Find things to do in Middle Tennessee with Kids

There are infinite options of family friendly things to do in Nashville. We have visited and written about so many places, events, and activities, over the years, we have struggled to categorize everything. This page is a great place to learn more about the resources on Nashville Fun for Families so you can explore and find the perfect family adventure to try next.


Nashville is one of those cities where there is always something going on. The trouble is choosing which event to attend rather than finding a festival or special event to fill your Saturday.

Start with the Calendar

The idea for Nashville Fun for Families came from our need to find things to do on the weekend, when our kids where whining, “I’m bored!” I wanted one place I could look and find ALL the family fun happening on a Saturday in one place. If that is what you are looking for, then the calendar is the place to go.

It may take a minute to open the page; there is a LOT of content, but if you give your phone a few seconds, I promise, it’s worth it!

Things to Do Indoors

There are indoor places made for family fun to visit all over Nashville, and we have articles on a HUGE number of places. We have broken the options down into two categories – Indoor Fun and Indoor Activities.

Indoor family fun in Nashville and Middle Tennesee

Indoor Fun

Head over to our indoor fun page for a full list of all the different places we have been and read stories about our visits. You’ll find tips and tricks to help make your family’s visit fun, and you may discover a new place to explore.

Indoor Activities in Nashville and Middle Tennessee

Indoor Activities

The indoor activities page has round ups of activities. Want to go bowling? You’ll find a link to an article with all the different bowling options in the area. Looking for an idea for a rainy day at home? You’ll find suggestions for activities to do at home too!

Things to Do Outdoors

Nashville and Middle Tennessee is home to parks, greenways, playgrounds, and all kinds of outdoor adventures. The weather is great most of the year, making it a perfect place for families who like to hike, camp, and enjoy all the outdoors has to offer.

outdoor family fun in Nashville

Outdoor Fun

Learn about outdoor adventures like a new park to explore, or a trail to hike, or even an outdoor attraction that should not be missed. The outdoor fun page is full of articles with detailed stories of our experiences visiting area parks, places, and attractions in middle Tennessee.

Outdoor Activities in Nashville and Middle Tennessee

Outdoor Activities

Find a new hobby to pursue or discover a new activity to try outdoors. Our outdoor activities page has round ups of places to go fishing, swimming holes and pools, and more ideas for outdoor adventures to try in Nashville.


Read our seasonal guides and find information about holidays, annual celebrations, and activities that only happen during certain times of the year.

These new ideas should keep your and your family busy and help you get out of the house and explore Middle Tennessee. Happy Exploring!