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Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: Mar. 26-28

It’s time to stop and smell the flowers, Atlanta. And luckily for us, there are awesome gardens to explore, Easter Bunny visits to make, and egg-cellent activities on this weekend’s horizon. Keep reading for these—and more—hoppenin’ ways to play.

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Hop-A-Long Scavenger Hunt
Head to the Concierge to check-in and meet your special story book character scavenger hunt leaders. Then, hop down the Boulevard as you collect Easter egg clues to find the Easter Bunny and other special surprises. Contact Avalon Concierge for advance tickets, as they’re limited. Check it out, here.

Drive Through Bunny Breakfast in Kennesaw
The Kennesaw Parks & Rec Department is excited to continue the tradition of the annual Bunny Breakfast. This year, the Department invites the community to participate from the comfort of their vehicles! At this year’s Bunny Breakfast, attendees will have the opportunity to take a quick photo with the Easter Bunny, grab breakfast to-go and take home an Egg Hunt kit. Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, a fresh fruit cup and choice of drink. Egg Hunt kits include Easter eggs, candy, prizes and two Easter crafts. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own camera to capture photos with the Easter Bunny. Here’s all you need to know.

Attend the Acworth Egg Hunt
Join the City of Acworth and Freedom Church at the Acworth Egg Hunt at the Acworth Sports Complex baseball fields. Face masks are strongly encouraged. Please do not attend if you or your children are feeling unwell or exhibit cold or flu symptoms. Only one parent per child will be allowed on the egg hunt fields. The egg hunt is divided into five age groups. To mitigate crowd sizes and maintain social distance, hunts will occur in 30 minute increments to allow each age group time to clear the area. Hunts will alternate between fields. 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.

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.

Drop-In Family Egg Dyeing at Atlanta Botanical Garden
Certain plants contain powerful dyes that create stunning colors. Head to ABG in this interactive program to learn more about these plants and decorate three vibrant eggs. This annual program has been modified to meet best practices for health and safety during the pandemic. Please read the Garden’s procedures before attending. For more info and to reserve tickets, check here.

Visit Smith-Gilbert Gardens for a Riot of Blooms
Smith-Gilbert Gardens is composed of serene woodland paths that showcase more than 3,000 species just minutes from Kennesaw Mountain. Unique plantings and fascinating elements such as The Rose Garden, Bonsai Exhibit and waterfall area delight the senses in this designated wildlife habitat. Smith-Gilbert Gardens is open Tuesday through Saturday. Before your trip, review the garden’s COVID-19 precautions. Pre-purchased timed tickets are required. Here‘s the scoop.

Worth the Drive: 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.

Go Zip Lining, Horseback Riding, and 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, you’ll find  something for all ages. Here Is what you need to know.

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

—Shelley Massey

 

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