Memphis Tennessee is world renowned for its nightlife and music festivals, but it is also a great family town. Hidden amongst the many and varied streets of this historic music city, lies a treasure trove of fun family activities. Here are five great ways to spend a Saturday with your kids in Memphis, Tennessee.
Spend an afternoon with Giant Pandas at the Memphis Zoo
The Memphis Zoo is a world class zoo with exhibits from all over the world. The giant pandas from China are a favorite with children. Cat Country boasts many species of large cats in a four acre open air exhibit that trails you though the middle of the animal’s native habitats. Once Upon A Farm focuses on domesticated animals, taking the visitor back to 19th century farm life. Children can also take an old fashioned train ride around the farm. Tickets to the zoo are $15 per adult and $10 per child, or you can purchase an Annual Family Membership for $99. Purchase tickets and memberships here.
Take a bike ride on the new Shelby Farms Greenline in Memphis
Since the beginning of October 2010, families have flocked to the new Shelby Farms Greenline. This new seven mile trail runs through the beauty of Shelby Farms and winds its way into the heart of midtown. The trail is open to walkers, joggers and bike riders from sunup to sundown every day.
Take a trip to the stars at the Pink Palace Planetarium
The Pink Palace Planetarium has 130 soft, comfortable, reclining seats that will take you to the stars and beyond. With a history of the constellations of our own galaxy and a voyage through the universe, you’ll have fun and learn at the same time. The action is shot against a four-story dome, bringing realism that will shock you. Tickets are $9.75 for adults and $6.25 for children. Located at 3050 Central Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. Visit here for more information.
Catch a Memphis Redbirds baseball game at Autozone Park
There is no better way to spend a Saturday afternoon with your kids than with America’s Favorite pastime. Take your children to catch a Memphis Redbirds baseball game and enjoy the sun, fun and hotdogs! Don’t forget the dippin’ dots. These are a must for every baseball outing. Located on Union Avenue at 3rd St. Visit here to purchase tickets.
Indoor Fun with America’s Incredible Pizza Company
From bumper cars to go-kart races and air hockey to video games, there’s never been a better way to enjoy a fun filled Saturday with pizza than with America’s Incredible Pizza Company. For less than $10 per person, you and your children can enjoy all you can eat at the buffet. Located on Germantown Road in the Cordova area. Visit them on the web here.