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December 02, 2021

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September Best Bets for Little Kids

Mark your calendars for these festivities geared toward babies, toddlers and preschoolers!

September is bustling with activities as we glide toward the fall season. Here are our top picks for great outings for the wee ones in your family:

DAY OUT WITH THOMAS: THE FRIENDSHIP TOUR 2017

Tennessee Central Railway Museum
220 Willow St., Nashville

Sept. 2, 3, 9 & 10
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$20

615-244-9001 | tcry.org
Tots are crazy about Thomas the Tank, and he’s making his annual visit from the Island of Sodor. Take a 25-minute train ride pulled by Thomas himself, meet Sir Topham Hatt, play on train tables, enjoy live entertainment and more.

NOTE: Train rides depart hourly between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and you need to be checked in one our prior to your train ride. Also, be prepared for the exit through the gift shop — lots of Thomas merch there that’s tantalizing to little eyes!

KNEE-HIGH NATURALIST: BACKYARD FRIENDS

Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary
545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood
Sept. 5 – 6
10 – 11:30 a.m.
$10 adult/child pair, $7 each additional person

615-370-4672 | owlshill.org
Discover critters that can live in your backyard. Ages 3 – 5 with a parent. Register in advance.

PEPPA PIG LIVE! PEPPA PIG’S SURPRISE (PICTURED ABOVE)

Grand Ole Opry House
2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville
Thursday, Sept. 28
6 p.m.
$15 – $132
800-733-6779 | opry.com
Characters from the popular preschool TV show come to life on stage via life-size puppets during this interactive adventure sure to make your little piggies squeal with delight!

IT LOOKS LIKE PLAY

Brentwood Library
8109 Concord Road, Brentwood
Every Thursday
10 – 11 a.m.
FREE Admission
615-371-0090 | brentwood-tn.org/library
Tactile experiences for little hands include mixing, pouring, tearing, squishing and more. For ages 9 months – 4 years. Register in advance.

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Smyrna Library
400 Enon Springs Road W., Smyrna
Wednesday, Sept. 6
10 a.m.
FREE Admission
615-297-2966 | nashvilleballet.com
Join Nashville Ballet’s Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess. This interactive story for preschoolers is a fun intro prior to Nashville Ballet’s big production of The Sleeping Beauty, Sept. 23 – 24 at TPAC.

STROLLERCOASTERS

Old Fort Park
1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro
Every Thursday
9 a.m.
FREE Admission
615-893-2141 | murfreesborotn.gov/parks
An hour of stroller fitness in the park followed by “stay and play” fun at Kids’ Castle. Ages birth – 5 years.

MUSIKGARTEN WITH MISS TESS

Bowie Nature Park
7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview
Wednesdays, Sept. 6 – Dec. 20
9:30 – 10 a.m. ages 16 months – 3 years ($120); 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ages 3 – 5 years ($150)
615-799-5544 | bowiepark.org
A 15-weeks series of early childhood music-and-movement fun for little ones and parents. Register in advance.

 

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