Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: Jan. 29-31

We’re fans of a long goodbye, which is why we intend to get the very most out of this last weekend of January. And, with ice skating lessons, fairy houses, and hyper-local scavenger hunts on the docket, we don’t think we’ll have any trouble keeping up with your kiddos’ expectations. Keep reading for the scoop on these activities and more, below.

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Take an Ice Skating Lesson at The Rink at Piedmont Park
Day time skating at the Park Tavern is reserved for scheduled ice-skating lessons, held by Fireworks Skating Academy for parents & tots, kid, and adult lessons. On Wednesday and Friday, adults get to take over the ring at noon, and all skate options are available on the weekend. Purchase your tickets in advance and rentals are available on-site. Here’s what you need to know to line up your lessons at The Rink at Park Tavern.

Find Fairy & Gnome Houses at Chattahoochee Nature Center
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. Find out details here.

Experience Museum Chills & Science Thrills at Fernbank
Get your science on during this new all-ages series! Enjoy after-hours access to all indoor exhibits and WildWoods, themed science activities and demonstrations, and more. Drinks, including adult libations, and a variety of snacks will be available for purchase. Event details are here.

Play in the Snow In & Near Atlanta
Atlanta lacks little when it comes to entertaining the family, but if it’s the frosty fun you’re craving you might feel left out in the cold. The good news is that snowy spots are only a short drive from the heart of Hotlanta. Find four spots where you can play in the snow only a short drive from Atlanta, here.

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.

Enjoy Outdoor Yoga on the Farm
Gentle yoga is a slow pace flow class incorporating gentle stretching and strengthening movements performed in a sequence, outdoors at the Donaldson-Bannister Farm. Awareness of the breath, calms the mind and enables you to move deeper into stretches. Each class is $10 (Half is a donation to Dunwoody Preservation Trust). Cash only. No Reservations required. 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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