Best Kid-Friendly Things to Do on Weekends in Atlanta

We're here to help you find something to do with the kids on any weekend.
  • Kids love all there is to do and see at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. (Benjamin A. Pete)
    Kids love all there is to do and see at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. (Benjamin A. Pete)
  • Catch a show and check out the museum at the Center for Puppetry Arts. (Joleen Pete)
    Catch a show and check out the museum at the Center for Puppetry Arts. (Joleen Pete)
  • Georgia Aquarium delights people of all ages.  (Joleen Pete)
    Georgia Aquarium delights people of all ages. (Joleen Pete)
  • Make a splash and more at one of Atlanta's best playgrounds. (Joleen Pete)
    Make a splash and more at one of Atlanta's best playgrounds. (Joleen Pete)

Itching to get out of the house with your kids this weekend? Check out our choices for a fun staycation day out in Atlanta with the kiddos, from tots to teens. From adventurous thrills to more laid-back choices, we’ve lined up some fun weekend things to do that the entire family can enjoy together.

  • Georgia Aquarium 
    Featuring more than 500 species from around the world in 10 million gallons of water, the Georgia Aquarium is overflowing with exciting and informative exhibits. Don’t miss the dolphin show and be sure to check out the animal encounters.

  • World of Coca-Cola
    Ever wanted to learn everything there is to know about America’s favorite beverage? At World of Coca-Cola you can. Sample 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.

  • Six Flags Over Georgia 
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Great Wolf Lodge
    A great mini -vacation destination, 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.

  • 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 one of the 21 best playgrounds in Atlanta

Also, check out this list of 50 ideas for Atlanta family fun.

Joleen Pete lives in an Atlanta 'burb 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 family travel and lifestyle blogger behind Love, Joleen. 

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