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  • Fun in Brum October Half Term 2012 Produced by Family Information ServicePlease note that some activities are only available to children and young people living in specific areas. Please contact activity organisers to check availability. Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521 Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 1 of 36
  • Fun in Brum - October 2012IntroductionWelcome to the latest edition of Fun In Brum for October 2012 producedby the Family Information Service (FIS). We hope you find the informationuseful. There are loads of exciting things to do for all the family and someof them are totally free to do. All the activities are in date order and wehave added contact details of Libraries and playschemes happeningacross the city this Half Term.Fun for AllThis edition contains a wide range of activities including some fordisabled children and young people up to the age of 24 in some cases.When we have been told that an activity or event is inclusive we haveadded the following text – If your child or young person has a disability,please call the organisation for further information. Whilst we have beenassured these activities are inclusive we would always recommend thatyou call ahead to discuss your child’s needs to ensure they are able tomeet them.We also produce the Birmingham Disabled Children’s Directory full ofrelevant information for parents and carers of disabled children. If you areinterested in the FREE directory you can call our helpline or email us andwe will be happy to add you to our mailing list. Call 0121 303 3521 oremail: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk.Safeguarding StatementThis list of events has been compiled by the Family Information Service forinformation only. It is up to the parent/carer to decide what is most appropriatefor their child.Please note the information has been gathered to support parents/carers inaccessing activities for children and that Birmingham City Council does not inany way recommend or endorse any of the organisations other than servicesdirectly delivered by the council.It is the responsibility of parents/carers to carry out their own checks and to feelcompletely satisfied with the safety of their child and the quality of the serviceoffered. Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521 Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 2 of 36
  • free@last Family Fun Zone20/10/2012 - 28/10/201212.00pm - 7.00pmStar City, 32 Watson Road, Birmingham, B7 5SA.Contact: John Street on 0121 327 5959 or 07971 000 598Fun and activities for the whole family such as archery, kayaking, modelmaking, arts & crafts, small toddler soft play area, jewellery many more.Family Event£3.50 per personPlease call for more details or just pop in and have a go.If your child or young person has a disability, please call for furtherinformation.Knights & Legends Family Fun20/10/201211.00am - 4.00pmThe Learning Zone, Birmingham Museums, Birmingham Museumand Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DHContact: Sarah Walker on 0121 464 5056For advance bookings contact the Box Office on 0121 303 1966, visitthe Gas Hall reception desk or book on-line at www.bmag.org.ukMeet our knight, feel the weight of his armour and get dressed up at thisfamily friendly event inspired by the very special painting The Lady ofShallot.Family Event£1.50 per child. Prices are fixed and some activities carry a chargeper head.Entry to the museum is free although most of the events have a smallcharge per child or per person.Please note that organised groups may not be able to be accommodatedat busy times.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 3 of 36
  • Spooky Spirals20/10/201212.00pm - 2.00pmWeoley Castle, Alwold Road, Birmingham, B29 5RXContact: 0121 464 2193Get creative with this drop-in family craft activity making spooky spirals.Family Event£1 per childMake and Take Craft21/10/20121.00pm - 4.00pmThe Activity Zone, Birmingham Museums, Birmingham Museum andArt Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DHContact: Sarah Walker on 0121 464 5056For advance bookings contact the Box Office on 0121 303 1966, visitthe Gas Hall reception desk or book on-line at www.bmag.org.ukGet creative with our hands-on craft session and take home your ownmasterpiece.Family Event£1 per child. Prices are fixed and some activities carry a charge perhead.Entry to the museum is free although most of the events have a smallcharge per child or per person.Please note that organised groups may not be able to be accommodatedat busy times.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 4 of 36
