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Summer Fun for Tweens & Teens in Nashville

  • June 12, 2015
  • By Sabine

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone.  #Save4Summer  #CollectiveBias

School is out, which means summer is officially  here. While small children are happy visiting play grounds or camps, older kids end up “with nothing to do.” Too old for lanyards and too young to get  a job, tweens and teens sometimes exist in summertime no-man’s land.  While my college girls are keeping pretty busy this summer with internships and music festivals, my middle schooler has absolutely nothing lined up, which means mom has to come up with local activities.

When I moved my younger daughter out of her college dorm for the summer, I used the three-hour car ride home (she drove) to find some local entertaining and educational activities we could all enjoy.

I was able to do the search with my data from Walmart Family Mobile (WFM). WFM makes it easy to stay connected at all times with its 4G LTE service. In fact, WFM is home to the lowest priced unlimited plans.

WFM service is $29.88/month (for the first line) and includes Unlimited Talk, Text & Data (up to 1G of 4G LTE data). This affordable plan will allow us to spend money on fun local events throughout the summer without breaking the bank.

And for the purpose of this post, I got to try the ZTE ZMAX with a 5.7-inch HD touchscreen. Wow, what a monster of a phone!?!  A big screen is definitely more fun to interact with… and so much easier to read.

The ZMAX also comes equipped with an 8-megapixel camera, which produces very crisp photos that look beautiful on that 5.7″ screen.

So, whether you are new to Nashville or just visiting, I am sure there’s at least on item on this list you and your kiddos will enjoy. Get on your cowboy hats and boots and join us, y’all!

 1. CMA Music Festival

The ultimate country music fan experience! One-day tickets to Fan Fair X at Music City Center are only $10. There’s tons of free music, activities and samples for everyone throughout the festival. This year, CMA Fest is June 11-14.


2. Nashville Sounds Baseball

Take the entire family to a Nashville Sounds baseball game at the beautiful new First Tennessee Park. Tickets are affordable and there’s lots of fun family entertainment between innings.

3. Nashville Shores

Cool off at Nashville Shores, a fantastic water park young and old can enjoy.

4. Canoeing

Rent canoes from Tip-a-Canoe Stores in Kingston Springs and enjoy a lazy  float down the tame Harpeth River. There are plenty of spots to stop for a swim and you’ll see some amazing wildlife.

 5. Dave & Buster’s

If your kids enjoy playing arcade games, this place will keep them entertained for hours. The Nashville location has great live music. Dave & Buster

6$1 Summer Movies

Take the kids to see a $1 Summer Movie Express family film, offered Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am this summer at Regal Cinemas.

 7. Free Bowling

Sign up your kids for the Kids Bowl Free program and they’ll be eligible for two free games of bowling every day, all summer long.

8Opryland Hotel

This place never gets old. We love it all year round. Spend the day exploring the beautiful Opryland Hotel & Resort. Check out the elaborate atriums, take a riverboat ride, watch the stunning Aqua Fountain Show, feast on ice cream, or enjoy lunch at one of the hotel’s many restaurants. Valet parking is super expensive here. It’s best to self park and save money.

9. Adventure Science Center

Take the kids to Adventure Science Center. Climb the Adventure Tower, check out the human body exhibit, or check out the new Mazes exhibit, which includes more than 60 puzzles and full-body games.

10Radnor Lake

Hike the beautiful forest trails at Radnor Lake State Park, which are filled with mammals,  birds, amphibians and reptiles.

11.Tenneese State Museum

On a hot or rainy day, head downtown for a guided tour of the Tennessee state Capitol where admission is FREE.  Tours are available Monday through Friday.

12. Fruit Farms

Go to one of the many pick-your-own-fruit farms in and around Nashville. We like Breeden’s Orchard in Mount Juliet. Peach season is  almost here.Breedens Orchard

13Historic Rock Castle

The oldest structure in Tennessee on the Historic Registry is in Hendersonville, just 20 minutes north of Nashville.  Rock Castle was built in the late 1700s. Your kids will get to hear about a different period in Tennessee’s history and see a different style of home.

There you have it. We’re hoping to visit everything on this list. I am excited to take some great photos with the new phone. And WFM data will help me navigate through the streets of Nashville ( I have a tendency to get lost).

Seriously, saving money with Walmart Family Mobile this summer allows for more fun time with my kiddos – and that  is priceless!

What are your plans for summer savings? Your comments make my day… I’d love to hear from you.

Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. 


By Sabine, June 12, 2015
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