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Nashville Indoor Fun for Kids! (FREE and Inexpensive)

We know how it goes. We live here too. It’s too hot. WAAAAY too hot to take the kids to the park. And it stays hot until after all the pools and splash pads are close for the summer. And then? After the briefest stints of fall weather imaginable, the weather turns much too cold! Don’t forget the rainy days. Add up all those less than ideal days, and a parent needs a reliable list of indoor play options. We got you! (As always, we encourage you to call ahead to be sure that a time or date listed is up to date as these things change.)

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The FREE Stuff:

Play Places

Free (but you may want to buy food.) Check the link for locations and for hours of operation.

Free (but you may want to buy food.) Check the link for locations that have play places and for hours of operation.

Christ Church Nashville Indoor Playground
15354 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville, TN 37211
Free. 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays during the school year. Call 615-834-6171 before arriving.

Cornerstone Nashville Indoor Playground
726 W. Old Hickory Blvd. Madison, TN 37115
Free. Mondays CLOSED. Tuesday-Friday 8am-8pm. Saturday 8am-4pm. Sunday 12noon-8pm.

Opry Mills Mall Children’s Play Area
433 Opry Mills Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-2440
Free. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays.
Includes cell phone charging area in play area and nursing lounge, changing areas, & family restrooms throughout the mall.

Opryland Hotel
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville TN 37214
Free. Open 7 days a week. Enjoy the indoor gardens and walking paths. Fountains, seasonal exhibits and an indoor river are fun for the whole family.

Story Times & Library Events

Nashville Public Library Main Branch
615 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219
Story Time
Free. 9:30, 10:30, & 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays & Wednesdays.
Puppet Shows
Free. 10:30, & 11:30 a.m. Most Fridays & Saturdays.
-Kid Craft
Free. 10:00 a.m. Most Tuesdays & Wednesdays in June and July.
-READing Paws
Free. 1:00 p.m. First Saturdays of each month. Registration is required.

**The library’s event page can help you find the story times and activities at your local branch library; and don’t miss our story time round up for Middle Tennessee!

Brilliant Sky Toys & Books (Nashville)
2002 Richard Jones Road Suite B-100 Nashville, TN 37215
Free. 10:30 a.m. Fridays.

Brilliant Sky Toys & Books (Brentwood) CALL FOR STORY TIME
1705 Mallory Lane Brentwood, TN 37027

Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14 Nashville, TN 37215
Free. 10:30 a.m. Saturdays; 3:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Barnes & Noble (Brentwood)
1701 Mallory Lane Brentwood, TN 37027
Free. 11 a.m. Saturdays.

Barnes & Noble (Hendersonville)
300 Indian Lake Blvd. Suite 340 Hendersonville, TN 37075
Free. 11 a.m. Saturdays.

Pottery Barn Kids
4011 Hillsboro Pike Suite 102 Nashville, TN 37215
Free. 11:00-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays.
Get a book club passport and receive a special gift after attending five story times.

Fairytales Children’s Bookstore
114B South 11th St. Nashville, TN 37206
Free. 11 a.m. Saturdays

Creative Workshops

The Home Depot Kids Workshop

A new project each month. Children get to take home their project, a certificate of achievement and their own apron. Please see each location for details and register online before class. 
Free. 1st Satruday of each month 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 


Country Music Hall of Fame

222 Fifth Ave South Nashville, TN 37203
Free. Local resident under the age of 18 can attend for free. Up to 2 adults attend free by taking advantage of the Community Counts program. 

The Inexpensive Stuff:

Family Fun Centers:

Strike and Spare Family Fun Center
90 Volunteer Drive Hendersonville, TN 37075
3436 Lebanon Road Hermitage, TN 37076
2710 Old Lebanon Road Suite 17 Nashville, 37214
941 NW Broad Street Murfreesboro, TN 37129
5315 Nolensville Road Nashville, TN 37211
$3.50-$4.25 per game. $15.25-$22.00 per hour. Bowling. (Arcade, laser tag, roller skating, bumper cars, and so much more at Hendersonville location.)


