Family Gathering Guide

Escape to LaGrange and make new memories together as a family while experiencing some of the best Georgia has to offer.

Offering an array of family-friendly activities, restaurants and accommodations for every age, stay-length and price-point, LaGrange is the ideal location for your next family reunion!

Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge is the one-stop-shop for your next family gathering. Under the umbrella of North America’s largest indoor water park resort group, Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange has offerings for all ages and abilities. The park’s pools and water slides are kept warm year-round and offer 93,000 square feet of entertainment (just picture: water treehouses, wave pools, floating lily pads and more). For those more inclined to dry-land activities, Great Wolf is still a good idea—a climbing wall, ropes courses, minigolf, bowling, MagiQuest and an arcade are all at your disposal.

Besides activities, Great Wolf offers multiple dining and shopping options. Satiate everyone’s sweet tooth with Ben & Jerry’s or Dunkin’ Donuts after a day of splashing around and allow the aunts and uncles to enjoy happy hour with craft cocktails at Barnwood or craft beer at the Outpost. There is more than enough to keep your family satisfied! From pizza and barbecue to salads and an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, the options are endless at Great Wolf.

If you are looking for a more private meal together, consider renting out one of the Lodge’s conference centers and catering food to have an exclusive lunch or dinner with just your family. Great Wolf Lodge has plenty of room to go around.

For those coming from out of town, staying a few nights is well worth your while. Great Wolf Lodge offers family suite options, making it possible to combine rooms and maximize your time together. With “Deluxe Queen and Family Suites” and “Deluxe KidCabin Suites,” which accommodate up to twelve people, consider piling all of the cousins together for more memories your little ones will never forget. Choose a suite with a patio for more space for your crew to spread out.

Lakeside Camp Out

West Point Lake is an inexpensive and excellent idea for a family gathering. With different campground options, camping by the lake is the outdoor escape you didn’t know your family needed. Those boy scout skills your brother John is always bragging about? Let’s seem them in action! Make memories together on the lake by day and under the stars by night. 

Pyne Road Park Campground:  The park is located on the lake and provides 458 acres of space to choose from. There are dozens of campsites, both accessible for camping by car or tent. There are plenty of nature trails to explore to take advantage of your time in the great outdoors.

Whitetail Ridge Campground:  Available waterfront accessibility and 58 sites with electrical and water hookup accommodations make the wooded area at Whitetail Ridge a great choice for camping as a family. The campground provides the perfect set up for a peaceful weekend with your nearest and dearest in the great outdoors.

Holiday Campground: With 112 campsites and two group camping areas, Holiday Campground allows plenty of space for your family to spread out. With basketball and tennis courts and a playground on-site, there is more than enough to keep you entertained.

Bring a fishing pole or paddleboard or rent a boat or kayak and spend a weekend exploring the lake together. Yellowjacket Beach is also a great place to stop, with a boat ramp and picnic tables and a beach to fight the Georgia heat.

Pine Mountain RV Resort: Look no further than Pine Mountain RV Resort which takes a weekend outdoors to the next level. For families not quite ready to commit to roughing it for the weekend, choose from Pine Mountain RV Resort’s different accommodation options. With resort cottages, cabins and furnished yurts, along with traditional RV sites, the area allows you to spend time outdoors without sacrificing the amenities. Besides enjoying the woods, take advantage of the on-site swimming pool, bicycle rentals, game room and available shuttle services to surrounding attractions. There will be no complaining at Pine Mountain RV Resort; there is something to appease every member of your family.

For those less inclined to tent-camping, Highland Pines Resort and Marina offers the opportunity to stay in small lakefront cottages or larger chalets. Choose from two to three-bedroom chalets, lake-side bedrooms or the floating dock house. Equipped with full kitchens and outdoor grills, the resort and marina is the perfect family gathering place. Access to a private beach along with available boat and kayak rentals ensures your weekend of family-time will not be boring. Take advantage of family time on the lake together.

Outdoor lovers, wine connoisseurs and waterpark enthusiasts all have something to choose from in LaGrange, Georgia. With enjoyable offerings for families of every size and age range, put the stress aside that can come with planning a family gathering and let one of LaGrange’s many accommodations do it for you.

Shorter Stays

Not quite sure about a whole weekend with the family? For a shorter stay in LaGrange, find rooms for your family at the Courtyard Marriott. Located in a prime spot on the Square facing the fountain, the hotel is within walking distance from just about everywhere in town. After settling in, send the fellas of the family to The Fields Golf Club for a few rounds of golf while the ladies shop around the square

Wild Leap

Mosey your way over to Wild Leap, the new hot spot in town. With availability to rent out the taproom or outdoor plaza, there is enough space for the largest of families (up to 2,400 people to be exact). Outside caterers are more than welcome to feed your family, with an on-site full catering kitchen at their disposal. With in-house IPAs, pale ales and stouts, take the opportunity to taste a local beer in the exact area where it is made.

Not just for beer-lovers or your uncle Tony, Wild Leap is extremely kid and adult-friendly. Board games, hot-shot basketball, giant Jenga and cornhole are available to add some friendly competition to your family gathering. If the games are not enough to entertain your little ones, Southbend Park is located right next to the brewery. The on-site event manager can help guide you and make your time together stress-free. 

Nutwood Winery

Family-owned and operated, Nutwood Winery is secluded on ten acres of land shaded by Georgia pecan trees older than the historic manor that sits on the property. The ideal spot for a family gathering, the venue is accommodating for groups of all sizes and guests of all ages. With plenty of space for the little ones to run around, outdoor activities to keep the whole family entertained and house-made wine for the adults to sip on, Nutwood is the picture-perfect spot to make unforgettable memories as a family.  Let Nutwood take care of everything for you. As a family-centered business, they know just what your family needs. 

Downtown Venues

Del’avant Event Center: With a parlor, rooftop and ballroom available for rent, Del’avant provides a downtown option to catch up with long-lost relatives and enjoy a night in LaGrange together. Cater food and spend an evening with your family on a rooftop overlooking the Square. 

Overlook Plaza: An outdoor event space tucked beside Wild Leap Brewing Co. is equipped with a brick plaza and covered stage area. It also features fire pits and tables, making it the ideal spot for a family get-together. If your family is musically-inclined, or you want to add another dimension to the family reunion, the covered stage is often used for live bands.

Whether you’re looking for a weekend retreat or an afternoon get-together, LaGrange has everything you need for a memorable family gathering. If you’re looking for small or large group activities to do while in town, check out our Things-To-Do page. And for catering or dine-in options, you’ll want to review our comprehensive Food and Drink guide! Call up the cousins, it’s time to start planning this year’s family reunion!

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