11 Things To Do In Birmingham To Have An Amazing Day Out -Happity Guide

Yes it’s time for another one of our Happity city guides. This time we focus on Birmingham’s most-loved local classes, activities, businesses and more for babies, toddlers and parents.

So what is Birmingham well known for? 

Birmingham is often known as England’s ‘second city’. It’s the largest city in England after London. It has the nickname of ‘City of a Thousand Trades,’ because it was the world’s first proper manufacturing town (good pub quiz fact!) Birmingham is also well known as the home of ‘heavy metal’ because of it’s the birthplace of Ozzy Osbourne- singer with ‘Black Sabbath’.

We’re always keen to hear about great classes, activities and businesses for babies and toddlers. If you’re a class provider, we would love to feature you in our listings – you can sign up below.

So here we go! As Birmingham is a large city we have created a classes list with more central things to do and others that are in the surrounding areas so you have a good mix. All of them come highly recommended by you, our parents, our Local Experts!

Birmingham’s best… baby and toddler classes

Do you fancy sampling a class that gives your little one a new skill? Or is it maybe just for fun or relaxation? Try some of these!


Classes: Surrounding areas

Moo Music

Come and enjoy the interactive sessions of Moo Music,
with songs, sensory props, games and dances. A great opportunity to have fun and bind with your
little one!

Various locations 

Tappy Toes 

Tappy Toes offer movement classes for little ones that include twirling, galloping, action songs  plus a special imagination section of the class when you pretend you’re a princess, a dinosaur or even a scary monster. These classes are designed to develop coordination and motor skills amongst other things. The classes are held in a range of locations in and around Birmingham. 

Find them at: 72 Walsall Rd, Lichfield WS13 8AF

Happy Mums Club

Pregnancy yoga and hypnobirthing classes. Join other mums to be to gain support for your pregnancy and parenting journey, as well as benefitting from the physical and mental benefits of yoga.

Various locations 

Little Pals Pop in and Play

This stay and play is designed for 0-4 year olds and offers a lot of different activities including singing, role play, arts and crafts, learning and sensory toys, book corner and a dedicated baby area. There are also refreshments included and there is no booking required. 

Find them at: St James Church Mere Green, B75 5BW

Nature Makers

Nature Makers was started because the founder, Faye, was frustrated that some of her local preschool art classes were heavily reliant on using plastic and chemical based products. She wanted to create classes that encouraged children to connect with nature and to help parents learn how to do this too. These classes are offered in a whole range of locations near Birmingham including Tamworth, Droitwich, Lichfield and Walsall- check out their website for more details. 


Classes: Central

Birmingham Gymnastics Academy

A 14 minute drive from central Birmingham and you’ll find this gymnastics academy which offers pre-school gymnastics classes for your budding gymnasts out there. The pre-school classes are 45 minutes and run by qualified Gymnastics coaches. Gymnastics is great at teaching pre-school children skills like balance and coordination so why not give them a whirl? 

Find them here: Metchley Lane Gymnastics Centre, Metchley Park Road, B15 2PQ

Birmingham Science Museum 

This fantastic museum space offers a range of classes and activities for preschool children. Every Thursday they have ‘Toddler Thursday’ sessions which are designed to inspire future scientists and astronauts by offering them a relaxed experience in their planetarium. The class will include exploration of the night sky and some ‘immersive space imagery’ perfect for all your mini-space exploration fans.   


Things to do in Birmingham: baby-friendly cafes. Image shows a cafe space, with a variety of chairs and tables

Birmingham’s best… Family Friendly Cafe’s

What about stopping off for a coffee or something to eat in a family-friendly cafe? It’s a win win! Here’s a couple of cafes perfect for when you’re flagging and in need a caffeine boost: 


This cafe is relaxed and comes recommended for its delicious and healthy menu. Perfect for brunch or just coffee and a slice of cake. 

Find them at: 606 Bearwood Rd, Bearwood, Smethwick B66 4BW

The Coffee Tree

This cafe is an informal meeting place in the church foyer and offers a range of different activities for all ages. There are weekly story time and stay and play sessions for little ones so you can meet other parents and enjoy some delicious cake (never a bad thing!) 

Find them at: Duke Street, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1RJ

Birimingham things to do, image shows outdoor space, green field and trees

Birmingham’s best… Outdoor Spaces

Happity are definitely big fans of outdoor spaces so here’s a couple of recommendations to get your little ones out and about in the fresh air: 


Cannon Hill Park 

Located in South Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park is definitely the place to plan a day trip for you and your little one(s). There are lots of different activities  for everyone  to do at this great park from playing mini golf, riding on a train or even taking a swan out onto the lake. There’s also a Garden Tea Room in case you get hungry too. 

Find them at:  Russell Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8RD

Warwick Castle

Okay not strictly a park but this castle does have some beautiful surrounding green spaces and is perfect for children who love to pretend they are princes or princesses. There are live shows and attractions and if you’re keen you can even book to stay overnight in the castle grounds. Roughly an hour’s drive from the centre of Birmingham Warwick Castle has everything you need to keep little ones and adults entertained. 

Find them at: Warwick CV34 4QU

Want To Get Out And About, Have Fun With Your Baby Or Toddler, And Meet Other Parents?

Search Happity to find everything that’s happening for the under-5’s in your local area – from music and singing classes, to messy play, arts and crafts, baby massage, gymnastics and more. Simply enter your postcode and child’s age to search, and then book your spot in a few taps. Enjoy dedicated fun time with your little one, watch their skills develop, and make friends at the same time. Mums, dads, grandparents and carers will all find something to love!

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Leanne Warren

Leanne Warren

Happity's Marketing Magician. From blog-writing, to social media and organising the newsletters: she's all about content. When she's not working, Leanne is usually flip-flopping through a series of different creative hobbies, daydreaming about her next meal, and making an endless supply of coffee to keep her fueled throughout the day. That, or she'll be found mindlessly watching her two turtles, Bill and Ted, have Excellent Adventures together.