6 activities in Birmingham to beat the January blues

Last updated on Friday 1 March 2024

2024 is here! January is notorious for being a month where the weather is dull and energy is low, so we’re here to give you some inspiration to brighten this month up.

We've got a load of fun and wallet-friendly activities in Birmingham to help you have a memorable January, so take a look and see what takes your fancy. 

Experiences in Birmingham to beat the January blues

Belly Laughs Comedy Festival

Belly Laughs Comedy Festival is back for 2024!

Enjoy a month of surprise comedy performers and great indie food in Birmingham, all in the name of supporting local and chosen charity SIFA Fireside.

You can enjoy comedy and food from venues such as Trentina, Gulp and The Juke, with prices starting from just £15 per ticket


Icons After Dark Cabaret & Two Cocktails

Love music, dancing, and cocktails? Watch your favourite iconic hits from the last four decades brought to you in this larger-than-life cabaret show. Plus, enjoy two cocktails whilst getting into the groove!


Macaron Painting & Prosecco

Bring along your best friend, sibling, child or if you fancy it, just treat yourself! This Macaron Painting workshop is the perfect opportunity to channel your creativity and unwind after a long day.

Paint three pretty macarons and enjoy a glass of prosecco, tea, coffee or soft drink. Just £12 per person.


Flow + Restore Yoga

This 60-minute open-level class combines slow flowing sequences with longer held restorative and yin yoga postures for a balancing yoga practice which aims to leave you feeling relaxed, grounded and centred.

This class will also explore mindfulness techniques, breathwork and meditation to help you unwind and restore – perfect for January!


An Afternoon at the Board Game Cafe

Searching for the perfect slice of entertainment? Head over to Sliced N Diced for an afternoon of board games. Their collection of over 300 games will leave you spoiled for choice.

Games are categorised for your convenience with categories including: two player, cooperative, strategy, weird, family, kids and many more.


Birmingham City Centre Walking Tour

Get your bearings and discover Birmingham through a ‘Brummie’s’ eyes, with a local, expert guide.  

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the city as you travel back through the centuries. Discover how Birmingham exploded from a small market town, to the second largest city in the UK.

On this 1.5 hour tour, you'll not only see and learn about the city's history, but you’ll gain an authentic insight into modern life in Birmingham today and explore some hidden gems along the way!

Embrace new experiences in 2024

With hundreds of experiences across Birmingham, we’ve got something for everyone.

Whether you are looking to try something new or want to make memories with friends this year, we’ve got something for everyone to try.

So go on, experience something new this year with Yuup

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