Prepare Yourself for the Christmas School Holidays

As Christmas gets closer, so do the school holidays. It can be very difficult, and expensive, to keep the kids entertained throughout the school holidays and parents often end up pulling out their hair looking for suitable options to keep everyone happy. So, to make things easier for you this Christmas, here is a guide to activities for kids in Walsall and Birmingham to make sure you have plenty of options this year.

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Visit a trampoline park

If you want to let the kids burn off some energy, taking them to a trampoline park in the area is an ideal solution. It can be difficult finding a winter activity that isn’t dependent on the weather, so letting them run wild around an indoor trampoline park is perfect.

Trampoline parks have become increasingly popular over the last few months, particularly because they can entertain kids in a safe environment for a couple of hours. Giving adults a well-earned rest, you can sit back and watch the kids have a ball with their siblings or friends.

Go swimming

Indoor swimming pools are an equally great way to keep the kids active over the Christmas holidays. Whether it’s swimming lessons they need, or just a splash around for an afternoon, it gets them out of the house!

With different pool facilities available in the Walsall and Birmingham areas, you have a choice when it comes to taking the kids swimming for the day. You can even join in yourself, if you have the energy!

Go to a museum

There are a number of museums available in the area that will teach the kids new things and even fascinate the parents too. The Walsall Leather Museum is a popular option, as is the Aston Manor Road Transport Museum.

In Birmingham, there are science museums and art galleries to instil some culture and education into the kids over Christmas; you might help your little ones to discover what they want to be when they’re older!

Visit the Christmas markets

There’s nothing better than getting the family together for a day out at the Christmas markets. With so many to choose from in the area, you could even make a weekend out of it! Birmingham is home to the largest German market outside of Germany itself, offering traditional food and drink as well as Christmas treats.

Sandwell Valley is home to a great Christmas festival, complete with a train and reindeer, while Solihull is home to over 30 stalls in its very own Christmas market.

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Head to the theatre

Winter is a great time of year to wrap up warm and go and see a show, and there’s always kids’ options in the form of a pantomime! Always popular at Christmas, pantomimes keep the children entertained and are a traditional part of childhood. Often starring familiar faces that the parents will know, it becomes an evening that the whole family can get involved in.

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