Plan Your Family Friendly Weekender Schedule! posted 13 Sep 2017

Birmingham Weekender is the perfect choice for a family day (or weekend!) out, but if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the huge choice that Weekender has to offer, we have selected our family-friendly picks of the days so you and the little ones can navigate the Weekend with ease.

The whole programme offers fantastic cultural experiences for families including Rangeeli, a colourful community parade taking place through the city-centre complete with Harminder the Elephant.

Visit the Alternative Village Fete based at the Bull Ring Markets, opening especially for Weekender on the Sunday where you can join in Drag Queen Story-time, a new commission for Birmingham Weekender, and get involved in a mega den building project with DenCity by 815 Agency.

Clash of Drums presented by Birmingham Hippodrome, a night-time feast of sound and spectacular fireworks, takes place at Eastside Green and promises to be an experience the family will never forget!

Families can also test their balancing skills with Slack Rope Connections and the Bullzini Family Funambulists in Cathedral Square.

We’ve created two timetables, one which is recommended for young children (under 10s) and one for older kids (ages 8-15) that can be used as a guide for bringing your family to Weekender.

 

YOUNG CHILDREN

 

FRIDAY

10am-7pm – Pop into Miss Macaroon for macaroon painting (she’s also around on Saturday and Sunday)

1pm or 3pm – The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra perform in New Street Station 

 

SATURDAY         

11am – Don’t miss Rangeeli: Colours of Birmingham Parade, complete with Harminder the Elephant

11am – Join DJ-mumma Monski Mouse for a Baby Disco Dance Hall at Town Hall

11am-5pm – Head to the Culture Catwalk at Bullring for pop-up music and dance performances

12.30pm-1pm – Drag Queen Story Time at Library of Birmingham

     OR 1.30pm – colourful Chinese Lion and Dragon Dance at Square Dance in Victoria Square

     OR 1.30pm – Enjoy Moon, a new family-friendly dance performance at Edgbaston Street

2.15pm – Birmingham Royal Ballet perform Ballet in the Bullring

3pm – Join in the Barn Dance Hoe Down at Square Dance in Victoria Square

4pm – Have a go at Appalachian Flatfoot dancing at Square Dance

 

SUNDAY

11am-5pm – Head to the Culture Catwalk at Bullring for pop-up music and dance performances

11am-4pm – Enjoy an Alternative Village Fete at the Bull Ring Open Markets

11am – Wake up with Drum ‘n’ Bounce at Square Dance in Victoria Square

11am, 12.30pm & 2pm – Enjoy an Awful Auntie workshop at the New Alexandra Theatre

12pm-3pm – Have a go on a Slack Rope in St Philip’s Cathedral Square

3pm – Enjoy the DanceXchange ‘Pick n Mix’ at Square Dance in Victoria Square

 

 

 

 

OLDER KIDS

 

FRIDAY

10am-7pm – Pop into Miss Macaroon for macaroon painting (she’s also around on Saturday and Sunday)

1pm or 3pm – The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra perform in New Street Station 

7pm – Head to the NIA Car-Park for the Multi-Story Orchestra’s version of  Beethoven’s Fifth

 

SATURDAY

11am-5pm – Head to the Culture Catwalk at Bullring for pop-up music and dance performances

11am – Don’t miss Rangeeli: Colours of Birmingham Parade, complete with Harminder the Elephant

1.30pm – Enjoy colourful Chinese Lion and Dragon Dance  at Square Dance in Victoria Square

2pm – Head to the canal at Brindleyplace for a Canal Serenade on Narrow Boats

3.15pm – Birmingham Royal Ballet perform Ballet in the Bullring

3.30pm – enjoy Moon, a new family-friendly dance performance at Edgbaston Street   

OR 3pm-5pm – Head to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery for an afternoon of drawing with Drink and Draw

5pm - Head to the NIA Car-Park for the Multi-Story Orchestra’s version of  Beethoven’s Fifth

8.30pm – A night-time spectacular with fireworks and drumming, don’t miss Clash of Drums at Eastside City Park

 

SUNDAY

11am-5pm – Head to the Culture Catwalk at Bullring for pop-up music and dance performances

11am-4pm – Enjoy an Alternative Village Fete at the Bull Ring Open Markets

11am – Wake up with Drum ‘n’ Bounce at Square Dance in Victoria Square

11am, 12.30pm & 2pm – Enjoy an Awful Auntie workshop at the New Alexandra Theatre

12pm-3pm – Have a go on a Slack Rope in St Philip’s Cathedral Square

3pm – Enjoy the DanceXchange ‘Pick n Mix’ at Square Dance in Victoria Square

 

To see our full family-friendly programme, download the Weekender brochure from here and look out for the Family Friendly tag for performances aimed at young people and suitable for all ages. 

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