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6 Fun Family-Friendly Things to do in Atlanta

6 Fun Family-Friendly Things to do in Atlanta

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Looking for kid-friendly things to do in Atlanta? Here is a list of 6 kid-friendly things to do in and around the city.

Things to do with Atlanta with kids

Visit the Georgia Aquarium

Of course, I can’t make a list of kid-friendly things to do in Atlanta without mentioning the Georgia Aquarium.

My kids loved their time at The Georgia Aquarium. If you are visiting the city and looking for things to do, you can’t go wrong with a trip to this beautifully designed aquarium. Plan ahead and maximize your experience by knowing showtimes, using the mobile app, and considering an animal encounter.

Check out the video below to learn more about the Georgia Aquarium.

Spend Time at the Delta Flight Museum

Located moments from the busiest airport in the world is the Delta Flight Museum. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. At one point we were the only visitors in the hangars. Imagine being a kid in a hangar with aircraft and prototypes, and simulators, oh my! My boys had a ball!

things to do in Atlanta with kids

It is important that you plan ahead for your visit to the museum as they sometimes are closed for private events. You can avoid making a trip to the museum on a day that the hangers are closed by checking HERE to view their calendar prior to your visit.

Get Outdoors and Explore at Hahn Woods and Lullwater Park

The perfect off the beaten path place to take a stroll or have a picnic. Shhh… this is a little gem the locals likely don’t want you to know about. Located on the campus of Emory University, Lullwater Park is a sweet oasis with scenic trails that run the banks of a serene lake. Park at Hahn Woods and take the trail under the road toward Lullwater.

Hahn Woods Atlanta

866 Houston Mill Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

 Skyview Atlanta Ferris wheel

Take in panoramic views of downtown Atlanta and the surrounding metropolitan area from the top of the Skyview Atlanta Ferris Wheel. Click HERE for ticket info and more.

Visit Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Here kids can explore live animals, world culture, dinosaurs, and more! The museum features an IMAX theater, interactive exhibits, and special exhibitions. Click HERE for hours and ticket information.

Fernbank Museum Atlanta with kids

Kid-Friendly Things to do in Atlanta

I love this place! Especially the Wildwoods and Fernbank Forrest. It’s stroller friendly! 

 Centennial Olympic Park

Seated at the center of Atlanta’s thriving tourist district is Centennial Olympic Park. Kids will love the playgrounds and Fountain of Rings Splash Pad in the warmer months. The park also hosts many events throughout the year. Additionally, you’ll find a host of walkable vibrant attractions nestled around the park. Check HERE for more information including whether or not the fountains are on.

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Cecille Roberts

Monday 20th of January 2020

Atlanta is a beautiful place to be. Planning on having a vacation with my kids soon. Thanks for these tips.

Mary Leigh

Tuesday 17th of April 2018

This is a rally timely post - we're thinking about visiting Atlanta over the summer with little ones!


Tuesday 17th of April 2018

Mary, I hope you all have a great time visiting this summer. Glad you found this list helpful.


Monday 16th of April 2018

This is great! We are members at the aquarium, but haven't really explored what else we could do while we are there. These are great options for when the aquarium is too busy! The natural history museum looks like a must. My kids would love it!


Friday 16th of March 2018

I have a friend who wants to move to Georgia, I’ll pass this along! Looks like fun


Thursday 15th of March 2018

Atlanta is somewhere we have been wanting to visit with the kids! The aquarium was at the top of our list but I love that now I have a few more family-friendly places to check out!