April has finally arrived.
And with it comes the loosening of a number of COVID-related restrictions, many of which it’s about bloody time for (we’re looking at you, bottomless brunch). Who knew leaving the house could be such a novelty? Without further ado, here are all the best things to do in Birmingham this April.
1. Go for an alfresco pint
Finally. The sweet, sweet taste of beer fresh out of the barrel. We’ve been waiting for this day for what feels like forever, and we’re so ready to meet up with friends, soak up theBirmingham sun and knock back a couple of pints. And to help us do just this, many Birmingham restaurants have created their very own pop-up beer gardens – even taking over our streets to make sure we can get socialising this month.
2. Head to the hills
Since the government announced that the stay at home ban has now been lifted, we’ve obviously had a keen desire to head a little further afield. From the beautiful countryside of Shropshire or the Peak District to a day at Twycross Zoo or closer to home, Cadbury World – there’s plenty of places just a short drive from Birmingham to explore this summer. Check out our full guide to day trips from Birmingham here.
Drag Race UK might have just come to an end, but we’re still hopped up on RuPaul fever – and thanks to this epic line-up, we can get our fix right here in Birmingham. Taking to the stage for a special drive-in show, Baga Chipz, Ginny Lemon, Divina de Campo and more will be taking to the stage this month, with a tasty food market and live DJ set getting us fuelled up for the show. Get tickets here.
5. Explore Zumhof’s brand new trader
Zumhof Biergarten has confirmed their grand re-opening for summer 2021, complete with new and fantastic traders like Bonehead , Zuki and Meat Meets Bun who’ll be joining their already wonderful line-up of independents. Expect great food and drink, plus live music to celebrate their return.
Missed out on the Easter fun this year thanks to lockdown? Celebrate a belated Easter at the Eboots Market this month, with pre-show DJs getting the fun started, two hours of immersive fun, a silent disco, car-e-oke, party bingo and so much more. It’s a fun experience for all the family, and you can get tickets here before they’re gone.
7. Meet up for a walk with friends
Since socialising is finally on the cards, we’ll be meeting up for some spring strolls with our pals – with maybe a few tinnys in tow for the occasion.
8. Take part in outdoor sports
Need an excuse to get back into shape before the pubs reopen fully in May? Well, this is it. Outdoor sports are now permitted, which means you can visit an outdoor lido, hit up a tennis court or whatever floats your boat before gyms reopen next week.
We might have been watching movies for the past year, but not like this. Taking over Eboots Market this spring, Big Screen Movies is coming to town, with some huge Hollywood blockbusters in store for us. We’re talking the likes of Harry Potter, Deadpool, The Greatest Showman and more – all from the comfort of your own car. Book a screening here.
10. Go to the gym (at long last!)
From April 12th, we can finally get ourselves back to the gym – and oh boy do we need it. We never thought we’d say these words, but we missed spin class and we can’t wait to get back to it.
A brand new venue is opening this April and is the perfect destination for a socially-distanced get-together. Luna Springs in Digbeth is bringing an incredible bottomless brunch, which includes burgers, bottomless prosecco and beer. Costing just £29pp, we’ll definitely be getting our fill of refreshing drinks this spring.
11. Dine out on Birmingham’s city centre streets
Birmingham City Council has announced that some streets will be shut to traffic from April 12 in order to allow bars and restaurants to offer an alfresco service. Part of Colmore Row and Waterloo Street will become an outdoor dining haven, alongside Victoria Square, which has big plans for the coming months including a programme of events for “Summer in the Square” in an attempt to support a sector badly affected by the pandemic.