With the economy and activities opening back up, summer fun is looking brighter every day! For the next seven days, Frugal Fun Mom has found field trips where kids can bowl for free, visit a farm, check out a cruise show, go swimming, get muddy, and enjoy a couple of fun, virtual activities. Don’t let the heat get the best of you – jump in!
Friday, June 26: Kids Bowl Free
Kids Bowl Free is a national program designed by bowling centers to give back to the community. Children registered in the program get to bowl two games for free Monday through Saturday during the summer at their local bowling alley. Get them off the couch, away from the tablet and smartphone and out on the lanes having fun!
Cost: Free; Registration Required
Location: Stars and Strikes, 8767 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs
For more info & registration: https://www.starsandstrikes.com/kids-bowl-free/
Saturday, June 27: Farm Animal Fun Day
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been the home to several species of livestock. Come visit and pet some furry friends here as the Hardmann Farm continues to “bring the farm to life” and keep the American agricultural experience alive.
Cost: Admission: $6 per person; Kids under 6 are free.
Location: Hardman Farm Historic Site. 143 Highway 17, Sautee Nacoochee
For more info: 706-878-1077 or visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/866731310432863/
Sunday, June 28: Car Show
Cruise on over with your family or favorite car enthusiast and feast your eyes on over 100 specialty custom cars and trucks on display. Feast on brunch at Stockyard Burgers, a Lobster Food Truck on the Drift patio, or enjoy breakfast or lunch at Panera Bread, Kale Me Crazy, or Tin Lizzy’s.
When: 8am – 12noon
Location: The Avenue at East Cobb, 4475 Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/285501889237613/
Monday, June 29: Making Muddy Memories
Come and celebrate International Mud Day at Chattahoochee Bend State Park! Be prepared to get dirty as you play and learn about mud from the Chattahoochee River. Meet at the Day Use area boat ramp.
Cost: $5 parking
Location: Chattahoochee Bend State Park, 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan
For more info: 770-254-7271 or explore.gastateparks.org/events
Tuesday, June 30: Seven Springs Water Park
Swimming is ideal for getting the kids off their devices. Swimming means kids can forget about the latest social media trend or taking the best selfie and allows them to be themselves and have fun! The Cobb County-owned water park features 2 water slides, a lazy river and a splash pad area with zero depth entry and will have a full-service concession stand available.
Cost: Residence: $4/(ages 3-17); $6/Adults. Non- Residence: $6/(ages 3-17); $9/Adults
Location: Seven Springs Water Park, 3820 Macedonia Road, Powder Springs
For more info: www.cobbcounty.org/parks/recreation/aquatics/seven-springs-water-park
Wednesday, July 1: Mr. Amazing’s Circus Corner
“Mr. Amazing’s Circus Corner” is a 30-minute tv-style educational entertainment which airs every Wednesday at 4:00pm & 7:00pm EDT. Mr. Amazing, everyone’s beloved Ringmaster, introduces concepts of STEAM, Physical Activity, Brain Games and Physical Science as it applies to the circus…and life itself. The Circus Corner teaches kids how to learn to learn and how to have fun doing it! Log into the Circus Zoom Room about 10 minutes early for a pre-show activity.
Location: Zoom; 4pm: ID 96438656235. 7pm: ID 88427165189
For more info: westchestercircusarts.com/circus-at-home
Thursday, July 2: Coding With East Cobb Code Ninjas
When: Thursdays through July from 4:30-5:30pm.
Cost: Free; Registration Required
Location: Your Home
For more info & registration: http://www.cobbcat.org/event/east-cobb-code-ninjas-for-ages-9-14-virtual-program/2020-06-25/