  • Ackers Whizz Kids22/10/2012 - 26/10/2012Please contact for times.Ackers Adventure, Golden Hillock Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham,B11 2PYContact: Sue Macbeath on 0121 772 5111Choose from a selection of skiing, climbing, canoeing or archery. Eachsession lasts for 1.5 hours with friendly, fully qualified instructors. Allequipment provided.8 - 16 years£8An adult responsible for the child must stay on site during the activity.There is a range of activities that are suitable for children and youngpeople with disabilities.Animal Handling with Tropical Inc22/10/2012 - 26/10/201212.00pm, 1.30pm, 3.30pmThinktank Event Area Level 3 - Birmingham Science Museum,Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XGContact: Thinktank Box Office on 0121 202 2222A week of fun with feathery, slithery and scary animals.Family Event£8.40 children and concessions, £12.25 adults, £39 for family of 4Event is free to Thinktank ticket holders, otherwise charges apply.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 5 of 36
  • Bats, Rats and Black Cats22/10/2012 - 26/10/201210.00am - 5.00pmSelly Manor, Maple Road, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 2AEContact: Daniel Callicott on 0121 472 0199Spooktacular half-term craft activities, horrible Halloween hunt and yuckyboxes.All Ages£3.50 adults, £1.50 children, £9.50 familyChildren must be accompanied.There is a range of activities that are suitable for children and youngpeople with disabilities.Bikeability22/10/2012 - 25/10/20129.00am - 10.30am, 11.00am - 1.00pm, 1.30pm - 3.00pm, 3.15pm -4.45pmWard End Park, Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham, B8 2HBContact: Andi Smith on 07553 371 127 or 0121 327 6951 Email:info@urbancycles.org.ukYour kids can become safe, confident, cyclists by joining the bikeabilitysessions ranging from simple cycling games in the park through to morecomplicated road skills.7 - 14 years£2 per session or £8 if you book full days for the week.With a huge range of activities children can stay for more than onesession each day if they wish. Sessions must be pre-booked.There is a range of activities that are suitable for children and youngpeople with disabilities.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 6 of 36
  • Black History Photography Project22/10/2012 - 26/10/201211.00am - 4.00pmOakland Young People Centre, Oaklands Road, Handsworth,Birmingham, B21 0NAContact: Russell Green on 0121 523 7702Working in partnership with the MAC/Vanley Burke for young people tocreate photographic skills and produce pictures for gallery project.12 - 16 yearsFREEYou can bring or buy your lunch.There is a range of activities that are suitable for children and youngpeople with disabilities.Costume Day22/10/201211.00am - 4.00pmThe Learning Zone, Birmingham Museums, Birmingham Museumand Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DHContact: Sarah Walker on 0121 464 5056For advance bookings contact the Box Office on 0121 303 1966, visitthe Gas Hall reception desk or book on-line at www.bmag.org.ukCome along and meet the experts from our team of curators and find outall about the wonderful clothes people wore in the past. There will beplenty of chances to try on the clothes and a great chance for photos.Family Event£1 per child. Prices are fixed and some activities carry a charge perhead.Entry to the museum is free although most of the events have a smallcharge per child or per person.Please note that organised groups may not be able to be accommodatedat busy times.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 7 of 36
  • Genetics I-DNA22/10/2012 - 26/10/201210.00am - 5.00pmThinktank - Birmingham Science Museum, Millennium Point, CurzonStreet, Birmingham, B4 7XGContact: Thinktank Box Office on 0121 202 2222Explore the interactive exhibition in the outside grounds of Thinktank,Birmingham Science Museum.13 years+FREEHalf Term Fun22/10/2012 - 26/10/20129.30am - 6.30pmHickory Dickorys Playhouse, Findlay Road (just off the High Street),Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7SNContact: Alastair Hick on 0121 443 3939Various free craft and sporting activities including Halloween fun forchildren visiting the indoor adventure play and party centre and free cakedecorating. There will also be the popular Halloween party on October31st, 5.00pm - 7.00pm. Please call for prices.Up to 11 years (and no taller than 4ft 11ins or 150cm)Free craft and sporting activities when admission is paid into theplayhouse (£4.40 under 5s and £4.90 for ages 5 and over.Please visit the Whats Happening page on: www.hickorydickorys.co.ukfor times and details or contact reception on 0121 443 3939.Children visiting remain under the responsibility and supervision of theiraccompanying parent or guardian.We have a range of activities that are suitable for children and youngpeople with disabilities.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 8 of 36
