20 Kid-Friendly Things To Do In Memphis This Summer

Looking for ways to fill your summer with Memphis fun? Look no further.

Bonus: Most of the activities listed here cost less than $10 per person – and most are fun for adults, too.

1. Have milkshakes at historic A. Schwab on Beale

2. Explore the state-of-the-art Woodland Discovery Playground at Shelby Farms Park

3. Go see a movie at the Pink Palace’s CTI 3D Giant Theater

4. Immerse yourselves in essential history at the National Civil Rights Museum (free most Monday afternoons for Tennessee residents)

5. See the march of the Peabody Ducks

6. Try the “Lemonade of the Day” at LUNCHBOX Eats

7. Play in My Big Backyard at Memphis Botanic Garden

8. Splash somewhere:

9. Take your picture at all the I Love Memphis murals. (For even more murals and public art around town, check out Memphis Art Project.)

10. Pick something from the list of 100 Things to Eat in Memphis and go eat it

Jerrys Sno Cones

11. Pick something sweet at Jones Orchard

12. Take advantage of Wacky Wednesdays at the Brooks Museum of Art

13. Visit a local bookstore:

14. Wait in line for a Jerry’s Sno Cone

15. Try a change of scenery: If you’re in the ‘burbs or East Memphis, go to Germantown Municipal Park. If you’re Downtown or Midtown, try Tom Lee Park.

16. Take a trip to Summer Avenue’s Golf & Games Family Park for putt-putt, go-karts, bumper boats and more

17. Find a food truck for lunch or dinner

18. Go to a Redbirds game

19. Check out the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum

20. Go to the indoor trampoline park

Holly Whitfield