Thinking about taking you children to do something new this weekend or half term? Then why not take a trip to Birmingham the city full of fun and entertainment for the whole family. Here is a list of free activities to do in Birmingham all year round. 1. Library- No hidden costs- this entertaining attraction is completely free!!! Discover a magical world of books, entertainment and fun. There are books that are suitable for the whole family including very young children and parents so why not take the whole family along for this great day out. There are many competitions throughout the year perfect for the whole family. The activities have included a name the bear competition and the Tiger who came to tea competition. A variety of activities are held throughout the day so your children can get involved and won’t get bored. Be enchanted by the story teller who tells a new story every Saturday. Share your amazing artwork or grove, dance and sing along with shake, rattle and rhyme- educational music for your little ones. A guaranteed day out- come rain or shine! 2. Blakesley Hall- This is a free museum and art gallery which is open 7 days a week. Giving children the chance to learn more about the past and history of Birmingham in 9 different zones which have been designed to entertain and encourage engagement. Learn new things, get involved in dressing up and spend quality time with your children- a great family day out for children of all ages! 3.Nature Reserves- Park Hall/Deer’s Leap Wood- Beautiful scenery, wildlife and woodlands will provide you with the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your family. Why not take a picnic in the Spring or Summer- giving you the chance to admire the blossoming flowers including Bluebells ans Woodland flowers. In the Summer the air is filled with dragonflies and butterflies making the scenery even more spectacular. 4.BBC Public Space at the Mail Box- This is a great free family activity which is home to popular shows of Birmingham such as Midlands Today. This attraction is FREE and if you are lucky enough you will get to see some of the famous presenters in action. There is also an interactive area giving children and parents the chance to be a real presenter for the day by reading the News or Weather. There is a souvenir shop on sight and they also offer Tours of the BBC studious for an additional fee. 5.Weoley Castle- Take a trip to Birmingham to see the ruins of the famous 700 year old castle which is said to be once an old Manor House. See the ruins for free and give your children the opportunity to learn more about the history of the ancient castle from the viewing platform. If you are also planning to take a trip to the Museum in Birmingham look out for artifacts that have previously been found at the Weoley Castle sight including glass from Syria and kitchen equipment. Learn something new and take a trip to the castle today!