Popular Destinations for Children and Adults in the City by the Lake

During summertime and holiday breaks, local parents are always looking for places they can take their children to keep them active and learning. Fortunately, Hendersonville has an abundance of kid-friendly destinations that offer safe, affordable entertainment. From parks and entertainment complexes to learning centers, the City by the Lake has something to keep every child occupied.

By definition, kid-friendly locations or “kid zones” are places where kids can be kids. They offer environments and activities that encourage creativity, imagination, learning and fun—all within safe confines that put parents’ minds at ease. Whether loud, outside play areas or quiet, inside learning areas, Hendersonville’s kid zones provide great opportunities for quality family time.

Below, we explore three popular family destinations in Hendersonville that are sure to provide wholesome fun.

Kid’s Kingdom

Located in Hendersonville’s Memorial Park, Kid’s Kingdom is an outdoor play facility that offers a variety of active play activities for area families. With slides, climbing gyms, swings and a covered tree house, Kid’s Kingdom offers outstanding entertainment opportunities for free.

Kid’s Kingdom was rebuilt in 2011 thanks to a $100,000 donation from music superstar and former Hendersonville resident Taylor Swift. Thanks to Swift’s generosity, the park features safe, state-of-the-art outdoor playground equipment that can entertain kids for hours. 

151 E. Main St., Hendersonville, Tennessee, 615.822.3898, HvilleTN.org

Holder Family Fun Center

The Holder Family Fun Center offers one of the most diverse indoor entertainment centers around with many different types of activities that cater to kids and adults of all ages. Featuring bowling, go-karts, roller skating, laser tag, arcade games, bungee jumping and rock climbing, the center has something for everyone. In addition, the Holder Family Fun Center also hosts meetings, parties and school events.

The Holder Family Fun Center has both Gallatin and Hendersonville locations. The fun center area (games and rides) is open daily for long hours whereas the bowling facilities are open 24/7. 

Two area locations, HolderFamilyFun.com

Hendersonville Public Library

The Hendersonville Public Library provides year-round learning and creative activities for area residents from young children through senior citizens. The library provides area residents with a state-of-the-art facility for pursuing educational goals.

Along with traditional book-lending services, the Hendersonville Public Library also offers a wide range of other services, with a special focus on the needs of young children and teenagers. To help accommodate these needs, the library has dedicated rooms designed to support the needs and interests of children from preschool through high school. It also offers a variety of age-appropriate classes each month to help kids follow their creative and learning pursuits.

140 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville, Tennessee, 615.824.0656, YouSeeMore.com/Hendersonville