Summer Fun in Forsyth County for Kids A to Z

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I know it’s not just me who struggles with things to do during the summer in Forsyth County & Cumming GA. That’s why I created this round-up of SUMMER FUN IN FORSYTH COUNTY FOR KIDS!

**EXCITING NEWS: For even more Summer Fun in Forsyth County, check out our new e-book – “65+ Days Of Summer: A Checklist Of Things To Do & Places To Go In Cumming Ga & Forsyth County“**

So, who’s ready for some Summer Fun from A to Z?  Maybe you’ll enjoy all of them, maybe you’ll pick a few here and there, no matter what you do we hope it gives you some ideas for Summer Fun with your kids in Cumming GA and throughout Forsyth County!

Here’s to SUMMER …

Adventures at Sawnee Mountain Preserve:  There is so much to do at Sawnee Mountain Preserve. You can take a hike up the mountain, play on the playgrounds, or try out the new climbing tower! They will even teach you to climb a tree with a harness and rope. For more information, call 770.781.2217.

Big Creek Greenway: This walking trail is currently 10 miles long but there are plans to extend it to 15 miles at some point. Take your bike, skates, running shoes and head on out to enjoy the scenery and get some exercise.

Chill Hill: Cool off with some delicious soft serve or hand scooped ice cream at Chill Hill in Vickery Village. I love their new fixed pricing model!

Drama: Take your kids to the theater by seeing a drama or dance performance this summer. There are plenty of options through Cumming Playhouse, Stipe Studio, Cumming Dance Academy, Forefront Arts, etc.

Eat from the Food Trucks: The Food Trucks n’ Forsyth County is back this year and even better. With over 12 food trucks, kids activities and live music. This would be a fun family or date night out! 

4th of July

Fourth of July Festivities: The City of Cumming is the place to be!  From the parade to the fireworks, it’s a fun, two-day event for the whole family.

Games: Our summers are hot! Cool off by spending the day inside playing games! You can play arcade games, ride bumper cars, or play a game of laser tag in the new two-story arena at Stars & Strikes Entertainment Center. TIP: Be sure to check Groupon before going, they typically have a deal up for purchase.

Hidden Gems: There are many hidden gems in Forsyth Çounty! We have picked out SEVEN that you should visit this summer. Let us know what you think about them!

Indoor Activities: Raining? Too hot out? No problem – we have TONS of places you can visit that are indoors on our Indoor Fun for Families guide.

Jump: Forsyth County is home to Monkey Joes, Catch Air, Jump TNTGet Air, and Sky ZoneTIP: Make sure to check each of the websites for daily specials and coupons to save money on your visit!

Kids Eat Free: Take the kids out to eat where they are free! IHOP and Steak n’ Shake offer Kids Eat Free everyday. Also, check our Kids Eat Free listing for more options organized by the day.

Lake Lanier: Take a ride over to the lake and enjoy a day at either a park by the shore or rent a boat for the day. Also, LanierWorld is also a fun day activity full of the fun water park, big beach, a boardwalk, and sunset cove. You could spend all day and even the night there!

Movies: Take the kids out for a movie day! Movies 400 is offering the Summer Movie Series again every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am (first come, first serve). Click here to see the 2017 schedule. {They have a new pricing model this year – $4 for admission, small popcorn & small drink. If you bring a canned good to donate the price goes down to $2 for admission, small popcorn & small drink}

North GA Running Co Run Local Series:  Looking for something new to do this summer with your family? Sign up to run a race with North GA Running Co! They have a short distance and long distance series.

Outdoor Summer Movies: Vickery Village will be the place to be this summer!  It’s a great line-up of some really great outdoor movies for the whole family. And it’s FREE! Click here to see the schedule.

Park & Playground Tour: A few years ago we came up with this idea to take the kids on a park tour. They loved it and ask often to do it again. So pack some snacks, a picnic lunch, sunscreen, lots of water and head out to visit some of the 20+ Parks and Playgrounds in Forsyth County.

Quarter Midget Racing: The Cumming Fairgrounds has a line-up of racing throughout the summer.  Check out the racing schedule and get more information here.

Read: The Forsyth County Libraries and Barnes & Noble have great summer reading programs. They also have TONS of story times and activities through the summer.

Swim or Spray Pad: The Cumming Aquatic Center or the Old Atlanta Spray Pad is a great way to have fun in the water this Summer!

