It’s the last day of the Easter bank holiday weekend.
So if you’re back at your normal work routine on Tuesday then you had better make the most of this final day.
Luckily, there are still plenty of things to do in and around Birmingham.
Here’s our pick of ideas for days out this Easter Monday, April 22.
Visit one of the city’s Top 20 attractions
There are tons of places to visit in and around Birmingham.
These include Cadbury World, Birmingham Nature Conservation Park, the Sea Life Centre, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Thinktank science museum and more.
We rounded up the Top 20 – according to Google – in a list you can find here .
Relax at a country pub
If you fancy getting away from city life to relax in a beer garden and have some tasty grub, then a trip to one of the region’s country pubs is in order.
Here’s a look at 18 top country pubs to try near Birmingham.
Look for bargains at a car boot sale
If you’re in the mood to browse for bargains – or sell off some of your own unwanted goods – then a car boot sale is the obvious answer.
There are several on over the bank holiday weekend, and Easter Monday will see the return of the huge car boot sale at Haunch Lane, off Kingsbury Road (A4097), Lea Marston, B76 0BY. It’s half a mile from M42 Junction 9. There are usually around 500 sellers.
No need to book, arrive anytime between 5am-10am if selling. The sale ends around 1pm. The Easter event will also see the addition of a funfair, bouncy castle and quad bike track. Refreshments and toilets are available on site.
Organisers say they are expecting their “biggest car boot weekend of all time.”
Prices from £8 for a pitch, depending on what vehicle you are selling from. Visitors pay £1 per car in the car park.
Check out the new Primark megastore
This might be the ideal chance to check out the new Primark megastore in High Street, Birmingham.
The world’s biggest Primark opened on April 11 and although closed on Easter Sunday, it will be back in business on Easter Monday, opening from 8am to 9pm.
Spanning five floors, they store includes not just the usual ranges of fashion and homeware but also a Disney-themed cafe, Mezz restaurant, Primark’s first own-brand cafe, Duck & Dry hair and beauty salon, Mills barber shop, Disney shopping area, and Harry Potter-themed Hogwarts Wizarding World experience.
There’s also free wi-fi and recharge seating area for shoppers to relax and recharge themselves and their mobile devices.
Try one of the free things to do in Birmingham
Looking for bank holiday fun on a budget?
Well, there are plenty of possibilities in and around Birmingham.
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery or one of the local parks are among the options for fun that doesn’t leave a black hole in your finances.
Sarehole Mill has a St George and the Dragon egg hunt on Easter Monday. Access to the mill grounds is free but it costs £2 to take part in the egg hunt, on from 11am to 4pm.
Note that the Lapworth Museum of Geology will be closed from April 19 to 24. Be sure to check other attractions are open before setting off for the day.
There are also free Easter events including a chocolate-themed escape room at Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull.
Take a look at all the options here for free things to do in Birmingham – plus free Easter events on this weekend .
Enjoy the UK’s biggest bird of prey show
Warwick Castle is putting on the UK’s biggest bird of prey show over this Easter holiday weekend.
The Falconer’s Quest will see up to 70 high-flying birds of prey take to the air over the medieval castle in a dynamic display of aerial acrobatics.
Ernie the eagle owl, Jamie the harrier hawk, Rosie the Andean condor, Nikita the sea eagle, Eddie the bald eagle and many more of their feathered friends will be showing off their skills in the skies.
The display is included in your entry ticket. Prices are from £19 online and £28 on the day. Book here .
Take the kids to see Zog the dragon at the Town Hall
Freckle Productions and Rose Theatre Kingston present hilarious family show Zog, at the Town Hall in Birmingham.
Adapted from a book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, it tells of a dragon who struggles along at Madam Dragon’s school and then suddenly finds himself facing his biggest challenge yet, a duel with Gadabout the Great.
Easter Monday performances are at 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. This could be especially ideal if the weather turns miserable.
Book tickets here.
Easter Eggstravaganza at West Midlands Safari Park
Staff at West Midland Safari Park have been treating their big cats to some seasonal gifts – their very own Easter eggs.
For the Easter Eggstravaganza, guests can see 50 giant eggs dotted around the park – and keepers created some large papier-mâché eggs for the animals, complete with colourful animal print patterns.
The Easter treats were then given to the cheetahs and Sumatran tigers. Keepers filled the eggs with bits of meat and placed them in the big cats’ enclosures, ready for their very own Easter egg hunt.
Visitors can take part in an interactive Eggsplorer’s Trail, where they will have to find the missing eggs hidden around the Park, to be rewarded with a chocolate treat.
There will also be an exclusive competition, which involves guests taking a picture with the final egg on the trail and posting it to the Safari Park’s Facebook page, to be in with the chance of winning a Family Annual Pass.
The cheetahs and tigers can be seen on the four-mile safari which is included as part of the standard admission charge of £24.00 for adults, £19.00 for children aged 3-15 and £22.00 for concessions. Children under the age of three are free of charge. Admission includes a Free Return Ticket. Adventure Theme Park rides are charged extra.
And you can also travel back in time to see beasts from long ago in the Land of the Living Dinosaurs and Ice Age attractions.
Take advantage of the Easter offer at Twycross Zoo
Until Sunday, April 28, families can take advantage of a crackin’ Easter offer at Twycross Zoo with admission prices only £5.50 per child and £11 per adult.
Limited availability. Tickets must be booked online here in advance of your visit.
Go prehistoric at Ice Age: The Lost Kingdom
Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Edgbaston is staging Ice Age:The Lost Kingdom until April 28.
The jaw-dropping outdoor Ice Age experience is aimed at family audiences features over 40 animated life-sized beasts from 70,000 years ago, including the woolly mammoth, sabre-tooth tiger, cave lion, woolly rhinoceros and more.
Along the route is a mini cinema, street food and drink stalls, fossil excavation pit and a merchandise shop for visitors to take home a souvenir of their experience.
The attraction is included in normal admission prices.
Gaming galore at Insomnia64
It’s the last day of the UK’s biggest gaming festival at the NEC.
Watch the best players battle to be the UK Masters. See special guests perform their shows, take part in tabletop gaming, and dress to impress in the Cosplay Masquerade.
Try out a host of the latest games and cutting-edge VR tech. watch live Q&A panels, grab discounted gear, take part in community tournaments and more.
So whether you’re hardcore or casual, new blood or old school, console or PC, there’s chance to celebrate the best in gaming culture. Tickets from £25.