This shopping complex is said to be home to Georgia’s largest indoor playground. Find a towering maze of slides and obstacles, an arcade, and kiosks offering everything from Mexican snow cones to piñatas. 4166 Buford Highway
An Atlanta institution since 1960, this classic, smoke-free venue offers no-frills bowling for the whole family (32 lanes), minus the club atmosphere or kitschy extravagance (ahem, laser tag) of some chains. 1936 Piedmont Circle
This cavernous climbing and fitness facility near Spaghetti Junction (with a sister location in Kennesaw) offers walls for world-class climbers and tykes, including a beginner’s obstacle shaped like a T. rex. 3701 Presidential Parkway
All Fired Up
Bring out your inner artist at one of the three metro locations of this pottery studio, where there’s no per-hour fee; you pay only for the piece you select from the shelves. Bonus: They also let you bring in your own food.
Marietta Fire Museum
An easy walk from Marietta Square, the museum has two floors of fire trucks and equipment—some dating to the 1800s—and offers free weekday tours led by active fire department personnel. 112 Haynes Street, Marietta
Unless you glance out the doors, you won’t know how much time has passed at this windowless Marietta playspace, where you can do backflips on the massive quilt of trampolines and cannonball into a pit of foam blocks. 1611 Roswell Road, Marietta
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