Monthly Archives: July 2017

Free fun in Newnan/Peachtree City Georgia

We’ve recently moved to Peachtree City, GA and have had SO MUCH FUN exploring our new city. We love driving into the city to see all that Atlanta has to offer, but some days we need to save a bucks on parking and gas money, so we have been out hunting for some local fun. We’ve made a list for you to explore with us.

Barnes & Noble Bookstores


Address: 342 Newnan Crossing Bypass Newnan, GA 30265
Hours: Sunday- Thursday 9 a.m – 9 p.m    Friday-Saturday 9 a.m – 10 p.m
Phone: 770-304-2114

My kids are huge bookworms and love nothing more than spending a quiet afternoon at the bookstore. They could happily spend hours hopping between the bookshelves and snuggling up with a book in one of the many chairs. If your kids need a little more action, Barnes and Nobles has a great space with both a train and lego table to allow your kids the chance to move around an explore. JUL_9995Every Thursday and Saturday at 11 a.m. B&N offers a story time with popular stories and songs. Grab yourself a little something special from the cafe. Nothing beats an afternoon of books and coffee.

During the summer, be sure to check out The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program. Log 8 books that your kids read and earn a FREE book. Follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal (English or Español). Tell us which part of the book is your favorite, and why.
  2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between May 16th and September 5th, 2017. Find a Store
  3. Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured on the back of the journal.

Carl Miller Utility Park & Splashpad

Address: 74 Sewell Rd, Newnan, GA 30263

  • April-October: Open daily 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • November-March: Open daily 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day
  • Water sprinklers and Splash Fountain are open April through September

Admission: freeJUL_9987The Georgia heat is no joke and we are always looking for a way to get outside without dying of heat. This incredible park in Newnan is one of our favorites. We love to get hot at the Castle Playground, eat a picnic at one of the many picnic tables, and then cool off in the large splashpad.

We love that there is whole separate park and splashpad for kids under 3.  Moms, you’ll love that there are plenty of benches and tables in the shade. Bring a few bucks when you come, because this is a frequent stop for the ice cream truck.JUL_0488b

Line Creek Nature Area

Address: Line Creek 
Hours: Open daily dawn to dusk
Admission: free

This hidden gem is so well disguised, the kids and I drove by several times before deciding to actually get out of the car. What looks like a glorified retention pond tucked behind a shopping center is actually a gorgeous series of trails leading to a tranquil creek. In the mornings, the shaded trails still feel cool, even in the middle of summer. JUL_0524Bring your bathing suit, because after a morning of hiking, you’ll be dying to dip your toe in the water. These trails are perfect for children of all ages, but leave your stroller at home. These uneven trails are anything but a smooth ride and your kids will love the excuse to run. Pets are welcome but be sure to keep them leashed.JUL_0558

Callaway Gardens

Address: 17800 US Hwy 27 Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Hours: Open daily dawn to dusk
Admission: Buy an annual pass for $129
Admits passholder and up to five guests in the same vehicle for free per day on General Admission days and half-price on Special Event days ($99 for local residents living in the following counties: Georgia’s Harris, Troup, Muscogee, Coweta, Meriwether and Talbot; Alabama’s Lee, Russell and Chambers)                                                                                                                      Phone: 800.852.3810JUL_0086

More than just a garden, this park is well worth the 40min – hour drive from Newnan, GA. Tucked away in Pine Mountain, GA these gardens have enough to fill more than a days’ worth of fun. Trails, a butterfly exhibit, birds of prey shows, ziplines & obstacles are just a few of the many incredible things you can experience while at Callaway Gardens. My kids have no interest in any of those things though now that they’ve experienced the “beach”. Pack your beach chairs, umbrella, and picnic lunch. It’ll be easy to spend the entire day playing at Robin lake beach. Bring some spending money, last the beaches include an ice cream shop and a floating playground of obstacles that guarantee an exciting adventure for guests of all ages. $12 per person, per 45 minute session. You can purchase tickets at Square 1 Activity Center for children ages 2 + (children 2-6 must be accompanied by an adult).

If you’re interested in heading into Atlanta, be sure to check out our favorite places!