Things To Do In The Midlands This Easter Weekend
Entertaining The Children While They Are Off School
The Easter bank holiday and half term break is fast approaching, so the team at Think Insurance have put their brains together and compiled a list of egg-citing things to do!
Black Country Living Museum
There’s fun for all the family at one of the West Midlands most popular day-out attractions. The Black Country Museum are putting on a host of Easter activities for kids including an egg-rolling competition, a discovery trail, egg crafts, and an Easter quiz. There’s fun for parents too, you can discover the locations of where some of your favourite films and TV shows were filmed, including hit BBC show Peaky Blinders, and 24 hours in the Past.
National Space Centre
Celebrate Tim Peake’s recent mission to the International Space Station with a visit to the National Space Centre in Leicester. Take part in the Great Easter Peake Challenge and create your own Soyuz craft to bring your ‘Eggs-plorer’ home. Your day will be packed with fun activities, discovering Leicester’s involvement in Tim Peake’s mission, and making your own rocket!
Head over to the Norman Castle in Tamworth for an egg hunt this Easter. Help ‘Ruby the Castle Dragon’ find the eggs she’s hidden from the dragon hunter around the castle, once completed, children will be given a reward at the castle shop. There’s no booking needed so this is perfect for a quick and inexpensive day out.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Explore the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Easter Sunday and take part in an Easter Egg Hunt. With games on the Main Lawns, pond dipping, and arts & crafts in the gallery, there’s plenty to do. It’s free for under 16s and the Broombusters will be playing live in the gardens - so it promises to be a great day out!
For many, Easter is all about chocolate, so where better to spend Easter weekend than Birmingham’s Cadbury World? Including all the regular fun, there are special events on for Easter, including a special egg trail challenge on the Cadbury World tour, an Easter bonnet competition, as well as family entertainment from Cadbury’s resident magicians and ventriloquists. To round the day off, you can stuff your face with handmade Easter eggs from the world’s biggest Cadbury shop.
Walsall Leather Museum
You can spend Easter Monday at the Leather Museum in Walsall for the annual Easter Family Fun Day. Kids can enjoy a variety of activities including ‘Fox’s Easter’, a walkabout with Trumble the clown & Rags, drop-in art activities with Jim Morris, and of course face painting.
National Trust Walk for little legs
If it’s nice day, why not take the kids on one of the National Trust’s ‘Walk for little legs’. You could visit the Clent Hills in Worcestershire where you can stroll through the woodland to the top of the hill and get a great view of the Welsh Black Mountains. Another option would be to indulge yourself in nature with the Brockhampton Estate Wildlife walk in Herefordshire. Listen to the sounds of ravens & woodpeckers whilst walking through the primroses, daffodils, and the bluebells.
The RAF museum in Cosford will be hosting a range of Easter activities in Hangar 1, including making bird gliders and decorating an Easter Basket. Children could also take part in an Easter Weekend Trail with a twist, instead of hunting Easter eggs, kids can search for Percy the Penguin.
Stonebridge City Farm
Get up close and personal at Stonebridge City Farm in the heart of Nottingham with bunny cuddles, or take part in the Easter egg hunt around the gardens. There will be Easter crafts too, which means there will be plenty to do for everyone.
Visit the stately home in the Derbyshire Dales, for a whole load of Easter fun in the house, garden, and farmyard; including an Easter egg trail in the house. In the farmyard there’s lots to do, you can see the newly hatched chicks as well as the new born lambs, or hunt for Easter eggs. In the garden you can see what’s grown this year whilst searching for golden eggs. However the weather may restrict the activities available in the garden and the farmyard.
There’s loads to do in the Midlands this Easter, whether you wish to travel back in time to the Victorian period, or all the way back to the Normans, perhaps you want an out of this world Easter eggs-perience instead. From Easter egg hunts in gardens to stately homes, there’s something for everyone this Easter.