Top 3 Free Things to Do in Birmingham with Children This May Half Term Holiday


If you're planning a family trip to Birmingham during the May Half Term holiday, you're in for a treat!

Birmingham, the vibrant city in the heart of England, offers a wide range of exciting and free activities that will keep children entertained.

In this blog post, we will explore the top three specific free things to do in Birmingham with children during the May Half Term holiday.

1. Discover Science and Technology at Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum

Immerse your children in the world of science and technology at Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum. This interactive museum offers a hands-on learning experience, allowing children to explore various scientific concepts through engaging exhibits. From exploring outer space to conducting virtual experiments, Thinktank provides an exciting and educational adventure. Children can also enjoy the outdoor Science Garden, featuring interactive exhibits and a water play area, making it a perfect destination for fun and learning.

2. All at Sea at Resorts World Birmingham

To celebrate the release of The Little Mermaid, Bonkas will return to Resorts World Birmingham on Tuesday May 30 and Wednesday May 31 for two days of pirate and mermaid-themed fun. What's more, it's all free! You can ‘Walk the Plank’, meet a mermaid and a pirate, enjoy pirate photo opps, play tin can alley, grab a balloon sword and more. The fun takes place from 11am to 4pm in the atrium.

Then, on Thursday June 1, Wild Earth Movement will be hosting eco ocean-themed activities, including ocean bingo, art stations, potion making and information about different sea creatures. There will also be a window picture hunt for kids to use their detective skills to beat the challenge. Pick up a hunt sheet from Guest Services.

3. Indulge in Culture and Art at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Expose your children to the world of art and culture at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. This free attraction houses an extensive collection of art, artifacts, and historical objects. Children can embark on a journey through time, exploring ancient civilizations, Egyptian mummies, and Renaissance masterpieces. The museum also offers engaging family-friendly activities and workshops, providing interactive experiences for children to unleash their creativity and learn about different art forms.

Birmingham offers an array of free activities that will make the May half-term holiday memorable for children. Whether it's the hands-on exploration at Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum, the close encounters with wildlife at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, or the cultural immersion at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, these specific attractions provide unique and educational experiences. So, pack your bags, bring your curious minds, and get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure in the vibrant city of Birmingham this May half-term holiday.

Looking for childcare this May Half Term?

If you’re looking for things to do with your kids this half 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!