Thank you to staff and parents for sending in fun ideas to recommend on this page - it must be really hard work visiting all these exciting places!
Christmas at the Botanical Gardens
Wed 29 Nov - Sat 30 Dec, 4.40pm to 8pm
Santa's Winter Wonderland
Fri 17th Nov - 31st Dec, 10am - 7pm
Visit Santa at Coventry Transport Museum
Nov 24th - Dec 23rd, 10am - 4.30pm
Christmas at the Valley, Sandwell
Sar 2nd Dec - 24 Dec, 10am - 2pm
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
Fri 24th Nov - 30th Dec, 4 - 8pm
Fun French After School Club
St Mary's Church Hall
The class is suitable for ages 4 to 8 and runs from 4.10 to 4.50 every Thursday (term time).
Our focus is on fun language learning with lots of songs, games, drama and story-telling.
For girls aged seven to ten, our local Brownie group offers girls exciting opportunities to take on new challenges, make brilliant friends and discover the world around them.
We follow the Brownie Adventure programme in our unit meetings – we get adventurous, go to special events, day trips, sleepovers, camps and holidays. Brownies get the opportunity to make their own decisions, learn new hobbies, develop new skills and explore other culture.
OUT ON THE RANGE
Free Summer fun every Wednesday with the Park Ranger
Different sites and a variety of activities. Call: 0121 675 0937.
Activities starting 10.30am – 12.30
Butterfly Safari -26th July, meet Sarehole Mill car park B13 OBD.
Butterfly count! Help carry out a survey to monitor numbers, learn how to identify and care for butterfly
Plant Detectives - 2nd August; meet at Hazelwell Park play area, B30 2SG.
Walk along the river Rea. Are they flowers or weeds? How to identify wildflowers, folk lore and fun activities
for children along the way.
Bug Hunt - 9th August, The Dingles, meet at Tritiford road entrance B13 OEU, nr Our Lady of
It’s the small things that count! Let’s see how many bugs we can find in the wild places. Bug hunting.
River Dipping - 16th August, meet Sarehole Mill car park, B13 0BD, wear wellies!
Help survey the river, find out about the creatures that live in and near the river.
Teddy Bears Picnic - 23rd August –, meet Haunch lane entrance, Billesley Common B13 0PN.
Back by popular demand, Bring your bear and adult for a bear work out and lunch. Please bring your own
lunch, bear and adult.
Shelter building - 30th August, meet Cannon Hill, tea rooms B13 8RD
Can you build a waterproof shelter in the woods? Are you ready for this team challenge!?
Be prepared for the British weather!
Water, wellies, sunblock and hats!
Messy church update
Now the second Saturday of the month.
Saturday 1st July
'Funtopia' - bouncy castle, inflatable slide, soft play etc....
Entrance: £5 child, £2:50 supervising adult
The Big Sleuth
Starts Monday 10th July-Sunday 17th September
Ward End Fire Station Open Day
Saturday and Sunday 29/30 July
4 Weeks Drama Classes- Giveaway- For Young People
To celebrate our 21st Anniversary, we are giving away free drama places for young people aged 6-17 years at our selected venues in Birmingham and across the Midlands during the six weeks holidays.
This is an ideal opportunity to take part in a local youth theatre class free of charge.
Classes are taught by professional actors & directors with places being made available for young people aged 6-17 years of age. All classes work towards an annual show with castings taking place in September. Those attending the workshops will also be entitled to priority opportunities with enrolment in September 2017.
To book a place or for more details email firstname.lastname@example.org
Carousel at Sutton Town Hall
24-28 October 2017
To book contact 07873192715 or 01212447475
The Community Environmental Trust
These events are free but we strongly advise you to book in advance to allow us to prepare sufficient resources and tools.
Big Easter Breakfast
Wednesday 12th April, 10am at Elim Church
10th-17th April, 11am-3pm
Under 16's free entrance Monday to Friday
The worlds biggest annual fundraising swim - for all ages and abilities.
In aid of Marie Curie, the UK's leading charity for people with any terminal illness.
15th April, 11am-5pm
The Custard Factory
Lots of Easter activities on offer.
Dinosaurs in the Wild
Unleashed at the NEC from Saturday 24th June to Thursday 24th August.
Book your ground-breaking, live action, family adventure now!
0844 581 4923
Great Midlands Fun Run
Sutton Coldfield, Sunday 4th June, 11am.
8.5 mile fun run, all welcome. Apply by 24th March www.greatmidlandsfunrun.org
Beat the Street
Walk, ride or run the streets of Sandwell to find boxes and earn points.
18Feb - 7 April www.beatthestreet.me/sandwell
Singing in the Rain
Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th June at Lichfield Garrick.
Four Oaks Children's Centre
New courses for next half term:
- Baby Massage (£20 four week course at Boldmere Methodist Church), please contact Bush Babies Children's Centre on 0121 354 9230.
- Grow with Baby (Free five week course for post natal moms and babies)
- Baby Signing (£20 five week course for babies and toddlers approx. 6 months - 2 years old)
- Minworth Stay + Play (New time)
- Save a Baby's Life/Save a Child's Life (One course for ante natal/post natal parents; another for parents of toddlers upwards, convenient times for working parents).
Steam Train Experience
Every Sunday from 16th July to 3rd September 2017, from Birmingham Snow Hill or Moor Street to Stratford-upon-Avon.
St Patricks Day Parade
12th March 2017, 12-3pm
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
Warwick Arts Centre, 14-16th April
Family fun day age 4+, 25th March 10.30-4.30pm at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts.
Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens
1940's event, 6th and 7th May, 11am-4pm
Peppa Pig and George!
Severn Valley Railway, 6-7th May
Giant Miniature Weekend
At Stratford Barn Railway, 6-7th May. Visit www.stratfordbarnrailway.co.uk
21st-25th February, 7.30pm at Bishop Vesey Grammar School - featuring our very own Dean Lofthouse!
Box office 01922 745678
Half term at Birmingham Museums
Whodunit Murder Mystery at Aston Hall; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Think Tank; Middle Earth Week at Sarehole Mill.
Home-Start Family Group
At Gunter Primary School, Mondays 10am-12pm.
Free family group for Home Start families from birth to 5.
POT OF GOLD CLUB
To help children between the ages of 6 - 11 years who have suffered loss through death or family breakdown.
Starts Monday 6th March, St Johns Church, Walmley, 6.30 - 8pm
This group is completely free of charge.
For more information contact 313 0413 or email@example.com
Pregnancy & Antenatal Yoga Class
Wednesdays 9.30-10.30am, Featherstone Children's Centre.
£18 for 6 weeks or £4 per session.
Places are limited - booking is essential. Call Odilla on 675-2223
Brownies at St Mary's Church
CHANNEL 4 LEGO BUILDING COMPETITION
We have been approached by TV production company Tuesday’s Child Television to ask whether anyone may be interested in taking part in a new programme it is producing for Channel 4 - a competition to find Britain’s best LEGO builders.
The programme makers, who are working in close conjunction with the LEGO Group, are looking for creative people from all backgrounds and of all ages who either already have a passion for LEGO building or would be interested in turning their skills and talent to the art of LEGO building – basically anyone who can create amazing art out of LEGO bricks.
If you would like to learn more about the programme then please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.channel4.com/programmes/take-part/articles/all/are-you-a-lego-obsessive/4990 for more details.
Happy Days Nursery
The music, singing and movement experience for babies and children aged 3 months to 5 years, at Pype Hayes United Reformed Church.
Tuesdays 9.45am mixed ages; 10.40am babies
Call now to book your FREE taster session - Emily on 07792 065001
The Wizard of Oz
25th - 29th October, Lichfield Garrick Theatre.
Harvest & Apple Day celebration
Sunday 16th October 12.30pm - 4.30pm
Harvest displays, sales of heritage apples and juice, orchard tours with the gardener, corn dolly making, falcons, face painting, Morris Dancers and much more!
Bring your own apples: Crush and take home the juice.
Potatoes: Dig up and take home (£1 a pot).
The Wind in the Willows
21st November to 31st December
The Old Rep Theatre
Learn your times tables!
Go to http://www.percyparker.com and YouTube for some catchy tunes that will make remembering your times tables a doddle! Thank you to Abigail in year 5 for the recommendation.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Wednesday 26th to Saturday 29th October
Warwick Art Centre
Check ticket availability at www.warwickartcenter.co.uk
Air Space Trampoline Park - ASD session
Wolverhampton, last Sunday of every month, 7-9pm
£12 for 2 hour session, free access for one accompanying adult, free socks and refreshments!
Sessions are very popular, so book on 0845 0941 888 to avoid disappointment (www.air-space.co.uk)
The Castle has a wealth of history to be explored, with opportunities for everyone to touch and use some of the items they have on display.
Youngstars Community Hub
Youth club running a variety of activities throughout the week, as well as day trips to places like Wickstead park and Breen. Also offer a school holiday playscheme.
Contact 0121 439 409 or www.weareyoungstars.co.uk
Carnival of Giants!
Telford Town park, 11am-4pm
FREE family fun
Pype Hayes park
Free fun family games, including archery, football, tennis, volley ball and much more.
Tuesday 26th July, 1-5pm
My Little Pony friendship tour bus
10am-5pm, St Martins Square, FREE
Check out Aston Hall's website for LOTS of exciting events and activities for all ages...
Hatton Country Park
Thank you Millie Barton for this excellent recommendation for a day out full of fun, animals and beautiful surroundings.
The Wonderful World of Trains
19th June, 10am-5pm
DADS GO FREE!
Family Fun Day
Severn Valley Railway
Step back into the 1940's on 25th June.
See website for more details www.svr.co.uk
Love Your Bike!
5th July, 4.30pm-6.30pm
Birmingham New Street Station
- free safety check
- free security marking
and much more!
Black Country Living Museum
16th-17th July, 1940's weekend
Charges apply - see www.bclm.co.uk
Bumble hole, Dudley
Family fun day 26th July
All activities FREE!
Dinosaur Day, Severn Valley Country Park
10am-12pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
Monday to Friday of the school holidays, 1pm.
'Pot of Gold' weekly support group
For children aged 6-11 who have experienced loss, through death or familly breakdown. 6.30pm - 8pm Mondays, beginning 7th March. Free of charge. Upper lounge of St John's church, Walmley. For further info email email@example.com.
The first Saturday of every month, 4pm-6pm. Come along and join in some family fun and enjoy a shared tea. As a family join in with messy activities and think about others and your own family. Most of all, spend a couple of hours with your family and have fun.
Lasting approximately one hour, departing from canal side behind the ICC.
Find out more about Soho House, Aston Hall, Sarehole Mill, Blakesley Hall and the Jewellery Quarter by searching online...
Tuesdays 10am - 12pm, Barney's Children's Centre.
Click here for more information.