Things to Do in Huntsville

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Looking for fun family-friendly activities in the Huntsville, AL and the surrounding area? You have come to the right place. Rocket City Mom was created for EXACTLY this purpose and, not to brag, but we think we’re pretty good at helping North Alabama families find things to do with their kids. Take a look around and see if you agree.

Mayfair Park: SE

With several baseball fields, at least one soccer field and two playgrounds on either side of the park, it’s a large complex…

Palmer Park: Madison

Surrounded by a variety of sports fields, Palmer Park in Madison offers an ADA accessible playground that’s especially great for younger kids.


Explore the Outdoors at Hays Nature Preserve

Enjoy some time on the natural playground, go fishing in Bar Lake or enjoy a family stroll on over 10 miles of trails at Hays Nature Preserve.

Creekwood Park: SW/Madison

A popular spot in Madison, Creekwood Park offers a variety of activities for families to enjoy.

Including tennis courts, soccer fields, an indoor recreation center, playground and more, Dublin Park is the 'crown jewel' of Madison.

Dublin Park: Madison

Located just off of Hughes and Madison Pike, this park is the “crown jewel” of Madison’s park system. With 60 acres and a recreation facility (indoor and outdoor pool, gymnasium, etc.) this park offers something for almost everyone. There are walking trails, lots of soccer and baseball fields, disc golf, etc.

Let’s Go Strawberry Picking in North Alabama!

Got the urge to go strawberry picking in Huntsville? These tasty treats are fresh, local, and good for you! Check out our recipes too.

Southside Park features playground equipment for older children and younger children.

Southside Park in Huntsville

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.

Kids Space playground features large castle-like wooden structures with plenty of shade for kids.

Kids Space: SE Huntsville

The area and equipment could use some refurbishing but that doesn’t take away from the bonuses the site offers. This is a playground worth going out of your way for. A nice mix of equipment for different ages and interests and plenty of shade.

mountain bikes leaning against a fence

Where To Take Kids Mountain Biking in North Alabama

Adventurous kids can explore these mountain biking trails in Huntsville.

Swan Creek Park in Athens

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.