Having a fun time in Pigeon Forge with your family doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, you may be surprised by all of the exciting things to do in Pigeon Forge for free!
1. Watch the Fountain Show at The Island
You will love watching your kids be in awe as they observe the jetted fountains at The Island in Pigeon Forge dance and move to the music playing over the attraction’s loudspeakers. Running on 30-minute intervals, the fountains are synchronized to a variety of songs from all genres, so there is something for everyone to enjoy during the show.
The fountain show starts every day at 10 a.m. and lasts well into the evening. This means that you have the chance to enjoy two distinct versions of this lively show, during the day and at night.
For a sneak peek of what to expect from The Island Show Fountain, watch this video!
In between sessions, you and your family can sit back and relax to the sounds of the fountain’s waterfall in the complimentary rocking chairs found around the area or you can stroll through all of the storefronts found at The Island.
Click here to learn more about The Island Show Fountain.
2. Enjoy a Picnic
Nothing beats having the chance to enjoy a peaceful family picnic, especially when you are on vacation in Pigeon Forge. Not only does this experience give you and your loved ones an excuse to get outside and enjoy the lush natural beauty our area has to offer, but it also gives you a chance to enjoy a family meal without breaking the bank. A picnic can be as simple as some freshly-made sandwiches and a bag of chips, or you always swing by one of the delicious restaurants in the area and pick up a meal to go.
Our favorite parks to have a picnic in Pigeon Forge are:
- Patriot Park: http://www.cityofpigeonforge.com/parks-patriotpark.aspx
- Wear Farm City Park: http://www.cityofpigeonforge.com/wears-farm-city-park.aspx
The Old Mill Square is the perfect place to spend a relaxed afternoon in Pigeon Forge. This is where you and your family can find a variety of unique shops, storefronts, and restaurants, as well as where you can find one of the oldest working grist mills in the Smoky Mountains, The Old Mill.
However, it is not The Old Mill that has earned The Old Mill Square a spot on our list of the best kid-friendly things to do in Pigeon Forge for free. It is the lively ducks that also call the square home that make this a great way to spend the afternoon.
You and your kids will love taking an old loaf of bread or a few dinner rolls left over from the night before and watching as the ducks splash and swim to race each other for the crumbs.
Click here to learn more about the fun things to do at The Old Mill Square.
4. Look For Free Child Admission at Pigeon Forge Shows
There is no better way to wrap up a day of exploring all of the fun and free things to do in Pigeon Forge with kids than treating yourselves to one of the exciting shows in the area. From music celebrations to laughter to magic and more, there are several shows in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg that offer free admission for children.
This means that you and your family will get to enjoy all of the best shows the area has to offer without stretching your wallet. Talk about a great way to extend your vacation budget!
Click here for a full list of all of our favorite Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge shows that offer free admission for children.
To continue your search for free things to do in Pigeon Forge with kids, don’t forget to check out our Freedom Fun Pass. With this pass, you and your family will earn one free adult admission ticket to all of the area’s most popular attractions for each paid night of your stay.