April 2011

Vaisakhi Parade - image by Lee Southall

Sunday 24 April, 12 noon until 6.30pm

Handsworth Park


Join in this fantastic family event including processions, stalls and displays, music, sport and food.

Vaisakhi is an annual festival to celebrate the Sikh New Year and the formation of the Sikh Nation (Khalsa Panth) in 1699. It is organised by the Council of Sikh Gurdwaras in Birmingham, www.vaisakhibirmingham.org.uk, with support from Birmingham City Council and other sponsors.

For more information, tel: 0121 303 3008.


A comprehensive guide to what’s happening at Birmingham’s museums.

Childrens Trail

Childrens Trail

Location: Aston Hall

9th April 2011 – 30th

Easter Activities

Easter Activities

Start Date: 09 April 2011 02:00 PM
End Date: 23 April 2011 04:00 PM

Saturday 9th April

2pm-2.45pmFamily Storytime. Suitable for all.
Monday 11th April

2pm-2.45pm Family Storytime. Suitable for all.

3pm-4pm Get Crafty! Make an Easter Card. Suitable for all.

Friday 15th April

2pm-2.45pm Family Storytime. Suitable for all.

3pm-4pm Get Crafty! Make Your Own Bunny Ears. Suitable for all.
Saturday, 16 April

2pm-2.45pm Hear library staff read the classic children’s story ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ and manyother Terrific Tiger Tales.Suitable for all.

PLUS! One lucky child will win a pair of tickets to see ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ at THSH this April.


Monday 18th April

2pm-2.45pm Family Storytime.Suitable for all.

3pm-4pm Get Crafty! Make a Cheeky Chick.Suitable for all.
Saturday 23rd April

Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations.

Shakespeare Memorial Room, Central Library

11-4pm Free family activities, suitable for all, including –

Face painting.

Quizzes and games.

Make Tatania headdresses and Oberon crowns.

Meet the Bard.

Centre for the Child

2pm-2.45pm Tudor Stories & Traditional Tales with Annamation.

Venue Information

Centre for the Child
Central Library
Chamberlain Square
West Midlands
B3 3HQ

Email Address: centre.for.the.child@birmingham.gov.uk

Telephone Number: 0121 303 2421

Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-6pm. Tuesday and Thursday 9am-8pm. Saturday 9am-5pm.
Facilities: Library, Parent and child facilities, Wheelchair Access

Easter Egg Hunt

Location: Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

9th April 2011 – 25th April 2011

Saturday 9th April – Monday 25th April (except Sundays 10th and 17th April and Mondays 11th and 18th April as closed) 10.30am-4.00pm

Easter Egg Hunt

Follow the clues on our eggsciting Easter Egg Hunt around the museum.

Complete the hunt and win a prize!





Join us at Bright Kids

open access scheme during the school holidays

We provide play opportunities for children aged 8-11 Children younger than 8 needs to attend with an accompanying adult.

Admission costs £1.50 per day, a packed lunch will be required.

Address: Soho Community Hall Association, 48 Chapel Street, Handsworth,B’ham B21 OPA

Our programme consists of on and off site activities this will range from. Sports, gardening, craft, healthy lifestyle, creative, role play, experiments with air and water, using tools, cinema’s historic places and many more

We are open from 11 th April 2011 – 21 st April 2011

Funded by Birmingham Citx Council

All our staff are qualified and have CRB status to work with Children