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Things to do West Midlands Easter holidays 2023

School Easter holidays are approaching, so it’s time for a list of things to do in the West Midlands. Lots of attractions have Easter events taking place this year and others are reopening after a Winter break. From Easter egg hunts to celebrations of spring, there’s lots to see and do around the West Midlands. If you’re on a budget, check out my post about free things to do in the West Midlands as well.

This post covers things to do in the West Midlands County area only. If you are looking for Easter days out in nearby counties, please see below:

Black Country Living Museum

It’s all about welcoming in the Spring in the traditional way at the Black Country Living Museum this Easter. The historic characters around the site are preparing for springtime. They’re making puddings, buying clothes and spring cleaning. It’s all go! The museum’s gardens are in full bloom as well, and there’s an activity trail to learn more about the plants. Look out for museum favourites like street games, the underground mine and their famous chippy. Find out more about the event on the Black Country Museum website. The event runs from 1st to 16th April 2023. You can also read my tips for a family day out at the Black Country Living Museum.

12 tips for a brilliant day out at the Black Country Living Museum near Dudley in the West Midlands. This is a living history museum that is perfect for visitors of all ages from small children to adults. It is an excellent, full day out with both food outlets and picnic areas available. Includes the Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust.
The schoolhouse at the Black Country Living Museum

Cadbury World

The Cadbury’s Parrot is on a swashbuckling adventure, searching for a golden egg in a live stage show this Easter. Look out for jokes, sea shanties and plenty of family fun. The event takes place from 1st to 16th April 2023 and during Easter weekend from 7th to 10th April, the Easter Bunny will be visiting. He’ll be bringing an Easter trail with a prize at the end for everyone who takes part. Children who wear their Easter bonnets will be able to take part in a parade at 2pm. Find out more about the event and other things to do at Cadbury World on their website. You can also read my review of a family day out at Cadbury World.

A family day out at Cadbury World Birmingham rainforest zone
Cadbury World Birmingham rainforest zone

Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust

It’s all aboard for Wonderland at the Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust this Easter break. Alice and her friends from the Lewis Carroll novel are on hand to entertain guests and create a magical experience from 7th to 10th April 2023. Journey through the caverns and tunnels looking for hidden Easter eggs to try and win a prize. Boats leave every half an hour from 10.30am to 4pm and pre-booking is essential. Top off your visit with a Mad Hatter’s tea party in the Gongoozler restaurant. Sandwiches, scones, cakes, cream, jam, jam tarts and tea, coffee or soft drinks will be served. Head to the Canal and Tunnel Trust website for full details and prices.

Legoland Discovery Centre

There doesn’t seem to be a specific event happening at the Legoland Discovery Centre for West Midlands Easter holidays 2023. However, visitors booking a standard play session can enjoy the ultimate indoor lego experience. Create a masterpiece at a build station, check out the mini Midlands, have fun in soft play and take advantage of the 4D cinema and two rides. If you decide to visit the National Sea Life Centre as well, you can buy a combined ticket online to save money. Full details are on the Discovery Centre website.

National Sea Life Centre West Midlands Easter holidays 2023

The National Sea Life Centre Peppa Pig event will be in full swing during the West Midlands Easter holidays 2023. Younger visitors will love the interactive trail where they can help Peppa spot seahorses, learn about sharks, count starfish and enjoy activities. Make a bracelet, do a jigsaw and meet Peppa herself. There’s even a reward for everyone who completes the trail. Full details are on their website and you can read my review of a day out at the National Sea Life Centre. They advise booking in advance due to popularity of the attraction and are now a cashless site so remember to bring a card for any purchases you wish to make.

Child looking up through a glass dome at a star fish at the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham West Midlands
Examining the star fish at the National Sea Life Centre

Selly Manor Museum

From 3rd to 14th April 2023, there’s an Easter Eggstravaganza at Selly Manor Museum. Take part in Peter Rabbit themed activities. There’s an easter egg hunt in the garden, Easter crafts and garden games. Head inside the museum to dress up in period costumes or complete a family trail. Advance booking is highly recommended as they can’t accept visitors who haven’t booked if they reach capacity. Full details of the event are on the Selly Manor website.  

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    1. Oh brilliant, we love both of those places. Definitely worth considering staying close by and doing Warwick and Drayton over the course of a couple of days.