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Whether you’re visiting the city or you’re an Atlanta native, there are so many things to do with kids in Atlanta. From top museums to the best thrill-seeker attractions, from quirky spots to the best restaurants for kids, we have lots of ideas to keep kids and you happy.

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12 Destinations for Your Summer Bucket List

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Atlanta Braves

Baseball is just the start of the excitement at an Atlanta Braves game! Visit the Monument Garden, play games at Hope and Will’s Sandlot, and enjoy great food options.

Center for Puppetry Arts

It’s an experience unlike any other, with live puppet shows, workshops, exhibits, and special events. Summer productions include The Ugly Duckling and Mother Goose!

Chattahoochee Nature Center

Hiking, canoeing, or just taking a stroll – CNC has something for everyone. With 127 acres on the Chattahoochee River, the possibilities for fun with nature are infinite!

Cool River Tubing

Shoot the ‘Hooch with Cool River! Cool off, relax and enjoy a leisurely float.


Go on the Decatur Story Walk to search for pretty pages from three children’s books in storefront windows.

Historic Acworth

Find your work-life-lake-balance in Acworth! Come to the beach, bike or play, and enjoy farm-to-table cuisine.


Illuminarium delivers an immersive experience through incredible technology. The first spectacle, WILD, will transport you from Atlanta to an African safari in the blink of an eye.

Margaritaville at Lake Lanier Islands

Escape the everyday at the ultimate lakeside paradise! Find thrills and chills on the beach, on the water, or at the Water Park.

Roswell Summer Puppet Series

The 2021 season is here! Audiences of all ages will love whimsical adaptations of Jack and the Beanstalk, Billy Goats Gruff and more.

Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

All aboard for museum fun! Toy trains and video interactives, children’s education center, weekly programs and summer workshop series.

Stars and Strikes

Get away and play at Stars and Strikes! Arcade, laser tag, virtual reality and more; plus, kids bowl free all summer.

Zoo Atlanta

Come explore the African Savanna – no passport needed! Journey through this legendary landscape while learning about how its animals are connected to our everyday lives.

Zoo Atlanta

The Best of Atlanta

25+ Not-to-Miss July Events

The best activities, festivals and things to do in July.

Top 10 Best Attractions in Atlanta

Our city has so much to offer – these must-see attractions are favorites of locals and tourists.

Peach Farms Around Atlanta

Pick your own peaches or shop for fresh produce, baked goods and more at these peach farms (call or check websites for availability).

Where to Pick Blueberries

These farms have berries to pick and purchase (call or check websites for availability).

75+ Playgrounds and Parks

Kids will love burning off some energy at these outdoor playgrounds in metro Atlanta.

Best Museums for Families in Atlanta

These museums take an in-depth look at everything from history, puppetry, modern and ancient art, human rights, and more.

Baby and Toddler Activities Around Atlanta

Special events and attractions that young children fun and educational concepts.

60+ Free and Fun Things to Do in Atlanta

Enjoy the best of Atlanta without breaking the bank.

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands

Summer Fun

Best Splash Pads and Water Parks

Keep your cool at these great water parks, pools and splash pads.

Free Summer Concerts

Grab your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy an outdoor summer show.

Guide to Outdoor Movies in Atlanta

Summer is the best time to enjoy a movie outdoors!

Best Zip Line Adventures in and Around Atlanta

Zip through the trees and enjoy a bird’s eye view of woodlands, lakes and rivers.

Atlanta Summer Festivals 2021

Explore artists’ markets, great food, entertainment and more at these festivals.

Guide to Tubing With Kids

The best places around Atlanta for a river tubing adventure.

Best Mini Golf Courses

A lineup of kid-friendly outdoor and indoor putt-putt courses.

Our Favorite Frozen Treats in Atlanta

Here’s the scoop on where to find the best ice cream, popsicles and snow cones.

Summer Theater Productions

From puppet shows to musicals, these summer productions are great for all ages.

Chattahoochee Nature Center

Experience the Outdoors

Best Kid-Friendly Nature Centers

Explore nature and local wildlife while enjoying the outdoors at these nature centers.

Best Picnic Spots Around Atlanta

Pack a lunch or snacks and enjoy these scenic views around Atlanta.

Atlanta A-Bloom: Best Gardens Around Atlanta

Whatever the season, these beautiful gardens put on a show.

Biking With Kids Around Atlanta

Check out our favorite local trails for biking with kids – and enjoy some fresh air and exercise.

Mall of Georgia

Year-Round Favorites

Roller Skating Rinks Around Atlanta

Seasoned skaters and not-so-steady beginners will love these local rinks.

Kid-Friendly Bowling

Bowl a few frames at these local alleys, from traditional lanes to high-tech features.

Best Jump and Trampoline Places in Atlanta

Grab your socks and get your bounce on at these indoor play places.

Top Indoor Play Spaces

Indoor playgrounds, interactive experiences, art, and more are a great way to spend an afternoon.

Guide to Dollar Movie Theaters in Atlanta

These theaters offer a chance to see recent or current movies without the expensive prices.

Best Mall Play Places

Nothing beats mall play areas for free, energy-burning fun!

