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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. There is tons of Spring and Easter fun planned in our area this month.  Find them all in our guide. Make plans to see The Cat in the Hat at The Nashville Children's Theatre.  It's the last show of the season! Get some exercise and learn some history.  April is a great time to visit Stones River National Battlefield.   If … [Read more...]

Rockland Recreation Area

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I am filled with regret... (Click on the photos to see the full sized gallery) I lived in Hendersonville,TN for 30 years and I never knew about Rockland Recreation Area.  How could I have missed this?  It's this fantastic lakeside field of awesome and I am just now discovering it. Don't make this mistake. Pack your picnic basket and head to Hendersonville. The first area is for boats.  There is a large parking lot with plenty of room for trucks and trailers.There is a dock and a ramp … [Read more...]

Junior Ranger Programs

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Take your visit to near by National Parks or Tennessee State Parks to the next level by becoming a Junior Ranger. The National Park program is offered in most parks following the motto "Explore, Learn and Protect!". Kids complete a set of activities and then share their new found knowledge with a Park Ranger and earn a certificate and an official Junior Ranger patch. The Tennessee State Park program is similar. Kids attend a Junior Ranger camp over the summer or download and complete a Junior … [Read more...]

Lucky Ladd Farm

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***2015 Season starts April 3, 2015 - Scroll down to the bottom of the story and enter to WIN 4 passes to visit the farm!*** I didn’t want to go to Lucky Ladd Farm.  The website looked great but Eagleville just sounded like it was FAR.  But I had a whole Saturday in front of me and Ava (9) and Katie (10) were desperate for activity, so we loaded up the minivan and headed South.  It turned out to be a great decision! The farm is about an hour drive from my home in Mt Juliet.  It’s not far … [Read more...]

Spring Festivals – April

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  After a long, cold winter it's finally time for some Spring festivals.  Here's a list of family friendly festivals scheduled for the month of April.  Some of them may be a bit off the beaten path but don't let that stop you from exploring Middle Tennessee in search of fun!   Mule Day  Columbia (Map) April 6-12, 2015 This annual event features food, music, dancing, parades and MULES!!!   Find a full schedule of events and 'need to know' festival information at this … [Read more...]

Regal Summer Movie Express

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Get ready!  Mark your calendar!  Do whatever it is you do! Regal Summer Movie Express is starting soon.  Two movie choices each week on Tuesday and Wednesday morning for $1!  This is one of my favorite things to do with the kids during the summer.  Let's face it.  Summer with kids is a lot of work...and most of it is done outside.  Don't get me wrong.  I love the great outdoors.  But after hot days at the pool, park or playground a morning spent in an icy cool movie theater is a welcome … [Read more...]