Summer Holidays 2018, Events and Activities. Birmingham and Surrounding Areas

Summer Holidays 2018, Events and Activities. Birmingham and Surrounding Areas

Those who have been following my page for a while will have noticed that I missed out my What’s On in July section and that’s because I’ve been busy working on the ‘What’s On in the Summer Holidays’ section. 6 whole weeks of fun and activities for your little ones. Some free, some for a small fee, some for that little bit more as a special treat. It’s all on here. If I’ve missed anything that you think people might…

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A Family Friendly Carvery in a 4* Hotel Restaurant: 1565 Restaurant

A Family Friendly Carvery in a 4* Hotel Restaurant: 1565 Restaurant

Location: 1565 Restaurant, Bar and Open Terrace, Park Regis Birmingham, 160 Broad Street, Birmingham, B15 1DT Event: Sunday Carvery Opening Time: The Sunday Carvery runs from 12pm – 2:30pm Price: Adults £14.95, Children aged 5-12 £7.50, Under 5s eat for FREE On Sunday we headed over to Park Regis Hotel for a Sunday Carvery at the 1565 Restaurant, Bar and Open Terrace. We had been to the restaurant a year ago when my husband treated me to an afternoon tea…

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Birmingham Royal Ballet. First Steps: An Introduction to Ballet

Birmingham Royal Ballet. First Steps: An Introduction to Ballet

Event: Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) First Steps: An Introduction to Ballet Location: Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham, B5 4TB Date: 29th June 2018 Time: 1pm Length: 60 minutes Price: £12.50 each Just over a week ago, if you follow my Instagram stories, you will know that I took Jemima to her first ever ballet show. Birmingham Royal Ballet were doing their First Steps: An Introduction to Ballet session at Birmingham Hippodrome (Devised by the very talented Marion Tait) and…

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The Strings Club at BTP

The Strings Club at BTP

Event: Quaver Concert No.1 Feat. The Paul Edwards Trio Location: Boston Tea Party, 30 Harborne Road, Edgbaston, B15 3AA Time and Date: 10:30am on Friday 6th July. Due to be on a monthly basis. Price: £5 per adult, Children FREE On Friday we headed along to The Boston Tea Party for The String Clubs, Quaver Concert No. 1 held in the beautiful orangery room. This is definitely the room you would want to use to hire out for a small…

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Fairy Trail, WM Wheats & Sons

Fairy Trail, WM Wheats & Sons

Location: The Fairy Trail, WM Wheat & Son, 520 Chester Road, Aldridge, WS9 0PU Opening Times: Monday – Saturday: 9:00am to 5:00pm Sundays – 10:30am to 4:30pm Price: FREE Last week we headed over to the Fairy Trail in Aldridge. For those who haven’t heard of the trail, it’s hidden in the enchanted woodland alongside Bourne Pool. This is where you will find a magical world of Fairies, Unicorns, Mermaids, Gnomes and Trolls. Every time we go, we manage to…

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Legoland Discovery Centre, Birmingham

Legoland Discovery Centre, Birmingham

Location: Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham, King Edwards Road, Birmingham, B1 2AA Opening Times: Weekdays 10am – 5pm, Weekends 10am – 7pm. School holidays (23rd July – 2nd September) 10am – 7pm. Ticket Prices: £15 if prebooked online, £20 if you turn up and pay on the door. Vouchers for 40% off are already being distributed (my daughter had one in her school bag today). There’s also a joint ticket price where you can pay £25 for entry into Legoland and…

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Ballet Bears

Ballet Bears

Class: Ballet Bears Location: Quaker Meeting House, Kenelm Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6HD Time: 10:30-11:15am Age Group: 2 to 5 years Price: £5 a session Company Website Address: http://www.kidsletsdance.co.uk What a fantastic class this was. By far our favourite dance class. We went to watch Birmingham Royal Ballets First Steps – Introduction to Ballet last week (review coming over the next couple of days) and it was the start of Jemimas new love of ballet. I did ballet as a…

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The Confetti Fields

The Confetti Fields

Have you heard of the Confetti Fields before? Last year was my first year of knowing that they existed and I tried to go on the last day but with a mass of traffic and leaving a bit too late, they closed and I missed them. This year I was determined not to have that happen, so we left home at 9:30am and arrived just before 10:30am on the first Sunday that they were open. If you have never heard…

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Kingstanding Wellbeing Centre

Kingstanding Wellbeing Centre

Location: Kingstanding Wellbeing Centre, Dulwich Road, B44 0EW Opening Times: Various. Please check the website here for more details (new timetable is coming into use from July 2018) Prices: If you pay your council tax to Birmingham City Council, you are entitled to a BeActive Card which entitles you to free swimming at certain times. I paid under £5 for entry for me and Matilda. Kingstanding Leisure Centre (as it used to be called), has always held fond memories for…

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Messy Me Splash Mat

Messy Me Splash Mat

M.E.S.S.Y. M.E Have you heard of Messy Me? They are the providers of the best quality splash mats, aprons and covers that I’ve come across. Made from hard wearing oil cloth making it easy to wipe clean, you are also able to put it through the washing machine on an occasional wash at 30 degrees. A couple of months ago we got a soft grey stars splash mat from Messy Me (check out the range at Messy Me Website) and…

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