7 Places To Visit In Georgia With Kids

7 Places To Visit In Georgia With Kids

Georgia is a great place to live, and it's even better when you have kids. So if you're looking for some fun things to do in Georgia with your family, then this blog post will get you started! We'll go over seven places that are sure to keep the entire family entertained.

A New Holiday Experience at Zoo Atlanta: IllumiNights A Chinese Festival

This past Friday, my family and I were invited to Zoo Atlanta to experience IllumiNights at the Zoo: A Chinese Lantern Festival presented by Georgia Power, with additional support from Beacon Sponsor PNC. Zoo Atlanta has partnered with Hanart Culture to bring this incredible new experience to Atlanta. Zoo passes are my favorite experience gift idea that I have recommended for years because it is a gift that keeps on giving all year long.

A New Holiday Experience at Zoo Atlanta: IllumiNights A Chinese Festival

IllumiNights opened to the public on Monday, November 22, 2021, and continues through Sunday, January 16, 2022. After dark, guests will explore the Zoo, transformed – full of awe-inspiring vistas highlighting the wonder, beauty and diversity of the natural world, from the savanna to the sea to the skies, from the depths of the rainforest to the lights of the Arctic Circle.

Safe, Family Fun at Great Wolf Lodge LaGrange

So since we didn't go anywhere at all last year for winter or spring break plus basically missed my birthday, I decided I wanted to go somewhere that I have been wanting to take the kids, but have personally never been and that was Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange, GA.

Safe, Family Fun at Great Wolf Lodge LaGrange

We decided to make a weekend trip and here are my tips to get the most out of your family trip to Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange, GA.

Experience Hot Wheels Ultimate Drive-Thru!

Raycom-Legacy Content Company, in partnership with Mattel, Inc., adds a second stop for its first-ever Hot Wheels Ultimate Drive-Thru, visiting Six Flags Over Georgia, from January 28, 2021 through February 28, 2021. Following an epic debut in Ontario, California, this one-of-a-kind Hot Wheels family adventure will roar into the Thrill Capital of the South, igniting the imagination and challenger spirit of fans of all ages.

Hot Wheels fans are invited to come out to Six Flags Over Georgia to drive through this larger-than-life showcase of everyone’s favorite Hot Wheels Monster Trucks & Garage of Legends vehicles, specialty monster trucks, robots and more! Guests will experience more than 50 vehicles including life-size Hot Wheels legendary cars and monster trucks. As guests travel safely through in the comfort of their own vehicles, the world of Hot Wheels comes to life right outside their windows. The exciting journey begins in the main parking lot at Six Flags Over Georgia and will extend through through the Lickskillet section of the park, and drive right past Pandemonium, SkyScreamer, and Blue Hawk with over a mile and a half of stunning vehicle displays. Fans will be fully immersed with an inspiring and educational Hot Wheels audio companion as they travel through the course.

Disney On Ice Skates Into Atlanta! + Giveaway

The celebration of the century comes alive in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! This monumental ice skating spectacular is coming to Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth from Thursday, April 25, through Sunday, April 28, 2019. Tickets are officially on sale now.

Audiences will be a part of the magic of Disney as Mouse-teer of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse leads a parade of more than 50 beloved characters starring Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and featuring an ensemble of Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. The wintry wonderland of Disney’s Frozen also comes to life with Anna, Elsa, and the hilarious Olaf, as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of all.

Monster Jam Smashes Into Mercedes-Benz Stadium!

The picture of me and my husband below is from 2010. The last time we went to Monster Jam. My husband use to go every year. I am so excited to announce that we will be taking our entire family this year! Monster Jam is coming to Mercedes-Benz Stadium 2/23 and 2/24. And I know my son will love it! Follow me on Instagram to keep up with the fun!

Monster Jam®, the unexpected, unscripted, and unforgettable family-friendly motor sport announced today that tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Atlanta events – its second year to dirty the still-shiny Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The 2019 season will bring a new level of high-flying, four-wheel excitement to the entire family with racing, two-wheel skills and freestyle competitions at the jaw-dropping Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday, February 23, and Sunday, February 24.

