If you are looking for things to do in Marietta with kids, you have come to the right place. We’ve lived here for several years and I’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite kid-friendly activities. From outdoor activities that allow them to explore to indoor activities to escape the heat, it’s all here.
Let’s start with 4 of my favorite outdoor places that our family loves to explore:
Elizabeth Porter Playground and Splash Pad: Guys, I have to tell you this is the playground I wish I had as a kid. This playground structure is amazing!! They have huge slides, a zipline, and a toddler play area. There’s also a separate, paid entrance to a sprayground area. Seriously, we love this place!
East Cobb Park: One of my favorite things about this park is that it has 2 separate playgrounds as well as walking trails through the woods. The “upper” playground has a nice rubber surface which is nice for new and wobbly walkers. They also have a couple of more supportive swings which allows it to be accessible for kids of all abilities.
Mabry Park: This playground is so much fun! They’ve done a great job of including structures for little kids and big kids. There is also a really pretty pond that’s fun to explore and lots of stroller-friendly walking trails.
Sope Creek Trail: This is more of a hike/walk with no playground here. You can hike a short way from the parking lot to a pond that’s perfect for skipping stones. If you’re up for a longer walk, you can explore Sope Creek as well as some ruins from a paper mill. Parking is paid here.
The Reading Attic: Being the book nerd that I am, this list wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t mention a bookstore. This store just opened in Marietta Square and we are in love with it! There’s a good-sized children’s room with a ton of selections as well as a play/reading area to keep them entertained while you shop. After lots of shopping, there are lots of good food choices right in the area.
Altitude Trampoline Park: This is the complete opposite of a nice, quiet bookstore! 🙂 It’s a trampoline park with a dodgeball area, balance beams, zip lines, and trapeze swings. It’s loud. It’s chaotic. And kids love it!! It’s been a favorite place for birthday parties too. The biggest challenge is convincing kids that it’s time to leave.
Six Flags White Water: If you need a way to beat the heat, this is it. Open seasonally, they have a lazy river, an ocean wave pool, an activity pool, water slides, and tube rides just to name a few. Of course they’ve got the traditional theme park food options of burgers, fries, funnel cakes, Dippin’ Dots, etc.
Andretti Indoor Karting: Here you’ll find a little bit of everything including gokarts, laser tag, bowling, arcade games and VR experiences. They have membership options and packages available if you think this is a place you’ll frequent.
I hope this helps gives you some ideas of things to do in Marietta with kids. It’s a great area to explore with lots of options depending on your kids’ ages and interests. If you’d like some ideas of things to do with kids in Atlanta, check it out here.