What can my kids get involved with after-school and on weekends?

After-school and weekend kids’ activities, sports, and lessons of all types are available in Greater Memphis. 

  • Memphis Parent magazine and the East Memphis Moms blog are good starting points for research; both include a robust list of options.
  • The Triple-A Memphis Redbirds play at AutoZone Park and host special-themed nights, where kids receive free ice cream sandwiches or ballpark nachos, and can run around the bases after the game.
  • For the sports-enthusiast in the family, the Memphis 901 FC Soccer team play their matches in the evenings and on weekends.
  • For nature-seeking kids, Lichterman Nature Center is a 65-acre green space that is home to a variety of plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals, and offers educational exhibits. 
  • The Art Project is a kid-friendly art studio that hosts an Art Free Play class where kids from ages one to 12 can come and explore their creative side with total abandon. 
  • High Point Climbing is a world-class rock-climbing gym that offers a range of activities for the whole family, such as yoga, fitness classes, and a kid zone, where children ages three and up can climb and explore. 
  • The Bluff City is a short drive from several great American destinations, from Atlanta, Georgia to St. Louis, Missouri. Find What’s Nearby provides helpful guides to a few places of note—and most are less than a six-hour drive from downtown.
photo of AutoZone Park entrance

There are lots of different options for extracurricular activities. Both of my kids played tennis just a few minutes from my house; my daughter took classical music lessons and did School of Rock, and my son played soccer through community groups and at school.

line drawing of Mondira Kundu

Mondira Kundu


East Memphis