Family Fun this Easter Holiday in the Jewellery Quarter

Bring the family to the Jewellery Quarter this Easter with a variety of events and attractions throughout the holiday to keep kids busy and parents happy. To help you along the way we have broken down the family friendly attractions around the Jewellery Quarter to help you plan that perfect day out whether it’s fun, educational, or a bit of both!

Attractions

Newman Brothers Coffin Works
13 – 15 Fleet Street, Birmingham, B3 1JP

What’s On: Easter egg trail from 24th March, family friendly factory tours 30th – 31st March and arts & crafts activities throughout the holiday (24th March – 10th April).

Don’t let the name fool you, the Coffin Works is hugely popular attraction for families. Be transported back to the factory’s heyday in the 1960s and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of factory life during this decade. Join in the easter egg trail happening throughout the factory or go on a family tour. If you want to be more proactive then why not bond over some of the Arts and Craft activities that will be on offer throughout the holiday.

Price: Adults £6, Children £4 (Family tickets available)

For further information on half term events please visit the website here.

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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
75-80 Vyse Street, Birmingham, B18 6HA

What’s On: Easter Egg Trail from 25th March – 9th April, Easter Wreaths Workshop on 31st March, Wirework Flowers & Butterflies Workshop on 7th April.

The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is built around a perfectly preserved jewellery workshop offering a unique glimpse of working life in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter. Today the factory is a remarkable museum, which tells the story of the Jewellery Quarter and Birmingham’s renowned jewellery and metalworking heritage. As well as an Easter egg trail you can let the kids get creative by making special Easter wreaths with designer maker  Gilly Page, or Wirework Flowers & Butterflies with designer maker Jolene Smith. In addition to this you can also explore this extraordinary time capsule on a lively guided tour and watch live demonstrations at the jewellers’ bench of the traditional skills of this fine trade, and discover what it was like to work here. Jewellery Quarter walking tours also available throughout the year.

This venue has a café inside to keep your family refreshed and happy.

Cost: Each workshop is £4 per child – booking is essential so please call (number in the link).

For costs and opening times please visit the website here.

The museum holds the Smith & Pepper Jewellery Manufacturer with everything exactly as it was the day they closed their doors.

The museum holds the Smith & Pepper Jewellery Factory with everything exactly as it was the day they closed their doors.

 

Wonderful World of Trains & Planes
3 Mary Ann Street, St Pauls Square, Birmingham, B3 1BG

What’s On: Design a Train Competition, Easter Egg Trail and Flight School 21st March – 10th April (approximately)

 

Be spontaneous this Easter with a trio of Easter treats at Wonderful World of Trains & Planes. This popular JQ attraction will be running a Design a Train competition with two categories age 5 – 9 and 10 – 15, new Flight School and egg hunt all launched during the holiday period. For a detailed breakdown please see our blog post by clicking here.

For costs and opening times please visit the website here.

Earn your certificate and WWT&P Flight Bear!

With all five completed challenges qualifying each young pilot for a cuddly WWTP pilot bear and flight completion certificate


The Pen Museum
Unit 3, The Argent Centre, 60 Frederick Street, Birmingham, B1 3HS

Set in the atmosphere of a former Victorian pen factory, The Pen Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of this trade. There is ongoing research into the social, historical and technical aspects of the trade and also the Jewellery Quarter itself.  The museum has assisted people tracing their genealogy and is keen to hear from anybody who has had connections with the trade. The Pen Museum is more than just a passive museum with objects on display however, but a hands on experience. Visitors can try writing with a variety of different implements including quills and typewriters; you can also try writing in Braille or make your own pen nib using original machinery.

For costs and opening times please visit the website here.

The Pen Museum has recently secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to further expand its museum experience.

The Pen Museum has recently secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to further expand its museum experience.

 

Food & Drink

The Jewellery Quarter has a host of quaint restaurants, coffee shops and delis to keep you and the kids refreshed and full of energy for your big day out. For a full list of food and drink places in the Jewellery Quarter please download our shopping guide by clicking below.

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For more events and activities happening around the Jewellery Quarter please visit the What’s On Section of our website. For tourist information please email info@jqdt.org, message us on Twitter or Facebook or phone 0121 233 2814 between the hours of 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.