Great (mainly FREE) things to do on your doorstep! We've got half-term covered.

What shall we do today?

Some ideas for things to do over bank holiday and half term. All are in or near Stirchley. Want to be green and leave the car at home? See below for route planners
May dates:
Sat 25 Pushbikes gentle cycle ride to Cofton Church. Starts Rowheath Pavillion, Heath Rd at 10am. Back by 1pm. email
Sat 25 & Sun 26 Birmingham Pride Festival, Hurst Street area, City Centre.
Sun 26 Super Sunday at Cotteridge Park ALL FREE Park Fit at 10.30. Cycle Skills from 11-1.  Aerial Silks from 2-5pm and Bushcraft Animal Tracks at 2pm
Bank Hol Mon 26 Barber Institute FREE drop in family workshops 11-3pm, Birmingham University (5 mins step-free walk through campus from University train station)
Tues 28 Northfield Eco Centre Ecokids for 3-8 yrs Muddy Monsters 2-4pm £1 booking essential: 0121 448 0119
Wed 29 Cotteridge Park Park Fit 6-7pm Your FREE local green gym for all the family. No lycra required
Thur 30 Northfield Eco Centre Ecokids for 3-8 yrs Muddy Monsters 2-4pm £1 booking essential: 0121 448 0119
Fri 31 Try a pushbike urban explorer ride? Download a map and go for it! Or visit Martineau Gardens open 10-4 FREE. Raining? How about hands on Birmingham history at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery?

June dates:
Sat 1 Big Lunch Northfield 11-3 at Masefield Community Gardens
Sat 1 Pushbikes gentle cycle ride to Kings Heath Park. Starts Rowheath Pavillion, Heath Rd at 10am. Back by 1pm. email
Sat 1 & Sun 2 Cannon Hill Park Spring Fair 12-6pm, Community Games, Storytelling tent, Outdoor play, Growing healthy
Sun 2 Big Green Lunch Botanical Gardens, Edgbaston FREE 10-4
Tues 4 Stirchley Community Market 4-8pm Stirchley Working Man's Club, Pershore Rd. Curry, bread, chutneys, cakes, crafts, gifts, plants and Green Revolutions will have a stall too (with information about pay-as-you-go cars and Laura from Sustrans for advice and information about walking and cycling

Journey planners, route maps, railcards door to door journey planner, accessible options.
Google maps: you can choose public transport, walking or cycling (click on the symbols) urban walking routes between two points, include calorie burn and CO2 saved. Also has suggested routes for you to try
Railcards information: save 30% on train tickets (including local trains)
Save on bus/train/tram fares - see what tickets are available before your travel (scroll down for day tickets comparison chart)

Two clicks to Get Britain Cycling

Promote cycling with investment, safer road design, lower speed limits, better training and strong political leadership. If government epetition no. 49196 gets 100,000 signatures, it will be considered for debate by the Backbench Business Committee. Over 63,000 have already signed.

Urban Cycles survey: Tell them your commuting needs so that they can lobby for better cycling provision in Birmingham.

Green Revolutions start-up getting closer...

Getting properly ready We want to make sure that, when Green Revolutions starts up, everything will be perfect for you!
  • Low-emission, efficient cars (so you can drive with a green conscience)
  • No hidden costs or small print
  • Cheaper than taxis (works out as 7p per minute)
  • Cheaper than a second car
  • Cheaper if you do less than 8000 miles a year
  • Bookable in advance
  • We can deliver to your door
  • A range of cars, including an estate
  • Seat for kids
  • Students/under-21s welcome

Watch this space for details of how and when you can start driving with a Green conscience.

Comedy Courses

Led by Janice Connolly (aka Mrs Barbara Nice): FREE 6 week courses in stand-up comedy at Stirchley Community Centre! Ever fancied writing and performing your own material? Open to anyone over 18. More details here. To apply, email or phone 0121 449 7117

About me

Hello! Who likes being cooped up at home with energetic children?

We could jump in the car and visit all sorts of beautiful places an hours drive away... But I would rather have a green conscience and check out the amazing places right here!

I've listed some organised activities and events, but of course you can always hop down onto the canal path or local park... Freddie (6) could play for hours in the River Rea at Hazelwell Park (wellies and shorts advised!)  Sandra Green
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