Top Fun and Free Family Activities Around Atlanta

January 17, 2021
Top Fun and Free Family Activities Around Atlanta

Atlanta is home to countless, fun family activities, but if you are still minding your budget after the holiday season, there are multiple fun and free options that are just as entertaining. We've put together a list of favorites that are open and ready for business, with social distancing guidelines in place for additional safety precautions.

Museums

Roswell Fire Museum - Learn about fire history in Atlanta, and view the original 1947 Ford American LaFrance Pumper used by the City of Roswell. This exhibit is open seven days a week, but closes when station personnel respond to a call.

Martin Luther King Jr Historic Site - In this tour, take an inspiring, walking tour of the boyhood home of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, with a loop to see Ebenezer Baptist Church. Tours are free and last around 30 minutes, on a first come, first serve basis.

Center for Puppetry Arts - On the first Saturday of every month, Fulton County residents can watch puppeteers bring stories to life in this interactive center, which has been storytelling in Atlanta communities since 1978.

Museum of Design Atlanta - Admission is free on the second Sunday of every month at MODA. It serves as the only museum in the Southeast that is dedicated exclusively to the study and celebration of design. COVID-19 has altered many of the museum's hours, but virtual exhibitions are always available online.

High Museum of Art - The second Sunday of every month, visitors can take a free trip to the museum from 12 to 5 p.m. The High Museum has over 15,000 works in it's collection and serves as the leading art museum in the Southeast.

Outdoors

Train-Themed Thrasher Park - Located in Norcross, Thrasher Park is all about trains, with a red playground caboose to play on in close proximity to actual trains passing by on the tracks nearby.

Dekalb-Peachtree Airport Playground - If your child is more into planes than trains, they can watch planes pass by from this exciting playground-complete with a play cockpit-located near the second busiest airport in Georgia.

Atlanta Beltline - The Atlanta beltline is full of walking and biking trails that the entire family can enjoy, with artwork and murals painted along the busy trails that connect local neighborhoods.

Other Hikes - If you want to stretch your legs on a slightly longer adventure, there are a plethora of free and fun hiking trails within 40 miles of Atlanta. You can see a list of our favorites up on our blog here.

Other Activities

DIY Workshops - For your little ones who love to work with their hands, Lowes and Home Depot offer family workshops at various locations throughout Atlanta for free. You can see both websites for a list of available times and locations, and to learn what your children will be building that afternoon.

National Archives - Track your family genealogy and walk through unique historical records with your children at Atlanta's National Archives building.

Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary - This wildlife rehabilitation center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m., and is available to visit with a call in advance. It is home to horses, bison, deer, cougars, parrots and monkeys.

Atlanta has a lot to offer-even days worth of free and fun activities-and our real estate agents are proud to call these neighborhoods home. If you're looking to relocate to the area, check out our buying guide to get started working with one of our best-in-class real estate specialists.