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May Half Term Guide

Looking for activities and events happening this May Half Term in Birmingham?  Check out our day by day guide:

Day 1 

Saturday 27th May 2023


Jurassic Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

When? 27th May-4th June 2023

Where? Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston,
Birmingham B15 3TR

How much? Family ticket £28.05

Get ready to be transported back in time to the Jurassic era and witness the wonder of dinosaurs as they come to life before your very eyes!  Enjoy interactive experiences across the Gardens that will excite and inspire young minds, featuring thrilling Dinosaur shows with a Raptor, Brontosaurus, and even adorable Baby Dinosaurs. Get ready for an up-close and immersive experience with these larger-than-life creatures, where you can interact with them like never before!

For more information follow the link.

Day 2 

Sunday 28th May 2023


FREE theater at the MAC

When? 28th May

Where? MAC Outdoor Terrace

How much? Free

This May half-term, pop along to MAC to enjoy a simple story about the delights of trying something unexpected.  When a heavily-laden postman is suddenly surprised by a rain shower he discovers that all his packages have lost their labels. In the process of trying to work out the intended recipients, he discovers a bit more about the people on his rounds - and decides to bring a little sunshine into all of their lives.

A sweet and gentle show without words, for both adults and children, blending beautiful puppetry with a good dollop of silliness.

For more information follow the link.

Day 3

Monday 29th May 2023


Family Roller Disco at Statfold Barn

When? Throughout half term

Where? Statfold Narrow Gauge MuseumAshby RoadB79 0BU

How much? £8 per person 

Feel the breeze through your hair as you dance with swirling lights around you while you enjoy throw-back family fun skating to some of your favourite music in a Retro Roller Disco! Great fun for all ages with funky tunes and groovy lights. Whether you're a wobbly novice, skating pro or just coming for the vibes and good times there are sessions for all.

For more information follow the link.

Day 4

Tuesday 30th May 2023


Free Family Activities at National Memorial Arboretum 

When? 29th May-2nd June

Where? National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, DE13 7AR

How much? Free 

There are lots of free family activities available this half term including story telling yoga, painting with natural materials and seed ball making for birds.

For more information follow the link.

Day 5

Wednesday 31st May 2023


Free Family Activity Create your own Colourful Block Bus

When? 31st May

Where? The New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Square, WS2 8LG

How much? Free 

A fun, creative workshop for all the family – with wood and mixed media.

For more information follow the link.

Day 6

Thursday 1st June 2023


Free Making a Museum at the Exchange

When? 1st June

Where? The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR

How much? Free 

Do you have an object that reminds you of a special place? It could be a toy, a family photo or maybe something that’s completely unique to you.

Bring it along to The Exchange or draw a picture of it and we’ll photograph it for our online exhibition. You’ll get to make your own museum label and download a digital photo of your object.

For more information follow the link.

Day 7

Friday 2nd June 2023


Dragons and Mythical Beasts at the Rep

When? 31st May- 2nd June

Where? Birmingham Rep, 6 Centenary Square, B1 2EP

How much? From £14

Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical Olivier Award Nominated show for all the family.


Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku; the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you’d think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don’t wake the Dragon…

For more information follow the link.

Day 8

Saturday 3rd June 2023


Magical Garden Trail at Middleton Hall and Gardens

When? Selected dates in half term

Where? Middleton Hall, Middleton, Tamworth, B78 2AE

How much? £8 per adult and £3 for children

Come along to Middleton Hall and Gardens to search for fairies, unicorns and other magical creatures!  The Magical Garden Trail is the perfect family day out during half-term week! Work together to discover secret clues hidden around the gardens and grounds and the magical creatures with help you along the way.

For more information follow the link.

Day 9

Sunday 4th June 2023


Selly Manor in Wonderland

When? 29th May-4th June

Where? Selly Manor​, Maple Road​B30 2AE

How much? £15 family ticket

Do you want to go on an adventure to Wonderland? Come along to Selly Manor this half-term for family-friendly activities down the rabbit hole.  See the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and the Red Queen’s roses in our trail. Explore the Selly Manor Garden – “It doesn’t matter which way you go”, according to the Cheshire Cat! There’ll also be games and crafts – try not to lose your head!

For more information follow the link.

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