It’s that time of year again where you have 6 weeks on your hands to fill with fun and engaging activities for your little ones! We have gathered some ideas for you to keep everyone in the family entertained during the summer holidays here in Birmingham. Everything from theatre shows to where to eat, the FRIENDS experience, museums to parks, you will soon be equipped with a packed schedule for the summer school holidays.
The Lion King at Birmingham Hippodrome
Here in Birmingham for a limited season, Disney’s The Lion King has marked its territory at Birmingham Hippodrome for the Summer! Follow Simba’s journey to fulfil his destiny to be King of the Pridelands, in this theatrical phenomenon. Showing from 6th July – 16th September 2023, the show adapts the beloved soundtrack classics from the film. From the tear-jerking the ‘Circle of Life’ and ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’ to the uplifting ‘Hakuna Matata’ and ‘I Just Can’t Wait To Be King’, witness Birmingham Hippodrome erupt into the vibrant colour, music and sounds of African culture. There are limited tickets available so be sure to get in there quick! Book here.
The FRIENDS Experience – The One in Birmingham
Could we BE anymore excited about the Friends Experience being here in Birmingham?! From the 8th July – 3rd September 2023, explore the sets from the world’s favourite comedy series! Drop by Joey and Chandler’s apartment, Monica and Rachel’s apartment, where you can be pictured by the iconic purple door, and enjoy a cup of joe at Central Perk? Frolic by the iconic water fountain form the opening credits, lounge on the orange couch, recreate the famous “PIVOT!” scene down the staircase and browse the outfits and props from the show. Only in Birmingham for a limited time over the summer, be sure to grab your tickets for all the family here!
Thinktank Science Museum
Located in Birmingham city centre and just a few minutes’ walk from Moor Street Station. Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum is an interactive four-floor science and discovery museum for children of all ages! Explore MiniBrum, which is a child-sized mini city, a 4K Planetarium where you can experience an immersive journey to the stars; learn about Birmingham’s industrial past via steam engines, trains, cars, and planes from time gone by. Then complete your visit in the interactive outdoor Science Garden. For more information or to book your tickets today, visit here.
Digbeth Dining Club
Street food, no-fuss dining and fantastic for all the family. Digbeth Dining Club showcases the very best street food traders from Birmingham and beyond. Dotted about the midlands in their permanent locations, you can opt to visit either Hockley Social Club, Herbert’s Yard (located in Longbridge) or Coventry Dining Club. With monthly rotating vendors, which you can view their full list of traders here, these ‘local neighbourhood hangouts’ cleverly combine fantastic food and casual dining.
What’s more, there are no entry fee to these venues.
Cannon Hill Park
Step out of the city buzz and get the whole family active and moving at Cannon Hill Park. Birmingham’s very own little oasis offers plenty of outdoor activities to get the steps in and cheeks rosy from all the fresh air. Start off on the Boating Lake on a swan pedal boat where you can soak up the lovely sights of the park by water! Visit lots of different animals in the Nature Centre including reptiles, birds, monkeys, red pandas, and other furry favourites such as guinea pigs, goats, pigs and sheep. Specifically designed for children ranging the age of toddlers to 10 year olds, make sure to also visit the Fun Park which is packed with games, rides and activities. Other activities available include the Land Train, sports facilities, mini golf at Golden Putter, cafes, and the MAC Centre which includes a theatre, cinema, workshops and more.
Children’s Afternoon Tea at Park Regis Birmingham
Need to feed the hungry mouths of your little ones? Opt for our brand new, exciting Children’s Afternoon Tea! Think cake pops, chocolate mud pots, mini milkshakes, marshmallow stacks. Not forgetting some healthy bites too! Carrots and hummus, cheese sandwiches and cucumber sandwiches. Book this chocolatey treat here. £13.95 per child.
Fancy a City Break in Birmingham?
Looking to treat the family to a city break here in Birmingham? Here at Park Regis Birmingham, we are an idea location due to our fantastic local transport links. Situated at the head of Broad Street, we are a 5-minute walk from Five Ways Station, a 3-minute walk to our closest tram-stop, Five Ways, and just a 10-minute walk into the city-centre. Be sure to book direct with us via our SWITCH TO US offer to access exclusive benefits. These include 50% off car parking, complimentary breakfast during your stay, 5% off our Best Available Rate, early check-in (subject to availability), flexible booking conditions and more!