If you’re stumped on what to do this weekend, you’ve come to the right place—we’ve tracked down the coolest family-friendly events coming up in the ATL. From spine-tingling ghost tours to a chance to get up close and personal with alpacas, there’s something for everyone. Just scroll down to get all the details.

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Druid Hills

Fernbank Forest Night Tour
Join Fernbank Museum scientists on a guided tour of Fernbank Forest to experience the unique nocturnal world that awakens at dusk. Listen for owl and frog calls, search for bats using a special echolocation detector, find organisms that glow under UV light and much more. Call 404-929-6400 to reserve your spot. Fri. Event details.


Goosebumps the Musical at Aurora Theatre
Adapted from the hair-raising kids’ book Goosebumps: Phantom of the Auditorium by R.L. Stine, this not-too-spooky adventure follows two aspiring young thespians named Brooke and Zeke as they embark on a likely haunted middle school play. Little ones will be on the edge of their seat until the final bow. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Lawrenceville Ghost Tours
Brave kiddos will love going on a spooky tour around Lawrenceville, featuring local legends that will send a chill down your spine and tales of the city’s most bizarre events. Tours sometimes sell out, so be sure to snag your tickets in advance. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Various Locations

Make Your Own Pumpkin Planters
Green thumbs are invited to plant fall flowers inside a festive pumpkin during a special make-and-take class. Once completed, kids can proudly display their masterpiece at home for a magazine-worthy centerpiece or decoration. To pre-register, click here. Sat. Event details.


Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center
Little ghouls and goblins will have a blast at LEGOLAND Discovery Center’s Brick-or-Treat bash. Kids can go on a “find the pumpkins” MINILAND scavenger hunt and participate in pumpkin build classes in the Master Builder Academy. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

The Rock

Go Up, Up and Away at The Rock Ranch
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s hot air balloons and professional trampoline jumpers! See 7-story tall hot air balloons, go on a tethered ride (weather permitting), watch the World’s Highest Jumpers perform, take your turn on bungee trampolines and more. This jam-packed day of fun features all things “up, up and away” and more than 35 regular attractions. Sat. Event details.

Peachtree Corners

VII Baby Expo Before and After Pregnancy
Explore a baby expo with raffles, products for parents and babies, handcrafted items and lots of parenting resources. Dress your tot up to compete in the costume contest, and learn about everything from baby-proofing to daycares. Sun. Event details.


A Day in the Andes
Llama and alpaca are coming to the Carlos Museum! Experience the special exhibition Threads of Time: Tradition and Change in Indigenous American Textiles, pet and interact with animals from the Andes, taste Peruvian favorites like lomo saltado and chicha morada from The Freakin’ Incan food truck and make feather fans inspired by the exhibition. Kids will also have a chance to try drop-spindle spinning with llama and alpaca wool, led by members of The Peachtree Handspinners Guild. Sun. Event details.

Invitation to Dance!
Enjoy a program of waltzes, mazurkas and tangos that will have kids dancing in their seats. The evening is part of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta’s Family Series. Sun. Event details.

Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain Park Pumpkin Festival
Head to Stone Mountain Park for the annual Pumpkin Festival, complete with pumpkin-themed entertainment, a pumpkin patch, access to the rides, treetop SkyHike®,  and see beautiful fall views from the train or top of Stone Mountain. Don’t miss the new carnival each afternoon with hosted games, inflatables, candy, traditional boardwalk games, and more. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

—Susie Foresman