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5 Free Things to Do with Kids in Birmingham This Easter

Easter is a holiday of decadent chocolate eggs and cute bunny rabbits. With all this chocolate energy fueling your kids, you will likely need to keep them occupied. Buying chocolate as well as keep the little rascals busy, may sound expensive. Well, we have done our homework to make these holidays memorable and inexpensive. Here are our five favourite free (or almost free) things to do this Easter in Birmingham.

The Thinktank Science Garden

This is a fantastic option for everyone that can be a great hands-on experience. Learn how to harness natural energy, or how it feels to ride in a wagon with square wheels. There are also shows and workshops for a more theoretical approach. It is free after 3pm every day, although closing times vary (depending on light).

Natural Play Trail at Sandwell Valley Nature Reserve

Who doesn’t love making a classic gooey mud pie? A great choice for those that don’t mind getting a bit muddy, particularly with the April rains. It might get wet, but there is an opportunity to see all types of wildlife. Explore the natural play trail and try your hand at den building, balance beams, secret paths and a mud kitchen. Keep an eye on their website for other events and workshops.

The Great Easter Egg Hunt at Weoley Castle

This is a one time event on April 21st, so be prepared. It does cost ₤2, but when else can you explore the ruins of a 750 year old moated manor house by chasing the kids around searching for eggs? Can’t make it on the 21st? Not to worry, they have other workshops and events too.

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Down to Earth by Park Lives

Another great chance to burn some energy and get a little dirty. Down to Earth’s description sounds a little mysterious with their only instructions being to dress for the weather and to get messy.  But, it’s free, educational and given by park ranger ‘Dean’. What could go wrong? Check their website for session dates.

Birmingham Museum Collections Centre

A very different option from those above, for the older ones, perhaps? This is the museum of all museums. It only opens on the last Friday of every month, and is limited to just 6 people per booking. But, at 1.5 hectares and holding 80% of Birmingham museums’ stored collections, this is definitely one to plan for in advance. With a behind the scenes atmosphere and so many different collections, this is an intriguing place to explore.

Whether you are feeling a chocolate coma coming along or just exhausted from trying to keep up with the children, you’ll want to collapse into your a deluxe hotel room at Park Regis Birmingham. Book our Easter offer and enjoy 30% off our Bed and Breakfast rate when booking direct in April!

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