Birmingham, Alabama is a jewel of the South. It’s got everything you could ask for in a city with the charm of a small town. If you’re like us, you love finding new and exciting things to do with your family. After all, who doesn’t love an excuse to head out on the town for a good time? Just for you, we’ve put together a list of our top family activities in Birmingham.
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Gather the family and head down to your local Pinspiration craft studio! You’ll have such a blast creating something uniquely yours that you’ll want to come back time and time again. Choose from the trendiest projects, including building your own vision board to making your own soy candles, painted canvases, acrylic pour, pallet boards, kids’ toys, and many more unforgettable crafts. Pinspiration is all about turning craft ideas from Pinterest into reality. All you have to do is select the project that you’re most interested in, and we’ll handle sourcing its supplies and cleaning up afterward! They offer projects for all ages. Throw paint around like confetti in our Splatter Room or create a custom dream catcher to make sure all your family’s dreams come true. Click HERE for more information.
For your next family activity, enjoy some fresh air by taking a trip to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Spend the day cruising through 67 acres of unique gardens, lakes, greenhouses, outdoor sculptures and several miles of walking paths. There is even a library, a conservatory, an education center, and a lecture hall. When you start getting hungry, head to their restaurant which offers delicious meals a la carte. Don’t forget all of the great areas to capture the perfect photo! The best part? It’s completely free to enter. Click HERE for more information.
Why not spend a weekend amongst the animal kingdom by stopping by the Birmingham Zoo? With over half a million visitors each year and 230 different species of animals, you’re bound to have an incredible time. If you’re a family of animal lovers, you’ll be delighted to hear that this zoo has become a leader in animal conservation and is home to endangered species from six different continents! Spend the day feeding giraffes or try your luck getting wet at the Sea Lion Splash Show. What could be better than exploring the wonder of some of the most beautiful creatures in the world? Perfect for families with children. Click HERE for more information.
Take the crew out to a ball game for your next family outing. At Regions Field, you can sit back and relax in the Alabama sunshine, munch on pretzels and hot dogs, sip on an icy, cold beer and watch as the Barons swing away and run the bases. Stand up and cheer on the players or use this as an opportunity to sit back and relax. There’s something so simple and nostalgic about heading to a baseball game, making it the perfect way to connect with your loved ones. Click HERE to learn more.
Make your next family activity a walk in the park – literally. Pack up a basket full of all your favorite snacks, grab a throw blanket and head to Railroad Park for a special scenic picnic. Spend the day roaming through over 600 trees, endless flowers, beautiful paths and numerous water features such as lakes, wetlands, ponds, and streams. Railroad park also offers beautiful views of the city, so it’s a great place to relax any time of day. The next time we have great weather, definitely make it a point to enjoy this beautiful area. Click HERE more information.
Maybe you’d prefer to take a more refined, educational approach to your family activities. If that sounds more your pace, then stroll through the many galleries of famous artwork at the Birmingham Museum of Art. More than 26,000 paintings, drawings, prints, and decorative arts can be found throughout the Museum, dating from ancient times to modern-day wonders. Lucky for you and the gang, this museum is completely free to enter, besides the occasional special event they host. Make your family weekend a work of art by perusing this fantastic museum! Click HERE for more information.
7. Top Golf
Hit a hole-in-one by taking your family to Top Golf! No matter the skill levels in your group, everyone is bound to have a great time. There’s no pressure to have the best swing or get the most points, it’s all about spending the day with delicious food, tasty drinks, and good company. It’s good fun for all ages. Settle in and enjoy your own climate-controlled hitting bay with HDTVs and lounge chairs while you laugh and swing your way through another great family outing! Click HERE for more information.
If you’re a foodie, like so many of us are these days, spend your next family activity browsing the Pepper Place Market for some of the freshest and most unique ingredients you’ll find in Birmingham. Come together with your loved ones and create a dinner masterpiece with your fantastic purchases! This market connects local family farmers within a 100-mile radius to the residents of the city, providing over 100 tents worth of goodness for visitors of all ages. From hybrid heirloom tomatoes to berries, herbs, cheese, meats, and breads, you’ll find everything you’ll need to create a memorable dinner together as a family. Click HERE for more information.
Take a classy approach to your next family activity by treating yourselves to an evening at The Lyric. This historic theater was built in 1914 for vaudeville shows, meaning it was specifically designed to maximize the acoustics and close seating needed for such shows. The Lyric is one of the last theaters in existence that was designed this way, making it quite the historic landmark. Your kids will love being a part of history, and your partner will delight in viewing one of their fantastic shows. Today, you can attend the symphony, ballets and even opera performances here. Get your tickets today! Click HERE to learn more.
Your family outing is going to be amazing no matter what you choose to do. The Birmingham area has so much to offer. As long as you try something new, get creative and surround yourself with the people you love the most, you really can’t go wrong. So get out there and make some incredible new memories!
In Pinspiration’s Main Studio, you can create your own DIY themed events perfect for parties big or small! Our popular crafting projects will not only bring you and your friends/family together, you’ll have the perfect souvenir to take home – plus, let us worry about the mess and clean-up! All you need to think about is where you’re going to display it – book an appointment at pinspiration.com