16 things we're doing at the Lord Mayor's Show

This Sunday we’re heading to one of our favourite parks – Cannon Hill Park for the Lord Mayor’s Show. The annual event is this year celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday!

We’ve drawn up this 16 point itinerary – which we’re jolly well sticking to!


  1. 11am - Walk straight in – the event is FREEEEEE!
  2. Get our faces painted (we're thinking tiger, possibly Spider-Man)
  3. Go and look at some majestic falcons & check out some skilled sheepdogs
  4. Head to the Health and Well Being Zone - fire some arrows, partake in some hula-hooping and then relax with a spot of Tai Chi
  5. After all that exercise it's time to maintain the waistline with some delicious street food
  6. Check out the new Greenspaces children’s play area (which the Lord Mayor will be officially opening), ride some rides and bounce on the bouncy castle.
  7.  Buy some local wares from the craft store
  8. Be inspired by aforementioned craft and try to create something ourselves with a free workshop
  9. Curse our lack of artistic talent and console ourselves with some yummy street food
  10. Listen to a storytelling session whilst taking in the beautiful vista of Cannon Hill Park
  11. Head to the Armed Forces stalls - sign up with the Royal Navy to see the world!
  12. Listen to some live music
  13. Cancel our membership to the Royal Navy - we love Birmingham too much!
  14. Celebrate the fact we haven't been court-martialled with some tasty street food
  15. 5pm - Leave feeling energised yet relaxed, stuffed and creative
  16. As we’re in the vicinity, walk up the hill to Moseley and check out what’s going on – we weren’t as silly to have driven as spaces are limited!*



*With that in mind, here is some local bus information

No.1 (stop on Edgbaston Road)
No. 35 (stop on Willows Road)
No.'s 45 & 47 (stop on Pershore Road)
No.'s 61, 62 & 63 (stop a short distance away on the Bristol Road)


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