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 […]
Just about an hour away from the Rocket City is a family-owned waterpark, Spring Valley Beach. Read our review!
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 […]
Kids love a good scavenger hunt, and there’s a FREE one in town that your whole family will enjoy throughout the year! Find out how to do the Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt downtown.
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 […]
Ah, Saturday mornings. What were you like before kids? Lazily laying around, considering what we might do, but didn’t have to, and otherwise taking the day as it came. Now, we try to squeeze as much sleep into our eyelids before the eventual pounce, please, and plans for the day are made and okayed. For […]
Location: South Beaty Street beside the Athens Chamber of Commerce in downtown Athens, AL. Big Spring Memorial Park in downtown Athens offers a large pond that is framed in decorative concrete, which makes it safer for kids who like to run around. There are plenty of trees, making it easy to find shady areas while […]