Winter Break Already? How to Keep the Kids Busy

Few things strike fear in the hearts of parents more than “winter break.” It’s not just that the kids are home with a lot of energy and not a whole lot to do. It’s also that they expect to be entertained, at least part of the time. If you’re in that boat as a parent, consider looking at family resorts near Atlanta and all the great opportunities they offer.

Tree Top Adventure at Callaway Resort & Gardens

The Tree Top Adventure offers overnight accommodations and Tree Top Adventure tickets, making it one of the best deals for vacation in Georgia. This unique experience includes almost 1,500 feet horizontally and five zip lines ranging from 44 feet to 120 feet long. Best of all, as amazing as it’s to do in the day, the Tree Top Adventure is done at night.


Geocaching is a fun way to explore nature at Callaway Resort & Gardens. With over 40 caches spanning 2,500 acres, whether you are experienced or a novice Geocacher, you will have fun. Even if you don’t Geocache but are with someone who does, exploring the natural landscape of the resort property, helping them, will provide hours of exploration fun.

Bike and Hike

With over 10 miles of winding trails through natural landscapes, there’s truly something to interest everyone. Take a meandering walk and observe nature, bike around to all the various lakes and views or undertake a more vigorous hike and enjoy Georgia in late fall and winter on one or seven nature trails. Bike rentals vary but are very affordable and available on a daily or weekly basis.


Birds of Prey

Though it doesn’t sound like something kids would like, the Birds of Prey show give children a chance to see predator birds close up. With different raptors at different shows, it’s worth going back. Watch as hawks and owls swoop around and land on a trainer’s glove. It’s the height of grace, beauty, and strength and such an amazing sight that kids won’t even realize that it’s educational.

Butterflies 101

If the Birds of Prey is too much, have your kids check out Butterflies 101. There they’ll learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, its migration patterns, and threats facing them today. Flashes of color will catch their eye as butterflies fly around them.

Keeping kids from getting bored during winter break can be challenging. Fortunately, you have options. If you need to entertain your kids during winter break and are looking at family resorts near Atlanta, consider one of the best places to go on vacation: Callaway Resort and Gardens. Call today!


Explore All of Callaway

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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Enjoy mouthwatering, chef-prepared cuisine at an array of restaurants

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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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