Bartlett, Tennessee is a family-oriented community, so you don’t have to look too far to find some fun family activities. Whether you are a tightly knit family unit looking to continue on with your mountaintop bonding experiences, or instead need some healthy time together after a long and draining week, finding things to do together is important. Spend some time hanging out with your little ones, without the constant soundtrack of, “Hurry up, stop pulling your sister’s hair, and no, your dolly can’t wear my lipstick.”
Singleton Community Center
If you are looking for fun and healthy activities to do, check out the Singleton Community Center in Bartlett (cityofbartlett.org/index.aspx?nid=165). There are a number of community wide events that take place at the center, including the Halloween Carnival and the Christmas tree lighting. There are a wide range of classes for all ages, including science, home schooling, crafts, art, music, dance, and sports. If that’s not enough, go check out the Annual Singleton Turkey Shoot where you can win a Thanksgiving turkey! If you can handle a BB gun, you can participate. The little ones can watch from a distance and cheer you on.
Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center
If you have little ballerinas, actors, and musicians on your hands, the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (bpacc.org) is the place for you. You can check out family-friendly plays, dinner shows, concerts and musicals. Exposing your children to the performing arts from a young age will inspire them to create their own shows at home, complete with cardboard guitars and lollipop microphones. Of course, those shows will be the best you will ever see.
Head to Bartlett Lanes
Bartlett Lanes (bartlettbowling.com) is the local bowling alley. Every weekend, it sponsors a family fun special that includes bowling, pizza and soda for one low price. What more do you need for a great night with the family? Bumpers are available so that even the little ones can roll their way on to victory. If you are up for a morning outing on Sundays, take part in Breakfast and Bowl till noon, with kids’ admission at a discount. This may be a nice alternative to a cartoon marathon!
Head to the Park
There are more than 25 parks in the Bartlett area, with something to offer everyone in the family. You can take a picnic lunch, hike around, get a game going, or just hang around the playground. The largest park that has just about everything is W.J. Freeman Park (cityofbartlett.org). One hundred acres of sports fields, tennis courts, fitness trails, a playground, picnic tables and a gazebo all create the perfect environment for a family to enjoy the day together. Use your imagination and create your own memories in this or one of the many other parks in the area.