50 Entertaining Things to Do in May with Kids

Ok, there’s only 30 Entertaining things to do with your kids on this list BUT I think we’re making some progress. Last May there were ZERO things to do. I’m sorry I can’t give you the full 50 this May but I think there’s enough ideas here to get started planning a summer full of fun.

50 30 Things to Do in Nashville in May with Kids

  1. Cuddle some baby goats at Noble Springs Dairy on May 1,8,15 & 29.
  2. Sign up for the Family Kayak Float in Murfreesboro on May 1.
  3. Have some May Day fun at Shelby Bottoms on May 1.
  4. Celebrate Spring at Gentry’s Farm May 1- 16.
  5. Take a bicycle tour of Stones River Battlefield May 1, 8, 15 & 22.
  6. Pick up a take home activity at Kidsville at The Parthenon every Saturday in May.
  7. Experience Glow Night at The Adventure Park Nashville every Saturday night in May.
  8. Sign up in advance for Rock Painting at Cannonsburgh Village on May 4.
  9. Decorate cupcakes with your American Girl May 6, 13 & 20.
  10. Introduce the teens to The Goonies at The Capital Theatre May 6.
  11. Have some family fun at Cheekwood every Thursday night in May.
  12. Learn and Play at Days on the Farm at The Sam Davis Home on May 7.
  13. Welcome summer fun at the Barfield Beach Party on May 7 & 11.
  14. Have a Day out with Mom at Traveller’s Rest on May 8.
  15. Play Nerf Wars at Mpact Sports on May 8 & 22.
  16. Get your deep fried turkey leg at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival May 8 -31.
  17. Take mom to the Tennessee Craft Fair May 8 & 9.
  18. Make the drive to the 80th Annual Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival on May 8.
  19. Plan a date night to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Oaklands Mansion May 8-16.
  20. Jazz on the Cumberland kicks off the season on May 9.
  21. Enjoy Outside Cinema at Mill Ridge Park on May 14.
  22. Learn about astronomy at Warner Park on May 14.
  23. Go out the Vintage Baseball game at The Hermitage on May 16.
  24. Camp out with the family at Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center on May 22
  25. Celebrate slowly on World Turtle Day on May 22.
  26. Bring the pups to Family Night at the Museum at Sam Davis Home on May 21.
  27. It’s Nature Storytime at Shelby Bottoms on May 19.
  28. Have Breakfast with the Mystic Mermaids on May 22.
  29. Take a Far-Out Moonlight Hike at Shelby Bottoms on May 26.
  30. Grab your lawn chair and head to Rock Castle for the first Summer Songwriter event on May 29.

If this isn’t enough to keep you busy this month, check out these ideas for more May Family Fun. Also consider attending one of these spring festivals happening throughout May all over Middle Tennessee.

Rachel is a Middle Tennessee native, born and raised in the Nashville area and having lived in Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, and Mount Juliet. She is mom to 3, step mom to 4 and Grandma to one (so far!)

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