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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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  • Summer fun at Drayton Manor

    Step into a Summer full of fun family memories at Drayton Manor Park, the home to Europe’s only Thomas Land. Set in the heart of England, just 17 miles from Birmingham, Drayton Manor Park has a 67 year history and has been the backdrop to over 50 million family days out, and now it is time to make yours. This wonderful multi award-winning family attraction, combines thrill rides with a conservation zoo plus the hugely popular Thomas Land™ featuring many named...

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  • Summer holidays at Cadbury World

    Experience the magic of Cadbury this summer holiday with six weeks choc-full of fun for all the family. Throughout the summer holidays the Cadbury World marquee by the African Adventure play area will be home to a variety of family entertainers, from ventriloquists to magicians, guaranteed to captivate and entertain the whole family. The fun doesn't stop there, as right by the marquee is the exciting 4D Chocolate Adventure zone. Featuring iconic Cadbury characters, visitors will have the chance to experience the...

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  • Mini Activists at Impact Hub Birmingham

    Take a look at the fun family events coming up at Impact Hub Birmingham! Teddy Bear Protest: A family’s guide to protestDate: Thursday 10th August 2017Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pmCost: Pay what you can. This family event is for parents/guardians, children and babies are welcome In this workshop & discussion we’ll be talking about what protest and activism feels like as a family. Whether it’s an online campaign like Marley Dias’s appeal #1000blackgirlbooks or at a march or protest, activism gives us the...

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  • Family fun at mac Birmingham!

    There is some great fun to be had at mac Birmingham for the whole family! BIRMINGHAM WEEKENDER - 22-24 September 2017 Birmingham’s largest arts festival, Birmingham Weekender returns this September, featuring an awe-inspiring programme of free events from hundreds of world-class West Midlands and international artists and companies. Expect an exciting programme packed with new commissions, world premières, roaming and pop-up street theatre, participative events and workshops, and much more, across the city-centre. Come and check out what’s going on at MAC! Birmingham Weekender...

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  • Summer at CircusMASH

    The six weeks holiday is here for CircusMASH and they are very excited for summer 2017 to be offering 6 workshops and a week-long circus summer school where youth aged 5-16 can come an get their circus on! No need to run away to join the circus these days... a venture out to Kings Heath is all it takes. Can't wait to see you dangling in the air very soon! 1st August (10.30-12) Hula Hooping. 8-16yrs (All abilities) £10 3rd August (10.30-12)...

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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 landed at Thinktank

    Have an out of this world experience this summer with a huge moon art installation that has landed at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum.    On show until 20 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, moonlight and surround sound musical composition created...

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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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