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The West Mids & Coventry Summer Holiday Guide 2021

Keep the kids entertained all summer long

The school holidays are fast approaching again! But just when you thought you’d run out of things to do with the kids, we’re here to give you a whole heap of ideas across the West Midlands and Coventry too.

Best of all, they’re all available to reach by bus.

Plus with our ticket offers kids can travel with you for £1 or bring a friend for £2. 

Birmingham City Centre

Treetop Adventure Golf

Nestled right inside The Bullring, Treetop Adventure Golf is a whole indoor jungleland filled with fun mini-golf holes for the perfect putting experience.

Simply turn up and tee-off!

Visit the Treetop Adventure Golf website.


Always a great place for the family to visit no matter the time of year. However, with plenty of fantastic events scheduled, from barbeques to sustainable fashion workshops, there’s no time quite like summer.

Visit the Thinktank website.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

One of the city’s prettiest attractions, the Botanical Gardens offer some of the UK’s most gorgeous green spaces. Housing everything from amazing glasshouses, to a playground, tea room and more, there really is something any visitor can appreciate.

Visit the Botanical Gardens website.

Beyond Birmingham city centre

Walsall Arboretum Splash Park - Walsall

Walsall Arboretum stretches across 170 acres of land and boasts everything from open parkland and playgrounds to skate ramps and pedalo rides. The arboretum itself features over 10,000 species of trees and shrubs, as well as plenty of wildlife to observe.

It’s perfect for a family day out, and that’s before the holiday-exclusive splash pads arrive! Be sure to visit on a hot day!

Visit the arboretum’s webpage.

Openair Film and Chill - Solihull & Wolverhampton

Residents and visitors of Solihull and Wolverhampton can enjoy big screen showings of family favourites this summer at Moseley Cricket Club and Wolverhampton racecourse.

Pack some good food, blankets and whatever else you need to enjoy classics like Grease, the Greatest Showman and The Lion King in style.

Visit their website for tickets.

Moseley festivals - Moseley

Moseley’s family-friendly festivals are back! Starting with Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival (20th-22nd August), giving you the best musical vibes, as well as tremendous food and drink.

This is followed by Moseley Folk & Art Festival (3rd-5th September), featuring a massive three day line-up of great acts, ready to celebrate the end of the festival season.

Get tickets at mostlyjazz.co.uk and moseleyfolk.co.uk.

Bournville Book Fest - Bournville

Or for something on the quieter side, Bournville Book Fest is not only one of the nation’s favourite literary festivals, but the only one in Birmingham dedicated to 0-12s.

Get the kids involved in writing workshops, drawing, modelling, storytelling and more, and have them mesmerised by the wonderful world of literature.

Visit the book fest’s website.

Rush Trampoline Park - Kings Norton

Leave gravity behind this summer with a trip to Rush Trampoline Park. Take part in specialised versions of games like dodgeball and basketball, enjoy soft play for the smaller children or just go in for a fun-filled bounce around the park.

Visit the Rush website.


Kings Camps summer camp

Head over to Bablake School for a summer filled with amazing activities for kids from ages 5-17. Whether they’re looking to be introduced to a sport for the first time, or want to sharpen their skills with an emphasis on teamwork and communication, this camp is a great place for any kid with plenty of energy!

Book now at the Kings Camps website.

Coventry Rocks’ Summer of Fun 2021

These free camps are located across Coventry and are for children (aged 9-17) who receive benefits-related free school meals.

Over four weeks each child will enjoy sports, musical activities, a free meal and home cooking packs, as well as group trips to other activity centres.

Visit the Coventry Rocks website.

The Herbert’s summer activities

The Herbert is always a great place to visit while in Coventry’s city centre, but even more so with their summer programme of activities.

Take the kids along for their art masterclass sessions, including clay sculpting, oil painting and more.

Visit The Herbert’s website.

Coventry Pride Family Fun Day

This free event, aimed at younger audiences, is a light-hearted introduction to Pride with musicians, dancers and drag performers, as well as a number of food and drink stalls.

Visit the Coventry Pride website.

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Take the kids into the world of stand-up comedy in a safe and fun environment. Suitable for ages 6+ this daytime comedy club is getting excellent reviews and costs just £8 per ticket.

Visit the Coventry 2021 website for more.

The Black Country

Dudley Zoo’s outdoor cinema

The zoo has been a firm family favourite for generations, but did you know they’re showing some movie classics this summer too?

Enjoy all the amazing wildlife and then settle into an evening showing of The Greatest Showman, Jurassic Park or The Rocky Horror Picture Show. (5th-7th August).

Visit the zoo’s website for tickets.

Priory Park

Just a short walk from the centre of Dudley, Priory Park is a great visit come rain or shine. With basketball and tennis courts, a bowling green, cricket pitch and plenty of other play areas and open spaces, it’s a great place to spend the day with the kids.

Visit the Priory Park webpage.


Bantock House

Take in 43 acres of parkland and beautiful garden spaces this summer with a trip to Bantock House Museum.

Throughout the school holidays there will also be a full range of activities to take part in, from outdoor wildlife exploration, to art projects and craft sessions.

Visit the Bantock House webpage.

Ultimate Activity camp at Royal School Wolverhampton

Ultimate Activity camps are a fantastic way to keep your kids active and use up all that energy this summer.

The Royal School is a great host for this camp, with excellent facilities to introduce your child to amazing sports and activities in a safe and friendly environment.

Book your place at the Ultimate Activity website.


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Published: 21st July 2021

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