What to do with your kids this Easter in Birmingham city centre

Easter half term has started and Birmingham city centre has plenty of fun things happening that are sure to keep the kids busy.

Fill up the fortnight with delicious chocolatey treats and Easter egg hunts to crafty workshops and theatre shows this Easter.

Make sure to check times and book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Selfridges

Families and chocolate lovers are in for a treat this Easter at Selfridges Birmingham with an exciting array of extra special Easter week activities.

The Great EGGSIBITON, an egg-travagant collection of Easter egg masterpieces, will run from Monday 10th April – Wednesday 19th April.

There will be fun for the entire family with chocolatey treats, arts and crafts and a fun-filled Easter egg hunt. Shoppers will even have a chance to leave their mark on the Selfridges House Egg and create personalized chocolate eggs that will be an egg-cellent Easter treat.

Get involved in:

Easter egg decorating – (Level 1 – Kids) on Thursday, 13th April – Saturday, 15th April from 12- 4pm

The Great Egg Hunt – (Level 1 – Kids) on Thursday, 13th April – Saturday, 15th April from 12-4pm

Bunny Costume Crafting – (Level 1 – Kids) on Friday, 14th April – Saturday, 15th April 12-4pm

Easter treats decorating – (Level 1 – Kids) on on Friday, 14th April – Saturday, 15th April 12-4pm

Chocolate Easter Egg personalisation – (Floor 1 – Food Hall) on Friday, 14 April from 12–6pm and Saturday, 15th April from 12– 4pm

 

Peppa pig fans! Meet your favourite pig at Selfridges on Wednesday 19th April.

The cheeky little piggy will be meeting and greeting children at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. You will also be able to see Peppa Pig during story time sessions, led by a narrator, at 1pm and 3pm.

Catch her on Kids Level 1 in Selfridges. Tickets are complimentary but meet and greets must be pre-booked in advance.

You can get your tickets here

 

Birmingham New Street

Come along to Birmingham New Street’s great big Easter egg hunt in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Hunt around the station for eggs as you’re under the clock to find them. Solve the clues along the way to grab yourself one of three Easter eggs.

There will be prizes for the top 3 fastest egg catchers plus an extra one for the fastest.

To take part, meet at customer reception on Saturday 15th at 11:00am. Be there on time though as there is only spaces for 50 people.

 

Birmingham Museum and Arts Gallery

Get creative and make something new with Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

The kids will get the chance to create a whole variety of different things and learn new techniques throughout Easter half term.

See the activity schedule below:

  • 8th/9th April – Sarcophagi
  • 15th/16th April – Easter Baskets
  • 22nd/23rd April – Cardboard Shields for St George’s Day

There’s no need to book in advance. Simply buy your ticket on the day which costs £2 per child. There is no charge for members.

Drop in between 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm in the mini museum.

Kids can also create their own stop frame animation on 10th April in the Gas Hall LAB space. Join BM friends from Lets Animate to bring to life characters and stories in a 20-second animation using handmade plasticine figures and props created by the kids.

You do need to book in advance for this session as places are limited. Book your tickets online here

Town Hall

Famous children’s TV presenter, Naomi Wilkinson will be joined by some creepy crawlies in her new live show ‘Wild & Scary’ at the Town Hall on 8th April.

The show will be full of fun surprises and lots of interaction as you are introduced to some of the most fierce and frightening animals from across the world.

Suitable for children 5+ and perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

Tickets are £20.50. Book yours here 

 

If your children love Julia Donaldson books, then this truly heart-warming adaptation of Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler’s new bestselling book promises wit, drama, and wedding bells!

The story follows two scarecrows called Harry and Betty who both love each other. They decide to get married so Harry sets off to search for wedding day essentials. However, while he is gone, the farmer replaces Harry with a new scarecrow called Reginald who is super smooth and cool. The questions are, can Reginald persuade Betty that he is the scarecrow for her? Will Harry make it back in the nick of time before Reginald ruins their special day?

This epic love story is suitable for all aged 3+

You can see the show on 14th-15th April and tickets cost £12.50. Buy them online here

 

Birmingham Hippodrome

Based on the hit film, Billy Elliot the musical has stopped off on its tour at Birmingham Hippodrome. This wonderfully funny, uplifting musical is perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

Set in a small mining town in North East of England in the 80’s, Billy struggles against the odds of making his dreams comes true. Watch him as he stumbles out of boxing ring into the world of ballet, where he realises his true passion for dancing.

You have until 29th April to see the musical. Book your tickets here 

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