See where you can take your kids for a fun outing in the Atlanta Southwest area from this guide to five indoor fun for kids in Atlanta by our Atlanta Parent Squad, Asia M. Hadley. Asia is an Atlanta resident, wife, mom of two, a blogger at Beaconvillages.com and author of the book, 7 Secrets Every Woman Should Know: How to Create a Joy-Filled Life.
Are you looking for family friendly activities to do with your kids around town? Well, get ready! These top five places will surely make you want to get out of the house. From the laid back listener to the ultra active participant, this list has something for your entire family to enjoy.
Cascade Fun Center
The home to one of the largest skating rinks in Southwest Atlanta, Cascade Fun Center has something for everyone. In addition to skating, on select days and times, kids and adults can bounce around on a variety of inflatable slides, jumps and obstacle courses. The entire family can enjoy a great selection of competitive sports inflatables, go-karts and amusement rides! Walk-ins welcome. Be sure to check their web site and calendars for skate and inflatable times.
Location: 335 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Atlanta, GA 30331
Price: Admission and skate rental $8 Inflatables rate varies. See web site for pricing details. (http://www.atlantafamilyfuncenters.com/cf_rinkmap.htm)
Storytime at Southwest Library
This isn’t your typical storytime where kids only sit and listen to a storyteller read. Librarians intersperse songs and fingerplays to get the kids moving. Included at the end are show and tell presentations where children are encouraged to bring an item from home to talk about, which is great for developing their public speaking skills!
Location: 3665 Cascade Rd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30331
- Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10AM-11AM
- Saturdays 12:30PM – 1:30PM
More Information: visit http://afplweb.com/southwest-branch6
Adamsville Recreation Center & Natatorium
Visit the largest community center in the Cascade area. It boasts an Olympic size pool, therapy pool, basketball court, conference rooms, gym, and dance studio. The center hosts dozens of classes geared to youth, teens and adults. To learn more about this community gem call 404-505-3181.
Location: 3201 M. L. King Jr. Drive, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30311
The Wren’s Nest
Step back in time and hear the tales of the beloved Brer Rabbit characters created by Joel Chandler Harris. Professional storytellers take you on a magical journey of mystery and intrigue as these characters mischievously teach life lessons. Told in the original dialect, children and adults get a taste of authenticity in this storytelling hour. Walk-in tours of this historic house are also available.
Location: 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Price: Group Tours with Storytelling $6 for children, $8 for seniors and students, $9 for adults
More information: visit http://www.wrensnestonline.com/
This all-in-one facility includes skating, fitness gym, playland inflatables, and bowling. Although it could use some sprucing up, it provides an outlet for family fun entertainment unlike any other venue in the area. Be sure to check out their martial arts classes, boxing and bowling leagues for youth and adults. Times and prices for the activities vary so visit the web site or call 404-767-7125 for schedule and pricing details.
Location: 1959 Metropolitan Pkwy, SW, Atlanta, GA 30315
More information: visit http://metroplexatl.com/
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