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Summer Events for the Midlands

Our pick of fun family activities for the summer holidays

Posted: 1 July 2011
by Helen McKay-Ferguson

Summer fun at the National Forest Adventure Farm
July 16–September 17
There's a feast of fun happening at the new National Forest Adventure Farm in Staffordshire. The Shaun The Sheep Maize Maze is open from July 16.There will also be...
A Superheroes Weekend on July 30, 31, Agrilympics and scarecrow workshops on August 20, 21, Bank Holiday Music And Fun on August 28, 29, a Moonlight Maze Pyjama Party Night on September 10, 11, and a Vintage Tractor Rally on September 17.

Summer Saturdays
Now until August 13
The Birmingham Hippodrome plays host to a variety of entertainments on Saturdays across the summer. July 22–24 there will be a circus theme, with acrobatics and amusements courtesy of the shambolic No Fit State Circus.

Precious Treasure Trail
July 27–28
Pick up an ancient map and follow the clues around the Herbert Art Gallery And Museum in Coventry to uncover precious treasures. Once the quest is complete, make a special box to keep your treasures safe. 

Children’s Wildlife Wander
July 28–September 1
Enjoy a walk with the wardens and look for wildlife around the park at Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire.

Surprising Sandcastles
July 28
The fun of the beach comes to Bantock House and Park, Wolverhampton, with sandcastles and windmills to make and decorate.

Beast Quest
July 31
Go on a hunt for the three Bs – bugs, beetles and butterflies at Brierley Forest Park, Nottinghamshire. Catch them using pooters and bug catchers and examine them under the microscope.

Family Racing
August 29
A fabulous day out for all the family Warwick Racecourse. Free entertainment for children includes the Big Red Bus Circus workshop, bouncy castle, Punch and Judy shows, face painters and Derby hoppers.

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