Today marks the fifth day of our Nashville Staycation series! In this series we are giving readers a planned themed day out on the town to escape from your jobs, but not spend too much money by going on a vacation.
Today’s theme is Family Fun Day. This theme is designed for parents who want to take their children out for a day, but still have fun themselves and live like a child at heart.
Family Fun Day
Breakfast: The Pfunky Griddle
The Pfunky Griddle is a family friendly restaurant that allows you to be the cook without the hassle of prep-work and cleanup. Kids and adults alike love pouring batter onto the griddle, flipping their pancakes and watching them cook. There are also a number of “off the griddle” options for those of who may not see the appeal of cooking your own meal. Additionally, with advanced scheduling, The Pfunky Griddle can accommodate groups and parties for all kinds of pancake fun.The Pfunky Griddle
2800 Bransford Avenue
298-2088 Click here for more information
Morning Activity: Nashville Zoo
The 200-acre zoo and historic plantation farmhouse at Grassmere is located 6 miles southeast of downtown Nashville. Founded in 1996, The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is the result of a merger between formerly separate entities, The Nashville Zoo and Grassmere Wildlife Park. Visit exhibits such as Gibbon Island, The Elephant Savanna, and Flamingo Lagoon for an entertaining morning with the family.Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
3777 Nolensville Pike
833-1534 Click here for more information
Lunch: Bobbie’s Dairy Dip
Located on Charlotte Pike, this throwback restaurant has provided a classic diner feel for over fifty years. With hand-patted burgers and freshly cut fries, this eatery is great for people of all ages. Ice cream offerings range from the usual scoop on a cone to the Kitchen Sink, which is nearly a gallon of ice cream with all of the toppings. Walk up to the order windows and eat your food outside on a perfect Nashville summer day.Bobbie’s Dairy Dip
5301 Charlotte Pk.
Nashville, TN 37209 Click here for more information
Afternoon Activity: Adventure Science Center
The Adventure Science Center is a great place for kids to have fun and adults to act like little kids again. Have the chance to “walk on the moon” with your kids in the Space Chase simulation and climb to the top of the seventy-five foot tall Adventure Tower and look out at the lovely Nashville skyline. Then allow yourself to be humbled in the Mission Possible exhibit, which features obstacles that people with disabilities go through everyday.Adventure Science Center
800 Fort Negley Blvd Nashville, TN 37203 Click here for more information
Dinner: San Antonio Taco Company
Try the award winning chile con queso with your pick of delicious handmade tacos, fajitas or enchiladas. And the salsa is always free! With two unique locations, it is even more convenient to get to that great SATCO dinner. Whether you’re near Belmont or Vanderbilt or looking to go downtown for a quick break, you will always be near great Tex-Mex food.San Antonio Taco Company
416 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203 Click here for more information
Evening Activity: Sky High Sports
Enjoy a few hours literally letting the kids bounce off the walls at Sky High. A huge indoor trampoline park will definitely allow the kids to let out some energy and let the adults have a little fun too. Jump into the massive foam pit or play trampoline dodgeball while you’re there. And you’ll definitely get a great workout while you are there.Sky High Sports
5270 Harding Place
Nashville, Tennessee 37217 Click here for more information
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