This studio offers year round classes in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop, and creative movement. Summer camps are also available. Classes are available for all skill levels.

This indoor park features classic water attractions named after iconic Smoky Mountain attractions, like Clingman’s Dome and Cades cove.  Although the park is located inside the family-friendly Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort, you do not have to be staying at the resort to enjoy the water park. Day and week passes can be purchased separately.

This amazing haunted attraction is actually underground in real caverns. Although the caverns are open throughout the year, this haunted attraction is seasonal.

Knox County

A variety of pottery vendors and live demonstrations.

Blount County
May 6, 2017

This amazing LEGO facility allows kids to build and play hands-on with LEGO. Kidz (parents) Night Out, open play times, and field trips are available all throughout the year.  The facility also hosts amazing themed birthday parties.

In addition to year round fun, Bricks 4 Kidz offers camp options whenever Knox County Public Schools are closed. These camps include week-long summer camp options. Themes include dragons, minions, pirates, space, transportation and much more!

FREE 5 day event features guided hikes, field trips, hands-on workshops, children’s activities and more!

May 9, 2017 - May 13, 2017

Bring your Bronco or Ford to this family-friendly festival hosted by the Talley Ho Inn. Throughout the weekend there will be organized games, contests, sight seeing drives, and more!

Blount County
April 20, 2017 - April 22, 2017

This fun day camp offers both full-time and part-time programs for kids ages 5-12. Lunch and snacks are provided. Activities include swimming, sports, and more!

Knox County

A fun soccer camp for boys and girls, held at multiple locations throughout Knoxville.

This seasonal attraction is hosted by Oakes Farm corn maze and pumpkin patch.

Knox County

General Info: Ijams nature center offers a variety of educational programs and nature-based activities including, hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, live animal presentations, and nature and conservation education. There is also an amazing ropes course on-site. Field trips and nature-themed birthday parties are also available.

Summer Camps: In addition to their year round educational programs, this facility also offers a variety of week-long summer camps with various themes. Camp activities include hiking, caving, canoeing, arts and crafts, games, songs, educational programs, and much more!

Ijams’ Preschool Camp serves children ages 3-5.

Ijams’ Nature Adventure Camp serves children ages 6-12 years old.

This dog park features a small natural pond, doggy water fountains, and waste stations.

This fun and interactive children’s museum features hand-on play-based learning opportunities in the areas of science and STEAM. The museum also boats story time, arts and crafts, camps and birthday parties!

This small orchard sells apples and a variety of apple products, including cider, at its farm store.

Pick-Your-Own: NO

Cocke County

This Oak Ridge garden features over 2,500 plants and flowers. This is a research garden that facilitates forestry, wildlife and ecological research programs. It is free to the public.

The focus of this sports club is indoor and outdoor track and field, as well as cross country. Programs are available for kids in a variety of ages ranges throughout the year. Summer camp programs are also available.

At this paint your own pottery studio, artists choose from a large variety of ready-made works. Birthday parties are available.

This pottery studio teaches you how to create one of a kind works of art from scratch. Methods including sculpting and wheel throwing. In addition to a variety of classes, this studio offers birthday parties, wine and clay nights, and team building experiences. This facility also offers Raku firing.

This science-based indoor amusement park provides over 35,000 square feet of educational entertainment. The center also includes a ropes course, laser tag, and magic show. In addition to day passes, this facility hosts group events and birthday parties. The entire facility can also be rented for large events.

You-Pick Crops: strawberries, broccoli and more!

This historic mansion is the former home of William Blount, a signer of the US Constitution and former governor of the Southwest Territory. The mansion was built in 1792.


This equestrian center provides general lessons, birthday parties, and camps during school breaks.  Skill level instruction ranges form beginner to advanced.

UT’s Garden Discovery Camp is a fun hands-on nature experience for kids ages 4 – 13. There are single day sessions and week-long day camp sessions available, each with a different theme. Themes include Birds in the Garden, Fantastic Beasts, Edible Garden, Garden Science, Fairy Gardens and more!

This facility offers classes in stained glass crafting.

This fun and FREE festival features classes, demonstrations, spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, sheep-sheering & border collie sheep-herding. There will also be animals on display including lamas, rabbits, sheep and goats.

Blount county
April 21, 2017 - April 23, 2017

This FREE opera inspired street festival features a variety of food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, and opera performances.

Knox County
April 22, 2017

This farm offers a HUGE amount of entertainment in once place. Activities include a pumpkin patch, hayride, corn maze, pig races, playground, a large variety of yard games, sandbox, zip lines and more!

Monroe County

In addition to themed skating nights with general admission, this roller skating rink also offers birthday parties.

Average lunch/dinner price $13/general meals, $24/steaks

This locally owned East Tennessee chain is famous for it’s southern barbecue! They serve up ribs, pulled pork, steak, burgers, wings, salads, sandwiches, and more!

Sevier County

This fun make-and-take art studio allows you to create stunning farmhouse-style home decor. Projects include rustic pallet wood wall hangings, sewing projects and more!

This studio also offers summer art camps for kids.

Knox County

This paint studio provides step by step instructions to help you create stunning works of art. The studio includes sessions for both adults and kids. Birthday parties are available.

The children’s museum features a variety of educational classes and hands-on exhibits. Exhibits include a rain forest room, model trains, waterworks, a bird room, doll house, historical toys, nature room, Native American history and much more! The museum also has a birthday party room that can be rented for private events.

In addition to daily educational fun and birthday parties, the museum offers STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) based spring and summer day camps. The camps allow kids to experience hands-on learning in a variety of themes.

Pick-Your-Own Crops: strawberries, raspberries and a variety of fresh vegetables

Educational tours are available for schools and groups.

This art studio provides classes specifically for kids. Classes include painting, drawing, sculpting, and more! This studio also holds an annual chalk drawing event at Maryville college, Chalk the Walk. Summer camp programs are also available. This studio is associated with Fine Arts Blount.

This members only tennis club offers a variety of options for both kids and adults. Memberships include 6 month, year long and summer options.

Knoxville Racquet Club also offers week long Tennis and Adventure camps in the summer. The camps offer tenis instruction and are geared towards kids ages 6 – 12


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