Get summer sorted – holiday activities for Solihull families


With the summer holidays fast approaching, Solihull families can find a wide range of fun activities in the borough and beyond - all located in one convenient place on the Council’s website.

From summer camps to days out, creative arts, library events and activities for children with additional needs - there is something for everyone. Details of HAF (Holiday Activities and Food) programme funded activities can also be found, which cater for children eligible for benefits related free school meals.

If you require more specific childcare help during the holidays, there’s information about childminders who can offer care throughout the summer holidays, as well as details about government help with childcare costs.

Keep checking the Family Information Service Directory as more events and activities will continue to be added when confirmed. If you have a query about any specific activity or event, contact the provider or event organiser for further assistance.

Further useful links for parents can also be found, such as school term dates, applying for free school meals, plus antenatal, post-natal, autism and mental health awareness support.

Cllr Michael Gough, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Skills at Solihull Council, commented: “We know that parents and carers often struggle to find ways to entertain their children during the long summer holiday period, and finding childcare can also be a challenge.

"The new summer activities section of the Solihull Council website is a one-stop shop to help residents looking for things to do this summer, whether it’s for just for children and young people or the whole family. Both free and paid for activities are listed, catering for all ages and abilities, including children and young people with additional needs.

“I encourage all parents and carers to visit the website, to help plan varied, interesting and fun activities for the family this summer.”    

To access the extensive range of summer activities, for children, young people and families, visit our Summer activities page.