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Sunny days out in Birmingham

Published on: 2015-06-15 10:46:00


Birmingham is a beautiful place to be in the summer. As one of the UK’s greenest cities, Birmingham boasts over 8,000 acres of parks and open spaces for you to enjoy. This provides a great opportunity for foster carers in Birmingham to take their foster children out, get some fresh air, have some fun and spend quality time together bonding and improving their relationships. If you are stuck for ideas this summer, this article will hopefully give you a little bit of inspiration.

See the city by canal

Birmingham is lucky enough to have more miles of canal than Venice, making a canal boat trip a very popular option in the summer. You and your foster child will love taking in the beautiful views and viewing the historical buildings that make Birmingham such a fascinating place. The boat trips last for about an hour and you will learn a great deal from the commentary along the way. You can find out more about the canal boat options here.

Visit the Birmingham botanical gardens

Awaken your foster child’s imagination with a trip to the Birmingham botanical gardens. They will get a chance to experience tropical rainforests and desert climates, explore a beautiful array of wildlife with the birdhouse and butterfly house and enjoy wildlife trails around the 15 acres of beautiful gardens. The Birmingham botanical gardens hold many events for children and adults alike during the summer. You can take your foster child to visit Peppa Pig, enjoy a Teddy Bear Picnic / Pirate Fete or be amazed by the entertainment at the circus.

Enjoy the Brindleyplace Outdoor Film Festival

A great way to get some fresh air and sunshine, mix with other people and enjoy some classic movies with your foster child, the Brindleyplace Outdoor Film Festival is a very popular summer event in Birmingham. There is a great selection of films this year, from E.T. to Toy Story 2, all of which are family friendly. There is also a selection of takeaway foods on offer and limited seat pads and blankets are available. You can find out more about it here.

Experience ‘Summer in Southside’

As one of Birmingham’s most anticipated summer events, ‘Summer in Southside’ attracts people from all over the city. You will be entertained and amazed by dancers, singers and performers while you enjoy an array of tasty food and drinks on offer. The best thing about this event is that it is free! This provides the ideal opportunity to take your foster child out and have some fun.

So if you already provide foster care or are thinking about fostering in Birmingham, the summer is an ideal time to start. There’s plenty of fun to be had and you’ll find that not only will you enjoy sharing your knowledge with your foster child, you will learn a lot from them too. For more information n on fostering in Birmingham, please get in touch with us today.

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