Looking for a great holiday daytrip to take with the kids? You can all get into the Spirit of the Season at ICE! Gaylord Opry Mills in Nashville. Read our review before you gas up the car.
Suppers with Santa is hosted by the Earlyworks Society and an ideal way to work in your family’s visit with the jolly old elf, minus the long mall lines!
It’s technically not Fall unless you take a trip to a pumpkin patch, so we headed to Lyon Family Farms! This family-owned business is about a 40-minute scenic drive through Tennessee hills from Huntsville and Madison.
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.
Did you know the Underground Railroad had stops in Huntsville? Burritt on the Mountain is hosting a very special program for kids and their families in honor of the brave men and women who made this dangerous journey.
The Hardin Center for Cultural Arts does an outstanding job with their exhibits that are geared toward interactive play. So, grab a friend, chat it up, and make the drive down 431 to Gadsden to enjoy the snow and their annual Festival of Trees!
Color outside the lines as you and your family enjoy the day in Florence, Alabama! The 29th annual Arts Alive juried fine arts and crafts festival is this weekend, May 16 and 17 in downtown Florence. The festival takes place in Wilson Park and at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts and features quality national, regional […]
The Huntsville Botanical Garden has done it again. For Summer 2015 they’ve invited some very special installations into the Garden – “Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks” moves in this Saturday!
It’s that time of year – Spring in Huntsville, AL always means PANOPLY! Every year we like to tell you about the parts of Panoply weekend we think your family will like the most. You might have heard about the great headliners (The Indigo Girls! The Secret Sisters! Unknown Lyric!) but there are several acts your kids will be super excited about too.
My family bundled up and drove to Santaland in Rogersville on its opening weekend. We visited on a Sunday night (11/30/14), hoping to avoid any huge crowds. The drive from Huntsville took about an hour, and we arrived shortly after opening time of 5pm. It’s hard to miss the glowing castle, but very easy to […]
Updated for 2016 Caroling takes on a space theme as the U.S. Space & Rocket Center hosts Cosmic Carols and Cocoa on Sunday, December 13 beneath the Saturn V Rocket in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. Beginning at 1 p.m., the Huntsville Junior League’s Rainbow Rhythm Band will perform live holiday music. While listening […]
A beloved holiday tradition returns to Madison and Huntsville, AL thanks to the Madison Arts Council – Christmas Card Lane.
My Iron Bowl experience was a bit different this year; I enjoyed an uncharacteristically relaxing day at a tree farm with my 17 month old son and my cousin. If you’re looking for a beautiful and unique Santa picture with no waiting lines or packages to buy, this is definitely the place to visit. But […]
The USSRC is getting into the spirit of Halloween! Visit Huntsville’s U.S. Space & Rocket Center in your cosmic costume from Friday, Oct. 31 through Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, and get free general admission each day through 3 p.m. Also, on Halloween, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Center will feature our best guest […]
There is a whole wonderland to explore at the Huntsville Botanical Garden! “Experience Wonderland — take a tumble down the rabbit hole and explore Alice’s Garden of Wonders,” a new exhibit at The Garden, and you’ll have fun seeing the many characters throughout the property. We took a special map from the front desk and […]
Like many parents, I was somehow caught by surprise when Spring Break rolled around. In my defense, it was the first time I had a school-aged child that was suddenly home for Spring Break. (And in the “no defense” corner – Rocket City Mom TRIED to warn me!) Our Monday had me worried for the […]
Thar’s gold in them thar’ hills! In all my years of living in Alabama I don’t remember learning that Alabama had its very own gold rush, do you? Not even in 9th grade Alabama history. Well, there WAS a gold rush in Alabama in the 1830s, and my 10-year-old and I learned about it at […]
Huntsville’s own U.S. Space & Rocket Center has quite an offer for you. Spend just $40 and get a summer pass to the museum good for you and two children, Sunday through Thursday, until Labor Day. You can add another adult for just $10. You can also upgrade to a full Pathfinder Membership for just […]
The Huntsville Botanical Garden recently opened their new “Giant Garden. Little Me” exhibit, and walking through it, you can’t help but have that “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” feeling! They have super-sized items for kids of all ages (and adults) to enjoy. When we were there last week, everything looked freshly painted and clean, and […]
Details Location:3101 Burritt Dr SE Huntsville, AL 35801 Phone:(256)536-2882 Website: www.burrittonthemountain.com Admission: $10.00 per adult $9.00 per seniors (60+) & military $8.00 children (3 – 18 years) Children two and under and Burritt Museum members are FREE I admit, it is a hard thing to get me on Monte Sano Mountain and drag me away […]