Unleashing Fun in Birmingham: 5 Best Free Activities for Kids

Birmingham is a truly family-friendly city and PREMIER SUITES offer family friendly accommodation making us the ideal choice for your family break. As well as being a city of industry and innovation, Birmingham is a great place to raise and visit with children. We’re also home to the UK’s most well-known chocolate factory, which helps our popularity! Traveling with your family can be expensive. Make the most of your vacation with family-friendly accommodation at PREMIER SUITES where our facilities made it easy to stick to your budget. You can also enjoy some of the excellent free things to do in Birmingham with your little ones. Book PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments best available rates exclusively on our website.


Birmingham’s Library is much more than a quiet room with dusty books. After a £189 million investment, the library is the heart of the city. There are ten floors in this magnificent modern facility, each with something different to discover. You’ll find photography exhibitions, performances, craft workshops, poetry readings, coffee mornings, fun sessions for toddlers, and other activities. There is a schedule of child-friendly events for summer holidays, usually free of charge with advance booking. Enjoy the Discovery Cafe and a roof terrace where you can enjoy a great view of the city from a unique vantage point. There’s no charge to enter and opening hours are Mondays and Tuesdays 11am to 7pm, Wednesdays to Saturdays 11am to 5pm.


If like many young children, your little ones are obsessed with dinosaurs, Lapworth Museum of Geology is a great place to spend an afternoon. One of the oldest specialist geological museums in the UK, the complex reopened after an extensive renovation in 2016. The museum is home to a huge array of fossils and minerals, many of them from the Midlands showing what the region was like millions of years ago. There are displays of beautiful crystals as well as Roary the allosaurus, a saber-tooth tiger, giant ammonites, the Coseley Spider, and Dudley Bug trilobites. Admission is free and there is a refreshments area inside.


One of the best ways to spend a cost-free afternoon in many cities is a trip to the park. Make use of your serviced apartment in Birmingham to prepare a packed lunch and head to one of the local parks. Canon Hill is a 250-acre park with formal, conservation, woodland, and sports areas. It’s also home to The MAC, a contemporary arts center. Admission to the building and its exhibitions is free and there are food and craft markets throughout the year. 10 miles outside the city, you’ll also find Lickey Hills Country Park one of the area’s most varied and treasured parks. You can enjoy walks, hikes, horse riding, golf, table tennis and more.


Ikon is an internationally acclaimed art venue and a family-friendly gallery free of charge for all ages. The gallery features temporary exhibitions over two floors with work by artists from around the world including sound, film, mixed media, photography, painting, sculpture, and installation. They have a range of family-friendly activities and facilities that are ideal for young visitors. On Saturdays, there are dedicated kids’ play workshops which might include food play, creative thinking, and messy artwork. There is a café, shop, baby changing facilities and a lift to all floors so it’s suitable for all ages and abilities. Opening times are Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 6pm


We’re not short of things to do in Birmingham but before you add to your bucket list, book the ideal family accommodation. PREMIER SUITES offers service apartment accommodation with all of the comfort and facilities of a home-from-home, ideal for a family trip. Our suites feature a fully equipped kitchen as standard, ideal to cook, prepare and enjoy family dinners or packed lunches. We have clothes washing and drying facilities in each suite, perfect to clean up messes and our high-speed Wi-Fi means everyone’s device is connected. Our location in the heart of the city is within walking distance of most of the main things to do in Birmingham and we’re well connected by road and public transport. We have one and two-bedroom suites available to accommodate everyone from toddlers to teens.


Author Bio: Katie McGarr is a daytime writer for PREMIER SUITES Birmingham, a luxury serviced apartment, perfect for guests who are traveling in Birmingham UK. Sharing tips and tricks about travel, food, and lifestyle is something she finds enjoyable, next to taking pictures of Douglas, her dog.

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