Ahoy, matey!

No wonder kids love pirates – they get to find buried treasure and sail upon the sea. Talk Like a Pirate Day is Sept. 19, so get ye talking right or be faced to walk the plank. Here are some ideas for swashbuckling fun.

Everyday Treasures

Pirate’s Cove is a miniature golf theme park with planks to walk across as you putt your way through waterfalls, caves and natural treasures of a pirate island.  3380 Venture Pkwy., Duluth. 770-623-4184. piratescove.net
Mason Mill Park has a pirate-themed slide that will have your children and their buckos screaming “arrgh!” as they speed down. 1340 McConnell Dr., Decatur. 404-679-1349

Dig for Booty

Ready to have ye hearties find their own treasure? Parents will have to set up the booty.  Fill a chest or a large plastic tub about three-quarters full of sand, then add as much treasure you like – gold doubloons chocolate candy, plastic swords, faux jewels, dimes and quarters and more. Have a small plastic shovel or gardening tool to help your child find the loot.

Sail On Over

Pirates from the Atlanta Pirates and Wenches Guild will be roaming the streets during the Little 5 Points’ 5Arts Fest noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. Have your children dress up so they can join the pirate lads and lasses. Euclid Avenue NE, Atlanta. 844-695-2787. 5artsfest.com
Bring your prince, princess or pirate for a day of royal treatment and fun during the Georgia Aquarium’s Pirate and Princess Day, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13.  Free entry for children 12 and younger dressed in costume with paying adult.  225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta. 404-581-4000. georgiaaquarium.org
Help your pirate find their way to the “hidden treasure” (also known as the exit) in Jaemor Farms pirate ship themed corn maze. 5340 Cornelia Hwy., Alto. 770-869-3999. jaemorfarms.com

Pirates on the Horizon

In December, Pirates and Princess Adventure will sweep in for a never-before-seen Disney Live Tour at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Dec. 13-14. Go on an adventure with Sofia the First and her family with special guest Cinderella, then swing into Neverland with Jake and his mateys, Cubby and Izzy, has they defend their doubloons from Captain Hook. Tickets start at $23. 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta. 770-916-2800. cobbenergycentre.com

– Camille Moore


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