Tiny Towne: Ok, I know this isn’t in Forsyth County. But it’s a close drive and it’s a great way to spend a HOT or rainy day during the summer. TIP: Be sure to check Groupon before going, they typically have a deal up for purchase

Unwind: This one is for you MOMS & DADS! Summer is hard on us – whether we work outside the home or stay home with the kids, summer is a lot of juggling. So give yourself grace and patience this summer. The days are long but the years are short! Treat yourself to a date night or a spa treatment. Maybe even a good bottle of wine would do the trick to help you unwind this summer! 🙂

Vacation Bible School: There are lots of great VBS Programs in Cumming & Forsyth County.  If you haven’t signed up your little ones yet, don’t worry – I’m sure you’ll find one to get signed up with.

Warbington Farms – Pick your own strawberries and let the kids play on the Fun Park! We think you could spend all day here! TIP: Make sure you check their Facebook page for updated hours. 

X-tra X-tra Read All About It: Fun events & activities will continue to pop up throughout the summer.  It’s best to make sure you subscribe to the Cumming Local newsletter and also Like Cumming Local on FacebookFollow Cumming Local on Twitter, or Follow along on Instagram so you can stay in the loop.  Trust us … your kids will thank you:).

You didn’t sign the kids up for summer camps?  There’s still time.  Check out our list of 2017 Summer Camps in Forsyth County here.

Zoo: OK, I know this isn’t in Forsyth County. But it’s close enough and definitely worth the drive! Take ride up north to visit the North Georgia Zoo & Petting Farm.

So that’s OUR list from A to Z … no matter what YOU choose, we hope you & your family have a safe and fun Summer in Forsyth County!

Cole Team

Kids Bowl Free at Stars and Strikes {2017}

Kids Bowl Free 2013 in Cumming GA

Kids Bowl Free at Stars and Strikes

FREE Summer Bowling is back at Stars & Strikes! I’m so happy this program is back for 2017!  My family definitely took advantage of this great deal the last four years and we plan to again in 2017. It’s a great rainy day activity with your family. Or an even better activity to cool off inside on those super HOT days! Either way – be sure to take advantage of this great deal and resigner your kids TODAY!

Registered kids receive TWO free games of bowling, every day all summer long.

The following restrictions apply to Stars & Strikes Cumming:

Dates: April 24th – August 25th
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am to 5pm
Saturday, 9am to 12pm
Ages: 15 and Under
Notes: Standard Shoe Rates Apply (Kids 12 & under – $3.39, Adults – $4.39)
Click here to get started

If you want to bowl WITH your kids this summer, you have the option of adding a FAMILY PASS.

Family Pass

After signing up for “Kids Bowl Free,” you’ll be given the option to add the Family Pass. This allows you to bowl 2 games each day with your kids for a ONE-TIME payment of $29.95. You can even add up to three more adults onto the Family Pass. This is great for mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, older siblings, or even the babysitter!

Click here to sign up for Kids Bowl FREE at Stars & Strikes in Cumming GA.

To find a Kids Bowl FREE program nationwide, click here.

Summer Fun in Forsyth County for Kids A to Z

summer-fun-in-forsyth-county-A-to-Z

Who’s ready for some Summer Fun in Forsyth County?  We’ve made a Round-up of Summer Fun in Forsyth County for Kids … from A to Z.  Maybe you’ll enjoy all of them, maybe you’ll pick a few here and there, no matter what you do we hope it gives you some ideas for Summer Fun with the kids in Cumming GA and throughout Forsyth County!

Here’s to SUMMER …

A Park Tour – My kids love going on park tours – we’ll hit 3-4 parks & playgrounds in Forsyth County and go from park to park, it makes for a fun afternoon!

Bowling – Take in a game or two at Stars & Strikes.  Definitely make sure you sign up for Kids Bowl Free – a must for our family in the summer!

Cool off at the Aquatic Center – The Cumming Aquatic Center is the place to be!

Dance Productions – Our friends at Cumming Dance Academy put on a great show each year, plus they run some great Summer Camps too.

Enjoy a StoryBarnes & Noble and the Forsyth County Public Library offer some great story times throughout the summer.

4th of July

Fourth of July Festivities – The City of Cumming is the place to be!  From the parade to the fireworks, it’s a fun, two-day event for the whole family.

Go Ice SkatingThe Ice offers open skate through the summer – a great way to cool off on a hot day.

