You know it’s summer in North Alabama when the Athens Kiddie Carnival is open! Read our Parent Review about this fantastic summer tradition for families with young children.
Madison has a new scavenger hunt that will get your family outdoors and exploring! Read our Parent Review of Trains on Main before you set out.
The Hampton Cove Dog Park is the newest greenspace opened by Huntsville Parks & Rec. We sent our “Rover Reporter” to check it out!
There’s another splashpad in Huntsville – here’s why your family should head over to the Showers Center to check out the shiny new water play feature and stay cool this summer!
We have an enjoyable new option for family fun down 431 a piece from Huntsville. Lake City is an amusement park that opened in southern Guntersville this spring. It follows the classic model, with rides, a midway of games, and fun things to eat.
Swan Creek Park in Athens has three pavilions, small playground, for tennis courts, horseshoe pit, restrooms, and access to the Athens Rec Center Track, which is 1.53 miles.
A great place to have a picnic and play outside, Jim Merek Park is one of Huntsville’s newest green spaces – plan a trip with your kids and use these Parent Pro-Tips!
The North Alabama Land Trust’s “Tuesdays On the Trail” program is a wonderful way for even the busiest of families to spend some time together outdoors. Don’t tell the kids… you’ll learn a lot about local environmental education too!
Huntsville’s newest park is both kid-friendly AND dog-friendly! One local mom checked it out and has lots of tips for families headed there to play.
Updated for 2017 The kids and I took a trip to the farm yesterday, and it did not disappoint. I admit, I didn’t know about 4D Farm until a few months ago. A short trip South on 565 or 231 will land you there in no time. This beautiful family farm is situated on roughly […]
UPDATE July 2015: This private park is maintained by a family, not the city. Due to problems with park maintenance, it is preferable to call ahead before meeting your play group or having a picnic here. Gilwood Park is “a park dedicated to the ones that lost their life in the April 27th, 2011 tornadoes […]
Location: 2801 Hastings Road SW, Huntsville, 35801 (map) Amenities: Two (2) playground sets – one little kid (2-9 years) and one infant (18 months-3 years). Six swings – three regular and three infant. Benches, picnic table, green space, riding toys, sidewalk around playground, trash cans, dog waste disposal. NO BATHROOMS. Tucked away in the medical […]
If you live in Alabama in the summertime and have kids, it’s important to have water options! There’s a colorful splash pad located at SNAP Playground in Hartselle (and it’s wheelchair accessible). It’s free and has about a dozen water features including bubbling geysers, water guns, dumping buckets, sprinklers, and a roll arch. There is […]
There’s a little something for everyone on the 30 acres of Delano Park in Decatur. If you have little ones, you’ll love the large splash pad that was built with the mission of accessibility and fun for all children. The splash pad has a large open surface surrounded by stone and concrete benches. There is […]
In the summer of 2009 my family arrived in Huntsville with no friends, no nearby relatives, and knowing almost nothing about the place. I was a stay-at-home mom with an 18-month-old daughter and I was BORED. We had rented a home in Blossomwood and while the neighborhood was nice, our house was on a busy […]
When my son Dax turned three years-old, my husband (who is a soccer player himself) and I started to look around for soccer options for him. Luckily in the Huntsville area, there are different programs to choose from, and when we heard about Soccer Shots from a friend, we decided to give it a try. […]
Has your family experienced the Greene Street Market on Thursdays yet? What are you waiting for? The Greene Street Market at Nativity is more than a standard farmer’s market. In addition to offering vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, prepared meals, cheeses, preserves, relishes, salsas, herbs and flowers, you will find scrumptious homemade baked goods, ice cream […]
About an hour south of Huntsville lies a hidden gem filled with summer fun for the entire family. Spring Valley Beach is home to the Southeast’s largest pool (measuring in at a whopping 2 acres!), loads of fun water slides for a wide range of ages, a fantastic kiddie play area, and plentiful amenities for […]
Location: Brahan Springs Park, 500 Drake Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35801 (Map) If it’s been a while since you’ve visited Brahan Springs Park, you might not recognize it. The City of Huntsville and local Kiwanis and Optimist Clubs have come together to renovate and improve the park, and install a new addition, the “Everybody Can Play” […]
Natasha and Lawrence McCrary have taken a family dream and created a new way of life. 1818 Farms is their dream come true: they have “a small profitable farm where we could teach our children to appreciate the land and animals and to be good conservationists.” Last weekend we had an opportunity to visit the […]