No time like the New Year to try something new, whether it’s a skill-building class or an educational performance. It’s also totally ok to watch a well-loved movie for the umpteenth time, too (a Frozen sing-a-long? We still haven’t let it go…). Learn about a civil rights leader, try a pasta-making class, take a swim, and get excited for all that 2017 holds.
School’s out for summer, and that means Atlanta kicks its kid-friendly programming into high gear. They won’t be bored at home with this lineup of fun, including butterflies, plays, festivals and more. Grab the sunscreen, snacks and water…and don’t forget to celebrate Dad at the end of the month, either.
In the month that includes National Kids to Parks Day, it’s easy to sense a theme: May is all about getting outside.
In most parts of the world, “April Showers Bring May Flowers,” but here in Georgia the flowers are already blooming. See tulips en masse at Atlanta Botanical Garden, which is my favorite backdrop to photograph the boys (I’m working on my 5th year!) Don’t miss some wildly anticipated fun at Woodruff with the Eric Carle exhibit, or the debut of two adorable sea lion pups at the Georgia Aquarium. Spring has sprung, everyone, and there is soooo much to do!
Family Friday at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival features special family-oriented entertainment, and kids and adults can both have fun with unlimited ride wristband good for all rides and inflatables on Friday only.
It’s a playground unlike any other in Atlanta. Designed with advice from children, the 40,000-square-foot play area in Chastain Park nestles into six acres of wooded rolling terrain just north of West Wieuca Road.
From St. Patrick’s Day Parades to Easter Extravaganzas, and from family-friendly arts adventures to raucous and fun sporting events, March is packed with gripping fun for everyone.
Most of the Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites have identified their “hidden gems” – those special attributes, trails or unusual elements that make them special. Some of these are available for anyone to see them (as long as you know what to look for) and others are only available through guided walks at certain times of the year. Below is a list of the hidden gems for each park, as well as a link to the special “Hidden Gem” events happening throughout the year.
This month we are sharing a few things to do for Valentines’s Day, either as a couple or as a family (including a FUN family package from The Lodge and Spa, photographed below.) There’s a free family festival, a new show and exhibit at Fernbank and a grand Atlanta exhibit at AHC. So Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours…stay warm!
The family-friendly weekend also includes the Chalk Spot street art display and a kids area with the Children’s Art Alley.
Are you familiar with the children’s theatre at Alliance? It’s called Theatre for the Very Young, and it features musicals for kids and plays for children from infants through about 5 years old, though to be honest, my 7 year old is still in seventh-heaven when we visit.