Trussville, Alabama, is a small town close to Birmingham, but you don't have to leave Trussville if you are trying to entertain the kids. Just step out the front door and you'll find a variety of family activities. Regardless of whether the weather is favorable, your kids will have plenty of opportunities to learn and play in Trussville.
This historical landmark (goby.com/trussville-furnace--near---al/ex-3241902#source=grandparents.com) was once a hog processing plant, but was shut down in the early 20th century. It now serves as a mountain bike trail area. The trails are advanced, so this area is better for older kids who can already ride. The processing plant is still on the site and serves as a historical landmark. Take the kids, the bikes and a picnic lunch to enjoy a day of riding mixed with Alabama history.
Hobbytown (hobbytown.com) offers everything related to hobbies. Take the kids over to browse the shelves of beads, remote controls and ideas for an afternoon of fun. When you just can't think of anything else to do, or when it's raining outside, this store is a lifesaver. Buy some supplies for craft ideas then let the kids have an afternoon of imagination and creation.
Trussville Playstation (trussvilleplaystation.com) is for kids of all ages. It offers laser tag, mini golf, go-karts and roller skating. Food is available and the roller rink offers toddler specials. Look over this attraction to find hours when the roller rink is closed to everyone except the smallest skaters. Take the older kids for a day of racing, tagging and rolling through the various activities. Birthday parties are also offered in packages.
Pump It Up
Pump It Up (pumpitupparty.com) is an indoor activity place that's a bouncy house haven. The activity center offers parties and group bookings, but it also has open bounce times. This works for rainy days when energetic kids need to exercise. Plan a birthday party here, take your sports team over for an end-of-the-season celebration, or just pop in for a day full of energy-spending jumping and bouncing.