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July 24, 2024

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Ali’s daughter enjoys the lazy river at Gaylord’s SoundWaves Water Experience.

MOM REPORT: Spring Has Sprung at Gaylord

Gaylord’s ‘Once Upon a Spring’ offers fun activities the whole family can enjoy now through May.

Looking for the perfect spring outing? The many ‘Once Upon a Spring’ activities at Gaylord Opryland are taking place now through May!

My family of seven is always on the hunt for places to enjoy or to take our out of town guests. Walking through the atriums and enjoying the fresh flowers and bright colors is a treat —  but it’s the family activities that make the outing outstanding.

Activities Galore

We began our fun at the Adventure Kids Clubhouse (offered weekends through May 14 for $10.99 a ticket). While most of the guests are Littles, everyone in my fam (five kids ages 5  – 15) enjoyed painting a flower pot and making compass bracelets. My husband and I got creative, too, and had fun being kids again. 

Next up: the Spring-A-Long Scavenger Hunt (daily through May 14 for $13.99 a ticket). We wound through the Delta Atrium looking for clues among the lush flowers and fruit trees. This engaging was more challenging than expected, but our teens helped our Littles and all enjoyed — especially the prize at the end!

Our Delta Boat EGG-stra Fun Cruise (daily through April 9 for $15.99 a ticket) is something everyone should do at least once. The inside resort cruise makes for a sweet little ride among exotic plants and foliage. A comical captain provided fun and interesting facts about the resort as we cruised. Since we were drifting along at sunset, colors streamed through the glass atrium and we also caught the nightly fountain and light show from our seats in the boat.

Ali’s five children pose for a picture before a fun-filled day at SoundWaves Water Experience.

Plus, SoundWaves!

And then of course, SoundWaves! (Reserve guaranteed admission through the SoundWaves Water Experience package that includes an overnight stay). We have enjoyed many water attractions all around the country. This one is special. Calming colors, cleanliness and no obnoxious chlorine smell! My kids loved it — especially the Lazy River.

Get yourselves to Gaylord Opryland to enjoy some real spring festivities (including an Easter Bunny meet-and-greet, interactive show, brunch and more). We’ll have to make it an annual family tradition!

Nashville Parent Mom Reporter Janae Ali is a mental toughness trainer. She spent two years traveling the country with her family in an RV and loves adventures of all kinds.