With one minor league game under our belt, it seems we were destined for the Big Time. It was time to take the kiddos to their first Atlanta Braves game! And what a year to go, with this being the Braves last season at Turner Field.
Why go now??
If you want to celebrate the Braves’ last year at Turner Field as a family, now is the time to go! This new offer is perfect for families looking to make memories during the final season at Turner Field. There are tons of great family-friendly activities at the ballpark and this is a great way to save on tickets.
Don’t miss the 2016 Summer Kids Club free ticket offer with the registration of a Kids Club membership. Premium and free Kids Club members will now receive TWO FREE TICKETS to an Atlanta Braves home game for the remainder of this season! Kids Club memberships are available while supplies last.
More than watching baseball
We certainly enjoyed watching the baseball game, but we went early and experienced so much more!
Jam at Grand Entry Plaza. Since we were one of the first visitors on bobble-head night, we grabbed our Markakis statue and headed in. The band was awesome, getting the crowd excited for the big game, and the boys loved dancing with the Tomahawk Team Cheerleaders. Did you know that the park personalizes your visit with music selected by the team? Get the playlist here.
Tour the Braves Museum & Hall of Fame. You’ll see exhibits and artifacts from the original 1966 Braves, through to the present.
Scouts Alley. This was so much fun for my boys! They took turns hitting the baseball and pitching to see how fast they could throw the ball. There are batting cages for adults/experienced players and a separate area for “Juniors” or kiddos. Even my 3yo took a few swings!
Eats and treats
You can’t go to a baseball game without some all-American eats and treats. My picky eaters chowed on French fries and pizza. With 110 different concessions around the park, there is something for everyone.
Since Linton Hopkins is one of my favorite chefs, we opted for an H&F Burger at the stadium. Your only option is a cheeseburger with fries- ketchup and mustard on the side. Of course it comes on H&F Bread, with his homemade pickles. Because the menu is limited, the line moves fast and you can still keep an eye on the game from where it is located.
Other things kids love include Dippin’ Dots, Mayfield Ice Cream, funnel cakes and more.
If you or your kiddos have gluten allergies, head to section 106 for the Gluten Free Concessions stand. Other GF options around the park include Fresh Cut Fries, Nachos, Cracker Jacks, Peanuts, Popcorn, and Angry Orchard Cider.
Beyond the game
If your little guy or gal is a baseball lover, why not consider enrolling them in Braves Baseball Camp!!?? There is still time this year. They get four days of baseball training- Braves style! Plus a visit to Turner Field, a meet-and-greet with the players, an autographed photo, a uniform, a World Series ring and trophy experience, and so much more.
Disclosure: Thank you to the Braves for our complimentary tickets. Opinions here are my own.