Days out in Birmingham Summer 2016

Got a whole school holidays to fill? Here are some of our ideas for things to do in and around Birmingham this summer. Please double check details of each event for yourself using the links and have a great summer.

The first list are things happening on specific dates.

Towards the bottom are general ideas of cheap or free places to visit or things to do.

Saturday 24th July

Jewellery Quarter Festival

Summer in the South Side 12- 5pm

Based around Birmingham Hippodrome this is a free carnival with lots of different performances. 

Sunday 25th July

Grace Church hosts a picnic in the park with free bouncy castle and face painting. 1pm Cotteridge park

Bring your own picnic!

Monday 25th July

Kenilworth Castle Siege,  Family ticket £26.20

Lots of events through the summer

Tuesday 26th July

Blakesley Hall, Yardley, Craft  £2 12:30

Wednesday 27th  July

Busy Parents Network hosts a Teddy Bears Picnic

12-2pm Bournville Village Green.

A free event but you will need a ticket

Blakesley Hall Playday  11-4

Aston Hall 11-3 photo frame, £1 or free with entry

Love Bourville at Rowheath Community Pavillion 11- 4pm

During the first week of the school holidays at Rowheath Pavilion a free event for the community hosted by Pavilion Christian Community. Three days of family fun including food, arts, crafts, BBQ, Science, face painting, glitter tattoos, music, games, sport, stories and much more…

Thursday 28th July

Staffordshire Hoard, hands on at BMAG

Barber institute craft in Cotteridge Park

Blakesley Hall Detective 12:30, £2 per child

Friday 29th July

Love Bourville at Rowheath Community Pavillion 11- 4pm

Saturday – Sunday 30th – 31st July

RSPB Go Wild Events at Cannon Hill Park

Monday 1st August

The Herbert  Museum Coventry 10:30am £2 scratch art – running all week

Tuesday 2nd August

Kingsbury Dragonflies £2 11

Cotteridge Park – Bush craft 11-3

Thursday  4th August

Kingsbury Feeder £2 11

Cotteridge Park Bush craft 11-3

Aston Hall portraits  12 £1 or free with entry

Monday 15th August

Squashbucklers holiday club running all week

Tuesday 16th  August

Cotteridge Park Bush craft 11-3

Tuesday 16th August

Cotteridge Park Bush craft 11-3

Wednesday 17th August

Birmingham Botancial Gardens – Peppa Pig Day

Family ticket £25

Thursday 18th August

Bush craft 11-3 Cotteridge Park

Saturday -Sunday 20th – 21st August

RSPB Go Wild Events at Cannon Hill Park

Tuesday 23rd August

Bush craft 11-3 Cotteridge Park

Selly Manor Super Hero Workshop £4 per child  – Booking Essential

Wednesday 24th August

Cotteridge Park Pop up park  and Bouncy Castle 1-5pm

Birmingham Botanical Gardens Teddy Bears Picnic

Family ticket £25

Thursday 25th  August

Cotteridge Park – Bush craft 11-3pm

Saturday – Sunday 27th – 28th August

RSPB Go Wild Events at Cannon Hill Park

Tuesday 30th August

Selly Manor – Dinosaur Designs, £4 per child Booking essential

Cotteridge Park -Bush Craft 11-3pm

Wednesday 31st August

Cotteridge Park – Pop up park  and Bouncy Castle  1-5pm


Good Ideas for Any Day

Aston Hall in Aston has lots of family activities going on through the summer.

A family ticket for 4 costs £20 and there may be an additional charge for the activities.

Why not try Arrow Valley in Redditch for a free lakeside walk and pretty good playground or the Lickey Hills or Waseley Hills country parks.

Birmingham Book Bench TrailDiscover the book benches of Birmingham designed by children of Birmingham Schools. Includes trails maps and information on lots of free events across the city

Blakesley Hall in Yardley has lots of family events through the summer including crafts, detective activities and play days.

Cost of a family of 4 ticket is £17.60 and there may be additional costs for the activities.

Bournville Green Discovery TrailBournville Village Trust have made The Great Green Discovery Trail around Bournville…! From 27th July there will be boxes hidden around Bournville for you to hunt for and discover. Inside each box is a code and once you find them all you can be entered into an exciting prize draw!

Coventry Transport Museum is a free day out. Lots of great vehicles to see.

Cocks Moor Leisure Centre usually have soft play sessions during the summer holidays

Creative Coffee Hub. A local café with affordable pottery to paint/crafts to do. They also have craft events throughout the summer

Hicks Lodge is a wonderful free place to go for short family bike rides. Can accommodate a range of abilities.

Kingsbury Water Park in Sutton Coldfield will be running events through the summer. Free but £4.50 to use the park.

Lichfield is an easy train ride away and has a fantastic Park and a free museum in the form of Erasmus Darwin’s House

Lunt Roman Fort Why not visit a little known Roman fort just outside Coventry called Lunt.  A family ticket is about £12 it opens at 10am

Martineau Gardens. Free gardens which are fun to explore

RAF Cosford Museum is a great aeroplane museum and you can get there by train . Its free entry but if you drive you do need to pay for parking (unless you get the train!)

Worcester is a good day out with the river, town centre and a free Tudor Museum