6 Reasons to Visit Six Flags Over Georgia Holiday In The Park

We have been enjoying Holiday In The Park at Six Flags Over Georgia for the past two years now! My family LOVES going and it has become an awesome family tradition! Here are six reasons I think you should visit and make it a part of your holiday traditions too!

5 Reasons to Visit Six Flags Over Georgia Fright Fest

The hubby and I got invited to experience Six Flag Over Georgia's Fright Fest. I was so excited because I haven't been since I was a kid. The recommended age was 12+, so we decided to make a date night of it.

We experienced a behind the scenes experience and witnessed how each ghoulish creature is created by a team of make up artists. My husband's goal the entire night was to make sure I was scared and he would jump at me. It was actually a fun bonding experience and we felt like kids again. It was such a fun idea for a date night too!

Our First MLB Game In Years! {Atlanta Braves June 1, 2018}

As I have mentioned before and if you follow me on Instagram, then you know a few weeks back now that the Hubby was on a little vacation from work and we decided to have a staycation. We started the week off with a MLB game to see the Atlanta Braves at the new Sun Trust Park.

This was my first time going to a game in probably two years. Before we had kids, we would go to almost every Friday night game (in the cheap seats). But this time, Hubby got some complimentary tickets and parking through work which was nice, so we splurged on ball park food! We did bring in some snacks and water for everyone since you could bring in one per person.

Summer Fun at Stone Mountain Park

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know a few weeks ago my hubby was on vacation from work and we decided that we wanted to have a fun staycation. We started it off with a Braves game at the new Sun Trust Park, we also updated our membership and went to Zoo Atlanta, and then my husband got an email about a great on an All-Adventure passes at Stone Mountain Park. For basically $25 per person, we were able to do everything in the park and I didn't realize how much they had to offer!

All-Attraction passes include access to: Summit Skyride, Dinosaur Explore, Scenic Railroad, 4-D Theater, SkyHike®, Camp Highland Outpost, Geyser Towers®, Dinotorium, Great Locomotive Chase Adventure Golf, Historic Square, and Discovering Stone Mountain Museum.

Twisted Cyclone Blogger Media Day Recap

If you follow me on Instagram then you know that last week, my family and I were invited to a media day at Six Flags Over Georgia to celebrate the opening of rejuvenated "Twisted Cyclone". It is has been updated with a combination or wood and steel into one adrenaline-pumping coaster unlike any other at Six Flags Over Georgia.

Combining the traditional wood structure with a steel track, Twisted Cyclone sends guests upside down through three wicked inversions. Twisted Cyclone intertwines the best of both worlds- a classic wooden coaster with a modern, steel track for a hair-raising, over-the-top thrill ride. I have love the updates they have made. It is such a smooth ride and so much more fun than ever before!

Exploring Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon"

This past week was Winter Break for our local schools so we decided to take a trip camping. I have mentioned how much we love camping before because it get us a nice little getaway without breaking the bank and all of our Family's Camping Essentials. Since we are Friends of the Parks and just found out about it, we decided to join this club where basically what that means is if we hike four of Georgia's canyons then we get a t-shirt. We actually have already hiked three of them last year with full intentions of returning.

Since it is cooler this time of year, we decided to head down south to explore Providence Canyon which is also referred to as Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon". Hiking did get a little hot since we couldn't feel the breeze and it was unseasonally hot when we went, but it was so worth it.

Big Apple Circus {Wonderful Wednesday LINKY}

If you follow us on social media, then you know that we had the opportunity to go to the 40th Anniversary Big Apple Circus Debut in Alpharetta, GA as part of a media event. Tickets are still available for purchase. We had a wonderful time starting with the introduction by Ringmaster Ty McFarlan to the standing ovation. Our jaws dropped multiple times. We laughed thanks to Mr. Joel & Skip and the entire show kept us on the edge of our seats. We loved every minute of it and I was so glad that I received this opportunity to share with my kids.
Here some pictures I took during the first act. I wasn't great about taking pictures during the second act, but there's some great video of the highlights.

Big Apple Circus 40th Anniversary Show Debuts in Alpharetta, GA #BigAppleCircus

The Big Apple Circus is at the Verizon Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, GA from Jan 26th - Feb 25th (select days). Tickets to this world renowned show start at $29, so get them before they're gone!

