Schools enjoy a festive trip to Frankfurt Market

By on 12/12/2016 in News, Partnerships
Dame Ellen Pinsent School pupils at Frankfurt Christmas Market

Pupils from Dame Ellen Pinsent School, Kings Heath at Frankfurt Christmas Market

Children from Skilts School and Dame Ellen Pinsent School enjoyed free rides at the Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market earlier today (December 12).

The lucky youngsters are among hundreds of children from special schools enjoying free rides on the carousel in Victoria Square, courtesy of Bob Wilson’s Funfairs and the Loewenthal family.

Teacher Kirsty Blaze-Jones, who brought pupils from Dame Ellen Pinsent School in Kings Heath to visit the market , said: “Our children make us proud  in their achievements every day, so it is lovely for them to get the opportunity of different community experiences and  join in the Christmas spirit in the city centre.”

Pupils from Skilts School in Redditch, Worcestershire, also enjoyed a festive ride on the carousel  followed by hot chocolate.

Pupils from Skilts School, Redditch, at Frankfurt Christmas Market

Pupils from Skilts School, in Redditch, enjoying a carousel ride at Frankfurt Christmas Market

The carousel in Victoria Square is complemented by a big wheel and ice rink in Centenary Square, next to the Birmingham Christmas Craft Market.

This year the Frankfurt Christmas Market is open every day until Thursday 29 December (except Christmas Day) and the Christmas Craft Market will close on Tuesday 20 December – both are open from 10am to 9pm

The ice rink and big wheel in Centenary Square will both continue until Sunday, 8 January 2017, from 10am to 10pm. Ice rink sessions last an hour and are on the hour, with tickets available from

For up to date information about the market follow @thechrismoose – the world’s only tweeting moose (to our knowledge) – on Twitter.

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