Meet Mo Willems' charming characters at the Children's Museum of Atlanta. Photo courtesy of Children's Museum, Pittsburgh
Meet Mo Willems' charming characters at the Children's Museum of Atlanta. Photo courtesy of Children's Museum, Pittsburgh

Best Things to Do in Atlanta in January with Kids: Nature Hikes, MLK Events, Ice Skating

Congratulations, we have just about made it to 2021.  While we should all take a collective sigh of relief, our families might be experiencing some post-holiday cabin fever.  

As we recoup, we still can enjoy some seasonal fun with virtual classical theater productions such as The Nutcracker, and enjoy the crisp weather while getting some exercise on a nighttime hike at the Chattahoochee Nature Center

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. in Atlanta has always been a special occasion. This year's commemorations largely will take place with virtual events that are no less special in their significance. 

For those who did not make it to seasonal events in December, you can take in the last few days of snow tubing, ice skating, and the unique drive-thru light show experience at Candy Rush at Six Flags White Water in Marietta.   

While we try to promote safe activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, keep your family and others safe by wearing a mask and maintaining an appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do. Keep in mind, reservations are required for many of these events so plan your outings in advance and be sure to click through to our listing for all the details, including address, time, and pricing.

Given the fluid nature of the pandemic, some events could be canceled at a moment's notice so make sure to call or check websites before heading out.

If you prefer to remain indoors during this challenging time, why not enjoy a Mommy Poppins@Home class. Choose from Castles, Kingdoms, and Wizards, music and movement, science and alphabetand more.

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Stone Mountain Park
1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Six Flags White Water
250 Cobb Pkway North 100
Marietta, GA 30062

Callaway Resort & Gardens
17800 US Hwy 27
Pine Mountain, GA 31822

Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta , GA 30309

Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Rd.
Roswell, GA 30075

Atlantic Station
241 20th Street
Atlanta, GA 30363

Children's Museum of Atlanta
275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Scottsdale Farms
15639 Birmingham Hwy.
Milton, GA 30004

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands
7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy.
Buford, GA 30518

Quintessence Theatre
7058 Germantown Ave. Suite 202
Philadelphia, PA 19119

Tellus Science Museum
100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120

Ponce City Market
675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Scottsdale Farm
15639 Birmingham Hwy., Milton, GA
Milton, GA 30004

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30307

Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

Kefi
3637 Peachtree Road Northeast Suite #D
Atlanta, GA 30319

Serenbe
9065 Selborne Lane
Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268

Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Rd.
Roswell, GA 30075

Mason Mill Park
1406-1458 McConnell Drive
Decatur, GA 30033

Kidzstock Park
1905 Hwy. 92, First Baptist Church of Woodstock
Woodstock, GA

Logan Farm Playground
4405 Cherokee St.
Acworth, GA 30101

Kidscape Village at Cobb Park
2776 Sanford Rd.
Smyrna, GA 30080

Brook Run Park
4770 N. Peachtree Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Morgan Falls Overlook Park
200 Morgan Falls Rd
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

East Cobb Park
3322 Roswell Rd
Marietta, GA 30068

Historic Fourth Ward Park
680 Dallas St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Chastain Memorial Park
135 W. Wieuca Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30328

Mason Mill Playground
1406-1458 McConnell Drive
Decatur, GA 30033
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