The Top 4 Reasons Kids Need a Family Fun Vacation

12/9/2016 – Planning a family vacation can be difficult. Finding things to do with kids around Atlanta might leave you stressed. What choices are there? Things like the aquarium or city parks can become repetitive over time, even if your children enjoy those outings. What should you do for a big celebration or a major family event like Christmas or New Years’ Eve? We at Callaway Gardens want you to consider a fun local vacation to our beautiful, event-filled landscape. And just why are these vacations important for your children? These are the 4 major reasons family trips make a big impact on them.

Make Treasured Memories

When you find fun activities for families outside Atlanta, you get to create valuable memories with your children. The years will fly by and your children will be fully grown before you know it; enjoy amazing experiences like the Fantasy In Lights Christmas event while your kids are still young and impressionable. They will never forget these bonding experiences, even into their adult years. Even if they are too young to retain these memories, story time with Mrs. Claus and other fun experiences will leave a happy impression on them as they get older.

Enjoy the Holidays

There is no better time than the holidays to bond with your kids. In fact, it is a social expectation. When your kids’ friends and teachers ask them what they are doing for Christmas and the new year, plan a family vacation to one of the resorts near Atlanta, GA, so they can be excited to spend family time with you. These trips will also teach them the importance of holidays, as well as what matters most about them: bonding with your loved ones.

Learn While They Play

Some destinations, like Callaway Gardens, have educational activities for kids. These experiences are important because children learn best when they are entertained, engaged, and stimulated. What could be better than taking your children on vacation and allowing them to learn in the process? For example, children can explore natural beauty, interact with wildlife, perform crafts, and visit learning centers for big fun that is deceptively educational.

Give Your Kids a Break

At the same time, your kids are learning through the entire fall semester and will be back to learning for the rest of the winter and spring, once the holidays are over. School for young children might seem simple to adults, but their learning programs are challenging for them, as fun as their school days might seem to you. That is why they should enjoy time outside of school, outside of Atlanta, and with their family. Schedule a fun vacation for them and they will be refreshed when they go back to school. The memories of trails of Christmas lights, gorgeous lake views, and fun animal encounters will remain with them.

So if you are looking for things to do with kids near Atlanta, book a memorable, festive, and educational vacation at Callaway Gardens, where even difficult and picky kids will have fun and make treasured memories. Also, don’t forget your own needs: You can have a little fun with them as well. A family that enjoys time together will be happier, stress-free, and connected for many years to come.

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Beach & Water Sports

Swimming, water skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing on Robin Lake

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TreeTop Adventure

Climb and zip through the trees on this fun forest course

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Butterfly Center

Meet over 1,000 colorful butterflies face-to-face

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Birds of Prey Shows

Discover the strength, speed, and beauty of these magnificent creatures

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Hiking & Biking Trails

Explore Callaway’s 2,500 acres by foot or by bicycle

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The Gardens

Drink in the beauty of azaleas, hydrangeas, and other woodland wonders

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Fantasy In Lights

One of National Geographic’s Top 10 Holiday Light Displays

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Summer Family Adventure

An authentic Georgia outdoor family getaway like no other

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Balloon Festival

Watch beautiful balloons aglow or enjoy your own tethered balloon ride

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Symphony on the Sand

A night beneath the stars with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

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Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard

Tournament for the greatest athletes in competitive watersports

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Some of the best lake fishing in the southeastern United States

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