Recreation and Attractions

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BURRITT ON THE MOUNTAIN
3101 Burritt Drive
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
256-536-2882
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Huntsville’s first and oldest Museum, Burritt on the Mountain, is a unique Huntsville Treasure sitting atop Monte Sano Mountain, overlooking the city of Huntsville. Burritt provides educational learning experiences for children and families monthly as well as hands on activities and festivals throughout the year. Come on up and visit us!

Often referred to Huntsville’s “Jewel on the Mountain,” Burritt Museum features the eclectic mansion, add a historic park with restored 19th century houses including barnyard and animals. Perfect for a fall day on the Mountain. They host children’s CAMP and coming up they have several Holiday events as well. Highly recommended family location in Huntsville. – Elizabeth C.
SA-logoSPIRITED ART
5000 Whitesburg Drive, Suite 130
Huntsville, AL 35802
256-883-3353
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Spirited Art is a completely original night out – so easy, so fun, and so stress-free! In each class, our talented instructors show you step-by-step how to create your own masterpiece that you can be proud of and take home at the end of the night. Don’t worry if you can’t even draw a stick person, if you know your letters, shapes and colors then you are prepared to learn how to paint! We are the perfect spot for: Girls Night Out – Date Nights – Kid/Tween Classes – Parent/Child Classes – Monthly Charity Nights – School Nights – Kids Birthday Parties – Private Parties and Corporate Team Building Events. All painting materials are provided! BYO Beverage and Snacks!

This is my absolute FAVORITE go to event for GNO! Can’t beat it, you can chat, drink wine and you don’t have to be artistic at all to come out with something really beautiful. Plus, my kids love it as well.- Kim H.

We Love your cheery location and have a great experience every time. Both our girls painted and both paintings turned out beautifully!! Wonderful teacher! – Stephanie D.

I brought my 16 year old daughter and 5 of her friends for a ‘Sweet 16′ party. It was a surprise to all of them and they absolutely loved it. I was impressed by how much fun they had and how good each of their paintings turned out. It made me and my husband both want to come back and do a class ourselves sometime. I’m glad your business is doing well, and hope it continues to thrive. We’ll be telling our friends about it! – Kay C.

ALEXANDER’S MARTIAL ARTS

51 Nance Road #104
Madison, AL
256.837.8624

My three kids and myself have gone here for 9 years. Besides martial arts training the kids learn character development and life skills such as respect, discipline, focus & confidence. We have developed strong friendships there. If you want your family to stay in shape as well as learn applicable life skills I highly recommend them to anyone. – Kim W.

ALL THINGS THEATRICAL

11156 County Line Road, Suite G
Madison, Alabama
(256) 683-8179

If a children’s theatre studio could secure a Tony Award, All Things Theatrical, Inc. of Madison, Alabama could. And yes, it’s that good.

The children’s shows here are so good – and they’re not just “good kid shows” either. Parents and other friends and guests will enjoy seeing the diversity of students and a variety of “triple threat” actors, dancers and singers, supported by agile, supportive adult production staff that help prepare these youngsters for performing in one of the most professional venues in North Alabama, The Von Braun Center Playhouse.

All Things Theatrical, led by Ms. Diann Dowdy, is a terrific place for children, whether they are shy and need to break out of their shell, or if they are really chatty and just need some focus. Aside from Ms. Dowdy’s excellent credentials, relevant education and real-world performance experience, she is creative and a joy to talk with as well. She is warm, friendly and approachable to children and parents.

Finally, the hidden gem of All Things Theatrical: they are committed to training the next generation of actors, and their Advanced Teen Program (A.T.P.) helps supplement or can even work in place of (if desired) high school theater programs as well. The A.T.P. prepares students who are considering pursuing a college degree or a career in the entertainment industry. The theater helps teens with pursuing scholarships, interviews and auditions like a professional.

As a parent of a very creative child who loves to entertain, I can honestly say that All Things Theatrical has been a blessing for my family. I highly recommend anyone with a child aged 4-17 try out a season. – Ana W.

BRICKS 4 KIDZ

1111 Wayne Road, Suite 2
Huntsville, AL
256-722-9183

My son attended a Lego Camp at Bricks4Kidz during Spring Break and had a great time. I highly recommend it for Camp, afterschool programs,etc. They also do Birthday parties. We plan on having my son’s party there this summer. When I asked Will what he would say about Lego Camp at Bricks4Kidz he said,”I love it.” – Teresa S.

