Summer Bucket List: Week 6

Beat the Heat! 5 Cool Things to Check off Your List.

This week let your imagination soar at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta, float down the river with $10 Rivertubing, celebrate summer at McDaniel Farm, play archaeologist while staying cool and have it made in the shade at Brook Run park. 

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta

Join us at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta for a fantastic, fun, creative experience. It’s like jumping into the biggest box of LEGO® bricks ever! With 15 different attractions to explore, all included in the price of admission, it’s the perfect place for a day of indoor fun.


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Summer Celebration at McDaniel Farm

In celebration of the summer season, bring your family and enjoy a tour of the 1930s McDaniel Farm property. Examine tools and technology from Gwinnett's early farming days. Spend time making (and eating!) homemade ice cream while listening to engaging stories of life on the McDaniel Family Farm. Pre-registration is required and may be completed at We encourage you to register early to secure your spot in this fun, family program! Program Fee: $6 per person. July 11 and 25, 10:00 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Ice Excavation

Freeze plastic toys into blocks of ice for kids to excavate! Fill plastic cups or small food storage containers about two-thirds full with water, and then drop one or two small toys into each container. Freeze each container until the water is a solid block of ice, then remove the ice block and place outside in a large plastic bowl or metal baking dish. Now, let the kids figure out how to get the toys out of the ice. Offer options such as squirt guns filled with warm water, salt, or cups of warm water. Older kids can chip away at the ice with metal forks or butter knives. For a fun twist, try tinting the water blue with food color and using ocean-themed toys, or pair green water with tiny dinosaur toys.

Children’s Adventure Garden, Brook Run Park

This expansive playground provides loads to do: slides and swings of varying sizes, monkey bars galore, and a multicolored tunnel. The four clusters of colorful play structures provide areas for all ages. Parents also appreciate the protective rubberized matting that cushions falls and the canopies that cover all play structures. 4770 N. Peachtree Rd., Dunwoody.

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