Looking for family festive fun ideas this Christmas but don’t know where to start? Look no further, we have rounded up the best of Brum and surrounding areas to keep you and your family full of Christmas spirit!
Ice Skate Birmingham is of course top of our list of recommendations! With a weatherproof rink, Ice Lounge serving hot and cold food and drink, Big Wheel, kids four storey fun factory and additional food and drink stalls it is guaranteed fun for everyone!
Cadbury World is synonymous with all things Chocolatey and what better time to indulge than over the festive season! In addition to the fantastic 4D Chocolate adventure, Cadabra, Purple Planet and Chocolate making you can visit Santa in his very own stage show with a gift for every child. You can also watch the Jack and the Cocoa Beanstalk pantomime.
Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Christmas is all about giving and appreciating what we have and what better way to give something back than supporting Birmingham Children’s Hospital this Christmas. Friday 7th December is ‘Jolly Jumper Day’. Wear your Christmas jumper and donate to Birmingham Children’s Charity to help over 90,000 sick children that are treated at the hospital every year. You can also attend the Christmas Concert at St Martins Church in the Bull Ring on Wednesday 12th December with performances from ‘The School of Theatre Excellence’ and brave patients at medical staff from the hospital.
Set sail to Neverland with Peter Pan and his crew this Christmas at the Hippodrome with an all-star cast including Jimmy Osmond and Meera Syal plus the ever popular and funny Matt Slack. Tickets are available from £16 and the show runs from 19th December to 27th January.
Free festive workshops are also running at the theatre over the school holidays with inspiration from the Peter Pan panto! These include festive mosaic making, animal encounters, circus skills, shadow puppetry, musical theatre dance, ‘show me light’ science and story -telling.
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Set in the heart of the City Centre, next to the iconic Library. The Birmingham REP is jam packed with Christmas fun this year including ‘The Wizard of Oz’ from 24th Nov to 13th Jan, ‘Comedy Club for Kids Christmas Cracker’ on 15th December and ‘The Snowman’ from 16th to 26th January.
Black Country Living Museum
A very popular destination at Christmas and throughout the year, The Black Country Living Museum still has some availability for the Santa Hunt. Join in the fun-filled search for Santa with festive costumed guides, meet a series of characters along the way, and solve enchanting clues, sprinkle “magic dust” on reindeer shoes and send letters up the chimney to Santa’s workshop.