Breaking news! We’ve just realized that due to Leap Year, we get an extra day of play this month. Head out for some good ole Atlanta fun, like a trip to the latest exhibit at Children’s Museum of Atlanta, or to see what’s splashing at the Georgia Aquarium, or perhaps to catch a show on the Giant Screen at Fernbank, because the next time you’ll get the chance? That baby of yours might be in elementary school, or your middle-schooler in high school. Grab the tissues and then keep reading for things to do in Atlanta with kids to make this Leap Day memorable.

photo: Sugar Factory

Sugar Factory

For a memorable stop on your day's itinerary, pick up eats and sweets at this Midtown Insta-worthy lunch spot, where they can grab signature Rainbow Sliders (with a freebie rubber duck) and over-the-top milkshakes. The confectionary—an 800-square-foot retail space with a floor-to-ceiling candy wall and over 500 types of sweet treats—is filled with novelty candy and homemade ice cream, so you can take a bit of the deliciousness (and sugar high) home with you. Or perhaps to a park, instead. Reservations on OpenTable are highly recommended. For an alternative way to wow them, pay a visit to one of these theme restaurants in Atlanta

1080 Peachtree Street NE
Midtown
470-428-4395
Online: sugarfactory.com

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photo: LEGOLAND Discovery Center

LEGOLAND Discovery Center

With an extra day to play, a visit to LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Phipps Plaza is an easy win, with I2 million bricks with play areas, a 4D theater, two rides, Pirate Adventure Island, and a replica of Atlanta called MINILAND. Online booking here is recommended to guarantee entry and the best prices.

3500 Peachtree Rd. NE
Buckhead
404-848-9252
Online: atlanta.legolanddiscoverycenter.com

The Battery Atlanta

For a one-stop-shop for fun, head to The Battery for entertainment and dining options that will delight everyone in the family. The VOID is a virtual-reality playspace that features experiences like Jumanji: Reverse the Curse, Star WarsTM: Secrets of the Empire and Avengers: Damage Control through state-of-the art VR technology, physical stages and multi-sensory effects. Burn off some steam running around the Georgia Power Pavilion's green space, grab a pizza at one of the country's best pizza spots, and try your hand in The Escape Game, which offers five interactive adventures for teams to work together to find clues, overcome challenges and complete the mission.

800 Battery Ave. SE
Cobb/ Galleria
Online: batteryatl.com

photo: Center for Puppetry Arts

Center for Puppetry Arts

Catch Kermit the Frog and other Muppet friends at the World of Puppetry Museum in the Center for Puppetry Arts. Kids are invited to take a trip across the world through The Global Collection Gallery, housing 175 puppets and artifacts representing five continents, and marvel at the world of Jim Henson’s Gallery, offering a changing array of more than 75 items chronicling Henson’s career in TV and film. While you're there, don't miss Stellaluna, now showing as part of the Center's Family Series.

1404 Spring St. NW
Midtown
404-873-3391
Online: puppet.org

photo: Monster Energy Supercross

Monster Energy Supercross

Monster Energy Supercross is an indoor dirt bike racing championship that takes place on long courses built primarily from dirt hauled into stadiums. On Saturday, February 29, Monster Energy Supercross will bring the sport's most elite athletes to Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Join champions at Fan Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the race at 4:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.

1 AMB Dr. NW
Downtown
470-341-5000
Online: supercrosslive.com

photo: Jeff Roffman Photography

Children's Museum of Atlanta

Guests can enjoy a Storytime and Movement program, watch a mini musical performance of Peach State Flyer by the Imaginators, create crafts in the Art Studio and learn about the innovative contributions African Americans have made to science, technology, engineering and art in both the Built It Lab and Science Bar. Just a regular day at the Children's Museum, but far from ordinary. There's no better place to spend a bonus day of fun than exploring here, together.

275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW
Downtown
404-659-5437
Online: childrensmuseumatlanta.org

—Shelley Massey

Featured photo: LEGOLAND Discovery Center

 

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