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.