Need a gameplan for this February half term to keep your little ones entertained? We have crafted your very own guide of things to do this February half term in Birmingham, to keep the ‘I’m bored’s at bay! Birmingham is brimming with museums, creative centres, the famous Cadbury World, zoos, children’s afternoon teas, parks, and more!
CADBURY WORLD HALF TERM TREATS
This February half-term, set sail at Cadbury World on Freddo’s Treasure Trove from the 10th – 18th February! Learn what it takes to become a pirate on the seven seas with Freddo and Captain Jack in the 15-minute show. Bursting with goodies (chocolatey ones of course!) and laughs, this is included in your standard Cadbury World entry ticket. Furthermore, the Character Afternoon Tea is back on the menu for this February half term. Alongside a Cadbury inspired afternoon tea in their Café Conservatory, you will get to meet and pose for a selfie with the Caramel Bunny, Freddo and Mr. Cadbury’s Parrot!
Your ticket will also grant you access to the historic and magical journey through the chocolatey land of Beanville, a ride on the Cadabra ride, the chance to see the famous drumming gorilla, exciting interactive zones, the 4D Cinema to take an exhilarating cinematic ride on the Crunchie rollercoaster – and SO much more!
HALF TERM AT THINKTANK BIRMINGHAM SCIENCE MUSEUM
On Sunday 11th February, Thinktank will be celebrating International Women and Girls in Science Day. This is to inspire young girls and women who are interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). There will be activities, workshops and talks for all ages, such as: challenging stereotypes workshop with STEM Learning (at ages 11+), veterinary science, inspiring women in STEM, and witches & botany. Other activities will include: ‘Mini-Engineers’ session in The Den, DNA session, and plenty more! Be sure to check the full list of really interesting talks and workshops here.
There will be also be plenty other exclusive half term events going on at Thinktank, such as their Planetarium Show, the interactive Our World From Space Family Show and Our World From Space Busking to learn all about satellites and how they work with the chance to see the world as satellites do.
LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTRE BIRMINGHAM – NOSTALGIC FUN FOR ALL AGES
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham’s February half term event will be running from 10th – 25th February 2024, where the whole family are invited to enjoy all things LEGO! Run free in the indoor LEGO playground which includes their 4D cinema, MINILAND, two exciting rides, build stations, soft play as well as some exclusive half term activities. February half term will invite you to embark on a LEGO Scavenger Hunt, learn new skills from our LEGO playmakers, colour themed build challenges, and have a go at creating an incredible build for their metropolis.
Did you know that they also offer Adult Nights? This would be perfect if you’re a teacher looking to make plans over half-term week! Re-visit nostalgic childhood memories brought by the magic and creativity of LEGO here in Birmingham. Enjoy a night out with a difference with your friends, or partner for a one-of-a-kind date!
BLUEY AND BINGO AT WEST MIDLANDS SAFARI PARK
The children’s show which parents secretly love! Bluey and Bingo will be dropping by West Midlands Safari Park this February half term. From Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February, Bluey and Bingo will be making special appearances at intervals throughout each day. If you’d like to meet and catch a photo with them, you can reserve your meet and greet time slot here. This is included in your general admission ticket, which also enables you to go on the four-mile safari, visit the Discovery Trail, watch sea lion shows, see reptiles and have fun in the play areas and theme park!
GET CREATIVE THIS HALF TERM AT THE MAC
Get creative this half term! Home to Cannon Hill Park, MAC (Midlands Art Centre), will be offering unmissable family shows and screenings, such as Wonka, and hands-on creative course this February half term in Birmingham. Construct and decorate alien figures, invent new gadgets for the space age using 2D and 3D techniques in Alien Art on Monday 12th February. Children can explore drama and creative craft skills on the theme of Valentine’s Day, in the Valentine’s Day Craft and Drama workshop. This will include learning to write and then share their very own poems, and craft Valentine’s Day gifts and decorations. Visit here to full list of the activities going taking place at the MAC this February half term.
OUTDOOR FUN AT THE LICKEY HILLS
There’s nothing that a bit of fresh air can’t fix. Nestled on the outskirts of Birmingham, the Lickey Hills is a woodland oasis, transporting you away from the city bustle. Enjoy circular woodland paths, the children’s play area, tri-golf for children, and table tennis. Not forgetting the notable Beacon Hill which treats you to stunning landscape views of 13 counties. Also, Lickey Hills is equipped with a cosy café to end your stroll with a hot beverage.
CHILDREN’S AFTERNOON TEA AT PARK REGIS BIRMINGHAM
Our Children’s Afternoon Tea has been going down a storm since its relaunch last year. Stacked with cake pops, chocolate mud pots and marshmallow stacks, and some healthy bites of course! Enjoy carrots and hummus as well as cheese and cucumber sandwiches. Pop along this February half term for just £13.95 per child. Book here.