One of the best city parks in Franklin TN for kids is Pinkerton Park. It’s located on Highway 96, just past the railroad tracks on the east side of downtown Franklin. See why we think it’s the best for kids, plus photos and fun things to do there.
Fun For Kids
Looking for fun things to do with kids in Nashville? Local residents share their favorite places to take children of all ages in Franklin, Cool Springs, and the Nashville area. From outdoor parks and indoor rainy day fun places to kid-friendly restaurants and locations for kids birthday parties. There are lots of fun things for kids to do around here!
Thanks to Dolly Parton, each of your children can receive free books for kids every single month — from birth to age 5! Here’s how Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library works, how to sign up, and one mom’s review of the free kids books her child has received.
Looking for fun things to do in Nashville? We’ve compiled a list of all the best things that you absolutely MUST put on your list when you visit Music City – from where to stay, to where to eat, and what to do while you’re here!
My family visited The Parthenon in Nashville mostly because of the movie Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Percy Jackson journeys to The Parthenon in search of a certain object needed to complete his quest/mission. Here’s our review of the Nashville Parthenon, including the giant statue of Athena.
I’ve been to Sky High Sports Nashville a few times. Whenever guests are in town – and they have kids – Sky High Nashville is where we go! Here’s why…
My 2 boys have always enjoyed playing with vehicles of all shapes and sizes, so I knew they would love a visit to the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, TN. Here is my family’s review of this one-of-a-kind car museum, plus some time- and money-saving tips worth sharing before you go!
The Aquarium Restaurant inside the Opry Mills Mall is an underwater dining adventure that’s hard to pass up! Not to mention the fact that it’s Nashville’s ONLY aquarium. The Aquarium Restaurant is a fun dining adventure for adults and kids alike. Here’s our review.
Looking for the best Nashville skatepark? Then you have to go to Two Rivers Skatepark! It’s on the same property as Wave Country water park. Here’s our family’s review of the skatepark.
The Frist Center in Nashville is not your typical art museum. Not only are there traditional visual arts galleries, but there are also hands-on family-friendly interactive areas that your kids will enjoy. Here’s what our recent trip to The Frist Center was like with two 9-year-old boys.
I’m from Florida. I’m a water park enthusiast. While Nashville isn’t exactly known for its water parks, Nashville Shores is a really awesome place to have fun and stay cool! Here’s a mom’s review of Nashville Shores water park.
Here are a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities that kids of all ages would enjoy in Nashville. I have done quite a few of these activities with my kids, but not all of them… yet! We have only lived in Nashville for 2 years. We plan on doing some of these ourselves in the next few weeks.
Sixth Avenue Skatepark is located in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. This skate park has both indoor and outdoor skating areas, but it’s best known for its indoor facility. If you have skateboard, scooter, or BMX enthusiasts then you’ll want to check out this skatepark!
Honeysuckle Hill Farm in Springfield, Tennessee isn’t your average everyday farm. And it’s not a dairy farm. It’s an agricultural farm that specializes in educating children about all areas of farm life. A trip to Honeysuckle Hill Farm is filled with LOTS of good, clean fun for kids of all ages!
I highly recommend making your way to Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park as soon as you get a chance. There are so many reasons to visit this beautiful park, but here are my top 5, plus some things that are good to know before you go!
Do you enjoy learning about Nashville history? If so, then a self-guided tour of Fort Nashborough is highly recommended. It’s a great opportunity to learn about Nashville’s early history and tour log cabins which depict what things were like back then.
I love parks. My kids love parks. So we thought we would explore a little bit of Nashville’s beautiful Centennial Park the other day. There is so much to see and do there! Here’s a little about our first time visiting Nashville’s Centennial Park.
The Adventure Science Center in Nashville will not only keep you nice & cool in the summer heat, but it will teach your kids (and you) about science in fun & interesting ways.
Here’s my list of rainy day activities — for kids and adults — in Franklin, Tennessee.
The newest business to open in Franklin’s historic downtown is Sweet Cece’s. They offer self serve yogurt with flavors that change weekly. Here’s a review of my first visit to Sweet Cece’s Frozen Yogurt & Treats.
Children, pets, and families are welcome to attend this pet-friendly event where photos will be taken with Santa and your favorite pet!
I have never stood in line at the mall to get my son’s picture taken with Santa and I never will. I have been spoiled by the staff at A Private Gathering in Franklin. They take Santa pictures, family portraits, baby pictures, and more!
The reason that I tried Sweet and Sassy Salon for Kids in Cool Springs was because I didn’t have good luck with Snip Its — another hair salon for kids in Franklin, TN. Sweet & Sassy takes appointments and does little boy haircuts too. Today, it’s called Divas & Dudes – the family salon!
