Free and Cheap Summer Family Fun in Atlanta

Summer Youth Baseball season is winding down for my boys, and that’s going to free up some time for fun summer outings and activities! Most days my boys just play around the house or  outside on their bikes, but since I’m home with them this summer I’m trying to find cool stuff to do around once a week or so.  Here are five free and cheap summer family fun activities in Atlanta this summer.  I’ll be adding to this list so check back!

Dollar Movies:  Free and Cheap Summer family fun in AtlantaParticipating Regal Theaters have dollar movies for kids on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  There are locations in Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Kennesaw, Woodstock and Austell.  Upcoming movies include The Secret Life Of Pets,  Rio 2, The Boxtrolls, The Adventures of Tintin and Happy Feet 2. I wish I’d had this list when it rained all last week!  Click here for the full schedule.


Free and Cheap Summer family fun in AtlantaAtlanta Braves Games:  If you haven’t been to Suntrust Park yet, you still have plenty of time this summer! Ticket prices start at $5 but if you spend just a bit more the seats are MUCH better! In my opinion, it’s just an all around better experience.   Try  to find discounts on Braves Tickets.  Click here to find the deals!  Tickets Cheap is a website where lots of season ticket holders resell the tickets they can’t use.  If you want to see a cool video about Opening Day at Suntrust, check out my 12 year old Nicholas’ You Tube Channel!

More Free and Cheap Summer Family Fun in Atlanta 

Free and Cheap Summer family fun in Atlanta

Free Bowling:  Okay, I won’t lie… I’m NOT a bowler.  But Kids Bowl Free is a great program that offers two free games for kids all summer long at participating bowling centers.  I brought my boys to bowl at Stars and Strikes last week and they had a blast.  One thing that I didn’t plan on: there was a wait.  We ended up in the Arcade and restaurant before bowling.  Also, it was loud!  Shoe rental is about $4.00.  

Free and Cheap Summer family fun in AtlantaTerminus Wake Park:  We have never been to Terminus but I saw a voucher on the Deal Site that looked really fun. Terminus in Cartersville , GA is a water park where kids can learn wakeboarding and other water sports from instructors who use an overhead cable system rather than boats.  Even with the discount it’s not cheap though!  Using a voucher, you’ll pay $16 for a 20 minute lesson, then there are additional fees depending on how much time you want to spend at the park. A full day pass is $55 per person, but shorter time frames will cost less.  Rental equipment is also available. Looks like fun!

Free and Cheap Summer family fun in Atlanta

Free Movies:  Free outdoor movies at dusk have been a thing around metro Atlanta for the past ten years or so. There are now dozens of local parks and shopping centers that show weekly or bi-weekly movies.  I have tried to take the boys to Movies on the Town at Town Brookhaven a couple of times this summer but it’s been rained out.  (June was so soggy, right?)  We’ll make it there eventually! The Town Brookhaven website has coupons for some of the restaurants and retail stores that you can use for dinner and snacks.  Town Brookhaven discourages outside food and drink.

I check  and Groupon just about every day for more family fun deals, plus great vacation bargains.  Always read the fine print on those deals and call the merchant if you have questions so you won’t be disappointed later!

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Valerie Hoff

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