Best Summer Events West Midlands 2022 | Family Friendly | Things to Do

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.

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Things to do West Midlands Summer 2022


Biddulph Grange Garden – Summer Activities – Staffordshire

When? See below
Address: Biddulph Grange Garden, Grande Rd, Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST8 7SD
A Bit About – 30th July – Drop-in family yoga. 3rd August Playday Sports day activities. 7th August – Have a go archery. 13th August Folksy Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland.


Blists Hill Victorian Town – Victorian animal trails – Shropshire

When? 16th July – 4th September
Address: Blists Hill Victorian Town, Legges Way, Telford, Shropshire, TF7 5UD
A Bit About – “Trail, talks & activities, across all of our Museums, featuring Ironbridge’s many connections with animals, from cats to elephants! Activities vary from day to day.” Plus 30th-31st July Victorian sports weekend. 6th-14th August Victorian dog show. 20th-21st August Dress like a Victorian.
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Bodenham Arboretum – Scarecrow Trail – Worcestershire

When? 20th July – 4th September
Address: Bodenham Arboretum, Bodenham Lane, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 5TB
A Bit About – “Come and enjoy our brand new trail!
Search for our characterful scarecrows around the Arboretum. See if you can match them up with the lost property items they have left at their party the night before and count how many crows there are along the trail for a chance to win a family ticket to our popular Halloween Torchlit Pumpkin Walk.”
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Chasewater Railway – Various events – Staffordshire

When? See below
Address: Chasewater Railway, Pool Rd, Burntwood, Walsall, Staffordshire, WS8 7NL
A Bit About – 24th July Wizards and Witches. 20th and 21st August 1940s weekend. Details on website.
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Hartlebury Castle – Castles, Dragons, Knights and Princesses – Worcestershire

When? 2nd-4th, 9th-11th, 16th-18th, 23rd-25th August
Address: Hartlebury, Kidderminster DY11 7XZ
A Bit About – “Calling all daring dragons, powerful princesses and noble knights! Dress up, come down to the Castle and follow the themed trail, and create fun crafts to take home with you. Week two is Swords and Dragons, have fun getting creative and designing a smart sword and mighty dragon! Bring a picnic to enjoy”


Harvington Hall – History through the ages – Worcestershire

When? 28th and 29th August
Address: Harvington Hall, Harvington Hall Lane, Harvington, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 4LR
A Bit About – “Travel through the centuries and discover life from Medieval times right through to World WarII. A festival of history through the Ages! Starting with the battle of Agincourt, discover the lives and times through the Wars of the Roses and Elizabethan England.”
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Hatton Adventure World – Return of the dinosaurs – Warwickshire

When? 23rd July to 4th September
Address: Hatton Adventure World, Dark Lane, Hatton, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 8XA
A Bit About – “Step back into prehistoric times when dinosaurs ruled the earth! Dinosaurs are brought back to life with the power of state-of-the-art animatronics, puppetry and SFX. Be amazed by Tiny, Europe’s largest walking T-Rex, meet gentle Bronwyn, the giant brontosaurus… but beware of Loki the agile and ferocious raptor!”
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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 – 30th – 31st 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.” 27th – 29th 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? 16th July – 5th September
Address: National Forest Adventure Farm, Postern Rd, Tatenhill, burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 9SJ
A Bit About – “Join us for a Festival of Fun all summer at the National Forest Adventure Farm. Navigate the maize maze, enjoy live shows, join the foam party and much, much more…”
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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 – Yo ho ho It’s Pirates and Princesses week from 23-31 July. Join the crew in daily shows. 1st – 7th August Hysterical historical week “Take part in the ‘Cruel School Show’ with Miss Crab & Miss Bluestocking. Will the pupils rule?. Experience life in the Trenches.”Maisy’s Maize Maze open from the 1st of August. 8th-14th August Dinosaur week. 15th-21st August Science week. 22nd-28th August Animal magic.
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Ray’s Farm – Summer Fun – Shropshire

When? 22nd July to 4th September
Address: Ray’s Farm Country Matters, Chorley, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 6PR
A Bit About – Follow the Summer Holiday Trail around the Farm and into our Ancient Woodlands. Challenge Dad to build a den in Fairytale Forest or race up the scramble nets. Meet and mingle with our friendly Pygmy Goats in their Paddock! 
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Severn Valley Railway – Vintage Transport Weekend – Worcestershire

When? 6th – 7th August
Address: Severn Valley Railway, Station Drive, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1QX
A Bit About – “Our festival of transport brings together the best of vintage vehicles throughout the ages for one bumper weekend across the full length of the line. Cars, tractors, traction engines, buses, motorbikes and – of course – steam locomotives and diesel engines. Start your journey at any station and explore vehicles through the ages whilst travelling on the train, experiencing the golden age of steam.”
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Statfold Barn Railway – Party in the park – Staffordshire

When? 27th and 28th August
Address: Statfold Barn Railway, Ashby Rd, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 0BU
A Bit About – “Featuring street food, unlimited train rides, access to the Statfold Museum and much more fun to be announced – this weekend promises to offer a fantastic end to the summer for all.”
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