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.  

Skater at Tobey Park skate park

A skateboarder at the Tobey Park Skate Park. © Karen Pulfer Focht

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