February 8, 2024

Half term always comes around so quick! If you’re still on the lookout for somewhere in Kings Heath to take the kids on a day out this week, or maybe a club they can go to while you’re at work, we’ve put together this short guide for all ages.

Hickory Dickory’s

Perfect for your young child up to 12 years old with too much energy, Hickory Dickory’s is a core memory for many local children in Kings Heath. A huge play area with various obstacles and slides as well as food, Hickory Dickory’s is a perfect day out with your toddler or young child.


There is no shortage of natural beauty in Kings Heath, with both Kings Heath and Highbury parks offering a relaxing stroll away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Kings Heath Park contains two separate play areas for younger and older children, as well as Cartland’s Tea Rooms for a coffee and cake. For the child interested in nature, Highbury Park is perfect, as its extensive fields and woods contain no end of adventure.

Half Term in Kings Heath Park
A wintry morning in Kings Heath Park

Kings Heath Library

Kings Heath’s historic library is the perfect place for a day out this holiday. With events throughout half term, you’re sure to find something here for your child! On Saturday 10th, they have a Games Club starting at 2.15pm. On Monday they have a Toddler Tales session for 3-5 year olds, starting at 10.15am. Then, on Thursday, they are running a craft workshop with Birmingham Centre for Art Therapies for 5-10 year olds, from 2.15-3.45pm. This event has limited spaces, so please contact them in the library or on 0121 464 1515 to book your place. On Friday, The Conservation Volunteers will be running a plant pot decoration and seed planting workshop from 11am. All events are free and drop-in (apart from the craft workshop), so why not pop along?

Air Nation

A relatively recent addition to Kings Heath High Street, Air Nation Kings Heath is perfect for children with too much energy. The place is a massive inflatable theme park with slides, ball pits and a café to put your feet up once you’re done, Air Nation will definitely tire out even the most energetic of kids – and adults too!

Professor Willy’s

Professor Willy’s Sweet Shop might just be the right place for your kids this half term. The Dahl-inspired shop has plenty of old-fashioned sweets for all tastes. What’s more, they’ve recently introduced afternoon clubs for the community; Crochet Club on Tuesdays (6-7pm) and Book and Games Club on Thursdays (5-6pm for kids, 6.30-7.30pm for adults). Entry costs £4pp, but includes a free coffee and bag of sweets! Drop by to meet new people and get your crochet, board game, or reading fix.

Shelf of sweets at Professor Willy's
Professor Willy’s has no end of sugary delights.

How Brave is the Wren

The local independent children’s bookshop with a whole lot of heart, How Brave is the Wren is the perfect place to start your half term day out in Kings Heath. With a wide variety of books for children and events all week, it’s the perfect place to get out the house for a while.

On Saturday 10th at 10.30am, and Thursday at 11am, they have family story time, where you can listen to 3 stories for free. On Sunday 11th, they’ll be doing jigsaws all day, so drop in and give it a go. Then, on Wednesday, they’ve got a half term art club, which costs £2 per child (no booking required). You’ll be creating fantastical creatures with collage and drawing, using a provided kit and instructions. This event is a drop-in between 11am and 3pm, recommended for children ages 4-12. Friday is an all-day Games Day, with the chance to play lots of different games with new people! As you can see there’s no shortage of half term fun to be had at the Wren.

All Saints Youth Project

All Saints Youth Project run groups throughout the year, and are gearing up for a fantastic February half term! Running from Monday-Thursday 10am-3pm, they’ve got drama group Sudden Productions visiting, with a performance, podcast and Q&A session, as well as plenty of sporty activities and pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. If you would like to get involved, email their Youth Coordinator Maryan at m.cabdi@asyp.org.uk. They have limited spaces, so while they do not want to turn away any young person, they cannot guarantee places for all.

Class Act Theatrix

Class Act Theatrix (3B Drayton Rd, Kings Heath) are running a Film and TV Acting Workshop! If your child is a thespian at heart, how about spending the week learning all about acting for the big screen, including pre-written and devised scripts, filming and editing, with a film to show back to families and friends at the end of the workshop. The workshop runs Monday through Friday during half term, and is aimed at children ages 4-12. Book your place at classacttheatrix.com/februaryworkshop. Childcare vouchers also accepted.

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