Saturday, August 11, 2018

10 Ultimate places to visit with kids in Atlanta.


Atlanta is not just known for its traffic and busiest airport, It is also known for its diverse culture and popular attractions like "Georgia Aquarium: The largest aquarium in the world", "World of Coca-Cola: Only place in the world one get to learn about Coke" and various other indoor and outdoor family attractions and one will never run out of things to see and do in Atlanta.

Here are some of the Kid Friendly/Family Friendly places in Atlanta, Georgia:


1. Georgia Aquarium:

Aquarium located in Downtown, Atlanta is the worlds largest aquarium housing more than tens of thousands of sea creatures ranging from puffins to whale sharks.
Stop at the front desk, check schedules for dolphin presentation, beluga interaction, under the broad walk, behind the sea tour etc so your kid gets to see every show aquarium offers and while you are there spot TINY DOOR ATL located at the aquarium. (Click here to know more about Tiny Door http://www.girlwithwings.com/2018/07/go-tiny-door-treasure-hunting-this.html)
It is one of the best places where a kid/parent not only gets entertained but also educated about the aquatic life and its creatures, so do plan a visit to Georgia Aquarium.
Entry Fee:30$(Changes according to date and time you opt).
Parking:12$

Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium

2. Stone Mountain Park:

Located on 3200 acres land and 25 miles away from Downtown, Atlanta is Stone Mountain Park. It is one of Georgia's very popular attraction featuring activities for all age and is open year round. The fun never ends at Stone Mountain Park where you can enjoy numerous activities with your kids like  sky ride/go hiking to reach top of the mountain, walk through the museum to know the history after kids see and enjoy the stone carving so they get an insight, Experience levels of indoor fun and games at dinotorium,take 20 mins scenic rail ride which departs every 30 minutes, Watch a show at 4D theater,teach kids golfing at the mini golf park,go on Ride The Duck tour(a vehicle that goes on both land & water),enjoy adventurous attractions like sky-hike, geyser towers and rock climbing. Apart from these activities, you can opt for Sunset pass and where you get to enjoy access to park attractions after 4 PM till closing and then watch spectacular laser show featuring taping music, lasers, fireworks and lights at night.
There are multiple snack and food joints throughout the park to keep your family energized and hydrated, so you do not have to worry about packing food.
Entry Fee: No entry fee but you need to pay for the attractions.
Parking:$15
Insider Tip: Just want to go on hiking with kids then you can park your vehicle on the streets for free about 0.5 miles away otherwise pay 15$ and avoid 2 miles walkway back with your kids.

3. Peach Picking:

There is nothing more satisfying than picking your own seasonal sweet and juicy peaches. With all the numerous peach farms in this Peach State Georgia, It is not difficult to find the ones which offer U-Pick so select one of the farms, call them to confirm and go on peach picking with your family and kids.
Choose the basket and allow kids to go around and pick their own peaches which helps in boosting child's confidence and also get a feel of nature, trees, and fruits and once done with peach picking get yourself indulged with treats like peach jam, jellies, pies, cake, ice cream etc farm market offers.
Some of the U-Pick peach farm at Georgia are Jaemor Farms(Alto), Southern Belle Farm(McDonough).
Entry Fee: No entry fee but you need to pay for the basket you choose.
Parking: Free
Insider Tip: This is a seasonal picking so make sure you call them and inquire about the U-Pick event.

Peach Picking at Jaemor Farms
Peach Picking at Jaemor Farms


4. Center for Puppetry Arts:

This creative world of Puppetry Museum located in Midtown is the largest organization dedicated to puppetry in the United States and also it is told that this is one of the very few puppet museums in the world. The museum features Global Collection and Jim Henson's Collection where kids get to view iconic puppets like Miss Figgy, Kermit The Frog and other vast range of puppets from around the world and also Enjoy top quality shows and performances provided by the Museum for kids to enjoy.
Entry Fee: $12.50
Parking: Free


5. Atlanta Zoo:

This 40 acres Atlanta Zoo located 10 mins away from downtown offers something for everyone. Well everybody know for a fact that Zoo is a place where wide range of wildlife creatures are caged and placed throughout and what makes Atlanta zoo bit different is that it is one of the very few zoos which loans giant Pandas from China and are open for public, One can go watch them play, eat and sleep at very short distance. Other best thing is The Ford African Rain Forest, Land covered with giant tree house dedicated for all ages and breeds of gorillas is a feast for kids.
If you have or the kids have thirst to get a closer look at pandas, lions, tortoise, elephant, and lemur then book behind the scenes experience and trust me kids will love it and also be prepared for after effect cause your kid might want to take an animal/reptile home as a pet after a zoo visit.
Not just encountering animals/reptiles like snakes, fish, lion, giraffe etc, Zoo also offers a playground for kids, conducts occasional events like zoo yoga, camps, and trek which makes Atlanta Zoo a perfect place for creating long-lasting experiences.
Entry Fee:Adult-22.99$, Kids-16.99$
Parking: Free
Insider Tip:1. If on-site parking is full, You have plenty of free street parking too.
2. Do not pay full price for a ticket either Groupon it/buy group tickets/opt for city pass.

