6 picks for the Easter Holidays a week into the Easter break
Our top 6 picks for the Easter Holidays A week into the Easter break and you may be running out of inspiration how to occupy your tribe, never fear, A2B is on hand to suggest our top picks for what to do in the Solihull and Birmingham area. Some you know and some you may not have heard of before!
West Midlands Safari Park
Ok, we are starting with an obvious one, but it’s got the adventure that spans continents, species and millions of years! What more could you ask for?
West Midland Safari Park is a unique chance for your kids to see some of the world’s most amazing animals up close and personal.
After a run around their Adventure Theme Park, which includes rides suitable for every age, journey deep into the plains of Africa to count the stripes on a zebra, watch the white rhinos play or see how many lazy lions are eyeing you up for their supper! You can also feed a giraffe; the gentle giants of the savanna: https://www.wmsp.co.uk
The MAD Museum – Stratford upon Avon
Do you have your own budding Sheldon, Howard, Raj or Leonard? The Mad Museum is where sprockets, robotics and wild paraphernalia are yours to explore. While other Museums say hands-off, they demand a hands-on approach to over 50 crazy contraptions. Press buttons, turn screws and release your ‘inner inventor’!
This is the UK’s only mechanical art museum and their mission is to promote STEM: better understood as Science, Technology, Engineering and Design. In doing so they’ve pulled together a colossal collection of robotic birds, sand pictures, 3D faces and an enormous MAD Marble wall. You can design and build your very own run on the wall and watch as marbles fly through! The museum’s founder has even got in on the act and created ‘The Kitchenator’ – a rolling ball sculpture built entirely from items you’d find in an everyday kitchen: https://themadmuseum.co.uk
If you missed out on winning our family day in Cadbury World, we’d still highly recommend a visit.
There’s a reason Cadbury World is known across the country! Get set for a tour across 15 different zones, from the depths of the Aztec Jungle to The Purple Planet and a world of digital delights at Cadbury World. Bring on the chocolate!
Their 4D adventure is a must-do with a ride aboard the Crunchie rollercoaster, as well as a cinema experience with world-famous Freddo the Frog. He’s not the only familiar face though as with events throughout the year, kids’ favourites like Sooty, Sweep and the Caramel Bunny are always making appearances.
Kids can play in the chocolate rain, chase creme eggs and even grow their own cocoa tree. The chocolate icing on the cake, however, comes with customising your own molten chocolate dip! Get the kids to burn off their extra sugar in the adventure play area: https://www.cadburyworld.co.uk
Hatton Adventure World
Something for kids across all ages to do. In the heart of Warwickshire, Hatton Adventure World offers year-round fun for families with children aged 12 and under.
Get up close and personal with farmyard favourites, there are so many different types of animals big and small to interact with. Milk Bluebell the cow, visit the 250 resident guinea pigs in their very own furry village or handle hawks and stick insects at the falconry centre. Younger children will love the tractor safari, spotting the animals as they travel through the countryside before enjoying Snorty’s Superslide Mania and funfair rides in the indoor play area.
For the up to 8’s there’s the Grand National sheep racing where you can place a bet on your favourite, or pan for gold in the Gold Rush. Budding Bear Grylls was aged 8-13 can test their survival skills by building a shelter in the wild, before throwing themselves around the assault course to practise their duck and rolls and demonstrating their nerve, speed and stealth to outwit their opponents at Laser Quest! https://hattonworld.com/adventure-world
Stratford upon Avon Butterfly park
Something a little bit different for your kids to experience. Butterflies provide some extraordinary sights and the centre is home to over 250 different species of butterfly from a range of 20 different countries. Learn all about these exotic butterflies and their life cycles in the Emerging Cage, where you will see butterflies hatching from their chrysalis before your very eyes.
See one of the largest insect collections in the UK at the Mini-Beast Metropolis, filled with stick insects, beetles and some of the world’s largest tarantulas. Visit the Discovery Zone to find out about the tropical plants that are grown at the centre, where you’ll also find caterpillars, giant silk moths and shining pupae: http://www.butterflyfarm.co.uk
Solihull Ice Rink
Something close to us at A2B HQ, Solihull Ice Rink is a great place for some family fun, with a full-sized indoor skating rink that caters for all ages and a number of skating options available, including Family sessions, and Disco Sessions! You can also learn to skate and have your birthday party here.
Opens 11:00 to 16:00 at weekends and during school holidays, offering 5 hours of skating fun for you and the family. There is a free Disco every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, with a DJ who is happy to play all your requests! The Family Friday sessions are perfect for families with young kids, this is a quiet session so it’s ideal for those who are new to skating. There’s also Bob skates available for small children if you ask at the Box Office (subject to availability): http://planet-ice.co.uk
There you have it! 6 amazing activities that you can do around Solihull whilst the kids are off school. If you’re struggling for a ride then give us a call and we’d be happy to transport you and your family to your fun day out!