25th Jun, 2019

Our definitive guide to half-term activities in Bromsgrove, Birmingham and beyond

Tristan Harris 17th Feb, 2019 Updated: 18th Feb, 2019

HERE is our extensive round-up of half-term activities in Bromsgrove, South Birmingham and beyond –

Avoncroft Museum

Children can take part in a fashion blast from the past over half-term with exhibitions showing what was fashionable for ordinary men and women to wear from Anglo Saxon times to the late 20th century.

Youngsters can try on clothes and even design some clothes for the future.

The activities are 90 minutes long and will run in the Guesten Hall at 11am and 1.30pm every day between Tuesday and Friday, February 19 to 22.

Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian and activities will need to be pre-booked by calling 01527 831363.

 

Artrix, Bromsgrove

A STAGE adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel Mimi and the Mountain Dragon is heading to Artrix this half-term.

The show by Skewbald Theatre takes place at 2pm on Thursday, February 21, and features songs, puppetry, snow and magical dragons.

Tickets for the play are £12 for adults and £10 for under 16s. Family tickets are available for £40.

There are also screenings of the film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at 2pm on Monday, February 19, 11am on Wednesday, February 20, and at 11am on Friday, February 22.

Tickets are £5.

Visit www.artrix.co.uk or call 01527 577330 for tickets or more information.

 

Belbroughton Tennis Club

TENNIS holiday camps run this Tuesday and Wednesday, February 19 and 20 at the the club.

There will be great coaching and fun games for children aged four to 14.

The sessions run from 9am to 3pm and are £24 each day.

Visit https://belbroughton.i2cplaytennis.co.uk/ for more information.

 

Birmingham MAC

Monday, February 18, Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science comes to the MAC.

Shows are at 11am and 2pm and include Mark creating fireballs, fire tornadoes and explosive chemical reactions.

Call 0121 446 3232 for tickets and more info.

 

Birmingham Museums

There is loads going on at the Birmingham Museums over half-term, including cuddling creatures at Blakesley Hall at the Animal Mania Day on Wednesday, February 20, and a host of events at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery throughout the week.

Among them will be making masks, inventive crafts, junk modelling and peculiar portraits.

There will be two major exhibitions – Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing and Too Cute!

There will also be a whodunnit murder mystery at Aston Hall on Saturday, February 23, and more family fun at Sarehole Mill, the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Soho House and Weoley Castle.

And don’t forget the Thinktank where youngsters can explore the Science Garden, Planetarium, Marine World Gallery and the Lego Studio.

Visit http://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/bmag/whats-on for more.

Botanical Gardens, Edgbaston

Sessions are between 10.30am and 3.30pm each day.

Youngsters can meet the animals, go bug-hunting in the grounds, go on story walks and get creative with arts and crafts.

Check out the Botanical Gardens Facebook page or call 0121 454 1860

 

Droitwich Heritage Centre

There will be a medieval day on Wednesday, February 20.

The activities, suitable for those aged between six and 12, will take place between 10am and 3.30pm.

Admission is £3 per child on the day. No advanced booking is needed.

 

Selly Manor

From Monday to Friday there is Time Traveller adventures at Selly Manor in Bournville.

Families explore the museum and go back in time with a activities each day from 10am, including arts and crafts.

Call 0121 472 0199 for more.

 

St Peter’s C of E First School, Droitwich

There will be plenty to do for youngsters in Droitwich over the February half-term when a Holiday Camp for children aged between five and 12.

The sessions have been organised by The Bugs Group in a bid to get more children active.

Visit www.thebugsgroup.com for more information.

 

Thomas Land / Drayton Manor

The 25 rides and attractions will be open at Thomas Land for the February half-term, along with special appearances from the favourite railway characters.

There will also be a balcony show from The Fat Controller and the Drayton Manor zoo will be open ahead of the park’s full opening at the end of the month.

Visit www.draytonmanor.co.uk/february-half-term, or call 0844 472 1950 for more information and tickets.

 

Warwick Castle

As well as the re-opening of the castle for the season, there will also be February half-term sleepovers, the dungeon experience, the Horrible Histories Maze and the daily live shows returning.

Among them will be the Mighty Trebuchet Show, birds of prey and The Bowman show which illustrates the art of archery.

Go to https://www.warwick-castle.com/explore/february-half-term.aspx for more information and tickets.

 

Webbs, Wychbold and Halgey

Children can get creative at Webbs garden centres in Wychbold and Hagley during half-term by taking part in nest box painting.

Sessions run between 10am and 4pm from Monday to Friday and cost £5 per child.

 

Yo Sushi

The restaurant in Birmingham city centre is offering the chance for children aged 12 and under to eat for free when with a paying adult.

The child’s meal includes a starter, a main course and a drink.

 

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