At Christmas there are always a million and one things that need to be done, whether its organising Christmas dinner, buying presents, keeping family members happy or entertaining the kids during the festive break.  There is often not enough time to think about what you want to do let alone getting around to actually organising it.  That’s why we’ve put together a quick list of things to do with the family in Solihull this Christmas that will hopefully take some of the thinking and organising out of your already busy schedule!

Things to do with the kids at Christmas can range from the expensive to the really expensive so we’ve got some options here that won’t break the bank.  They will however offer some great fun and make sure that you’re not tearing your hair out by the time the big day comes.  Christmas fun in Solihull and the surrounding areas can come in plenty of different forms to make sure that everyone can be kept happy.

Four Ashes Golf Centre Festive Fun


Okay, so we’ve got some shameless self-promotion here but we have something for everyone throughout December and into the new year.  Our festive challenges take place every weekend throughout the month and just completing the challenges will give you a chance of winning a children’s adventure golf party worth £145.  Not bad considering we all feel the pinch in the new year after overspending at Christmas.  Our challenges include taking a selfie (it’s actually an Elfie for December) with Santa on our adventure golf, finding the hidden elf in the golf centre or even claiming a free mince pie in the café – all of these will give you a chance to win the kids’ party prize.  You can even claim a free hot chocolate just by visiting our website – to get all the details visit our page here.

Our next door neighbours have got a festive treat on the Sunday before Christmas with their very own pantomime.  Jack and the Beanstalk will have two performances on 23 December with all the family favourites including Daisy the Cow, Young Jack, the evil Belladona and of course a nasty giant!  Showings are at 12 noon and 5 pm and there’s plenty of food available too for all the family.  It’s a great way to get into the Christmas spirit so close to the big day, to find out more and how to book visit Hogarths’ website.

Hogarths Hotel Pantomime

hogarths hotel

The Snowman At Touchwood


You can meet the Snowman at Touchwood in December, not just any snowman mind, The Snowman!  Celebrating 40 years of the classic Raymond Briggs story, children (and adults) can meet him as he pops up in and around the Solihull shopping centre to go along with lots of other festive treats taking place including the indoor snow pit where kids can enjoy the fun of a snowball fight without getting cold or wet.  Find out more about Christmas fun with the family and the Snowman in Solihull’s Touchwood shopping centre here.

Solihull town centre has a fantastic array of Christmas movies for the whole family to watch for free throughout the festive season.  The outdoor cinema will be housed in a marquee in Mell Square and will show Christmas classics such as White Christmas, Santa Claus: The Movie, Home Alone and many more.  If you’re looking for something for the family to do while you’re Christmas shopping, it at least guarantees a couple of hours to get all your shopping done!  There’s even hot dogs, hot chocolate and blankets available to combat the cold weather too.  For the full schedule and timings click here.

Christmas Movies For The Family In Solihull

solihull cinema

Family Fun At Resorts World


If you need to combine shopping with entertaining the kids, then take a look at Resorts World near to the NEC.  There is a variety of events taking place from their Elf Station with children’s entertainment and activities to a pop-up Escape Room.  Combined with the shopping offer there is plenty going on for children, families and adults in the build-up to Christmas.  Details of the Elf Station can be found here along with the other festive family activities.

If you are looking for things to do in Solihull at Christmas then here are a few suggestions which should cover all weather scenarios and budgets.  We’d love to see you here at Four Ashes throughout December, don’t forget if you find the hidden hot chocolate on our website then you can claim a free hot chocolate in our café. We’ve also got Mrs Santa from the new Nativity Rocks film making an appearance on Saturday 15th December where she’ll be doing some face painting for the kids and be available for some selfies too.  On the weekend of the 22nd/23rd, you can have a free mince pie with every hot drink purchased too so there are lots going on both outsides and indoors if the weather isn’t great.
Finally, don’t forget, if you complete our weekly challenges you can win a FREE children’s adventure golf party for up to 12 children worth £145.

To find out more about our festive weekly challenges read all about it here and if you’re out on the adventure golf course then don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts along with the hashtag #elfieontheseventh.