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.
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
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
Georgia Aquarium’s Pirate and Princess Day. Bring your prince, princess or pirate for a day of royal treatment and fun. 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
Jaemor Farms. 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
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