Are the effects of Nashville’s abnormally cold winter trickling through your home? In other words, do the kids, and even the family dog, have a serious case of cabin fever? We get it; countless days can be spent trying to keep them occupied indoors. You’ve likely found yourself reassuring your little ones that it is impossible to actually die of boredom.

Fortunately for parents everywhere, we’re rounding the corner to spring and it’s time to get out of the house again. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures, educational fun, or simply hoping to displace the energy of an energetic child, Nashville offers a variety of activities for families to create lasting memories.

Adventures Outdoors

Nothing beats getting outside and breathing that fresh Tennessee air as native trees and flowers burst into bloom. Beginning in Mid-March, enjoy Cheekwood in Bloom, with over 100,000 blooms spilling from 55 acres of gardens and sculpture trails.

Rent a bicycle at Bike the Greenway for some light exercise and stunning views or pack a picnic and enjoy a day in Centennial Park (located steps from Loews Vanderbilt). While you’re there, be sure to experience a taste of ancient Greece at the Parthenon, the world’s only full-scale reproduction of the famous temple.

Looking for an adventure with a little more zip? Soar through the green hills of Fontanel at Adventureworks Zipline Forest and enjoy Nashville’s plush landscape from a bird’s eye view.


Educational Fun

Expand minds at one of Nashville’s countless educational facilities. See how it all works at the Adventure Science Center, with countless hands-on science displays for the entire family. Learn how your body works at Body Quest, explore the wonders of the universe at Space Chase or have an out-of-body experience at the Virtual Reality installation.

Make art educational and fun at Frist Center for the Visual Arts. The center is home to an ever-changing schedule of exhibitions, having your choice of 30 interactive art-making stations and educational programs.


Exciting Entertainment

From musical and visual performances to sports recreation, there’s plenty of entertainment to keep you on the proverbial edge of your seat.

Engage in the history of country music at the Country Music Hall of Fame or learn how a record is made at GRAMMY Museum Gallery located in the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

Enjoy one of TIME’s Top 5 children’s theaters in the country — Nashville Children’s Theatre, which provides year-round performances and drama workshops for kids.

For the sports lovers out there, be sure to make it to a Predators hockey game before the end of their season in April, just in time for the Sounds baseball team to begin their season.

Happy spring!

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