What to do in Atlanta with Preschoolers when the Kids Go Back To School

What to do with Preschoolers in Atlanta via @FieldTripswSue

What to do with Preschoolers in Atlanta via @FieldTripswSueBy Sue Rodman
Most schools in the Atlanta area go back to school in August, which means it’s a perfect time to take the preschoolers, who don’t usually go back until September on a special outing all their own. We featured a few places in the latest Field Trips with Sue segment on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta. Here are some more 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 spark their imagination at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta with a host of permanent exhibits geared just for them, as well as a morph gallery that showcases traveling exhibits. 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.

Indoor Playground in Atlanta at Fernbank Museum
Swim under the sea at NatureQuest, the indoor playground at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

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. 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. They even have a new location in Midtown. 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 where the little ones can literally bounce off the walls and their parent jumps free. Contact each location for the specific day.

What to do in Atlanta with Preschoolers: Introduce them to Theatre. Regular theatre performances can be too much for smaller children. Luckily there are lots of companies that cater to small children. See our post on Theatre for the Very Young.

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.

New Fantasyland
Mid-August through September is the best time to visit Orlando, FL. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

34 Comments on What to do in Atlanta with Preschoolers when the Kids Go Back To School

  1. With a 4-year old and a 19 month old, we are super BIG fans of Catch Air!! I’m looking forward to utilizing CA a little more, now that “the big kids” are back in school, and before my daughter starts in September! 🙂

  2. Love your give away’s. Catch Air is a really fun place and the kids love it, but we haven’t been in quite a while. Would love to take the grandkids.

  3. We just moved and as I was out exploring the other day I saw one of these places! On Highway 124 in snellville

  4. The closest one will be Suwanee location after move in a few months. This would be a perfect location for my daughter’s birthday party! We’ve never been before, but I know my daughter would love it. She is jumping all the time in the house and needs to get her energy out!

  5. We have been to SS location, not very far outside perimeter – our girls ages 4 & 6 LOVE Catch Air! Also fun bday parties.

  6. Catch Air Cumming isn’t closest to me, but is our favorite location! They have the most variety there. My 4 year old and I LOVE Catch Air!

  7. My kids love catch air! We go to the Suwanee location. We have one preschool er, but since we homeschool, we usually all go together!

  8. My kids love Catch Air! Its like Chuck E. Cheese for this generation. Just no coins and a lot more lights and music!! We love the Sandy Springs location.

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