7 kid-friendly spring break activities in Birmingham, including Go Fly a Kite Day

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The feeling when spring break finally hits explained in one photo. Photo via TreeTop Family Adventure.

Are you looking for ways to entertain the kiddos during spring break? Here are some great kid and family-friendly activities to consider in Birmingham.

Spring Break 2019 at the Birmingham Zoo

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Flamingos at the Birmingham Zoo. Photo via Birmingham Zoo

Animals, activities and a whole lot of adventure can be found at the Birmingham Zoo. Especially during their week-long spring break event. Each day during March 23-31, you’ll find something exciting going on. Here’s a look at some of the fun to be had:

Full Moon BBQ Wild Slide: Daily, 9AM-4:45PM
Goat Walk: Daily, 9:30AM
Red Diamond Express Train: Daily, 10AM-2PM
Schaeffer Eye Center Lorikeet Aviary: Daily, 10AM-4PM
Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter: Daily, 10AM-3PM
Red Diamond Sea Lion Show: Daily, 10AM and 2PM
UAB Callahan Eye Hospital Wildlife Show: Daily, 11AM
Animal Greetings: Daily, 2:30PM
Predator Zone Lion Training: Daily, 11:30AM and 3PM

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Lorakeets and more at the Birmingham Zoo. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

Date: March 23-31
Location: 2630 Cahaba Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Hours: Every Day–9AM-5PM
Price: Varies

Annual Go Fly a Kite Day

Birmingham Park and Recreation and the Southern Museum of Flight have joined together to host an exciting event—Go Fly a Kite Day.

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Go Fly a Kite Day in Birmingham. Photo submitted

This annual event is tons of fun and is perfect for families. There will be free kites, snacks and drinks available. All ages are welcome!

Date: Thurday, March 28
Location: East Lake Park. 1st Ave N. And 84th St. 
Time: 9AM-1PM
Price: FREE
More info: 205.836.1661

Family Birdwatching in the Garden

Does your family enjoy nature and wildlife? Then be sure to fly over to Birmingham Botanical Gardens on March 30 for Family Birdwatching in the Garden.

Greg Harbor with Birmingham Audubon will be there teaching participants all about identifying birds by their markings and songs. You will also learn how to use the eBird database to keep a list of bird sightings—all while helping researchers study bird population dynamics. 

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What birds will your kids see and discover? Photo via Birmingham Audubon

Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
Date: Sat., March 30
Time: 9:30-11:30AM
Price: Members–$8 (child + 1 adult); Non-Members–$10 (child + 1 adult); $5 for each additional family member
Contact: 205.414.3950
RegisterOak Mountain Demonstration Farm

Oak Mountain Demonstration Farm

If your kids love farm animals, there’s one to go—the Demonstration Farm at Oak Mountain State Park.

Home to goats, ducks, pigs, peacocks, miniature horses and the sweetest and softest donkeys you’ll ever meet, this is a must visit during spring break.

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You can pet and feed animals, including donkeys at Oak Mountain Demonstration Farm. Photo by Bham Now

Location: Oak Mountain Demonstration Farm. John Findlay Dr., Pelham, AL 35124
Hours: Daily–7AM-5PM
Price: FREE to visit; Animal Feed Bags–$1 each

Homewood Patriot Park

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Fun at Homewood Patriot Park. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

Being out of school is a great opportunity to get the kids outdoors. So venture to one of Birmingham’s many great parks. A personal favorite of mine is Patriot Park in Homewood. It has some fun equipment for kids, but it also has lots of green space to run, play and picnic.

Psst! Hero Doughnuts is right across the street, so be sure to grab a special treat for you and the kiddos to enjoy during those few days of freedom.

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Patriot Park in Homewood. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

Location: 710 Oak Grove Rd., Homewood, AL 35209
Price: FREE

TreeTop Family Adventure

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Go Kart fun at TreeTop Family Adventure. Photo submitted

For nonstop spring break entertainment, the kids will love TreeTop Adventure. Attractions include:

  • Arcade
  • Animaltrax
  • Go Karts
  • Kid Zone (3-story indoor playground)
  • Laster Tag
  • Lazer Frenzy Maze
  • Miniature Bowling
  • Miniature Golf (18 holes)
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Have an exciting spring break at TreeTop Family Adventure in Birmingham. Photo submitted

TreeTop Adventure has special spring break hours from March 23-March 21, too. Check them out below!

Location: 1012 Dunnavent Valley Rd., Birmingham, Al 35242
Hours: Mon.-Thurs.–10AM-7PM; Fri.-Sat.–10AM-9PM; Sun.–Noon-8PM
Price: $7.50-$14.95 per person

Spring Fever at McWane Science Center

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Fun at McWane Science Center. Photo submitted

There’s no better time to visit McWane Science Center than during their Spring Fever event. Now through April, McWane will be hosting all sort of great events and activities. Some include:

From March 25-29, it is Brain Awareness Week at McWane. During this time you’ll discover all sorts of brainy activities, so be sure to visit everyone’s favorite science museum for lots of excitement and education. I promise your kids won’t even realize they’re learning because they’ll be having too much fun!

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Kids of all ages love McWane Science Center. Photo submitted

Location:200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203Hours:
Contact: Mon.-Fri.–9AM-5PM; Sat.–10AM-6PM; Sun.–Noon-6PM
Price: Varies

What will your kids be doing during spring break 2019?

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