Great Spring Activities for Families & Kids!

Nashville’s a great city, but often outside of summer it can be hard thinking of great things to do with your kids and young family! In summer, there are dozens of great free events and activities which are all family-friendly: but what about spring? I’ve taken some time to ask friends and family about their top picks for family-friendly spring fun in Nashville!

Going to Cheekwood

If you like picnic lunches, gorgeous landscaping, and wandering through natural beauty, visiting Cheekwood is for you! And Cheekwood’s event calendar often has a lot of kid-friendly activities, from baking cookies and decorating cakes to making their own terrariums. Though probably not the best choice for families or children with allergies, it’s absolutely gorgeous in spring… and less crowded than in summer! A perfect win-win. Cheekwood is just south of Green Hills and Belle Meade, so it’s also not too bad a drive! Through April 24 is a fantastic time to go because many of their greenery is all in bloom. And as a bonus, it’s a fantastic place to take new family photos!

Going to the Nashville Zoo!

The Zoo is another great place for kids, and you might even see significantly less traffic than usual because it’s undergoing renovations. But if you have an animal lover in the family, this was probably already on the list. For added fun, try the carousel and playground, which can help stretch the entertainment value of the zoo and mitigate the ticket expense. You might also want to consider trying the Soaring Eagle Ride, which is rather like a stripped-down gondola and allows you to have a stately ride to view the animals from a great height!

Nashville Splash Zone Parks

Did you know that Nashville has several parks with kid-friendly splash zones that are absolutely FREE? Bicentennial Mall is near the Farmer’s Market, and is a big, beautiful park which you can have a picnic lunch at on a sunny afternoon while letting the kids splash around. Cumberland Park is over close to the Titans Stadium, and might be a great place to visit for a football fan! There’s a big splash pool, fountains, splash pad, and other fun things to do.

Other Great Ideas

Nashville has dozens of amazing neighborhood parks; if you’re at a loss for what to do, consider visiting one in a different neighborhood, and buying a to-go lunch from a local restaurant! This is easy in Hillsboro Village, 12 South, East Nashville, West End, and Sylvan Park!

Or you could make a longer day of it and go to some of the bigger parks, like Percy Warner, and go on a nature walk! And of course, some areas of Nashville like Green Hills and Donelson have free historical sites you can easily visit.

And, hey, if you’re looking for a house…

Donelson Homes for Sale

New Listing - 4 hours online
$159,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,276
SQFT
924 Hammack Dr
Nashville, TN 37214
Percy Priest Woods Subdivision
Open House 08/19 at 2PM
$264,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,131
SQFT
2837 Blue Brick Dr
Nashville, TN 37214
Clover Bottom Subdivision
New Listing - 7 hours online
$254,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,742
SQFT
304 Bonnavue Dr
Hermitage, TN 37076
Hermitage Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$249,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,701
SQFT
4448 Andrew Jackson Pkwy
Hermitage, TN 37076
Tulip Grove Subdivision
New Listing - 14 hours online
$425,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,851
SQFT
2503 Timwood Dr
Nashville, TN 37214
Sutherland Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$299,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,200
SQFT
306 Riverstone Blvd
Nashville, TN 37214
 
New Listing - 22 hours online
$214,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,304
SQFT
1228 Jacksons Hill Rd
Hermitage, TN 37076
Jacksons Retreat Subdivision
New Listing - 23 hours online
$229,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,024
SQFT
3326 Percy Priest Dr
Nashville, TN 37214
Donelson / Hickory Bend Subdivision
Open House 08/19 at 2PM
$189,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,088
SQFT
1617 Lincoya Bay Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
 
New Listing - yesterday
$3,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,418
SQFT
3056 Lebanon Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
 
New Listing - yesterday
$3,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,746
SQFT
3060 Lebanon Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Stanford Country Club Esta Subdivision
Open House 08/18 at 2PM
$239,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,432
SQFT
1221 Alandee St
Nashville, TN 37214
River Glen Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$341,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,148
SQFT
3009 Melody Ln
Nashville, TN 37214
Lincoya Hills Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$310,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,548
SQFT
1444 Stoner Rdg
Hermitage, TN 37076
Heritage Meadows Subdivision
Open House 08/19 at 2PM
$344,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,629
SQFT
2157 Christina Ct
Hermitage, TN 37076
Monticello Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$199,500
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,426
SQFT
Cottage Place #228
228 Cottage Pl
Nashville, TN 37214
Open House 08/19 at 2PM
$319,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,328
SQFT
203 Cumberland Cir.
Nashville, TN 37214
Bluefields Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$479,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,616
SQFT
2624 Miami Ave
Nashville, TN 37214
Wooddale Grove Annex Subdivision
Open House 08/19 at 2PM
$239,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,663
SQFT
517 Spring Valley Ln
Nashville, TN 37214
Bluefields Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$329,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,232
SQFT
304 Canal Ct
Hermitage, TN 37076
Tulip Grove Pointe Subdivision
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