Easter in Birmingham – what to see and do
Birmingham offers world-class entertainment venues, vibrant nightlife and excellent shopping. Find out what’s happening this Easter weekend in Birmingham.
Events in Birmingham city centre:
Running on Tuesday 11th and Tuesday 18th April, Minecraft Masks gives children the chance to design their very own masks in Minecraft style! The Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is one of the most popular museums in the country, with a vast collection of fine art paintings, archaeological artefacts, jewellery and other artworks. Less than half a mile away by foot is the International Convention Centre, a world-class events venue managed by JD Parties.
Easter treats at the Birmingham Bullring Shopping Centre
Have a look at the irresistible chocolatey treats on offer at Thorntons, Selfridges and other department stores at the Bullring, one of the largest shopping centres in the country. This award-winning landmark was built with 15,500 tonnes of steel, at a site that has served as Birmingham’s market centre for more than 850 years!
At the Potters House in Digbeth, I’ve Got Talent is a free competition to find the best artists in the city. From dance acts to musicians, it’s guaranteed family fun and you can vote for your favourite act online, using your smartphone.
Events outside of Birmingham city centre:
Take the family to the wonderful Birmingham Botanical Gardens in leafy Edgbaston, just two miles from the city centre. On Easter Sunday, the gardens will host a full day of fun and games, including a Golden Ticket egg hunt where visitors must find 10 Golden Tickets to win a delicious treat! Go to the Chocolate Workshop and explore a tropical forest. See where all that delicious chocolatey flavour comes from – the cocoa tree! Then there’s the Chocolate Factory, where you can make your own mouth-watering treats such as a chocolate kebab and brownies. With other activities ranging from Arts and Crafts to Spring games and Bug Hunting, there are plenty of other things to do during the remainder of the Easter school holidays too.
What could be a more idyllic place to celebrate Easter weekend in Birmingham than the birthplace of Cadbury’s? This year, from 14th – 17th April, head to Cadbury World in the historic neighbourhood of Bournville for a fantastic Easter Eggstravaganza. Families can try the Easter Egg Trail and discover all the famous characters of Cadbury land, and enter the Easter bonnet competition for their chance to win some delicious Cadbury World prizes.
Head to the Resorts World’s atrium on Easter Sunday to collect a free mini chocolate bar. A selection of them will include a golden ticket and gift card loaded with a value ranging from £25 to £300. You can also try and find a golden ticket every day this week and on Easter Monday. In fact, there are £5,000 worth of prizes on offer!