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Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: Feb. 5-7

It’s the month of love. It’s the month that Atlanta is most likely to get snow. It’s the month that maybe, possibly, some of our kids will have a chance to go back to school. If only one of these things comes to pass, February will have earned its keep in our books. Keep reading for ways to win this first weekend of February, below.

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Watch Small Planes Take Off & Land at the PDK Playground
It’s a plane! It’s a playground! It’s the Peachtree-Dekalb Airport Park! Your crew will love a trip to PDK, with its playground, picnic area, and air strip observation stadium. Here’s what you need to know.

Go to the Hot Wheels Ultimate Drive-Through at Six Flags
For a limited time only, journey into a one-of-a-kind experience where the world of Hot Wheels comes to life right outside your windows at Six Flags Over Georgia! Drive through this larger than life showcase of everyone’s favorite Hot Wheels Monster Trucks, specialty Monster Trucks, robots and more. Travel through a portion of Six Flags Over Georgia where the Garage of Legends vehicles will be on special display. Every ticket purchased includes a Hot Wheels 3-Car Pack for free. Find out details here.

Explore Fairy & Gnome Houses at CNC
The fairies and gnomes have been busy building whimsical houses along CNC’s forested trails. Slow down as you search for the houses made from tiny natural objects. Take notice of the beautiful and enchanting features of the winter woods. Event details are here.

Dig for Dinosaur Bones at Caney Creek Preserve
Caney Creek Preserve in Forsyth County serves up an epic playground with a terrific spider web climbing structure, a dinosaur dig area, and a water play feature—in warm months only. There are also 1.2 miles of walking trails in the forest, with interpretive signs along the way, which means you can move from the playground to exploration to picnic tables to nap time in one joyous blink of an eye. Here Is what you need to know.

Explore the Mo Willem’s Exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta 
The Museum’s newest featured exhibit, invites you to visit the whimsical world of beloved children’s book author Mo Willems and his cast of lovable characters, including best friend duo Elephant Gerald and Piggie, faithful companion Knuffle Bunny, and The Pigeon, the wily city bird best known for his antics in Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Here‘s the scoop. And, if you’d like to experience the CMA from home, you can access creative crafts, storytimes, and more on their blog, here. From creating cinnamon crafts to exploring holidays around the world, the Children’s Museum of Atlanta has packaged it’s incredible offerings here for kids into bite-sized online experiences, to be enjoyed from your own home.

Catch Sit-In by Virtual Alliance Theatre Anywhere
Inspired by Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down, The New York Times bestselling book by Andrea Davis Pinkney, this original animated short celebrates the power of youth to change history. Three friends learn about the sit-ins of the Civil Rights era, and powerfully apply those lessons to issues they – and we all – face today. Here are all the details.

Try a Lunar New Year Yoga Virtual Celebration
Long ago in ancient China, the Jade Emperor held an epic race and 12 animals came to compete. It was a long and difficult race and the personalities of each of the animals was revealed during this event. Join Melissa the Yoga Fairy, as she takes us on a yoga adventure to answer these questions and reveal even more as we hop, slither, moo and swim our way to the Jade Emperor’s Palace Gates. For more info, check here.

Go on a Clue Town Books Local Scavenger Hunt
Get out of the house and learn a little about your surroundings with a guided scavenger hunt by Clue Town Books. All outdoor hunts are solved entirely on foot. Solvers go to the starting point whenever they are ready to begin, and then use nearby landmarks to solve puzzles. The solution to each puzzle will be a direction of how to get to the next landmark checkpoint. Choose among Atlanta, Athens, Decatur, the BeltLine Eastside Trail, Piedmont Park, Oakland Cemetery, and more. For more info, check here.

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

—Shelley Massey

 

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