School Break Survival Guide

{Updated September 2017}

Let’s face the truth – we all would love to have a survival guide for school break in Forsyth County and beyond. I’d love to have a book I could reference from time to time. Since that doesn’t exist, I thought it would be fun to create a list of over 25 ideas to help you to not just survive a school break but thrive during it & make some fun memories!

Have Some Fall Fun

Enjoy an Indoor Playcenter

Visit the Library:  Forsyth County Public Library

  • Spend time checking out new books or movies.
  • Note: Library will be closed for President’s Day on Monday, 2/20.

For more information on the current Program Schedule, click here.
Forsyth County Public Library Online | Forsyth County Public Library on Facebook

Visit Dream Dinners

  • Dream Dinners provides meal assembly service, making dinner time less stressful for you! Attend a session and make your own meals or choose our Made 4 You service and just pick them up!
  • Check their schedule for an opening to prepare meals together with your kids. I have taken both of mine to prepare meals. Read about my experience here. 

For more information & to reserve your spot, call 770-887-4141 or visit them online.
Dream Dinners Online | Dream Dinners on Facebook

Go Ice Skating: The Ice 

  • Pricing: $7 per person, $3 for rental skates, $5 per children under 5, $3 for rental skates
  • Make sure to check their schedule of public ice skating sessions online.

The Ice Online

Go Roller Skating: Let’s Roll

  • Typically open on Forsyth County school holidays. Be sure to check their schedule online.
  • Pricing: $7 Admission $3 Skate Rental

Let’s Roll Online | Let’s Roll on Facebook

See a (Discounted) Movie

Lots of new movies are out. Check out the AMC Theaters Schedule or the Carmike (formerly Movies 400) Schedule. Also you can check out Studio Movie Grill for a location near Cumming GA. They typically have great deals on movie tickets online or on Groupon.

AMC Theatre Tips:

  • Showtimes before Noon are just $6.

Carmike Cinemas Tips:

Go Bowling: Stars & Strikes

  • Bowling, Arcades, Poker, Lazer Tag, Bumper Cars & More.
  • Tip: Check out their Specials Page & see if you can save on the day you plan to go.

Stars & Strikes Online | Stars & Strikes on Facebook

Visit the Forsyth County Parks

Forsyth County Parks Online | Forsyth County on Facebook

Enjoy a Sweet Treat Together

Hang Out at Vickery Village

  • With over 200,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, and office space, Vickery Village provides wonderful opportunities for all. Come and enjoy a meal at one of the great restaurants, shop with our local merchants, bring the kids over for ice cream or enjoy one of our community events.

Vickery Village Online | Vickery Village on Facebook

Check out this post we wrote on 365 Atlanta Family all about Vickery Village: Shop, Eat & Play in Vickery Village

Take A Night Off From Cooking & Go Out To Eat

  • We have a directory of over 50 places the kids can eat free at organized by the day of the week. So take a peek at our directory and go eat where the kiddos are FREE!

Kids Eat Free Directory

Take a Cooking Class

Do Some Art Together

Send the Kids to a Day Camp

Spend Time Serving Others

  • We have a list of over 14 places that you can donate your greatest asset, time, in Forsyth County.

Places to Volunteer in Forsyth County 

Grab a Half Price Ticket to Events, Plays or Sports Near Cumming

  • Check out our list of upcoming events on Goldstar and get tickets at 1/2 off!

Half Price Events in Atlanta

Visit Cumming Aquatic Center

  • Take the kids for an indoor or outdoor swim at the Cumming Aquatic Center.
  • Be sure to check their school closure schedule.
  • TIP: They also have 1/2 price family days the 3rd Friday of EVERY month!

Cumming Aquatic Center Online | Cumming Aquatic Center on Facebook

Visit Lake Lanier Water Parks

Lake Lanier Online | Lake Lanier on Facebook

Take a Sewing or Crafting Class

Visit Gibbs Garden

  • Gibbs Gardens is distinguished by 220-acres of gardens set in a mature forest in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains.
  • Located at 1987 Gibbs Drive, Ball Ground, Ga 30107
  • Gibbs Garden Online | Gibbs Garden on Facebook

Check Cumming Local’s Calendar

 

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