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Spring Break Activities for Kids and Families

Spring Break Activities for Kids and Families

Spring Break for students in Williamson County schools is March 11th through 15th. With that highly anticipated break comes the question of how to keep the kids entertained. Whether you’re looking for enriching camps or exciting outings, the area has something for everyone. This guide will help you navigate the break, offering a mix of camp options and family-friendly activities to ensure an unforgettable Spring Break 2024. 

Williamson County Parks and Recreation

You can always count on Williamson County Parks and Recreation to have some fun things lined up to keep the kids entertained and learning during Spring Break. Whether it’s building with Legos at Brickeology, mastering the basics of pickleball and sewing, or exploring the world of construction with RoboThink, there’s something for every kid. Older teens can even take a lifeguard training course and get a head start on summer job opportunities!

Children playing with Legos at a table.

Brickeology Spring Break Camp

Brickeology’s Lego Camp offers a four-day program for kids ages 6 to 12 with activities designed to spark creativity, challenge minds, and foster teamwork. From brain games to collaborative challenges and free building sessions, campers will have endless opportunities to use their imaginations and put their building skills to the test. The highlight? Building and racing their creations on a 20-foot track! At the end of camp, each participant will take home a custom Lego kit to commemorate their experience. The camp runs from March 11 through March 14, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Click here to learn more and register.

Nolensville Recreation Complex
7250 Nolensville Rd, Nolensville, TN 37135, (615) 786-0200

Girl sewing at sewing machine.

Primrose Sewing

Sewing isn’t just for grandma! Boys and girls ages 7 to 13 are invited to learn a new skill at Primrose Sewing Spring Break Sewing Workshops. Each workshop features a different project and includes three hours of instruction, all fabric, and materials, as well as a snack. Click on the links below to register.

1st Workshop – Nine-Square Pillow – Monday – March 11th, 1 pm to 4 pm
2nd Workshop – Trinket Trays – Tuesday, March 12th, 1 pm to 4 pm
3rd Workshop – Spring Table Runner – Wednesday, March 13th, 9 am to 12 pm
4th Workshop – Canvas Tote Bag – Wednesday, March 13th, 1 pm to 4 pm
5th Workshop – Tricky Triangle Pillow – Thursday, March 14th, 1 pm to 4 pm

Franklin Recreation Complex
1120 Fulton Greer Lane, Franklin, TN 37064, (615) 790-5719

Kid playing pickleball.

Beginner Pickleball Camp 

Pickleball is a fun activity for all ages and skill levels, but where do you start if you’re new to the game? How about Pickleball Camp? This six-hour clinic covers everything from the fundamentals of the game, like scoring and safety, to essential skills like paddle handling and footwork. Participants will also learn key shots like forehand and backhand drives, serving and returning, dinking and volleying, and even lobs and drop shots. Click the links below to register.

Beginner Pickleball Spring Break Camp – Ages 12-16
March 12th – March 14th, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Beginner Pickleball Spring Break Camp (Ages 9-11)
March 12th – March 14th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Pickleball Court – Maryland Farms
5101 Maryland Way, Brentwood, TN 37027, (615) 790-5719

Child working with robotics

RoboThink Demolition Robots Camp

Dive into the world of construction at this fun Spring Break camp. From operating a mighty dump truck to mastering the art of demolition with a wrecking ball, RoboThink lets kids take charge of their own jobsite and create the city of their dreams. There are two different locations to choose from, both available to boys and girls ages 8 to 13. Click the links below to register.

RoboThink: Demolition Robots Franklin
March 11th through March 15th, 9 am to 12 pm
Franklin Recreation Complex
1120 Fulton Greer Lane, Franklin, TN 37064, (615) 790-5719

RoboThink: Demolition Robots Longview
March 11th through March 15th, 9 am to 12 pm
Longview Recreation Center
2909 Commonwealth Drive, Spring Hill, TN 37174, (615) 302-0971

Lifeguard standing with rescue buoy poolside

2024 Lifeguard Training Courses

Looking for a rewarding and exciting summer job? Why not spend Spring Break becoming a certified lifeguard? Williamson County Parks and Recreation is offering Spring Break lifeguard training courses at three different locations. Certifications are through the American Red Cross, a nationally recognized certification program. For the classes, students must be 15 years of age on or before the final day of the course. In-person registration is required and all participants must complete and pass all swim tests before starting the class. 

In-person registration begins Sunday, March 3rd at 1 pm at the Indoor Sports Complex at 920 Heritage Way in Brentwood. Classes are scheduled as follows:

Brentwood Indoor Sports Complex
March 13th through 15th, 9 am to 4 pm
920 Heritage Way, Brentwood, TN 37027, (615) 370-3471

Longview Recreation Center
March 12th through 14th, 9 am to 5 pm
2909 Commonwealth Drive, Spring Hill, TN 37174, (615) 302-0971

Franklin Recreation Complex
March 12th through 14th, 9 am to 5 pm
1120 Fulton Greer Lane, Franklin, TN 37064, (615) 790-5719

Kids in nature

Owl’s Hill Spring Break Exploratopia Camp

Immerse your child in nature this Spring Break at Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary! This limited-size camp is for kids ages 5 to 11 and is intended to foster a love for the outdoors with hands-on activities like live animal encounters, crafting, building eco-structures, and exploring scenic trails. Campers will bond with friends, learn about environmental stewardship, and receive individual attention while creating lifelong memories. The camp runs March 11th through March 15th, 9 am to 3 pm and extended care is available mornings and afternoons. Click here to learn more and register.

