Isn’t Nashville just the best city? There are so many fun activities to do with your toddlers! We have compiled a list of 5 places to check out now that the weather is getting warmer! Most kids love to be outside and for moms, it’s the perfect place for them to run around and burn off that crazy toddler energy all their little bodies hold. We hope you and your little one enjoy these 5 places as much as we do!
5 Places to check out this spring with your toddler:
The Nashville Zoo
The Zoo is currently going through some major renovations to prepare for new animals. It’s still open through the renovations and is just as much fun as always. This is the perfect place for your animal lovers. Pack lunches and enjoy the warm weather out on the lawn by the carousel and make sure to hit up the playground before leaving for the day. The kangaroos are our favorite animals right now! Make sure to check out Hilarie’s post about the new Soaring Eagle ride!
There’s really no place more beautiful than Cheekwood in the Springtime. The colors from the 1000’s of tulips is quite a site to see. This is another place that’s perfect for your little one! The room to run and play is endless at Cheekwood. Aside from the beautiful blooms and wonderful scents that linger throughout the gardens, there is an outdoor train exhibit that features Thomas, Percy and other locomotives. The Frist Learning center is housed at Cheekwood and offers events for kids weekly. Make sure to visit Cheekwood at least once this Spring. If you are planning on visiting multiple times, consider a membership! Upcoming Events: Cheekwood In Bloom, March 19 – April 24. There will be special activities offered during these weekends in March and April. For more info on the activities that will be going on, CLICK HERE. *photo credit: Style Blueprint
Bicentennial Mall/Cumberland Park
Get your little one’s swimsuit out and get ready for some fun at these 2 splash places! The best part: They’re both free! The Bicentennial Mall is located beside the Farmers Market downtown and has about 2 dozen water fountains that kids love running under. Hours of fun will be had here. There is another fun splash park close by at Cumberland Park. It’s located beside the Titan’s Stadium on the south side. There are water fountains, a large splash pool, and some other play areas at Nashville’s newest Splash Pad.
Sevier Park (12 South), Parmer Park (Belle Meade), Woodmont Park (Green Hills), and Granny White Park (Brentwood) are some of our favorite local play spots for our kiddos. They all offer excellent playgrounds, open areas for kicking balls, throwing frisbees, having a picnic lunch, and more. Several have small creeks near by that are always a huge hit! Check these spots out the next time you want to head to a great playground! *photo credit: erin simpson properties
Nashville Sounds Baseball Game
Grab your baseball glove and prepare to catch a fly ball! Head to a Sounds game for a great night of family fun. Your little ones will love the action and, of course, the snacks. Popcorn is a must for my little ones. The new park is very nice and there are many different seating options to choose from. Grab your friends and take in a baseball game this Spring! CLICK HERE for the schedule.
Do you have a favorite outdoor spot in the city that you love taking your child to? Share with us in the comments section! We would love to hear about other favorite outdoor local spots.