Though you get your fair share of hot, sunny days in Alpharetta, you can also experience quite a few rainy days throughout the year. That’s why Crème de la Crème of Alpharetta on Nesbit Ferry Road has put together this list of indoor activities you can enjoy in and around the Alpharetta area. From expressing your creativity to bouncing off the walls to exploring a local museum, here are five of the great things you and your kids can do on a gray day in Alpharetta.
Complete an Escape Room
An escape room is an immersive, interactive game where you work together with others to solve multiple puzzles and escape from the room before time runs out. Team up with your whole family or bring friends along to crack codes, find keys, figure out riddles, and piece together the clues. And there are two awesome escape room places in the Alpharetta area.
Odyssey Escape Game has four different rooms you can play: the “Towering Inferno” involves coordinating a safe escape from a collapsing building, while there’s a history-themed Titanic room has your team trying to save people before the ship sinks. “Prison Break” has you and your team escaping from prison to prove your innocence, and the “Jack the Ripper” mystery has you trying to figure out who this historical killer really is.
Visit Urban Escape Games to play spy and solve a crime in space, complete a jewel heist against the world’s best thief, or save a time-traveling scientist from a different time period. There are two Urban Escape Games locations in the area, one in Alpharetta and another in nearby Marietta.
These games allow you and your children to develop skills in problem-solving, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. Many of these themed games are suited for elementary school-aged children, teens, and adults, while others might have adult themes. However, while most escape room places advertise whether a room is good for children, but be sure to research the room’s theme before booking.
If you and your children love painting, sculpting, or building, then consider visiting a local art studio that offers fun classes for all ages.
Get your hands dirty at All Fired Up sculpture and painting studio. Here you can paint a masterpiece on one of the 700 different items, like little figurines, plates, mugs, bowls, vases, and more. You can also make your own clay piece, like an ornament or plaque. In addition to freestyle studio time, you can also book your kids for a specialty arts and craft class.
If you’d rather paint on canvas, head to Painting With a Twist in Alpharetta. While this is an awesome place for a friends’ night out or date night, it’s also a great place to get creative with the kids. This studio has everyone painting the same portrait so you and your kids can get expert instruction on how to use your brushes and painting techniques in your masterpiece. You can also grab a paint-at-home kit or do a virtual class at home.
Complete a wide variety of beautiful home goods projects at AR Workshop in nearby Milton. Paint inspiriting signs to decorate your home, make holiday-themed decor and accessories, or learn how to make cozy blankets, homemade candles, and other items. Sign up for a family workshop, book a private event, or grab an at-home DIY kit.
Play Some Games
While you can stay at home and play games, you can also get out of the house and play state-of-the-art arcade games, laser tag, bowling, and more.
At Main Event Alpharetta, you can team up for a game of laser tag, knock down pins while bowling, swing on the high-flying Gravity Ropes, and plays hundreds of arcade games, all under one roof. Or, head to Dave & Busters in Alpharetta for billiards, bowling, virtual reality gaming, and unique arcade games plus delicious food and drink. Head a few minutes away to nearby Roswell for a visit to Bowlero, the upscale bowling alley with classic games like skeeball and hoops, and a sports bar with delicious food and parents-only drinks.
Looking for something a little more digital? Indulge in video games at PLAYLive Nation at North Point Mall. Here you and your kids can play the newest releases on powerful PCs and consoles, compete in tournaments, and meet fellow gamers.
Visit a Museum
Since Alpharetta is a stone’s throw away from Atlanta, you and your kids can take advantage of the amazing museums in the city on a rainy day.
Learn about the city’s financial history through rare coins, historical exhibits, and the technology that keeps money safe at the Atlanta Monetary Museum. See some of your family’s favorite puppet characters from Sesame Street and The Muppets and meet new (and old!) characters through unique exhibits and interactive shows at the Center for Puppetry Arts.
Take your kids to a museum built just for them: the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. This place features hands-on exhibits that teach kids about science, art, engineering, and much more. Or, go to one of the best aquariums in the country to see hundreds of species of fish and water-loving mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and plants at the Georgia Aquarium.
Burn Some Energy
You’ve got toys and a place for the kids to run around at home, but there are plenty of indoor play places in the Alpharetta area where kids can take their place up a few notches.
Go ice skating or play ice hockey all year round at the Cooler Family Skate Center in Alpharetta. You and your kids can take part in free skating, or you can sign them up for ice skating, figure skating, or even ice hockey lessons and camps. Head over to nearby Cumming for Launch Trampoline Park, a place where your kids can bounce off the walls (sort of). This place features free jumping spaces for kids of all ages as well as gaming areas like basketball and dodgeball.One of the best parts about living in Alpharetta is having so many fun, all-weather activities within a short drive away. Did we miss any of your family’s favorite rainy-day destinations in the Alpharetta area? If so, contact us and we’ll be sure to add it to our list!