We had our son’s 9th Birthday Party at Brick4Kidz and it was AWESOME! The kids were fully engaged/entertained the entire party. The Czarnota’s were very kind and patient with all of the kids. They encouraged the kids to be creative and have FUN. – Mary B.

EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC

2828 Drake Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805
(256)348-6634

Early childhood music is such a unique program that both of my children have been involved in since they were babies. The benefits it gives a child is amazing. I see their brains working and figuring things out and yet they are have fun. – Erica E.

HARMONY PARK SAFARI

431 Clouds Cove Road
Huntsville, AL 35803
256-723-3880

This place is fantastic. It’s the closest thing Huntsville has to a zoo and the people who run it are super nice. The drive-thru aspect of the “zoo” means no one gets too tired or hot. My whole family has a blast whenever we go! – Marisa S.

KIDVENTURE

500 Lanier Road
Madison, AL 35758
256-270-9990

Nice indoor play area for the kids, bounce houses, slides and playground equipment all on a soft floor. There are tables, desktop computers and free wifi for the older kids and adults. They always have something going on (face painting, easter pictures, coupon classes). – Beth C.

Kidventure is our climate controlled fun year round!It is an awesome indoor playground for crawling babies through children up to age 9! Every day is a great day to visit. They have special events and birthday parties too! My house stays cleaner when we can playdate there! The kids always have a great time. Check out the website and then stop by and play awhile.You’ll be glad you did! – Susie M.

MADISON MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY

11156 County Line Rd
Madison, AL 35758
256-258-8554

My daughter has been taking Karate classes here since they opened in 2013 and she absolutely loves it. They keep the class size small and each child gets individualized attention. They teach real karate and self-defense and as a result the kids learn respect, discipline and it builds up their confidence too. They also have so much fun!! – Vickie

We love Madison Martial Arts. My son is about to turn 5 and loves taking karate classes there. The classes are small so the students are able to get one on one interaction with the instructors. Sensei Russell and Sensei Morgon are patient and take their time to make sure the kids are doing the moves correctly. I knew the first time we tried a class that this was the best place for us. There is no sparring. They teach the kids how to get away from someone if they grab them, so they are learning self defense techniques as well as karate. – Stephanie W.

PUMP IT UP

3230 Leeman Ferry Rd
Huntsville, AL
256-881-0111

This was an awesome location for my children (age 7) to run off some steam. We invited our friends, and the kids had a blast running through the obstacle course and playing on all of the bounce options and slides. I have also been to birthday parties here and they are GREAT! – Christa L.

SCI-QUEST HANDS ON SCIENCE CENTER

1435 Paramount Drive
Huntsville, AL
256-837-0606

The Parents’ Night Out program is the best. For $20, the kids get dinner and 3 hours of fun science activities. Our daughter’s grades in science have gone up and we’re sure it’s because of their awesome program. – Whitney G.

Dampen your little ones appetite for science by attending short but activity packed hour of learning and fun. Membership to Sci-Quest is not required to attend the classes. Classes are Mon or Tues 10-10:45 for 2-3 yo and 11-12 for 4-5. (Check website for details) Small classes, typically 4-7 children. Guardians stay in 2-3 yo class. Experienced instructor. Class is called Sprouting Scientists. You register per class. So it is a small effort and cost to try it out. Classes have reading, educational video which is often a song with visuals, crafts, activity.- Karen A.

SOUTHERN STATES GYMNASTICS

4546 Research Park Boulevard
Huntsville, AL
256-837-7395

Great summer program! Kids get to be active while learning gymnastics. Very reasonable pricing. – Lisa E.

STAR HB FARMS

4483 Juniper Drive Huntsville, AL
256-527-5399

Star HB farms offers guided trail rides (as well as lessons and birthday parties) for ages 3 and up. The price for an hour trail ride is a very reasonable $20 per person. The horses are well cared for and well-mannered. It’s a fun day out for your horse loving kiddo! – Lee Ann B.

THE LITTLE GYM

2124 Cecil Ashburn Drive and 470 Providence Main St.
Huntsville, AL
256-883-9484 or 256-382-3123

A wonderful place for birthdays! – Susie M.

The staff is excellent, my daughter has a blast every time we go and always asks to go back. I love how professional everything is and the Parents’ Survival Nights are a treat. – Keri F.

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