  • Meet the Scientist22/10/2012 - 26/10/201211.00am - 4.00pmThinktank Talking Point, Level 3 - Birmingham Science Museum,Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XGContact: Thinktank Box Office on 0121 202 2222Find out what happens at the cutting edge of science and talk to thepeople that are making it happen. Join our local research scientists fordrop-in workshops that will make you think about everything fromMetallurgy to Infectious Diseases!Family Event£8.40 children and concessions, £12.25 adults, £39 for family of 4Event is free to Thinktank ticket holders, otherwise charges apply.Midnight F.E.A.S.T.22/10/2012 - 26/10/201210.00am - 4.00pmClifton Road Youth Centre, Clifton Road, Sutton Coldfield, WestMidlands, Birmingham B73 6EBContact: 0121 440 8188 or emailmidnightfeast@roundmidnight.org.ukRound Midnight will be showcasing its brand new creative arts week -Midnight F.E.A.S.T. This is a 3 day or 5 day extravaganza of film, acting,singing and dancing concluding with a big comedy based cabaret show.7 - 16 years£50 (3 days), £75 (5 days)Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 9 of 36
  • Pat Benson Boxing Academy Evening Boxing Classes22/10/2012 - 28/10/20125.30pm - 7.30pmUnit 2, 50 Adderley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4EDContact: Paddy Benson on 07805 592938The club offers boxing, circuits and team games, so whether you want tobe the next World title challenger or simply take more exercise, you willhave fun along the way.10 - 16 years£3 per session or £7 for all three sessionsSports clothing required - no jewellery, jeans, boots etc.Water and suitable running shoes required.Prehistoric Autopsy22/10/2012 - 26/10/201211.00am - 4.00pmThinktank Events Suite, Level 3 - Birmingham Science Museum,Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XGContact: Thinktank Box Office on 0121 202 2222Discover how mankind has evolved over millions of years and what wehave learnt about the diets and lifestyles of our ancestors through theexcavation of graves.All Ages Welcome£8.40 children and concessions, £12.25 adults, £39 for family of 4Event is free to Thinktank ticket holders, otherwise charges apply.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 10 of 36
  • Short Breaks for Disabled Children and Families22/10/2012 - 23/10/2012 (1 night), 25/10/2012 - 26/10/2012 (1 night)Arrive 10.00am - Depart 2.30pm (1st day), Arrive 10.00am - Depart3.30pm (2nd day)Bell Heath, Quantry Lane, Belbroughton, West Midlands, DY9 9UUContact: Sue Leslie on 01562 710227A 1-night fully-catered short break for disabled children to enjoy with theirfamilies (or carers). A variety of outdoor activities including climbingtower, bouldering, archery, bikes/trikes, low ropes, pond dipping,woodland walk, campfire.3 - 18 years£15 per personPlease bring warm outdoor clothes and boots/outdoor shoes.There is a range of activities that are suitable for children with disabilities.Stories from the Web - Aliens, Monsters and CreepyCreatures22/10/2012 - 26/10/2012Online - www.storiesfromtheweb.org/Contact: Barry Griffiths on 0121 464 2893 or email:storiesfromtheweb@birmingham.gov.ukPrepare to meet Aliens, Monsters and Creepy Creatures as Stories fromthe Web conjures up an assortment of spooky goodies. Plus you couldwin a copy of The Dalek Project, the new Doctor Who graphic novel inour latest competition.0 - TeensFREEOnline access only - www.storiesfromtheweb.org/ Get your free secretpassword at your local Birmingham Library.There is a range of activities that are suitable for children and youngpeople with disabilities.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 11 of 36
