What's on this month in West Midlands: This April / May 2019

What's on this month in West Midlands: This April / May 2019


Spring is here at last... and lucky for you we have the perfect range of activities for you this April! We regularly update this blog with the latest events, activities and to let you know what's on this month in West Midlands.

We have compiled a list of family-friendly activities and those days where you just need a break, whether it be eating or drinking, there's something for everyone!

Code Cracking Fun at Touchwood Shopping Centre Solihull - Sat 13th to Sun 28th April

Touchwood has a whole host of free code-cracking activities to keep chocolate fans of all ages entertained this Easter! With a ‘code cracking challenge’ trail for youngsters and a chocolate-themed escape room for older guests, you can count on Touchwood to put a spring in your step.

Jekyll & Hyde - 18th April 2019

Award-winning writer Evan Placey combines contemporary chills and gothic horror in his re-imaging of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story directed by Tessa Walker and performed by The Young REP.

Meet the Hilltop Farm Lambs - 18th - 27th April 2019

During the Easter holidays Hilltop's lovely little lambs will be making some guest appearances at Hilltop Farm to meet their customers. They will be at Hilltop Farm on 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th & 27th April and will be available to hold and feed throughout each time slot.

Pixar in Concert - 18th April 2019

Films such as Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Ratatouille, A Bug’s Life, Wall-E, Cars, Cars 2, Incredibles 2, Monsters Inc, Monsters University, Brave, Finding Dory, and Coco, will all have some of their most unforgettable musical moments performed live to a compilation of excerpts from the titles on a giant screen, in this this visually stunning, high-definition, multi-media show.

The Gin & Rum Festival, Birmingham - 19th April 2019

The UK's largest Gin & Rum Festival tour is coming to Birmingham! Get ready to be spoilt for choice with over 60 different Gins and 60 different Rums in an amazing venue for you to discover.

Stourbridge Gin Festival - 26th April 2019

Bigger. Better. Bolder. Stourbridge Gin Festival 6 is coming YOUR way Spring 2019

The George Michael Story - 26th April 2019

A fun and emotional night culminating with a medley of George Michael's greatest and most loved songs for everyone to dance & sing along to. A musical journey of George's biggest hits celebrating his life and generosity, with 5% of the profits being donated to George Michael's Charities!

Easter Campfire, Dens and S’mores - 26th April 2019

Come and have some fun discovering how to design and build your own woodland shelter that’s camouflaged, big enough for your team and waterproof…. ish!! The Rangers will be on hand to provide tips, materials and help. When all the shelters are built we will light a small fire and toast some marshmallows for our tasty S’mores. (Dairy free option available).

April Moseley Arts Market - 27th April 2019

Moseley Arts Market happens on the last Saturday of each month between March and December. You'll find a range of high quality original work by artists, photographers, metal workers, jewelers, sculptors, textiles and glass artists, potters and woodworkers.

The Greatest Showman Outdoor - 27th April 2019

This is the greatest show! An amazing outdoor cinema experience at Bedwellty House in Tredegar with a showing of the movie that has sold out cinemas all over the world!

Spring Craft Fair - 28th April 2019

Come along and do some indoor shopping in the wonderful surroundings of Highbury Hall. From a variety of stalls selling lots of different crafts including prints, pottery, jewellery and lots more.

Tommy Godwin Challenge - 28th April 2019

30km Family ride, 73 and 100km routes, with chip timing, around the Warwickshire and Worcestershire Lanes. All profits to the Marie Curie Hospice

Mountains on Stage at Birmingham Vue Cinema Starcity – Wednesday 1st May

Mountains on Stage is a film festival which aims to bring the mountains into cities with a selection of the world's best films related to mountain sports such as skiing, mountaineering, climbing or paragliding.

Harborne Night Market – Friday 3rd May 2019

A selection of bars, street food trucks, designers, artist and handmade items as well as live music come together for long evenings of eating, dancing, shopping and then eating some more.

Free Radio Hits Live, Arena Birmingham – Saturday 4th May 2019

Free Radio Hits Live is BACK for another year! Ellie Goulding, James Arthur, Zara Larsson, The Vamps, Tom Walker, Mabel, Lewis Capaldi and HRVY are all set to perform this time at Free Radio Hits Live at Arena Birmingham!

Mystery Day Out with Kings Norton Coaches – Saturday 4th May 2019

Why not full-fill the thrill of the unknown and join Kings Norton Coaches this bank holiday weekend mystery day out special? Where you will enjoy visiting 2 locations, suitable for all ages and spend a few hours in each Mystery location.

Arts Markets 2019 – Sunday 5th May 2019

Monthly markets showcasing the work of local designer makers. Expect a range of stalls with a broad selection of quality handmade products including ceramics, jewellery, paintings, and craft items.

Spring Fayre 2019 at Longbridge Social Club – 5th May 2019

Furbabies Cat Rescue Spring Fayre is back in a brand new location at the Longbridge Social Club. Including The Cat Shop, Furbucks, Ginger Cat Crafts, Raffle and Tombola and more goodies.

Paddling on the Pool with Royal Sutton Coldfield Canoe Club – Saturday 11th May 2019

Paddling in Sutton Park is an induction event for you to try paddling and find out about Royal Sutton Coldfield Club. It costs £5 per person. Please indicate if you would like to go - so they can provide enough canoe coaches.

