School Holiday Ideas for Kids in Birmingham
The school holidays are nearly upon the children of Birmingham so you need to make sure you have some ideas to keep them occupied. coachcompany.co.uk have put together a guide to things to do during the school holidays in Birmingham.
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The Queensland Museum and the Sciencentre
The Queensland Museum at South Bank changes as your kids do, we always suggest going when you feel up to answering and asking lots of questions because this is the best way to make the most of your visit. Highlights for kids at the Queensland Museum
- For younger kids the playasaurus garden at the bottom of the Museum is a favourite with regular holiday screen shows, tunnels, dinosaurs and a range of interactive offerings.
- The Dinosaur section on the next floor up, (located next to the cafe), is a favourite with dinosaur loving kids especially when you put into perspective the size and age of the fossils.
- The next floor up is the Discovery Centre which is a place for the people. What this means is it was designed to not only showcase the findings of the Museum but also allow the people/community to come in and check them out. When you arrive talk to the staff and find out what’s happening. There are often fun activities or things happening, you might even get to hold a stick insect!
- Another permanent exhibition at the Museum is the Wild State Gallery which is a showcase of the bio diversity in Queensland. Filled with animals and a tunnelled area to explore, this is a favourite amongst kids.
The Botanical Gardens and Sir Thomas Planetarium at Mt Coot-tha
At the base of Mount Cooth-tha sit the immaculate Botanical Gardens. Most of the gardens can be accessed by flat pathways, making them accessible for prams and wheelchairs and there is a cafe on site though many families opt to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy some time amongst nature while they eat.
The Sir Thomas Planetarium which sits next to the gardens is a great place to bridge some conversation around science or space. Check our website to find out about when the astronomical viewing nights are and when the International Space Station is headed over Birmingham. These are a great way to extend the learning and enjoyment of a place like the planetarium.
South Bank Parklands
There are so many things to do at South Bank with regular nightly markets and other special events throughout the year. We list all the events on our calendar and you can check on the markets via the visit South Bank parkland website. Kids love South Bank for 17 acres of parkland with lots of green space for family picnics, BBQ’s and games on the lawns.
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