Top 20 Action-Packed Things to Do in Atlanta
Is the family headed for couch potato status? It’s time to get moving! Round everyone up and head out for an action-packed, family-friendly adventure in metro Atlanta. These are some of our favorite spots to have fun while being active.
Adventure Air Sports
Swing on a trapeze into a giant foam pit, jump on multiple trampoline areas, play dodgeball or dunk basketballs in hoops. Challenge friends to the battle beams or the large ninja warrior obstacle course.
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games
Race high-speed karts around a track (tracks separated by age and height) then try out the laser tag arena. Climb high above on the ropes courses and zip line (Roswell location only) and bowl on the race-themed lanes.
Funopolis Family Fun Center
Start with the bumper cars inside or bumper boats outside, then check out the Pharaoh’s Revenge escape room. Go-karts, laser tag, spider zone climbing area, mini-golf and more.
Fun Spot America – Atlanta
This mini-amusement park features several rides to fit different levels of thrills. Try the kiddie Ferris wheel, Drop Zone, laser tag, Giant Swing and more. A new multi-level go-kart track will open this summer.
Gravity Indoor Trampoline Park
Jump to new heights in the Fly Zone or Newton’s Zone for younger jumpers. Play ultimate dodge ball, drop into foam pits or battle friends on the Battle Beams. Test skills in the Wipeout game while ducking and moving to stay up.
Not only does this location have black light mini-golf inside, it also has two 18-hole mini-golf courses outside that are railroad and mining themed. Climb under and over laser beams in the laser maze and stretch limits by climbing up the Clip ‘n Climb towers.
Main Event Entertainment
Go bowling, try out the multi-level laser tag arena or the gravity ropes, where you hook up to a zip line and brave rope bridges.
Malibu Grand Prix
The Buccaneer Cove water play area is a perfect place to cool off on hot days. Climb aboard the go-karts and take a spin around the track. Play mini-golf or practice hitting in the batting cages.
Metro Fun Center
Bounce on inflatables, bowl on one of the 38 lanes or roller skate. The laser tag area is also a fun pick.
Mojobas Fun Factory
Kids can feel like a robot by strapping into the Cyborbots and controlling movements. Jump on inflatables, through the obstacle course or down slides. Try the batting cages or climbing wall.
Bowl or climb on the light-up rock wall. Play in the Balladium, a blacklight arena with foam balls to shoot at targets. Try the laser tag maze and the bumper cars.
Stars and Strikes
Bowl at any location, and enjoy bumper cars, laser tag and virtual reality adventures at select locations.
Xdrenaline Trampoline Park
Jump on tons of different types of trampolines from tumbling tracks to basketball dunking zones. Try the rock wall, dodgeball area, ninja course and places to jump into foam pits.
Explore a Nature Preserve
With so many fantastic (and often free!) nature centers around the metro area, there’s lots to do on the green scene. Climb trees, hunt for frogs and other small animals, wade in rivers and streams, and hike the trails.
From the rustic to the newly renovated, Atlanta has some of the best playgrounds in the South. Swing, spin and slide the day away. On particularly warm afternoons, a sprayground or water park is just the place to cool off. Fortunately, there are fountains, splash pads, water parks and public pools to choose from, so you’re bound to find one nearby.
See a Race at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Attend a race at this track in Hampton for high-speed action. Teens and adults can even get behind the wheel of a racecar or be a passenger with different Driving School experiences offered. The Thursday Thunder Legends Series runs from May to August, and includes races, giveaways and other activities. Visit the website for full schedule of events.
What a rush! Skydive safely at the iFly facility on Cobb Parkway in Atlanta. After pre-flight training, get ready to jump and then float on air.
Wakeboard on the Lake
If you’ve wanted to try something more challenging than paddle boarding, give wakeboarding a try. Terminus Wake Park is a cable wake facility that teaches all ages, from beginners and up. There’s also a massive inflatable obstacle course on the water!
Climb a Mountain
You can climb the mountain, tackle rock walls and rope bridges, get sprayed by gushing geysers, swing through treetop adventure courses, learn dino-themed science through hands-on activities, play mini-golf… we could go on and on. For a day of action and fun, Stone Mountain Park has plenty of choices.
Practice Driving Tiny Towne-Drive Safely
Kids can have a driving experience very close to being on the road at Tiny Towne. Learn driving rules with simulators and interactive models, then jump right into a car. The tracks are separated by age range and have age-appropriate cars. Kids can even earn a Tiny Towne driving permit after following the rules of the road. Prices vary by experience.
Ride a Bike
From the Silver Comet Trail to the Atlanta BeltLine, scenic and smooth bike paths abound in the metro area. Pack a picnic and lunch along the way.
Golf without Clubs
Toss small frisbee-like discs into a target as you follow the course through woods and scenic parks. Even little ones can participate, and the cost of equipment is minimal. Check out our list of favorite disc golf courses in the area.
Strap into a go-kart and race around a track. Try Andretti Indoor Karting and Games for speedy electric or gas karts, racing simulators and more. K1 Speed, the outdoor track at Malibu Grand Prix or Atlanta Motorsports Park also offer different types of racing. Prices and hours vary by location.
Hunt for Hidden Treasure
Search for geocaches or letterboxes around the parks, landmarks and neighborhoods of Atlanta. Find small trinkets or stamp your journal to prove you were there! These are great activities that kids can lead. Half the fun is the search, which can take you on long or short walks, many times off the beaten path.