Getting the best out of school open days in and around Birmingham

It is the time of year when we all need to start choosing a School for 2015 starters and School open days can help when you’re deciding which schools to apply to for your child. During an open day prospective parents and children can visit the school during a working School day, teachers or … [Read More...]


Whats on in and around Birmingham for Halloween!

Some Halloween inspired activities happening in Birmingham in 2014, there really is something for everyone!   Halloween Make Up … [Read More...]


Calling all local crafters, online retailers and market stall holders….. Christmas is coming to MITK Birmingham

MITK Birmingham is supporting local businesses this Christmas by running an online Christmas Market during the months of November and … [Read More...]


Win a family ticket to Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic and be part of the show!

Win a family ticket to Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic and be part of the show! Join the celebration of the century! More … [Read More...]


Family Firework displays Birmingham

Bonfire night is one of my favourite events (particularly if its not raining!) So here are a few of the fantastic firework displays … [Read More...]


A fab family day out at West Midland Safari Park

As a family we love a day out and have tried many of the local activities but one of our favourite attractions is the West Midland Safari … [Read More...]


Do you live in Birmingham and have a child who is currently in Year 6 at school?

I can only imagine how fast time flies but don't forget if you have a child who is currently in Year 6 at school the closing date for applying to secondary school is October 31st! The quickest and easiest way to apply is online here- or you can call 0121 303 1888 if you would like a paper … [Read More...]


Pumpkin Picking around Birmingham

With the weather set to be dry for the start of the week at least take the little ones pumpkin picking in and around Birmingham, Enjoy the fun of carving pumpkins without the mess at home!  Here are a few of our top places to go and have some Halloween fun. Half Term Halloween Spook-tacular at … [Read More...]


Win a personalised Children’s book from Wonderous Ink!!

Not only are Wonderous Ink offering MITK readers 20% offa personalised children’s book, but they are also giving one away to a lucky reader! Check out this new personalised children’s book calledWonderous Ink at The story shows each child why they are wonderous … [Read More...]



Here at MITK Birmingham we love Disney’s FROZEN and we therefore very excited to hear that the Disney Store have released a new range of FROZEN Merchandise and Toys. Although the full details are yet to be released we understand the new products have alread started to be released (week … [Read More...]



6th October, 2014 Now Summer is officially over and the cold weather is setting, it doesn’t mean we have to stay inside all day with the little ones. With so many beautiful space’s around us, why not use them to your advantage and head out on a nature walk. You could even liven up the walk … [Read More...]


Dear Parent

Starting School..... Dear Parent, I understand that you are scared to wave your child goodbye and leave him in a teacher’s hands don’t worry if you cry! I’m used to weeping parents It’s hard to leave I know. But it’s time to share him (just a bit) To help him learn and … [Read More...]


What Should a 4 Year Old Know?

This piece was originally posted on A Magical Childhood but has been doing the rounds on huffington post .. rings true with me as Isabella is starting school this year but so glad that I have read this! I was on a parenting bulletin board recently and read a post by a mother who was worried that … [Read More...]


Rainy Day Gruffalo Activities

Kids love nothing more than bringing books to life! Although the best way to do this is at the Gruffalo hunt at Cannock Chase we've put some fab ideas together that will hopefully keep the kiddies entertained indoors during the storm! Crafts. Children love small world activities, crafts, … [Read More...]

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