5 Things to Do in Georgia in the Fall Ya’ll

It’s Fall Ya’ll. Why does everyone spell it Y’all?

I have always spelled it Ya’ll, because that’s more phonetic. Am I right?

5 Things to Do in Georgia in the Fall Ya’ll

  1. Go apple picking. Our school went last year and we chose to pick 2 10lb bags. If you are allergic to wasps or bees I don’t recommend this activity, just saying. Here are the things you can make with apples, apple butter in the crockpot, apple crisp. I heat up butter sometimes and add brown sugar, sliced apples, cinnamon and vanilla (after heat is off) it is amazing on pancakes. Some people even put apples in their tuna fish! Try it.
  2. Go to a Corn Maze. Pretty similar to apple picking but you get lost and smell like corn. Here is a $2 off coupon for Corn Dawgs located in Loganville.
  3. Go leaf viewing in the mountains. Here is a great leaf foliage predictor, just slide the bar to find the date for your area.  Screen Shot 2015-09-17 at 10.49.28 AM
  4. $25-$35 TICKET + PARKING Good time to hit up Wild Adventures in Valdosta. The weather is nice and they run specials year round. You can order tickets online a few days ahead and have some big savings. If you are from Atlanta I do not recommend trying to drive back at the end of the day.  You are literally whooped from riding the rides (the lines are not long in the fall). Spend the night at one of the nearby hotels. IMG_4305
  5. $5 PARKING FEE Hiking at one of the State Parks. For example Raven Cliff Falls or Yonah near Helen.
  6. FREE Here is a family tradition we made up. Who can catch the first leaf of fall. Now it takes a windy day when you are getting some good deposits when the wind blows. We all stand in the street and run in the neighbors yards and try to catch the first leaf. It usually results in a lot of laughs and looking up. We also do “first lightning bug of summer”.

Hope you have enjoyed Zombiemommy’s list of things to Georgia.

Kids Eat Free Georgia Aquarium Deal!

Georgia Aquarium’s Kids Eat Free promotion!
AT&T Dolphin Tales

For a limited time, purchase a child’s Total Ticket in advance online for $29.95 plus tax and receive a voucher for a free kid’s meal with purchase of a full-price adult meal in Café Aquaria or Oceans Food Market at Georgia Aquarium.

Kid’s meals include choice of hot dog, corn dog, two chicken tenders or Smucker’s Uncrustable PBJ, with a side of Goldfish or whole fruit, and drink choice of milk, can of soda or small bottled water.

The promotion is valid July 20­ – August 13, 2015, Monday through Thursday only.

Atlanta Summer Fun Coupons-Lego Discovery Phipps, Monster Golf and more

There are some great coupons over at the Atlanta Kids’ Guide Coupons Blog. Great deals for those with families and looking for Summer Fun!

LegoLand Discovery Center Build

Click here to see the Atlanta Kids Guide Coupons. Perfect for Summer!

My four favorites are:

1) Wild Adventures in Valdosta, GA. We went there last year around halloween and the kids love it soooooo much. They have asked me so many times, when are we going back. It is a theme park but it is not huge or overwhelming like some parks. There is more than enough rides to keep the kids entertained for a day. We went on some rides over and over and over in a row. You can’t do that at the big parks. Wild Adventures is the perfect family fun park that is only a few hours from Atlanta. Note, I wouldn’t try and drive home after a full day here. I was exhausted from the sheer volume of fun we had.



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2) Lego Discovery Center at Phipps. We went last year and had a blast. Seriously the kids ran around for hours.

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3) Monster Mini Golf Kennesaw Coupon

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4) Lane Orchards Coupon

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Thanks for reading and hope you can save money for your families’ summer adventures courtesy of ZombieMommy!


Georgia Renaissance Festival Review

Finally got to check out the Georgia Renaissance Festival!


It is located near the airport actually off of 85 on the weekends from April till June 7th.

Here is what it is like:

1) It is hot. So you are going to need sunscreen. The good news is that there are lot of shady places so you are not in it all the time. Bring a hat, bring a hat, bring a hat. Did I say bring a hat? Speaking of dressing up. If you are into that, this is your circus. If you forgot to pack your kilt, don’t worry they sell everything here.


I almost missed these.

2) There is tons of food. Don’t fall for the first steak sandwich shop you pass! If you keep going you will find Steak on a Stick, Turkey Legs and even yummy Fried Green Tomatoes. We didn’t try the chocolate covered bacon but my friends say it is awesome!



