Things To Do In Birmingham With Children
Sunday July 24, 2016
Here are 7 cool things to do in Birmingham with children. Most of them are cool and free!
1. Walk Like An Egyptian
Tick off culture on your list for free by heading for BMAG. BMAG (Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery) has tonnes to offer such as Ancient Egyptian mummies and the Anglo-saxon Staffordshire Hoard. BMAG holds regular events for kids such as Pokemon Go hunts and weekend art sessions. A new Mini museum opened in 2016 within BMAG especially for under 5s.
2. Get S-H-O-P-P-I-N-G
Shopping obsessed teens or tweens on your hands? Shopping is huge in Birmingham! Whatever tribe your kids belong to, they’ll have lots of choice from high-street to vintage. The Bullring centre alone has over 160 shops and we're the only UK city outside London with five department stores. Check out the Shopping in Birmingham website for the full breakdown.
3. BECOME EGGHEADS
A visit to Thinktank is definitely one of our favourite things to do in Birmingham with kids under 10. This science museum is a wonderful place to persuade your kids that learning can be fun. Check out the planetarium, the science garden and the Spitfire Gallery. ThinkTank isn't free entry, but family tickets start at £33.
4. SUPPORT YOUR TEAM
If your family love to watch sport together, then you’ll be spoilt for choice in Birmingham. Edgbaston Cricket Club hosts Test matches, county championships, Natwest T20 Blasts and more. If you enjoy athletics, you can see top sportspeople at the NIA and the Alexander Stadium. Villa and City are Brum’s biggest football clubs. They both offer stadium tours, which could be a fun way to spend an afternoon for footie fans.
5. BE THOROUGHLY ENTERTAINED
Birmingham’s biggest theatre – the Birmingham Hippodrome - sells more tickets than any other theatre in the UK (take that, London’s West End!). The Hippodrome is an amazing place to see a show and they’re also famed for big name pantos. Birmingham Rep hosts smaller scale, more intimate shows and has a great reputation for family productions.
6. GET FUNKY
The Custard Factory in Digbeth is a hub for creative businesses and a great place to head for if your family want something a bit different. It’s a great place to get hold of cool t-shirts and art.
7. EAT CHOCOLATE!
Cadbury World is one of the best known things to do in Birmingham with children and it’s certainly a memorable day out that most kids (and grown ups!) will love. On a more modest scale, Chouchoute Chocolaterie in the city’s Great Western Arcade is the place to go if you are in need of some delicious chocolate in central Brum.
Family Accommodation in Birmingham
Staying Cool at the Rotunda offers serviced apartments in Birmingham that are perfect for a relaxing family break. These family-friendly apartments are at the very centre of Birmingham and just a couple of minutes’ walk from both major train stations. Our Roadster penthouses and Maxi apartments have two ensuite bedrooms and offer your family the space to relax in with spacious lounges and well-equipped kitchens. Prices for a two bed Maxi start at £170 per night per apartment. We offer a free package called Cool for Kids to all families to make your stay even more enjoyable.