What’s on Near Moseley in Half Term?
Mon 22 Oct 2018
Moseley is a really popular suburb about three miles south of Birmingham city centre. The area has quite a cool vibe to it with a number of independent retailers, boutiques, coffee shops and bars.
Cannon Hill Park for Tee and Tea
Cannon Hill Park is right in Moseley and there is lots to do in the 200 acres of conservation and park land including free use of tennis courts, fishing, and the all-time classic mini golf.
The 36-hole Golden Putter mini golf is right next to the tennis courts, between the MAC Centre and Russell Road car park. It’s a big step up from most courses as it includes putting islands, bridges and waterfalls! You can enter competitions to win prizes and pride as you show off your skills!
You can finish off with afternoon tea at The Garden Tea Room, or the Bridges Café at the MAC arts centre.
Return of the MAC
The Midlands Arts Centre, otherwise known as The MAC is a brilliant venue for a wide variety of creative activities including theatre performances, music, dance, literature and poetry events and crafty courses to get involved in. Our recommendation is The Laughing Sole which runs every Sunday from now until 16th December 2018 and is a comedy club specifically for children – perfect for a wet afternoon.
Climbing, Caving and Skating
Did you know that in the centre of Moseley there is a huge bouldering, rock climbing and skate park? Creation is the Midlands biggest extreme sports venue, with the climbing centre housing over 100 lines of top ropes and lead climbing with a 6,000 square foot bouldering area and 23,000 square foot of ramps for BMW, Scooter, In-line skating and skateboarding! Phew! This great facility runs introductions to rock climbing for anyone new to the sport as well as group coaching sessions for children and adults alike. If that wasn’t enough, you could even try our indoor caving with over 200 metres of small spaces to squeeze through!
There’s a café on site serving hot and cold food and the best thing about all these things on offer, is that you’re likely to be taking home worn out children at the end of the day!
A Bit of Culture and History
Often referred to as “Birmingham’s hidden gem”, Winterbourne House and Gardens is a 20th century 1903 house restored to its full arts and crafts glory. Winterbourne was left to Birmingham University in 1944 and the garden, that is home to over 6,000 different plant species, is now the Universities Botanic Garden and teaching area.
The house offers a fascinating glimpse of Edwardian Birmingham; you can play dress-up with the costumes and learn about the history of the families who have lived there.
The gardens offer a tranquil oasis of colour which is best enjoyed before the end of October. There is something for everyone, including spooky Halloween trails for children. And, of course, there is a tea room and shop on site where you can enjoy a quintessentially English afternoon tea.