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As the warmer days of May beckon, families across Birmingham and the West Midlands are eagerly anticipating the half term break with all the exciting events and activities that come with it.

Let's dive into what’s on this May half term in the region!

Character Week at West Midlands Safari Park

Prepare for a truly magical half term as beloved characters from Bluey and Sonic the Hedgehog™, to Paw Patrol and the Gruffalo, come to life at West Midlands Safari Park!

Visitors will be able to enjoy meet-and-greet sessions and snap pictures for the scrapbook with their favourite childhood heroes for a May half term to remember forever.

10 years of CBeebies Land at Alton Towers

Join the party at Alton Towers as they celebrate the 10th anniversary of the UK’s only CBeebies Land with a spectacular week-long celebration!

From live entertainment featuring beloved characters and family activities to thrilling rides and special guest appearances, including Mr Maker, Andy Day and Justin Fletcher, Alton Towers is pulling out all the stops this holiday for a week to remember!

Black Country Living Museum ‘Made in the Black Country’

Step into the heart of Birmingham's industrial heritage at the Black Country Living Museum, where their half term theme ‘Made in the Black Country’ proudly celebrates the fascinating people, products, and stories that came from the Black Country!

From filmmakers and sports heroes to internationally significant industries, including film-making and the world’s first steam engine, visitors will have the chance to meet iconic historic characters from the region.

Explore the new Industrial Quarter, have a go at making bricks, and create your own banner to take part in the 1910 women chainmakers' strike!

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Castle Bromwich Historic Gardens

Let imaginations run wild at Castle Bromwich Historic Gardens! LEGO® enthusiasts of all ages can unleash their creativity this half term in workshops hosted by Brick Galleria, whilst nature lovers can engage in hands-on gardening workshops and explore a  Floral Art Trail!

Visitors are also invited to enjoy soulful tunes at The Melon Ground Sessions, featuring  guest artist Ricky Cool, all whilst relaxing in the stunning surroundings. Plus,  Digbeth Dining Club will be paying a visit, offering a family-friendly day filled with next-level street food.

Sandwell Children's Festival

Get involved with all things nature at the Sandwell Children's Festival during the school holidays, where the theme of ‘WILD-HOOD’ inspires young minds to roam free.

From enchanting theatre performances and games, to woodland crafts and outdoor adventures, this festival held at the  wonderful Sandwell Valley Country Park will be a playground of discovery - and a whole lot of fun!

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Explorer Backpacks

This half term, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon is launching Nature Explorer and Creative Explorer backpacks for visitors to experience the region’s iconic history in a whole new way!

Children will love wandering through Anne Hathaway's Cottage, uncovering treasures in the garden with the Nature Explorer Backpack and unleashing their artistic flair using recycled materials and other objects they have discovered.

The Creative Explorer Backpack encourages visitors to dig deeper into the place where William Shakespeare himself wrote many of his most well known plays.

Green Men and Garlands at St Mary’s Guildhall

Journey back in time to the Tudor era at St Mary’s Guildhall in Coventry, where May Day festivities come alive with vibrant garlands and merry celebrations!

Become immersed in traditions of old this half term by getting stuck into hands-on activities like crafting willow crowns and deciphering the symbolism of Green Men.

Drayton Manor Fiestaval

Drayton Manor’s Fiestaval returns this May half term, and it’s set to be an unforgettable celebration! Brace yourself for the adrenaline rush of over 50 exciting rides and attractions, including brand new roller coaster ‘The Wave’, dance to a vibrant samba band, experience energetic street entertainers, indulge in themed food and drink, and so much more!

From historical celebrations to outdoor adventures, there’s so much going on this May half term in Birmingham and the West Midlands. Let’s hope the sun gets the memo!