5 Outdoor Activities for Your Children in Atlanta

If your kid loves video games as we do, they probably want to just sit inside and play video games – and honestly, we would too! It’s important for your child’s health to find a balance between being inside and going outside for exercise. So, get your kids outside and get them moving. Check out these cool places around Atlanta where your child can explore, have fun, and learn.

Centennial Olympic Park

The Centennial Olympic Park serves as Georgia’s lasting legacy of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, and it breathes new life into the surrounding residential and commercial areas. It also anchors many other popular Atlanta attractions like the Georgia Aquarium and College Football Hall of Fame.

The 22-acres of green space makes this park ideal for children’s outdoor activities. Take your kids on the Audio Walking Tour that features trivia, history, music, and interviews – just download the app onto your phone. Or, let your kids play in the Fountain of Rings and stay for the four unique daily water shows.

Chattahoochee Nature Reserve

Experience the beauty and wonder of Georgia’s nature. The Chattahoochee Nature Reserve is a nature lover’s dream. There are six hiking trails that feature plenty of plant and wildlife. Also, there are three gardens to walk: Native, Unity, and Butterfly. If you really want your kids to enjoy the outdoors, Chattahoochee Nature Reserve’s Camp Kingfisher day-camp arranges an unforgettable summer of hiking, swimming, canoeing, and learning!

GameTruck Atlanta LaserTag

Is your child a first-person shooter fanatic – Far Cry, Call of Duty, Fortnite? Then they love the thrill of working as a team. They’re an expert at tactics. They thrive on competition. Well, GameTruck Atlanta can put them IN the game! Don’t worry, safety is the #1 priority.

We take care of all the details. Any yard, park, or playground turns into a fierce battleground for up to 10 players. That tree? It now provides cover from enemy fire. This unique experience recreates the thrill of video games while getting your children off the couch. Talk about a win-win!

Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Park is only a 30-minute drive outside of the city. This place has everything! Here’s a list of their coolest outdoor activities:  Farmyard, pet the animals, learn about their behavior, and watch goats do tricks. Great Locomotive Minature Golf, a train-inspired 18-hole miniature golf course. It’s sure to be a hit! Geyser Tower, a wet adventure of rope suspension bridges, tunnels, and platforms surrounding a huge geyser. Don’t forget to bring a towel!

Zoo Atlanta

The first thing to know about Zoo Atlanta is its unreal origin story! Outside of Marietta in March of 1889, a traveling circus ran into financial problems which caused the workers to abandon the animals. People continued to visit them so frequently that a local businessman purchased all the animals at an auction and moved them to Grant Park.

Now, you can bring your family to walk around the 40 acres and see over 1,500 animals representing 220 species! There are also daily experiences including kid-friendly activities and wild encounters. So, not only is Zoo Atlanta a great place to be outside, but it’s also a great place for kids to learn.

Get Outdoors with GameTruck Atlanta

Been to all these cool spots already? Then let GameTruck Atlanta bring the party to you. We can get your children outdoors and moving with a fun WaterTag or LaserTag party. Request a free quote here or call us at (866) 253-3191 today!

The 5 Most Timeless Video Games of All Time

Popular video games come and go, but there are some games that stay in our hearts longer than others. Whether it’s a complex multiplayer adventure or a simple arcade game, some video games are constantly being adapted to newer consoles, proving that they’re going to be enjoyed for generations to come. So what games really are timeless classics? We’ve compiled a list of the top five timeless video games of all time for you to enjoy with your friends at home or during your next GameTruck party!

#5: The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda truly is a legendary game. In fact, it has spawned numerous memorable, enjoyable, timeless games. What we like about the Zelda series is that, no matter what new game or edition they released, the roots of the game have always stayed consistent with the others, making its players sure that they were going to be getting a great game every time. Though the first Legend of Zelda game was released years ago during the NES era, it remains a must-play for every gamer today.

