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Half term ideas for Birmingham

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Auntygrems Thu 26-May-11 19:48:57

We are spending half term in Birmingham, need ideas on fun places to take my 5 year old.

Thanks

wearymum200 Thu 26-May-11 20:35:57

Sea life centre in Birmingham itself if weather bad
Black country living museum
Haven't been to dudley zoo for years, but when I went, it was the most depressing zoo ever.
Coventry (short train ride) has a museum of motor transport which is a big hit with my DS (5)

nonicknamemum Sat 28-May-11 00:16:35

Cadbury World (not cheap and you will need to book tickets in advance if going in half-term, but my children aged 7 and 10 really liked it).

The Think Tank has a nice play area for young children.

cazzybabs Sat 28-May-11 13:46:19

if you have a car ...
hanbury hall
west midlands safari park
midlands art centre has a nice playground but busy
museum and art gallery
botanical gardens
seven valley railway
clent hills

ColonelBrandonsBiggestGroupie Sun 29-May-11 17:24:29

The Nature Centre combined with the park and perhaps lunch in the Mac (the Mac may well have a children's film or show on too).

Walking in the Lickey Hills (the visitor centre has a good playground).

Doyouthinktheysaurus Sun 29-May-11 17:27:55

Cadbury world is great.

Warwick Castle

That's what we have just done anywaygrin

hugeleyoutnumbered Sun 29-May-11 17:43:06

tomorrow, the book bash at aston hall brilliant day we went last year, or the lord mayors show, in city center I think,

fair ground at cannon hill all rides 50p

think tank, brilliant day out, donsaurs at the mo

dudley zoo, really easy by bus too

sealife center

hickory dickory's kings heath

malvern park in solihull, also called brueton park, not sure why grin

blakesley hall

check out your local library for activities

also shirley park is great play area mini golf plenty of room for ball games cycling roller skating etc

solihull ice rink

have a fantasic week

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