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The largest city in Alabama, Birmingham is known for its many impressive landmarks: Sloss Furnaces (the rumored-to-be-haunted industrial museum), Vulcan (the massive cast-iron statue that moons the city), and the renowned Civil Rights Institute. But not as many people know that Birmingham is also a terrific place to raise a family.   

Expectant parents have many birth options, including multiple hospitals and midwives. The Magic City is also home to several birth and postpartum doulas, breastfeeding support groups, and parenting groups. 

Baby-friendly activities abound. Strap your baby in your carrier or buckle her in the stroller, and explore the Birmingham Zoo, the Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, or one of the many local parks. Shop for fabulous baby clothes, toys, and nursery decor at one of the many cute boutiques. 

As babies grow into toddlers, families can find even more fun activities, including a large science center to explore, public libraries featuring child-focused activities, and a handful of indoor play spaces.  

Downtown Birmingham has really come alive in recent years, with plenty of fantastic stores, restaurants, coffee shops, and breweries (hey, even parents need a beer now and then!). There’s a farmer’s market filled with fresh produce and crafts. Families can also explore the surrounding cities, including Hoover, Pelham, Helena, Alabaster, Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook, Homewood, and Trussville.  

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Winter Break Day Camp

Brrrmingham Winter Adventure presented by Callahan Eye Hospital

Santa’s Underground Workshop

26th Annual ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo

Brrrmingham Winter Adventure presented by Callahan Eye Hospital

2019 Holidays on the River

Christmas at the Falls

Brrrmingham Winter Adventure presented by Callahan Eye Hospital

Christmas at the Falls

Winter Break Day Camp

School’s Out Camp

Brrrmingham Winter Adventure presented by Callahan Eye Hospital

2019 Holidays on the River

Winter Break Day Camp

Brrrmingham Winter Adventure presented by Callahan Eye Hospital

2019 Holidays on the River

Christmas at the Falls

A Fairytale Breakfast

Brrrmingham Winter Adventure presented by Callahan Eye Hospital

2019 Holidays on the River

Lil Makers Workshop

Brrrmingham Winter Adventure presented by Callahan Eye Hospital

National Bird Day 2020

2019 Holidays on the River

Christmas at the Falls

Winter Break Day Camp

Winter Break Day Camp

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Kid’s After School Winter Art Camp Jan-March 2020

2019 Holidays on the River

2019 Holidays on the River

The Music of The Beatles for Kids

2019 Holidays on the River

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ZooTeach : Integrated STEM 2.0

2019 Holidays on the River

BrickFair Alabama LEGO Fan Expo

2019 Holidays on the River

Wreath Making 101 Workshop

BrickFair Alabama LEGO Fan Expo

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