We’ve lined up some fun activities to keep your kiddos busy before “school” starts. The EAST COBBER Frugal FunMom is proud to bring you the final installment of our summer editorial series. Although this summer was waaay weird, we hope you got out and made some memories while having some frugal fun! Have a great last week of summer break, everybody!
Friday, August 7: Adventure at the Virtual Fairy Tale Ball
Are you looking for an “Escape”?? Try this out: Adventure at the Fairy Tale Ball is a virtual escape game. If you’ve participated in an Escape Room before, the idea is similar. You must solve puzzles to work your way through the game. The setting is a Royal Ball with some familiar guests. Watch out for a particularly “unsavory” character! The adventure is appropriate for all ages; however, the puzzles can be challenging and may be better suited for players in grades 3 and up!
Location: Your home
For more info: www.cobbcat.org/event/adventure-at-the-fairy-tale-ball-virtual-escape-experience-virtual-program/2020-08-07/
Saturday, August 8: Movie in Swift-Cantrell Park: Frozen II
The field will be marked with family squares to ensure social distancing. There will not be activities before the movie, but you are welcome to bring your own games. For your comfort, please bring a blanket or low-back chairs.
Please register one member of your family for this event. There are no fees involved. Keep your receipt (either print your receipt or show email confirmation) and when you enter the park, please come to the Parks & Rec tent and you will be directed to your designated spot.
Location: Swift-Cantrell Park, 3140 Old Hwy 41, Kennesaw
For more info & registration: www.kennesaw-ga.gov/event/outdoor-movie/
Sunday, August 9: Don Carter “Rocks”
Rock on in Gainesville! What is Don Carter State Park’s Geology? Author and Geologist Dr. William Witherspoon will be at the park to talk about the geology of the area and Lake Lanier. He is co-author of the Roadside Geology of Georgia. This is a moderate hike good for ages 8 and up.
Cost: $5/person plus $5 parking
Location: Don Carter State Park, 5000 North Browning Bridge Road, Gainesville
For more info: explore.gastateparks.org/events
Monday, August 10: Take a Hike at Brook Run Park
At 110-acres, Brook Run Park is the largest park in not only Dunwoody, but the region. This signature park features a large playground, 2-mile loop multi-use trail, skate park, dog park, community garden, and event pavilions.
When: Dusk – Dawn
Location: 4770 North Peachtree Road, Dunwoody
For more info: https://dunwoodyga.gov/index.php?section=for_residents_find_a_park_or_park_facility_brook_run_park
Tuesday, August 11: Enjoy Blue Heron Nature Preserve
If you want to get out in the green and explore, 30-acre Blue Heron Nature Preserve offers a trail, creek & wildflowers. Free nature trails open from dawn until dusk all year long.
When: Dusk – Dawn
Location: 4055 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta, GA
For more info: https://bhnp.org
Wednesday, August 12: Visit the Museum of Aviation
The Museum of Aviation is situated on 51 acres next to Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia. The facility includes four large exhibit buildings which house some of the 85 historic U.S. Air Force aircraft, missiles, cockpits and award-winning exhibits.
When: Wednesday-Saturday: 10am-4pm; Sunday: Noon-4pm
Location: Museum of Aviation, 1942 Heritage Boulevard, Robins AFB
For more info: www.museumofaviation.org
Thursday, August 13: Visit the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is home to a stunning range of collections, displays and trails. There are many different gardens including a children’s garden, a hummingbird trail, flower gardens and more. Although the visitor center and café are closed due to the pandemic, the grounds and gardens are open.
Location: State Botanical Gardens of Georgia, 2450 S. Milledge Avenue, Athens
For more info: botgarden.uga.edu/visit-us/location-hours-parking/