Atlanta is a great destination for families. From kid-friendly attractions to splash fountains and parks, there are plenty of activities in the city to keep the whole family entertained. If adventure and outdoor fun are a priority, visit one of these amusement, theme or water parks, guaranteed to put a smile on everyone's face. Here's what you need to know about admission, hours, attractions and more at the best children's and family theme parks in Atlanta.
Six Flags is the big daddy of amusement parks. With a mix of thrilling roller coasters and family-friendly favorites, this 29park promises a day of fun for folks of all ages. Adventurous riders will love coasters like The Superman, where you actually ride suspended horizontally just like Superman flies! Families create memories on classic rides like the well-known Monster Plantation and The Midway provides fun games and, of course, prizes. The entertaining shows and characters roaming the park bring kids face-to-face with life-sized versions of familiar faces: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and more!
Single day tickets start at $71.99 for adults and $51.99 for children Admission is free for children two and under, and discounts are available for members, season pass holders and groups. The park operates year-round, but only daily in the summer, so check the website for the latest operating hours.
Located in Marietta, Six Flags White Water, Atlanta's biggest and best water park. A summer favorite, this park has all the essentials: a wave pool, a lazy river and plenty of twisty, turny slides. One of the newer additions is The Tornado, a tube ride where you and your friends are dropped in to a giant funnel to spin your way out! Little Squirts Island provides fun water activities for even the smallest swimmers.
Park hours vary throughout the summer season, check the online calendar for daily hours. Tickets are $48.99 for adults, $43.99 for children and admission is free for children two and under. Check the website for advance purchase and group discounts as well as memberships and season passes. The park is open select days March through September.
Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain is a Georgia theme park with 3,200 acres of natural beauty, over 15 miles of trails and a variety of attractions to entertain and occupy the family. From a cable car ride up the mountain to a train ride around the park or a land-to-water Duck Tour and the popular laser show, there are more than 15 different ways to explore and have fun. Almost a little village in itself, Stone Mountain Park is a great weekend getaway with on-site lodging and restaurants.
Vehicles admission is $20.00. Tickets can be purchased on a per-attraction basis for varying costs. The All-Attractions pass is $34.95 and includes admission to all attractions, including the sky ride, railroad, tops course, plus a free meal and drink and unlimited drink refills.
Older kids and teens will enjoy getting behind the wheel at Andretti Karting and Games, the ultimate racing park. With two SuperKart tracks, a rock-climbing wall and a ropes course and a huge arcade, this is the place for an adrenaline-packed afternoon.