Summer Holiday Family Activities August 2017

Summer’s here! Come and join our family activity sessions – new for this summer 2017. Ideal for finding out more about the wildlife at Martineau Gardens with plenty of fun and play along the way. Sessions are led by Juliette Green, our Education Officer.

Pirate Adventure Wed 2 & Thurs 3 August

Wed 2 Aug 10am – 12pm   OR  Wed 2 Aug 1pm—3pm

Thurs 3 Aug 10am – 12pm   OR  Thurs 3 Aug 1pm—3pm

Go on a treasure hunt, make a boat to float on the pond, find some mini “monsters of the deep” and make pirate bunting. Wear your best pirate costume!

Plant Professor Fri 25 August

10am – 12pm   OR 1pm—3pm

Explore the woodland and garden, learn about different parts of plants and their jobs, taste some of our food crops. Earn yourself a Plant Professor certificate!

Minibeast Safari Wed 30 & Thurs 31 August

Minibeast Wed 30 Aug 10am – 12pm   OR  Minibeast Wed 30 Aug 1pm—3pm

Minibeast Thurs 31 Aug 10am – 12pm   OR  Minibeast Thurs 31 Aug 1pm—3pm

Hunt for minibeasts in the woods, try a true or false trail, have a go at pond dipping and listen to a minibeast story. Come dressed as your favourite minibeast!

Here’s what you need to know:

This is a family learning event —activities are for  supervised children aged 3—12 years. Parents/carers are expected to stay and join in but don’t pay, children’s tickets are £5 per head. Numbers are limited to 20  children per session – book in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Dress appropriately for the weather, since the session will take place outside.

Bring a drink and a snack, or bring your packed lunch if you’d like to have a picnic at Martineau Gardens (after the morning session or before the afternoon one).

Martineau Gardens serves hot and cold drinks (for which donations are welcomed) but not food. You can find out more about the Gardens here.


£5 per child  (+ 50p booking fee)  advance booking essential

To book, please select from the seven sessions above (choosing a morning OR afternoon session) and you’ll be redirected to to make your payment.

How to find us:

27 Priory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 7UG

Located opposite the Priory Hospital, and 5 minutes from the Midlands Arts Centre (the MAC) and Warwickshire County Cricket Ground

By road

On the B4217 (Priory Road), 2 miles from Birmingham City Centre. Sat Nav B5 7UG
There is a small carpark and sheltered bike rack available

Please choose the green option! Travel by boot, bus or bike recommended.

By bus

Martineau Gardens is well served by buses. The nearest bus routes are Priory Road: 1; Bristol Road: X61, 63 ; Pershore Road: 45, 47. To plan your journey by public transport, and use the Martineau Gardens’ postcode, B5 7UG.

By train

The nearest train stations are Five Ways Station (then a 15 minute walk or bus journey) or New Street Station, with a 15 minute bus journey to the Gardens.