Sensory-Friendly Places to Play

These special events and activities are designed for kids with autism or sensory processing disorders.

Indoor Water Parks and Pools

Kids and families can splash all year long at these indoor pools and parks.

Best Drop-in Art Studios

Let kids express their creativity at these drop-in art places.

Brook Run Park Playground | Paul Ward

Great Places to Play: Playgrounds and Parks

13 Top Playgrounds

These outstanding playgrounds are worth the drive!

75+ Playgrounds and Parks

Kids will love burning off some energy at these outdoor playgrounds in metro Atlanta.

Best Accessible Playgrounds

Play areas with extras like ramp access, sensory experiences and adaptive swings for kids with special needs.

Playgrounds with Something Special

From artistic structures to airplanes and cows, these playgrounds have extra-special appeal.

Best Green Spaces for Kids

These beautiful outdoor parks and green spaces are a great place to connect with nature.

Skateboard Parks

Kids can practice their board skills on the ramps, bowls and pipes of these local parks.


Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary

Animal Encounters

Best Zoos, Wildlife Parks and Petting Zoos

Get an up-close look at native and exotic animals at these zoos and wildlife parks.

Yoga With Kids and Animals

Take time to relax, recharge and meditate with the animals at these yoga sessions.

Horseback Riding Around Atlanta

Saddle up at these spots for beginners and experienced riders.

Amicalola Falls State Park

Hiking and Camping

20 Best Nature Walks and Hikes for Kids

Get outside and enjoy nature on one of these metro-area walks and hikes.

Best Family-Friendly Waterfalls to Visit in Georgia

Enjoy the outdoors with a walk or hike to one of Georgia’s many beautiful waterfalls.

Best Kid-Friendly Hikes at Georgia State Parks

These state parks have great trails for kids and families to hike.

Guide to Camping and Campgrounds in Georgia

Whether you prefer a tent, cabin or camper, these campgrounds have something for everyone.

Guide to Yurts and Glamping in Georgia

It’s camping without giving up the comforts of home! Find a great place with our list.

Ponce City Market | Gregg Willett

Explore Metro Atlanta

Best Skyline Views of Atlanta

Our favorite places to get a view of the city’s beautiful skyline.

Guide to Truist Park

There’s lots for kids to see and do in Truist Park, the home of the Atlanta Braves.

Eye-Catching Public Art Around Atlanta

Where to see inspiring outdoor sculptures, art installations and sculptures.

Scavenger Hunts in Alanta

Explore the city by searching for clues and solving puzzles.

8 Places to Learn About History 

These museums are a great way for kids to learn and appreciate the history and heritage of Atlanta and the South.

Transportation Attractions for Kids

Find planes, trains, streetcars and more at these Atlanta spots.

Cool Atlanta Neighborhoods to Explore

You’ll find one-of-a-kind shopping, dining and activities in these neighborhoods.

Best Local Book Stores

From local independent stores to national chains, here’s where to shop for books around town.

Local Toy Stores

Skip the big-box stores and head to your local Altanta bookstore.

Volunteer Opportunities for Kids

These organizations give kids the chance to make a difference.

Hunt for Tiny and Secret Doors

Go on a family scavenger hunt for the tiny and hidden doors of Atlanta.

Working Tours Around Atlanta

Take an inside look at these local businesses, restaurants and organizations.

Big Easy Sno-Balls

A Taste of Atlanta

Best Family-Friendly Farmers Markets

Shop for fresh produce, baked goods and more at these Atlanta-area markets.

Where to Pick Blueberries

These farms have berries to pick and purchase (call or check websites for availability).

Our Favorite Frozen Treats in Atlanta

Here’s the scoop on where to find the best ice cream, popsicles and snow cones.

The Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Atlanta

Atlanta’s food scene has lots of great kid-friendly restaurants.

Kids Eat Free Restaurants in Atlanta

Eating out with the family can sometimes be pricey – here’s a list of the places where kids eat free.

Best Donuts Around Atlanta

Our favorite spots for traditional and not-so-traditional flavors.

6 Atlanta Candy Stores to Satisfy Any Sweet Tooth

These stores offer nostalgic, old-fashioned candy and homemade treats.

5 Places to Grab a Bagel in Atlanta

The best places to visit for a sweet or savory bagel.

Family-Friendly Breweries

These local breweries have yard games and places for kids to play.

Our Favorite Kid-Friendly Coffee Shops

These local shops have menu items with plenty of kid appeal!

Cat Cafes Around Atlanta

Enjoy a drink or a snack while visiting with the furry residents of these cafes.

Treetop Quest

For Teens and Adventurers

10 Best Teen Activities in Atlanta

Roller coasters, rock climbing, escape rooms and more – Atlanta has great things for teens to do.

Escape Rooms in Atlanta

Bring problem-solving skills and a can-do attitude to an outing at an escape room.

Get Spooked

Walk around old mansions, cemeteries and paranormal hot spots for spooky frights.

Best Zip Line Adventures in and Around Atlanta

Zip through the trees and enjoy a bird’s eye view of woodlands, lakes and rivers.

Whitewater Rafting Near Atlanta

Grab a paddle and get ready for a wild ride at these rafting spots.

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