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If you’re looking for a fun place to take the kids near Nashville, head north to Fundom Kids.
I popped on the interstate Monday to check out this family-friendly indoor play arena in Joelton, TN.
Fundom Kids is a great place for play dates, playgroups, school field trips, and Friday night family fun!
UPDATE: Fundom Kids is now closed, but keep reading for more links to indoor play places in the Nashville area.
Where Is Fundom Kids?
First, I had to ask my husband, “Where exactly is Joelton?”
It’s the far northern edge of Davidson County, just off I-24 between Clarksville and Nashville. It took us about 25 minutes from Brentwood.
Fundom Kids is situated in Joelton’s old skating rink, behind the Days Inn at Exit 35. I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect from this rural location. My friend has been raving about Fundom Kids since she moved nearby.
We had no sooner checked in than my 5-year-old was off and running to a water table with boats, locks, and waterwheels. Before he soaked his clothes, we quickly toured the rest of Fundom’s huge play space.
Fundom Kids features a real indoor race track with top-of-the-line Kettler Kette cars. Just behind it is a riding area for smaller tots, with too many cool riding toys to list. I think I even saw an Oscar Meyer Weiner car!
The back corner has 2 inflatable bouncing structures. Just beyond was my son’s favorite, a huge wooden castle with slides, tower, dragon swings and medieval costumes.
In fact, Fundom Kids has a miniature city of play areas — a school, a workshop, a kitchen, a restaurant — all kid size, with kid-friendly equipment.
My son played with a sand table while baby and I took a break in the designated nursing station. It’s a wonder more family fun places don’t include gliding rockers like Fundom!
Then the baby and I had a little exercise together in the soft play zone. The 5-year-old was absorbed in a nearby Geo Trax train set.
Before long, it was time to give the full-size air hockey table one last round (or 5). “Look, Mom, no quarters!” my son shouted in glee.
We really appreciated our trip to Fundom Kids. It’s rare to find a play space that isn’t commercialized, noisy, or full of electronic special effects. Moms in north Nashville, Cheatham county, or Clarksville have a real treasure nearby.
- You can find more indoor playgrounds and kids museums in our Fun Things To Do On A Rainy Day post!
- And there’s more indoor fun for kids at Bass Pro Shop’s Outdoor World and Jump Zone in Franklin.
- Inside Out Play Park in Franklin is a great place for kids (and parents!) to spend a day!
I'm a wife, mom of 4, and resident of Brentwood, Tennessee. I love finding fun new things for my family to see and do in Brentwood and the Nashville area!