  • Straight Up Community Arts22/10/2012 - 26/10/201210.00am - 2.30pmStirchley Community Centre, 1326 Pershore Road, Stirchley,Birmingham, B30 2XSContact: Ruchi Joshi on 07795 077 110Music activities for children and young people with ASD/learningdisabilities or challenging behaviour as a result of an impairment.6 - 18 yearsFREEPlease bring a packed lunch and enough drinks each day.There is a range of activities that are suitable for children and youngpeople with disabilities.Strokes Learn to Swim Lessons22/10/2012 - 26/10/2012VariousWyndley Leisure Centre, Clifton Road, Sutton Coldfield,Birmingham, B73 6EBContact: Helen Cartwright on 0121 464 7743Run various swimming lessons for a range of ages. Sessions includebeginners and improvers classes, deep water confidence and 1 to 1tuition.3 - 15 yearsVariousTimes and cost vary so please call for further details. All bookings arefinal therefore no refunds will be given. Your child or young person willneed their own leisure card to book onto these courses.There is a range of activities that are suitable for children and youngpeople with disabilities.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 12 of 36
  • The Big Bang Show22/10/2012 - 26/10/20122.15pm, 3.15pmThinktank Theatre - Birmingham Science Museum, Millennium Point,Curzon Street, Birmignham, B4 7XGContact: Thinktank Box Office on 0121 202 2222Vote to see your choices from our top ten list of big sciencedemonstrations.Family Event£8.40 children and concessions, £12.25 adults, £39 for family of 4Warning: this show contains loud noises and explosions.Event is free to Thinktank ticket holders, otherwise charges apply.Wands and Shields22/10/201211.00am - 4.00pmThe Learning Zone, Birmingham Museums, Birmingham Museumand Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DHContact: Sarah Walker on 0121 464 5056For advance bookings contact the Box Office on 0121 303 1966, visitthe Gas Hall reception desk or book on-line at www.bmag.org.ukWork with artist Anne Brierley to create your very own Halloween props.Family Event£1.50 per child. Prices are fixed and some activities carry a chargeper head.Entry to the museum is free although most of the events have a smallcharge per child or per person.Please note that organised groups may not be able to be accommodatedat busy times.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 13 of 36
  • Big Brum History Day23/10/201211.00am - 4.00pmThe Birmingham History Galleries, Birmingham Museums,Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square,Birmingham, B3 3DHContact: Sarah Walker on 0121 464 5056For advance bookings, contact the Box Office: 0121 303 1966, visitthe Gas Hall reception desk or book on-line at www.bmag.org.ukYour chance to chat to some of the lively characters from Birminghamspast whilst exploring our brand new history galleries.Family EventFREEEntry to the museum is free although most of the events have a smallcharge per child or per person.Please note that organised groups may not be able to be accommodatedat busy times.Bookmaking Bonanza23/10/20121.00pm - 3.00pmMuseum of the Jewellery Quarter, 75/80 Vyse Street, Hockley,Birmingham, B18 6HAContact: 0121 554 3598Bookmaking workshop with artist Ruth Swallow. Create a simplehandmade concertina book, illustrated in a Gothic style using printing andcollage techniques.5 years+£2.50 per personBooking essential.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 14 of 36
  • Boultons Big Draw23/10/20121.30pm - 3.30pmSoho House Museum, 5 Soho Avenue, Handsworth, Birmingham,B18 5LBContact: 0121 554 9122As part of the Big Draw, take part in funky art activities inspired by ournew displays.Family EventFREENormal charges to Historic House apply.Family Make and Take Activity23/10/201212.00pm - 3.00pmBlakesley Hall Museum, Blakesley Road, Yardley, Birmingham, B258RNContact: 0121 464 2193A fun and creative event making a severed finger pencil to take home.5 years+£1 per childDrop-in activity. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.Entrance to the grounds is free - normal entry fees apply to the Hall.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 15 of 36
  • Jeepers Creatures23/10/20122.00pm - 3.00pmSheldon Library, Brays Road, Sheldon, Birmingham, B26 2RJContact: Val Fielding on 0121 464 3512A creepy crawly show for those who dont mind getting touchy feely withsome creepy creatures.5 - 11 yearsFREEThere are limited spaces so book early.There is a range of activities that are suitable for children and youngpeople with disabilities.Plague and Pestilence23/10/2012 - 28/10/201212.00pm - 4.00pmBlakesley Hall Museum, Blakesley Road, Yardley, Birmingham, B258RNContact: 0121 464 2193Plague is rumoured at Blakesley Hall. See the plague infested Hall indisarray and dress in your scariest costume.Family EventChildren and under 16s free, £4 adults, £3 concessions.Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Normal entry feesapply to the Hall.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 16 of 36
