Take the kids to Raisin’s Ranch in Milton, GA for fun on the farm! We’ve been to birthday parties here and had memorable photo shoots on the property. It’s home to mini horses, pygmy goats, mini donkeys, rabbits, chickens and ponies. The animals are so well taken care of and the grounds are beautiful! Here is information on Little Ranchers, Summer Camp and Birthday Parties. Please reach out to Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-617-1521 for additional information or to inquire about renting the barn for special events!Continue Reading
February is a month for making memories with those you love and we rounded up some of our favorite local spots for dates!
For the sweetest date in town, take a candy making class at Behind the Sweets. From making truffles to decorating cupcakes, a variety of interactive classes are offered. Check the website for the schedule.
Dine at Tam’s Backstage, located in the lower level of the historic 1927 Cumming Schoolhouse, and then head upstairs to the Cumming Playhouse to see the show Southern Sirens. This Southern comedy runs Feb. 8-25.Continue Reading
From Sawnee Mountain to the Big Creek Greenway, Forsyth is made for adventures and exploring. The hiking trails, bike paths, parks, playgrounds and ideal weather make Forsyth County the perfect place for enjoying the outdoors while staying fit. Our town is also home to outdoor camps, recreational programs, healthy eateries, yoga and fitness studios and indoor play centers for kids making it the ideal town for everyone in the family to get and stay healthy.
EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS
Take a leisurely family bike ride or meet your friends here to walk or run. This 12-foot-wide concrete and boardwalk path meanders through the woods along Big Creek and is ideal for biking, jogging and inline skating. We like to bike from the Bethelview entrance over to Fowler Park for some playground time before heading back. Continue Reading
Here are the top spots in and around Cumming to grab a real Christmas tree this holiday season. Most are farms where you can cut down your own tree and they offer everything from visits with Santa to hayrides and hot cocoa! Take in the scent of freshly cut trees, strap one to the roof of your car and enjoy all the family activities and memories that come with the experience.
Every winter, Brandy Craig Photography turns her Cumming, GA studio into a winter wonderland, giving children memories of not just meeting Santa, but of an entire Santa experience.
We’ve used Brandy for Santa photos (and all of our family photos) for several years and it’s so nice having a set time to come and avoiding the long lines at the mall. Every year we look forward to her magical Santa shoot. She has such a fun personality, is amazing getting the kids to warm up, laugh and be themselves and she takes mini sessions and sets to a new level with her creative spin and attention to detail.
There are several opportunities to get involved with local charitable organizations and help out right in your own backyard. Best of all, kids can be a part of the experience so you’ll be creating family memories while introducing your kids to the importance of community service and giving back to others. On 52 Forsyth, I try to highlight adventures your family can take all 52 weeks out of the year. One of the most memorable weekly adventures families can take is one serving others and this opportunity I’m going to share with you is one that is available year-round!
We love going up to Gibbs Gardens, which is only about 20 minutes from where we live in Forsyth County. It’s such a great place to connect with nature and unwind and there’s always something new in bloom. This place is so perfect for little ones because it’s shady, there are tons of trails to explore and it’s beyond beautiful!!
Please note that the garden reopens on March 1, 2018. Spring hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and the gate entrance closes at 4 p.m.
Here are 8 things to do on your next visit to Gibbs Gardens.
Fall is here! In Cumming, that means crisp air, colorful leaves to spice up your Sawnee Mountain hikes and walks on the Greenway, and weekends packed with family-friendly festivals and activities. It’s the perfect time of year to head to North Georgia to pick apples and pumpkins, go for a hayride and even meander in a giant sunflower field.
Vickery Village is a charming mixed-use community centered around a large, park-like turf area. Located right across the street from the Polo Fields in West Forsyth, the Village is surrounded by a walkable collection of shops, eateries and activities for the whole family.
Whether you want to unwind, get pampered, shop local or let the kids create memories, here are 20 things to do at this family-friendly destination.
We attended an Atlanta Braves game at the new and cutting-edge SunTrust Park and it is SO amazing!!! It’s much easier for Forsyth County residents to get to this stadium which is located at the intersection of I-75 and I-285 about 10 minutes before downtown Atlanta. It’s 20 percent smaller than Turner Field and has an intimate setting, plus modern amenities, chef-driven restaurants and tons of entertainment both inside and right outside its gates. From the second we stepped into The Battery Atlanta all the way to the splash fountain experience on our way out, SunTrust Park and The Battery create a fun and memorable family-friendly adventure.