Compiled by Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
13 Things to do in Birmingham and beyond during February Half Term
Hey Kids! I’m Dave, this is my first time writing about stuff in Birmingham and beyond just for you! So hopefully you won’t find these things too boring to do. The places featured on this list are those that follow #BrumHour and retweet tweets from the BrumHour account on Twitter. All they have to do to be considered is follow BrumHour and keep their account active.
Have a great half term week!
Jawsome Sharks (9th February to 10th March)
National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham, The Water’s Edge, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HL
“Help Professor Finn find the missing sharks’ teeth to become a Jawsome Shark Ranger!”
Even if you’ve been to the National SEALIFE Centre in Brindleyplace Birmingham, ten times like me, there’s always something new to do, from new fish or animals to tasks to complete around the centre. This half term is Professor Finn’s Jawesome Sharks!
Find out more here: visitsealife.com/birmingham/discover/events/jawsome-sharks
Bostin’ Fittle (16th to 24th February)
Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley DY1 4SQ
How about a living Museum which is almost a whole village? You can talk to the people who work at Black Country Living Museum about the jobs that people did in the olden days. And maybe even try some things for yourself. Bostin’ Fittle apparently means Good Food so I’m guessing there will be lots of lovely smells to sniff and maybe even some not so lovely smells.
Find out more here: bclm.co.uk/events/half-term–bostin-fittle/6629.htm#.XF3eWFyeQ2w
Free Workshops (18th to 22nd February)
Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB
At the Birmingham Hippodrome they love to get you involved with learning new skills and finding out more about theatre, dance and drama. This half term features, Indian Drumming, Shadow Puppetry, plus Dance Workshops with Sonia Sabri and ballet taster with Birmingham Royal Ballet. Some events need to be booked even though they are all free. Check the link below:
Check out the details here: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/february-half-term-workshops
Incredible Inventions: Junk Modelling
& Too Cute or Not? Object Handling (18th to 22nd February)
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH
While BMAG doesn’t like you opening the cabinets and touching the old relics by yourself, they do like you to do it where they can see that you are being careful. The Too Cute exhibition is about things that are quite cute but a bit scary at the same time. Pop along during half term to get a close up look with some of the items.
If that’s not your thing or you have some time spare, you can always try some Junk Modeling which is inspired by the work of Leonardo da Vinci.
Too Cute or Not? Object Handling details here: birminghammuseums.org.uk/bmag/whats-on/too-cute-or-not-object-handling
Incredible Inventions: Junk Modelling details here:
Annie The Musical (19th to 23rd February)
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1DE
If you’ve ever seen my blog posts before, you will know I love theatre! Annie – The Musical is about a red haired orphan in 1930s New York who despite her situation longs for a brighter future! And there’s lots of songs!!
Visit the school of hard knocks here: grandtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/annie
Exciting Science Show (20th February)
The Core Theatre, Homer Road, Touchwood, Solihull B91 3RG
The Core Theatre says:
This brand new, exciting and educational show will amaze & astound all ages from 4 years and up.
Featuring silly, fun, factual Science experiments, it’s the perfect way to engage the mind and imagination during a dull and boring half term holiday!
Book tickets here: thecoretheatresolihull.co.uk/whats-on/all-shows/exciting-science-show/20200
Billionaire Boy (20th to 23rd February)
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry CV1 1GS
I think David Walliam’s is totally fantastic! His previous shows at Belgrade Theatre have been Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie and with The Boy in the Dress heading to Stratford-upon-Avon later this year, this is the perfect time to see Billionaire Boy on stage!
Book your tickets here: belgrade.co.uk/event/billionaire-boy
Wow It’s Nighttime (20th to 21st February)
Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Queen’s Ride, Birmingham B12 9QH
If you are very young or have a younger brother or sister or cousin, they might enjoy a short 40 minute show at the Midlands Arts Centre. Based on Tim Hopgood’s children’s picture book. Check out the trailer below:
Book tickets here: macbirmingham.co.uk/event/wow-its-nightime
Twirlywoos Live! (22nd to 24th February)
Birmingham Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham B3 3DQ
THSH Birmingham website says:
The Twirlywoos are setting sail around the UK to welcome young fans along for a theatrical adventure. Expect mischief, music and plenty of surprises as they share the delight of discovery. With beautifully inventive puppetry the show promises a cast full of all your favourite characters from the CBeebies’s hit.
Get tickets here: thsh.co.uk/event/twirlywoos
The Cat in the Hat (26th February to 3rd March)
Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP
The much-loved Dr Seuss story lands on stage at Birmingham Rep, This production lasts 90 minutes including an interval.
Book tickets here: birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/the-cat-in-the-hat-1.html
Elmer the Patchwork Elephant (27th to 28th February)
The Alexandra, Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham B5 4DS
This fifty minute production marks 30 years of the Elmer books by David Mckee and features over twenty puppets.
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