Birmingham Nature Centre
Telephone: 0121 472 7775
The Birmingham Nature Centre homes a wide range of animals, both European and from all across the world! Great for a family explore and with Keeper For The Day and Animal Encounter sessions you can get close-up behind the scenes access to them too!
Some of the happy animals on display in large, naturalistic enclosures include charismatic and exciting species like meerkats, lemurs and otters -which tend to be kids' favourites simply because they're so playful! The Centre has a wide collection of endangered reptiles too and it plays an important role in international breeding programmes for them, so there's scope for educational elements if you want to take the trip that way!
The Nature Centre is gradually changing its focus to housing endangered species and focusing on animal conservation and captive breeding programmes.
This will give people a chance to see an increasing amount of rare and exotic species in Birmingham! Exciting but also wonderfully worthwhile.
Feeding times for various enclosures run between 11am and 1pm daily, so be sure to check out what's going on when you first arrive! Whether you are interested in animal conservation or just having a fun day out with the family, the Birmingham Nature Centre offers something for everyone! There's even a private function room which they are happy to host children's birthday parties in, so what are you waiting for? Let's go to the zoo!
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It may be worth checking out Birmingham Nature Centre's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact Birmingham Nature Centre before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
2016 Opening Details:
Summer (commencing the first week of April) 10am to 5pm, last admission 4pm.
Winter (commencing the last weekend of October) 10am to 4pm, last admission 3pm.
The Nature Centre will close for 5 days over the Christmas period.
"are we there yet?"
The Nature Centre is situated on the Pershore Road opposite Pebble Mill Road. Bus routes 45 or 47 from the City Centre. Parking:Car parking is available to the side of the Centre. Access also available through MAC (Midlands Art Centre), entrance off Edgbaston Road- suitable for disabled visitors. Access: Full access for people with mobility difficulties including wheelchair users. No dogs allowed, except guide dogs.
Prices & Admission
Concessions (Senior citizens, students, passport to leisure holders) £4.50
Children 3 to 15 years £3
Children under 3 Free
Family tickets from £12.50
All children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
What are people saying?
If you've had fun on your family day out to Birmingham Nature Centre, tell us about your visit so other people will know it's a great place to go as well.Disappointing time
Visited on 24th February with grandson, nice sunny day, promised my grandson the soft play area after the animals he was really excited. Went to the cafe where we had drinks and lunch and the soft play area was closed for cleaning. Where as I appreciate it has to be kept clean, why would you do it when the nature centre is open with lots of children wanting to go in there, just why??!!
Reviewed by Jacko on 24/02/2016Brill time
Always enjoyed the nature centre anytime I've been with kids.
Reviewed by kirsty on 05/07/2016