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What’s On: 5 things to do in Birmingham this festive period

What’s On: 5 things to do in Birmingham this festive period

Here are a handful of recommendations for festive things to do here in Birmingham.


 Sixes: World’s first social cricket experience

You’ll be able to swing for the boundaries in three high-tech batting nets before settling into the bar and restaurant to tuck into some delicious cocktails, beers and British BBQ food at Sixes’ fourth clubhouse, located at Wharfside Street in the city’s Mailbox.

Founder Calum Mackinnon said: “We are incredibly excited to be opening Sixes Birmingham. Just like us, the people of Birmingham love their sport. We firmly believe that cricket is an inclusive game and our mission at Sixes is to bring people together through sport and great hospitality.

“We look forward to welcoming the people of Birmingham to challenge their skills on our high-tech cricket simulators and explore our fantastic menu.”

The Birmingham clubhouse will be fourth venue for Sixes, with two already in London and a third having opened in Manchester in August.

Thanks to Sixes’ state-of-the-art technology, the level of challenge can be scaled up or down to suit the batter at the crease, making it as much fun for an eight-year-old’s birthday party as it would be for the Warwickshire squad’s Christmas party!


Festive Farm at Forge Mill

Let’s get in the festive mood down at the farm.

That’s the message this Christmas at Sandwell Valley Country Park with four special festive events to choose from with something to suit the whole family.

Choose from Festive Farm at Forge Mill with a host of activities including games, trails and crafts as well as our 12 days of Christmas challenge or Bedtime Farm at Forge Mill, snuggle up for a bedtime story and say good night to the animals.


Birmingham Museums Sprinkles Some Festive Magic

Birmingham Museums will be pulling out all the stops this festive season with a magical programme of events. In the weeks running up to Christmas there will be opportunities to experience the sights and sounds of Christmases past, visit handmade craft fairs, dance the night away at a museum, and meet Father Christmas!

The festive season gets off to a start at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum on 27 and 28 November with Mini Christmas. MiniBrum was designed with the help of children, so it only seems right to let them loose on the festive decorating. Activities include festive crafts, tree decorating, a reindeer trail and a special appearance from Father Christmas.


Disco Christmas Tea Party

Fatt Butcher will be bringing a fantastic festive themed edition of their Disco Tea Party show to
Newhampton Arts Centre on Friday 3rd December. The show is suitable for anyone over the age of 5
although there will be loud music throughout and some audience participation.
Audiences will sit at golden tables where they’ll be split into teams and compete against each other in
games including competitive cake decorating, disco bingo and the generation game. The winners of
each game will receive a cheesy prize and everyone will be served a buffet of vegetarian, festive and
meat sandwiches, homemade chorizo sausage rolls, mini egg tartlets and a selection of homemade
cakes including the classic mince pie. Unlimited tea and coffee will be available throughout the
evening with a bar open all evening too.
During the buffet some of the UK’s leading queer cabaret artists and drag queens will perform and
entertain the audience. The whole evening ends with a big disco set where everyone can get on their
feet and dance the night away!
Ice skating at the Castle Grounds

Tamworth Borough Council’s Sports Development Team has announced that for the first
time the Castle Grounds will have its own roller rink for families to enjoy from December 17
until December 22.

The 6-day activity is being delivered by SK8 House Roller Disco, who will provide the
skates and disco tunes for all ages to enjoy from 12pm each day.

The roller skating rink will be a pop-up location situated under a marquee on the tennis
courts in the grounds. It will cover a 20 metre by 10 metre area and the price will include
skate and protective gear hire.

Heath Stone, SK8 House Events Manager, said: “We’re really excited to be bringing our
outdoor roller skate rink to Tamworth for the first time. It’s a great location and we hope to
bring some festive cheer to families that attend any of our hour slots. There will be disco
lights and fantastic music on all week and we can’t wait to see you there. Here’s more information here.


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