The weekend is here and it’s time to get this show on the road. Luckily, you don’t have to go far to spend the day exploring Arabia Mountain or catching a flick at a drive-in. All you need is a sense of adventure and maybe an extra diaper or two. Keep reading for places to play this weekend, below.

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Hands-On Fun

Stage Insta-Worthy Picks at Lenox Square
TFTI welcomes guests to the ultimate pop-up photo experience for a limited time engagement at Lenox Square. Over 12+ insta-worthy rooms—including a Pillow Fight, Mirror Room, Upside Down room—and more fun photo sets are the perfect backdrop for families to enjoy. Whether looking for a new jaw-dropping selfie or a quirky family photo, TFTI has something for everyone. Be sure to check the website to learn how they’re keeping guests safer during Covid. Go here for more info.

Go Apple Picking
The time is ripe for some good old-fashioned apple picking fun in North Georgia. There’s a bushel of excitement to be had when you head to the country, from fresh air and exercise to crisp deliciousness for the perfect virtual learning snack break. Check out where to find this season’s bumper crops, open generally through the end of October. Get details, here.

Atlanta Film Festival Drive-Ins
The modified format of this year’s festival will allow audiences in Atlanta and beyond to safely enjoy screenings from a diverse slate of approximately 150 filmmakers over 11 days. Drive-in screenings and digital screenings will help keep guests safe. Here’s what to know.

Pedal on a Kid-Friendly Bike Path
Looking for a shaded, active family adventure that’s as bearable in Atlanta’s sweltering summer months as it is beautiful on a colorful fall day? We’ve got your day planned. Here’s the scoop.

Spend a Day Exploring Arabia Mountain
The Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area lies just east of Atlanta along I-20 and is dominated by two granite outcrops to explore. The Arabia Mountain NHA offers opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing and geocaching throughout 40,000 acres, while the Panola Mountain State Park offers beginner courses and expert ranges for archery. Find details here.

Trick Out Your Bike
Bike season is here and aren’t we all glad! Now that your family might be spending some extra time on two (or three) wheels, you can amp up your ride with these super cool (and surprisingly easy) ways to trick out your bicycles and tricycles with serious flash without a ton of cash. Here’s what you need to know.

Cath a Movie at the Drive-In
If you’ve never been, you have to pay a visit to the iconic Starlight for a drive-in movie with double features, concessions to purchase (or BYO food), plus a flea market from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the weekends. For more details, click here.


Virtual Adventures

Jump Into Science with the Tellus Museum
Kids can learn how to use science to make a geode suncatcher, lava lamp and more. Here’s the scoop.

Virtual Storytime with Barnes & Noble
Head to the Barnes & Noble YouTube page for story times read by children’s book authors. Follow #BNStorytime for more stories from your favorite authors, special guests and more! Find out more here.

The Magic Parlour at Home
A third-generation magician who specializes in classic magic and mind-reading, Dennis Watkins offers world-class, one-of-a-kind magical entertainment in his long-running one-man show. Check it out here.

Check Out Atlanta in 50 Objects
The Atlanta History Center asked the public to submit what objects they think best represent their town. The parameters were broad: an object could also be a person, a place, an institution, or an idea. After receiving hundreds of submissions, History Center staff assembled a collection of fifty pieces that represent the themes identified by the public. For more info, check this out.

Rocking Stories and Ballet Basics
This interactive class combines storytime and dance, where students bring a fun story to life through imaginative play. Kids will act out different parts of a book, then have a fairytale dance party, and wrap it all up with ballet. Find out more here.

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

—Shelley Massey



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