Things to do with kids in Christmas in Birmingham

Christmas activities for children in Birmingham - Our Top 5 Picks


Getting organised for this upcoming Christmas holidays?  If you’re searching for kids’ activities in Birmingham, then The Strings Club is here to help!

As a mum myself, finding (and funding) activities over the school Christmas holidays can be daunting - so we have done the hard work for you! 

Things to do with kids in Christmas in Birmingham

  • Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market - All of December

Also known as the largest authentic German Christmas market outside of central Europe, Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market is a must-see location this festive season. Enjoy an evening soaking up the merry atmosphere underneath the twinkling lights of Birmingham, while the German band serenades the crowds with traditional tunes, and the smell of Bratwurst fills the air. Fröhliche Weihnachten!

This family favourite event has been raising the roof of Birmingham’s iconic Symphony Hall for over 20 years and is described as a festive party for all the family. The concert includes a joyful mix of the very best Christmas songs we all know and love, plus seasonal classics with Jonathan Cohen and Louise Dearman. You’ll be left rocking around the Christmas tree with this performance’s electric atmosphere – no silent nights here! .

Things to do with kids in Christmas in Birmingham

Things to do with kids in Christmas in Birmingham

Elf - A Christmas Spectacular is coming to Resorts World Arena this December! The lovable Buddy the Elf is set to star in the live arena spectacular, featuring Santa’s magically flying sleigh, an audience snowball fight, an indoor snowstorm, aerial cirque stars, and giant TV screens so you don’t miss any of the spectacle.

Get ready for a theatrical re-enactment of the hit movie where the whole family can be immersed in the sights and sounds of the magical festive favourite. Many people dress in pyjamas and onesies, hats and dressing gowns ready to board their heritage carriage pulled by a real steam engine.

Passengers are transported to the North Pole (via Tyseley!) to see if they can get to see Santa. In the past, the event has been so popular that many of the weekend tickets have sold out in no time.

Things to do with kids in Christmas in Birmingham

The very popular Santa Specials run over the first two weekends in December. After your visit to Santa and a refreshment stop at Northgate Station, you then rejoin your train for a full circuit of the 2 kilometre track. For the rest of your stay you can ride on any of the normal service trains running on the railway. Please don't delay. The trains will fill up very fast and we would hate you to be disappointed.

Christmas Activities in Birmingham

If you’re looking for things to do with your kids this Christmas term, we hope our top tips above help. But if you’re looking for half term fun for kids whilst you work, then we'd love to welcome your child to one of our Holiday Camps near you.

With over 100 5* independent reviews via Feefo from parents this year, The Strings Club welcomes children from one day to the whole experience.

We start each morning with our fun-filled “Learn Together, Play Together ” instrumental sessions. Free hire of an instrument including Guitar, Violin or Ukulele to take home!

Afternoons include our carefully-created, interactive workshops – designed to inspire your child in more ways than one! Think sports, music, drama, art and dance!

Each Holiday Camp ends with a Grand Concert. Enabling your child to proudly show what they have achieved alongside their new friends!

Find your nearest Christmas Holiday Camp below or call our friendly Head Office team on 0121 296 9204.