  • Spooky Soho23/10/2012 - 28/10/201212.00pm - 4.00pmSoho House Museum, 5 Soho Avenue, Handsworth, Birmingham,B18 5LBContact: 0121 554 9122Sohos spooky cellars are transformed into the Soho Dungeons forHalloween as we explore terrible tales of 18th century crime andpunishment. Free entry for all those in Halloween fancy dress.Family EventFREENormal charges to Historic House apply.The Big Draw23/10/201211.00am - 4.00pmThe Learning Zone, Birmingham Museums, Birmingham Museumand Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DHContact: Sarah Walker on 0121 464 5056For advance bookings contact the Box Office on 0121 303 1966, visitthe Gas Hall reception desk or book on-line at www.bmag.org.ukGet creative and join in with our history themed big draw event. Gethands-on and close-up to lots of different objects from the past and takehome your own drawing.Family Event£1.50 per child. Prices are fixed and some activities carry a chargeper head.Entry to the museum is free although most of the events have a smallcharge per child or per person.Please note that organised groups may not be able to be accommodatedat busy times.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 17 of 36
  • Boulton goes to Bollywood24/10/201212.00pm - 4.00pmSoho House Museum, 5 Soho Avenue, Handsworth, Birmingham,B18 5LBContact: 0121 554 9122To celebrate Black History Month, Soho House goes to Bollywood withfree activities and workshops. Tours of the House explore intriguing linksbetween the Lunar Society and the anti-slavery campaign in the 18thcentury.Family EventFREENormal charges to Historic House apply.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 18 of 36
  • Bug Zoo24/10/2012 - 25/10/201211.00am - 4.00pmThe Learning Zone, Birmingham Museums, Birmingham Museumand Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DHContact: Sarah Walker on 0121 464 5056For advance bookings contact the Box Office on 0121 303 1966, visitthe Gas Hall reception desk or book on-line at www.bmag.org.ukThe exotic mini-beasts from Hatton Bug Zoo are visiting the museumespecially for Halloween. Join the experts to find out more about lots ofcreepy creatures - from snakes and lizards, to bugs and toads.Family Event£1.50 per person. Prices are fixed and some activities carry a chargeper head.Entry to the museum is free although most of the events have a smallcharge per child or per person.Please note that organised groups may not be able to be accommodatedat busy times.If animals are present, every animal may not be available for the wholeday and a lunch break will be taken.Funky Brooches24/10/20121.00pm - 3.00pmMuseum of the Jewellery Quarter, 75/80 Vyse Street, Hockley,Birmingham, B18 6HAContact: 0121 554 3598Join design maker Anna Lorenz to create your own colourful brooch orpendant out of stamped plastic.5 years+£2.50 per personBooking essential.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 19 of 36
  • How to make a Mummy Show24/10/2012Timed shows been 11.00am and 4.00pmThe Art Classroom, Birmingham Museums, Birmingham Museumand Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DHContact: Sarah Walker on 0121 464 5056Ever wondered about the gruesome secrets behind Egyptian mummies?We will be finding out exactly how to make a mummy and uncoveringsome horrible Egyptian facts and myths in this friendly, fun and fact-filledshow.Family Event£1.00 per child. Prices are fixed and some activities carry a chargeper head.Entry to the museum is free although most of the events have a smallcharge per child or per person.Please note that organised groups may not be able to be accommodatedat busy times.Midland Mencap Playscheme24/10/201210.00am - 3.30pmThe Enterprise Hub, Bottetourte Road, Weoley Castle, BirminghamB29 5TEContact: Nicci Butler on 0121 256 1500An enjoyable programme of leisure, play and outings for children andyoung people with a learning disability.8 - 14 years£6.50 per session and cost for activityOnly available to children and young people who are known andassessed by Midland Mencap to access the service.All the activities are suitable for all/most children with disabilities.If your child or young person has a disability, please call for furtherinformation.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 20 of 36
