Get all aflutter for May Half Term at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Get all aflutter for May Half Term at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Allow your children to get whisked away this May half term; caught up in a variety of intriguing and breathtaking activities at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, including the reopening of our astounding Butterfly House.

From 28th May – 1st June, 10.30am to 3pm, families are welcome to come along and enjoy a fun-filled week of events, including: live animal presentations, arts and crafts activities and story walks and summer activity sheets, which are available from reception at any point throughout the week! On top of this, we will also be opening our amazing butterfly house, a unique, magical experience for the whole family.

On Monday 28th May and Friday 1st June, youngsters are invited to get involved with arts and crafts drop in sessions. They will find out what makes things soar, as butterflies do, and be able to take their own aerodynamic craft home with them to fly around the house.

Why not break up your week and fill up on laughter and hilarity as Bibbledy Bob makes a special appearance on Wednesday. Join our favourite clown, for some delightful music and games, perfect for the warmer weather, and that’s not all!

On Tuesday 29th and Thursday 31st May, come meet the Gardens’ resident animals in the gallery. Get up, close and personal with Rocky the Bearded Dragon, Giant Chocolate Millipedes and Fire Salamanders. There is also a Giant Land Snail, Chameleon, Gargoyle Gecko, Bearded Dragon, Poisonous Dart Frogs and Stick Insects for the whole family to learn about! There is no extra charge, but make sure you get to reception to pick up a ticket.

James Wheeler, chief executive of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, said: “Our half term holiday activities are always extremely popular with the little ones and parents alike. We always try and come up with new ideas and activities to alleviate the pressure of entertaining kids, come and join us for five days bursting with free activities. You never know, the whole family might even learn a thing or two!”

Activities take place between 10.30am and 3pm, with half hour slots to meet the animals, given on a first come, first serve basis. General admission applies, but under-16s have free entrance from Monday to Friday, when accompanied by a fee-paying adult.

For more information about activities taking place throughout May half term, visit or call 0121 454 1860.
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