Best Summer Events West Midlands 2023 | Family Friendly | Things to Do

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Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Suzy

Here it is our list of the best summer events across the West Midlands to keep you busy all summer. This list includes events in Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire. All events are family-friendly.

Please check with the attraction that everything is as advertised before you visit.

Biddulph Grange Garden – Summer Theatre – Staffordshire

When? See below
Address: Biddulph Grange Garden, Grande Rd, Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST8 7SD
A Bit About – 12th August The Ugly Duckling Outdoor theatre. 25th August The Merry Wives of Windsor Outdoor Shakespeare.


Blists Hill Victorian Town – Victorian Seaside Experience – Shropshire

When? 26th July – 3rd September
Address: Blists Hill Victorian Town, Legges Way, Telford, Shropshire, TF7 5UD
A Bit About – “We’re bringing the seaside to Shropshire, as a beach takes over the green at Blists Hill Victorian Town. Enjoy all the aspects of a traditional Victorian beach scene with deck chairs, a fantastic traditional carousel and even Donkey rides. On 29 and 30 July, you’ll also be able to see Captain Matthew Webb’s trunks, a local lad who in 1875 became the first recorded person to swim the English Channel without artificial aid.”
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Bodenham Arboretum – Pirates of the Arrrrboretum – Worcestershire

When? 22nd July – 3rd September
Address: Bodenham Arboretum, Bodenham Lane, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 5TB
A Bit About – “Search for the secret symbols and unlock the code to find the Mermaid Cove and a treasure trove. Your booking gives you access to the Arboretum and Farmyard. You are then free to explore over 5 miles of wonderful woodland walks. Visit the farm…not forgetting our donkeys too.” Plus other events.
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Hartlebury Castle – Various Events – Worcestershire

When? See Below
Address: Hartlebury, Kidderminster DY11 7XZ
A Bit About – 29th – 30th July Civil War Living History with The Sealed Knot. 1st-3rd August Summer Fun! Crafts exploring the Natural World – Dinosaurs. 8th – 10th August Summer Crafts – Exploring the Natural World: Under the Sea. 15th-17th August Summer Crafts – Exploring the Natural World: Birds of a Feather. Plus many more events. Please follow the link above.
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Harvington Hall – Harvington History Festival – Worcestershire

When? 25th – 30th July
Address: Harvington Hall, Harvington Hall Lane, Harvington, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 4LR
A Bit About – “Join us for our first ever History Festival, exploring Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I’s relationship, plots and disguises, turbulent times of war and peace, the nitty-gritty everyday life of the Tudors and Jacobeans and beautiful Elizabethan music. Discover more across 17 events with top historians and authors at our beautiful moated manor in Worcestershire.” Plus other events. Please follow the link above.
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Hatton Adventure World – Return of the Dinosaurs – Warwickshire

When? 26th July – 3rd September
Address: Hatton Adventure World, Dark Lane, Hatton, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 8XA
A Bit About – “Dinosaurs Alive! Back for 2023… Bigger and better than ever before! Enjoy a daily programme of dinosaur shows, activities and meet & greets. In addition to Dinosaurs Alive, we have a full programme of animals, action & adventure for all the family. All are included in your admission.
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Kenilworth Castle – Legendary Joust & Knights – Warwickshire

When? See below
Address: Kenilworth Castle, Castle Green, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 1NG
A Bit About – 29th – 30th July Legendary Joust “Experience the exhilarating spectacle of speed and skill as four legendary knights compete for honour and glory in the Grand Medieval Joust.” 26th – 28th August Knight’s tournament “Go back in time and get closer to the action as rival knights compete in the ultimate test of strength and skill at Kenilworth Castle’s Knights’ Tournament.”
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National Forest Adventure Farm – Farmarama – Staffordshire

When? 22nd July – 4th September
Address: National Forest Adventure Farm, Postern Rd, Tatenhill, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 9SJ
A Bit About – “Join us as we BRING THE BEACH TO BURTON! This Summer, we will be hosting the ultimate beach party with gigantic paddling pools and a huge sand area to make the farm the best beach-going! Each day we will be hosting fun seaside shows, super sand art, the huge maize maze and last but not least – the fabulous foam party! 
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Park Hall Countryside Experience – Various Events – Shropshire

When? See below
Address: Park Hall Countryside Experience, Burma Rd, Whittington, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 4AS
A Bit About – Dinosaur Week 31st July – 6th August. Pirates and Princesses 7th – 13th August. 14th – 20th August Science fun week. 21st-27th August Animal magic. 28th August – 3rd September Bop and pop week.
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Severn Valley Railway – Various Events – Worcestershire

When? See below
Address: Severn Valley Railway, Station Drive, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1QX
A Bit About – Summer of Science on various days throughout the school holidays. Get ready for a fizzing, whizzing, fun summer of science at the Severn Valley Railway throughout the summer holidays, with exciting interactive exhibits, workshops and more to get involved with alongside our steam and heritage diesel train services. Plus 29th July Day of Dance. 12th-13th August Vintage Transport Extravaganza and more.
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Statfold Barn Railway – Party in the Park – Staffordshire

When? 26th and 27th August
Address: Statfold Barn Railway, Ashby Rd, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 0BU
A Bit About – “The ULTIMATE Summer Party starts on the Strawberry Park Stage with some of the UK’s best Tribute Bands!  Returning as a fan favourite catch the ABBA Reunion Show! Look out for more acts to be announced soon.” Plus other events, please follow the link above.
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