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September 13, 2016

4 inexpensive Nashville staycation ideas for fall break


From pumpkin patches to movies under the stars, we’ve got autumn activities to suit the whole family.


The kids are busier than ever with school activities and homework. But then fall break blows in, and you’re left scrambling to figure out ways to entertain them that won’t leave your bank account as bare as the tree branches in winter. Don’t worry! We’ve compiled a list of fun, wallet-friendly things to do in Nashville or nearby that involve little prep and planning. In fact, you can do them all.

Scarecrows, trains, and pumpkins? Oh my!

Cheekwood Harvest celebrates autumn with its epic scarecrow collection. Flower enthusiasts young and old will love the Mum Explosion, with more than 5,000 chrysanthemums. The Halloween Pooch Parade is Oct. 20. Cheekwood Harvest runs through oct. 21.

Go explore

Got a rainy day? Missing the pool? Take your little explorers to the Adventure Science Center. The center’s permanent exhibit, Destination Exploration, is fun for little ones and parents.

Be a-mazed

Lucky Ladd Farms in Eagleville is the place to go to explore the twists and turns of a corn maze. This year’s maze design honors the NHL Nashville Predators. Complete one or all three of the Games in the Maze. The Corn Maze is open through Oct. 31.

Get hooked

Want an evening out with the kids? Grab a blanket and head to the Shelby Park Picture Show in east Nashville. The Oct. 5 movie is Hook, the 1991 classic starring Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Robin Williams and Bob Hoskins. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. on Field 2. No dogs or outside food or drinks allowed.

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