Fill in your child’s name and your contact details below to become a member!


    VIP Card BID Card

    Giant 18-metre whale coming to Solihull town centre for special sustainability event

    2nd August 2023

    Giant 18-metre whale coming to Solihull town centre for special sustainability event

    Children are invited to become waste warriors this weekend in Solihull town centre with an 18-metre whale making its way into the town centre for a special sustainability event.

    A Whale’s Tale, organised by Solihull BID, takes place on Saturday and Sunday in Mell Square in the heart of Solihull town centre and will be the temporary home to Moby, an 18-metre-long inflatable whale!

    Guaranteed to enchant as well as having a story to tell, children can step inside Moby’s belly and watch the free interactive turtle show, telling tales of our plastic ocean problem.

    There are a very limited number of spaces available to book on the day for shows on both Saturday and Sunday. Please visit the Solihull BID gazebo in Mell Square to enquire.


    There’s plenty of other free activities for kids to get involved in too, including:

    – Free face painting – 3 dedicated face painters are available to add sea creature shapes to faces – open 11.30am – 3.30pm

    – Free Eco Glitter Horsebox – add some sea creature sparkle at the fun horsebox booth and take a pic in the booth with props

    – Meet Ariel and Purgo, Moby the Whale’s protective mermaids, 12noon – 4pm

    – Bubbleologist, 11.00am – 3.00pm

    – Book to enter into Moby’s belly to watch the free turtle show. Very limited availability for on the day bookings

    – Follow the free trail to collect stickers and fun facts on marine life, who will be your favourite?

    – Enter the free competition to win a £300 voucher to spend at The Entertainer.

    – Visit the mermaid themed beach in Theatre Square, Touchwood

    – Static vintage bus in Mell Square courtesy of Transport Museum Wythall

    – Free storytime sessions in Mell Square provided by The Core Library

    – Browse the Solihull Artisan Market open 10.00am – 4.00pm



    Melanie Palmer, Chief Executive of Solihull BID, said: “This long-awaited arrival of the giant whale theatre brings focus to our plastic pollution problem, whilst providing a thought provoking and fun day out for all.

    “We’re looking forward to a weekend of free family entertainment whatever the weather here in Solihull town centre!”

    Back to news
    Solihull BID

    Subscribe to our Mailing List

    Sign up for updates about events, news and special offers.

    * indicates required

    More News & Updates

    Slug & Lettuce invests £630,000 into exciting ‘new concept’ Touchwood Solihull site

    24th May 2024

    May’s mega line-up at Touchwood: Animal Show Live, Mental Health Awareness Week, Robocode and Footie Fest

    7th May 2024

    KIBOU Japanese Kitchen & Bar launches new Spring/Summer menu

    26th April 2024