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Things to Do with Family in Memphis

As the weather warms up, you might consider visiting Memphis with your children and grandchildren. Hearthside Senior Living is located in Collierville, just 35 minutes away from Memphis on Highway 240, making it easy for you to stop in and enjoy a day in the Bluff City. If you’re not sure which activities and attractions would be suitable for the young and old alike, check out our list of things to do with family in Memphis.

Things to Do with Family in Memphis

Children’s Museum of Memphis

Featuring hands-on exhibits, playful programs, and interactive areas, the Children’s Museum of Memphis is a great place for families of all ages to explore. It includes a flight simulator, a hot air balloon, a wind tunnel, the cockpit of a real plane, an art studio, a disco dance room, a kid’s grocery store, and more.

The Big Backyard at the Botanic Gardens

A family garden, the Big Backyard at the Botanic Gardens allows kids to climb, build things, make music, and splash around on hot days. Because some of the features rotate based on the season, there is always something new to explore. Plus, admission is included with entry to the Botanic Garden.

March of the Peabody Ducks

A charming and elegant hotel known for its Southern hospitality, the Peabody is a lovely place to stay during your visit. But even if you don’t book a room, stop by at 11am or 5pm to watch the five resident Mallard ducks march through the Grand Lobby for a swim in the fountain. It’s a silly, fun, and very unique tradition.

Shelby Farms Park

The largest urban park in the United States, Shelby Farms has something for everyone: horseback riding, bike trails, playgrounds, fishing, space to fly kites, and more. On a nice day, you can’t beat Shelby Farms Park.

National Civil Rights Museum

No matter what your age, you will learn something new at the Civil Rights Museum. The exhibits and displays offer a moving and educational experience, telling the story of America’s civil rights history. The museum is very well organized and informative as well, stretching from the transatlantic slave trade to modern events.

Memphis Zoo

What kid doesn’t enjoy a trip to the zoo? More than 3,500 animals call the Memphis Zoo home, from penguins and pelicans to komodo dragons and a baby orangutan (born on March 19, 2016). To view the entire property, plan to spend three to five hours at the park, and if you have trouble getting around, consider taking a guided tram tour for a small fee. The zoo also hosts events like Zoo Boo (for Halloween) and Zoo Lights (for Christmas).


So of all these things to do with family in Memphis, which option strikes your fancy? Discuss your options with your kids and grandchildren, and if you can’t decide, try to do them all in one whirlwind weekend!

Are you on the hunt for an assisted living community near Memphis or Collierville? If so, be sure to check out Hearthside Senior Living of Collierville. We have been providing exceptional senior living care for over 50 years. You can expect spacious apartments and convenient services and amenities, such as exercise classes, a beautiful dining room, and group activities. If you’re interested in learning more about the community or scheduling a tour, please give us a call at 901-854-6590 or click here. We look forward to hearing from you!

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