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A kid’s perfect day in Nashville

Let the kids plan a day of fun-filled activities.

A blue playground with slides, a bridge, and other interactive elements.

Nashville’s first BlueCross Healthy Place is located at the Northwest Family YMCA.

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Sorry, but — NO ADULTS ALLOWED — this one is for the kids. Grown-up, please hand this over to your little one. Got it, kiddo? Let’s plan a family day together. Here’s a fun schedule for you to try.


Be a chef and cook breakfast for the adults at home. The night before, ask your family to choose from one of these recipes. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if any of the instructions seem confusing.

While you eat, talk about your plan for the day. Ask your family to help you prepare a backpack with things you’ll need. We suggest bringing:

🍫 Plenty of snacks like granola bars or the Appalachian Trail Mix from the Tennessee Peanut Co.
💧 A water bottle
🧢 A hat

If you have time before heading to lunch, enjoy the swings, slides, and splash zone at the BlueCross Healthy Place playground.


For lunch, head to Pinewood Social, try the chicken fingers, and stay for a game of bowling. After you’ve filled your belly, spend the afternoon exploring the Nashville Zoo. We love seeing kangaroo exhibit.


Wrap up the day with a family dinner. Head to one of our local farmers’ markets to pick out foods you can make together. Over dinner, talk about everything you did today. Ask questions like:

🧠 What was something new you learned?
🤡 What was something funny that happened?
👀 What would we do differently if we did that again?
👍 What do you definitely want to do again? (And again and again…)

Grown-ups — take pictures along the way and share them with us. Also, send us more family friendly recommendations and we may just feature them in an upcoming newsletter.

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