5 FREE Activities for Kids in Birmingham during Easter 2024


As the Easter holidays approach, we know families in the West Midlands will be on the lookout for fun and budget-friendly activities to enjoy together. So we wanted to share a few top tips for making the most of the Easter break without breaking the bank!

Read on for our top five brilliant and FREE things to do with children in and around Birmingham this Easter – from family music sessions to making friends with farm animals. We hope it's helpful!

And if you're looking for affordable childcare for the school holidays, scroll to the bottom to read about The Strings Club's Easter Holiday Camps and the ways that you can save on your booking.

1: Make some egg-straordinary music at B:Eats

Early-years music specialist Laura Lenthall visits B:Eats for a free interactive music-making session aimed at little ones under 6 years old (but all ages are welcome). Come and learn new songs and sing along to familiar ones whilst playing percussion instruments and dancing along to performances on the keyboard, accordion and (our fave!) the ukulele.

Tuesday 26th March, 11am
B:Eats, Symphony Hall, 8 Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2EA

Meriden Adventure Playground being enjoyed by families

2: Hop into a one-of-a-kind adventure playground

Nestled in the heart of Meriden Park in Chelmsley Wood, this supervised play area offers an environment where kids aged 5+ can spark their imagination with endless play, construction and creative activities. With a large climbing frame, a huge sandpit, zip line and even an open Fire Pit, kids are encouraged to make things, dress up and play in any way they choose. Beyond the playground, Meriden Park boasts a natural lake, woodlands, skate park, tennis courts, and more.

Open Tuesday to Saturday during School Holidays, 1pm – 5.30pm
Meriden Park, Moorend Avenue, Chelmsley Wood B37 5TB

3: Go on an Easter Hunt for the Stick Man

Bring Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved Stick Man picture book to life for your little one with this self-guided trail at Martineau Gardens in Edgbaston, aimed at encouraging children to get outdoors and explore the natural world to find out how things grow. The adventure is free, but for just £2.50 you can also pick up a special Stick Man activity pack, which your child can use to make their own twiggy pal!

Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm (except Bank holidays)
Martineau Gardens, 27 Priory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 7UG

Child feeding a goat at a farm

4. Have a baa-rilliant time at the farm

Balsall Heath City Farm has been an urban oasis in the heart of inner-city Birmingham for more than 40 years, and provides local families with access to animals that they otherwise might not see. Bring your little ones down for a day of making friends with the 50 animals that live on the Farm. Advance booking required.

Open daily
Balsall Heath City Farm, St. Paul’s Community Development Trust, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 8NJ

5: Create an eggs-tra special print using lego

Join Stirchley Printworks for a free family session at Ikon Gallery. Their Lego printing workshops offer a fun twist on printmaking. Using Lego blocks, you can craft your unique design, roll out ink, and print your poster or card on a mini press.

Friday 29th March, 11am – 3pm
Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS

Easter Childcare Near You

If you’re on the hunt for fun, exciting things to do with your children this April, we hope our ideas above provide some inspiration. But if you’re looking for childcare in Birmingham during the Easter Holidays, then we'd love to welcome your child to our Holiday Camp in Harborne, offering the very best in childcare and music education from 2nd – 12th April.

You can book from just one day to the full experience, and there are multiple ways to save on our Holiday Camps, including 10% off for first time bookers, childcare vouchers, tax-free childcare and a sibling discount.