The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is fun for the whole family. Our 10 best tips for making the most of your visit + Nashville Zoo prices, animals, hours, and directions.
Fun Things To Do
Details for lots of fun Halloween events taking place in Franklin, Brentwood, and other parts of Williamson County Tennessee. Plus Nashville, too!
Nashville area Trunk or Treat events are a safe and fun way for kids to enjoy trick-or-treating each Halloween. Here are the Trunk or Treat events in Williamson County — specifically in Brentwood and Franklin.
Looking for something fun to do in Brentwood, Tennessee? Here are some things you might want to consider…
One thing I’ve learned after living in Brentwood is this: if you want to stay on top of the local events — and find out about them BEFORE they take place — then you have to seek out the information yourself. Keep an eye on these local online calendars.
If you are considering purchasing membership at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere or are visiting for the first time, this article is for you. Learn about the various aspects of the zoo and all of the reasons you should be there!
We went to Pump It Up during Pre-K Open Play — which is every weekday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for kids ages 2 to 6. All the kids had a blast! I can see how fun this would be for a birthday party and will keep it in mind for later.
Here’s what it was like the first time I took my 2-1/2 year old son to Barnes & Noble in Brentwood, TN for story time. Clifford the Big Red Dog was the special guest.
Looking for a cool kids birthday party theme? How about fire trucks — with a real one from the Brentwood Fire Department that will come to your child’s birthday party?!
The Brentwood Skate Center made the list of Top 10 Places to Roller Skate in the United States. The top 10 skating rinks were listed in no particular order, but it’s great to see the Brentwood Skate Center on the list!
I went to the Day Out With Thomas event at the Tennessee Central Railway Museum with my son. He loves Thomas the Tank Engine and we couldn’t miss this. The big draw is the 25-minute train ride pulled by Thomas himself. It was worth $18 a ticket because my son had a good time!
The Gymboree Play and Music Center in Brentwood, TN is a great place for the little ones to play! Here’s what it’s like at the Brentwood Gymboree Play and Music Center and why I chose it over The Little Gym and My Gym.
At the Monkey’s Treehouse in Bellevue, TN, for $7 admission your child gets access to: a real tree house, a rubber mulch sandbox, an art center, a full-size play kitchen, a dress-up theater, various play stations, and a soft toddler area for the under-3 crowd. All of this is housed indoors, so weather is never a concern. You can even leave for lunch and come back later with no additional charge!
The expansion of the Brentwood Library includes a new media room, study rooms, conference room, and a larger children’s area. It should be completed by October 2009.
Letterboxing is part scavenger hunt – part hike – part navigating. It is a fun-filled family treasure hunt for boxes that have been hidden all throughout the United States.
Spring has sprung in Brentwood and allergy season is upon us. I thought I’d pass along some of the home remedies that seem to help me in the peak of allergy season here in Middle Tenenssee.
In our first 50-minute dance lesson, we learned 3 basic dances: the waltz, the push-pull swing, and the rumba. Both my husband and myself admit we are not very coordinated, but we were excited to find that we could both manage the basic steps.The instructor made it very easy.
I recently spent an afternoon at Tower Park recently with my daughter and our bicycles. She is just learning the rules of riding on a greenway with so many other people so I was very happy to have a less crowded park to try out for that. Here’s why we like Tower Park in Brentwood, TN.
The latest cool thing to open in Brentwood, Tennessee is the Connection Center at Brentwood Baptist Church. The Connection Center is the 75,000 square foot facility that was built onto the church as a part of the church’s latest expansion project. It includes a café, auditorium, bookstore, and basketball courts, among other things.
Kairos on Tuesday nights at Brentwood Baptist Church is like going to a Christian rock concert with a bible lesson in the middle. It’s led by Michael Boggs and not to be missed!
If you’re looking for another place to get the word out about upcoming events and fun things to do in Brentwood, then you’ve come to the right place! Share your event details below.
My little one and like to explore new places to find the little gems hidden within. It seems that if you keep your eyes open, even the strangest places can be a diamond in the rough for entertaining a child on a rainy day.
Here are some of the best Brentwood parks for walking, jogging, bicycling, and doing other forms of outdoor exercise.
The Christian music trio Point of Grace performs its Winter Wonderland Tour at Otter Creek Church on Thursday, December 18th. It will be all Christmas music. I have both of their Christmas albums, and look forward to this show… and a new Christmas CD!
Do you live in Brentwood, Tennessee… and love it?Do you like to write?If you would like to write a few short articles each month about fun things to see and do in Brentwood, TN and share other interesting photos and…
What are your favorite spots in Brentwood, Tennessee to go trick-or-treating and fill up those candy bags on Halloween night?
The Brentwood Library on Concord Road is open every day of the week. Here are the hours for the Brentwood Library, along with 5 free ways to enjoy visiting one of Brentwood’s finest buildings!
Here’s a list of fun places to go at night in Brentwood, Tennessee–from bookstores with live music to concerts at the Dyer Observatory to the best local sports bars. Where do you like to go at night in Brentwood, TN?
Traveller’s Rest Plantation is a great historic home to tour near Brentwood, TN. Located just off Franklin Rd, Traveller’s Rest is one of Nashville’s oldest historic homes, with great period Tennessee furniture and engaging guides. Especially exciting during events like Civil War Encampments and holidays.
We think the Maryland Farms YMCA has the best new outdoor pool for kids in Nashville. Here’s what we love–with pictures–about the slides, fountains, and more.
