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Easter in Birmingham: what’s on

The UK’s second-largest city is always a vibrant hive of activity. Easter weekend 2018 is no different, with host of events all across Birmingham. But with so much on offer, where do you start?

If you’re here over the Easter weekend this year, this list will help you narrow down your options. Read on to guarantee yourself a cracking weekend!

Chocolatey fun for kids

Whatever the Easter holiday means to you, there’s likely to be a fair amount of chocolate on the agenda. If you’re a family of chocolate fans, head to Cadbury World for a series of special live shows. Celebrate Freddo’s birthday or dance along to Caramel Bunny’s storytime. Then take a tour through the amazing exhibits to learn all about the history of chocolate.

March 24th – April 15th, 10am-4pm. Entry prices vary.

Easter craft at Winterbourne

Celebrate the arrival of spring with this charming craft activity at Winterbourne House and Garden. You’ll create a toadstool house and paper flowers to build your miniature garden, led by painter and teacher Claire Leggatt. After the activity, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the beautiful Arts and Crafts house, and run off some energy in the botanic garden. Then finish off with a hot chocolate in the Terrace Tea Room.

Thursday 5th April, 11am-12.30pm. £8.50, plus accompanying adult admission ticket fee (including free return ticket).

Take flight with the family

Enjoy a mix of birds of prey and flying machines at Royal Air Force Museum Cosford’s Feathers and Flight celebrations. A fun themed trail will take your on a tour of the hangars all through the Easter holidays, exploring how aircraft design has been inspired by nature. Each Thursday, a remarkable collection of birds of prey including owls, falcons, hawks, buzzards and a bald eagle will be on site with their handlers, for you to meet and learn about the birds’ habits, plus two flying displays per day.

Tuesday 3rd – 15th April, 10-5pm. Free entry to the museum and birds of prey; trail £1.

Dine and dance, Jamaica style

Easter should be fun for adults, too! The Reggae Caribbean Cookout returns to St Paul’s Church in the Jewellery Quarter on Easter Monday. Expect great food from Mr Jerk’s authentic Jamaican BBQ, with curry goat, jerk chicken, rice and peas and many more tasty street food dishes. Vintage reggae, ska, rocksteady and dancehall will get you up on your feet

Monday 2nd April, 12-7pm. Free.

Build a snow bunny

After an unseasonally freezing start to spring, who knows what the weather will hold?

Easter weekend sometimes offers glorious sunshine, sometimes pelting rain – but this year’s might bring the white stuff. With the so-called Beast from the East 3 on its way, forecasters predict there’s a good chance of a White Easter.

You might be fed up of the wintry weather by now, but if it comes along, enjoy it. It’s a holiday, so chances are you won’t be struggling to work or school through the ice. Wrap up warm and get outside for a unique egg hunt where the eggs are buried in snow. Or make snow eggs, snow bunnies, even a cosy eg-loo!

 

 

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