Festive spectacular event for children and families in Birmingham

Five children on a fair ground ride with arms in the air and smiling Published: 19th Dec 2021

Birmingham Children’s Trust has partnered with Winter Funland to bring festive cheer to families in the community.

Thursday evening saw almost two thousand young people and their families attend the event at the NEC for free.

Winter Funland is being billed as the UK’s biggest Christmas indoor event and opened for the first time in Birmingham this month.

The festive event, taking place at the NEC Arena, also features an ice rink, circus, mischievous elves and a grotto where children can get to meet Father Christmas.

The tickets were made available to the Trust through the Winter Funland’s hosted charity nights. The Trust provided transport to and from the event for vulnerable families.

"As part of our commitment to the local community, we want to give back to charities who are making such a difference to people’s lives and have had it really difficult throughout the pandemic," said Winter Funland event director, Glen Ramsden.

"We also want to give under-privileged families the chance to have a magical Christmas to remember and make memories with their loved ones.”

Attendees were treated to fairground rides, from roller coasters to dodgems, to a spectacular Christmas circus show and a food and drink market.

"It's wonderful that families and different groups within the community can get together over the festive season," said Abba Loughran, from Birmingham Children's Trust Corporate Parenting Team and Co Chair of Bfriends Charity. "This event has enabled children to to attend a Christmas event and have a go on rides for free. It's a great opportunity and we can't thank Winter Funland enough for their support.