It's hard for me to get excited about “Winter Fun”. The holidays are over. I ate leftover fudge for breakfast…again. I'm scared to look at my bank balance. ARE THESE KIDS EVER GOING BACK TO SCHOOL?!?!?! My pants are too tight (I'm guessing because of the fudge and the approximately 265,927 calories I ate in the past few weeks.) My house is a mess and looks so unfestive now that the Christmas decorations are gone (and by ‘gone' I mean sitting in boxes all over the place.) The weather this time of year won't cooperate either. It might be tank top weather on Monday and ice storm warnings on Thursday. Also, why is everyone so bored and cranky? And why do they all live in my house?

Friends I only know of one way to break out of this yearly funk. We gotta plan some family fun! Activities and events aren't as plentiful at this time of year as they are during the holidays, but there is still lots to do. Get outside together anytime the weather cooperates and plan lots of indoor activities for when it doesn't. Check our calendar page for inspiration and don't miss our post of Free activities to enjoy throughout the winter.


  1. Let the kids get crafty at Michaels stores every Saturday morning.
  2. Perfect your triple lutz at the public skating times at Ford Ice Center.
  3. Have some Silly Saturdays in January at the Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center.
  4. Climb indoors together at Family Climb every Sunday at The Ascent in Murfreesboro.
  5. Eat pizza and jump together for a special price every Thursday night at Sky High Sports Nashville.
  6. Let the preschoolers take part in Tumble Gym Inflatable Open Play every Wednesday at Let it Shine Gymnastics.
  7. Sign the kids up for beginner sewing classes at JoAnn stores in January and February.
  8. Head to Goofballs on a Wednesday night for half price arcade games and pizza!
  9. Take the preschoolers to Mpact Sports every Wednesday morning for My Little Playtime.
  10. Sign up in advance for Yoga with American Girl on February 9 & March 9.
  11. Bring the little kids (age 1-4) to Wild Things every Wednesday in Murfreesboro.
  12. Skate the night away at Fairview Recreation Center on February 16.
  13. Play laser tag in the 2 story arena or race some indoor go-karts at Holder family Fun Center.
  14. Join the Friday Frenzy at Jumpstreet in Goodlettsville, Franklin or Murfreesboro on Friday nights.
  15. Plan a date night and let the kids have fun at Parent's Night Out at Let it Shine Gymnastics.
  16. Take a guided tour of Fort Negley on the Second Saturday of each month.
  17. Jump with the family for a special price every Sunday at Sky Zone in Franklin.
  18. Let the kids play in Nerf Wars at Mpact Sports February 10 & 24.
  19. Stay up late and do some Cosmic Bowling at Lanes, Trains and Automobiles on Fridays & Saturdays.
  20. Nashville Parks Department has 5 indoor swimming pools. Pick one and have some splashy fun!
  21. Have some fun at Preschool Open Gym every Wednesday at Boost Gymnastics.
  22. Send the kids to play at Parent's Night Out at Summit Sports Center on February 10 & 24.
  23. Let the kids go with the flow at Yoga at the Green Hills Library on  February 18.
  24. Celebrate the simple joys of childhood at The Snowy Day at Nashville Children's Theatre January 18-February11.
  25. Spend a Saturday morning at Circus World in Hendersonville. Discounts on wristbands until Noon.
  26. Take the tinies to MPact Sports for Gym Babies every Tuesday morning.
  27. Every Monday night is Family Night at Above All Extreme Airsports.
  28. Listen to Storytime with Miss Robin every Monday at Barnes & Noble in Murfreesboro.
  29. Take the teens to see Spamalot at The Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro February 2-18.
  30. Do you homeschool? Take advantage of a free day of fun at the Tennessee State Museum on February 2.
  31. Spend a dreary day at the indoor pool at The Jimmy Floyd Center in Lebanon.
  32. Observe Winter Bird Banding at Warner Park on February 3.
  33. Sign up in advance for the American Girl Fondue Party on February 3.
  34. Build a Valentine Bean Bag Game at Home Depot Free Kids' Workshops on February 3.
  35. Have Breakfast with the Mystic Mermaids on February 3.
  36. See Aesop's Fables presented by the Nashville Ballet at the Williamson County Library on February 3.
  37. Attend the opening day of the Math Moves exhibition at the Adventure Science Center on February 3.rary on February 3.
  38. Take a Groundhog Day Bike Ride at Shelby Bottoms on February 3.
  39. Plan a date night to the Springhouse Theatre to see Arsenic and Old Lace February 9-25.
  40. Watch a 60 foot dragon parade through Hillsboro Village at the Chinese New Year Celebration on February 10.
  41. Hike the Owl Hollow Hike at Warner Park on February 10.
  42. Take the preschoolers to a Winter Wonderland Party on February 10.
  43. Sign the little chefs up to learn some Valentine's Day baking on February 10.
  44. Experience Music & Magic with The Nashville Symphony on February 10.
  45. Have an early Valentine's date while the kids are at Parent's Night out at the Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center on February 10.
  46. See Baby Driver at the Goodlettsville Library on February 10.
  47. Head to Centennial Sportsplex for some indoor fun on the ice!
  48. Let the preschoolers celebrate Valentine's Day at the Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center on February 15.
  49. See the ‘tale as old as time' as the Hendersonville Performing Arts Company presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast February 15- March 4.
  50. Celebrate the year of the dog at Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center on February 16.
  51. Participate in the Great American Backyard Bird Count on February 17.
  52. Don't miss the annual Ultimate S'mores Hike at Owl's Hill on February 17.
  53. Learn about birds of prey at Raptor Day on February 17.
  54. Test your archery skills at the NWTF Convention at Gaylord Opryland February 16-18.
  55. Attend the Chinese New Year Open House at Shelby Bottoms on February 17.
  56. Register in advance for The Enchanted Forest – A Choose Your Own Adventure Opera! at the Brentwood Library on February 17.
  57. Experience Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic on February 18.
  58. Join astronomers for a Winter Star Party at Warner Park on February 24.
  59. Celebrate Dr Seuss' birthday with a special storytime at Barnes & Noble on February 24.


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About Rachel Kline

Rachel KlineRachel 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!)