Spring Break Fun: Family Activities and Outings

A Few Neat Things To Do In The Spring!

By Rachelle Nelson, Publisher Macaroni KID Smyrna Vinings March 27, 2024

As spring blooms in our community, and all around it, families are gearing up for a week of fun-filled adventures during the first week of April. Whether you're seeking thrilling outdoor escapades, educational outings, or cozy activities at home, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some fantastic ideas to make the most of your spring break with school-aged kiddos! 

1. Day Trips & Excursions:

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Atlanta Botanical Garden: Discover the beauty of nature at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, where you can stroll through breathtaking landscapes, encounter fascinating plant species, and even participate in family-friendly events and workshops. Up until April 14 families can celebrate the return of spring with the exhibit Orchid Daze featuring Atlanta artist Lillian Blades. Get tickets here:

Stone Mountain Park: Embark on a short day trip to Stone Mountain Park, where outdoor enthusiasts can hike to the summit for stunning panoramic views, while history buffs can explore the Confederate Memorial Carving and other attractions. This is a great place for families to make lasting memories! During Spring Break the Dino Fest will be going on during select dates up until April 28th. It features a Drone & Light Show on Saturdays and daily during Spring Break up until April 6th. Click here to see the entertainment schedule, hotels, and camping options for this great family adventure:

Chattahoochee Nature Center: Delve into the wonders of wildlife and conservation at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Enjoy guided hikes, encounter native animals up close, and participate in hands-on activities that promote environmental stewardship. During spring break families can enjoy the  EcoTinker Science Stations. These tinker stations allow families to explore the connection between STEM and nature at our tech and tinker stations. Check out the calendar of events here: and get tickets here:

Silver Comet Trail: Lace up your sneakers and embark on a biking or hiking adventure along this scenic trail that spans over 60 miles. Enjoy picturesque views of nature and make lasting memories with the family. Have kids collect rocks or flowers that are sprouting along the way! More info about the trail can be found here:

The Battery: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of The Battery Atlanta, adjacent to Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves. Enjoy shopping, dining, and entertainment options for the whole family. Whatever you decide to do will be fun for all. During Spring Break there are 3 opportunities to enjoy a home game! 

 April 5 @ 7:20 pm - 10:20 pm Atlanta Braves vs Arizona Diamondbacks 

April 6 @ 7:20 pm - 10:20 pm Atlanta Braves vs Arizona Diamondbacks

April 7 @ 1:35 pm - 4:35 pm  Atlanta Braves vs Arizona Diamondbacks

Location: Truist Park 755 Battery Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA, United States

Tickets can be purchased here:

If Yoga is more of an appeal to you, The Battery Atlanta is proud to offer Yoga presented by Kaiser Permanente. April 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required here:

Family Movie Outing: Take the entire clan to see the following family-friendly movies that are out during Spring Break! We love popcorn and candy moments! 

Rate PG : 

KUNG FU PANDA 4 (2024)

Rated PG 13: 




FUNBOX: The world's largest bounce park is in town at the Cumberland Mall. What a fun way to burn off energy for littles, bugs, and adults of all ages. The general admission price is $20, offering senior discounts and military discounts as well.  Get further information and tickets here: LINK


2. Family-Friendly Attractions:

Georgia Aquarium: Many of us have already been to the Georgia Aquarium however, it's still a favorite, and returning experience, for many families near and far. On April 2nd, those 8 and under can participate in Yoga by the water. Link here for tickets: 

Zoo Atlanta: This is another great place for families to frequent. The Treetop Trail is loads of fun where kids can burn off energy climbing, balancing, and zig-zag through the obstacles in this play place. It’s always super cool to hand-feed the tallest living land mammals, giraffes! And families love the interactive wildlife presentations as well. The zoon also offers a Spring Break camp. More information can be found here:

Balloon Museum: Here for a good time, not a long time! Following acclaimed runs in Rome, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Naples, London and New York the Balloon Museum makes its second stop on the North American tour in Atlanta, Georgia. Featuring mind-blowing inflatable installations created by 18 renowned international artists, the museum immerses visitors into a world of contemporary art that is meant to be touched, moved, and felt. Get tickets here:

 3. Creative Activities at Home:

DIY Crafts:  Unleash your creativity with fun DIY craft projects at home. From painting rocks to creating homemade bird feeders, there are endless possibilities to spark imagination and artistic expression.

Start a Garden:  It's Spring so gardening is in order. Start a garden at home and watch it blossom! With a few dollar store finds, this can be a fun project that continues to bring the family joy as you watch your work grow!  

Backyard Camping: Pitch a tent in the backyard for a memorable camping experience under the stars. Roast marshmallows, tell campfire stories, and embrace the magic of the great outdoors right in your backyard.

4. Culinary Adventures:

Family Cooking Challenge: Get the whole family involved in a friendly cooking competition. Choose a theme, assign tasks, and let creativity reign as you whip up delicious dishes together.

Local Food Tour: Explore the diverse culinary scene of Smyrna, Mableton, Austell, Powder Springs, The Battery, Cumberland Atlanta Area, and Vinings by embarking on a local food tour. Sample mouthwatering dishes from different cultures and neighborhoods, and discover new favorite eateries along the way.

Chattahoochee Food Works: Every family member can pick their choice of food from the food hall and have a picnic-style affair inside or outside, on the grounds! This upcoming week will be a cool event worth taking the kiddos! HAPPY CAMPERS: Spring Break Edition at The Camp@ at 10:00 am. This complimentary series occurs on April 2nd and 4th from 10 am – 12 pm The Amphibian Foundation will lead an educational session from 10 am -10:50 am on a variety of reptiles and amphibians that kids will be able to experience up close! A coloring craft session, on reptiles and amphibians,  will occur from 11 pm – 12 pm. This is best suited for ages 3 – 9. More info here:

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Every Saturday, The Camp presents SPRING (music) BREAK. Grab a beverage from Dr. Scofflaw’s and lunch or a cocktail from Chattahoochee Food Works and enjoy local and regional bands for the perfect weekend activity. Fun for all ages, no fee. Saturdays 2-5 pm On April 6th Featuring: Harrison Bounds

With these exciting activities, your family is sure to have an unforgettable spring break filled with laughter, learning, and bonding experiences. Whether you're exploring the great outdoors, embarking on day trips, or enjoying quality time at home, Smyrna, GA, and the Metro Atlanta area, including Mableton, Austell, Powder Springs, The Battery, Cumberland Atlanta Area, and Vinings, offer endless opportunities for family fun and adventure.