This weekend is definitely not a heartbreaker. From s’mores under the stars to scores of sweet family theatre to choose from, you’ll be certain to see smiles through Sunday. Keep reading for a dozen ways to delight them!

Photo: Donnie Ray Jones via Flickr


Stargazing and S’mores at Red Top Mountain State Park
Join AmeriCorps Rangers for a #ParksAfterDark campfire with a s’more and stargazing. S’mores will take place at the Vaughan Cabin from 7 to 7:30 pm. Then, stargazers will move out into the field to get a better view of the stars. Fri. Event details.

Trekking for Tracks at Lake Allatoona
Find animal tracks, including deer, raccoon, heron, and skunk, on a trek with a park Ranger around the shores of Lake Allatoona. Be sure to wear the right clothes for winter lakeside trekking! Sat. Event details.


Atlanta Ballet’s Beauty and the Beast
This one-hour production is perfect for the smaller set, where Belle, the Beast, and endearing Chip are sure to delight. Sat. & Sun. Event details. 


Enchanted Woodland Trail at Chattahoochee Nature Center
Enchant them with more than a dozen fairy and gnome houses on display around Kingfisher Pond Trail at the CNC. Be sure to flutter by the play area to create a house of your own. Fri.-Sun. Event details. 


Big Apple Circus
Step right up and enter the magical ring of the Big Apple Circus, where no seat is more than 50 feet away from the action, with the Flying Wallendas, daredevil roller skating, trapeze, and comedian Grandma are all set to the sounds of a live band. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Druid Hills

Meet Your Microbes at Fernbank
Say hello to your microbes—the microscopic, non-human life living in and our bodies! Celebrate the opening of the new special exhibit, The Secret World Inside You, with hands-on games, crafts and activities that explore how microbes keep us healthy. Sat. Event details.

West End

Storytelling at Wren’s Nest
Head to the Historic Wren’s Nest to hear professional, award-winning storytellers spin tales of enchantment to ages 4 to 104! Wren’s Nest is the former home of Joel Chandler Harris. Sat. Event details. 


Second Sunday at The High Museum of Art
Enjoy free admission for all visitors on Sunday, and special family-friendly programming from 1 to 4 p.m.— ncluding tours, performances, art projects, and story time. Sun. Event details.

Rainforest Adventure at Center for Puppetry Arts
Don’t miss this puppet show—set to Brazilian-inspired music—that gives you an up-close look at a day in the life of animals living in the Amazonian ecosystem. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane at Synchronicity Theatre
Enjoy watching the world’s most dapper bunny Edward Tulane navigate life when he finds himself lost at sea. Don’t miss Friday’s PJs and Play performance (with cookies and milk), or Sunday’s Inside Scoop show, complete with ice cream sundaes! Fri.-Sun. Event details. 


Olympics Opening Day Celebration at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Get in the spirit of the winter Olympics at the Children’s Museum, where your little champs will march in an opening day parade, watch as the torch is passed and lit, and participate in Olympics-themed activities. Sat. Event details.

Healthyville® at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Pay a visit to Healthyville, a bilingual, interactive exhibit that teaches health and wellness lessons through play. Kiddos can explore how different activities affect heart rate, scan a variety of foods for nutrition facts, play sugar or salt detective, and ride a bike or row a boat alongside a skeleton. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

What’s on your list this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

—Shelley Massey