Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, the days are getting longer, and your little ones are about to have an entire week of vacation from school. It always seems to sneak up on us and it’s right around the corner. We’re talking about spring break and what activities to do with your kids. 


If an international flight and tropical vacay aren’t in your plans this year, fear not. We’re giving you the guide to enjoying a fun-tastic week without leaving the Atlanta metro. Read on for our list of best things to do over Spring Break in Dunwoody. These are our tips for parents and families to have a spring break in Dunwoody that’s so packed with photo-worthy memories the kids will be shouting, “let’s do this again next year!” 


Spruill Center for the Arts Kids Painting


1.Get Outside


Dunwoody is home to more than 200 acres of greenspace, and that number is rising. With sunny Spring weather on the way, it’s the perfect time of year to picnic at a playground or go for a stroll. If your family is into outdoor sports, you’re going to love the unique features of our local parks. Play a game of Bocce at Georgetown Park, pickleball at Pernoshal Park, tennis at Windwood Hollow Park or basketball at Pernoshal Park. 


Feeling adventurous? Head to Brook Run Park for an afternoon at the 27,000- square- foot skate park or book an adventure at Treetop Quest for an unforgettable adrenaline rush. Satisfy the thrill seekers in your family and overcome boredom right here in Dunwoody. 


Little Boy Swinging at TreeTop Quest


For runners and walkers, The Dunwoody Trailway is a great thing to do during the break. It’s a 12-foot wide, multi-use trail which connects across three distinctive parks in the City of Dunwoody: Brook Run Park, Pernoshal Park and Georgetown Park, covering an estimated 2.75 total miles. Along the way, enjoy free outdoor exercise equipment along with your daily dose of fresh air and (hopefully) sunshine. 


2. Learn While Playing 


Dunwoody’s award-winning summer camp providers are offering spring break camp programs, too. With school on pause, these day camps are the perfect way to keep your minis active. Little ones with a dramatic flair will flip for Stage Door Theatre’s Disney Magic Day Camp (Ages 5-11) where they’ll learn to sing, dance and act at our vibrant community theater. At Spruill Center for the Arts, budding artists will learn from the pros while getting creative with a variety of projects that may include painting, pottery, sculpture, papier-mâché, collage, printmaking, jewelry making, drawing and papermaking. The theme is tropical spring vacation so you kiddos won't want to miss this one! (Ages 5-10).


Spruill Kid Artists


Want to plan something fun for your little outdoor explorer? Sign them up for camp at Dunwoody Nature Center, where children will be learning about birds and blooms while playing in the lush forest and the waters of Wildcat Creek. “School’s Out Camp” at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is open to the community as well as members and can be reserved by the day. Campers will play all day with a variety of activities including cooking, swimming, sports and arts and crafts. 


Perfect for parents who aren’t on Spring break along with their kids, several of the camp options include extended hours to accommodate parents’ work schedules (insert sigh of relief here).


3.Explore Camp! A Live Disney Experience 

Embark on a whimsical adventure at CAMP with Disney's The Little Mermaid immersive experience! Beyond CAMP's Magic Door awaits a unique theatrical journey where families can engage in climbing, sliding, singing, dancing, and playing within the enchanting world of The Little Mermaid. Featuring live music, puppetry, and magical elements, the experience promises entertainment for all ages. Traverse through Triton's Throne Room, participate in a scavenger hunt for Ariel's treasures, slide through Ursula's Lair, enjoy a live mermaid comedy show, and indulge in boundless play opportunities. Make it a full day, grab lunch at Ashford Lane, and let the kids play on the lawn.


CAMP X Disney Performance from mermaids and kids


4. Stroll the Farmer’s Market 


Saturday mornings at DHA Farmer’s Market are a vibe. Strolling through Brook Run Park in the sunshine with a cup of freshly brewed coffee while grooving to live music and picking out fresh ingredients for this week’s meals is a great way to start the weekend. Bonus: you’re a short walk from the large, shaded playground to entertain your little ones. If you’re lucky, you may even get to finish your morning cup o’ Joe while it’s still hot.


Dunwoody’s local farmer’s market, presented by Dunwoody Homeowner’s Association, has been growing rapidly over the past several years and typically hosts more than 20 vendors throughout the market season. During Spring break, we recommend taking a few nights off from cooking by grabbing some ready-to-bake prepared foods along with weekly staples like fresh produce, coffee, tea, honey, breads and bagels fresh from local bakeries. You’ll even find beautiful locally grown flowers to bring the brightness of springtime to your kitchen table.


DHA Farmer's Market


5. Dine Al Fresco 


The question: how do you avoid the oh-so-common “cabin fever” that sets in at the end of a school-free week without totally exhausting yourself running around with your kids?


The answer: the newly developed Lawn at Ashford Lane . One of Dunwoody’s most exciting new additions, its modern design features a central greenspace surrounded by top-notch restaurants. It espouses “family-friendly.” What’s better than watching your kiddos run free on the lawn while you sip a delightfully citrusy cocktail on HobNob's patio, indulge in a late morning brunch outdoors at Culinary Dropout or kick back with an artisanal ice cream cone from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams? 

We hope our round-up of family-friendly spring break activities in Dunwoody helps you enjoy a memorable staycation in this inviting and growing city. Which activities are you trying out this year? Do you have a favorite activity we left out? We would love to know about it.


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