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Outdoor Family Fun in Nashville

Places to Visit and Ideas for Activities

Nashville has lots of wonderful places to enjoy the outdoors. Parks, playscapes, natural areas and more – I'm sure there are great places to explore near you.

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Outdoor Fun Centers

These outdoor fun centers have several options for go kart racing, mini-golf, driving ranges, batting cages and more outdoor recreational sports.

Parks and Playgrounds

There are more than a hundred playgrounds scattered through Middle Tennessee. If you live in Davidson county, find one nearby on this HUGE list of parks in Nashville. For those in surrounding counties, there are lots of options on this list of parks and playgrounds in Middle Tennessee. Get more details on the parks we've visited included pictures and a list of amenities in the articles below.

Museums and Gardens

Nashville has some amazing gardens to explore, historic homes to visit, and outdoor museums that are great destinations when the weather is warm.

Natural Areas

Middle Tennessee is full of trails to walk, lakes to swim in, and recreational areas to visit. Take your family out for a hike next time you have a free weekend. Here are some suggestions of places we love to explore.

Farms, Orchards, and Agricultural Fun

Upcoming Events

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Breakfast with Santa at The Aquarium

December 16, 2018 @ 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Metro Nashville Police Department’s Annual Toy Drive

December 16, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Nashville Zoo
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Sun 16

Free Family Holiday Film Festival

December 16, 2018 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Creative Zone : Hip Hats

December 16, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM