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!

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Martin Luther King Day in Forsyth County {2017}

Things to Do: Martin Luther King Day in Forsyth County {2017}

On Monday – January 16th, Forsyth County Schools will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – that means we have a long weekend!   Click here for our full Calendar of Events.

There will also be many events taking place in & throughout Atlanta to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day.  If you’re looking for some of those events, be sure to check out the round-up from our friends at 365 Atlanta Family.

But if you’ll be staying in Cumming & Forsyth County for Martin Luther King Day and looking for something to do just to have fun with the kids during the long weekend and on their day off school, check out some of these opportunities:

Enjoy an Indoor Playcenter

Go Rollerskating:  Let’s Roll Skate ‘n’ Fun Center

Let’s Roll is also usually closed on Mondays; however, they do open on all Forsyth County School Holidays & Early Release Days and will be open Monday from 12pm to 5pm!

Go Ice Skating:  The Ice

Go ice-skating!  Usually closed on Monday, The Ice will offer Public Skate on Monday from 12:40pm to 2:40pm and 5pm-7pm

See a Movie

There are some great movies out that you could see with the family. We loved seeing Moana. And my kids saw Sing with their grandparents and loved that as well.

Here are links to the Movie Theaters in Forsyth County:

Go Bowling, Lazer Tag & More:  Stars & Strikes

Painting at Pinot’s Palette

Click here for more information and to register

Have fun at MLK Parade in Gwinnett

Go See a Hockey Game

Go Out to Eat

  • From 4-10pm, kids eat free at Rick Tanners and Cinco’s at Vickery Village

Need more ideas?

Click here to view our full Calendar of Events.  And as always, it’s recommended that you confirm details prior to your visit as information can change at anytime. Enjoy your weekend!

Summer Fun in Forsyth County for Kids A to Z

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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!

Martin Luther King Day in Forsyth County

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Martin Luther King Day in Forsyth County

On Monday, Forsyth County Schools will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – that means we have a long weekend!   Click here for our full Calendar of Events.

There will also be many events taking place in & throughout Atlanta to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day.  If you’re looking for some of those events, be sure to check out our friends at Atlanta with Kid or Field Trips with Sue.

But if you’ll be staying in Cumming & Forsyth County for Martin Luther King day and looking for something to do just to have fun with the kids during the long weekend and on their day off school, check out some of these opportunities:

Enjoy an Indoor Playcenter

Go Rollerskating:  Let’s Roll Skate ‘n’ Fun Center

Let’s Roll is also usually closed on Mondays; however, they do open on all Forsyth County School Holidays & Early Release Days and will be open Monday from 12pm to 5pm!

Go Ice Skating:  The Ice

Go ice-skating!  Usually closed on Monday, The Ice will offer Public Skate on Monday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and 5:30pm-7:30pm

See a Movie

We recently asked our Facebook followers for movie recommendations. You can see that post by clicking here and going to our Cumming Local Facebook page.

Here are links to the Movie Theaters in Forsyth County:

Go Bowling, Lazer Tag & More:  Stars & Strikes

Go Canvas or Pottery Painting

Need more ideas?

Click here to view our full Calendar of Events.  And as always, it’s recommended that you confirm details prior to your visit as information can change at anytime. Enjoy your weekend!

Summer Fun in Forsyth County for Kids A to Z

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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!

Indoor Fun for Families in Forsyth County

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Indoor Fun for Families in Forsyth County

With rain and still some cold weather, we are always on the lookout for some indoor fun for families in Forsyth County. Last week we did a poll on our Facebook page.  Click here to see that poll. We have rounded up all our Facebook fan ideas as well as some of our own. We hope this is helpful to you!

Ideas in Forsyth County

1. Barnes & Noble: Shop for books or listen to a story time, either way you will enjoy some fun and air conditioning inside.
2. Catch Air: Located at 1515 Redi RD (just outside of downtown Cumming, GA) this place is FULL of indoor fun for kids. TIP: Be sure to check their Facebook page for the daily deal password!
3. Stars & Strikes: We love spending the day at Stars & Strikes as a family. Tip: They have a great program for the kids to bowl free over the summer.
4. Cumming PlayhouseHistory and culture comes to play at the Cumming Playhouse. This building was built in 1923! It’s amazing to just tour through it. And you can eat at the delicious Tam’s Backstage. Tip: My favorite dish is the blackened lobster tails and garlic mashed potatoes!
5. Monkey Joe’s
6. Forsyth County Libraries – 4 wonderful locations to choose from in Forsyth County.
7. Let’s Roll Skate ‘n Fun
8. The Ice
9. Movies – AMC 24 or Movies 400
10. Energy Revolution: They have a great indoor soccer field)
11. Crafting classes:  Both Michaels and JoAnn Fabric offer classes. Make sure to check their website for what’s coming up!
12. Pinspiration at Vickery Village: This Pinterest-inspired DIY Art Studio has plenty to offer for kids and adults. Learn more about them in our featured article – 10 Reasons To Visit Pinspiration.
13. Cooking Classes: Behind the Sweets offers some fun cake decorating classes!
14. Shop Local: Are you an Etsy fan? If so, you will LOVE The Gibson Co!
15. Art for Kids Hubs: Do your kids love to draw? These videos make it simple to draw all kinds of different masterpieces. Very easy to follow along!