Atlanta Zoo
Atlanta Zoo

6. Strawberry Picking:

I have sneaked around my grandparent's field during my summer holidays couple of times(with or without my parent's permission is secondary though) and i cherish every minute detail about my field trips throughout my life. Kids love strawberries and taking them to a strawberry field will help them understand what harvesting is and how much hard work it takes to savor a fresh cup of strawberries. So do plan a visit to strawberry/peach picking farm so you can make as many memories as possible and treasure them for a lifetime.
Some of the U-Pick berry farm at Georgia are Warbington Farms(Cumming), Washington Farms(Loganville).
Entry Fee: No entry fee but you need to pay for the basket you choose.
Parking: Free
Insider Tip: This is a seasonal picking so make sure you call them and inquire about the U-Pick event.

7. Centennial Olympic Park:

The crowd gathers at this 21 acre Centennial Olympic Park to enjoy a laid-back evening and adore the major Atlanta's landmarks. It was built for 1996 Olympic games and you will realize it immediately by looking at the flags as well as Olympic rings as you walk through the paves of the park. A major feature of this park "Fountain of Rings" It is an interactive fountain synchronized with lights and music surrounded by flags of various Olympic hosted countries. It is designed for kids to enjoy the splash of the dancing fountain for similar tunes and it is absolutely free.
Entry Fee: Absolutely Free.
Parking: No parking available on site.
Insider Tip: There is private parking as well as street parking so choose wisely based on your condition.

Centennial Olympic Park
Centennial Olympic Park


8. Piedmont Park:

Apart from the trail and multiple free events, the park offers numerous educational and fun activities for kids like:
1.Mayors Grove Playground and Noguchi Playscape: Allow kids to run around the park and learn some social skills and let your little ones play till they are tired while you relax on the bench and also keep an eye on your kid.
2. Stop by to play at the Legacy Fountain Splash Pad with your kids and get drenched while enjoying the music and lights.
3. Allow your kid to take a dip at the aquatic public swimming pool located at the Piedmont Park.
4. Teach your cutie pie how to fish at the renovated Clara Meer Pond located under the bridge.
5. Enroll your kid for a monthly bird walks to explore various kinds of birds sponsored by Atlanta Audubon Society.
6. Go on a trail with your little ones and hunt Tiny Door ATL on Atlanta belt line.
(Click here to know more about Tiny Door http://www.girlwithwings.com/2018/07/go-tiny-door-treasure-hunting-this.html)
Park is open from 6am to 11pm and offers quite a lot of activities for all ages, so stroll around the park to explore and make use of it.
Entry Fee: Free
Parking:$1 for every 30 minutes.

9. Children's Museum of Atlanta:

Museum designed for children is located in downtown Atlanta adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park. This educational indoor playground allows kids to learn through interactive learning zones and as a parent make sure you gather information about the exhibits from the facility so you can guide your kids better. Museum offers a creative area, building area, science lab, experience and learn the area and more helping your little ones to use their imagination and ideas of their own.
Entry Fee: $15.95
Parking: $2 for every 20 mins.

Children's Museum Atlanta
Children's Museum Atlanta

10. Lego-land Discovery Center Atlanta:

Last year when I was on road trip with my best friend and family, her son continuously spoke about how he likes playing Lego, the sets he owns and after a while, I just felt WOW! did I just finish a seminar about Lego conducted by a 5-year-old?? That is how much kids appreciate Lego and If your kid is similar to my friends five-year-old then Lego-land Discovery Center for Atlanta located at the Phipps Plaza Mall in Buckhead is the ultimate place. There are 12 awesome family attractions in Lego-land and some of them include:
*Mini-land: Where you get to experience spectacular miniature, moving vehicles and light which goes off and on to give Miniature/Mini-land a touch of day and night.
*Pirate Adventure land: Pirate themed Lego play area where your little ones can build a ship of their own using their imagination.
*Lego 4D Cinema: As the name states your kid will get to watch Lego movies with additional effects of rain, wind, and snow.
Entry Fee:$20.95
Parking: Mall parking is free.
Insider Tip: Buy tickets online for 12$ and no food allowed inside Lego-land center.

Sounds fun? Then do drop your comment below and yes happy outing with your little one.

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