Five Indoor Fun for Kids in Atlanta (Southwest area)

See where you can take your kids for a fun outing in the Atlanta Southwest area from this guide to five indoor fun for kids in Atlanta by our Atlanta Parent Squad, Asia M. Hadley. Asia is an Atlanta resident, wife, mom of two, a blogger at and author of the book, 7 Secrets Every Woman Should Know: How to Create a Joy-Filled Life. 

Five Indoor Fun for kids in Atlanta

Are you looking for family friendly activities to do with your kids around town? Well, get ready! These top five places will surely make you want to get out of the house. From the laid back listener to the ultra active participant, this list has something for your entire family to enjoy.


Cascade Fun Center

The home to one of the largest skating rinks in Southwest Atlanta, Cascade Fun Center has something for everyone. In addition to skating, on select days and times, kids and adults can bounce around on a variety of inflatable slides, jumps and obstacle courses. The entire family can enjoy a great selection of competitive sports inflatables, go-karts and  amusement rides! Walk-ins welcome. Be sure to check their web site and calendars for skate and inflatable times.

Location: 335 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Atlanta, GA 30331

Price: Admission and skate rental $8 Inflatables rate varies. See web site for  pricing details. (


Storytime at Southwest Library

This isn’t your typical storytime where kids only sit and listen to a storyteller read. Librarians intersperse songs and fingerplays to get the kids moving. Included at the end are show and tell presentations where children are encouraged to bring an item from home to talk about, which is great for developing their public speaking skills!

Location: 3665 Cascade Rd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30331


  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10AM-11AM
  • Saturdays 12:30PM – 1:30PM

More Information: visit


Adamsville Recreation Center & Natatorium

Visit the largest community center in the Cascade area. It boasts an Olympic size pool, therapy pool, basketball court, conference rooms, gym, and dance studio. The center hosts dozens of classes geared to youth, teens and adults. To learn more about this community gem call 404-505-3181.

Location: 3201 M. L. King Jr. Drive, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30311


The Wren’s Nest

Step back in time and hear the tales of the beloved Brer Rabbit characters created by Joel Chandler Harris. Professional storytellers take you on a magical journey of mystery and intrigue as these characters mischievously teach life lessons. Told in the original dialect, children and adults get a taste of authenticity in this storytelling hour.  Walk-in tours of this historic house are also available.

Location: 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Price: Group Tours with Storytelling $6 for children, $8 for seniors and students, $9 for adults

More information: visit


Metroplex Atlanta

This all-in-one facility includes skating, fitness gym, playland inflatables, and bowling. Although it could use some sprucing up, it provides an outlet for family fun entertainment unlike any other venue in the area. Be sure to check out their martial arts classes, boxing and  bowling leagues for youth and adults. Times and prices for the activities vary so visit the web site or call 404-767-7125 for schedule and pricing details.

Location: 1959 Metropolitan Pkwy, SW, Atlanta, GA 30315

More information: visit

About Asia M. Hadley
Asia M. Hadley is a wife and mother of two who makes her home in the Southwest area of Atlanta. She is also a blogger at and author of the book, 7 Secrets Every Woman Should Know: How to Create a Joy-Filled Life. 


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