  • Midland Mencap Short Breaks24/10/2012 - 25/10/201210.00am - 3.30pmThe Enterprise Hub, Bottetourte Road, Weoley Castle, BirminghamB29 5TEContact: Theo Venables on 0121 256 1500An enjoyable programme of leisure, play and outings for children andyoung people with a learning disability.8 - 18 yearsCost for activityOnly available to children and young people who are known andassessed by Midland Mencap to access the service. All the activities aresuitable for all/most children with disabilities.If your child or young person has a disability, please call for furtherinformation.Midland Mencap Youth Projects24/10/201211.00am - 3.00pmKennedy House, Bottetourte Road, Weoley Castle, Birmingham, B295TEContact: Ben Turner on 0121 256 1500An enjoyable programme of leisure, play and outings for children andyoung people with a learning disability.14 - 18 years£5 per session plus cost of activityOnly available to children and young people who are known andassessed by Midland Mencap to access the service.If your child or young person has a disability, please call for furtherinformation.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 21 of 36
  • Monster Mash24/10/201210.00am - 11.00amQuinton Library, Ridgeacre Road, Quinton, Birmingham B32 2TWContact: Wendy Stroud on 0121 464 7400Spooky stories and activity fun. Fancy dress welcome.6 - 10 yearsFREETicket needed for session please ask at the library.There is a range of activities that are suitable for children and youngpeople with disabilities.Colourful Kites25/10/20121.00pm - 3.00pmHazelwell Park, Ripple Road, Birmingham, B30 2SAContact: Jan Tomlinson on 0121 464 8728Join the Ranger and learn how to make a basic kite decorate it and fly itin the park.5 years+FREELimited places.There is a range of activities that are suitable for children and youngpeople with disabilities.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 22 of 36
  • Halloween Crafts25/10/201210.30am - 11.30amKings Norton Library, Pershore Road South, Birmingham, B30 3EUContact: Chris Lilley on 0121 464 1532Half Term fun at the library - Halloween Crafts.5 - 11 yearsFREEBooking essential places are limited.We have a range of activities that are suitable for children with disabilities.Make a Mini Diary25/10/201212.00pm - 3.00pmBlakesley Hall, Blakesley Road, Yardley, Birmingham, B25 8RNContact: 0121 464 2193Create and make your own mini diary to take home.Family Event£1 per childNo need to book as activities are drop-in, just turn up. Children must beaccompanied at all times. Normal entry fees apply to the Hall.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 23 of 36
  • Recycled Riches25/10/20121.00pm - 3.00pmMuseum of the Jewellery Quarter, 75/80 Vyse Street, Hockley,Birmingham, B18 6HAContact: 0121 554 3598Join artist Jolene Smith to create designer jewellery from recycledmaterials.5 years+£2.50 per personBooking essential.The Smethwick Engine25/10/201212.00pm, 3.00pmThinktank - Birmingham Science Museum, Millennium Point, CurzonStreet, Birmingham, B4 7XGContact: Thinktank Box Office on 0121 202 2222Share the wonders of the worlds oldest working steam engine as itpounds with power over 230 years after James Watt first built it.All Ages Welcome£8.40 children and concessions, £12.25 adults, £39 for family of 4Event is free to Thinktank ticket holders, otherwise charges apply.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 24 of 36
  • Animalmania26/10/201211.00am - 4.00pmThe Learning Zone, Birmingham Museums, Birmingham Museumand Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DHContact: Sarah Walker on 0121 464 5056For advance bookings contact the Box Office on 0121 303 1966, visitthe Gas Hall reception desk or book on-line at www.bmag.org.ukAnimalmania are coming to visit the museum and they are bringing theirweirdest and most wonderful creatures, from a skunk to snakes, for youto meet.Family Event£1.50 per person. Prices are fixed and some activities carry acharge per head.Entry to the museum is free although most of the events have a smallcharge per child or per person.Please note that organised groups may not be able to be accommodatedat busy times.If animals are present every animal may not be available for the wholeday and a lunch break will be taken.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 25 of 36
  • Cauldrons, Cats and Cobwebs: Halloween Extravaganza26/10/20126.00pm - 9.00pmMuseum Collections Centre, 25 Dollman Street, Nechells,Birmingham, B7 4RQContact: 0121 303 1966Dress up in your scariest costumes and come along to a special eveningof Halloween fun for all the family. Follow a spine tingling path through theatmospheric stores to see some of the scariest museum objects notusually on display.Family Event£1.00 per person. Prices are fixed and some activities carry acharge per head.Down in the Dell - Art in the Park26/10/201211.00am - 1.00pmMuntz Park, Off Umberslade Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 7TDContact: Jan Tomlinson on 0121 464 8728Join the Ranger to explore the Autumn park and make some land art,using natural materials and imagination.3 years+ Family EventFREEBring your lunch. Wellingtons recommended and outdoor clothes.There is a range of activities that are suitable for children and youngpeople with disabilities.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 26 of 36
