92+ Things to Do With Kids in Birmingham

92+ places to go, things to do, and places to play - with family

By Jess Searcy January 27, 2018

Things to do and places to go with kids in Birmingham, Mountain Brook, Homewood, Vestavia Hills, Hoover, Pelham, Helena, Alabaster and surrounding areas.  Birmingham is an amazing place to visit with family.  Even better if you live here, and have time to turn this list into a bucket list! Don't miss the interactive google map showing you where all these places are, at the end of this list.  Places are generally listed in order of location from north to south.

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Crestwood Park (Birmingham)

Linn Park (Birmingham)

Avondale Park (Birmingham)

Kelly Ingram Park (Birmingham)

Triangle Park (Birmingham/Mountain Brook)

Railroad Park (Birmingham)

Crestline Tot Lot (Mountain Brook)

Vulcan Park and Museum (Birmingham)

Jemison Park (Mountain Brook)

Homewood Central Park (Homewood)

Overton Park (Homewood)

Patriot Park (Homewood)

Byrd Park (Vestavia)

Wald Park (Vestavia)

Aldridge Gardens (Hoover)

Veterans Park (Hoover)

Wildflower Park (Hoover)

Heardmont Park (Hoover)

Helena Park (Helena)

Cahaba Lily Park (Helena)

Joe Tucker Park (Helena)

Fun Go Holler Park (Pelham)

Buck Creek Park (Alabaster)

Veterans Park (Alabaster)

Orr Park (Montevallo)

Best Places to Hike and Explore

Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve (Birmingham)

Red Mountain Park (Homewood/Vestavia)

Moss Rock Preserve (Hoover)

Oak Mountain State Park (Pelham)

Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park (McCalla)

Ebenezer Swamp Ecological Preserve (Montevallo)

Indoor Play Places

Steel City Jump Park (Mountain Brook)

Urban Air Trampoline Park (Homewood)

Surge Trampoline Park (Homewood)

Let's Play (Oak Mountain/280)

Skates 280 (Oak Mountain/280)

Next Levl Extreme Air Sports (Hoover and Oak Mountain/280)

Roller Motion Skate Center (Bessemer)

Altitude Trampoline Park (Helena)

Pump It Up (Pelham)

Game Zone Laser Tag Center (Pelham)

Pelham Civic Complex (Pelham)

Arcades and Amusement Centers

BumperNets (Hoover)

Adventure Park at Grants Mill (Irondale)

Vestavia Bowl (Vestavia)

Dave and Busters (Hoover)

Brunswick Zone Riverview Lanes (Oak Mountain/280)

Chuck E. Cheese (Vestavia and Oak Mountain/280)

Autobahn Indoor Speedway and Events (Bessemer)

Treetop Family Adventure (280)

Oak Mountain Lanes (Pelham)

Hooligans Family Fun (Alabaster)

Museums and Science Centers

Southern Museum of Flight (Birmingham)

Alabama Sports Hall of Fame (Birmingham)

Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham)

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum (Leeds)

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham)

McWane Science Center (Birmingham)

Vulcan Park and Museum (Birmingham)

Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum (Calera)

Christenberry Planetarium at Samford University (Homewood)

Visit the Animals

Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve (Birmingham)

Birmingham Zoo (Birmingham)

Oak Mountain Petting Farm (Pelham)

Alabama Wildlife Center (Pelham)

Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens (Birmingham)

Aldridge Gardens (Hoover)

Shopping Malls

The Outlet Shops of Grand River (Leeds)

Brookwood Village (Homewood)

The Summit Birmingham (Vestavia)

Riverchase Galleria (Hoover)

Where to Go Swim or Splash

Norwood Swimming Pool (Birmingham)

E.O. Jackson Swimming Pool (Birmingham)

East Thomas Park Swimming Pool (Birmingham)

MLK Jr. Swimming Pool (Birmingham)

Crestwood Swimming Pool (Birmingham)

Underwood Swimming Pool (Birmingham)

Memorial Swimming Pool (Birmingham)

Birmingham Zoo Splash Pad (Birmingham)

Cahaba River Walk (Mountain Brook)

Cooper Green Swimming Pool (Birmingham)

Sicard Hollow Athletic Complex Splash Pad (Vestavia)

Wald Park Civic Center and Pool (Vestavia)

Explore Playground and Splash Pad (Hoover)

Alabama Splash Adventure (Bessemer)

Oak Mountain State Park Beach (Pelham/Oak Mountain)

Veterans Park Dog Park Splash Pad (Alabaster)

See a Movie

Coyote Drive-in Theater (Leeds)

McWane Center Imax (Birmingham)

AMC Vestavia Hills 10 (Vestavia)

AMC Summit 16 (Vestavia)

AMC Classic Lorna Ridge 10 (Hoover)

AMC Patton Creek 15 (Hoover)

AMC Lee Branch 15 (Oak Mountain/280)

AmStar Cinemas (Alabaster)

Interactive Google Map (CLICK)

Day Trips

Would you rather get out of town?  Be sure to check out and book mark our round-up of 79 Day Trips from Birmingham, Alabama.

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Macaroni Kid South Birmingham is a free weekly e-newsletter and website focused on fun family events and things to do with kids in the South Birmingham region. We gather together all kinds of local family events and activities each week, and add useful information about classes, family-focused businesses, book and product reviews, recipes, crafts, school and camp guides and more. We proudly serve families in downtown Birmingham, Mountain Brook, Homewood, Vestavia Hills, Hoover, Pelham, the Oak Mountain and 280 area, Helena and Alabaster.