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Top FREE Things To Do With Preschoolers In Birmingham

by BecSorby (follow)
A fantastic list of FREE things to do with toddlers and preschoolers.

Before you tearfully, nervously or joyfully send your children off to school for the first time, there are several years of trying to entertain them during the day.

Unfortunately, entertaining takes money, but you may not be aware there are a tonne of free things to do with preschoolers in Birmingham! In fact, hereís a whole host of activities that wonít break your weekly budget.

Free places to visit

Need to get out of the house but don't have a whole lot of dosh? Check out these free places in and around Birmingham!

Places of interest
Forge Mill Farm is free to enter (small charges may apply during school holidays) and houses a number of different animals. Come and meet some farm animals or have a play in the play area.

The Old Rectory Farm at Sheldon Country Park is free to enter and you can visit cows, pigs, goats, ponies and geese.

Why not pay a visit to the residents of the Birmingham Donkey Sanctuary in Sutton Coldfield? Young children will love meeting the donkeys, and they just love meeting new people.

Free Museums
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery has lots of things for families to do, including the Mini Museum for children aged 5 and under. With a puppet theatre, dress-up clothes, interactive activities and storytelling area, itís a lovely space for children to sit and enjoy the museum. Along with the Mini Museum, other activities for families include the free family trails to help you get more out of your visit, various family events and family packs. The museum is open daily.

The Lapworth Museum of Geology has a range of innovative and interactive exhibits, plus activities for families.

Science Garden is free between 3pm and 5pm daily!

Take a free tour of the BBC Birmingham!

RAF Museum, Cosford brings to life the story of the Royal Air Force in Britain and has lots of things on offer for families!

Image: RAF Cosford Facebook page

Parks and playgrounds

There are loads of parks dotted around Birmingham, including Cannon Hill Park, Woodgate Valley Country Park and Lickey Hills Country Park.

In addition, the city also boasts some great playgrounds, including Handsworth Park, Lickey Hills Country Park, Highgate Park and Meriden Park Adventure Playground. You can find a playground near you here.

Take advantage of free, outdoor fitness sessions

Be Active Birmingham is a city-wide initiative encouraging all members of the family to get out and get fit. You can find a free fitness class here.

Head to your local library!

Birmingham has heaps of libraries dotted around the city, and here are some fantastic, free things you can take the kids to.
Toddler Time at Harborne Library
Preschool Storytime at Hall Green Library
Busy Feet at Shard End Library
Little Springers toddler group stay and play at Spring Hill Library
Under Fives Storytime and Wii Club at Druids Heath Library
Rhythm and Rhyme for 1 to 3 year olds and Musical Babies at Hall Green Library
Storytime at Sutton Coldfield Library
Childrenís Book Club and Funday Tuesday at Kings Norton Library

Find a breastfeeding support groups
If you're a breastfeeding mum, you can take your baby (and older children) and go along to a free breastfeeding support group and meet other mums! You can read more here.

Looking for even more activities and events for families and children in Birmingham? Read more here.

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