Family Friendly Events in Middle Tennessee

Friday Family Film at Linebaugh

Linebaugh Library 105 West Vine Street, Murfreesboro, TN

Our Friday Family Films also loosely follow our storytime travels around the world. Our next Friday Family Film will be on January 27th at 3 pm. We’re not allowed to advertise the title, but it's about two sisters and their lovable snowman friend.


Winterfest at Fountains at Gateway

Fountains at Gateway 1500 Medical Center Pkwy, Murfreesboro, TN

Fountains Winterfest is back and better than ever for it’s 6th annual season starting Friday, November 18! We hope you’ll make plans to join us for a magical time creating memories that will last a lifetime! Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram pages for special events happening throughout the season. We’ll see you on the ice! Admission Includes tax, skate ...

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$12 – $15

Zoolumination @ Nashville Zoo

Nashville Zoo 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN

See the Zoo in a whole new light! Visit the country's largest Chinese lantern festival featuring colorful scenes of more than 1000 custom-made silk lanterns! Thursday - Sunday January 12 - February 4, 2023   SEE IT Bigger & Brighter With twice as many colorful lanterns as before, this walkthrough experience is sure to delight ...

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$15 – $19

Kids Paint Night

Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center 100 Sam Ridley Parkway East, Smyrna, TN

January 27th        Kids Paint Night          A Teddy Bear Friend Kids, grab a parent and join us at the SOAC for an evening of fun! Paint your own Teddy Bear friend to take home and display for all to see! All supplies will be provided. Location: Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam ...

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FREE Kid’s Dinner Show – Adventures of the Sea @ Plaza Mariachi Music City

Plaza Mariachi Music City 3955 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN

Our Kid's Dinner Show returns this Friday evening with the theme "Adventures of the Sea". There will be music, games, raffles, and FREE pictures with Characters! Please note that the dinner show entertainment is free, and meals are not included. We do however, have wonderful kids meals at our restaurants perfect for the whole family.


Jr. Naturalist: Sleeping Seeds @ Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway

Shelby Bottoms Nature Center 1900 Davidson St, Nashville

Ages 5+ Registration Required Some plants live through the winter, but what happens to ones that don't? Come explore the seeds in the park that are waiting for spring as we investigate all the ways that plants set their seeds up for success before the first frost. In addition to hands-on learning activites, Jr. Naturalist ...

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Llama, Llama, Red Pajama @ Nashville Children’s Theatre

Nashville Children's Theatre 25 Middleton Street, Nashville, TN

After a long day of adventures at school, Baby Llama can’t wait to put on his red pajamas and go to bed. But where’s Mama Llama to tuck him in and read a bedtime story? Llama Llama Red Pajama, based on the beloved best-selling books by Anne Dewdney, hilariously tracks Baby Llama’s bedtime worries and ...

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$20 – $25

Winter Words Walk

Mill Ridge Park 12965 Old Hickory Blvd, Antioch, TN

Join us on Saturday, January 28th from 10-11:30am for a family-friendly 1-2 mile walk and nature journaling. The walk is easy to moderate on grassy terrain involving hills and stream crossings. During the walk we’ll read aloud from nature-themed poems. Afterward, be inspired by the walk as we introduce a variety of nature journaling techniques. ...

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Family Geocaching Day

Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary 545 Beech Creek Rd S, Brentwood, TN

Come to Owl's Hill for a day of family fun and exploration! Geocaches are hidden in containers that can be found using a GPS or smartphone. Head out on our kid-friendly course set up with caches ready to be found. (We'll also have a couple more challenging caches for anyone looking for extra adventure.) Hike ...

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$4 – $13