2018 Top 20 Places to Take Kids In and Around Nashville
Nashville's favorite places to take kids for 2018
There are literally hundreds of wonderful places to take your kids in greater Nashville! Each year, we survey Nashville parents to find out where they love to take their kids. 2018's results are below. And make sure to sign up for our fantastic FREE weekly newsletter with dozens of ideas each week for local stuff to do with kids, many of them free.
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Lucky Ladd Farms
The Ladd Family is excited to provide a wholesome source of family entertainment for thousands of visitors each year with more than 60 acres & 70 exciting activities for all ages, including a petting zoo, playgrounds, hay rides and more!
Nashville Zoo is a progressive and dynamic zoological park serving Middle Tennessee, southern Kentucky and hundreds of thousands of tourists that travel to Nashville every year.
Keller's Corny Country
Holder Family Fun Center
Our Super SpeedWay Fun Center has 20 Indoor Go Carts, 32 Gun Two Story Laser Tag course, Gyro Extreme, Bungee Jump, Bumper Cars, 18 hole Mini Glow Golf, Rock Wall Climbing, Roller Skating and even Soft Play for the little ones making us your children’s Birthday Party Headquarters. Call today to schedule your next party or group event or visit our website to book your party online right now. Two locations to serve you: Hendersonville—615.590.4FUN (4386) and Gallatin: 615.575.4FUN (4386).
Adventure Science Center
Igniting curiosity and inspiring the lifelong discovery of science. The Science Center also houses the Sudekum Planetarium, offering world-class programs on astronomy and other sciences on a 63-foot dome.
Fort Negley Park is a 63 acre park located outside downtown Nashville. FNP features numerous interpretive panels and a visitors center that explores the relationship between Nashville and the Federal Government during the Civil War. Although relic hunting is not allowed there is a designated area next to the visitors center where guests dig for fossils and learn about Nashville's ancient past. FNP also has a milkweed garden established to restore monarch butterfly habitat. Among the many programs are four regular events - Art Crawl ( 1st Saturday), Fossil Finders and a guided walking tour (2nd Saturday), and Civil War Roundtable (3rd Tuesday).
Chuck E. Cheese's
Where A Kid Can Be A Kid! Have a blast with food, games and prizes for the whole family.
Located in Nashville, Opry Mills® is Tennessee’s largest outlet and value retail destination.
Centennial Park is one of Nashville's premier parks. Located on West End and 25th Avenue North, the 132-acre features: the iconic Parthenon, a one-mile walking trail, Lake Watauga, the Centennial Art Center, historical monuments, an arts activity center, a beautiful sunken garden, a band shell, an events shelter, sand volleyball courts, dog park, and an exercise trail.
Come see for yourself why visitors like you rate the Tennessee Aquarium the best aquarium in America for overall guest satisfaction. Enjoy a remarkable journey from the mountains to the sea as you explore above and below the surface in the Aquarium’s two buildings. Discount ticket packages with the Aquarium's IMAX 3D Theater and River Gorge Explorer make your travel plans easy and affordable.
The Boro Beach outdoor pool at Sports*Com has 50-meter lap lanes, 30’ slides, play features, rock wall, diving board, and beach entry (zero-depth) for the children’s play area.
We offer educational programs for school groups in the fall and the spring and we also offer a down-to-earth fun summer day camp.
The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club offers a family-friendly atmosphere for fans of all ages to come and enjoy good company, good food, and a good game. Come cheer on the Sounds!
Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
Discovery Center at Murfree Spring is a hands-on museum and nature center that inspires exploration, enhances learning, and builds confidence through diverse programs and exhibits.
Bells Bend Outdoor Center
The Bells Bend Outdoor Center is an environmental education and outdoor recreation facility of the Nashville Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation.
Nashville’s number one venue for large-scale musical productions, as well as one of the nation’s most highly-acclaimed entertainment and sports venues.
Grand Old Golf & GoKarts
Located on Music Valley Drive in Nashville, TN, Grand Old Golf & GoKarts is the place to be for family fun in Middle Tennessee. With three outdoor mini golf courses and a high-octane go-kart track, we’ve got something for everyone.
Honeysuckle Hill Farm
Middle Tennessee’s Largest Outdoor Halloween Attraction with the addition of Scream Creek Haunted Attractions, and the addition of Nashville’s Music City Corn Maze and the Zipline Adventure Park really helped the farm take off.
Discover the largest collection of pools and waterparks in the area for year-round family fun. Swim lessons, summer camps and youth sports leagues provide additional opportunities to keep kids active and healthy. At the Y, you’ll enjoy a welcoming community that supports your entire family.
Dave & Buster's
At Dave & Buster's you can play hundreds of the hottest new arcade games in our Million Dollar Midway and win tickets for epic prizes. Try our mouth-watering, chef-crafted creations in our American restaurant. From wings to steaks, we’ve got whatever suits your appetite.