Looking for something new or different to do with your family? Here is a Raring2go! A to Z guide of places to go and things to do with kids around the Midlands.
|Try a new ACTIVITY together at Ackers Adventure. Choose from skiing, tobogganing, tubing and so many more
|Watch a BUTTERFLY emerge from its chrysalis at Stratford Butterfly Farm and explore the tropical paradise
|CREATE your own pottery masterpiece at ‘Coffee N Clay’ in Hagley or ‘Saz’s Ceramics & Crafts’ in Wordsley
|DISCOVER a new park or playground in your area
|EXPERIENCE the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the shops, houses, and industrial workshops of the Black Country Living Museum
|FEED the Farmyard Favourites at Little Owl Farm or Lower Drayton Farm. Plus enjoy their petting barns and many other fun activities available
|Watch GLASS blowing or join in a masterclass at Stourbridge Glass Museum or Red House Glass Cone
|Experience a fun filled day of family adventure at HABBERLEY Trail
|Let your IMAGINATION take over with a role play session at The Little Big Town, Stourport
|JUMP and bounce the winter blues away at ‘Boing Zone’ in Stourbridge or ‘Inflatable zone’ in Halesowen
|Introduce your child to the KITCHEN with a parent and child cooking class at Becketts Farm
|Visit your local LIBRARY. Join in with their family activities or just find a new book to enjoy together.
|Hear the story of the Midlands’ automotive industry from the costumed guides at the British MOTOR Museum
|Make a list of NEW year resolutions, ideas, and challenges – stick it on the fridge and see if you can achieve them all in 2024
|Wrap up warm and visit the grounds of Arley or Bodenham arboretums or Hagley Park. Treat yourself to a hot drink and meal/snack in the café after exploring the OUTDOOR spaces
|Take advantage of the option to stay warm and dry indoors while letting off some steam at a soft PLAY centre like ‘Scallywags’ in Brierley Hill, ‘Kidz Barn’ in Kidderminster, or ‘Anchors Away‘ in Cleobury Mortimer
|Spend some QUIET time together on the sofa and watch a movie
|Go for an exciting RIDE with Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust or Severn Valley Railway
|SPLASH your way around the pool and slides at The Crystal Leisure Centre, Stourbridge
|Visit one of our local THEATRES. There are lots of family shows planned at places like Stourbridge Town Hall, Dudley Town Hall, Birmingham Rep, The Alexandra, mac Birmingham
|Explore a magical world of dragons, fairies, wizards, time travel, pirates and possibly a UNICORN at Magic Alley, Stratford. Or, the fairies at Whitlenge gardens
|Save some money on days out and activities by making use of VOUCHERS and offers. Click here to check those we have on the Raring2go! website now.
|Go WILD on a safari drive at West Midland Safari Park or if you prefer walking around, go to Wild Zoological park or Dudley Zoo
|X marks the spot – plan a treasure hunt around your home and/ or garden and challenge the children to find a hidden treasure at the end
|Create your own YUMMY delights at a chocolate making workshop with The Chocolate Shed
|ZOOM into outer space in the 4K Planetarium and discover a world of science at Thinktank, Birmingham
If you need any more inspiration for things to do and places to go with kids – you’ll find lots more information about events that are taking place for families in your area in our What’s On? Guide.