Free and Cheap Kid Friendly Things to Do in Cumming, Ga

Things to do in Cumming Ga Autry Mill Nature Preserve

Field Trips with Sue is excited to introduce you to another great family blog and local blogger. Jenni Hilton is the author of Forsyth County, GA for Families, a blog about things to do in Cumming, Ga. for families. Cumming is a northern Atlanta suburb in Forsyth County. The following is an excerpt from a recent post. Thanks Jenni for sharing.

Things to do in Cumming, Ga.  

Things to do in Cumming Ga Autry Mill Nature Preserve
Hanging out in the teepee at the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve. Photo credit Autrey Mill

By Jenni Hilton
I was a working mom until about a week ago and now am transitioning to a stay at home mom. It is an odd but exciting feeling to be able to stay home with my daughters for the summer. So now I am planning low or no-cost things to do in Cumming, Ga.

I will share the places I find and hope it helps you add to your summer adventures. I live in Forsyth County, GA so this will focus on this area for the most part. I will also update this as I go. Happy trails!

Forsyth County Parks – we are fortunate to have a wealth of parks available for our leisure. Here is a list with plenty of resources. Central Park is a favorite hangout.Poole’s Mill has a wonderful creek and shady playground.

Movies 400 – free summer movies on Tuesday and Thursdays at 10:00 am. The concession stand offers a special size $1.00 Popcorn and $1.00 Soda for these showings only. Join us this summer for free movies. Bring a can of food to support our can food drive and receive a free popcorn! (Free Family Film Festival Size only, Limit One Per Customer)

Forsyth County Public Library – activities, puppet shows and a calendar for story time keep the library a fresh fun place to go. Plus checking out books keeps our reading library replenished at no cost!

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center– Autrey Mill, located in Alpharetta, has miles of walking trails, a Heritage Village with original buildings and artifacts from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s, animal exhibits and replicas of Native American dwellings. All activities on the grounds are free.

Chattahoochee Nature Center – walking trails and educational sessions with a low cost admission is fun for the whole family.

Wills Park Wacky World and Disc Golf is a 110-acre park featuring baseball fields, a disc golf course, lighted tennis courts, picnic pavilions, walking trails and two large playgrounds, including “Wacky World,” a unique kingdom that kids rave about. Situated at the edge of the park is the Alpharetta city pool, which has a diving well with three boards, a shaded kiddie, shaded and open deck areas and a concession stand.

Suwanee Town Center Park and Playtown Suwanee – a little bit further away but adventure awaits with an interactive fountain, lots of greenspace and a great playground.

For more great ideas on things to do in Cumming, Ga., go to Jenni’s post on Free and Cheap things to do in Forsyth, Ga.

4 Comments on Free and Cheap Kid Friendly Things to Do in Cumming, Ga

  1. You might want to be explicit and say “Forsyth County” since there is a city called Forsyth, GA.

    Cool list though. Technically speaking, half these things are outside of Forsyth county, yet still close enough to do of course.

  2. Warbington Farms is proud to present its summer storytime on the farm programs. Come out and bring the children to a “day on the farm” and enjoy farm themed stories, songs and crafts. We will board the “hey”ride and tell stories and sing songs in the pasture. Bring a picnic and enjoy a lunch in the country. Spaces are limited so reserve your spot today. Price includes “hey”ride, stories, craft, and petting zoo. Contact Delana at 404-983-6945 or for more information and for reservations. The “hey” wagon will depart at 11 am on each day. Please arrive ten minutes before to register and board the wagon.
    • Price: $4 per ticket (book two dates and get a $1 off each ticket)
    • Dates:
    o Monday June 6th
    o Friday June 10th
    o Monday June 13th
    o Monday June 27th
    *There will be different stories, songs, and crafts on each date

  3. Midway Saddle Club (8330 Seabolt Rd Cumming, GA) has monthly Horse Shows that are inexpensive outings for the family. And most kids LOVE horses! The fees are 12 & Under are free and everyone else is $3.00. There is a concession stand for those that get hungry and our dessert table is available for those with a sweet tooth plus all the money from the desserts go to our Community Fund and we use it to help our community in many different ways. The show dates and times for 2012 remaining season is:
    June 16 4pm
    July 21 4 pm
    August 25 4 pm
    September 22 4 pm
    October 13 1 pm (Halloween show – Riders and Horses are dressed up for the contest)
    October 27 1 pm 2nd Annual Memorial Show

    Come on out and join us!

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