  • Half Term Family Workshops26/10/201210.30am - 12.00pm (3 - 5years), 2.00pm - 4.00pm (6 years+)Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HSContact: Ikon on 0121 248 0708Join us for creative workshops and explore the current exhibitions andmake original artwork.Family Event£2 per person, payable on the dayPlaces are limited and should be reserved. Refreshments included.Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.Halloween Crafts: Mask Making25/10/201211.00am - 4.00pmThe Art Classroom, Birmingham Museums, Birmingham Museumand Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DHContact: Sarah Walker on 0121 464 5056For advance bookings contact the Box Office on 0121 303 1966, visitthe Gas Hall reception desk or book on-line at www.bmag.org.ukMake your own spooky Halloween mask to wear - maybe you will beinspired by some of the spooky things in the museum collection?Family Event£1.50 per child. Prices are fixed and some activities carry a chargeper head.Entry to the museum is free although most of the events have a smallcharge per child or per person.Please note that organised groups may not be able to be accommodatedat busy times.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 27 of 36
  • Jewellery Making26/10/20121.00pm - 3.00pmMuseum of the Jewellery Quarter, 75/80 Vyse Street, Hockley,Birmingham, B18 6HAContact: 0121 554 3598Join design maker Bonnie Styles to create your own unique piece ofjewellery.5 years+£2.50 per personBooking essential.Potions and Spells26/10/201211.00am - 4.00pmThe Art Classroom, Birmingham Museums, Birmingham Museumand Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DHContact: Sarah Walker on 0121 464 5056For advance bookings contact the Box Office on 0121 303 1966, visitthe Gas Hall reception desk or book on-line at www.bmag.org.ukArtist Anne Brierley will be running a Halloween workshop where you canconcoct your own spooky potion out of our special ingredients.Family Event£1.50 per child. Prices are fixed and some activities carry a chargeper head.Entry to the museum is free although most of the events have a smallcharge per child or per person.Please note that organised groups may not be able to be accommodatedat busy times.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 28 of 36
  • Meet the Anglo-Saxon Soldier27/10/2012-28/10/20121.00pm - 4.00pmThe Staffordshire Hoard Gallery, Birmingham Museums,Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square,Birmingham, B3 3DHContact: Sarah Walker on 0121 464 5056For advance bookings contact the Box Office on 0121 303 1966, visitthe Gas Hall reception desk or book on-line at www.bmag.org.ukMeet our Anglo-Saxon soldier and find out more about life during the timeof the Staffordshire Hoard.Family EventFREEEntry to the museum is free although most of the events have a smallcharge per child or per person.Please note that organised groups may not be able to be accommodatedat busy times.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 29 of 36
  • October Half Term Entertainment from The WanderingVagabond27/10/201212.00pm and 2.00pm, 1.30pm and 4.00pmCentre for the Child, Central Library, Chamberlain Square,Birmingham, B3 3HQContact: Jacqui Adams on 0121 303 2421Email: centre.for.the.child@birmingham.gov.uk or visitwww.birmingham.gov.uk/centreforthechildThe Wandering Vagabond will be there to entertain you. Where has hebeen? What has he seen? Come and find out if you dare? Tales andadventures to delight all the family.Family EventFREEDrop-in activity.There is a range of activities that are suitable for children and youngpeople with disabilities.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 30 of 36
  • National Trust Walking Festival: Art and Walking28/10/201211.00am - 3.00pmIkon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HSContact: Barber on 0121414 2261to book a placeEmail: education@barber.org.ukCelebrate the art of walking as part of the National Trust Walking Festivaland enjoy a day of talks, walks and feasting. Following a tour at theBarber, take an autumnal stroll along a scenic stretch of the Birminghamcanal to Brindleyplace, arriving at Ikon in time for Sunay lunch. You canlater tour other exhibitions of work by designers and artists.Family Event£20 per person, includes lunch, (£5 without lunch)Booking essential, meet in Barber Institute foyer. Organised incollaboration with the National Trust, Canal & River Trust and The BarberInstitute of Fine Arts.Two start times available: 10.30am or 11.30amSamuel Pepys - Fire and Plague28/10/201212.00pm - 4.00pmBlakesley Hall Museum, Blakesley Road, Yardley, Birmingham, B258RNContact: 0121 464 2193Samuel Pepys pays a visit to Blakesley Hall and reads from his diary,recounting scary stories of Fire and Plague!Family EventFREEChildren must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Normal entry feesapply to the Hall.Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 31 of 36
