Fun 4 Kids: 3 Ideas for Brightening Your Child’s Day

In and around Nashville lies many different types of opportunities for fun. Some free, others not so much. You can’t really put a price on fun though, amiright?

Anyhoo, we’re puttin’ the kiddies first in this post, and putting three ideas out there for making your kid’s day a little more fun.

1.) Explore the Outdoors

One of the best things about Tennessee is the scenery, so why not get out there and explore it a bit.

Grab your little ones and head outdoors to one of the many parks in the area, recreation spots, lakes, and hey, why not the beach on cedar creek lake if weather permits?

However you want to do it, just get outdoors with the family and have a great time that you can make a memory of.

2.) Throw in a Little Exercise

Aside from getting out in nature and visiting one of the local parks, Nashville and the surrounding cities have other opportunities for exercise.

Here are our top 5 picks for children and the entire family alike to entertain the idea of exercise.

  1. Charlie Daniel’s Park in Mt. Juliet: Peaceful for walking, running, jogging, with a nice playground for the kids.
  2. BounceU in Nashville – Let your kids get their energy out on these indoor jumpers.
  3. Centennial Park – Great for walking, bike riding, walking pets, and overall taking in the surrounding scenery of the historical park.
  4. Jimmy Floyd Center in Lebanon – Get your swim on in one of the giant indoor or outdoor swimming pools, play racquetball, or exercise in the main facility. There are enough fun activities here to fill your entire day with fun.
  5. YMCA all over Middle Tennessee – You already know the drill – it’s fun to stay at the YMCA. We don’t have to even tell you that the Y offers good facilities for the entire family.

3.) Visit an Actual Fun Center

There are many fun centers around Nashville, offering a range of indoor games that allow you to win prizes. Some even have bowling allies within them, so there’s another way to add some fun to the day as well.

Here are our top picks for fun centers throughout Nashville.

  1. Holder Family Fun Center – Locations in Gallatin and Hendersonville
  2. Donelson Strike and Spare – Donelson
  3. Riverside Family Fun Center  – located off of Old Hickory Blvd in Old Hickory
  4. Sky High Sports – Indoor trampoline park in Nashville
  5. Franklin Family Entertainment Center – Franklin

 

 

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These 3 TN Waterfalls Will Make Your Day

Tennessee is well-known for it’s beauty, making it a tourist destination all year long.

If you’re looking to get away from the noise of the city and spend a calming day in nature, one, or heck all of these waterfalls could be just what need.

Here are our final decisions for the most breathtaking waterfalls in TN – the decisions were definitely not easy 😉

1.) Cummins Falls

Tennessee’s eighth largest waterfall, Cummins Falls is located on the Blackburn State Scenic River, 9 miles north of Cookeville. Not only is this beauty great for taking in the magnificent scenery that the state has to offer, it has been a swimming hole for locals and tourists alike for over 100 years now.

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2.) Fall Creek Falls

The seemingly most popular waterfall in the state, Fall Creek Falls has mind-blowing, scenic views that will literally take your breath away. This state park is a must see, with other waterfalls and mountainous views to offer on top of the gorgeous waterfall, which is the park is actually named after.

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3.) Twin Falls

Last but certainly not least, we have the Twin Falls. These beautiful waterfalls cascades from an underground cavern into the Caney Fork River, and was crazily enough created when the river was dammed.

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Take These 3 Tours to REALLY Absorb What Nashville Has to Offer

Nashville is quickly becoming one of the most attractive cities in all of the United States. What is is about Music City that is drawing so many people in?

The answer is certainly not a short one, but just taking a look around the web can give you a sneak peak into the wonderful world of Nashville. Luckily for you, you’re on a website that is dedicated to bringing out the best of the city, starting with this post and a list of tours that you don’t want to miss.

1.) Segway Tours

Get some exercise while you see the sights on your own time on a segway tour with your close pals.

What better way is there to enjoy the feel of what Nashville has to offer, while feeling good about your health at the same time?

2.) Bus Tours

As the city of Nashville grows, so does it’s variety of bus tours. A few that you already have to choose from include:

  • Redneck Comedy Bus Tours
  • Nashtrash Tours
  • Music City Rollin ‘Jamboree Tours

3.) Walking Tours

Get your walk on while you get your ‘watch’ on with one of Nashville’s newest kind of tours. To name a few:

  • Walkin’ Nashville – Music City Legends Tour
  • Music City Pub Crawl (Walking with others to grab a drink, gotta love it)
  • Echoes of Nashville Walking Tours

 

What tours have you already taken or plan to take in the near future?

Let us know so that we can help our fellow Nashvillians and visitors!

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3 Big Reasons to Visit Middle Tennessee

There’s so much to Middle Tennessee that it can be hard to see everything on your list all in one visit; if you have already made up your mind to make a visit of course. 😉

If you’re someone that’s still on the fence about making a trip to Tennessee, fret no longer because we are about to give you three of the biggest reasons to visit.

1.) Beauty

Majestic mountains, many types of trees and rivers, lakes and streams in between – you can’t really travel about without getting at least a glimpse at all of the surrounding beauty.

While there are certainly other states in the South that also contain this much beauty, middle Tennessee is unique because of it’s beauty. All about the area, there are swimming ponds to check out, trails to hike on for days, and scenes that will make your heart stop for a second.

2.) History

Being one of the oldest states in America, Tennessee holds a lot of history from the East to the West.

To name a few, The Hermitage, The Parthenon, and the Grand Old Opry alone have a lot of history to share with tourists and residents of the region alike.

3.) Attractions

Nashville and all of it’s surrounding areas are becoming quite the attraction for tourists and folks that love it so much that they have decided to move there; and the numbers are only on the rise. In our opinion, this is because of the rich history of the area paired with the many events that are always taking places, as well as a long list of attractions to witness.

Do We Have You Convinced Yet?

As you can see, this just a minuscule amount of the many wonderful features of Middle Tennessee.

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Welcome!

Hello there and welcome to the new and improved F4Sk – a place for anything and everything that is taking place somewhere throughout Middle Tennessee.

No matter what kind of activity you are looking for or event you are interested in dropping in on, there’s always something for everyone!

We will be updating this website every few weeks to months with fun-filled things to add to your schedule. From music, fairs, art and historic events, shopping, eateries, and more…

Come on back now, y’all here.

 

 

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