Afternoon Tea at The Musicals – Sunday 12th May 2019

Sit down to a delicious afternoon tea and let The Wings Family entertain you with songs from Moulin Rouge, Les Misérables, Cats, Evita, Oliver, Blood Bothers, Jersey Boys, Annie, Grease and Matilda.

Paint Van Gogh! Birmingham - Wednesday 15th May 2019

PopUp Painting invites you to unleash your creativity – wine glass in one hand, paintbrush in the other! No experience needed.

Lunchtime Recital with the Birmingham Conservatoire – Friday 17th May 2019

Join some of the exceptionally talented students from the Birmingham Conservatoire for a lunchtime recital in the beautiful surroundings of the Round Room.

The Great British Gin Festival, Birmingham – Friday 17th May & Saturday 18th May 2019

After a smashing 2018 Tour The Great British Gin Festival is coming back! Prepare to have your taste buds tantalised with over 100 of the best gins from around the world!

Rum & Reggae Festival, Birmingham – Saturday 18th May 2019

Take a Rum journey around the world, tasting rare and special craft rums from the West Indies, Cuba, South America & The United States. Alongside this, enjoy some amazing Reggae acts, performing all day.

Mud Kids, Umberslade Farm Park – Saturday 18th May 2019

This is the event for adventurous kids where you'll be happy for them to get covered in mud! The muddy trail is a fun-filled course of ever-changing obstacle challenges, water and mud. Ideal for those aged 4 and up.

Tacos & Tequila Festival, Birmingham – Saturday 18th May 2019

In may we celebrate the amazing 'Cinco De Mayo' so Digbeth will pay homage to the Mexican special day by hosting an epic Tacos & Tequila Day – A big Street Food feast with some of best Tequila brands, tequila competitions, taco battles and Pinata championship!

Aston Alive: Georgian House Party – Saturday 18th May 2019

Join the Georgian House Party and witness exciting sword-fighting duels and meet some glorious and gaudy Georgians. Learn about Aston Hall’s Georgians as we explore this grand old mansion’s rich history. Have a go at the art of fan flirting, experience what went on in coffee houses, and find out what secret messages a beauty patch can tell you.

Edwardian Tearooms Late: Museums at Night Festival with Hidden Spaces – Saturday 18th May 2019

Dinner and live music in the Edwardian Tearoom, plus the chance to experience our “Secrets of the Museum” tour.

Birmingham Viva! Magical Vegan Festival – Saturday 18th May 2019

Viva! are so excited to be returning to Birmingham for yet another epic vegan festival, and this year we are adding a little extra magic…

Tour of Winterbourne House and Garden – Saturday 18th May 2019

The tour of Winterbourne House and Garden, a spectacular Arts and Crafts garden will be led by the head gardener, Steve Haines and will include the rhododendron garden laid out in 1975 to commemorate Birmingham University’s centenary.

Tour of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Saturday 18th May 2019

The tour of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens will be led by the senior horticulturalist, Wayne Williams and will include the rhododendron garden laid out in the 1840s in the American Garden designed by JC Loudon.

The Woof Run, Solihull – Sunday 19th May 2019

The Woof Run is a sponsored obstacle course where humans can run/walk with their best friend (their dogs!:) through the beautiful parkland of Brueton park, Solihull.

The Baby Show Birmingham NEC – Friday 19th May – Sunday 21st May 2019

The UK’s largest event for parents-to-be, new parents, grandparents, babies and toddlers. The Baby Show is a unique family-friendly shopping and advice experience where you’ll find everything for pregnancy, bump, baby and of course you!

Treatz Sutton Coldfield 1 Year Anniversary – Tuesday 21st May 2019

Treatz Sutton Coldfield's first year anniversary will have discounts and promotions including exclusive treats and desserts for everyone to enjoy.

Dementia Friendly Tours, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery – Thursday 23rd May 2019

Enjoy History? Love Art? Want a welcoming visit to the city's Museum? If you, a friend or family member is living with dementia, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery would love you to join their dementia-friendly tour and activity programme! Sessions run every month from May onwards.

Moseley Arts Market – Saturday 25th May 2019

You'll find a range of high quality original work by artists, photographers, metal workers, jewellers, sculptors, textiles and glass artists, potters and woodworkers.

Prosecco and Gin Festival, Birmingham – Saturday 25th May 2019

The Prosecco and Gin Festival promises over 60 carefully selected gins and a bar dedicated to providing a large selection of sparkling wines and prosecco’s to choose from, as well as a selection of samples.

Birmingham Vintage Furniture Flea – Sunday 26th May 2019

Voted 'BEST FAIR' by the Vintage Guide to London & the go-to place for the old-world home, The VINTAGE FURNITURE FLEA returns to Birmingham with twice as many traders! Atomic-prints to ornaments, cushions, crockery and glass - our homes are as retro as our wardrobes nowadays!

Alvechurch Picnic in the Park – Sunday 26th May 2019

Alvechurch’s annual picnic in the park will include live music and a mix of stalls and events. A great family fun day out. Try Fruitfield’s delicious apple juice and orchard products!

UK Games Expo, NEC Birmingham – Friday 31st May – Sunday 2nd June 2019

Now in its 12th Year, UK Games Expo (UKGE) is the largest Hobby Games Convention in the UK. A fun event appealing to families and the general public as well as the enthusiast.

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