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The Best Splash Pads in Birmingham for 2022

Splash Pads in Birmingham


Summertime is right around the corner, and with it comes the potential for tons of opportunity for outdoor fun with the family!

There are all kinds of great summer activities for parents and kids alike. You could go and grab some ice cream, go for a nice day hike in the park, or even just frolic in your own back yard. At Jim Burke, we think one of the best ways to spend time with the kids—and beat the summer heat at the same time—is to go to a good splash pad or water park near you.

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Where to Celebrate Halloween in Birmingham (2021)

Celebrate Halloween in Birmingham

Many celebrated last year’s Halloween at a very restricted capacity — if at all — due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But with the vaccine being widely available as this year’s October 31st rolls around, many are looking forward to getting back into the spooky spirit.

Your kid is probably dying to make up for the candy they lost last year, so we have compiled a list of some of the best places to trick-or-treat, as well as family-friendly Halloween events near Birmingham.

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3 Ideas for a Fun Virtual Baby Shower During COVID-19

With COVID-19 and Alabama's stay-at-home order commanding all the headlines, it's hard to remember that regular, everyday events continue to go on during this pandemic. Kids go to school (virtually), many adults continue to work, and pregnant women still need to throw baby showers. However, with social distancing, it's almost impossible to have a typical baby shower. 

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But since when did you want to do anything typical? Of course, as a pregnant mom, you're paying extra special attention to news of COVID-19, and you're doing your best to shelter in place and not take chances…

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6 Fun Valentine’s Day Events in Birmingham in 2020

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Just in case you have the “Christmas is over blues,” we have some ideas for more fun and celebration in and around Birmingham during February. This year Valentine’s Day is on a Friday, so you, your family, and friends can use the entire weekend to show your love to one another. The festivities will be happening all month long, and February has an extra day this year thanks to Leap Year. So, buckle up and let’s see what’s going on in the Magic City during February:

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11 Halloween Safety Tips for Birmingham Drivers

There you are, driving through the neighborhood, minding your own beeswax on Halloween night. Egad! It appears Birmingham has become infested with mutants, ghouls, and the cutest fairytale princesses in all the land! But don’t worry; this is all just make-believe. Gently take your foot off the pedal and let those little goblins trick-or-treat in peace.

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Alabama’s 11 Best Scenic Road Trips: Autumn Edition

Ah! Sweet home Alabama. The Heart of Dixie. The house of Longleaf. The Yellowhammer State. Yet with so many gorgeous sights to see, Alabama rarely graces the covers of travel and road-trip magazines. (Perhaps families don’t know about the brilliant beaches, cavernous caverns, and miles-long stretches of hiking trails?)

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2019’s Best Summer Events & Festivals in Birmingham

All the splash pads in Birmingham have opened, which means one thing: summer is here! But what if you’re allergic to water? (It can happen.) Ditch the swimsuit and head to an Alabama concert or one of these fun Birmingham summer events instead. Some are family-friendly, some are adults-only, but they’ve all got the potential to highlight your summer escapades. 

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