Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: Mar. 5-7

March right into this weekend for a lion’s share of family fun. From a Dr. Seuss-themed day of fishing and fun at the F. D. R. State Park in Pine Mountain to an alpine coaster in Helen, you’ll find plenty of things to do outside the perimeter. Or, check out the in-town skate parks, follow the daffodil trail at Oakland, and whiz through the trees in Dunwoody. Keep reading for more ways to have fun with your kids, below.

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Fish & Play Games at a State Park
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and fish with a ranger. Seussian craft & games included. Ages 4-15 do not need a fishing license. Adults may go online to www.gooutdoorsga.com to purchase license. Bring own gear and worm bait if you have it. The park will have limited loaner poles and cut hot dog bait. Pre-registration required. For more info, check here.

Zip through the Trees at Treetop Quest – Season Opener!
Treetop Quest Dunwoody opens for the season on March 6, and you can get a jump start at this aerial adventure park as you zip through obstacles and treetops. Learn how to operate your equipment, swing through each course as many times as you want for 2.5 hours, and enjoy the ride. Here’s the scoop.

Visit Daffodil Days at Oakland Cemetery 
Each February and March thousands of daffodils bloom across Oakland’s 48 acres. Celebrating each and every one of them this year with three full weeks of Daffodil Days. Explore the most beautiful daffodil displays at Oakland with a new downloadable map. Signage throughout the cemetery grounds will share a few of the origin stories behind Oakland’s beautiful and historic bulbs. Event details are here.

Take a Walk Through Black History Landmarks & Monuments
In Atlanta, we walk in the footsteps of Civil Rights leaders during Black History Month, and every month. This weekend, take a closer look at the Black History landmarks and monuments you’ve probably passed a dozen times headed to carpool. Brush up on Black history with a walk or a history lesson, and see our city through entirely new eyes. For more info, check here.

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.

Hunt for Fairy & Gnome Houses at the 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. Here Is what you need to know.

Take a Virtual Class on Making an Urban Bird Feeder
Birds need to eat 365 days a year! Birdseed ornaments are a fun project to make year-round. They are perfect for a backyard bird feeder, as holiday ornaments or gifts for teachers. They are made with ordinary cookie cutters, so you can easily customize your ornaments to suit the occasion. Here‘s the scoop.

Explore a Skate Park
Go skateboarding at a skatepark. Atlanta’s skateparks are spread out, which means accessing one is relatively easy, no matter where you live. The Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark is often the site of free beginner skateboarding classes on the weekends (check the BeltLine’s website to find out when to go), and the Brook Run Skate Park in Dunwoody is the largest skatepark in Atlanta, and is surrounded by trees (and near trails for biking, walking, and running). Here are all the details.

Start Planning Your Summer Camp Schedule
Who knows what the summer holds, really, but if you’re feeling like you’ve been in camp counsellor mode since, oh, maybe March of 2019? This list’s for you. Atlanta’s summer camp scene is always stellar, and this summer is no different. Here is what’s “on” for now.

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

—Shelley Massey



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