gardens, March 14
    Children ages 2 through 6 and those that care for them will enjoy garden-related story time and activities such as crafts, dance or organized play at Smith-Gilbert Gardens. Admission is $5 per member; $7 non-member and includes admission to story time and the gardens all day. 

  11. High Museum Spring Break Art Camp: Planet eARTH, April 2 - 6
    Budding artists, 1st through 6th grades, explore the High Museum of Art's permanent collection as they travel through the galleries and create their own masterpieces during workshops.They will discover patterns in the African art collection, mosaics in the folk and self-taught art galleries, and much more.

  12. Kennesaw State University Spring Break Camps, April 3 through 7
    KSU offers spring break camps for grades 1 through 12. Check the website for offerings like Junior Chef’s Academy, Computer Game Design, and Tykes and Bytes LEGO Robotics.

  13. The Wizard of Oz, March 6 - 18
    Kids ages 4+ and their caretakers will enjoy Center for Puppetry Arts’ production of "The Wizard of Oz." Kids will celebrate America’s rich musical heritage as Dorothy travels down the Yellow Brick Road to find out why the Lion, the Tinman and the Strawman are all singing the blues.

  14. Safari Day Camp, April 2 - 6
    Budding zoo keepers or veterinarians ages 5 through 11 will be wild about the Safari Day Camps at Zoo Atlanta. Check the calendar for each day’s theme (Example: April 2 is Super Slime Day). Zoo Atlanta will bring out the animal in your child through hands-on learning, nature discovery and wildlife appreciation.

  15. Camp Serenbe Spring Break Day Camp, April 2 - 6 
    Campers ages 5 through 12 will experience quality time with nature, fun on the farm, animal feedings, hayrides, crafts and hiking. Swimming and some other activities will vary based on weather. Monday through Friday with a full or half day option.
  16. Sheep to Shawl, April 7
    Visit the Atlanta History Center to learn all about the process of wool cloth making, from shearing to weaving, in this fun family-friendly program at Smith Family Farm. Enjoy hands-on activities and demos including blacksmithing, candle making, cooking and music.

  17. Magic Monday Egg Hunt, March 12
    The wonderful Smith Family Farm at Atlanta History Center is the place to go for this egg hunt. Bunny hop on over for eggs, natch, plus fun, games and prizes.

  18. Spring Break Six Flags Over Georgia, March 31 - April 8
    Thrill seekers will be excited to have the opportunity to visit Six Flags over Georgia during the spring break holiday. Visit the website for daily hours, as they will vary throughout the week.

  19. Spring FUN Break, March 31 - April 8
    Celebrate the beauty of spring with a memorable day at Stone Mountain Park. Enjoy exciting attractions including SkyHike, Geyser Towers, Summit Skyride, Ride The Ducks and more. Pack a lunch and enjoy one of many picnic areas throughout the park.

  20. Trees Atlanta Spring Break Camp, April 2 through 6
    Junior TreeKeepers explore the outdoors with hands-on activities in environmental science by biking the Atlanta BeltLine, taking field trips to local attractions and more.

  • Bonus: PADV 9th Annual Teen Summit, March 3
    Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) hosts this free event at Decatur High School. It focuses on empowering teens and adults to deepen the dialogue on teen dating violence and prompt next steps.

Joleen Pete lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their 5-year-old son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the professional photographer behind Joleen Pete Photography and family blogger behind Love, Joleen.

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