If you’re a parent, you’ll be fully aware of the mixture of panic, dread and pleasure when the phrase ‘half term’ is muttered. Congratulations! You’re now faced with entertaining one or more hyperactive balls of energy for five straight days (nine if you include the weekends). But it’s okay, because Park Regis are here to fill your half term diary with some fun and inexpensive activities to keep those tykes entertained and wear them out, so that you can eat a sweet treat to yourself, in peace.
1. Take a bike round around the canals
It is time to dig out the shin pads and helmets out of the cupboard and get on your bikes. With the warmer weather (slowly) coming in, a bike ride around the Birmingham canals is a great way to get some exercise, fill your lungs with fresh air and tire the kids out. There are over 100 miles of navigable canals stretching from Birmingham to Wolverhampton, making for plenty of sites to see and screens to explore.
2. Visit the Library of Birmingham
Birmingham is home to one of the most beautiful libraries in the UK. The Library of Birmingham boasts a plethora of books and activities for children to lose themselves in, and you can enjoy a coffee with friends. There are always events and activities for you to attend, and with so many floors the chances of your kids getting bored is fairly minimal. What makes this even better is the fact that it is a free activity, and a fairly social one as well! Don’t forget to check out the beautiful Shakespeare Gardens and Secret Garden – unless you’re scared of heights of course!
3. Cadbury World
Birmingham is synonymous for the half glass full chocolate and renowned for the idyllic village in which it came from. Take the kids to Bourneville for the day and indulge in Cadbury World. From learning about the history of the cocoa bean to having some amazing experiences the day will be choc-full of fun. When there’s chocolate involved, it is a great day for everyone!
4. Go Ape
Go Ape is the perfect place for thrill seekers to make the most out of zip wires, Tarzan swings, rope ladders and obstacles that make exercise just that little bit better… Go Ape in Cannock Chase sits just outside of Birmingham, and makes the most out of the natural beauty that Britain has to offer. With over 1,465 metres of obstacles and a hefty jump of 14 metres your kids will be able to face all the fun dangers in the world in the safest way possible.
5. Cannon Hill Park
You can find Cannon Hill Park in the South of Birmingham hiding away 250 acres of woodland and greenery. With two children’s play parks, lake boats, an arts centre, bumper cars, a kids roller coaster, crazy golf and so much more, it is a great and inexpensive way to entertain the kids and spend some quality time together!
If you’re looking for things to do with your children during half term, then why not visit Birmingham for a few days? There is so many things to do in Birmingham and so many things to see it is sure to be a memorable experience. There are some incredible places to visit and Park Regis is the must see hotel on Broad Street, offering fine sky-high dining at Rofuto or family friendly afternoon tea at 1565 Bar & Restaurant. Enjoy your event, relax in our hotel rooms and check out everything Birmingham has to offer.
Book now and start your 2017 on the right foot! For more information and booking do not hesitate to call 0121 369 5555.