The show itself is indescribable. I do have a video of the highlights below, but it doesn't do the show itself justice. From high flyers to contortionists and so much more. The whole was a jaw dropping experience. There were funny moments as well as some adorable moments too. Every seat makes for a great show.

Enjoying the Cold Thanks to Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain

It has been unusually cold here in the Southeast thanks to that drastic climate change. My husband and I are from the south so we aren't use to this type of weather. What seems to make it the worst is that we didn't get any snow at our house so what was the point of all the cold? We love going to Stone Mountain. We love hiking the trails and everything else they have to offer. This time of year they have something called Snow Mountain and we wanted to see what it was all about.

My husband suggested last week that we take the kids. Our favorite thing to do is create memories with our children. I love giving the gift of experience instead of physical gifts. So we decided to look into buying passes. Their site suggested to buy tickets in advance so we did. With your pass you were able to get two hours of snow tubing and all day of playing in the snow. There were also options available for food as well as their additional activities, but we were just there for the snow.

Save $5 Admission at Atlanta LEGOLAND Discovery Center

With over 2 million LEGO bricks under one roof, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta is a LEGO lover's dream! Come share our world of color, creativity and family entertainment.

Bring your mateys and race your own pirate ship on our aquatic table at NEW Pirate Adventure Island! Come ride Merlin's Apprentice and Kingdom Quest! Don't forget to check out local Atlanta landmarks in our MINILAND and learn new building tricks in our Model Builder Academy. Don't forget to check out one of our five 4D movies, including NEW The LEGO Movie 4D: A New Adventure! It's the ultimate place for LEGO fans young and old!

JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis Opens at Six Flags Over Georgia {Media Day Recap}

If you follow me on Instagram then you know that last week, my family and I were invited to a media day at Six Flags Over Georgia to celebrate the opening of "JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis". It is the only ride of its kind in the Southeast. It's an indoor, interactive, action thrill ride with 4D effects for the entire family to experience together and features iconic DC Comics Super Heroes and Super Villains like Batman, Wonder Woman, and the Joker. It was also voted one of the most anticipated theme park rides for 2017!

I can't even describe how excited we were for this event.

5 Reasons to Visit Georgia Aquarium

A little while back my husband and I took the kiddos to the Georgia Aquarium. It was my son's first time going. Watching their faces as they were looking at everything was such a beautiful experience. So I have made a list of our top reasons to visit the Georgia Aquarium.

Georgia Renaissance Festival Time Again!

Every weekend and Memorial Day, April 15 thru June 4, 2017 The 32nd Annual Georgia Renaissance Festival is a family-friendly event, and a different kind of theme park. Inside this 32-acre recreation of a 16th Century English Village you'll find hundreds of costumed characters, the Queen and her Court, endless circus-style entertainment on 10 stages, shopping in over 130 artisan shoppes, food fit for Royalty, games and rides for kids of all ages, and the spectacular Jousting Knights on horseback. Patrons are invited to wear costumes and join in the fun too. It's a whole lotta' fun, and a little bit of History, every weekend and Memorial Day, April 15 thru June 4, 2017.

Homeschool/Student Day at the Georgia Renaissance Festival

Exploring High Falls State Park

In our efforts to start a healthier lifestyle, my husband and I have taken up hiking again. We are not trying to lose weight; we are trying to get more active and eat a balanced diet. My husband's birthday was on Monday, so we decided to take a trip over to High Falls State Park since we had never been before. Located northwest of Macon, High Falls State Park is named for tumbling cascades on the Towaliga River. Boat rental, ramps and fishing docks provide easy access to the park’s lake, known as one of Georgia’s top fishing spots for hybrid and white bass.

Exploring High Falls State Park

The day started a little chilly, but it has been feeling like Spring almost nearly day here in Georgia, so it did warm up. It was actually the perfect day. Not too hot, not too cold, slight overcast so the sun didn't beat down on us. My will-be-three-in-March son decided his 30 lb. self wouldn't walk most of the way and of course we forgot our Lillebaby carrier, so my poor husband carried him most of the time.