My sons birthday is on Jan 2nd. He will be 6 soon. Every year I struggle for something to do as most places are closed being a bank holiday and all that. We don’t do party’s as we will have had lots of get togethers with friends and family over the Xmas/new year period, We live in West Midlands. I’m looking for any suggestions on somewhere I can take him and the family so he feels that he has had a good day. Last year we went to The magic Lantern Festival at Botanical Gardens. The only thing I can find for us to do on the day is The BlueMan Group at the NIA but it is so so so expensive. Any suggestions would be appreciated
Don't know if it's open on that day but have you tried Wonderland at Telford - that's good? Or the panto will be on at Hippodrome? Normally something on at Town Hall around that time too. Do the theatre coupled with meal around Brindleyplace and sea life centre (I'm just bankrupting you here!) Severn Valley Railway?
We don’t do a party’s on that day because most parents I no are still nursing a hangover due to new year or just don’t want to come out their houses as back to school/work on the 3rd. Plus we cram in a lot of party’s and get togethers over the Xmas period ourselves so really can’t face being around more kids then we have to when all the celebrations are over (sounds harsh) we always have a cake on the day but it’s a bit of a tradition just to do something on the day as a family now. When he was 4 and younger we would change the day around to another day so we would be spoilt for choice off things to do but can’t do that now hehe
Things like bowling, cinema, swimming at a fun pool like Alton towers, space centre, etc
He will want to start having parties with his friends though, you can have that any time. DS1 Birthday is 22nd December and we’ve had his party on various dates between 2nd Dec and 8th Jan depending on various factors. DS2 friends birthday is in August and he normally has his party in October! I know mother people who have the birthday party on the half birthday when everything is open.