Things to do in Atlanta with Kids | My List for 2010

I’m not much for New Year’s Resolutions, so instead, I’m going to make a list of activities I’d like to do in 2010. These are in no particular order. What’s on your list? What should I add to mine?
1. Silver Scream Spookshow
– This sounds so bizarre, that I’m dying to go. I don’t like horror. I’m still freaked about the Starskey and Hutch episode where a body fell out of the closet. But this is vintage horror and the pre-show sounds like a blast. Bonus: Kids under 12 are FREE.
2. Laurel and Hardy Museum – I saw this on my way to the Master’s last year. There is a sign off of I-20 West from Atlanta. The museum is free and you can watch any Laurel and Hardy movie.
3. Interactive Neighborhood for Kids – This has been on my list for years. The museum is in Gainesville, just north of Atlanta and from what I understand the museum is a city just the right size for little kids. I need to go this year before my little one is too big.
4. Snow Tubing – My kids got Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games for Christmas. I highly recommend it, except now everyone wants to go skiing and snowboarding. Not in the budget this year, but tubing at Snow Mountain might be.
5. Tubing Down the Chattahoochee – My youngest turns 6 in May, so he’s now old enough to go tubing down the Chattahoochee. We’re planning to head to Up the River Outfitters to try it out.
6. Canoeing at the Chattahoochee Nature Center – The CNC is a wonderful place. I’ve always wanted to do a canoe trip with CNC staff, but didn’t want to leave the youngest at home. The minimum age is 5 years old.
7. Providence Canyon State Park – Called the Little Grand Canyon, this has been on my list since before I had kids. I even cut out a story from Southern Living and saved it for years. I’m also dying to take the boys camping, so perhaps we’ll combine the two.
8. Fishing at the Carter Center – I recently discovered you can fish at the Carter Center. My middle son just got a fishing pole for his birthday. This is a beautiful spot for a picnic and a little fishin’ too. Bonus: it’s FREE.
9. Bird Walk at Piedmont Park – One of my sons is a birder. He loves birds. We keep saying we’ll take one of the bird walks at Piedmont Park, but it starts at 8 am. That’s been a little early for us in the past, but I imagine the park is beautiful in the morning. Bonus: it’s FREE too.
10. The Agrirama in Tifton – I just saw this in Brown’s Guide. The Agrirama is a 95-acre complex featuring a historic village with over 35 structures. Included is a museum, a main street, farmsteads, homesteads, a schoolhouse, community buildings, and more, all replicating the 1870-1890’s era.
11. Storytelling at the Wren’s Nest – I haven’t been to the Wren’s Nest since Joel Candler Harris’ great-great-great grandson took over the museum. He’s doing a wonderful job. I love the blog and the storytellers. We heard one of the Wren’s Nest storytellers at Oakland Cemetery’s Sunday in the Park and my children were enthralled.(ok, so was I) This year, I want to hear stories at the museum and see the fabulous renovation.

8 Comments on Things to do in Atlanta with Kids | My List for 2010

  1. Hi Sue…I recently visited the new location of National Museum of Patriotism and thought it was very educational…Would recommend it if you have not been there…The Manager ased me about spreading the word and I suggested he speak to you…Keep up the good work…I enjoy your suggestions, even though I have no children of my own to take on excursions, I do take the children of friends. Thank you. Susan McMahon

  2. Hey Sue – The Spookshow is not all about horror, but that’s a fun element! It’s science fiction, fantasy, and monster movies from vintage 35mm collections paired with a cool and kooky vaudevillian live show – sort of like a cross between Pee Wee’s Playhouse and The Munsters! We have magic, jokes, and dancing! It’s a blast.

    Your kids will love Professor Morte, his sidekick Retch, the lovely Pandora, and silly Persephone!

    The last Saturday of every month at 1:00 and 10:00.
    Kids under 12 are free at 1:00! Adults only $7.
    All tickets for the 10pm show are $10.

    See you at the Spookshow! This month:
    Saturday January 30th

    • Gayle, As I stated, this is on my list for 2010. I haven’t stopped talking about it since the Little Five Points Parade. Maybe Jan. 30 is the day. It sounds like a blast!

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