Atlanta Family Rainy Day Activities

Top 10 Places in Atlanta to Take the Family on Rainy Days

Atlanta Family Rainy Day Activities

Bad weather can bring opportunities for fun, or it can mean you are stuck in the house with cranky kids. Tired of being cooped up in the house on cold, rainy days? There are plenty of fun places to take your kids that will keep them busy and help you have fun as a family!

Check out our top 10 ideas of places to go on rainy days and let me know which one is your favorite.

Free Options

Visit the local library. Check out books/magazines/videos, use the computers, attend a story time.

Visit and play with the adoptable animals at your local shelter or Humane Society. You may even find your next best friend!

Walk around the mall. Many malls have children’s playgrounds you can camp out at and gab with other moms. If not, take a stroller for the little ones and walk around playing “I spy” while looking in the windows. You do not have to spend any money, if you stay out of the stores.

Call a friend and see if you can bring your kids over to their house for a play date. You will get out of the house, and you can talk to another adult. You can offer to host the playdate next time!

Tour the history center or a local museum. Check out special exhibits and find out about upcoming events they might be hosting. *Some museums have admission fees, so check ahead*

Paid Options

Find your local children’s museum if you have one. Let your kids explore and play pretend and make a mess without you having to worry so much about having toys all over your house.

Go roller skating or ice skating. Even little kids (check age requirements at your local rink) can have fun doing this with the new “walkers” they have out now. Indoor ice skating rinks are also popular all year round.

Go swimming at an indoor pool. Take your mind off of the water coming out of the sky, and swim in water in the pool! Your local YMCA is a good place to check.

Take a trip to the bowling alley/arcade. Play laser tag, do a few rounds of bowling, hang out in the arcade, etc.

Go to the movie theater. Enjoy a movie and stay dry. Check for showtimes and even buy tickets ahead of time to avoid lines.

Stay at Home Options

Kids love to craft and creating something with odds and ends you don’t need anymore can help keep kids busy for hours. Be sure to add odd things that will challenge their imagination but don’t cost you anything extra like tissue paper boxes, paper towel rolls, and egg cartons are all fun items your kids can upcycle and create something new with.

Turn on some music and get everyone cleaning. Why wait till the weather is beckoning to go outside to get the chores done? When the kids start fussing and you need a break from reality, help break the sleepy day up with a bit of high energy running around and being productive.

Plan a movie day. Pull out some snacks and a good movie on Netflix and dive right in with some family fun. Plan ahead and have cheap new DVDs the kids have never seen and snacks stashed in a basket to make a rainy day special.

Hold a board game competition. Drag out all of the board games in the house and make a marathon of board games. Your kids will remember the day their parents spent the whole day playing different board games with them. If you have enough people, keep a tally of who wins and let the person that wins the most games pick dinner. Have board games without all the pieces? Make the most of it by challenging your kids to make a board game of their own out of the pieces you do have.

Pull out the baking supplies and go on a baking spree. Nothing brightens up a gray rainy day like freshly baked cookies warm from the oven. Baking together with your child allows you to make it even more special because you get to spend quality one on one time with them.

Have your kids plan something special for others. Create care packages to hand out in the summer to the homeless, make cards for the turps, fill baggies with coloring pages and crayons to donate to the local children’s hospital. Killing boredom by working on a project to brighten someones day is a great way to make the day a great memory that will help your child feel great from the inside out.

Final Word

Everyone loves when winter finally gives way to spring. Until the spring rain comes along, leaving you trapped inside with cranky kids whining that they are bored. This year, be prepared to keep kids busy on rainy days.

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