5 FREE Activities for Kids in Birmingham during Summer 2024


We know parents will be looking for budget-friendly ways to have fun with all the family. This summer, Birmingham is bursting with exciting and free activities! From art to music, here are five great activities to explore:

1. Birmingham Museums’ Family Fun

Location: Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH
Dates: Throughout summer from 4th July - 30th August

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery offers a range of family-friendly activities. This summer, enjoy interactive exhibits, art workshops, and special family events. Check out their website to see the full range of activities!

2. MAC Birmingham's Surge Orchestra

Location: Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH
Dates: 21st July 2024

MAC Birmingham in Cannon Hill Park hosts a free family show with musicians from Surge Orchestra. Enjoy a high energy musical performance, and jam with the musicians in a family-friendly workshop!

free family-friendly activities summer 2024

3. Birmingham Jazz Festival

Date: 19th - 28th July, 2024
Location: Various locations across Birmingham

Experience ten days of free live jazz performances with your family in various venues around Birmingham. The festival features local and international artists, making it a must-visit for music lovers. Plus, it’s a great way to introduce live music to your little ones!

4. Summer Reading Challenge Launch Party

Date: 13th July, 2024
Location: Birmingham Central Library, Centenary Square, B1 2ND

Kick off the reading challenge with storytelling, crafts, and author meet-and-greets at the Central Library. A perfect event for young book lovers. This summer, the party will feature special guest Peppa Pig!

free family-friendly activities summer 2024

5. Kid’s Music Workshop in Sutton Coldfield

Date: 27th August 11am - 5pm
Sutton Coldfield Town Centre, Sutton Coldfield, B72

Get involved with this exciting interactive workshop for kids in the heart of Sutton Coldfield. Play giant instruments, explore the Orchestra of Objects and get creative! A great way for your kids to begin exploring musical instruments. 

We hope this guide will help you enjoy a summer full of art and music with your family in Birmingham. These free activities are not only fun, but also a great way to create lasting memories!

And if you’re a Birmingham parent looking for more ways to make sure your child has an unforgettable summer, why not take a look at our award-winning Summer Holiday Camps at Harborne Academy and Hallfield School?