Take advantage of some motherly love this weekend with our pick of 4 family days out where mums go free this Sunday.
Night & Day Markets at The Bond Company event venue in Digbeth
Mothers who want to go wild (and free) today should head to Night & Day for a sizzling array of street food, specialist cocktail bars, a vast market of 20 local arts and food exhibitors, a vintage clothes bus and chilled out Sunday sounds from DJ Don Letts (along with free kids entertainment, under 12’s are also free). And don’t let the weather deter, the stage, dance floor and bar are all inside whilst the large outdoor area is heated, covered and decorated in a suitably celebratory botanical theme.
The Bond Company, 180-182 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5SE. Tel: 0121 766 7400. www.designmynight.com
Botanical Gardens, Edgbaston, Birmingham For a more genteel paced botanical-themed day, Birmingham’s Botanical gardens are also offering mums free entry for today. Take the opportunity to explore the many delights on offer here from the steamy tropical hot houses and Aviary to the magical walks and winding paths lined with wild and wonderful flora and fauna, ace adventure playgrounds and super-civilised tea-rooms. Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR. Tel: 0121 454 1860 www.birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk
Victorian-style Mother’s Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town A little further afield at Blists Hill Victorian Town near Ironbridge, mums are also invited to come along as free guests on Sunday, to enjoy a Victorian-style Mother’s Day. Children can also practice their origami skills to make a paper flower and DIY Mother’s Day card. The townsfolk will also demonstrate traditional Victorian crafts such as ragrugging and decoupage. Admission is free for mums when accompanied by another paying adult.
Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coach Road, Coalbrookdale TF8 7DQ. Tel: 01952 433424 www.ironbridge.org.uk
Mums go Free at Dudley Zoo For an even wilder day out Dudley Zoo is also inviting mothers along for free to meet their own amazing mama-animals. Keen to show off their breeding success, the zoo will introduce you to mums of all shapes and sizes from from tiniest pygmy marmoset, Pam, to Nanga the snow leopard. Print out the voucher in the link below to get your free ticket.
Dudley Zoological Gardens, Castle Hill, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4QF. Tel: 01384 215 313 www.dudleyzoo.org.uk
Published on: Tue 1 Mar 2016