Following what can only be described as a rather hectic week for Birmingham after the grand opening of the world’s biggest Primark, it’s now time for the Easter holidays.
And while the addition of the new store is something that will attract even more people to the city, there are still plenty of other fantastic ways away from the shops to keep yourself occupied, whatever the weather.
So leave the chocolate and hot cross buns at home, venture outside and explore all the best things happening across the city.
Easter Fun at Birmingham Museums | Across the city | All week
Birmingham Museums has so much on offer to help you make the most out of your Easter break. With museums and heritage sites spread across the city centre and beyond, there’s so much to see, do and discover.
If you want to keep your trips within the heart of the city, then why not head out to Millennium Point to check out the brand new planetarium that’s just opened at ThinkTank. With 4K display and crisp sound to create the most immersive experience, visitors can journey deep into the Solar System to a whole new level with this fantastic attraction.
Don’t forget to visit the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery too, where you can check out the superb Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing and Too Cute exhibits, before making your way to heritage sites the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Sarehole Mill and Blakesley Hall, all of which, have plenty of fantastic events running throughout the holidays.
Kings Heath & Moseley Neighbourfood | Thursday | Prince – A Tribute | Sunday | Hare & Hounds
Struggling for dinner plans or need to pick up some essential items ready for your Easter Sunday dinner? Then we recommend that you head to the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath to check out Neighbourfood.
The weekly event, which runs every Thursday, gives people from the neighbourhood and beyond the chance to pick up some delicious local produce to help cook up an absolute storm in the kitchen. Not only is it a great way to pick up food at an affordable price, but you’ll be supporting local food producers and the community, too.
And if you’ve got no plans on Easter Sunday, head back to the Hare & Hounds and join a host of DJs as they play some of the greatest tracks of musical legend, Prince. Kicking off at
Pixar in Concert | Symphony Hall | Thursday
No matter what your age, this fantastic event is one that you won’t want to miss. Pixar in Concert is heading to Symphony Hall this Thursday to bringing some of the most celebrated Pixar movies to life, live on a huge HD screen, accompanied by a live orchestra.
If you’re a fan of movies including Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Cars, Coco, Monsters University, Brave and so many more, then this is your chance to see them in a multimedia show that all the family are sure to enjoy this Easter.
The Gin & Rum Festival | Edgbaston Cricket Ground | Friday – Sunday
Let the weekend be-gin! This Easter weekend make your way to Edgbaston Cricket Ground as it welcomes the Gin & Rum Festival as part of its UK tour.
With seven themed bars, plenty of local, national and international stalls selling some of the finest spirits, plus masterclasses showing you how to shake up the perfect drink to kick off any occasion in style, the Gin & Rum Festival will be in the city from Friday to Sunday.
You can also enjoy live entertainment, sample some of the spirits on offer and leave with your very own gin and rum bible and a glass to enjoy your tipple in
Harry Potter Marathon | Mockingbird Cinema | Sunday & Monday
Mockingbird Cinema is well known in the city for hosting some truly cracking
If you have none, and we mean absolutely no plans for Easter Sunday and Monday and you’re a hardcore Harry Potter fan, then we’ve found an event that is utterly perfect for you, as this weekend Mockingbird is hosting a Harry Potter Marathon.
So, over the course of two days, you’ll have the chance to watch each of the Potter films in all of their glory as Harry, Ron, Hermione and co. return to the big screen in Birmingham.
It all kicks off at
Easter Celebrations in Solihull | All Week
This week, join Solihull BID as it comes together to host some great events including food, fashion and everything in-between.
As well as welcoming our faves, Digbeth Dining Club on April 27, and some of its mouthwatering vendors from April 16 – 20, there will also be a host of events for all the family to enjoy.
On Saturday (April 27), head to Mell Square Shopping Centre and check out Solihull’s Fashion Secret, where you can enjoy free goodies, some fantastic offers, gain styling tips for your wardrobe, hair and makeup, enjoy live music and grab a tasty bite to eat.
A voucher booklet will offer discounts and promotions for town centre shoppers to continue to use after the day of fashion activity.
Throughout the rest of the week, there’s also a Spring Fair, a Community Gazebo (April 22-25) celebrating and showcasing local groups and businesses and a LEGO event perfect for kids (April 16 -20).