Do you dog-ear and drool over the latest Pottery Barn catalog?Is decorating your Brentwood home your favorite hobby?Here’s something fun to do! Cool Springs’ new Pottery Barn store will hold a FREE decorating class on July 27th. Find out what…
I’ve noticed 5 fun new things about living in Brentwood TN this year! Here’s information on the newest Brentwood park, the Maryland Farm’s YMCA’s cool new kids pool, Brentwood City Commission meeting webcasts online, and the new Harpeth River Watershed signs you see on I-65.
Brentwood, TN has a unique landscape. Once farmland and river bottom, now covered with houses. There are a few wild spots remaining in Brentwood, TN. Here are some of the best places to see local wildlife and animals around town.
Plan your Fourth of July party in Brentwood, TN. We have detailed information on the Crockett Park 4th of July concert, the downtown Nashville fireworks, the Nashville Sounds game and a patriotic concert at Harpeth Hills Church of Christ. Also included are our picks for planning your 4th of July picnic food with local Brentwood businesses and restaurants.
Last year I reviewed the beach at Percy Priest Lake, with photos of the Anderson Road Recreation Area. This year, the beach looks a lot different. Here’s our update on Nashville’s Percy Priest Lake beach and why it’s not quite the same.
Looking for a fun place to go for Father’s Day in Nashville, TN? The Lane Motor Museum is my personal top pick. We visited this week and were amazed at the fun things you can see at this quirky collection.
Here’s the 2008 Crockett Park concert schedule for Sunday night free concerts in Brentwood TN. This year’s lineup includes the Nashville Symphony, Paul Ross Band, Dean Hall, John England and the Western Swingers, the original Charades, the WannaBeatles, the Tams, and a fourth of July fireworks celebration with the Kadillacs.
We are visiting Nashville this spring. Where should I take my toddler, my preschooler, or my school age child?
Here’s a short list of Nashville attractions and museums geared toward children.
Grand Old Opry tickets are expensive. Very expensive!
Here are some cheaper alternatives for experiencing Nashville music without the cost, including information on the Wildhorse, Bluebird Cafe, and Country Music Hall of Fame. Also included is a list of free summer concerts in and around Nashville, TN, for locals and visitors.
Green Hills, just west of Brentwood, has lots of fun things to do with kids. We have the scoop on fun places in Green Hills Mall and the new Hill Center, along with storytimes for Davis-Kidd and the Green Hills Branch library.
Looking for a fun place to take the kids on a rainy day in Nashville? The Adventure Science Center is the only childrens museum inside Nashville. Here is advice on planning your visit from a mom with a family membership there, what kinds of things kids can do, and links to each exhibit.
Cool Springs, TN has so many fun things to do with kids between Brentwood and Franklin, TN. Join us for a kid-friendly tour of Cool Springs.
Franklin Rd. has so many fun things to do with kids in Brentwood and South Nashville. I take you on a kid-friendly driving tour from downtown Nashville to Cool Springs, showing you all the fun museums, historic homes, parks and attractions you can do with your kids down Franklin Rd.
Disc golf is Crockett Park’s fun thing to do in spring! Let the members of the Williamson County Disc Golf club welcome you to this fun sport on March 8th. They will hold a free skills clinic and tournament at Crockett Park’s 18 hole disc golf course. If you’re not sure what disc golf is (I wasn’t!), watch this hilarious YouTube video for an introduction to disc golf!
If you are looking for fun things to do during spring, Brentwood has lots of fun places to get outside in this beautiful spring weather!
From canoeing the Harpeth to buying spring plants to hiking Brentwood’s greenway trails, we have links to detailed information on all these spring activities and more!
Did you know that Ash Wednesday (and Easter) is extra early in 2008?
Ash Wednesday is February 6, 2008. Easter is March 23, 2008.
I have the times for Ash Wednesday Mass at Brentwood’s Catholic churches, Holy Family and St. Matthew, as well as links to other Brentwood churches which may observe Lent.
Where is the best place in Nashville to take a Christmas photo?
You may be surprised to find that it’s NOT the Opryland Hotel! The Opryland Hotel has all kinds of fun, free things to do for Christmas in the Nashville area–but its dark conservatories and artificial lighting make picture taking hard.
Never been to the Christmas light display at Opryland? I’ve included a YouTube video that shows Opryland’s Christmas lights in all their greenhouse glory!
Here are some tips about visiting Opryland’s Christmas light display–and where I think makes the best spot for photos in the Opryland Hotel.
Are you looking for a cut-your-own Christmas tree farm in the Nashville area?
The Pick TN Products website has a great directory with lists of local tree farms and stands, including those close to Nashville in Pleasant View, College Grove, Gallatin, Murfreesboro and Lebanon.
Locally grown Christmas trees are better for the environment because they prevent erosion in rocky TN soil and reduces transportation costs.
TWRA will stock the Harpeth River with trout again this year after last year’s phenomenal success. We have the dates for stocking the Harpeth River in December, January, February and March–along with information about where to park and where to wade.
We also have photos and information about winter stocking at Marrowbone Lake and a list of all the TWRA winter stocking locations and dates for the 2007-2008 calendar.
Looking for a Nashville theme Christmas tree? After touring Brentwood’s lovely Christmas decorations, I have an original list of Nashville-related ornaments and theme ideas, from the Music City country music inspired tree…
to an equestrian theme that draws from Nashville’s pastoral farms and history…
to a local landmark tree that includes art postcards and souvenirs from favorite restaurants.
Hope you enjoy this virtual Christmas tour of Nashville ideas!