Take a stroll (hikers only, no bikes allowed) to enjoy some of Georgia’s beautiful landscaping at Line Creek Nature Center (free). The shaded area keeps the mornings and evenings cool and the creek is a great place to dip your toes. The trails are uneven so strollers can not be used on the paths. Kids will enjoy the walking sticks at the front and the FREE library box. Take a book to enjoy or return one for others to read. When you’re done, walk over to Racetrac to enjoy a FREE ice cream cup for kids and $3 16 oz cups for adults (June & July 2018)
Coweta County Public LIbrary has amazed me time and time again with their summer programs. Their classes vary widely allowing for kids of ALL ages to take part in the fun. Musical classes, teens groups, adult book clubs, cursive lessons, art classes, and OUTSTANDING magicians, scientists, and jugglers are just some of the incredible line up in their schedule.
Newnan Children’s Connect Museum- A $5 per person fee gains you entry into a seemingly understated building. With two rooms, one for babies/toddlers and one for infants, the lack of structured play time invites your child’s imagination to come to life. The wall is lined with every craft and tool imaginable to create the ultimate makerspace for your child to design, revise, and create as wild as their imagination sees fit. My kids spent over 3 hours there on our first trip easing in with snap circuit boards and progressing to designing and building a bed for their dolls. Some nails, a hammer, and a whole lot of glitter later and my daughter walked out those doors with a doll bed and proud smile. We’re so quick to plan everything for our kids from playdates to organized crafts. Take them here and let them impress you with what they can create on their own.
Carl Miller Park
Spend the morning playing at one of the two playgrounds (one for toddlers and one for big kids) and then cool off in the Splash Fountain, open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm April through September. Parents can also take their little ones on an easy 6/10mile stoller accessible walk around the park.
Image via McKeeby Photography
The following places have summer reading programs. Pick up their flyer, encourage your kids to read, and when you complete their log you get a prize!
- Barnes & Noble – read 8 books, fill in the log, get a free book from their approved list (GREAT options available)
- Books a million– read 4 books from their list and get a Mo Willems pencil pouch and pencil
- Chuck E. Cheese – read for a certain number of hours and receive 10 free tokens to play games