Tag: What’s on in Birmingham

Half Term family activities

February Fun… indoors or out.

The first school holiday of the year and a bit or sun and freshening air makes for lively kids, eager for a run around. As usual we have a week packed full of things to do and places to explore.

Running round the maze will keep them warm, there are still beautiful snowdrops to discover, lanterns and  pom-pom twigs to decorate your spaces, apple birdfeeders to hang up.. and of course there are seeds to plant and take home to watch grow.

Every day an extra craft and loads  of spaces, nooks and magic views for young ones to explore time and again.

Garden opens Monday 20th to Friday 24th,  11am – 3pm
(Activities- 12pm-3pm)

Buy tickets on the door.
Entrance to the Gardens for family activities are £2 per person

(Under 5s Free. children must be accompanied by an adult)
Normal adult entrance £4
Under 5’s are free
Family Day ticket £8 (up to 5 people, include up to 2 adults.)

Pokemon… come home

All day event – with extra lures

Twenty culturally specific organisations, societies and places of worship located around central and inner Birmingham are opening their doors for seven hours of end-to-end Pokémon lures at their own Screenshot_2016-09-05-15-55-46Pokéstops from 10am-5pm, this Saturday 10th September. Visit ’em all and see what else you can find! 

Pokéstops?

Whether you’re a fan or not, the Garden’s have been welcoming lots of new people exploring the outdoor spaces around our gates.

They’re all playing the online fantasy gaming programme, Pokemon: It’s a bit like playing conkers and collecting train numbers with good graphics!  The game is dependent on players being physically close to a number of ‘Pokéstops’ where they can, via their smartphones, virtually capture more Pokemon ‘beasts’.

All the Pokéstops are mapped, via GPS,  on cultural and public venues.

Because here in Castle Bromwich, we are rich in cultural heritage sites we have, around our perimeter,  at least 6 pokéstops and a ‘poke gym’.  Hence the groups who wander here at all times of day and night.

They’re a great crowd, welcoming  and supporting each other; some have beautifully decorated a fallen branch and they chivvy others to take home their litter. In return for their lively presence we offer free wifi and power sockets in our Cafe…..

But what about the Gardens?

Pokemon-GoThe players are here for the game, not the Gardens, but of course through visiting sites we hope they are liking the outdoor life and our heritage.

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 ‘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. To encourage them further we  have a special entry price to lure the players in through our gates too.

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

 

 

 

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

 

Family Outdoor Activities – week 3

Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th August. 12-3pm

Our summer of outdoor fun ‘Unplug and Play’, continues this week with a general theme of   trees and picnics. 

woodland trust logo http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/We’re following the Woodland Trust’s  campaign of Inviting a tree to tea to celebrate summer and to show love for our many trees. Which one would you like to picnic under?

We’ll be making bunting to decorate your picnic spot, using clay to make fairy sized cups and saucers, finding faces in trees and making more faces with clay.

Chris BeeBee in story modeChrisBeeBee will be telling stories and singing songs at 2pm on Tuesday – a guaranteed
smile maker!

And of course  there’ll be more knitting and knotting everyday with our summer long project under the walnut tree.

Bring teddy and share a picnic… whether it’s in the mud kitchen or somewhere else around the garden

Usual family fun prices

£2 per person over 5years old

Free to holders of the Family Activity Season Pass (£20 for up to 5 people)

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?

 

Download our summer guide today.

The summer holidays are upon us and we have so many things for you to get involved with in the Gardens for big kids and small

From pond dipping to live theatre, outdoor crafts and storytime, there’s something for everyone!

Download our latest what’s on guide today (PDF)