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Free Things To-Do in Birmingham with Kids

Want to go do something with the kids but don’t want to break the bank? Check out this list of free things to do in Birmingham!

  • Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens are a beautiful spot to take a stroll with the kiddos! The Botanical Gardens have so many options for exploring and walking around. The garden has small waterfalls, bridges, and a shady route to the Japanese gardens. All of these fun areas are also easily accessible for strollers.

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  • Sloss Furnace

Sloss Furnace gives you an amazing insight into the historical background of Birmingham. A free video is available before you enter for some additional information. Take your kids on a self-guided tour for spectacular views of the furnace and to see lots of old architecture. 

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  • Playgrounds/Parks

Birmingham has lots to offer when it comes to parks and playgrounds. Check out our Birmingham Playground guide for favorite parks around town! 

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  • Birmingham Museum of Art

Explore a whole new world of creativity at the Birmingham Art Museum. It’s not every day you get to see beautiful pieces on display for completely free! The museum also has hands-on spaces for your kids to play around with activities that will keep them entertained for hours.

  • Murals/Sightseeing

Birmingham is known for its colorful murals scattered around everywhere you go. Here is our mural guide for a fun trip around town to find them all.

  • Citywalk

¬†Citywalk Bham is a newest addition to Birmingham’s free activities! City Walk offers 10 blocks of fun including a playground, skating rink, skatepark, and many other activity areas. The kids will love this new attraction.

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  • Aldridge Gardens

Aldridge Gardens is open from 8am – 7pm daily and is a great place too feed some geese and stroll around the lake. Picnic tables are available if you want to pack and lunch

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