Tag: games

Traditional family fun day

Nearly time again for our amazingly popular low-tech family fun day.

Skittles, sack races, hopscotch and egg and spoon races  bring three – or more – generations together this Thursday (11-3.30pm).

We run this event every year in conjunction with the local branch of the U3A (University of the 3rd Age) as a fundraiser for us and them.

We love that every year this generation’s kids are thrilled by such old fashioned games as hook-a-duck, quoits and skipping. Grannies and granddads feel extra special showing them how to play.

These activities run all day alongside, fabulous face painting from GlitterCreep, dances from the Lawrie School of Dance and sing along fun from the Generations Choir and  shanties  from the Lichfield LightHouse choir. Meet the RSPB, explore the maze, follow the trails…

All for £2 each for everyone over 5years. Old fashioned prices too!

Cafe and shop open. Picnics welcome

  • All tickets  £2  (under 4s free)
  • £8 for a family day ticket (up to 5 people, maximum of 2 adults)
  • Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders (up to 5 people, maximum of 2 adults, including named cardholder). Pass costs £40 and lasts 12 months.
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National Croquet Day at the Gardens

This Sunday is National Croquet Day!

If you’ve never played croquet, then you probably only know the game through its depiction in Alice in Wonderland, where the Queen of Hearts cruelly plays the game with flamingo mallets and hedgehogs as the balls. We’d rather let our hedgehogs roam freely… but we do like a game of croquet!

All our Giant Flowers on site made us feel as tiny as Alice in the Garden so we thought we’d dust off our own croquet sets and celebrate national croquet day.

We cannot promise a perfectly flat lawn, but there will be two grown up and one junior sets of mallets and hoops on the Archery Lawn for any of our visitors to use.

Come along any time on Sunday and have a go.

Cafe and shop open.

Here are some inspiring and useful links…

A how to play link http://www.oxfordcroquet.com/coach/synopsis/index.asp

from the Croquet Association:

 

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Pokemon – come home: event

All over the city this Saturday (Sept 10th) we and other cultural venues will be taking part in a special event where we will be creating extra Pokemon  ‘lures’ at our sites;  more creatures will be at our Pokéstops .

The event has been organised by the StillWalking festival people, who encourage exploring all aspects of our city , on foot.

The challenge for this event will be to collect as many new creatures as they can.

For those who can show their onscreen Pokémon avatar, the entrance to the Garden on Saturday is £2 (under 16s £1 – must be accompanied by an adult)….

Why not get up close to the Pokéstops and the Pokégym, sit on a bench and breathe in the atmosphere

Here are the other places taking part – we’re in great company

The Edge                                                            
79-81 Cheapside, Digbeth B12 0QH

Masjid Usman (12pm-3pm)
53-55 Shireland Rd, Smethwick B66 4RQ              SW festival

Polish Millennium House
Bordesley St, Digbeth B5 5PH

Parish Church of All Saints Small Heath
172 Herbert Rd, Small Heath B10 0PR

Church of St Alban and St Patrick
Conybere St, Highgate B12 0YH

Central Mosque (10am-3pm)
180 Belgrave Middleway, Highgate B12 0XS

Castle Bromwich Gardens (12.30pm-5pm)
Chester Rd, Castle Bromwich B36 9BT

Public Space

Multifaith Peace Garden
Granville St, Birmingham B1 1SB

Beorma Bridge
Gooch St, Highgate B5 7HY

Restaurants

Café Soya (12pm-late)
The Arcadian, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 4TD

 

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Family Fun Day

Thursday 18th August, 11-4 Traditional games for all the family 

Sack races, egg and spoon, face painting, singing, storytellers, stalls, entertainment throughout the day.

Remember sack races, skittles…hopscotch?

These simple straightforward games are still favourites  – come and relive them and see a whole new generation rediscover them..

Light refreshments available, picnicking welcomed
£2.50 per person over 5 years of age,
Family ticket £8

Free to Family Activity Season Pass holders

click here to download a poster you can share

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Play PokemonGo in Castle Bromwich?

Are you an aspiring Pokemon Trainer?

Did you know that in and around the grounds of Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens we have multiple Pokestops and a Gym for you to visit? Because we have!

Even better, with free Wi-Fi and power sockets in our cafe you can hunt capture and train your Pokemon in comfort while grabbing a snack to keep you going.

You could even come and  enjoy the gardens too, for a small fee.

We’ve even heard a rumour there’s a Polywag or two about, so what are you waiting for?

 

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