Hike – Even on a hot day, a hike of Sawnee Mountain provides a lot of shade and a great, fun workout.  And if you’re lucky, you might even see some of the Fairy Trail. You can also check out the new Mountainside Trail. (Note – this hike is much more difficult. Probably would be best for children that are 6 or older)

Indoor Playground – Did you know you can visit Superior Play just to play?  Open play is available every Wednesday & Friday at their Alpharetta (Forsyth County) super store from 10am-1pm.  Great way to play but out of the Atlanta heat.

Jump & Bounce – Another great way to escape the heat – Catch Air and Monkey Joe’s offer a lot of fun the kids.Don’t forget to check out their FB page for discounts.

Kid’s Workshop – During the summer, Kid’s Workshops continue at both Home Depot (first Saturday of each month) & Lowe’s (2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month).  It’s a great way to spend a Saturday morning.

Library Summer Showcase – The Forsyth County Public Library always has a jam packed schedule of fun with their Summer Showcase series – magicians, puppet shows & more!

free summer movies

Movies for Cheap and FREE – The Summer Movies at Movies 400 line up is out – and it’s good!  Plus don’t forget you can catch free showings through the Forsyth County Public Library too.

Nature Preserves – The Sawnee Mountain Preserve provides scenic trails and an interactive Visitor Center.  It’s a pretty and peaceful place to visit and learn more about nature around us.  Plus it’s free!

Outdoor Movies – Vickery Village will be the place to be this summer!  It’s a great line-up of some really great outdoor movies for the whole family. Click here to see the schedule.

Painting, Crafts & More – So many options for crafty kids – Passport to Imagination at Michael’s, pop in activities and special events at Glazed & Fired, Artistic Adventure, and Giggle B Studio for Kids.

Quarter Midget Racing – The Cumming Fairgrounds has a line-up of racing throughout the summer.  Check out the racing schedule and get more information here.

Roller SkatingLet’s Roll Skate ‘n Fun Center is the place to strap on your skates! Be sure and sign up for the Kid’s Skate Free program.

Old Atlanta Park Spray Pad in Forsyth County

Splash Pad – Definitely be sure to check out the splash pad at Old Atlanta Park, and check out our Old Atlanta Park Splash Pad tips here.

Trucks– Be sure to check out the 2016 line-up for Food Trucks n’ Forsyth.  Live music, food trucks & kid activities

U-pick Berries – Fresh strawberries and blueberries during the summer!  Warbington Farms offers u-pick strawberries (now open) and Blueberry Garden offers u-pick blueberries (not open at time of publish) – it’s seasonal, so when they’re open don’t wait to long!

summer camps for kids in forsyth county

Vacation Bible School – There are lots of great VBS Programs in Cumming & Forsyth County.  If you haven’t signed up your little ones yet, don’t worry – I’m sure you’ll find one to get signed up with.

Water Fun in NatureMary Alice Park & The Rock Slide at Poole’s Mill Park all offer a variety of water fun! Enjoy nature, the wonder lake water and sandy beach at Mary Alice and the rock slides at Poole’s Mill.

X-tra X-tra Read All About It – Fun events & activities will continue to pop up throughout the summer.  Make sure you subscribe to the Cumming Local newsletter and also Like Cumming Local on FacebookFollow Cumming Local on Twitter, or Follow along on Instagram so you can stay in the loop.  Trust us … your kids will thank you:).

You didn’t sign the kids up for summer camps?  There’s still time.  Check out our list of 2016 Summer Camps in Forsyth County here. Forefront Arts, Music Authority, Glazed & Fired, Energy Revolution, and more to pick from!

Zip Lining or the Zoo Nearby – So a technicality, both of these may be outside of Forsyth County but Z is hard! Both the North Georgia Zoo & Petting Farm and Zip Lining at Lake Lanier are quick drives from Cumming and provide a fun afternoon!  (Zip Lining is on my wish list!!)

So that’s OUR list from A to Z … no matter what YOU choose, we hope you & your family have a safe and fun 2016 Summer in Forsyth County!

Kids Bowl Free 2016 in Cumming GA

Kids Bowl Free 2013 in Cumming GA


Kids Bowl Free 2016

FREE Summer Bowling is back at Stars & Strikes!  I am so happy this program is back for 2016!  Be sure to take advantage of the awesome savings.   My family definitely took advantage of this the last three years and we plan to again in 2016.

Registered kids receive TWO free games of bowling, every day all summer long.

The following restrictions apply to Stars & Strikes Cumming:

Dates: April 18th – August 26th
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am to 5pm
Saturday, 9am to 12pm
Ages: 15 and Under
Notes: Standard Shoe Rates Apply
Click here to get started.

