May half-term is upon us! And believe it or not, this is the last break before the big six weeks! No doubt, the kids will be getting excited for school (very nearly) being out for summer, so we suggest you take this opportunity to treat them to a beautiful day out before they knuckle down for the last few weeks of the academic year!

As always there is a host of wonderful things to do in the city and beyond. We think it’s worth picking a handful of these activities to enjoy over the week because all of them sound like an absolute blast! All varied and mega-fun!

If travel costs are a concern then set off early whilst the sun is shining and attempt a couple in one day. All possible with National Express West Midlands who are more than happy to take you across the county using their mTicket app, which allows 2 adults and 4 children, or up to 5 adults travel for just £7 per day! This little saviour is downloadable now via the App Store or Google Play.

Here a just a few suggestions for the next fun-packed few days:

The Garden Beautiful, Winterbourne House and Garden, 29th May

 A hidden gem, based in Edgbaston. The Winterbourne House and Garden will be introducing The Garden Beautiful for one day only. All part of Birmingham Civic Society’s The City Beautiful centenary celebrations. Children can come along and put those green fingers to good use by planting their own seeds and exploring the greenery. A must for inquisitive little ones! Colouring activities are also available. And for buy one get one free entry, who can say no?

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Dino Dig, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 29th & 31st May.

Do you have a budding little scientist? Or just an adventurous soul who wouldn’t mind trying their hand at palaeontology for the day? Whichever, the Dino Dig is hugely popular with kiddies of all interests. After all, it isn’t every day you get to play make believe and unearth dinosaur bones, fossils and fragments. They won’t forget this fun, yet informative experience in a hurry, and they’ll be begging to come back next time! Book one of the three time-slots beforehand to avoid disappointment with this one!

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Creation Station, Resorts World Birmingham, 30th May – 1st June.

 This one is certainly a winner! It may even keep your little kiddies quiet for an hour or so! Children can really let their creative energies flow here, as suggested by the event’s title, of course! The Creation Station are award-winning arts and crafts classes for all ages! Always a hit with the youngsters, and with the May instalment taking a creature theme, no doubt this one will get them buzzing too! A great excuse to explore Resorts World, if you haven’t been before.

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Half Term Fun, Botanical Gardens, 28th May – 1st June.


Ultimate family fun is to be had at this iconic site. Across the entire week this Birmingham beauty will be hosting a variety of activities day-to-day to keep you and your young ones entertained! Choose wisely as the programme changes daily. Monday (28/05) is arts & crafts, as is Friday (01/06) with the added extra of face-painting. Tuesday (29/05) & Thursday (31/05) sees the Botanicals offer you in to meet the animals – expect exotic breeds of snake, frog, salamander and snail! Biddledy Bob will make an appearance Wednesday (30/05) with fun, games and music throughout the day.

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Eid Family Day, Soho House, 1st June.

Soho House will be awash with vibrancy on the 1st June. Let the children come and marvel at the wonders and learn more about their own or others’ culture and customs! Activities throughout the day will include Henna, face-painting, crafts and sports. There will be a bouncy castle too, so pretty hard to say no to this one! A great day out in partnership with Active Parks Birmingham, Handsworth Community and Beat The Street.

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Decisions, decisions! So much to do, with just a week to do it in! Definitely let National Express West Midlands take the weight off and click here for more information on the mTicket App!

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