Tagged: Birmingham

Factory Tours: Birmingham’s Golden Flake Factory Tour Tips & Review

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    The free samples the kids received from the Golden Flake factory tour. Photo by Christie Dedman
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    The Golden Flake factory tour. Photo by Christie Dedman

One of the first factory tours we hit when the kids were younger was the Golden Flake factory tour in the industrial area of downtown Birmingham.  I was new to touring factories with kids...


Factory Tours: Bud’s Best Cookies – Free cookies, giant ovens, train ride & more

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    Free, hot and fresh out of the oven -Bud's Best Cookies factory -Photo by Christie Dedman
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    The cookie cutter in action, during Bud's Best Cookies factory tour. Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Free vanilla wafer samples while touring Bud's Best Cookies factory -Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Inside Bud's Best Cookies factory -Photo by Christie Dedman

Factory tours can be so exciting for kids, but the Bud’s Best Cookies Tour in Hoover, AL will get adults excited too.  As soon as you get out of your car the sugar cookie...


See Budweiser Clydesdales, free Nov. 10 through Nov. 13 at BJCC

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Not into beer but love the Budweiser Clydesdales? Me too. That’s why I plan on checking out the horses at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex Nov. 10 through Nov. 13 at Uptown Park.  The...


7 Tips for visiting the Negro Southern League Museum with kids

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There’s a sport history gym tucked deep in the inner heart of Birmingham overlooking Regions Field.  The Negro Southern League Museum is packed with history, has an excellent layout and best of all it’s...


Alabama Jaunts: Jan. 31 – Salamander Festival, Hummingbirds, Bird Feeder Craft & more

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    Salamander Festival is Saturday. If you have an animal loving child then head over to Homewood Senior Center.
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    Head over to Ruffner Mountain and let the kids learn about birds and build a bird feeder.
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    My daughter holding one of the many salamanders. My kids love the Salamander Festival. Kids can hold salamanders, turtles and more. Saturday Jan. 31 Time: 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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    Monte Sano Von Braun Astro Society Planetarium Show

Do you work for the weekends?  As in you can’t wait to spend time with the kids and enjoy some free or cheap entertainment – well you’re in luck.  Here are some events to...