Mentions near Forsyth County:

  1. Tiny Towne Atlanta
  2. Sky Zone
  3. North Point Mall
  4. North GA Premium Outlets
  5. Mall of Georgia

Other Ideas

  • My husband passed along this email that he received in his email the other day and we absolutely LOVED these ideas from All Pro Dad.

10 Indoor Activities To Do With Kids

  • Raining? No problem – iMom.com has shared 12 Indoor Activities for Rainy Days.

12 Indoor Activities for Rainy Days

Any other places we can add?

Things to Do with Kids in Cumming & Forsyth County GA

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We’ve got a four day weekend ahead of us.   Forsyth County Schools will be closed Friday through Monday!   Hopefully that means a combination of later nights AND later mornings in our house!  I’m a very stick to the routine kind of gal, but when school’s out for a long weekend I like for everyone to have a good time!

We’re highlighting some fun events and things to do in Cumming & Forsyth County GA or click here for our full Calendar of Events.

Special Movie Event at Hampton Park Library

Friday, February 15th:  10:15am.  Special showing of Lady & the Tramp.  If you’ve never been to the Hampton Park movie screenings, it’s a fun way to spend the morning.  Usually very laid back.  Fun for the kids and free!!

Click here for more information.

*NOTE:  The Forsyth Library System has some special events lined up throughout the weekend, but most require advance registration.  Click here for their full schedule and contact the branch to see if you can get in.

Happy Birthday to Monkey Joe’s

Monday, February 19th:  Monkey Joe’s is celebrating their birthday with a party!  I’ve contacted our Cumming Monkey Joe’s and here’s the scoop:  The Post Road location is celebrating by providing a free slice of pizza to the first one hundred customers who come in Monday, February 19th along with a free goodie bag to the first seventy-five kids.  Regular Weekend / Holiday Admission Pricing will apply.

Monkey Joe’s Online | Monkey Joe’s on Facebook

Enjoy an Indoor Playcenter

Go Rollerskating: Let’s Roll Skate ‘n’ Fun Center

Let’s Roll is also usually closed on Mondays; however, they do open on all Forsyth County School Holidays & Early Release Days and will be open Monday from 11am to 5pm!  And that’s in addition to their regular hours.  Click here for more information.

Go Ice Skating: The Ice

Go ice-skating! The Ice offers public skating Tuesdays through Sunday.  Often times they open when schools are closed; however, at time of publish I do not see where they are open this Monday.  Take advantage of special pricing on Fridays though – just $8 from 10:30am to 12:30pm.  Click here for more information.

See a Movie

We need more kid movies!  I feel like it’s been a dry spell for a little while.  Is it just me??  There aren’t many great kid-friendly movies out right now, but maybe you’ll see something you like. Check out schedules for:

Go Bowling, Lazer Tag & More: Stars & Strikes

Go Canvas or Pottery Painting

Fun for the Adults {or older kids too}:

400 Antiques Market – In town Friday through Sunday at the 400 Lakewood Center.  Admission is $3 for adults.  Click here for a special coupon & click here for more information.

Steel Magnolias at the Cumming Playhouse – Catch an 8pm show on Friday or Saturday or the 3pm show on Sunday.  Click here for more information.

Live Music – Check out our Calendar of Events for live music around town.

Eat Cheap – With a four day weekend,  you’re sure to be out and about more.  Don’t forget to take advantage of our “Kids Eat Free” in Cumming & Forsyth County GA listings.

Need more ideas?

Click here to view our full Calendar of Events. And as always, it’s recommended that you confirm details prior to your visit as information can change at anytime. Enjoy your weekend!

Winter Break Survival Guide: Things to do in Forsyth County

Winter Break Survival Guide in Forsyth County

Winter Break Survival Guide:  Things to Do in Forsyth County

Forsyth County Schools are closed for 11 days over the Winter Break.  When you add the weekends in, it means the kids will be home 17 days straight.

I am completely thrilled to have my kids at home for such a long period.  The days will be filled with staying up late, sleeping in (hopefully) and we’ll be so busy with family fun & activities that those 17 days will seem more like just a few!  But the truth is – they’ll also get bored.  They’ll start to fight with each other.  And on December 27th, they’ll likely complain that they have nothing to play with.  Sound familiar?

So, we’re sharing a round-up of ideas and fun in Forsyth County, be sure to check out our Calendar of Events for a full listing. 

See FREE Movies:  Forsyth County Public Library – Free Family Cinema

Enjoy an Indoor Playcenter

Go Rollerskating:  Let’s Roll Skate ‘n’ Fun Center

Go Ice Skating:  The Ice

See a Movie

Lots of new movies are out this time of year.  Check out schedules for:

Go Bowling, Lazer Tag & More:  Stars & Strikes

Go Canvas or Pottery Painting

Enjoy Christmas Fun Together

Even though Christmas is just a few days away, there’s still some fun to be had!

2012 Christmas in Forsyth County:  A round-up of events & happenings.
Christmas Eve Services:  Many options around Cumming & Forsyth County for traditional, communion, and candlelight services.
Blink Midwinter Light Show:  Enjoy the Blink Midwinter Show both before & after Christmas.

Bonus Tip:

Check back with us next week as we update our site with our New Year’s Eve Round-Ups.  

Most Importantly?

Have fun & enjoy this Season.  I know I plan to!