Adventures, Activities and Events
for Parents and Kids

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...]

Weekend Events

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Friday April 18 Easter Celebration at Lucky Ladd FarmFriday Night Skate at Brentwood Skate CenterShake, Rattle and Roll at Discovery CenterCosmic Bounce NightFriday Night Skate Party - Rivergate Skate CenterJump-N-Jam at Pump It Up (Mt Juliet)   Saturday April 19 Bunny Breakfast at Nashville ZooEaster Bunny Excursion Train Family Studio Drop-In … [Read more...]

The Opryland Hotel

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 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

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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...]

Biltmore

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We made a few mistakes in planning our trip to the Biltmore.  Once you learn from our errors, you will be able to plan a great trip to this awesome destination.Located in Asheville, NC, the Biltmore Estate is the largest privately owned home in the United States. It was built by George Vanderbilt in 1889.  And let me just tell ya...this deal lives up to the hype.  It is just the most … [Read more...]

April Family Fun

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 It has just been one long, hard winter, hasn't it?  My family is ready for Spring! Here are some ideas to fill the month of April with some family fun.Wanna play an April Fool's Day prank on your family?  Check out this list of kid friendly options. There is tons of Easter Fun planned in our area this month.  Lots of special events to choose from. Want to get your little one's … [Read more...]