Sooner than you know it, it’s that time of year again when you have to start organising activities for your children to keep them occupied this February half term. If you’re one of the lucky parents who have the opportunity to spend the whole half term with your brood, make the most out of it. Why stay stuck indoors when you don’t have to?
Instead, head to a city in the UK and take advantage of the family attractions they have on offer. It doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to appreciate the activities, particularly in cities like Birmingham that offer their visitors a wide variety of things to do. Spend a few days there by finding great deals on Birmingham hotels and make use of the family rooms available.
A perfect choice for all the chocoholics out there, and an ideal attraction to visit during half term. Appreciate the journey of the humble cocoa bean, from its beginnings to the manufacture of the delicious chocolate we know so well. Gain insight into the history of the product, including the importation of it from the jungles, before making your own signature chocolate to take home.
This fun-filled day out for all the family offers a veritable treasure trove for science lovers. With its 200 hand-on, interactive displays, a state-of-the-art planetarium and a giant screen at Millennium Point, you’ll be able to while away hours in this fantastic thinktank museum.
The Science Garden reopens for February half term, so be sure to pack some woollens to appreciate them!
Birmingham Nature Centre
Two miles outside of the city centre, the nature centre is home to a wide range of animals, including meerkats, lemurs and otters. With its recent focus on conservation programmes, it is aiming to help protect endangered species from extinction and is open to the public daily so that they can get involved.
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Home to the Staffordshire Hoard of Anglo Saxon treasures, museums aren’t just for the grownups. With plenty to see and appreciate, it’d make an ideal afternoon for the whole family, big and small.
If wandering around a museum isn’t your cup of tea, maybe a bit of an adrenaline kick is. Take to the ice at Planet Ice and show of your moves (or lack of) on a pair of ice skates, before heading over to the bowling alley for a bit of healthy competition. There’s plenty to do at this complex in the heart of Birmingham, keeping the children busy for an entire day.
Enjoy your visit to Birmingham this February half term. Check out the great deals on Birmingham hotels and give your children an unforgettable few days. After all, this Midlands city is much more than the Balti Triangle, Spaghetti Junction and the Bullring – you just have to check it out to realise just how much is waiting to be explored.