3) They put the double, in the double entendre. If they say “there is language in the show” or “not kid friendly”,  believe them. FYI the jousting was kosher and the jousting show is held several times a day. They even pulled out the fake blood!


4) Animal Show, Birds of Prey. Got to see an Peregrine Falcon take flight. That was pretty neat!IMG_8264_2

5) I will say bring your wallet. Everything costs money, except for the live shows. Those are included. But your kids will probably want a face painting, flowered wreath or a ride.  Most are about $2 or $3.


Looking for a discount?

Georgia Renaissance Festival Discounts – Get $4 off Adult and $3 off Child (6-12) tickets by using promo code “castle” when purchasing discount tickets on our secure website at www.garenfest.com. Tickets good any day of the 2015 Season (Weekends and Memorial Day Apr 18-June Online discount only. Not good with any other offers.


Get $4 OFF ADULT Ticket Promo Code: Castle

Get $3 OFF CHILD Ticket Promo Code: Castle


Thanks to the US Family Guide of Bloggers for the tickets.

Georgia Renaissance Festival Online Coupon

Have you been to the Georgia Renaissance Festival before? My friends have and many people look forward to attending every year. We visited Colonial Williamsburg earlier this year and really enjoyed the live performance of historic actors. We can’t wait to share our experience after we go!


What: The 30th Annual Georgia Renaissance Festival is a family-friendly event, and a different kind of theme park. Inside this 32-acre recreation of a 16th Century English Village you’ll find hundreds of costumed characters, the Queen and her Court, endless circus-style entertainment on 10 stages, shopping in over 130 artisan shoppes, food fit for Royalty, games and rides for kids of all ages, and the spectacular Jousting Knights on horseback. Patrons are invited to wear costumes and join in the fun too. It’s a whole lotta’ fun, and a little bit of History, every weekend and Memorial Day, April 18 thru June 7, 2015.

When: Every weekend and Memorial Day, April 18 thru June 7, 2015

Discounts: Georgia Renaissance Festival Discounts – Get $4 off Adult and $3 off Child (6-12) tickets by using promo code “castle” when purchasing discount tickets on our secure website at www.garenfest.com. Tickets good any day of the 2015 Season (Weekends and Memorial Day Apr 18-June Online discount only. Not good with any other offers.


Get $4 OFF ADULT Ticket Promo Code: Castle

Get $3 OFF CHILD Ticket Promo Code: Castle



Top 5 Things To Do At Georgia Aquarium This Spring Break

  1. Aquanaut Adventure: A Discovery Zone: Georgia Aquarium’s newest gallery, this unique experience allows parents and children to learn about aquatic life as they complete a series of educational and fascinating challenges to become a certified Georgia Aquarium Aquanaut. This is something my family did recently. I am surprised at how much they retained from that day!


Touching things!

Touching things!

  1. Animal Encounters and Interactions: Guests can go behind the scenes and enjoy an exclusive personal experience with one of our aquatic animals through a Georgia Aquarium animal encounter or interactive program. Guests can choose from a Penguin Encounter, Dolphin Encounter, Sea Otter Encounter, or our Journey with Gentle Giants swim and dives programs.


  1. AT&T Dolphin Tales: The AT&T Dolphin Tales show is an experience you won’t want to miss which entertains, motivates and inspires guests. AT&T Dolphin Tales shows are held throughout the day and are included in Georgia Aquarium admission. This is the Aquarium’s big live show. You would be shocked how many people can fit into that auditorium, so even if the line looks really long trust me when I say they will fit you in.


  1. Behind the Seas Tours: Explore the secrets of Georgia Aquarium! Behind-the-scenes tours are available for guests interested in learning more about the day-to-day operations of the Aquarium and learn more about our animals and their care.


  1. Explore! Atrium Show: This one-of-a-kind live show combines live-action film, animation, acrobatics, large-scale puppetry and dance. Explore! takes guests on an aquatic adventure that opens the imagination and explores our connection to the ocean.

We had so much fun earlier this year, if you haven’t been to the Aquarium in a while this Spring Break would be a great time to see the new exhibits. If you are having a Staycation this year, check it out!

Georgia Aquarium

225 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

New African Penguin Chicks at the Georgia Aquarium

Guess what hatched over the Georgia Aquarium last month?

Egg Pip (B15004)

Vet exam B15001

For the fourth year in a row a successful hatching of African penguin chicks. Four chicks made their debut to their penguin parents throughout the month of January and are being monitored daily by Aquarium and veterinary care staff. Breeding programs like Georgia Aquarium’s are highly important since African penguins are included on these endangered lists due to very rapid population decline from overfishing and environmental changes.