The Frist Center for the Visual Arts
919 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203
Free for 18 years of age and younger. $10 for adults. (Memberships available.( In addition to the museum’s exhibits, children and adults can explore 30 hands-on stations in the Martin ArtQuest.

Cheekwood Art Museum and Gardens
1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville, TN 37205
Free for ages 2 and under. $7 for ages 3 -17. $14 for adults. $3 for parking. (Memberships available.)
Tuesdays for Tots. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesdays during January-May and September-December. Stop by the studio for a variety of drop-in activities.

Discovery Center
502 SE Broad Street Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free for under 2 years of age. $6 for children and adults. (Memberships available.) Hands-on museum and nature center.

Adventure Science Center
800 Fort Negley Blvd. Nashville, TN 37203
Free for under 2 years of age. $11 for ages 2-12. $13 for 13 years of age and older. (Memberships available.) Science museum with hands-on exhibits and planetarium.

Country Music Hall of Fame

222 Fifth Ave South Nashville, TN 37203
Free. Local resident under the age of 18 can attend for free. Up to 2 adults attend free by taking advantage of the Community Counts program. 

Play Centers

The Monkey’s Treehouse
91 Seaboard Lane Brentwood, TN 37027
$8.50 (plus tax) per child up to 8 years of age. Discounts for babies, siblings, etc. Adults and children 9 and over are free. (Memberships available.) Indoor playground/tree house.

Chuck E. Cheese’s
Four locations. Free admission. Tokens and food are available for purchase. Arcade.

Dave and Buster’s
540 Opry Mills Dr. Nashville, TN
Free admission. Game play cards and food are available for purchse. Arcade.

Several locations. Range of membership fees. Swimming, running around the gym, etc. Green Hills (and possibly other locations) have times set for large inflatables and bounce houses.

Climb Nashville
3600 Charlotte Ave. and 1900 Eastland Ave. Nashville, TN
$10 ($13.75 includes gear) for Youth Day Pass. (Classes & memberships available.) Indoor rock climbing.

Sky Zone 
1113 Murfreesboro Rd. Suite 254 Franklin, TN 37064
$10-$20 per person (depending on time purchased). Check schedule on website since summer hours differ from regular hours.

1000 Rivergate Parkway Suite 2030 Goodlettsville, TN 37072
1735 Galleria Blvd. Franklin, TN 37067
1952 Old Stone Fort Pkwy. #6 Murfreesboro, TN 37129
$4-$12 (depending on age and day/time). Indoor trampoline park, trampoline activities, and Earthquake Kids’ Zone.

Family Ministry Center at First Baptist Church of Hendersonville
106 Bluegrass Commons Blvd. Hendersonville, TN 37075
Annual fee of $110 for individuals 12 years of age and older. Indoor play ground and other fitness activities.

My Gym
206 N. Anderson Lane Hendersonville, TN 37075
330 Franklin Rd. Brentwood, TN 37027
$8 for first child. Siblings over 1 year of age are $2 each. (Memberships available.) Times vary. Check schedule on website. 45 minutes of Open Play.

Hoppity Hop Inflatable Play Center
143 New Shackle Island Rd. Hendersonville, TN 37075
$6 for 1-3 years of age. $8 for 4 years of age and older. Free for adults. Frequent Hoppin’ Card available. Call ahead to confirm open play times. Inflatables.

Bounce Palace
5116 Old Hickory Boulevard, Hermitage, TN 37076
$8 for ages 3-12. $4 for ages 2 & under. Times vary. Closed Mondays.

Did we miss anything? If you have a great idea to add to the list, let us know in the comments!
Share this list with your friends, and we’ll see YOU out there soon!


4 Responses to Nashville Indoor Fun for Kids! (FREE and Inexpensive)

  1. Amanda November 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

    Ice skating at the Sports’s really affordable and kids love it. Not a good option for toddlers though.

    • Meg Wicks November 9, 2017 at 4:37 pm #

      Great addition — thanks, Amanda!

  2. A💋mina Sharif March 28, 2018 at 8:27 am #

    You can add recreation centers the one at Thompson lane Hendersonville Hermitage southeast Nashville.

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