Playfest Brum - Championing Childhood @ Impact Hub Birmingham, Birmingham [8 April]

Playfest Brum - Championing Childhood

10:00 - 15:00

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Impact Hub Birmingham
58 Oxford Street, B5 5NY Birmingham, United Kingdom
PLAYFEST at Impact Hub Birmingham

“Play builds the kind of free-and-easy, try-it-out, do-it-yourself character that our future needs” – James L. Hymes, Jr.

Are you looking for a safe space to play, explore and imagine in Birmingham during the Easter holidays? Then look no further. Impact Hub Birmingham are excited to announce that we will be hosing Birmingham’s first ever PLAYFEST, produced by Birmingham City University graduates.

It's a safe space for little kids and big kids to play, explore and imagine. This PAYF (pay as you feel) event is suitable for children 6 months — 12 years old and the whole family, who are looking for a fun-filled day of messy and free play.

Expect a series of 6 creative workshops for a range of ages, an open craft session; imaginative, sensory and free play; stay and play facilities; cosy discussions on family playtime and community play; and pop-up market stalls, hosting some of the West Midlands’ talented independent creators. These are just a few things that PLAYFEST has to offer.

Stay Play… Go!
Sun 8th April | 10-10.45am | Pay As You Feel
A space for babies and toddlers to develop their senses through exploring sensory creative play. Suitable for infants 6 months — 2 years old and parents/carers. Healthy snacks provided.

Step into Storytime!
Sun 8th April | 10.45-11.30am | Pay As You Feel
Get ready to bring a story to life in this interactive drama workshop. Suitable for children 3 — 5 years old and parents/carers. Healthy snacks provided.

Sun 8th April | 11.30-1pm | Pay As You Feel
Get ready to do lots of craft and free play within a wide range of activities. This is an open session suitable for the whole family. Cold lunch provided.

Inside Out!
Sun 8th April | 1-1.45pm | Pay As You Feel
It's okay to talk about feelings, get ready to make your very own handmade self-care boxes. Suitable for children 6 — 9 years old and parents/carers. Healthy snacks provided.

Action Activists
Sun 8th April | 2.15-3pm | Pay As You Feel
A fun creative session focused on exploring, discussing and putting your ideas into action. Suitable for children 6 — 9 years old. Healthy snacks provided

Let's Talk About Play, Baby…
Sun 8th April | 1 — 1.45pm and 2.15 — 3pm | Pay As You Feel
A cosy chat for grown ups (big kids) to talk about the wonderful world of play. Where do kids play? What does play look like? How can communities support children's play. Children are welcome to join, fun activities will be available.

Please note guardians/carers must stay onsite with their child/children throughout the duration of the event. Daily parking tariffs in the region range from £2.50 — £3.50, follow the link for directions to Impact Hub Birmingham.

For more information, you can contact the team on: [email protected]

This event has been produced by Birmingham City University (BCU) graduates supported by #RadicalChildcare and Impact Hub Birmingham. Since January, Impact Hub Birmingham have been fortunate to have a group of graduates from BCU extend our fantastic team through an internship scheme. Bringing their diverse pool of skills and talents as well as their hopes and dreams for their careers, the Hub interns have significantly enhanced our community with their ideas, passions, and energy over their time with us.

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