Why not welcome in the New Year by visiting one of the most beautiful places in the Midlands ?

Blow out the cobwebs by going on a winter walk or take the kids to one of these 36 fabulous parks in Birmingham .

Maybe you're looking for a great place to go for breakfast or brunch or perhaps you'll be in need of a mega hangover breakfast .

There are lots of events happening on New Year's Day in Birmingham - be sure to check timings and book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Taste & Liquor Brunchin + Hip Hop Brum

Taste & Liquor Brunch and Hip Hop party

LevelDigbeth, Birchall Street, Digbeth

Get ready for a boozy brunch with DJs playing hip hop songs from the classic era and club vibes from 2pm to 9pm.
Expect Jerk Chicken Wings, Jerk Burgers, Goat Curry, Carribean BBQ and lots of rice and peas.
And between 12pm - 1pm, there are bottomless cocktails - look out for hot choc cocktails and rum punches.

Tickets are limited. Find out more here

Pretty Woman Brunch

Richard Gere and Julia Roberts star in Pretty Woman

Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen, Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth

You can welcome in 2018 with a classic film and brunch at Mockingbird.

Pretty Woman is the modern day Cinderella story of a fairy tale come true.

It's taking place at midday and tickets cost £27.95 for the film and brunch or just £3 for the film.

Book here

Birmingham Big Wheel and Ice Rink

Eastside Green, New Canal Street, Birmingham B5 5RB

The ice rink and big wheel is open from 10am to 10pm on New Year's Day if you fancy taking to the sky or going for a skate.

Tickets can be booked at the Ice Skate Birmingham website here

New Year's Day Jazz Brunch

The Village Pub on the Alcester Road between Kings Heath and Moseley.
The Village Pub on the Alcester Road between Kings Heath and Moseley.

The Village, Alcester Road, Moseley

Tuck into a selection of Bloody Marys and Eggs Benedict, Florentine and Royale at The Village in Moseley.

There's live jazz too to make for a very relaxing start to 2018.

Magical Lantern Festival

Kings Heath Park, Brent Road, Birmingham B30 2TP

New Year's Day is the final day of the Magical Lantern Festival

It features hundreds of handmade, illuminated installations including a huge gingerbread house and enormous, handmade replica of the iconic Birmingham Central Library plus rides and a Christmas market.

Tickets start at around £9 and are available from Eventbrite

For an additional £10, children can meet Santa in a timber grotto and take away a gift.

The Hundred and One Dalmatians

Birmingham Rep, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham

The team who brought us the magician Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe will be bringing the puppies to life with puppets.

It’s Dodie Smith’s novel made famous by the 1961 Disney animation and 1996 live action film with Glenn Close as the evil Cruella de Vil.

Tickets start from £15

Webbs Christmas Ice Rink

Webbs Garden Centre, Worcester Road, Wychbold, Droitwich

Webbs Christmas Ice Rink comes complete with a lit up roof, so families can skate whatever the weather throughout Christmas week right through to January 2, excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Booking is recommended. Check the Webbs website for full details.

Jersey Boys

December 16 - January 6

New Alexandra Theatre, Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham

This award-winning musical tells the story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who sold more than 100 million records worldwide as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Expect hits like Beggin’, Oh What a Night, Walk Like a Man and Big Girls Don’t Cry.

Tickets from £18

Birmingham Mail Christmas campaign with the NSPCC

One in four children who call Childline can't get through due to demand on the service.

That's why we've launched a campaign to try to help Childline be there for every young person who desperately needs support.

A £4 text donation can help a counsellor answer a child’s call. And it may save their life.

Please spare a thought for children in need in Birmingham as you enjoy the run up to Christmas.

Donate £4 by texting ‘NSPCC 4’ to 70030 or visiting nspcc.org.uk/mail

To donate £12, text ‘NSPCC 12’ or to donate £20, text ‘NSPCC 20’ to 70030.

Text costs include your donation plus your standard network rate. The NSPCC will receive 100 per cent of your donation.

Thank you

To keep updated on things to do, like our What’s On and and Brummie Mummies facebook page