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Family Best Bets Of The Week

Our Grab and Go Kids Planner offers you several cool things to do this weekend in Cumming.

Glad you clicked on our new Grab & Go Kids Planner!

We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children.

Each week, we'll give you the info. on the five best family activities or events for the week. You're time pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.

This week we have uncovered both indoor and outdoor activities, as the weather becomes more favorable and your days more enjoyable!

Where/When: Coal Mountain Fire Station, Every Saturday

Why Go: Children young and old will take pleasure in touring the fire station, with a special appreciation for all that members of the Forsyth County Fire Department do for our community.

Pricing: Free! 

Where/When: The Avenue Forsyth, Saturday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m.

Why Go: Listen to a sweet story cudded up with your little munchkins, and browse the many Valentine's Day ideas for your loved ones.

Pricing: Free! 

Spring Photos with Live Baby Animals

Where/When: Lamb Hill, 6215 Dahlonega Hwy., Cumming. Saturday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Why Go: Got Spring Fever? Have your spring photos taken in style with the help of something special to make your little ones smile! Lambs, goats, and chicks will be on hand to get the kiddos into the spirit.

Pricing: Prices vary, special discount this weekend only. Call 770-539-2400 to schedule a session. Walk-ins welcome! 

Where/When: The ICE, 1345 Atlanta Hwy, Cumming, Saturday, Feb. 12, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Why Go: In this brand new rink, enjoy the comforts of an upscale Parents Lounge, a cozy fireplace and a well-stocked snack bar, while your kids skate their little hearts out.

Pricing: Adult Admission $7.00, Children 5 and under $5.00.  Skate rental $3.00.

Buford Trout Hatchery Fishing and Tours

Where/When: Buford Trout Hatchery, 3204 Trout Place Road, Cumming.  Open 7:30 a.m. - 4p.m. daily, tours at 1 p.m.

Why Go: Experience some of the best views Forsyth County has to offer. Take advantage of the picnic tables for a packed lunch, tour the Hatchery, or embrace your inner angler at the family fish pond!

Pricing: Children 16 years and under fish for free, adults must have a valid fishing license. Bring your own bait. A limited number of loaner fishing poles are available.

BONUS:

Green With Envy Kids Consignment Special Event!  This weekend only!

Where/When: Pinetree Village Shopping Center, 2350 Atlanta Hwy, Cumming. Friday, Feb. 11, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Saturday, Feb. 12, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Why Go: Immerse yourself in 8400 square feet of high-end, boutique and designer consignment items for your children! Go green while sticking to your budget, outfitting your little ones in stylish, specialty and custom made designs.

Pricing: Varies by consignor. Many booths will be discounted on Saturday by 30%.

Cris February 11, 2011 at 06:27 PM
Great article, very informative and fun. I think I'm going to enjoy the Grab and Go section each week. Just when it seems like we've done it all, these suggestions come up. Thanks Michelle.
Liz Kennedy (Editor) February 11, 2011 at 09:08 PM
That's fantastic Cris! Glad you like the Grab & Go Planner (featured every Wednesday). BTW, if you have a suggestion to share with us please shoot Michelle or me an e-mail (liz.kennedy@patch.com) or post your suggestion in the comment box. Thanks again!

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