Brunswick Park

Brunswick Park

Location: Brunswick Park, Wood Green Road or Brunswick Park Road, Wednesbury, WS10 9QR Opening Hours: From dawn to dusk. “Brunswick Park was opened in 1887 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. The park offers a range of facilities including outdoor gym equipment, childrens play area, multi gamed area, tennis courts, skate park area, bandstand, football and circular walks” – Quoted from Sandwell Council website. We headed there for our first time yesterday for somewhere different to get some fresh air….

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Pirlo’s Dessert Lounge

Pirlo’s Dessert Lounge

Location: Pirlo’s Dessert Lounge, 6 Coventry Street, Digbeth, Birmingham. Opening Times: 12pm – 1am every day. We decided to spend the last day of 2018 eating, before the usual New Years diets start (that usually last a fortnight). And with thanks to Buckt we were able to do this with our Buckt monthly subscription. I’ve mentioned Buckt lots before, but if you’ve missed it, there’s more information here http://www.smallhousebigtrips.co.uk/a-month-of-buckt/, it’s a monthly subscription (we have a duo pack which gets…

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Sandwell Valley Country Park, Adventure Playgrounds

Sandwell Valley Country Park, Adventure Playgrounds

Venue: Sandwell Valley Country Park, Sandwell Valley, Salters Lane, West Bromwich, B71 4BG Opening Times: Gates are currently open until 5:30pm Prices: FREE. The only cost is if you come via car and then car parking is 40p per hour which I personally think is fantastic value. Sandwell Valley was the place that we decided to start our year of adventures, yesterday. We put on our thickest coats (but forgot our hats, scarves and gloves) and headed in to explore…

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea at Birmingham Town Hall

The Tiger Who Came to Tea at Birmingham Town Hall

This afternoon we headed over to Birmingham Town Hall to watch The Tiger Who Came to Tea. One of the best selling children’s story books by Judith Kerr, written and published in 1968 and now adapted for stage by David Wood. We love Birmingham Town Hall as the events held here are always very well organised, the seats are comfy and it seems that wherever you sit you still have a great view of the stage, the sound is great…

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Oak Tree Farm Christmas Pallet Tree Making

Oak Tree Farm Christmas Pallet Tree Making

Location: Oak Tree Farm, Gravelley Lane, Stonnall, Walsall Price: £10 per child Event: Christmas Craft Making – Pallet Trees We headed to a Christmas Craft Session at Oak Tree Farm in Stonnall earlier in December and it was fantastic. Matilda and Jemima (and all of the other children) were given all of the materials (in stages and with demonstrations) to hammer together, paint, glitter, drill the base onto and add lights to. All of the materials and demonstrations were included…

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Little Dessert Shop, Mere Green

Little Dessert Shop, Mere Green

Location: Little Dessert Shop, Mulberry Walk, Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield. Earlier in December, just after Jemima had been poorly, we decided to have a Friday treat and head over to the Little Dessert Shop in Mere Green. We arrived just after midday and it was lovely and quiet and incredibly clean. We chose our table and had a look at the extensive dessert menu. Jemima chose a Ho Ho Ho Christmas Santa Waffle with items to decorate it with; white…

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One Day Theatre, Tiny Dancers Christmas Party

One Day Theatre, Tiny Dancers Christmas Party

Last week we attended the very first One Day Theatre, 0-5’s Christmas Party at Boston Tea Party in Harborne and it was a great success. Fully booked with not a single space free, we were glad that we had booked onto this class earlier in December when it was announced. The party class was only £5 which was a bargain. And it also had a 50% discount for siblings. There are not many Christmas party classes that only charge £5…

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Emily Brown and The Thing. A Tall Stories Production at Birmingham Hippodrome. On until Jan 6th 2019.

Emily Brown and The Thing. A Tall Stories Production at Birmingham Hippodrome. On until Jan 6th 2019.

Yesterday (Sunday 23rd December) the Smallhousebigtrips household were invited along to watch Emily Brown and The Thing at Birmingham Hippodrome in the Patrick Studio. We were excited and could not wait. Last year we had been to see the Tall Stories Production of The Snow Dragon, which we had absolutely LOVED (we still talk about this play now as it remains a firm favourite of Matildas) and knowing that the same Artistic Directors (Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell) and Producer…

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Staffordshire Regiment Museum in Lichfield

Staffordshire Regiment Museum in Lichfield

Location: Staffordshire Regiment Museum, Tamworth Road, Whittington, Lichfield, WS14 9PY Opening Times: Monday to Sunday 10am – 4pm. Prices: Adults £4, Children over 3 £3, under 3s are free. Family ticket (2 adults 2/3 children) is £10. We headed over to The Staffordshire Regiment Museum last Saturday afternoon for the Wartime at Christmas exhibition at the museum. We had never been before so didn’t know what to expect and with the weather pretty much a heavy downpour we weren’t sure…

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Guest Post: The Wizard of Oz – Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Guest Post: The Wizard of Oz – Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Event: The Wizard of Oz Location: Birmingham Rep Theatre Dates: Until the 13 January 2019 Ticket Prices: From £15 Running Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes (including interval) Age Guidance: Suitable for those aged 7 or above The Birmingham Rep’s version of the Wizard of Oz has brought the classic musical into the 21st century. They say change is good and I would have to agree. Having been given the tickets by my sister in law (Smallhousebigtrips) I wasn’t sure…

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