Celebrate back to school with these 5 activities in North Fulton

Just because school has started back doesn't mean there's no more time for fun. The first week can be stressful for many reasons — new classes, new schedule, class fees — but you and your kids will adjust.

Actually, you should celebrate surviving the first week. Check out these family-friendly picks in North Fulton.

Create a masterpiece at Art & Beyond. Prices vary per session. 8560 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 102, Alpharetta, Ga. 30022. 770-954-6102. www.aandbartstudioalpharettaga.com.

Stop by Art & Beyond to have a little creative fun with your kids after school or on the weekend. They offer a variety of classes to choose from, have wonderful instructors and provide an encouraging atmosphere that supports all art abilities and levels. Your works of art will make a meaningful memento of your time together, and maybe even a decorative accent to your home.

Scuba together at SeaVentures. $50 per person, ages 8 and up. 2880 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, Ga. 30022. 770-992-3772. www.seaventures.com.

If you think scuba diving isn't for kids, think again. You and your children will have the adventure of a lifetime learning to scuba together at SeaVentures. A teacher certified by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors will give you and your children all the instruction you will need to take the plunge in their heated indoor pool.

Get splashy at Riverside Park. $2 per child, free for children under 1 with paid child. 575 Riverside Road, Roswell, Ga. 30075. 770-594-6158. www.roswellgov.com

The remaining days of summer really crank up the heat, but you can cool your kids down again by bringing them over to the Splash 'N' Play Sprayground at Riverside Park. With a wide array of splash pads, sprinklers and water features, your children will have a blast getting drenched. In fact, you had better bring a few extra towels with you for the car.

Glam it up at Diamond Girlz Salon and Spa. Day package prices starting at $32. 11705 Jones Bridge Road, Johns Creek, Ga. 888-670-5590. www.diamondgirlzsalonspa.com.

Diamond Girlz Salon and Spa offers a few packages just right for your child. The Glamour Girl for a Day package includes a mini-manicure, a mini-pedicure, nail art and glitter makeup. The Spa Diva for a Day package includes a mini-manicure, mini-pedicure, Diamond Girlz Express facial mask and lip gloss. Your daughter will leave looking (and feeling) like a million bucks.

Experience the magic of the Playable Art Park. Free. 70 Abernathy Road, Sandy Springs, Ga. 30328. 770-730-5600. www.artsandysprings.org

Imagine walking through a painting and roaming around in a dreamscape. That's what the Playable Art Park experience might feel like for your children. This playground offers interactive sculptures and structures that will expand the imagination and spark creativity in most children.

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