Things to do with Children at Stone Mountain Park Atlanta

One of Atlanta, Georgia’s favorite tourist attractions for families with children is Atlanta’s Stone Mountain Park. Stone Mountain has long been an Atlanta icon, but over the past few years the park has gone to great lengths to create a family-friendly experience with unique activities for the kids.

When you visit Stone Mountain Park with children, it is most economical and flexible to purchase and all attraction, all day pass. Adult passes, required for ages 12 and over are $25. Children’s passes for ages 3-11 are $20. Senior and military discounts are available, as are “twilight” discount prices which depend on seasonal closing time at Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park.

You probably should begin your day with the kids at Crossroads. Crossroads is Stone Mountain’s own hometown fashioned after an 1870’s southern town. Children will enjoy watching a blacksmith at work, wonder at the work of a glass blower, and learn how candles were made in the 1800’s. The demonstrations are free and offer a good way to acclimate your children to the environment at Stone Mountain Park’s Crossroads.

Crafters offer a unique learning and entertaining experience, but your kids will soon want to head to The Great Barn for arcade-style entertainment. There your children will also enjoy super slides, trampoline floors and more. Once you are able to pry your children away from The Great Barn, head over to Tall Tales of the South 4D Theater.

Expect fun surprises as you and your kids enjoy the 4D theater experience. The movie is 3D, with special 4D effects that children really enjoy. A southern tale is usually the standard movie, but you can catch special 4D movies during special holidays, like Christmas.

Once you leave the theater get ready for action at one of Stone Mountain’s newest attractions, SkyHike. SkyHike is over a quarter mile of ropes, climbing walls, nets, and swaying bridges. This is a fun and challenging course for the entire family.

Everyone enjoys the challenges of SkyHike, but when you are finally worn out take an easy ride on the Scenic Railroad. An old-fashioned train ride will take you and the kids completely around the mountain, or you may chose to exit at Stone Mountain’s popular trail for hiking up the mountain of granite.

Have a picnic with the children at one of the numerous picnic spots scattered throughout the 3,200 acre park before you take to the water on an antebellum paddlewheel riverboat, canoe, pedal boat, or on a Duck Ride. A Duck Ride is a unique Duck-mobile tour of Stone Mountain that literally takes to the water.

If time allows take the children on a Skyride to the top of Stone Mountain; visit the antebellum plantation, farmyard, and petting zoo; and enjoy a round of miniature golf at Great Locomotive Chase Adventure Golf. Be sure to hang around for the spectacular laser light show which begins just after dusk. It can be viewed free from the lawn. Don’t forget your blanket, cooler, and snacks.

There are so many things to do with your children at Atlanta’s Stone Mountain Park. It will be hard to pack it all into one day. Pick your favorites and enjoy a day with the kids at Atlanta’s most unique, fun-filled family park.