October Family Fun

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October is the most AWESOME month in Tennessee!  The weather is nearly perfect so make plans to get out and enjoy it before winter sneaks in. This month is ALL about the pumpkin.  There are lots of great pumpkin patches in the Middle Tennessee area.  Many of them feature corn mazes, hay rides and other activities for kids. Some of the best on this list are located in rural areas that you may not even know about.  Don't be scared!  Pick one, program your GPS and prepare for a great … [Read more...]

A Very Special Christmas

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Christmas is such a wonderful time in Nashville – from drive through light displays, Christmas parades, pancake breakfasts to the traditional visit with Santa at the mall. However, most of these events have crowds, too many noises, lights or other barriers that prevent many families of children with special needs from celebrating the holidays with the rest of the community. We want to change that. NashvilleFunForFamilies.com, RiverGate Mall and Modern Babies & Children Magazine are … [Read more...]

25 Things to do on Fall Break in Nashville & Middle Tennessee

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  It's that time of year again.  Fall Break - that glorious mini vacation from school in October.  Maybe your break is three days.  Maybe it's two weeks.  Or perhaps you have a full time job and only have a few fall weekends available for fun.  No matter your circumstance, here's a few ideas.   Planning a trip to a haunted attraction?  Check our list before you go to make sure the place you are going  is appropriate for your family. Up for a good ghost story?  There are lots of … [Read more...]

Lucky Ladd Farm

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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 out of Murfreesboro so don’t let the rural address scare you off.  When you enter the farm, there is a small store and food area … [Read more...]

Country Music Hall of Fame

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The Country Music Hall of Fame is a 'must see' destination for visitors or hometown tourists. Scroll to the bottom for a chance to win an annual family pass! Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, the Hall of Fame is a treat for your eyes and ears.  The building that currently houses the Hall of Fame was opened in 2001.  The architecture is so interesting. Make sure to give yourself enough time to walk around the outside and take in all the cool features. Your first challenge will be … [Read more...]

Family Friendly Halloween Festivals

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  Halloween in the Park -  Mount Juliet   (Map) October 11, 2014   Costume contests, hayrides, FREE CANDY and much more! Saturday October 11 from 11AM - 3PM Admission is Free.   Pumpkin Patch Festival  Hendersonville (Map)  October 11, 2014     Pumpkin Patch! Celebrate Fall at our free, fun Pumpkin Patch event! Free pumpkins for children up to age nine*, live music with “Some Assembly Required,“ Bruce Amato’s Magic Show, contests, … [Read more...]

Pratt’s Orchard

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  Pratt's Orchard is located in eastern Wilson County. It is a quick drive from Nashville down I-40 or a scenic drive through Lebanon with farms and rolling hills. Either way its worth it for a chance to pick apples! We headed out on a Saturday afternoon. The farm is easy to find (a map link is at the bottom of the page) with a large white sign with a red apple - you can't miss it. Once in drive up a hill and there is parking and a small store on the left. You will be met by Jack or … [Read more...]

October Fall Festivals

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Fall Fest @ The Hermitage  (Map)    October 4 & 5, 2014     Fall Fest @ The Hermitage is a weekend of fun, music, food, art, and history at The Hermitage: Home of President Andrew Jackson. The event will focus on a fantastic variety of live music acts that can only be found in Music City, as well as specialty foods and spirits from local artisans. This year, over 100 artists will display an array of products from Photography, Basketry, Ceramics, Painting, Jewelry, … [Read more...]