2017 Indoor Summer Fun in Birmingham

Let’s face it.. It gets downright hot here in the summer months and finding a place to cool off and still keep the kids busy becomes a must.. Here are some ideas for beating the heat with some indoor fun.

Indoor Summer Fun in Birmingham


We all love our trampoline parks and Birmingham has plenty to choose from:

Surge Trampoline Park and Urban Air are both conveniently located in Homewood. Steel City Jump Park is located inside the Phoenix Movie theater, meaning you can combine a free movie with some jump time!

Also check out, Air Walk and Sky Zone

If indoor bounce houses are more your speed, check out Pump It up in Pelham or Trussville.


My kids love to climb and we always try to work that on to our Summer Bucket List: Birmingham Boulders and First Avenue Rocks are great for that!


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Roller Skating – check their site for Summer hours.

Cool off with some Ice Skating at the Pelham Civic Complex. Times for public skate sessions vary by day, check their schedule before you go!


McWane Science Center is always a great source for year round indoor fun, from Camps to special summer programming and traveling Exhibits, there’s something there for all ages!

Let’s Play Birmingham is an indoor play gym located down 280 and perfect for the littles. Don’t forget your socks!

Ultra Blast Laser Combat Center and Game Zone are great options for some Laser Tag Fun!

Kids Bowl Free is a great program to take advantage of during the summer. Registered kids receive 2 free games each day all summer long at participating locations. *Shoe Rental not included. Vestavia Bowl isn’t included in the Free Bowling, but have some pretty great specials you should definitely check out.

Other indoor play centers around Birmingham are Trussville Playstation and Treetop Adventure.


The libraries have amazing programs throughout the year but during the summer they all kick it up a notch to help promote Summer Reading. Most all local libraries participate so if you’re looking to mix things up, pick a new library to try, you never know what you might find!

Birmingham Museum of Art isn’t usually what we think of first when we start thinking about fun for young kids, but you might be surprised at the fun programming they offer through Bart’s Art Cart and Bart’s Books. If you’re unsure about taking your child to the museum they have a useful guide on their site for navigating the art and even offer a downloadable Scavenger Hunt to print off before you go.

Don’t forget to keep on eye on our Events Calendar for even more fun happening around Birmingham.

What are some of your favorite places to visit and keep cool while keeping the kiddos busy during the summer?

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