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Find Things to Do in Nashville for the Whole Family

Activities, Entertainment, and Recreation

There are infinite options of family friendly things to do in Nashville. Here are some ideas to help you get out of the house and explore Middle Tennessee. Find lists of activities, hobbies to pursue, ways to save on family fun, and more in the articles below. You can check out our visits to specific Nashville attractions on our indoor fun and outdoor fun pages for more ideas. Happy Exploring!

Nashville Children

Nashville Children's Theatre

It's time to rethink the Nashville Children's Theatre. For many lifelong Nashvillians, the Children's Theatre is remembered fondly as a place for grade school field trips. Those field...

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Valentine

Valentine's Day Fun

For most of us, the passion and excitement surrounding Valentine's Day has been replaced (temporarily!) with the busyness and dread of covering a shoebox with construction paper and taping 23 lollipops to Teenage Mutant Ninja cards.  So yeah...Valentine's...

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15 Ideas for Family Fun at Opry Mills Mall

15 Ideas for Family Fun at Opry Mills Mall

Opry Mills Mall is not just about shopping. If you know where to look, you can spend an entire day enjoying all the family fun activities. There are a lot of stores and restaurants that have opportunities to play and explore. Start with this handy online map of Opry...

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LaserQuest

LaserQuest

Our trip to LaserQuest started with a quest to find a parking spot. There is street parking available but it is hit or miss and it is metered so you have to watch your time. Alternatively, Central Park has two garages at the corners of Commerce and 3rd. Entrances...

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Musicians Hall of Fame

Musicians Hall of Fame

There is no question that Nashville is Music City. But what do you think of when you hear that phrase? For me, the great country and bluegrass singers immediately come to mind. I think most of us would agree that the face of Music City will always be those big stars...

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2019 Great Backyard Bird Count

2019 Great Backyard Bird Count

Get outside and participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count! Started in 1998 by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, it is the first online community science project to gather data on wild birds. People in more than 100...

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February Family Fun

February Family Fun

February is just 28 short days. But the calendar is packed!  Black History Month, President's Day, Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year all get celebrated in this month. Let's see if we can pack them full of family fun! See one of the most entertaining musicals...

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Skating Birthday Party Venues

Skating Birthday Party Venues

Skating birthday party venues can be a great choice for kids. Parties held at ice or roller skating rinks can be fun for young children, teens or even adults! Ice Skating Ford Ice Center - Nashville - (Map) Birthday party package information at this link.  ...

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Celebrate Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year at a family fun event in Middle Tennessee. 2019 is the Year of the Pig and begins on February 5, 2019. Chinese New Year is based on the lunar calendar so it is celebrated on a different date each year. Chinese New Year celebrations generally...

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Lego Play Time

Lego Play Time

Build some FUN at a LEGO Play Time. These events can be a great way to spend some time when the weather is too cold, too rainy, too hot or too whatever for outdoor fun. These programs are offered at local libraries throughout Middle Tennessee. Whether your child is an...

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Upcoming Events

Sun 17

Family Climb

February 17, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Ascent
Murfreesboro
Sun 17

Nashville Public Library LEGO® Contest

February 17, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Nashville Public Library
Goodlettsville
Sun 17

Audience of One Present: She's Loves Me

February 17, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sun 17

Vanderbilt Women's Basketball

February 17, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mon 18

Toddler Time

February 18, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM