Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: Apr. 2-4

Hop on over for some egg-celent Easter weekend fun. From epic backyard egg hunts to happenings around town, we’ve got your Easter weekend plans ready to go. Keep reading for our favorite things to do this weekend in Atlanta.

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Get Creative with Easter Egg Hunts at Home
With stay-at-home and social distancing measures still in play for Easter 2021, it’s time to kick the egg hunt action up a notch. From puzzle eggs and hunt by color to no chores and token egg hunts, we’ve got 14 ideas for Easter egg hunts that are extra special. Here are our favorite unique ways to hunt from home.

Have Breakfast with the Easter Bunny in Conyers
Enjoy a pancake breakfast, get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny, and win prizes while playing Easter themed games. Each ticket includes a table for up to 8 family members, and reservations are required. Check it out, here.

Attend an Easter Egg Hunt at Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Enjoy fun and games, stories and crafts, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and an egg hunt, then explore the gardens and visit the newly renovated Gift Shop and Art Gallery. Your family will make memories for a lifetime. Advance tickets are required. Here’s all you need to know.

Enjoy Brunch & Brews at Halcyon
Head to Cherry Street Brewpub at Halcyon for their Inaugural Brunch & Brews with the Easter Bunny. You’ll find festive brunch specials, crafts from 10-12 (as supplies last), a safe photo opp with the Easter Bunny, and of course… beer, if you choose. This is everything you need to know before you go.

Say Hi to the Easter Bunny at Avalon
The Easter Bunny returns to the Boulevard this spring! Refresh your photos and create memorable moments with vibrant new images of the family alongside the Easter Bunny at Avalon. Sessions will be available March 25th through March 28th and April 1st through April 3rd. Easter Bunny at Avalon is located in Boulevard East, between Biltong Bar and Jeni’s Ice Creams. New this year, Easter Bunny at Avalon will only be accepting reservation appointments, no walk-ups. Limited appointments available. Here’s the scoop.

Decorate Easter Eggs (Without the Mess)
Looking for a dye-free way to color your Easter eggs this year? We’ve combed the web to find genius, non-smelly (aka no vinegar) Easter egg coloring ideas, and we found a bunch of unique ways to decorate. Here are 48 ways to decorate eggs, without the dye!

Visit Fernbank’s Curiosity Fest
Curious about having fun with dinosaurs, science, nature and cool artifacts? Fernbank has the answer, with daily activities, programs and events to keep your curiosity thriving and fulfilled. Featuring after-hours experiences, guided forest walks, science shows, experiments, family days, self-guided programs and more, Fernbank’s Curiosity Fest offers fun things to do every day in a safe way that limits attendance to allow for physical distancing. Event details are here.

Go Zip Lining, Horseback Riding, & Kayaking at Historic Banning Mills
Experience the largest Zip Line Adventure Park Resort in the World (Verified by Guinness World Records), where you can find zip lines, tree houses & other lodging, a day spa, horseback riding, and on-site chef and much more. Conveniently located in North Georgia, only 45 minutes West of Atlanta. For more info and to reserve tickets, check here.

Check Out the State Botanical Garden in Athens
The State Botanical Garden in Athens is a 313-acre preserve set aside by UGA in 1968 for the study and enjoyment of plants and nature. It contains a number of specialized theme gardens and collections, more than five miles of nature trails, and four major facilities, including a tropical conservatory. There is also a 2.5-acre, accessible children’s garden that contains a variety of fun, immersive locations—including a chestnut tree house, fossil wall, giant water-misting mushrooms, vegetable garden, a replica of a North Georgia cave, and more—all designed to be learned from, crawled through and touched. Here‘s the inside scoop.

Ride an Alpine Coaster in Helen
Zip through the Georgia mountains in Helen on the state’s only alpine coaster—similar to a roller coaster but riders have their own cart that moves along a tubular steel rail system—and the rider controls the speed, which tops out at 25 mph. Find out details here.

Check out our incredible virtual adventure calendar here for more options!

—Shelley Massey



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