Kids need room to run and play, and no matter how big or small your home is, kids could always use more space. That’s why it’s good to switch up kids’ playtime and take them to a park or playground to really burn some energy. Here are seven places in and around the Buckhead, Atlanta, area where your kids are sure to have a great time out of the house.
Chastain Park Neighborhood
Located in Buckhead is the neighborhood of Chastain Park, which has a little bit of every activity to keep your kiddo happy and help them burn up some energy. Your kids can practice tennis on the state-of-the-art courts, have a casual swim or do some laps in the pool, get horse riding lessons, or play ball at the baseball field or basketball courts. And, of course, they can always hang around the 40,000-square foot playground area. It has three giant swings, a spider web climber, a climbing wall, a music area with chimes and drums, as well as lots of shade to beat the hot Atlanta heat.
Buddy’s Indoor Playhouse
Buddy’s is for kids 6-months to 6-years-old, and it has sectioned-off areas for different age groups so kids can play with age-appropriate toys, and the youngest stay safe while having fun. This enormous play destination offers 90 minutes to 2 hours of play for $12 to $16 per child, and with all of the toys, playhouses, kid cars, and new friends, it’s well worth the adventure out of the house. Your kids can read books, play educational games, drive kid-sized cars on their indoor track, and play with hundreds of different toys in the different activity areas.
Buddy’s Indoor Playhouse is located at 3315 S. Cobb Drive Suite 600 in nearby Smyrna. This fun destination is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Keep an eye on their website for any changes in open play hours.
Kids Land is a giant indoor jungle gym and playground for kids 12 and under. Your kids will enjoy going down the slides, venturing through tunnels, climbing up ladders, and bouncing around on the soft, padded floor. Admission is $5 to $10 and includes unlimited play, so it’s a great deal for all-day indoor fun, whether it’s rainy or just too hot to be outside. In addition, Kids Land also hosts Family Friday Night events with special features and admissions prices.
You can visit Kids Land 6469 Tara Blvd. in Jonesboro. Their hours are Monday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., but they’re closed on Tuesdays.
Oodazu is a multi-activity fun zone that’s perfect for kids ages 3 to 12 years old. This place offers yoga classes, summer-long and holiday day camps, free and reserved play, as well as party activities. What sets Oodazu apart from other play places in the area is its diverse collection of fun features. Your kids can try their hand at one of the climbing walls, including one that’s space themed, scale (mini) city buildings, slide down a ramp on a tube, dunk basketballs on a trampoline, play gaga ball and table tennis, and experience virtual reality.
You can find Oodazu at the Shops of Miami Circle at 800 Miami Circle N.E. in Atlanta. They’re open Monday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Do your kids love to bounce and jump? Then you have to spend a day at Sky Zone in Roswell. And it’s not just a room full of trampolines, either. Sky Zone has plenty of fun activities for both parents and kids, from an adults-only ninja-warrior course, dodgeball, foam block pool for flipping into, and much more. For kids, they can bounce around the wall-to-wall trampoline free jump area or take part in the Little Leapers program for parents and kids to jump, play games, and build social skills. Plus, they have glow-in-the-dark jump parties that are fun for everyone.
Sky Zone in Roswell is located at King’s Market Shopping Center, 1425 Market Blvd. Suite 100-A. This indoor jump center is open Monday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Elizabeth Porter Park Playground
If you and your kids want to enjoy the sunny and warm Atlanta weather, then head to Elizabeth Porter Park Playground and Sprayground in nearby Marietta. This park has a super-fun mini splash pad perfect for kids of all ages to run around and cool off. After drying off, your kids can then head over to the playgrounds that have rope tunnels with rings to climb and hang on, a spiral staircase, looping slides, a rope maze to navigate and scale up to the top, and a gravity rail swing that zooms around a bend.
This park is located at 370 Montgomery St. in Marietta. It’s open every day from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Blackburn Park in nearby Brookhaven is 51 acres of pure fun, with baseball fields, tennis courts, a community garden, as well as walking paths and trails. This park has a more natural-looking playground, which can help kids feel more connected to the great outdoors. There are ropes, ladders, and cables for climbing, and the structures are made out of sturdy wood. Plus, this park is home to many special events, like food truck days, art activities, and the annual Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival.So there you have it, Crème de la Crème of Buckhead’s list of the best places for kids to burn energy. Did we miss any of your favorite indoor and outdoor playgrounds for kids? Let us know, and we’ll be sure to add it to our list!