By Sue Rodman
This morning’s Field Trips with Sue segment on CBS Better Mornings (click the link to view the segment) was all about back-to-school. Most schools have either gone back or are going back this week. However, most preschools don’t resume until after Labor Day, which means parents with younger children are wondering what to do in Atlanta with preschoolers once the older kids go back to school. Never fear, Field Trips with Sue has got you covered. Here are some ideas on what to do in Atlanta with preschoolers.
What to do in Atlanta with Preschoolers: Start learning early at one of the local Museums: Kids can travel coast to coast in one afternoon at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. The Weebles Coast to Coast exhibit runs into September and features fun from around the US. NatureQuest at Fernbank Museum of Natural History is an indoor, outdoor playground. Kids can splash in a virtual river, walk through a virtual waterfall, climb up a tree, excavate a historic dig, all in cool air conditioning.
What to do in Atlanta with Preschoolers: Cool off in a splash fountain: For little ones that don’t swim, a splash fountain is the perfect way to cool off. You can visit a splash attraction like Wiggles World at Six Flags or Geyser Tower at Stone Mountain.
Stone Mountain is offering free Fridays through August. Kids 3-11 get one Free Adventure Pass ($22 value) with the purchase of a full price adult Adventure Pass. Download the coupon from the Stone Mountain website.
For even less expensive options try Riverside Splash Grounds which is a few dollars or the Centennial Olympic Park downtown which are free. For more information, visit our post on Splash Water Parks in Atlanta.
What to do in Atlanta with Preschoolers: Wear them out before naptime. Catch Air is a favorite bounce house for little ones, although it’s really much more than a bounce house. The Tiny Town are is specifically for kids under 4 ft. Depending on location, you can find a tiny carousel, ball pit, or even light up dance floor. Follow each location on Facebook for deals and discounts. All the locations are outside the perimeter, BUT, I was excited to learn they have one planned for Midtown in 2014! For more information, see this post from Atlanta’s Frugal Mom on Catch Air.
SkyZone is another great place to work off some excess energy. Normally I would recommend this for tweens and teens, but they have a special toddler time on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 – 11 am where the little ones can literally bounce off the walls and their parent jumps free.
And if your looking for a vacation, the end of August and September are one of the best times to visit Orlando and Walt Disney World. See these posts if you are planning a trip to Orlando or Disney World.
- Free Things to do at Walt Disney World
- New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom
- Stay Under the Sea at The Art of Disney Animation Hotel
- Be Our Guest Restaurant
- Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
- New Fantasyland: Voyage of the Little Mermaid
- EPCOT: Re-Imagined Test Track
- Disney’s Wild Africa Trek
- Why You Need a Disney PhotoPass
- Disney Star Wars Weekends: Tips for an Out of this World Vacation
- Tips for a Magical Time at Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter
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- What’s the Right Age for LEGOLAND Florida