Looking to have some family-friendly fun with the kids this weekend? Atlanta has a lot to offer kids, from tots to teens. From adventurous thrills to more laid-back choices, we’ve compiled this list of the best things to do on the weekend with kids.
Featuring more than 500 species from around the world in 10 million gallons of water, Georgia Aquarium is overflowing with exciting and informative exhibits. Don’t miss the dolphin show and be sure to check out the animal encounters.
Ever wanted to learn everything there is to know about America’s favorite beverage? At World of Coca-Cola you can. Sample from more than 100 different Coca-Cola products from around the world, get a peek inside the history of this famous beverage and see how it is bottled.
With more than 1,000 animals, representing more than 200 species from around the world, Zoo Atlanta has much to offer in the way of education and entertainment. Be sure to check out the website prior to your visit for year-around events and educational opportunities by age. Kids can blow off steam at The Naked Mole Rat playground or KIDZone rides and attraction area. Pack a change of clothes for your kids and let them cool off in Splash Fountain, open seasonally.
Explore your wild side with more than 40 rides and 11 roller coasters. Three children’s areas offer milder entertainment for the smaller set. Also, you can cool off in Hurricane Harbor, an interactive water park.
Chattahoochee Nature Center
Get outside and explore at CNC’s 127-acre center where you can hike, play and discover various natural habitats and educational displays. Pack a picnic, visit the nature theater and participate in various educational programs focusing on natural science and ecology. Check the calendar for upcoming special family activities like canoeing and night hikes.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Geared especially for kids to learn through play, this is the largest children’s museum in Georgia, and its state-of-the-art center is divided into six learning zones and rotating feature exhibits.
Great Wolf Lodge
A great mini-vacation destination, nearby Great Wolf Lodge offers tons of activities for the entire family. There is an indoor water park plus character appearances, Camp H.O.W.L- kids activity camp, story times, pajama parties and so much more. Great Wolf is located in LaGrange, Ga.
Center for Puppetry Arts
There are two museums in one with workshops and performances, and all of that makes CPA a great destination for the young and young at heart. Visit the amazing works of Jim Henson, view puppets from around the globe, participate in puppet-making workshops and take in a show.
For something a little more low-key but equally as fun, check out one of the 21 best playgrounds in Atlanta.
Also, check this list of 50 ideas for Atlanta family fun.
Originally published June 2018.
Joleen Pete lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the family travel blogger behind Love, Joleen.