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Welcome kiddos, big and small!

Decatur is famously family friendly — for families of every kind.

We have parks aplenty, many with newly renovated and expanded playgrounds where exuberant rolling, running and jumping are encouraged. Our downtown square offers room to tumble, too, with synthetic turf that’s green all year ’round. As you ramble around the city, look (down) for miniature Secret Doors tucked into corners or hiding in plain sight; bring your Lego mini figures along to pose in your photos (we hear it’s a thing) (#decaturga).

Plus, most of our festivals are family friendly and free. Check them out here.

Local shops offer indoor fun, and fuel for the imagination. When it’s time for a treat, Decatur has plenty of sweet options!

Adventure Outdoors

playground at Adair Park

We have plenty of poppin’ playgrounds for little adventurers. Legacy Park’s brand new, inclusive playground has climbing equipment, slides, and a group swing! And Decatur Toy Park is a toddler’s dream land!

Garden Go Seek scavenger hunt book cover
Garden Go Seek

A kid-oriented scavenger hunt designed to get you into Decatur’s beeeee-autiful green spaces. It won’t sting your family budget because it’s free!

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Secret Doors

Hunt for miniature secret doors, placed in nooks and crannies around downtown.

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Sweet Stops

Nothing says childhood like ice cream! Scoop some up at Butter and Cream. Enjoy outside on the red bench, or take a pint home. Cereal Lab serves up nostalgic treats you’ll want as much as the kids! Greene’s Fine Foods has classic and old-fashioned candies. Lenox Cupcakes stocks their case daily with key lime, red velvet, and even unicorn cupcakes. Try them all! (Just not in one day!)

Toys, Books + Crafts

Hello, tinker time! Clubhouse Kid + Craft has the best toys for open-ended imaginative play. Every Saturday is a crafterday! Look for classes for ages three and up. Stock your shelves with diverse stories from independent bookstores focused on young readers! At Little Shop of Stories head to the back of the store for Platform 9 3/4 and Goodnight Moon room.

More Fun Nearby

Downtown Atlanta attractions are a quick trip away! Check out the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coke, the Fox Theatre, Centennial Olympic Park, Mercedes Benz Stadium, and more.

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