Crushing on Family Fun in Nashville – Things to do and the Best Resource to Find Them.
This week I have some awesome things to tell you about if you live in Nashville or plan to visit, especially if you have kids.
Nashville Fun for Families, the website I turn to for all the things to do in Nashville.
Nashville Fun for Families is a one stop shopping website to get all the latest news on where to go and what to do.
Nashville Fun for Families will give you all the details on where to take the little kids, the big kids and the adults. They have a full calendar highlighting all the special events in the greater Nashville area and beyond.
They also categorize between indoor and outdoor activities, so even if you have a rainy day this summer, Nashville Fun For Families has you covered, and they’ve included all the places we have spent countless hours. Click below for summer guide.
Family Fun in Nashville – is just about unlimited.
I think back on all fun we have had at some of the parks and recreational everyday places.
We have so many memories from Fannie Mae Dees / Dragon Park. (free)
Cheekwood is another wonderful outdoor adventure for observation, a museum and special events. We always packed a lunch, walked the whole thing, and stopped in at the museum. If you’re home with under age school kids, a membership is so worth it. We went to Cheekwood once a week with a picnic.
Their site doesn’t just cover things for little kids. Big Kids like me can find lots of things to do.
Check their Farmer’s Market Guide, walking trails and pick farms.
My personal favorite market is the Franklin Farmer’s Market because it’s right down the street. It’s a strict “local only” market, with reputable farmers and lots of organic product and grass fed beef, aside from food trucks, and artisan crafts and products.
Nashville Fun Families has a complete list here for pick farms.
Pick Farms are one the best ways to build childhood memories, spend time together as a family and then bake pie together.
Our Favorite pick farm, Golden Bell Blueberry Farm is right next door to us. We go every summer, and here is a post I wrote with all the picking tips you need to know, including how to store them.
Just in case you need a few blueberry pie recipes, we have you covered. Many of these were made hours after picking.
Don’t forget to check out the 100 reasons they love Nashville, like grilling their own pancakes at the Pfunky Griddle, to the puppet shows at the Nashville Main Library to the Peddling Taverns downtown.
We remember many good times at Lucky Ladd Farms, which is so much fun and has a petting zoo. This was taken right before they started kindergarten five whole years ago, but recently they went to all the Easter activities, so this is a great place to return to year after year.
The newest favorite activity for the twinswhen they’re not at the farm is to go to Soar Adventure, which is just a few minutes down the street in Franklin. Look for groupons as this is a bit pricey.
The Nashville Zoo is a fantastic place with special events and huge play area (perfect when parents need a rest stop). They offer family memberships and this is a place to go again and again.
Noble Springs Dairy (a goat farm) offers tours and sells the best goat cheese around. We were lucky enough to have a private tour years ago when they were just beginning.
Hatcher Dairy Farms offers tours all summer on Tuesdays for $8. Meet the cows that make the milk!
Family Fun in Nashville: Day Trips from Nashville
Do you want to take a day trip from Nashville? Nashville Fun for Families has listed 18 different ideas and are adding to it all the time.
Unclaimed Baggage (139 miles). Did you know that Alabama is an unclaimed baggage center, meaning you get the chance to buy the items someone packed, lost and never claimed. I’m still wanting to go to Harmony Park Safari, 30 minutes from Huntsville.
Family Fun in Nashville: Don’t Forget to Eat in Nashville
As you can see, there is simply no end to the things Nashville offers. Don’t forget, we’re known for our food and no summer is complete without at least one trip to Bobbie’s Dairy Dip. The burgers are awesome, but we never leave without a chocolate dipped soft ice cream cone.
A few Food Spots we love that are very family friendly:
Burgers in Nashville
Hop Doddy’s in Hillsboro Village (semi-fast with alcohol).
Hugh Baby’s on Charlotte and soon in Midtown – Burgers, Barbecue and Hot Dogs (Fast food that’s really good).
Ground in Franklin (kids menu) – Hidden Gem. (Kids eat free on Saturday for every $10 spent).
Pizza in Nashville
DeSano’s (everyone’s favorite super casual, super authentic).
Pastaria (sit down, cut still casual, kid menu, pizza and pasta and gelato).
Connect with Us
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IF YOU know of some amazing eateries and things to do that we don’t mention, let us know in the comments.
In the meantime, check out the best website for Nashville Family fun at Nashville Fun for Families.