As the weather begins to get milder, it’s a great time to get out and about with the kids. There may not be wall to wall sunshine yet, but in the city there’s so much to do that it won’t matter - especially with our guide to family activities in Birmingham. Read on to find out where to visit this spring.
As the most popular auditorium in the UK, the Hippodrome is a fantastic venue to catch a show. From pantomime to West End hits, this theatre is home to it all - and if you’re looking for things to do in Birmingham during March, you’ll even find dinosaurs here! The captivating Dinosaur World Live production will be playing from 24-26 March, and is the perfect way to entertain your family on a rainy day. Get up close to Microraptor, Triceratops and Segnosaurus, and bring your biggest roar for the fearsome T-Rex!
The Library of Birmingham
Libraries are wonderful places for children, offering them access to a host of stories to fire their imaginations. The ten-storey Library of Birmingham is full to the brim with books, which you can read together in one of the garden terraces or children’s spaces. There are also lots of activities throughout February and March, including Rhyme Time for under 5s, Stay and Play, and Creative Tots, which offers kids a chance to explore craft activities. Older kids can attend the Coder Dojo to brush up their coding skills.
Cannon Hill Park
If you’re keen to find places to visit in Birmingham that allow the kids to run about, Cannon Hill Park is one of the city’s best green spaces. Take a ball and have a kick about, head to the tennis courts, or go cycling around the picturesque paths. If you want to take to the water, there are swan pedal boats for hire, or you can slow the pace and teach the kids how to fish. There’s also a fun park with activities for toddlers to ten year olds, and a 36-hole mini golf course. Tiring the little ones out has never been so simple!
Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum
This award-winning science museum is located in the heart of the city, and has ten galleries full of exciting exhibits. Learn how aircraft fly in the Spitfire Gallery, discover our planet’s diverse life in the Wild Life and Marine World, and step into outer space in the Planetarium. If the weather’s fine you can also get outside into the Science Garden to enjoy a range of fun activities.
Discover a new world this spring
Don’t miss the chance to enter the realm of the dinosaurs with Dinosaur World Live. At 50 minutes long with no interval, it’s perfect for kids aged three and up, and there’s even a chance to make a new dino friend at the meet and greet after the show. Book your tickets today!