12 Fall Family Things To Do

Fall back and follow the music to Nashville where the whole family will enjoy the sights and sounds that can be found around every corner. Plenty of attractions, fall festivals, and hayrides the little ones will love!

The Adventure Park

The colder nights of Fall are better spent by a campfire. Join The Adventure Park at Nashville for Glow in the Park, a nighttime event where the outdoor adventure park literally glows! Brightly-shining LED lights illuminate your way while you zipline, work the ropes and traverse through the treetops.

Adventure Science Center

Unravel the mysteries of the world inside Nashville's Adventure Science Center. Children of all ages (even adult children) can experience live science demonstrations, pilot a full-motion flight simulator, and create something in the Tinkering Garage. Spark your curiosity at this family fun playground of science and wonder.

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage: Home of the People's President

One of the most beautiful times to explore the 1,100-acre grounds of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage: Home of the People's President would be autumn, especially because they have amazing events families will love.


Celebrate the autumnal season at Cheekwood. The changing of the leaves is one of many garden highlights you’ll find as oaks, maples, dogwoods, and other trees greet you with their fall colors. You’ll find activities and experiences like Cheekwood Harvest (September 18-October 30) designed to appeal to kids, adults, and families alike, making this six-week celebration the perfect time for a peaceful solo stroll, a crisp fall family day, or an afternoon date.

Experience the Music

Engage in the history of country music at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Expose the entire family to some of country’s greatest stars at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. Take in a show at the legendary Bluebird Cafe where songwriters perform in an intimate “in-the-round” setting.

Frist Art Museum

The Frist Art Museum is a world-class art center dedicated to presenting an ever-changing schedule of exhibitions. Martin ArtQuest Gallery is a colorful interactive space offering hands-on stations that relate art concepts to Frist Art Museum exhibitions & examine ways in which art relates to everyday life & culture.

Gaylord Opryland
Trick or Treat - Goblins & Giggles

Every Autumn, fall leaves flash yellow, orange, and red and the cooler temperatures help turn our thoughts to candy corn and pumpkin spice. Bring the family out to Gaylord Opryland to enjoy some indoor thrills and chills at Goblins & Giggles. Take part in the Hide & Seek Scavenger Hunt featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin, Trick or Treat Expedition, Jack-o’-lantern Walk, Monster Mash Bash, Haunted Hidden Treasure Escape Room, Ghouls Night Out Riverboat Ride, Wicked Brews Spookeasy, and more.

Lane Motor Museum

The Lane Motor Museum is one of the few car museums in America to specialize in European cars. Approximately 150 cars and motorcycles not typically seen in the U.S. are on display.

Lucky Ladd Farms

Bring the entire family to Lucky Ladd Farms this fall to search for pumpkins in all shapes, sizes, and colors in the pumpkin patch. Stay the day and explore acres of wholesome family entertainment, explore the corn maze, pick your pumpkins, bite into a juicy caramel apple, and discover why Lucky Ladd Farms has become a family tradition for so many.

Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum

The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum honors all musicians regardless of genre or instrument. The museum showcases the stories of various artists throughout music history, and the instruments they used to record their classic hits. The GRAMMY Museum Gallery® is inside the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, too! The gallery is set up for guests to explore the history of the GRAMMY Awards, experience what it’s like to be on the stage, and the recording process.

Nashville Children's Theatre

Founded in 1931, Nashville Children’s Theatre provides a season of plays for kids and families by professional adult actors and has year-round drama workshops for youth. The theatre was ranked as one of the Top 5 children’s theatres in the U.S. by TIME magazine.

Nashville Zoo
Boo at the Zoo

Venture through the Nashville Zoo and find a new favorite animal amongst more than 350 species. Enjoy fall-themed scenes and activities, trick-or-treating for kids, special animal shows and more during Boo at the Zoo, taking place nightly October 13-29.