Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club will be hosting their first ever summer festival to celebrate the upcoming Commonwealth Games. The Midlands Mixer will be a combination of sporting fun and entertainment with a 12 team Rugby Touch tournament and the National Fitness Games happening throughout the weekend. Alongside this there will also be a beer & cider festival with a live DJ.
Date and time: Saturday 30th July – Sunday 31st July, 11am – 8pm. Location: Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club, Yardley Wood Road, Billesley Common, Birmingham, B13 0HN. Price: Tickets start from £8.
Castle Bromwich will be teaching children between the age of 3-9 to understand what is happening in nature during the spring season. Their sessions will be held outside in their gardens and will consist of games, activities, stories and exploration to spark the children’s interest in the great outdoors.
Date and time: Friday 15th July, 10am – 12pm. Location: Castle Bromwich Hall and Gardens Trust, Chester Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, B36 9BT. Price: Tickets start from £8.
HIANA (Hope In A New Age) Foundation will be hosting a 5-a-side match with some professional football players! The winners of the tournament will take home the HIANA Charity cup and bragging rights as the reigning champions. Even if you’re not a fan of football, there will be lots of other activities for you to enjoy such as:
- face painting
- parent vs child games; egg & spoon race, 3 legged race
- live DJ
Date and time: Saturday 16th July, 10am – 5pm. If you want to be included in the tournament, you must register your team by the first week of June. Location: Warley RFC, Tat Bank Road, Oldbury, B69 4NH. Price: Tickets start from £3. All the proceeds go towards the HIANA Foundation which is a registered charity.
Have fun, make friends and learn together as a family. Every month sees a new adventure for the mini foresters as they learn about wildlife, try a bit of bush craft, get creative with craft activities and learn how to help the wildlife in the forest. Come back every month and every holiday to develop friendships, relationships and love for nature. This event is appropriate for children aged 4-11.
Date and time: 2nd July, 2pm – 4pm. Location: The Heart of England Forest, Middle Spernall Farm, Spernal Lane, Spernal (Nr Studley), B49 6JE. Price: Tickets start at £5.89.
Colmore Infant & Junior School are holding a summer fair which features a flower making workshop. The school are making yarn flowers to put towards a community yarn bomb which will be attached to the railings and trees to make a temporary outdoor art gallery. There will be other activities on at the fair which will contribute towards their craft campaign in celebration of the Commonwealth Games.
Date and time: Saturday 2nd July, 12pm – 4pm. Location: Colmore Junior & Infant School, 65 Colmore Road, Birmingham, B14 6AJ. Price: FREE.
Awful Auntie by David Walliams has been adapted by ‘Heartbreak Productions’ and will be performing at Hanbury Hall. “The story is all about the main character, Stella Saxby, whose parents were killed in a car crash in 1933, leaving her an orphan all alone with her Awful Auntie. And when we say awful, we mean awful. Aunt Alberta and her best friend Wagner, a vicious Bavarian owl, tried everything they could to torment Stella into signing over the deed to Saxby Hall. But Stella, with the help of her friend Soot, fought off Aunt Alberta, saved Saxby Hall, and gifted the beautiful Saxby Hall to be used as an orphanage.”
Make sure you bring a blanket or chair to sit on, weather-appropriate gear, and a picnic, as the tale could take some time to tell, and storytelling can be hungry work!
Date and time: 16th July, 7pm – 9pm. Location: Hanbury Hall, School Road, Hanbury, Droitwich Spa, WR9 7EA. Price: Tickets start at £11.50.
This family friendly event is exactly where you need to be this summer if you want to jump back 25 years and spend a full day with the people who you share a lot of sweet memories. Whilst you’re catching up with old friends, your kids can get busy with this jam-packed list of FREE activities:
- Candy Floss
- Sonic Mascot
- Kids Photoshoot
- Face Painting
- Children Dance
- Sweet Cones
- Chocolate Fountains
- Arts & Crafts
For the grown ups expect:
- Live Music
- Mini Badminton tournament
- Football competition
- Musical Chairs
There will also be a selection of food and drink for you to choose from.
Date and time: Tuesday 26th July, 11am – 8pm. Location: Broadway Academy, The Broadway, Perry Barr, B20 3DP. Price: £30 for adults, kids go FREE.
B’Opera creates beautiful music for tiny ears through interactive sessions and performances for little ones and their grown-ups. The charming orchard provides a magical space for babies and their grown-ups to explore how we can all use rhythm, movement, sound and our singing voices to bring a story to life. These sessions happen almost monthly, and are well loved by their audience!
Date and time: 22nd July, 10:30am – 11:45am. Location: Castle Bromwich Hall and Gardens Trust, Chester Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, B36 9BT. Price: Tickets start from £1.36.
“Duke Orsino is in love with Lady Olivia, but she won’t have anything to do with suitors. Viola is shipwrecked and believes her twin brother Sebastian to be dead. Meanwhile, a bunch of Olivia’s servants plot to make a fool out of her pompous butler, Malvolio. There’s drunkenness, frivolity and cross-dressing a plenty.”
“The Handlebards are an internationally renowned touring theatre company. During the summer, they cycle across the UK with all of their set, props and costumes on the back of their bikes, covering over 1000 miles and performing high quality Shakespearean productions in theatres and outdoor venues. In the winter months they travel to warmer climes, performing at international theatres and arts festivals.”
A FREE cold drink will be available for audience members arriving on their bikes! This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather! Refreshments on sale.
Date and time: Saturday 16th July, 7pm – 9:30pm. Location: Castle Bromwich Hall and Gardens Trust, Chester Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, B36 9BT. Price: Tickets start from £11.
Kings Heath Action are holding a community carnival festival to help raise funds for important refugee support projects. The carnival will be filled with crafts, music, food, storytelling through poetry, games and more. Bring your family and friends to celebrate those who call Birmingham their home.
Date and time: Sunday 17th July, 12pm – 5pm. Location: Highbury Park, 4 Yew Tree Road, Moseley, B13 8QG. Price: FREE.
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