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6 Ways to Have Family Fun in Franklin

Residents in Williamson County can easily access activities that are fun for the whole family.

By Kelly Rogers on December 17, 2020

Williamson County TN
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Get out and about in Williamson County. 

There are few joys that compare to family time spent enjoying the great outdoors – especially in this day and age, when prying kids away from screens can be so difficult. Here are some recommendations from parents on some of their favorite outdoor family outings:

1. Arrington Vineyards

Not just for adults who love wine, Arrington Vineyards is an all-around gorgeous location with plenty of space the whole family can enjoy. Pack some food and a blanket and make some memories.

6211 Patton Road Arrington, TN 37014 I arringtonvineyards.com I Check website for hours

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2. Flying Discs

Adults and kids have a blast trying to “throw like a pro†– a pro disc golfer, that is – at Liberty Park in Franklin. Tucked away within the park’s scenic woods, this course offers 10 holes that keep beginners and professionals on their toes.

2080 Turning Wheel Lane Franklin, TN 37067

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3. Franklin Farmers Market

Farmers markets are a great way to support your local growers while teaching your kids about where their food comes from. The Franklin Farmers Market is held weekly under the pavilion at the Factory.

230 Franklin Road Franklin, TN 37064 Saturdays I franklinfarmersmarket.com I 8 a.m. – noon

4. Marcella Vivrette Smith Park

With over 6 miles of rugged hiking trails, you can choose the trail that works best for your family and have a great time exercising and enjoying the beautiful greenery.

1825 Wilson PikeBrentwood, TN 37027

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5. Crockett Park

Kids love the old-school wooden playground at Crockett Park. Many a happy afternoon can be spent climbing, sliding and playing. Plus, there’s plenty of shade to be found for parents.

1500 Volunteer Parkway Brentwood, TN 37027

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6. Go Chasing Waterfalls

There’s something undeniably magical about waterfalls, and sharing that wonder and awe with kids is always special. Located off of the Natchez Trace, Jackson Falls is a great option and makes for an easy hike that’s perfect for kids.

If you’d like to learn more about the Williamson County area, check out the latest edition of Livability Williamson County, TN

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