Things to do with kids in Birmingham & Black Country

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Go Paddling

4th June-26th September 2018

Time: 6 - 7:30pm

Venue: Ackers Adventure

Address: B11 2PY

Try out your paddling skills in your choice of either a canoe or kayak! Suitable for all levels from complete beginners to regular paddlers. Join us every Wednesday evening over the summer months Suitable...

Indoor Activities

Operation Build

14th July-7th October 2018

Time: 11am-4pm

Venue: Thinktank

Address: B4 7XG

Fun family activities taking place every day during weekends and school holidays. These events are included in the Thinktank admission price. Air powered workshop (11am-12pm), robo maze under 8s workshop...

Theatre and Cinema

The Laughing Sole Comedy for Kids

14th August-16th December 2018

Time: 2pm

Venue: mac birmingham

Address: B12 9QH

Join us for our popular regular family comedy club with Barbara Nice and friends where the laughs are loud and shared across all ages. But it's not just guest comedians who tell jokes... budding younger...

Arts & Crafts

Craft Play

3rd March 2108

Time: 11am or 1.30pm

Venue: Bilston Craft Gallery

Address: WV14 7LU

Create, explore and play with your child using unusual materials in our inspiring space. Meet other families and explore easy low cost ideas to try out at home with your child. Babies and young toddlers...

Theatre and Cinema

Gangsta Granny

22nd-26th March 2017

Venue: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Address: Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DE

It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo...

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