25 Things To Do With Kids In Birmingham

We know that summer bucket lists look a lot different this year as we continue to work on social distancing, but there are still plenty of things to do, here are our ideas for you!

Buildings of the Birmingham City skyline from railroad park

25 Things To Do With Kids In Birmingham

Where to See Animals:

Birmingham Zoo
Oak Mountain Petting Zoo
Alabama Safari Park (just a short drive from Birmingham)

Birmingham Landmarks:

Vulcan Park and Museum:
Vulcan is the world’s largest cast iron statue; made of 100,000 pounds of iron and 56 feet tall, he stands at the top of Red Mountain overlooking the city of Birmingham. But Vulcan is more than just a statue—Vulcan Park and Museum features spectacular views of Birmingham, an interactive history museum that examines Vulcan and Birmingham’s story. Make sure to ask for the Scavenger Hunt – the kids will love exploring the grounds to complete the list.

Go on a Mural Scavenger Hunt:
Birmingham has become a hot spot for some really cool murals, spend a day tracking them down and see how many you can see. Check our guide here to get you started

Hiking and Exploring/Camping

Irondale Furnace Ruins Trail
Lakeshore/Jemison Trail
Moss Rock Preserve – hiking and bouldering
Oak Mountain State Park – Camping, biking, hiking, beach area with paddleboard, boat and canoe rentals.
Railroad Park –
Red Mountain Park – Beautiful hiking and biking trails and a Dog Park!
Rotary Trail
Ruffner Mountain
Tannehill State Park Hiking, Biking and camping
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve  (Please note that the water areas may still be closed due to Covid-19)


Saturday Cinemas with Babe Ruff at Legions Field:
Take your blankets relax and enjoy a Saturday night movie from the field or the stands.

Grand River Drive In:
The Drive In – Hangout is back with new amenities! Enjoy movies under the stars with refreshments from The Snack Shack, an off-leash dog park for the furry friends, a playground for the kiddos, a mini-golf course and yard games. Lawn chairs and laid-back attitudes welcome.

Free Friday Flicks

Outdoor Activities

Central Alabama Paintball Park – Check out our recent review from Kid Reporter, Emma
Visit a splash pad – Check out our list here
Botanical Gardens
Aldridge Gardens
Float the Cahaba
Desoto Caverns
Check out the faces in the trees at Orr Park in Montevallo

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