Spring is one of my favorite seasons. I love the promise of warmer weather, planting flowers, and watching them grow. However, spring is also full of stormy days when you may want to stay indoors.
These are some of my favorite rainy day activities that are sure to keep your little ones entertained!
Explore the McWane Center
The McWane Center is a science museum located in downtown Birmingham (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). I love to start with the Itty Bitty Magic City, which is a children’s area designed for children kindergarten-age and younger. Then you can check out other highlights including the dinosaur exhibit, the shark and ray tank, and special traveling exhibits.
Located in Hoover, the Galleria is the largest enclosed shopping center in the state of Alabama. It offers many kid-friendly activities you can do including Build-A-Bear, eating lunch at Chick-fil-A, grabbing dessert at Great American Cookie, and ending with a ride on the carousel.
Visit a Museum
The Birmingham Museum of Art is not just for adults. Kids will love visiting Bart’s ArtVenture and expressing their creativity. If you get hungry, I highly recommend trying Oscar’s Café which is conveniently located inside the museum. Furthermore, the museum offers FREE admission and parking (closed on Mondays).
Spare Time in Trussville offers a variety of activities including bowling lanes, an arcade, a restaurant, and laser tag arena. This summer they are even offering a kids bowl free program!
Watch a Movie
The AMC Summit 16 is open to patrons on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. They are currently showing Disney’s new movie: Raya and the Last Dragon.
Visit a Library
Try an Indoor Play Place
Off the Wall offers colorful tunnels and slides, ball-pits, bouncy houses, a rock-wall, a chalk-wall, arcade games, and so much more.
Urban Air is a trampoline park sure to burn some energy!
Let’s Play has two locations: one in Hoover and one down 280.
Visit a Park
After the rain passes, you can enjoy splashing in puddles at the park. Here is a list of some of our favorite parks!
What are your favorite rainy day activities for when you need to get out of the house? We would love to hear from you in the comments!