Summer Fun for Tweens and Teens
Entertaining your tweens and teens is easy at these exciting spots across metro Atlanta. Have fun all summer long!
Adventures in the Air
Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventure has two courses for different ages and experience levels. Designed for ages 8 and older, the Zipline Canopy Tour gives you an aerial view of the ecosystem of the area and Beaver Pond. Not ready to soar? Check out the Aerial Adventure Course with 28 challenge elements.
Have skydiving on your bucket list? Get a taste for the experience with indoor skydiving at iFLY. Gear up and experience what flying is like in state-of-the-art wind tunnels.
The aerial adventure parks from Treetop Quest offer exciting challenges as you maneuver through obstacles and zip lines. Ages 12 and older can test their skills at the more difficult courses, and check out Spider Quest at the Gwinnett location for a unique harness-free challenge.
Reach speeds up to 55 mph on the kart track at Atlanta Motorsports Park’s public karting sessions. Almost one-mile long, the track features 43 feet of elevation change and 16 turns to get thrill seekers’ hearts pumping. Drivers must be 12 years of age.
Appreciate the beauty and history of automobiles at Savoy Automobile Museum as you inspect different makes, models and eras of cars.
Experience what it’s like to be at the wheel of one of the world’s greatest racing cars with the Simulator Lab at Porsche Experience Center. Choose the type of Porsche you want to drive to test your driving and racing abilities. See website for height and age requirements.
Explore the fashion of Christian Siriano, famed American designer, and Freehand Profit, an elaborate mask designer at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film.
The Glamatory offers age-appropriate and fun makeup lessons with their Tween Glam makeup lesson. Participants will learn how to cover acne and blemishes and look glamorous without going overboard.
Enjoy pretty nail art, scrubs, masks and massages at lark & sparrow for healthy hands and feet. Ages 14+.
Test Your Skills
Puttshack’s tech-infused mini golf allows for an exciting new scoring system with a little light competition. Balls track whether you’re earning or losing points based on how you play, with special bonuses available at different themed holes. Ages 21+ after 8 p.m.
How good is your drive? Put your skills to the test at Topgolf. Inside climate-controlled hitting bays, take aim at giant outfield targets and see who has the best score.
Learn how to make glass blown sculptures with a class at Decatur Glassblowing. Create paperweights, cups, bowls or vases out of different colors at a hands-on class. For ages 10 and older.
The upscale bowling alley The Painted Pin is a blast for kids with bowling, indoor bocce courts, shuffleboard, skee ball, Jenga and more. Ages 21+ except on Saturdays and Sundays before 5 p.m.
The 25,000-square-foot Punch Bowl Social includes virtual reality, ping pong, billiards, bowling, arcade games and delicious food for a great game time. Ages 21+ after 10 p.m.
Pin & Proper is an indoor gaming and entertainment venue specializing in Pinfall, a football and bowling hybrid for ages 12 and older. Throw a football to try and knock down all of your opponent’s pins. Free games include corn hole, Jenga and Connect 4. Ages 21+ after 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Travel to a different world with iSimu VR, a virtual reality arcade. Play an unlimited number of games: Test your dancing skills as you shoot, dodge and dance to the beat with Pistol Whip; whip up a delightful dish with Fruit Ninja; travel the globe and discover new places with Google Earth; survive a zombie apocalypse in Arizona Sunshine; and more.
With two locations in metro Atlanta, Andretti Indoor Karting and Games has all day fun under the air conditioning so you can beat the summer heat. Go karting, play in the arcade, shoot opponents with laser tag, go for the best score in bowling, try an immersive movie experience with 7D Xperience, race friends with the driving simulators, and be transported to a new world with virtual reality.
A Wild Adventure
Go for a thrill with death-defying rides at Six Flags Over Georgia. Conquer your fear of heights with Acrophobia, fly like Batman on BATMAN: The Ride, drop off at Dare Devil Dive, take on villains with JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis and more. Cool off with water rides and water slides, like Bonzai Pipelines, Tsunami Surge, Paradise Island and Calypso Bay.
With six playing fields and more than 34 acres, Paintball Atlanta is an exciting way to experience the strategy and fun of paintball. Their low-impact paintball allows first-timers to try smaller paintballs, which can eliminate the fear of getting shot. For ages 10 and older.
Wildfire Paintball has an indoor field in Snellville and an outdoor field in Conyers for different ways to play. The outdoor area has multiple playing fields for changing up the challenge. New to the sport? Try low-impact paintball.