If you want to bowl WITH your kids this summer, you have the option of adding a FAMILY PASS.

Family Pass

After signing up for “Kids Bowl Free”, you’ll be given the option to add the Family Pass. This allows you to bowl 2 games each day with your kids for a ONE-TIME payment of $24.95. You can even add up to three more adults onto the Family Pass. This is great for mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, older siblings, or even the babysitter!

Click here to sign up for Kids Bowl FREE at Stars & Strikes in Cumming GA.

To find a Kids Bowl FREE program nationwide, click here.

Summer Fun in Forsyth County for Kids A to Z

summer fun  in forsyth county A to Z

Who’s ready for some Summer Fun in Forsyth County?  We’ve made a Round-up of Summer Fun in Forsyth County for Kids … from A to Z.  Maybe you’ll enjoy all of them, maybe you’ll pick a few here and there, no matter what you do we hope it gives you some ideas for Summer Fun with the kids in Cumming GA and throughout Forsyth County!

Here’s to SUMMER …

A Park Tour – My kids love going on park tours – we’ll hit 3-4 parks & playgrounds in Forsyth County and go from park to park, it makes for a fun afternoon!

Bowling – Take in a game or two at Stars & Strikes.  Definitely make sure you sign up for Kids Bowl Free – a must for our family in the summer!

Cool off at the Aquatic Center – The Cumming Aquatic Center is the place to be!

Dance Productions – Our friends at Cumming Dance Academy put on a great show each year, plus they run some great Summer Camps too.

Enjoy a StoryBarnes & Noble and the Forsyth County Public Library offer some great story times throughout the summer.

4th of July

Fourth of July Festivities – The City of Cumming is the place to be!  From the parade to the fireworks, it’s a fun, two-day event for the whole family.  Other fun events take place throughout town too!

Go Ice SkatingThe Ice offers open skate through the summer – a great way to cool off on a hot day.

Hike – Even on a hot day, a hike of Sawnee Mountain provides a lot of shade and a great, fun workout.  And if you’re lucky, you might even see some of the Fairy Trail.

Indoor Playground – Did you know you can visit Superior Play just to play?  Open play is available every Wednesday & Friday at their Alpharetta (Forsyth County) super store.  Great way to play but out of the Atlanta heat.

Jump & Bounce – Another great way to escape the heat – Catch Air and Monkey Joe’s offer a lot of fun the kids.

Kid’s Workshop – During the summer, Kid’s Workshops continue at both Home Depot (first Saturday of each month) & Lowe’s (2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month).  It’s a great way to spend a Saturday morning.

Library Summer Showcase – The Forsyth County Public Library always has a jam packed schedule of fun with their Summer Showcase series – magicians, puppet shows & more!

free summer movies

Movies for Cheap and FREE – The Summer Movies at Movies 400 line up is out – and it’s good!  Plus don’t forget you can catch free showings through the Forsyth County Public Library too.

Nature Preserves – The Sawnee Mountain Preserve provides scenic trails and an interactive Visitor Center.  It’s a pretty and peaceful place to visit and learn more about nature around us.  Plus it’s free!

Outdoor Movies – Vickery Village will be the place to be this year.  It’s a great line-up of some really great outdoor movies for the whole family.

Painting, Crafts & More – So many options for crafty kids – Passport to Imagination at Michael’s, pop in activities and special events at Glazed & Fired, Artistic Adventure and new to the scene, Giggle B Studio for Kids.

Quarter Midget Racing – The Cumming Fairgrounds has a line-up of racing throughout the summer.  Check out the racing schedule and get more information here.

Rolling SkatingLet’s Roll Skate ‘n Fun Center is the place to strap on your skates!

Old Atlanta Park Spray Pad in Forsyth County

Splash Pad – Definitely be sure to check out the splash pad at Old Atlanta Park, and check out our Old Atlanta Park Splash Pad tips here.

Thursday Night Concerts– Be sure to check out the 2015 line-up for Concerts at the Collection.  Live music & kid activities bi-weekly throughout June & July

U-pick Berries – Fresh strawberries and blueberries during the summer!  Warbington Farms offers u-pick strawberries (now open) and Blueberry Garden offers u-pick blueberries (not open at time of publish) – it’s seasonal, so when they’re open don’t wait to long!

summer camps for kids in forsyth county

Vacation Bible School – There are lots of great VBS Programs in Cumming & Forsyth County.  If you haven’t signed up your little ones yet, don’t worry – I’m sure you’ll find one to get signed up with.

