Tag: What’s on in Birmingham

Stars and Shadows…Christmas Lantern Festival in the Gardens

A magical ‘make and explore’ lead up  to Christmas for all the family in the Gardens.

As night falls, wander into the Gardens with your own Willow Star lantern find the Big Star constellations hidden in the trees, run from Jupiter to Mars and make your own planetary shadow play..

There’s hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows around the fire-pit too.

Drop in any time on our Event Days to make your own ‘star lantern’ during the afternoon and, when the lights in the Gardens come on (around 3.30-4pm pm), take your lantern to explore the gently twinkling stars and planets scattered around the garden. Making a lantern is not compulsory – but its more fun!

Event Days:

Saturday 1st December, 12.30 -4.30 (ish)
£2 per person (over 5 years). Free for Family Activity Pass Holders

Saturday 8th December, 12.30 -4.30 (ish)
£2 per person (over 5 years). Free for Family Activity Pass Holders

Saturday 15th December, 1pm -6pm  Lantern Parade and Entertainments
£5  (£3 for members)

 

 

 

Share

Stars and Shadows…Christmas Lantern Festival in the Gardens

A magical ‘make and explore’ lead up  to Christmas for all the family in the Gardens.

As night falls, wander into the Gardens with your own willow lantern; find the Big Star constellations hidden in the trees, run from Jupiter to Mars and make your own planetary shadow play..There’s hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows around the firepit too.

Drop in any time on our Event Days to make your own ‘star lantern’ during the afternoon and, when the lights in the Gardens come on (around 3.30-4pm pm), take your lantern to explore the gently twinkling stars and planets scattered around the garden. Making a lantern is not compulsory – but its more fun!

 

Event Days:

Saturday 1st December, 12.30 -4.30 (ish)
£2 per person (over 5 years). Free for Family Activity Pass Holders

Saturday 8th December, 12.30 -4.30 (ish)
£2 per person (over 5 years). Free for Family Activity Pass Holders

Saturday 15th December, 1pm -6pm  Lantern Parade and Entertainments
£5  (£3 for members)

 

 

 

Share

Stars and Shadows…Christmas Lantern Festival in the Gardens

A magical ‘make and explore’ lead up  to Christmas for all the family in the Gardens.

As night falls, wander into the Gardens with your own willow lantern; find the Big Star constellations hidden in the trees, run from Jupiter to Mars and make your own planetary shadow play..There’s hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows around the firepit too.

Drop in any time on our Event Days to make your own ‘star lantern’ during the afternoon and, when the lights in the Gardens come on (around 3.30-4pm pm), take your lantern to explore the gently twinkling stars and planets scattered around the garden. Making a lantern is not compulsory – but its more fun!

 

Event Days:

Saturday 1st December, 12.30 -4.30 (ish)
£2 per person (over 5 years). Free for Family Activity Pass Holders

Saturday 8th December, 12.30 -4.30 (ish)
£2 per person (over 5 years). Free for Family Activity Pass Holders

Saturday 15th December, 1pm -6pm  Lantern Parade and Entertainments
£5  (£3 for members)

 

 

 

Share

Autumn Half Term Family Friendly Activities

Pumpkins, Bats and Land Art: Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday, 12 – 3pm  (Gardens open from 11am)
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day: Bat mobiles, pumpkins scarecrows, leaf ghosts… Outdoor and undercover activities; find the lego creatures before they hibernate for winter, add to our Land Art Festival art work (See Saturday 27th for separate event).

Get outdoors and breathe the air this Half Term.
Ideal for children over 4, but all age family groups welcome.
£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old.
Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

Cafe open.

Share

Autumn Half Term Family Friendly Activities

Pumpkins, Bats and Land Art: Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday, 12 – 3pm  (Gardens open from 11am)
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day: Bat mobiles, pumpkins scarecrows, leaf ghosts… Outdoor and undercover activities; find the lego creatures before they hibernate for winter, add to our Land Art Festival art work (See Saturday 27th for separate event).

Get outdoors and breathe the air this Half Term.
Ideal for children over 4, but all age family groups welcome.
£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old.
Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

Cafe open.

Share

Autumn Half Term Family Friendly Activities

Pumpkins, Bats and Land Art: Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday, 12 – 3pm  (Gardens open from 11am)
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day: Bat mobiles, pumpkins scarecrows, leaf ghosts… Outdoor and undercover activities; find the lego creatures before they hibernate for winter, add to our Land Art Festival art work (See Saturday 27th for separate event).

Get outdoors and breathe the air this Half Term.
Ideal for children over 4, but all age family groups welcome.
£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old.
Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

Cafe open.

Share

Autumn Half Term Family Friendly Activities

Pumpkins, Bats and Land Art: Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday, 12 – 3pm  (Gardens open from 11am)
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day: Bat mobiles, pumpkins scarecrows, leaf ghosts… Outdoor and undercover activities; find the lego creatures before they hibernate for winter, add to our Land Art Festival art work (See Saturday 27th for separate event).

Get outdoors and breathe the air this Half Term.
Ideal for children over 4, but all age family groups welcome.
£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old.
Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

Cafe open.

Share

Autumn Half Term Family Friendly Activities

Pumpkins, Bats and Land Art: Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday, 12 – 3pm  (Gardens open from 11am)
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day: Bat mobiles, pumpkins scarecrows, leaf ghosts… Outdoor and undercover activities; find the lego creatures before they hibernate for winter, add to our Land Art Festival art work (See Saturday 27th for separate event).

Get outdoors and breathe the air this Half Term.
Ideal for children over 4, but all age family groups welcome.
£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old.
Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

Cafe open.

Share

Faces of Castle Bromwich during the 2 World Wars – Birmingham Heritage Week

What was life like on the Bradford Estate and in the village of Castle Bromwich during the First and Second World Wars?

This day will include a mix of participation, re-enactors and community created exhibitions, spitfire stories and contemporary portraits of the re-enactors from our 40s event alongside photos from the ‘real’ 40s in the area.

We’ll be gathering reminiscences of working and living near the Spitfire factories, asking people to ‘fess up’ to scrumping and climbing the walls of the Gardens before it was rescued.

You might even find the maze transformed into a first world war trench… once you’re in can you find you way out?

The event is part of an ongoing community created local history project about Castle Bromwich, the Gardens and the immediate area during the First and Second World Wars.

Appropriate for all generations – be part of uncovering our histories.

We hope to have some tours of the Church, Gardens and Hall, as usual, Details are still to be finalised – please check back here nearer the date

Normal entrance fees apply £4/£4.50 (plus Gift Aid) available at the door. Gardens open at 12.30.

Tours and Garden entrance Free for Garden Members

 

 

Share

Bat Walk and talk…

[this event is now full]
Led by BrumBats, come and join us on a late summer evening to explore the Gardens and any bat activity.
20:00 – Short bat talk on what species we are likely to find at the gardens
20:30 – Accompanied bat walk round the gardens.
22:00 – Finish.
All donations welcome
Children with adults welcome – please remember we will not finish until 10pm
Numbers limited, please ensure you place by booking a free ticket below.
Public bat talk/walk at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens. All members of the public are welcome to attend.
Share