Glow Galaxy is a glow-in-the-dark play place for kids in Cool Springs. We’ve been there twice now for birthday parties, and they sure are fun!
The unassuming storefront of Learning Express Toys is nestled in between the Verizon store and Subway in Cool Springs. It’s quite a gem inside! A great place for parents and kids alike!
I have watched rodeos on TV and have always been amazed at how those cowboys are able to stay on their crazy horses for so long. To see it in person at the Franklin Rodeo was even more astounding. My son and his friend had an especially good time at the Franklin Rodeo.
Franklin TN schools are closed so often at the last minute that it’s hard to guess whether school is going to be open or closed these days. And it’s clear that Williamson County Tennessee parents are searching for ‘a better way’ to find out about school closings — especially at times when schools become closed at the last minute due to bad weather or some other emergency. Okay parents, here’s what you need to know…
Nashville boat marinas and other places to rent pontoon boats in the Nashville, Tennessee area.
Franklin Tennessee is a city filled with parks! There are city parks. And there are county parks. When you add them all up, there are PLENTY of places to enjoy the great outdoors in one of the many parks located in Franklin, TN. In all, there are nearly 30 parks within the confines of the city.
A sprayground is a water playground consisting of a multiple groups of spray features surrounded by a kid-friendly playing surface. Spraygrounds are typically automated and use nozzles and shower-type heads to distribute the water. They sometimes include interactive features, as well. For example, some sprays can be activated by users touching a button which begins a computerized water sequence. Here are Nashville’s spray parks…
This 5th grader from Franklin Road Academy found a way to use bubble wrap as an ‘artificial skin’ for amputees. Yep, Grayson Rosenberger invented a one-of-a-kind cosmetic covering for prosthetic legs. Here’s the story…
America’s Promise Alliance selected the 100 best communities from a list of 750 from all 50 states. The three Tennessee cities that were named kid-friendly: Nashville, Bristol and Germantown. Here are the details…
The following list of activities are just for kids! Most of these are in Williamson County, TN, but a few extend into other parts of Nashville. If you’re planning a children’s event, say for your child’s birthday, then you may want to consider these fun places in and around Franklin, Tennessee…
Thinking of visiting Franklin Tennessee in the near future? Here are some great tips for tourists and some ideas of fun things to see & do in and around Franklin, Tennessee.
Do you have information on summer camps in the area? If not, I would be VERY intersted in that information, along with recommendations from folks whose children went to those camps… See my reply here.
It’s summertime alright! And ‘hot Hot HOT’ definitely summarizes these past few weeks. Here’s a view of summertime fun through the eyes of a child…
Here’s a great way to save some money when shopping the first weekend in August each year. So long as you live in Tennessee! It’s the annual Sales Tax Holiday which features three tax-free days of shopping statewide.
Franklin, Tennessee offers FREE ‘movies in the park’ called Movies by Moonlight. They’re FREE ‘concerts in the park’ — music for all tastes & ages — and even FREE movies at the theater — big hit movies that kids will love. Here’s the scoop…
Nashville offers FREE movies in the park at the Centennial Park bandshell on West End Avenue on Wednesday’s from May 31st through June 28th. Here’s the movie lineup…
Ever since we moved to Tennessee, one thing that strikes us as funny is the number of ‘snow days’ that school-age kids get each year… and even the number of days that school is canceled due to RAIN — in preparation for subsequent flooding. They tend to cancel school the night before, based on the premise that it’s going to snow, rain, or sleet, rather than on actual precipitation.
All the best places to go horseback riding in the Nashville area… from The Natchez Trace to Percy Warner Park and dozens of horse riding stables in between.
We had the BEST time at the two most recent Nashville Predators home games!… here’s a comparison of the view from the cheap seats (nosebleed Section 303) vs on the glass (where the pretty people are).
Come along, as we explore Nashville, Tennessee from the perspective of a 6-year-old…
Some interesting information about Fainting Goats… they really drop dead right on the spot and lie helpless on the ground!
It was a scorching hot day in Franklin, Tennessee on the Fourth of July. Jim’s family — his brother, sister-in-law, and their 2 kids — were in town visiting. We all went to Pinkerton Park for the afternoon, and this happened to be little Dylan’s first time drinking out of a water bottle by himself. These […]
A photograph capturing the mood of the last day of school… this one captures the PARENTS’ enthusiasm for this special occasion!
It is said that hundreds of out-of-town cowboys have made their way to Franklin, Tennessee for the annual Franklin Rodeo. Here’s a humorous look at all the hype surrounding this event.