The 8 Best Things to do in Birmingham AL with Kids

Winter break is close-by. The kids are home and you’re looking for things to do in Birmingham AL with kids. I’ve got you covered. I have 6 of my own kids and we are constantly looking for things to do as a family to capitalize not the empty summer months. If you don’t have any travel planned I’ve compiled a list of things you can do to enjoy the local area with your kids. In fact, why not use this list as family entertainment throughout the year? If you find yourself with a free week off of school, all the things on this list can easily be enjoyed throughout the year.

Things to do in Birmingham AL with kids

Birmingham Zoo. Who doesn’t love a zoo? Can you believe it, but I have never been to Birmingham’s zoo before. Keep in mind that they are closed on Monday and Tuesday so this activity is best enjoyed either not the weekend or later in the week. The Birmingham Zoo is one of the easiest ways to enjoy one of the many things to do in Birmingham AL with your kids since they have everything from rides to events and attractions….oh. And also animals! The animal encounters especially are such a crowd pleaser for little ones.

McWane Science Center. With an early education center and science camps McWane Science Center has really come through for the needs of parents looking for things to do in Birmingham AL with kids. Homeschool families can also rejoice. They have a whole section on their website dedicated to resources for homeschool families. I know I will be looking into the homeschool labs for my own children. What a fantastic resource!

Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham. Things to do in Birmingham AL should definitely include this park because if you live outside the city it is just a short drive and this looks like such a fun day adventure if you want to travel during the summer but you just don’t have the bandwidth to arrange hotels and travel details. Or if you’re expecting a baby and really can’t travel by plane etc…Little boys especially will enjoy this park that celebrates the industrial heritage of this central Alabama city.

Activities for children in Birmingham AL

Southern Museum of Flight. Another activity for any parents of young boys. Airplane museums can be enjoyed by all even if you are like me and only have daughters. The history and excitement behind aviation and flight will be a great family outing for everyone. They offer tours, simulations, camps and field trips. This should definitely be on your list for things to do in Birmingham AL with kids during the year.

Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. If this sounds unusual to you, it did to me too. But its really one of the best easy things to do in Birmingham AL that doesn’t take a whole lot of planning. I know that just parenting small children can really take up so much brain space that there is little left over to plan the details of a big outing! Sloss is a national historical landmark that you can tour with a guide or on your own and celebrates the steel and iron industry that impacted the growth of Birmingham.

Birminghams Red Mountain Park. Explore the many gorgeous trails, bring the family dog to play the dog park or let your little ones grow with the sensory trail experience. Getting outdoors is always a good idea. Don’t underestimate the value of national parks when you’re looking for great things to do in Birmingham AL with the family.

Easy things to do in Birmingham AL with kids

Statue of Liberty Replica. Did you know this existed?? Before moving to Alabama I had no idea. But its one of the quick and easy things to do in Birmingham AL that will bring joy to the whole family. Simple and easy afternoon to visit the biggest replica of the statue of liberty in the world.

Moss Rock Preserve. I maybe saved the best for last. This is one of the things to do in Birmingham AL that will inspire you to get out in nature more. Waterfalls and forests that will stun you with how beautiful thay are. Lots of history can be found in these woods and it doesn’t cost anything to explore on your own.

Hopefully your year will be filled with fun activities and some of these things to do in Birmingham AL with kids. I know I’m going to use this list to entertain my own family adventures!

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