After months and months of being cooped up at home due to the Covid19 Pandemic, we are all looking for new and fun ways to safely entertain our kiddos. Here’s a list of some of my favorite places and activities where social distancing is practiced.
Because all kids love the zoo! The Atlanta Zoo is now using a timed ticketing system to limit the number of guests inside the Zoo at any given time, and is enforcing the city wide mask ordinance. They also have promoted a one-way experience that reinforces social distancing guidelines (and makes it easier to navigate!) My family and I were recently able to walk through all of the attractions in an hour and a half!
Note: Splash Pad, Carousel, Playground, and Indoor Attractions are currently closed.
Picnic at the Park
Pack a picnic and blanket, and head to one of the many parks in Atlanta.
Marsh Creek Rain Garden Park in Sandy Springs is one of my favorite hidden gems. This rain garden naturally filters storm water through a pond, and is surrounded by a walking trail, picnic tables, and green space. There’s educational signage to explain the storm water treatment process- so you can turn it into a lesson about the water cycle!
City Springs Splash Pad
I’m not sure who invented Splash Pads, but it was probably a mom of toddlers because these things are GENIUS! They are as much fun as a pool, but without the risk of drowning.
The splash pad at City Springs is completely free, and surrounded by a green space and picnic tables. Pack a picnic lunch for your littles, and treat yourself to a contactless to-go order from Flower Child.
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
With all of the craziness in the world right now, we could all use a break to stop and smell the flowers. See what I did there?
Check the Botanical Garden’s calendar online for fun activities such as outdoor Music Class and Story Time. Garden capacity has been limited for safety, and all guests and members must have timed tickets for admission. Guests are expected to maintain at least 6 feet apart at all times, masks are enforced, and many pathways are designated one-way traffic.
Ready Set Fun
Schedule a private playtime for your kiddos at Ready Set Fun. Your kids will love the indoor playground, Imagination Sandbox, and Imagination Art Room especially when they have it all to themselves for an hour!
If your children or their friends have a birthday coming up, Ready Set Fun has an amazing selection of toys and gifts! Skip Amazon, and support a small locally owned business.
The Bunny Hive
The Bunny Hive is a boutique social studio located in Chamblee that is catered towards littles age baby-3. They offer classes such as sensory play, art, and music. Classes are limited to 5 families to allow room for social distancing, and masks are required for indoor classes.
Chattahoochee Nature Center
Throw your baby carrier on and explore the trails along the Chattahoochee River at your own pace. The Chattahoochee Nature Center also offers several regularly scheduled programs a week including animal encounters, storytime by the river, wildlife feeding time, and more!
I hope this gave you some ideas for this weekend, and I would love to hear if you end up checking one of these places out!