Let’s be honest—after the year we’ve had, there’s not much that’s going to scare us this Halloween season. So instead, we’ve pulled together our favorite comfy, cozy, and cheerful ways to spend a crisp autumn day in Atlanta. Keep reading for all the good feels, below.

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Hands-On Fun

Family Zoo Yoga
Reach, stretch, bend, and twist! Move like an animal in this fun, interactive program geared toward families with children ages 4+. Each program includes 30-40 minutes of animal-inspired yoga poses with a certified instructor, followed by time with a Zoo educator to learn more about the featured animal and how humans are connected to wildlife and wild places. Find out more here.

Pick the Perfect Pumpkin at a Pumpkin Patch
While the grocery store will deliver on your pumpkin needs, it’s the fun fall perks—like hayrides, mazes, and inflatables, not to mention the acres of pumpkins—that will have you loading up your car and heading to the farm this fall. Check out our favorite spots, here.

Visit the High Museum to check out Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books
The exhibition is a collaboration with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and is guest curated by author and editor Andrea Davis Pinkney. Within the galleries, viewers will see artwork that serves to honor the voices of the past and inspire the voices of tomorrow as the fight for justice continues nationwide. Picture the Dream is the only exhibition of its kind to focus on the civil rights movement specifically through picture book illustrations. Here‘s all you need to know.

Visit Freedom Farmer’s Market
The market, now open year-round, offers a wide range of organic, local products including: fresh produce, grass fed meats, dairy including cheeses, yogurt, butter, milk, farm fresh eggs, handmade pasta and preserves, baked goods, coffee and more. Each market March to December features live music, a kid’s tent, and a local chef with hot prepared foods. Go here for more info.

Treat Yourself to Family-Style Carry-Out
À la carte works on date night, but when you’re feeding your crowd, sometimes it’s better to minimize the ordering mayhem. From tacos to tofu, we’ve picked our favorite family style meals that you can carry-out from Atlanta’s best restaurants. Here’s where to go.

Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park
Play by day as you enjoy family-friendly park attractions and special fall entertainment featuring new Magic Shows and some of your favorite classic storybook characters! Then, after the sun goes down, you’ll glow by night in a whole new light with the all new Dino Glow Experience and plenty of other not-so-spooky outdoor experiences. Find details here.

Virtual Adventures

Salem Witch Museum’s Online Tour
This online tour of the Salem witchcraft trials sites allows you to view locations around Essex and Middlesex counties and a few key sites in and around Boston that are related to the events of the year 1692. You may select a town or city below to view pictures (where available) and read about the sites in these locations.This section contains descriptions of the sites from the witchcraft trials which can still be seen today, including original houses, foundations, grave sites, and sites marked by historic markers. Check it out here.

Rhythm Workshop
Create your own drum kit out of household objects, then learn some simple rhythm patterns. At the end of class, join in the CampCosmo Drum Circle! This live, online class is taught from sunny Santa Monica, CA at 9am PT, and we welcome kids around the world to join the fun! For more info, check this out.

Kids Yoga Dance Party
This fun and active yoga class focuses on music and movement. Kids will stretch, shake, shimmy and shuffle. This class is for kids 5+ and we invite older kids, babysitters and parents to join as we dance into the weekend. Find out more here.

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

—Shelley Massey

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