Video: Celebrating Lauren's 14th Birthday at The Rock Ranch

Video: Celebrating Lauren's 14th Birthday at The Rock Ranch

Happy 14th Birthday, Lauren! We celebrated her big day at our favorite ranch outside of Atlanta, The Rock Ranch!  

It's a yearly tradition to visit The Rock Ranch to unplug, unwind, and relax while creating beautiful memories together. Make sure to check out our other adventures at The Rock Ranch, and how much both girls have grown over the years.

Video: Celebrating Lauren's 14th Birthday at The Rock Ranch

With Lauren now 14, things are now getting real that we don't have much time with her left to enjoy these moments together. Soon, she'll be entering adulthood, either going to college and/or starting a career.

Video: Celebrating Lauren's 14th Birthday at The Rock Ranch

Places like The Rock Ranch brings families together for a day to hang loose and be lively, putting any worries aside from every day busy life.

Each year, The Rock Ranch expands, offering more activities, and keeping everyone occupied the whole day.  

Video: Celebrating Lauren's 14th Birthday at The Rock Ranch

We went during Family Fun Days at the ranch, and Saturday's theme was Great Outdoor Adventure, with the animal kingdom up close and personal with guests, enjoy canoe racing, archery, birds of prey show, and reptile shows!

Video: Celebrating Lauren's 14th Birthday at The Rock Ranch

The Rock Ranch is over 1500 acres of fun and excitement, with a lot of things to do, like:

  • Ziplining

  • Treehouse Playground

  • Gemstone Mining

  • Ball Toss

  • Tractor Wagon Rides 

  • Paddle Boats and Canoeing

  • Carousel

  • Cane Pole Fishing

  • Corn Bin

  • Corn Maze

  • Corn Hole

  • Cow Train

  • Petting Zoo

  • Giant Jumping Pillow

  • Peddle Carts

  • Pony Rides

  • Pumpkin Cannon

  • Tiny Town

  • Rock Climbing Wall

  • Locomotive Train

  • Family Tug of War

Plus More!

Video: Celebrating Lauren's 14th Birthday at The Rock Ranch

There is so much to do this fall and winter at The Rock Ranch that you can't miss!


  • October 14 - Columbus Day  School is out Monday, October 14th! Head to The Rock Ranch for some good, old-fashioned outdoor fun. Families can enjoy more than 25 attractions for some fresh air and family time.

  • October 19 – Up, Up, and Away Day– Ride in a hot air balloon (tethered rides* weather permitting, $5/child, $10/adult, cash only). Be in awe at the After-Dark Ferrellgas Balloon Glow, stilt walkers, world record-holder trampoline performers, paragliders, and more.

  • October 26 – “Not-So-Spooky” Halloween – Dress up in your Halloween best and participate in the Costume Contests for people and pups (must be on a leash), trick-or-treating, World Champion Frisbee Dog shows, magic shows and balloon twisting by Atlanta Entertainer of the Year, Tommy Johns, meet and greets and photo opportunities with Pete the Cat.

  • November 2 – National Pumpkin Destruction Day AND Monster Trucks – Destroy pumpkins and cars at this nationally-recognized original creation of The Rock Ranch. All things pumpkin will be demolished by methods including the pumpkin cannon, pumpkin bowling, monster truck car, and pumpkin smashing shows, a 40 ft pumpkin drop, and more. BONUS: monster truck rides* ($6-cash only)


Country Christmas Nights

On eight special nights in December (select Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays – see dates below), guests are invited to enjoy Country Christmas Nights at The Rock Ranch. A general admission ticket ($8) provides guests the opportunity to ride through the beautiful Christmas lights on tractor-pulled, covered wagons. They’ll be dropped off at the Christmas Café where they may purchase dinner from a variety of homecooked options that include soups, salads and Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches. Shopping is available at The Christmas Country Store and admission includes a visit with Santa, where visitors may take photos with their own cameras. A limited number of general admission/wagon ride tickets are sold per hour time slot. Time slots do sell out and should be purchased online in advance.

These special nights also allow guests to enhance their visit with rides through lights on the Christmas Express Train*(add $8) and ornament making, cookie decorating and craft activities in Santa’s Workshop* (add $12).

Country Christmas Nights and dedicated activities are available on Nov. 30 and Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Seats are limited for the Christmas Express Train and are purchased by time slot. Children age two and younger are free if they ride in a parent’s lap.

Breakfast with Santa and...New...the Grinch

The perfect way to start a day during the Christmas Season is Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 7 and 14. New this year, families with children (especially big kids that are too cool for Santa), can enjoy a unique breakfast with the Grinch on December 21. The breakfasts will be plentiful with delicious items such as scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, and more. Tickets are $17.99 (plus tax) per seat. Breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until 11:00 a.m. When these slots sell out, a second time slot for each date,11:30 a.m., will be opened featuring the same menu (breakfast food for lunch). Parents are asked to bring personal cameras to capture fun memories at a themed photo spot with Santa and his sleigh. Reservations are required for this event as space is limited. Children age two and younger are free if sitting in highchair or sharing a seat and meal with a parent. Please note that this is a family style breakfast with 8 chairs per table. Each breakfast experience will provide meal, personal visit and photo time with Santa or the Grinch plus games and a tractor pulled wagon ride after breakfast.  

Additionally, Santa’s Workshop craft activities will be available as an add-on during Breakfast with Santa ($12). Tickets are purchased in advance, online.

Drive-Through Christmas Lights Nights

Experience a simple Country Christmas on the farm with more than one mile of holiday lights and decorations on Drive-Through Christmas Lights Nights. On select nights, guests can enjoy the lights from the comfort of their vehicles.

Tickets are available for purchase Nov. 28 and 29, Dec. 1 to 5, Dec. 8 to 12, Dec. 15 to 18, Dec. 22 and 24 for $10 per personal vehicle and $20 per bus. The lights will be available on a monetary donation basis Dec. 25. These tickets can be ordered in advance or donation collected on site.

Video: Celebrating Lauren's 14th Birthday at The Rock Ranch

For more information about The Rock Ranch please visit their website at

Disclosure:  Thank you The Rock Ranch for inviting my family and I for a day of fun and celebration!

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