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Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: Apr. 30-May 2

We’ve made it to May, and there are so many ways to play this weekend in Atlanta. From checking out things that grow to learning about things that go, you’re going to be busy! Keep reading for our favorite activities for families, below.

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Play a Round of Mini Golf
If you’re looking for a hole-in-one for your next family outing, head to one of Atlanta’s best spots for mini golf. Whether pirates, aliens, glow-in-the-dark, or skyline views are your jam, Atlanta’s mini golf scene has you covered. Here is what you need to know before you go.

Explore Atlanta’s Bike Trails 
Looking for a shaded, active family adventure that’s as bearable in Atlanta’s sweltering summer months as it is beautiful on a colorful fall day? Give these paved paths a spin. Here‘s the scoop.

Check Out these Nearby National Parks
You know you’ve got them on your bucket list, and there couldn’t be a better time than now to plan your visit to a national park. Atlanta families are just a stone’s throw away from mountains, wild rivers, beaches and historic monuments to explore. Here is what you need to know before you go.

Set Up a Backyard Water Park
Avoid the crowds and beat the heat by transforming your back yard into your own private water park oasis. Whether you’re looking for something simple—rainbow inflatable sprinkler, perhaps?—or a DIY project, you don’t need to leave the house to have your kids slipping and sliding the day away. For inspo, click here.

Explore the Chattahoochee Nature Center
Explore metro Atlanta’s nature destination. With trails, canoeing, exhibits, programs and events on 127 acres of forest, wetland, and river habitat, a visit to the Chattahoochee Nature Center experience is unlike any other Atlanta attraction. A timed reservations must be made for members and guests. Check it out, here.

Explore Atlanta’s Re-Opened Museums
From science and epidemiology to art and design, with everything in between, Atlanta’s museum scene is legit. And, with COVID precautions in place, you’ll be able to plan your trip with fewer crowds for a more relaxed experience. This is everything you need to know before you go.

Head to the World of Coke
Visit the vault where Coke’s legendary secret formula for Coca‑Cola is secured and taste 100+ beverages from around the world. And while you’re there, give the new Scent Discovery exhibit a try. A Coca-Cola Ambassador will lead your small group to guess the origin of a variety of scents and educate you on the anatomy of smell – from reception to perception – and help you determine which aroma profiles and Coca-Cola beverages may be your new favorites. Here’s all you need to know.

Check Out Atlanta’s Best Parks & Playgrounds
Rain or shine, hot or cold, you can count on Atlanta’s playgrounds. Whether they’re into planes or playthings, art, or just the art of swinging, these 17 parks belong on your bitty’s bucket list. Here‘s the inside scoop.

Enjoy Some Free & Cheap Fun in Atlanta
April is full of free and cheap things to do with your family in Atlanta, including blooms at local gardens, strawberry picking, and museum re-openings. Find out details here.

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

Featured photo S. Massey

—Shelley Massey

 

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