Summer has come around so fast and I can’t quite believe we are already in August, but you know what they say, time flies when you’re having fun!
And of course, this time of the year is a great opportunity for some family fun.
So this week I’ve been doing a little bit of research about the best places to go with kids in Birmingham, this Summer.
Here’s what I found…
1. Free Summer Music Club at Birmingham Cathedral Square
When: 6th,8th,13th and 15th August
Where: Birmingham Cathedral
At Services For Education, we absolutely believe in the power of music to encourage, transform and inspire children, so it’s great to see a variety of venues engaging in musical activities this summer.
“Sing songs, play music games, make new friends and enjoy free refreshments and lots more at a series of free music clubs at Birmingham Cathedral. Aimed at families with primary school aged children, these sessions run from 10am to 12pm.”
2. Summer of Circus at Resorts World
When: Fridays in August 11am – 3pm
Where: The Atrium, Resorts World
Fancy learning how to juggle, plate spin, wire walk or globe walk? Check out the “Summer of Circus” at Resorts World.
“There’ll also be wild walkabout performers bringing your visit to life with colourful costumes, impressive skills and all the fun of the circus. Friday 9th August will feature amazing aerial workshops to have a go at AND special guests, the Birmingham Youth Circus with their new show!”
And the best thing is, the activities are all free of charge!
3. ThinkTank Science Garden
When: All Summer
Where: Birmingham Science Museum, Millennium Point
You do have to pay to get into ThinkTank but the museum opens its Science Garden for free to guests from 3pm every day and features over 30 different exhibitions to engage both children and adults.
“Visitors of all ages can enjoy exhibits including an 8m-high clanging Terminus machine and a giant human-sized hamster wheel that has a top speed of 30 revolutions per minute.”
4. Pirates or Mermaids? Choose your team this Summer at SEA LIFE Birmingham!
When: 15th June – 8th September
Where: SEA LIFE Birmingham
AHOY there, would you like to tie knots like a pirate.
Or would you prefer to speak in mermaid signs?
“Take part in some fin-tastic activities this summer and earn a special Pirate or Mermaid reward!
You can even walk the plank with a pirate or meet a mermaid on dry land in our mermaid & pirate meet and greet sessions!”
5. Zoo Club this Summer! – School Holiday Club For Kids at Twycross Zoo
When: Weekly (5 days) 5th – 23rd August
Where: Twycross Zoo
Price: £110 Per Child Per Week (5 days) or £25 Per Child Per Day
Zoo Club sounds AMAZING. It’s for children aged 8-14, giving them a chance to learn all about the different animals and wildlife housed at Twycross Zoo.
“Each day follows a different zoo related topic, and involves a range of fun and engaging activities. These could include; trails around the zoo, enrichment making or arts and crafts. Children may also get the opportunity to go behind the scenes to assist our animal keeping team with important jobs such as mucking out, window washing and poo picking. Please note that animal related activities are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed on a daily basis.”
6. Summer Smiles at The MAC – Edgbaston Birmingham
When: Weekly – from July 23 to August 31, 12pm – 4pm.
Where: The Mac, Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston
Throughout the summer holidays, the MAC offers a variety of drop-in art sessions that are all free and packed full of fun for all ages:
- Tue 23 July – Space Junk Jet Packs with Claire
- Sat 27 July – Martin’s Stop Motion Animation
- Sat 3 August – Felt Beads with Ildiko
- Sun 11 August – Printmaking with Niall
- Sun 18 August – Ana’s Puppets
- Sat 24 August – Helen’s Fabric Sandcastle Flags
- Sat 31 August – Milan’s Joy of Bricks
And… if the weather starts looking up, you can enjoy a nice picnic in the park too.
I hope you enjoyed having a look through a range of different activities to do with your children over the Summer and it has inspired you to go and have fun in (or out) of the sun.
If you would like some more ideas, we also wrote the following two blogs (with some options that aren’t time-sensitive!):
- 7 Fun Science Activities To Do With Kids In Birmingham
- 11 Activities To Do With Children In Birmingham
You might also want to check out our new Parent Page. Here, we will share advice, information and resources about things like learning, safeguarding, mental health and music. We will continue to add to this resource so that it is up to date and filled with information for you.
Have a Great Summer