  • LibrariesBelow is a list of Libraries in Birmingham where you can go along with yourchild/ren to choose their favourite books. Why not give your local library acall or visit the website www.birmingham.gov.uk/libraries for further detailsincluding any events and activities. Library Telephone Library TelephoneAcocks Green Library 0121 464 1738 Kingstanding Library 0121 464 5193Aston Library 0121 464 1184 Mere Green Library 0121 464 4592Balsall Heath Library 0121 464 1962 Northfield Library 0121 464 1007Bartley Green Library 0121 464 4473 Perry Common Library 0121 464 0481Birchfield Library 0121 464 4202 Quinton Library 0121 464 7400Bloomsbury library 0121 464 3466 Selly Oak Library 0121 464 0403Boldmere Library 0121 464 1048 Shard End Library 0121 464 6779Castle Vale Library 0121 464 7335 Sheldon Library 0121 464 3512Centre For The Child 0121 303 2421 Small Heath Library 0121 464 6155Druids Heath Library 0121 303 7171 South Yardley Library 0121 464 1944Erdington Library 0121 464 0798 Sparkhill Library 0121 303 0732Frankley Library 0121 464 7676 Spring Hill Library 0121 464 7422Glebe Farm Library 0121 464 4210 Stirchley Library 0121 464 1534Kents Moat Library 0121 464 5755 Tower Hill Library 0121 464 1948Hall Green Library 0121 464 6633 Walmley Library 0121 464 1842Handsworth Library 0121 464 1185 Ward End Library 0121 464 0366Harborne Library 0121 464 1596 Weoley Castle Library 0121 464 1664Kings Heath Library 0121 464 1515 West Heath Library 0121 464 7548Kings Norton Library 0121 464 1532 Wydle Green Library 0121 386 5492 Yardley Wood Library 0121 464 2110 Stories from the Web (ww.storiesfromtheweb.org/) is a FREE website used by children and young people from 0 to 16 years where you can find out about books, authors, illustrators and publishers. You can read extracts of books online and then get involved with the activities on the site. Drop into your local library for a user name and password. Family Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521 Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 32 of 36
  • Dont forget : All Birmingham children can swim for free at the councils swimming pools with a Passport to Leisure Card. For further details call your local leisure centre or visit the website www.birmingham.gov.uk/sport Kids West Midlands work with disabled children, young people and their families, and can provide home visits and information on short breaks, assessing suitable settings that meet the childs/young persons needs. Kids also support settings and playschemes to work towards inclusion. For further details call 0121 675 1085 or visit the website www.kids.org.uk Stuck for places to go? Why not visit Birmingham Museums Aston Hall - 0121 675 4722 Blakesley Hall and Weoley Castle - 0121 464 2193 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery - 0121 303 2834 Museum of the Jewellery Quarter - 0121 554 3598 Sarehole Mill - 0121 777 6612 Soho House - 0121 554 9122 Weoley Castle - 0121 464 2193 Useful websites for holiday activities www.bbc.co.uk - Search for ideas of places to go www.familydaysout.co.uk - Search for ideas for free days out www.Filter.me.uk - Range of projects for arts, sports and heritage www.netmums.com - Search for range of activities and ideas of places to go www.visitbritain.com - Search for ideas for places to visitFamily Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 33 of 36
  • NotesFamily Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 34 of 36
  • NotesFamily Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 35 of 36
  • If you would like this document in a larger print please call 0121 303 3521 If you have any comments or suggestions about Fun In Brum, or you run activities during the school holiday and would like to be listed in future editions, please email us on familyinformation@birmingham.gov.ukFamily Information Service, PO Box 16507, Birmingham, B2 2EX Telephone: 0121 303 3521Email: familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/fis Page 36 of 36