1-31-2015 (16 days old) with Snap (2)

How to See the New Penguin Chicks:

The penguin chicks can be viewed behind the scenes in the Georgia-Pacific Penguin Nursery beginning in late February. For more information check out Georgia Aquarium’s Behind the Scenes Tour.

Our family visited the Georgia Aquarium a few weeks ago for the opening of the new Aquanauts Exhibit. The Georgia Aquarium, located in Downtown Atlanta near Centennial Park is always re-inventing itself, so if you haven’t been in a while, you would be surprised at the changes! Their other offerings included in the ticket price include the exciting live and acrobatic Dolphin Show and 4D movie. My family with kids aged 4-10 enjoyed every bit of it.


Georgia Aquarium Deal-Me and Mommy Ticket Offer Till April 2nd 2015

Me and Mommy Ticket Offer


Receive discounted admission for one adult and up to four children!
January 5 – April 2, 2015
Monday – Thursday

Georgia Aquarium’s Me and Mommy ticket offer is back – and this deal includes dads, grandparents and caregivers as well. For only $39.95 plus tax, you’ll receive an adult Total Ticket and up to 4 children’s Total Tickets (ages 5 and under)!

The Total Ticket includes admission to the aquarium, AT&T Dolphin Tales show and Deepo’s Undersea 3D Wondershow.

This offer is only valid Monday – Thursday and can be purchased online or at the door.





Adventure Landing Coupon! Blanding Boulevard Jacksonville, FL

Looking for a Coupon to Adventure Landing on Blanding Boulevard?

Adventure Landing is The Place to Play! We have something for everyone, from kids to adults so the whole family can enjoy all of the excitement that Adventure Landing has to offer.

Family Fun Blanding Boulevard Jacksonville FL

Adventure Landing is pay-as-you-play, so you can enjoy one or all of our attractions! Practice your putting skills on our Miniature Golf Courses, race your friends on the Go-Karts, take aim in Laser Tag, or perfect your gaming skills and win prizes in our Mega Arcade. Adventure Landing is affordable family fun…so close to home!

ZombieMommy is going to be heading over there soon, so stay tuned to see my review!

Check out this Coupon shared with me from US Family Bloggers:

Click on the Coupon to get more details. They have even more awesome coupons on their website: 


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Medieval Times Atlanta October Specials- It’s Halloween Time!

Sharing some information from Medieval Times that just came in today! We went earlier this year and had a blast.

Medieval Times October Specials


Halloween Boo Bash

His Majesty the King would like to invite all of the young Loyal Royals of the realm to a special kid-friendly Halloween tournament!

Join us at the castle on Sunday, October 26, 2014 for a royally-fun Boo Bash at Medieval Times, Atlanta!

The activities will begin at 3:00PM.
3:00PM until 4:00PM – Coloring and activiy sheets for kids 12 & under in the Hall of Arms
3:30PM until 4:00PM – Halloween costume contest for kids 12 & under in the Hall of Arms

The show will begin at 5:00PM. After the show, kids can trick-or-treat from the King, Princess, and Knights in the grand Hall of Arms.

Admission is required to participate in these fun events. Tickets are just $31*. Visit http://bit.ly/MTHalloween14 for more information. Share this event on Facebook!
*Restrictions may apply. Visit our website for more details.


Halloween Spook-Tacular

Friday October 31, 2014

Join the Royal Court at the castle on Halloween for an evening of Spook-Tacular Halloween festivities! All Seats for this special show are just $31*!

Dance the night away in the hall of arms until 11:30 P.M.
Kids can take trick-or-treat from the King, Princess, and Knights in the Hall of Arms after the show.
Post-show Halloween Costume contest for all ages! Age groups are:
-12 & under
-13 to 17
-21 and over

Visit http://bit.ly/MTHalloween14 for more information.

Feast Fall Specials Medieval Times Atlanta



Feast & Fun in the Fall

Now through November 16, 2014, Adult tickets are just $35.95* and Kids (12 & under) are just $29.95*. Admission includes a four-course medieval feast and the famous two-hour live tournament featuring magnificent pure Spanish horses and authentic sword fights and jousting. Mention or enter code 3529FATL to receive this special discount. Visit http://bit.ly/3529FATL for more information.
*Restrictions may apply. Visit the website for more details.