Water Fun in NatureMary Alice Park & The Rock Slide at Poole’s Mill Park all offer a variety of water fun! Enjoy nature, the wonder lake water and sandy beach at Mary Alice and the rock slides at Poole’s Mill.

X-tra X-tra Read All About It – Fun events & activities will continue to pop up throughout the summer.  Make sure you subscribe to the Cumming Local newsletter and also LIKE Cumming Local on Facebook and Follow Cumming Local on Twitter so you can stay in the loop.  Trust us … your kids will thank you:).

You didn’t sign the kids up for summer camps?  There’s still time.  Check out our list of 2015 Summer Camps in Forsyth County here.

Zip Lining or the Zoo Nearby – So a technicality, both of these may be outside of Forsyth County but Z is hard! Both the North Georgia Zoo & Petting Farm and Zip Lining at Lake Lanier are quick drives from Cumming and provide a fun afternoon!  (Zip Lining is on my wish list!!)

So that’s OUR list from A to Z … no matter what YOU choose, we hope you & your family have a safe and fun 2015 Summer in Forsyth County!

Kids Bowl Free 2015 at Stars & Strikes

If you are looking for the 2016 Kids Bowl Free, click here!

Kids Bowl Free 2013 in Cumming GA


Kids Bowl Free 2015

FREE Summer Bowling is back at Stars & Strikes! This is always a favorite for our family – great savings and good family fun!   Kids can bowl free all summer long at Stars & Strikes.

Registered kids receive TWO free games of bowling, every day all summer long.

The following restrictions apply to Stars & Strikes Cumming:

Dates: April 20th – August 29th
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am to 5pm
Saturday, 9am to 12pm
Ages: 15 and Under
Notes: Standard Shoe Rates Apply
Click here to get started.

If you want to bowl WITH your kids this summer, you have the option of adding a FAMILY PASS.

Family Pass

After signing up for “Kids Bowl Free”, you’ll be given the option to add the Family Pass. This allows you to bowl 2 games each day with your kids for a ONE-TIME payment of $28.95. You can even add up to three more adults onto the Family Pass. This is great for mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, older siblings, or even the babysitter!

Click here to sign up for Kids Bowl FREE at Stars & Strikes in Cumming GA.

To find a Kids Bowl FREE program nationwide, click here.

Save at Stars & Strikes Coupon

stars-and-strikes coupon deal

Save at Stars & Strikes Coupon

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links – that means I’m sharing because I think it’s something our Cumming Local readers might enjoy, but in the event you click and sign-up or purchase, Cumming Local receives a very small percentage.  It will not cost you anything extra.  Small percentages help keep Cumming Local online & up to date:).

SweetJack is back with another great deal to Stars & Strikes – all locations including the Cumming, GA & Forsyth County one.  Who’s ready for a great Stars & Strikes coupon?  Save at Stars & Strikes with today’s deal from Sweet Jack!

Click here to snag a $50 Gift Certificate for just $25 at Stars & Strikes

Deal Details:

Vouchers are STACKABLE!!  You may purchase 5 per persona and even more as gifts.  Good for all activities, food & beverages.  Not valid for private events or birthday parties & not valid with other offers or promotions – good until 9/1/2015.  Other fine print applies, so check it out first!

The offer is only available for a limited time so don’t miss out!!

Click here to snag it!

Save at Stars & Strikes Coupon

stars-and-strikes coupon deal

Save at Stars & Strikes Coupon

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links – that means I’m sharing because I think it’s something our Cumming Local readers might enjoy, but in the event you click and sign-up or purchase, Cumming Local receives a very small percentage.  It will not cost you anything extra.  Small percentages help keep Cumming Local online & up to date:).

SweetJack is back with another great deal to Stars & Strikes – all locations including the Cumming, GA & Forsyth County one.  Who’s ready for a great Stars & Strikes coupon?  Save at Stars & Strikes with today’s deal from Sweet Jack!

Click here to snag a $50 Gift Certificate for just $25 at Stars & Strikes

Deal Details:

Vouchers are STACKABLE!!  You may purchase 5 per persona and even more as gifts.  Good for all activities, food & beverages.  Not valid for private events or birthday parties & not valid with other offers or promotions – good until 9/1/2015.  Other fine print applies, so check it out first!

The offer is only available for a limited time so don’t miss out!!

Click here to snag it!