By Ben Lawson
When hunting for summer, after school and weekend activities, Seymour kids routinely turn to Knoxville or Sevierville.
“There’s nothing to do here,” said a Seymour mother with children at the intermediate and middle schools.
She said her family was thrilled that the new South Knox Chick-fil-A has an indoor playground and said she and several other parents will be splitting Dollywood season passes to give their kids some fun this summer. She also lamented the lack of a local public pool.
There are a few options available. The Seymour Public Library offers a summer reading program, churches host Vacation Bible School programs, and the Boys & Girls Club will hold longer summer hours. Several community sports programs are also available, including the American Youth Soccer Organization.
But with larger entertainment centers within an hour’s drive, Seymour parents continue to make the commute for some summer entertainment.
To combat this problem a local developer has considered bringing a family activity center to Seymour.
The center would include arcade games, a deli, and other activities that families and children can enjoy closer to home.
However, the developer would first like to hear the opinions of Seymour residents before he makes any concrete plans.
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Seymour Kids Look Elsewhere for Fun
By Ben Lawson