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Fun & Free Things to Do Over Spring Break in Middle Tenn

It's always fun to save on outings with kids — especially if you're doing a staycation.

Spring break is right around the corner, and there are lots of fun & free things to do in Middle Tennessee with the kids. Whatever you do, make the downtime from school more meaningful by getting out together. We have ideas for you:

Fun & Free Things to Do in Middle Tennessee

Head to a Public Library Storytime

We often forget how sweet our community libraries are. They have endless books, magazines, comic books, and movies that you can check out. What about getting a recipe book and trying some new dishes? Or a craft book? Here’s a list of what local branches are offering over spring break:

Mon, March 11, 10 – 11:15 a.m. : Nashville Storytimes
Tue, March 12, 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. : Wishing Chair Storytime
Tue & Wed, March 12 & 13, 10 a.m. : Toddler Storytime at Brentwood Library
Tue & Wed, March 12 & 13, 11 a.m. : Preschool Storytime at Brentwood Library
Tue, March 12, 10 a.m. : Toddler Storytime at Nolensville Library
Tue, March 12, 10 a.m. : All-Ages Storytime at Linebaugh Library

Enjoy a Free Museum

Tennessee State Museum Children’s Gallery

Whether it’s art, science, history, or pop culture, there is always something interesting to learn about. FREE admission is at:

Tennessee State Museum
1200 Rosa Parks Blvd., Nashville
Free for all ages.

Frist Art Museum
919 Broadway, Nashville
Free for ages 18 and younger.

Tennessee Agricultural Museum
404 Hogan Road, Nashville
Free for all ages.

Play and Explore in a Park 

Beautiful surroundings and outdoor activities can be found through Nashville Parks and Rec. View activities at assorted local centers here.

Check out Middle Tennessee Parks here.

Mill Ridge Park Playground in Antioch

Have Fun at
Favorite Playgrounds

This is a great time to visit a playground in Middle Tennessee of which there are many! You probably know the playgrounds closest to your home, but Middle Tennessee’s newest and largest playground, Mill Ridge Parkopened in 2023 and it’s a great time to visit. It spans 600 acres and features a climbing tower and slide. Mill Ridge Park is located at 12847 Old Hickory Blvd. 

Brentwood Community Playground

Cedar Stone Park & Playground

Fanny Mae Dees Park & Playground

Lee Victory Recreation Park

Granny White Park & Playground

Moss-Wright Park & Playground

Pinkerton Park & Playground


Inclusive Playgrounds

Freedom Playground


More Fun Ideas

Take the Kids to Green Spaces & Nature Centers

Tour the Tennessee State Capitol

Wander the Botanical Gardens at Gaylord Opryland

Wind Your Way on a Waterfall Hike



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Susan Swindell Day

Susan Day is the editor in chief for this award-winning publication and all-things Nashville Parent digital creative. She's also an Equity actress, screenwriter and a mom of four amazing kids.