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What's on for little ones

With fun attractions, interactive learning and plenty of family-friendly dining, a great day out is guaranteed when you bring the kids to Birmingham. Take a look at what’s on offer right now.

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  • Become an Octonaut Octo-Glow Explorer this summer at The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham

    Join the Octonauts on a brand new deep sea adventure and see the ocean in a whole new light this summer at The National Sea Life Centre’s Octo-Glow Explorers event from 15 July – 13 August. CBeebies’ most intrepid ocean explorers will be inviting younger children and their families to become honorary recruits of the Octonauts’ crew and join their special mission to uncover the secret world of glow in the dark sea creatures. Become an Octo-Glow Explorer in Shellington’s Octo-Glow Lab...

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  • The Big Ticket Concert

    2 September, Barclaycard Arena  Disney Channel UK and Girl Talk Magazine in association with DHX Television and Live Nation are gearing up for the biggest event of the summer – bringing The Big Ticket Concert to five cities in the UK. A can’t miss concert experience for the entire family, the event features music performances by the most popular stars from kids’ favourite television series.  Created in Canada by DHX Television’s Family Channel in 2012, The Big Ticket Concert brings the biggest...

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  • LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Coming Exclusively to Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena

    Merlin Entertainments’ popular attraction set to bring LEGO joy to families in 2018 Construction of LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Birmingham, a unique indoor attraction based on the popular LEGO® brick, will begin late 2017 within the Barclaycard Arena. The 3,300 m² square foot indoor attraction is set to be a premier destination for families with small children when it opens within the complex in 2018. Specifically designed for children aged 3-10 to enjoy with family and friends LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham will...

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  • Discover Hidden Gems at The SEA LIFE Centre

    There’s more than just treasure to be found during Pirate Week at The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham this half-term. Lads and lasses joining the hunt are also discovering a range of real-life hidden gems throughout the aquarium, with the keenest eyes coming to rest on a number of wonderful creatures and behaviours.   Here are just a few of the hidden gems you could discover at Sea Life Birmingham: The creatures may have stolen the pirate gold, but can you spot Pablo the...

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  • Huge Moon set to land at Thinktank

    Birmingham is set to have an out of this world experience this summer as a huge moon art installation lands at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, in July.    On show from 21st July to 20th August 2017, Museum of the Moon has been created by artist Luke Jerram and uses detailed imagery from NASA of the lunar surface to create a scale replica of the moon (approximate scale of 1:500,000).     Measuring seven metres in diameter, the installation is a fusion of lunar imagery,...

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  • Sunday discounts at Cadbury World

    Save 20% on full price admission after 2pm every Sunday in June! Discount is applied on checkout at www.cadburyworld.co.uk  Check out the Cadbury cast of characters this Sunday & save!   Discover where the Cadbury story began with tours showcasing places of interest in the historic village. The tour brings to life George and Richard Cadbury's story and their revolutionary vision to build both a new factory and community, as well as improving the quality of life for the ordinary people of Birmingham. Alternatively, visitors of...

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  • Octopus Hideout is now open at The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham

    For the first time ever in the heart of the city you can now enjoy the world of the Octopus at the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham. Visitors to the Midlands leading underwater attraction can enjoy an interactive spectacle as they tour the fascinating home of the Octopus.   A month in the making the tentacle-tastic realm has been specially designed to delight the new arrivals, and mesmerise visitors as they explore the exhibit and meet the beautiful creatures. Marvel at the...

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  • Drayton Manor Park’s brand new ride in Thomas Land™

    There’s not long to go until Staffordshire based Drayton Manor Park officially unveils its brand new ride, James and the Red Balloon in April 2017.   The new addition marks further expansion to the thriving theme park, which opens for the 2017 season on Thursday 30th March, and will join the host of other rides and attractions in Drayton Manor’s much loved Thomas Land. Based on the beloved Thomas and Friends™ character, the ride features James and his cheeky antics with a...

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  • Book in advance for great savings on tickets to Drayton Manor Park

    There has never been a better time to plan a great value family day out at Drayton Manor Park, with prices for the new season now released. Make memories with friends and family at the popular attraction from Thursday 30th March 2017 and save up to 35% by pre-booking online and via the call centre, with no added booking fee, a Rainy Day Guarantee and free car parking. Online 2017 tickets for 4 to 11 years olds, those aged 60+, disabled...

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  • Rock Up

    Rock Up is an exciting indoor climbing adventure centre. With 26 climbs to attempt, cafe and soft play for little ones the whole family are guaranteed to be entertained.  Here are some upcoming events... Toddler ClimbToddler climb runs on a Monday and Wednesday from 9.30am to 12pm Toddler track runs on a Tuesday and Thursday from 9.30am to 12pm  It gives little legs a great chance to climb the walls.  Only £6 including soft play.   Rock Stars Climbing Club Their progressive climbing club aimed at building...

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  • Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery Under 5s Gallery

    A gallery in Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery has been transformed into an animal-themed toddler-friendly space - the new Mini Museum. The gallery has been designed to appeal to pre-school children, incorporating many of the paintings and exhibits that prove most popular with younger visitors to the museum, alongside comfortable soft seating areas and storytelling space. The concept for the Mini Museum was devised by Andy Fowles, who worked closely with a number of local nurseries and pre-school settings to create a...

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  • CircusMASH

    Birmingham’s very own circus company specializing in developing circus arts through the West Midlands for community, emerging and professional artists. Since forming in 2010, CircusMASH has maintained a very simple ethos; circus is our passion and community is our purpose. Specialising in the development of circus in the West Midlands, CircusMASH aims to engage communities by making the many benefits accessible and approachable. To do this, various programmes are available to suit the different needs of participants.   Not only can circus offer...

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  • Cadbury World 4D Chocolate Adventure

    Join Freddo and a whole host of Cadbury characters as they whisk you away on an adventurous journey in our brand new 4D cinema experience, complete with motion seats. Dive into a bowl of liquid Cadbury Dairy Milk, ride the Crunchie Rollercoaster and take to the skies in a Cadbury Creme Egg airship piloted by the Caramel Bunny! With fourteen amazing zones, there's something for everyone! Book now at cadburyworld.co.uk   We rode the 4D Chocolate Adventure, read our blog about it here

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