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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

February half term fun at Birmingham Museums

Half term can be a super difficult time keeping the kids entertained. But it doesn't have to be! Birmingham Museum's are hosting a whole host of events during half term, so you can find something for each member of the family to enjoy. Here's my favourite's that you can't afford to miss...

Marvel at the latest research on our natural world at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, with Operation Earth 

Ever stopped to think about how mind-blowingly wondrous the world around us can be? You’ll bet your little ones, and adults alike, will be sufficiently mind-blown indeed by the launch of Operation Earth this February half term. 

Exploring the latest research from cutting-edge scientists who study the natural environment, this hands-on, environmental science programme will ensure you’re the first in the know about the latest discoveries of the crazy planet we live on. Open daily from 10am-5pm, 

Colour and create with a sprinkling of rainbow magic at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Celebrating the ground-breaking Arts Council Collection Coming Out exhibition which is currently on display at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, light up your little ones’ lives with some rainbow magic this half term. 

The exhibition was conceived by Walker Art Gallery National Museums Liverpool and celebrates the LGBT community. The theme has inspired these fun family friendly activities. Get arty with plenty of crafting opportunities throughout the week. From creating your own rainbows to becoming an author to your very own story, as well as rainbow animations workshops, families can enjoy colourful crafts whilst learning about the exhibition. 

Rebuild the building blocks of history by stepping back to the Great Fire of London with Blakesley Hall 

For just £1.50, on 20th and 22nd February, kids can craft their way to the London skyline by creating and decorating their very own 17th century London buildings. Immerse the whole family in history by taking part in some Great Fire of London themed trails and competing in fun, fact-filled themed quizzes. 

Pre-booking being essential on this one, and the family friendly 30 minute drama “From Pudding Lane to Pie Corner” is destined to be a firm half term favourite on 21st February. Samuel Pepys makes a special trip to Blakesley Hall and recounts his fiery memories of London burning! The event is included in the normal admission price and there are two performances throughout the day at 12pm and 2pm.
And that's not just it! Here's what else is taking place...

Aston Hall sends the little ones time travelling, with a family friendly murder mystery trail. Visit the Hall between 11am and 4pm to sleuth your way to cracking the mystery of preventing a would-be assassin from 2048 stopping Victorian England’s Aston Hall from becoming a museum. Pre-booking is advisable, however you can turn up and pay for your entrance on the day and usual admission prices apply. 

The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is hosting a guided tour on Thursday 22nd February. The tour is of the Smith & Pepper jewellery factory, followed by an exciting craft activity.

At Sarehole Mill, there’s a scrummy day planned on Pancake Day, with a drop in baking session to whip up your own tasty pancakes. Just £2 for the baking sessions, held at 12.00-1.30pm and 2.00-3.00pm. 

Soho House is celebrating those who keep us safe, with a 999 Emergency Day on Thursday 22nd February. With a day of jam-packed activities, take part in a meet and greet with Fireman Sam, talk to the Handsworth Fire Fighters and Police, and join in on plenty of 999 family craft activities and activity trails. 

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