Zoo Atlanta

Staying in town for spring break? There are plenty of ways to keep your kids entertained around Atlanta. Also check out 60+ free things to do around Atlanta and 250 more ideas for family fun. 

Spring Break Camps

Many local museums and attractions are hosting spring break camps this week. Head to Zoo Atlanta to learn about animals from around the world or to an art camp or a theatre camp.

Wild Azalea Festival at Reynolds Nature Preserve

Azalea showcases, guided nature hikes, face painting, animal shows and more. April 7.

Festival on Ponce at Olmsted Linear Park

150 local and regional artists, children’s area, local food and more. April 7-8.

Atlanta Streets Alive in Downtown Atlanta

Bike parade at 1:30 p.m. then enjoy biking, skating or walking down the car-free streets. Local businesses will have booths and displays along the route. April 8.

Head to a Museum

Atlanta has a variety of awesome museums each member of the family will enjoy. Try Fernbank Museum of Natural History for scientific discoveries or outdoor play in Fernbank’s WildWoods, the High Museum of Art for art viewing and artistic play or the Children’s Museum of Atlanta or Center for Puppetry Arts for more indoor fun. Read about the best family memberships at local museums and attractions to get a good deal when visiting.

Visit a Nature Center

At Dunwoody Nature Center, observe bees flying in and out of their man-made hives, visit the teepee or play on the large playground. Spot fish, reptiles and birds at Chattahoochee Nature Center or visit the Nature Exchange to discover natural objects such as fossils, antlers or rocks.

Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Park’s attractions, including SkyHike, Geyser Towers and Ride the Ducks are open daily. Head to Dinosaur Explore and meet dinosaurs or visit the Dinotorium for super slides, trampoline floors, climbing structures and interactive games.

Zoo Atlanta

Meet different species of animals, play in the splash fountain, watch a giraffe feeding or test your skills in the aerial playground high above called Treetop Trail. Get ready to climb, walk and balance across rope ladders, bridges, nets and tightrope-style lines on different levels.

Take an Easy Hike Near Atlanta 

Step outside and experience nature –there are so many beautiful places for easy hikes near Atlanta. Try these next time you’re looking for free and cheap fun with the kids.

Visit Playgrounds and Parks Around Atlanta 

Our top playgrounds in Atlanta include everything from generational swings for both parent and child and large shaded areas to cushioned rubber matting and sculpture-like playspaces. We rounded up the top playgrounds and play places around metro Atlanta for every type of play.

Go Rock Climbing 

Rock climbing in Atlanta is a great indoor activity that challenges bodies and minds that families with younger or older children can do together! These Atlanta rock climbing gyms are great places to get started with special programs for kids.

Jump on a Trampoline 

Grab some socks and let the kids get their jump on. These indoor play places and trampoline parks will keep the kids bouncing.

Get Artsy at Drop-in Art Spots 

Check out these open studios and drop-in art classes in metro Atlanta where your kids can unleash their inner Matisse.

Go on a Working Tour 

Kids will love learning how stuff is made during these tours of working businesses.

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