12 ways to entertain your kids in Birmingham on a budget

USFL and kids
Scenes from the Birmingham Stallions v. New Jersey Generals inaugural USFL game on April 16, 2022. (Jacob Blankenship/Bham Now)

Everyone loves a good deal, especially if you have multiple mouths to feed. In no particular order, we’ve gathered some of the best deals for families with kids in Birmingham. Keep reading for all the details.

1. Bruster’s

You scream, we all scream for Bruster’s ice cream. The youngest family member—those under 40 inches—can receive a free Baby Cone at Bruster’s. Let’s go!

2. Cajun Steamer Bar & Grill

Mother’s Day is around the corner, so treat your mama to $3 mimosas, $4 Bloody Marys and Screwdrivers at Cajun Steamer Bar & Grill. Who wouldn’t want a deal with good seafood?


Welcome to sushi paradise. (Umami Birmingham)

Visit UMAMI in Lakeview on Sunday for ten-dollar sushi rolls. That’s a deal you won’t want to miss!

4. Taziki’s

What all started in Birmingham, Taziki’s has grown across the southeastern states bringing the love of Mediterranean food with them. They have daily lunch deals for adults and their kids’ meals are between $5-$10, making Taziki’s an affordable outing for families with kids.

5. Eugene’s Hot Chicken

Eugene's Hot Chicken
Their greens stay in my head rent-free. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Every Tuesday Birmingham’s beloved Eugene’s is serving up free meals for kids on Tuesdays. remember only one kid’s meal free per adult meal, dine-in only for kids under 10.


Touchdown! (Jacob Blankenship/Bham Now)

If your fam is a fan of football, then you want to know about this deal. USFL offers $10 GA tickets and kids 15 and under get in free. For every adult ticket, you get up to 3 free kid tickets. That’s a deal!

7. Barons

Birmingham Barons, baseball
Who wouldn’t want a dollar dog? (Bham Now)

Celebrate family game night at Regions Field by watching the Barons run the bases. You’ll be glad to hear that every Tuesday you can take your fam to chow down on one-dollar hot dogs.

Check out their schedule to find out what other awesome deals they have like School Day and Thirsty Thursdays.

8. Bowlero

Bring your family to celebrate Kids Fest at Bowlero where kids under 18 have one free hour of bowling. Come down on May 21st from 10AM-2PM. There will also be $2 cookies and hot dogs.

9. Top Golf

topgolf 12 ways to entertain your kids in Birmingham on a budget
Hey, batter batter, swing—wait, that’s the wrong sport. (Bham Now)

Start swinging cause the game prices at Top Golf are half off every Tuesday. It’ll be fun for the whole family, plus you’ll have extra spending money for a few rounds of their tasty cheese dip.

10. McWane Center

McWane, Ninja Turtles
Make a memorable experience! (Olivia Moses / Bham Now)

The McWane Center is a great place for adults and kids to have fun without breaking the bank. Kids under 2 years old can enter free of charge and the tickets for kids ages 2-12 are between $8 and $15.

11. Dave and Buster’s

If you love the arcade then you and your fam should dedicate Wednesdays as your family game night. At Dave and Buster’s all games are half-priced, ALL day. That’s what I’m talking about!

12. Birmingham Children’s Theatre

Birmingham Children’s Theatre has so many enriching activities that parents and kids love. The Teddy Bear’s Picnic is their next show that you’ll want to attend. This event is not something you’ll want to miss if you’re a fan of creativity. Get tickets today!

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Summer Guffey
Summer Guffey

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