The Summer Babysitter’s Guide to Stone Mountain Park
Spending time with little ones is fun, but it can be hard to get creative with entertaining them. So, why not turn a typical summer babysitting job into an adventure? At Stone Mountain Park, we have exciting things to do in Atlanta covered. Keep reading for all the tools and tricks for a memorable trip to the park.
Be sure to bring comfortable, close-toed shoes, a stroller if you have little ones, and a backpack for the essentials, like sunscreen.
At the park entrance gates, you will need pay for daily or annual parking if you have not already done so online. To access park attractions, you’ll need to purchase a daily All-Attractions Pass or annual Membership for each child and yourself.
Getting to know the attractions
This exhilarating activity for kids who are 44 inches and taller. The Skyhike® Adventure Ropes Course is ideal for an adventurous child who is not afraid of heights. This treetop obstacle course features three challenging levels at 12-feet, 24 feet, and 40-feet! You'll also find a massive rock wall to conquer. Participants will need closed-toe shoes for this adventure which are available for purchase at the park if you forget them at home.
If you have younger kids with you, the Camp Highland low-ropes course inside the complex is perfect for little adventures. There's also a sandy creek area perfect for younger kids to play in while the older kids explore the course!
When you plan your trip in the summer months, you can experience this thrilling, netted wet course. The kids get a chance to get drenched and cool off while navigating through the tower while you rest comfortably in the shade. Consider packing bathing suits and towels or an extra change of clothes for this attraction. Kids must have closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops), so water shoes are a great option.
Finally, kids must be taller than 32 inches to enter the course, but there are some areas for smaller kids to enjoy the water too. Swim diapers will come in handy (and are required) for guests who are not potty trained.
More kid-friendly attractions
Inside the 4-D Theater, you can take a break from the heat and enjoy an exciting 9-minute exciting show with special effects. Keep in mind that the added effects can be a little intense for smaller viewers.
The Summit Skyride is a high-speed Swiss cable car that ascends the top of Stone Mountain. Perfect for all ages—this attraction leads to a spectacular view and endless fun traversing the top of the mountain.
In the Dinotorium, you can relax indoors and let the kids run around and explore four exciting levels of fun! There are also slides at the top for kids who are 36 inches tall.
The Scenic Railroad is an enjoyable journey around the mountain in open air train cars and is ideal for smaller guests. Afterward, you can play a round of Adventure Golf together since it’s close by the train stop. Learn more about these and other attractions you can discover at Stone Mountain Park!
Where to eat
Picky eaters? We have you covered for all of the kids’ favorite foods like pizza and fried chicken. There are numerous tasty options to choose from, like Marketplace, Big Rock Café and Campfire Grill, which are located in the attractions area.
Need a pick-me-up? You'll also enjoy Compass Point Café offering Starbucks coffee and beverages to keep you energized while keeping up with the kids. If you prefer to bring your own food into the park, there are various wooded picnic areas to enjoy the scenery.
With a parking pass, you have access to other activities inside the park that do not require an All-Attractions Pass. For example, there is a shaded playground area past the walk-up trail and miles of other hiking trails to investigate. One trail to conquer is the 1.1 mile path up the mountain. It is not too strenuous, but can be steep in parts, so bring a baby carrier since you won't be able to use strollers on the trail.
If you have older kids with you and plan on staying late, the Lasershow Spectacular is an engaging presentation that starts at 9:30 and is 45 minutes in length. Bringing lounge chairs or a blanket to sit back and relax while enjoying the show. For an elevated experience, snack terrace seating is also available for purchase.
At Stone Mountain Park, you can plan an entire day of festivities! Appease everyone with the many things to do in Atlanta with kids by venturing to the park for your next babysitting job!