545 Beech Creek Road South, Brentwood, TN 37027, (615) 370-4672

Kids painting with watercolors

AR Workshop Studio Art Series Camp

AR Workshop’s camps offer a fun and social environment for kids ages 7 to 14 to explore their creativity and learn through hands-on activities. These projects promise to spark imagination and deliver amazing results. Campers will take home their completed projects and a custom art hanger to display them. Projects include Watercolor with Line ARt, Stamp Making & Pillow Painting, Squeegee ARt, 6″x32″ Wood ARt Hanger, and Bleeding Tissue Paper ARt. The camp runs from March 11th through March 15th, 9:30 am to 12 pm. Learn more and register here.

101 International Dr #105, Franklin, TN 37067, (615) 285-4292

Beyond the Camp: Other Spring Break Adventures

Camp isn’t the only way to have fun and create lasting memories during Spring Break! The area is brimming with family-friendly adventures waiting to be experienced. From blooming gardens and chocolate making to historic charm and local flavors, there’s something for everyone.

Cheekwood Gardens tulip field

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

Spring is blooming at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens! This 55-acre botanical garden and art museum offers a beautiful escape for families during Spring Break. Explore the historic mansion, wander through gardens adorned with 250,000 Spring bulbs, and participate in a variety of seasonal activities. From educational programs to engaging events, Spring at Cheekwood is a delightful experience for the whole family. 


Geared towards young children, the “TOTS!” program at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens offers drop-in activities like storytimes, “Turtle Talks” with the garden staff, and more. Designed to encourage the exploration of art and nature in a fun and interactive way, the program features weekly themes inspired by current exhibits or seasonal events. March 9th – May 28th. Learn more about the daily activities here.

Spring Teas

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, guests can enjoy a lovely tableside tea service with seasonal teas and traditional sweet and savory bites. March 9th – April 14th, 3 pm to 5 pm. Learn more and register here.

Cheekwood in Bloom: Belles Fleurs 

Cheekwood celebrates the season with a French-inspired floral display, featuring thousands of blooming bulbs in pastel colors reminiscent of Impressionist paintings. Visitors can explore the gardens and take photos at a model Eiffel Tower. March 9th – April 14th. Learn more and reserve your tickets here.

1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37205, (615) 356-8000

Goo Goo Nashville Candy Company Make Your Own Candy Class

Goo Goo Chocolate Company

Craving a taste of history and some sweet treats this Spring Break? Look no further than the Goo Goo Cluster Company! Established in 1912, they’re famous for their namesake candy bar but also offer fun and educational activities perfect for families. 

A Taste of Goo Goo

This hands-on workshop lets you become a chocolatier for the day. Learn the secrets behind Nashville’s iconic candy bar, the Goo Goo Cluster, while crafting your own delicious creation. Sample different Goo Goo treats, delve into the brand’s history, and leave with a sweet souvenir and a 10% discount on in-store purchases. Children 5 and over are welcome, while children 12 and over can attend unsupervised. Register here for the March 11th or March 15th workshop.

116 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201, (615) 490-6685

The Factory_Grand Hall_Exterior1_Rendering downtown Franklin.

The Factory at Franklin

Step into the past at The Factory at Franklin. Explore the cool old buildings, once factories and now bursting with fun shops and restaurants. Spend an afternoon painting your own pottery at Third Coast Clay and then shop for handcrafted treasures at Fork of the South. Indulge in delicious treats at Jeni’s Ice Cream or slurp some tasty noodles at Otaku Ramen. Be sure to come back on Saturday for The Franklin Farmer’s Market, where you’ll find craft vendors, local produce, baked goods, and much more!

230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064, (615) 791-1777

Downtown Franklin Main Street Grays RX Shopping

Downtown Franklin’s Main Street

What better way to spend a day off than exploring the shops of historic Downtown Franklin? This 16-block district blends old-world charm with modern finds, making it a treasure trove for curious shoppers of all ages. Step back in time at White’s Mercantile, a modern general store with something for everyone. Explore the town with a guided walking tour or create your own tour with the Franklin Hop-On, Hop-Off vintage trolley tour.  When you get hungry, enjoy the weather and some pizza on the patio at Mellow Mushroom followed by a sweet treat at Kilwins.

Spring Break 2024: Let the Adventures Begin!

We hope this guide offers a springboard to plan an amazing Spring Break. Whether it’s trying out a new sport, getting creative with arts and crafts, or exploring the great outdoors, there’s no shortage of ways to make the most of this break. So, grab your family, embrace the sunshine, and let the springtime fun begin!