Spend a week in Birmingham, AL

Jamie and her friends Angie and Trish from BirminghamMommy sent us a week’s worth of fun Birmingham, Al activities to do with a baby or toddler in tow. Wondering what to do in the heat with your baby or toddler? Wonder no more.

Monday: gardens and cookie factory!
Mondays are tough, even if you are on a staycation, so let’s start off easy, shall we? Grab your coffee and head on out to Aldridge Gardens. Explore the varieties of hydrangeas with your baby as you scope out a spot on the lawn to stretch out and enjoy a picnic– the shade here is priceless in the Alabama heat. Admission is free.

After your leisurely visit to the gardens, head over for a train-ride tour of the Bud’s Best Cookie Factory. That’s right – A cookie factory. You must call ahead to set this up but it’s so worth it. Admission is also free, plus you get to take home samples – Yum.

Tuesday: splash pad
Grab baby, your swimsuit, a towel and some sunscreen and make your way over to Gardendale to enjoy the Splash Pad at Celebration Park. This free park is a delightful change of scenery when temperatures get close to 100! Baby will love it as you help her through the sprinklers and fountains. Don’t forget to pack a lunch and plenty to drink! Celebration Park’s splash pad is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. It is closed Mondays for maintenance. The park is located at 2191 Fieldstown Road.

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