May Half Term Activities West Midlands 2019

May Half Term Activities West Midlands 2019

05/04/2019

May Half Term Activities West Midlands 2019

There's absolutely no need to be bored this May Half Term with so many activities across the West Midlands happening! If you’re looking for some new ideas on how to occupy the kids during the school break then hopefully our list of May Half Term Activities West Midlands will help you out! If you want to avoid the crowds or are looking for something a little less expensive then take a look at our 'Walks across the West Midlands' blog to find some stunning places perfect for a leisurely walk or a picturesque picnic!

 

 

Tuesday 28th May 2019

Wild Craft Tuesdays with RSPB Sandwell Valley

Pick up some skills for camping trips and days outdoors. Learn how to light fires, shelter building, campfire cooking and more. The event is suitable for families with children up to 14 years old, but any age can join in.

Aston Imagination Safari Family TourAston Imagination Safari Family Tour

An imaginative way for families to explore the animals, beasts and creatures decorating this grand old mansion.

Animal Masks Craft Activity at Blakesley Hall

Choose an animal mask or create your own, colour and decorate it with a heap of craft materials then add a stick or band to wear your brand new animal mask!

Despicable Mess - Harborne

Bring your messy minions to one of the most anticipated parties of the year…it’s Despicable Mess! The mess factory will be full of fun sensory activities including custard pies, banana delight, freeze ray and squid launcher.  Join the minion madness where little ones can go bananas and mess around, and you can leave the cleaning up to us! The event is suitable for children aged 6 months (or sitting unaided) to 5 years old.

Oreo and Friends Animal Encounter with Sandwell Museums & Arts Service

Oak House favourites Oreo and Friends Animal Encounters return to the Oak House Barns classroom. Get up close and personal with a variety of animals. Limited spaces - booking is essential. The house and grounds will be open as usual and animal crafts and trails available.

 

 

Wednesday 29th May

Animal Mania at Blakesley HallAnimal Mania at Blakesley Hall

Meet animal friends at Blakesley Hall! According the their website this event always sells out so make sure to book your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Amazing Ammonites - Family Fun Day, Birmingham

Activities range from arts and crafts to museum trails, performances, stories and much, much more!

Peter Rabbit Story Time at Botanical Gardens

Hop along to see Peter Rabbit this Easter Half Term, as the mischievous rabbit appears alongside a narrator.

Smethwick Engine Steaming Day at Think TankSmethwick Engine Steaming Day at Think Tank

One of the jewels in Thinktank’s collection is the Smethwick Engine, the oldest working steam engine in the world.

Unicorn and Dragon Show at Langley Library Centenary

Meet Merlin the magic Unicorn and Dudley the Dangerous Dragon. Using the children's imagination they will magically produce a picture of Merlin the Magic Unicorn, before he is introduced to the crowd and performs his magic routine. Free Event, Donations Welcome.

Slime Making at Welcome Community Garden

For one day only bring the kids & lets get messy outside at the Welcome Community Garden making Slime!

Messy Crafts at Creative Coffee Hub

Get creative at Creative coffee hub with your little ones! Parents can sit back and enjoy a barista- style coffee & cakes, while little ones are occupied with fun craft activities! £2 per child & £1.50 for each additional sibling.

Bug Hotel Constructing at Kingstanding Food Community

Join the YCC in the front garden of the leisure centre for some fun playing with sticks and constructing a large bug hotel. No booking required, child friendly and Free!

Kiddy Cat Fun Day hosted by Cats Protection Birmingham Adoption Centre

Birmingham Cats Protection Adoption Centre invites you to come along to our free Kiddy Cat Fun Days for a few hours full of fun activities, crafts and a workshop all whilst learning about cats. There's plenty of fun for all to be had including an interactice cat care talk as well as a tour to meet the cats in the centre, craft sessions making lots of fun cat related crafts, cat related activities and games. Free admission.

Animal Crafts with Sandwell Museums & Arts Service

Make some animal themed crafts in the barn classroom and find the animal trail around the Oak House. Prices from 50p. Free entry to house and grounds.

Help! I've lost my unicorn at Himley Hall and Park

Childrens trail around Himley Park. Free event but parking charges still apply

 

 

Thursday 30th May 2019

Animal Finger Puppets Craft Activity at Blakesley Hall

Learn how to make finger puppets at Blakesley Hall. Make your own finger sized animals, add some tails, horns or stripes and make a theatre for a finger animal performance!