#4: PAC-MAN

Starting out as a simple arcade game, the creators of PAC-MAN had no idea that it would turn into the gaming sensation that it is today. We all know him, we all love him… the iconic yellow ball of a character has stayed with us through generations of video games. Spin-offs have even come and gone (here’s looking at you, Pac Man: Adventures in Time) Even all of these years later, gamers young and old enjoy this timeless, revolutionary sensation.

#3: Super Mario Brothers

This game started out as a simple platform game, the type that has been around since ancient gaming times and is still created today. Though the series has come far from the original format, the classic feel of the game still holds up today. Nintendo has since opened up the Mario world to unbelievable levels and has released classics like Mario Kart 8, Super Mario Odyssey, and more. The level that some Mario Stan‘s will take their love for the series to is next level!

#2: Street Fighter

The Street Fighter series is credited with bringing along many of the conventions that 1-on-1 fighting games follow. A staple of gaming in the late ’80s and early ’90s, it’s still nearly impossible to visit any arcade and NOT cross paths with Street Fighter! Traveling around the world and taking on new opponents in martial arts fights… Street Fighter pits you against friends and makes you really show your skills. Seasoned players still feel the defeat of hearing “You did quite well, but you need more training to defeat me!” as they solemnly walk away from the game… defeated yet eager to return.

#1: Tetris

The moment you have all been waiting for, the final reveal of which video game would make number one on this list is here. You may be confused as to how Tetris made this list, so let’s explain:

When most non-gamers think about video games, they think that video games all mean blood and guts – but that’s not the case! Not every game has to have a huge, elaborate backstory, be riddled with side quests and big bosses, or be one of many games in a huge series. Tetris stands for the fundamentals of video games and we love it for its simplicity. While it might not be as exciting as some of the other games on or off this list, I think we can all agree that it’s timeless. This is a game that our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and more are going to be playing.

Play Them All at Your Next GameTruck Party!

GameTruck has been providing fun, exciting parties to the Atlanta area for years! With our extensive experience, dedication, and passion for all things video games, we’ll bring you the video game party of your dreams! Give us a call at (866) 253-3191 and leave the rest to us! We’ll bring the party to you… all you have to do is climb in and let loose!

Why Your Next Party Should Have Laser Tag

When it comes to entertaining kids, most activities can only go so far. Clowns? Maybe for the youngest ones. Ice skating? Bigger liability and tired kids are not happy kids. Laser tag? Uh, yeah—now we’re talking! Laser tag from GameTruck Atlanta brings the party to you, relieving you of the hassles of transportation, planning, clean-up, and more!

Why Laser Tag?

When it comes time to decide what to do for your child’s birthday party, community fundraising event, team building activity, or any other gathering where entertainment is needed, nothing is more fun for all ages than laser tag!
This game offers a unique opportunity to work together as a team and use game strategies to defeat the other team. In order to win, every player on their respective team must work together and form a game plan, providing physical and mental activity for people of all ages!

No Hassle

Additionally, this even requires ZERO effort on your part! You simply give us a call, tell us the date, and we’ll get to planning the most epic event you can imagine. We bring the party to you with hours and hours of entertainment, making it perfect for a child’s birthday party, religious celebrations like Purim, and fundraisers! Your guests will never be bored when we bring the entertainment.

Personalized Laser Tag Arena in Your Own Backyard!

Even better? Bringing the event to you allows us to constantly change the territory for the game! Even if your child has played with us before, every landscape provides different safety zones, territories, and landscapes to explore. Let us handle the fun so you can relax and enjoy the massive amount of appreciation that comes after.

Schedule Your Next Laser Tag Birthday Party Today!

If you’re gearing up for an event, it’s time to call GameTruck Atlanta. We offer video game trucks, laser tag, and water tag, making us great for every season and every event for everyone!
Whether it’s a school event, church event, birthday party, or any other type of get together, we’ll bring the party to you and offers hours of entertainment! Give us a call today at 866-253-3191 or contact us here and we’ll help you figure out pricing, location, and how to make this party the best party of the year!