If you’re stuck for ideas for you and your family to do while the kids are on their holidays, look no further. Here, we will give you a few ideas on fun family activities in the Birmingham area if you have a day to spare.

By Alex Dudley

Cadbury World

The perfect attraction to visit with your kids over the Easter period, and let’s face it, what’s better than chocolate?

At Cadbury World you can see just how the company produces and manufactures the world famous chocolate. There is also a 4D cinema experience that allows visitors to discover what Freddo and other Cadbury characters get up to behind-the-scenes and follow them on their adventures. Ever wanted to try your luck making chocolate? At Cadbury World, you and your family are given the chance to become chocolatiers for the day (and as a bonus, you can keep your own handmade chocolate bar as a souvenir!). 

On your way out make sure you visit the world’s biggest Cadbury shop where you can buy a whole range of branded products and goodies to take home.

Visit www.cadburyworld.co.uk to find out more and book your spot today. 

Black Country Living Museum

Ever wanted to travel back in time? At the Black Country Living Museum you can do just that. Experience life in the Black Country in the 19th centurt, and explore over 300 years of history! The award-winning museum is one of the largest open-air museums in the UK and gives the whole family a chance to see what life was like in a time well before tablets, mobile phones and Twitter.

A bright idea and 40 years of inspiration helped build the museum and has since gone on to be one of the most popular days out for families in the West Midlands- and not just because the fish and chips are amazing.

With a village full of charismatic characters to talk too, trams to ride and games to play there is no shortage of fun to be had by the whole family. 

Most recently, hit BBC show, Peaky Blinders has claimed the museum as its own and most of the set for the show still remains so as you walk down the streets you can feel like you’re part of the cult show.

Family tickets start from £38.30 while single adult tickets are £17.95 and children’s tickets are £8.85. 


Think Tank

Birmingham’s award winning science museum is a must do for every child, whether for educational purposes or just for enjoyment.

The museum offers an enlightening and fun packed day out for the family. Here you can experience steam engines, talking robots and chocolate wrapping machines.

With over 200 hands-on experiences to be had there is something to keep you busy for the entire day here. With all of the four floors offering something different, you will leave as educated as you will fulfilled with enjoyment.

You will learn and have as much fun as your kids and it is a very affordable day out at Millennium Point.

Adult tickets are £13.50 while children’s tickets are £9.75, while family tickets start at £33.


Explore Birmingham by Canal

In case you didn’t know, there are more miles of canal in Birmingham than there are in Venice, so there is so much to see from canal-side.

You can get great views of the modern side of the city such as the elegant Cube and picturesque Mailbox, as well as more historical viewpoints and also there slicker places around Brum such as Bindley Place.

It really is perfect for a family day out and just to enjoy a peaceful ride along the water with good company. 

Away2Canal is the leading company doing this specific tour and they can take you out for as long and as far as you wish to go. For shorter tours you can see all around Birmingham and Edgbaston. While, if you opt for a longer excursion you can see all of Birmingham as well as the historic city of Worcester.

You can see more information on www.away2canal.co.uk 

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