Explorer Thursdays with RSPB Sandwell ValleyExplorer Thursdays with RSPB Sandwell Valley

There will be bug hunting, pond dipping and crafts. Bring a picnic and enjoy a natural playground across the reserve. The event is suitable for families with children up to 14 years old, but any age can join in.

Family Fun Day at Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Take a family friendly guided tour of the Smith & Pepper jewellery factory and then enjoy a fun craft activity in the Education Space.

Disability Awareness Day 2019 at Park House Child & Family Centre

A FREE fun filled day with lots of information & advice for children who have SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities) and additional needs. With special guests Magic Party aka The Balloonatics, Eternal Taal DHOL & Bhangra Dance Classes, PLUS Mendhi and Refreshments! This is an ideal opportunity to find out about local agencies that may be able to support your child, network and meet other families!

Skegness or Fantasy Island With Nash Coaches

Visit Skegness or Fantasy Island for the day with Nash Coaches.

Explorer Thursdays @ RSPB Sandwell Valley

Every Thursday in the school holidays is Wild Explorer Thursday! There will be bug hunting, pond dipping and crafts. Take a picnic and enjoy a natural playground across the reserve.

 

 

Friday 31st May 2019

Crafty Friday: Birds at Weoley CastleCraft Birds Activity at Weoley Castle

Get creative this half term and head to Weoley Castle to make paper birds and bird mobiles. Join their friendly volunteers and use a variety of materials to craft your own birds. Then pop out onto the ruins and see what birds you can see.

Your local Market: Sutton Coldfield

Your local market at Sutton Coldfield will be happening on Friday 31st May with a tombola free face painting and a few more surprises, including a visit from Paw Patrol!

Despicable Mess - Castle Brom

Bring your messy minions to one of the most anticipated parties of the year…it’s Despicable Mess! The mess factory will be full of fun sensory activities including custard pies, banana delight, freeze ray and squid launcher.  Join the minion madness where little ones can go bananas and mess around, and you can leave the cleaning up to us! The event is suitable for children aged 6 months (or sitting unaided) to 5 years old.

 

 

Various Dates throughout May Half Term

Family Adventure Trails at Clent Hills

Saturday 25th May – Sunday 2nd June 2019

9am - 4pm

Visit Clent this May half term and have a adventure on the hills. Pick up a trail from the Welcome Point and head on your way. Don't forget to claim your prize!

May Half Term at Packwood HouseMay Half Term at Packwood House

Saturday 25th May – Sunday 2nd June 2019

11am – 4pm

Enjoy some family fun this May half term with outdoor games, and see how many of the 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ you can tick off.

Hands on with History at Kenilworth Castle

Tuesday 28th May - Sunday 2nd June 2019

11am - 5pm

Join the academy with hands on medieval fun this half-term and transform yourself into a courtly Lord or Lady, with tips on everything from curtsies to combat.

Handling Week: What's Eating the Museum? At Sarehole MillHandling Week: What's Eating the Museum? At Sarehole Mill

Tuesday 28th May – Friday 31st May 2019

Get up close and hands on with real objects and learn about conservation in the museum. Learn about the insects that eat museum collections, all included in the normal price of the admission!

Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses - Little Snappers Photography Ramble

Monday 27th & Friday 31st May 2019

11am-5pm

Join in the nature walk to see if you can snap signs of wildlife and nature on Kinver Edge. Photographers will be on hand to offer you the best tips and tricks to get the perfect shot.

George’s Fantastic Festivities

Monday 27th - Friday 31st May 2019

10am-5pm

Take part in good old-fashioned Victorian fun this May half term in the heart of George Cadbury’s historic garden village of Bournville. Selly Manor Museum will be celebrating how George created a very special place for people to live alongside his famous chocolate factory.

Flutterby with Butterflies Trail at Sandwell Valley RSPB Reserve

Tuesday 28th - Friday 31st May 2019

11am-4pm

Have you ever wondered how far a butterfly goes in a day? What type of flower they like the most? Go along to RSPB Sandwell during the school holidays and find out how our butterflies flutter around. Families can take part in the butterfly trail everyday we are open. There'll be fun bee facts, butterfly crafts and butterfly activities to complete.

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