Adventures, Activities and Events
for Parents and Kids

McNamara’s Irish Pub

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Nashville - as everyone knows - is the home of country music. But there are other types of music to enjoy as well. Try spending a Sunday evening at McNamara's Irish Pub for dinner and family music night. McNamara's was established in Donelson in 2010 and serves traditional Pub food including Sheppard's Pie, Fish and chips and lamb on the weekends. If you are not the adventurous foodie … [Read more...]

Memorial Park – Hendersonville

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Memorial Park is located in Hendersonville, TN.  It features lots of fun activities but the main draw for this park is: DUCKS!  Long ago, (in the 1980's), you could take your stale bread, crackers and popcorn to the park and feed the ducks to your heart's content.   But, apparently, that stuff wasn't good for ducks.  It is very hard on their digestive system and inhibits … [Read more...]

Granny White Park

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Granny White Park is a 32 acre park  located in Brentwood, TN.As you enter the park, the tennis courts will be on your left. There are four lighted tennis courts.  A large open greenspace is on the right.  This would be a perfect spot for a game of kickball!If your kids are like mine, the only thing they will care about at Granny White Park is the playgrounds.   It is pretty large … [Read more...]

Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tour

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Take a peek behind the scenes at country music's biggest show.  There are 3 ways to tour the Opry.  There is a VIP Tour, a Post Show Tour  and a Daytime Tour. My kids and I took the daytime tour.  Your first job will be to find a parking space.  There are lots of options in the Opryland Hotel area.  I would try to park near Dave & Buster's and walk over.  This is the closest free … [Read more...]

The Opryland Hotel


 Granted, a hotel visit isn't your normal Nashville Fun for Families excursion, but  the Gaylord Opryland Hotel is most definitely not your average hotel. It has nine acres of indoor gardens complete with multiple waterfalls, multiple restaurants, Shrek's house and an indoor river featuring a Delta flatboat river ride. Don't want to pay for a river ride?  Don't want a room?  That's okay.  … [Read more...]

Family Fun at Rose Park

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Rose Park is a great place to take a 'sporty' kid.  Built on the historic Edgehill Civil War battleground, this park offers lots of amenities for the athletic enthusiast.  The park features full size baseball  and  soccer fields. It also has a full size track.   The park was recently expanded and improved via a partnership between the city of Nashville and Belmont University.  Belmont uses the … [Read more...]

Cumberland Park


Have we got a fun place for you. If you have bored kids, hyper kids, challenging kids, ANY kind of kids, you are going to love Cumberland Park in Downtown Nashville.      Nestled between the Shelby Street Pedestrian bridge and the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge, Cumberland Park has a variety of experiences for adults … [Read more...]

Fannie Mae Dees Park/ Dragon Park

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Better known as the Dragon Park, Fannie Mae Dees park is a great park for all ages and all abilities. It is located 2 blocks from Vanderbilt Children's Hospital so if you ever have to spend time there this park is a nice escape. We first visited the park on our house hunting trip after hearing about it from another Mom at the zoo. There are several large playscapes that make up the park. Most … [Read more...]