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Things To Do & Days Out in West Midlands
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Cadbury World Uncover a world of chocolate delights and enjoy a fascinating, fun packed day out at Cadbury World!
National Sea Life Centre Escape city life and step into tropical paradise of an aquarium in the heart of the buzzing city of Birmingham. At the National SEA LIFE centre you can take an amazing marine voyage beneath the waves and experience so much more! Sea Stars!
Dudley Zoo and Castle Lions and Tigers to Snakes and Spiders: Go Wild at Dudley Zoological Gardens. Enjoy keeper talks to learn about the important conservation projects we carry out. Dine in our licensed restaurant. Land train, fair, chairlift, face painting and more!
Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park homes a wide range of animals from across the world. including many children's favourites like meerkats, lemurs and otters. The Centre has a wide collection of endangered reptiles and you can get Animal Encounters or be Keep For A Day, too!
The Falconry Centre A Falconry centre with over 70 birds of prey, including various species of Falcon, Owl, Eagle, Kite, Buzzard and Vulture. Daily flying display at 1pm, plus a chance to get close to some of these amazing birds. Experiences offered too.
Forge Mill Farm is one of two farm visitor centres within Sandwell Valley Country Park. It is a working dairy farm where the main attraction is the herd of rare breed Hereford Cows.
Umberslade Farm Park Young visitors have the opportunity to get close to a wide range of farm animals from the tiniest chickens to the statuesque Shire horses, with hands-on activities and play zones.
Northycote Farm and Country Park A tudor farm, steeped in history, surrounded by a lovely park that is full of informal walks with plenty of wildlife to enjoy. Farm animals to meet include sheep, pigs, and cattle. Free to visit. A charge for some events.
Thinktank From steam engines to intestines, this exciting museum has over 200 hands-on displays on science and technology from the past, present and future. This includes the state-of-the-art Planetarium and outdoor Science Garden!
National Motorcycle Museum Recognised as the finest and largest motorcycle museum in the world, it is a place where "Legends Live On" and it is a tribute to and a living record of this once great British industry that dominated world markets for some sixty years.
Hartlebury Castle and Museum Whether you are looking for a trip down memory lane, a chance to learn something new, a peaceful stroll through nature or a nice cup of tea and a cake, Hartlebury Castle has it all. Hosting exciting events throughout the year a great day out for all the family.
Birmingham Museum and Gallery They offer a series of family oriented galleries and displays, with additional family and kids' activities every weekend on a drop in basis.
Selly Manor Museum Today, Selly Manor is home to fascinating furniture collections. Not for very young children, this is nonetheless a family friendly site which also hosts a variety of annual open days, workshops, exhibitions and popular educational tours.
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum Visit us and immerse yourself in arts, history and culture. Winner of the Guardian Family Friendly Museum Award 2010 we have a selection of free galleries and exhibitions, which, with the array of ongoing workshops and events, makes for a great day out for the whole family to enjoy.
Black Country Living Museum 26 acres of award winning open air museum comprising village, live period craft, underground mining experience and tram rides, plus plenty more.
Pen Museum Our Museum is a chance to immerse yourself in the exciting world of pens and calligraphy and explore our amazing collection of over 5,000 objects related to the Birmingham steel pen trade and the history of writing.
Walsall Leather Museum A fascinating working museum set in a restored leather factory, where you can watch live demonstrations of traditional leather craft and maybe have a go yourself! Guided tours available. Free to visit.
Wolves Museum A modern, interactive museum that offers a fun packed football experience for all the family. Take a penalty against a legendary keeper, or have a go in goal yourself. You don’t have to be a Wolves fan to enjoy it!
Bilston Craft Gallery A gallery full of contemporary craft, displays of historic items, plus events for all ages. Great inspiration for your little art fans as you can hold and touch a number of items. Free to visit.
Newman Brothers Coffin Works is a Victorian factory time-capsule! Tour guides reveal the stories of the workers and demonstrate the original machinery. Kid friendly with family trails and regular school holiday events.
Wonderful World of Trains and Planes is a fascinating and unique family attraction for lovers of trains, planes and automobiles!
Wolverhampton Art Gallery is an opportunity for kids to explore, discover and get involved with art from 300 years ago. A cafe is available and workshops and activities are on daily.
Bantock House and Museum is a restored to its Edwardian glory. Bantock House is a hidden treasure set within 43 acres of parkland and surrounded by delightful formal gardens.
Kingstanding Leisure Centre Wave Machine and Slide currently out of order! Standard swimming facilities still open.
Malvern Splash Features a main pool and a teaching pool with leisure facilities including a beach, flume and wave machine! You can also get swimming lessons here and do lane swim or family inflatable fun swim sessions!
Crystal Leisure Centre Waves, Rapids, Slides, Waterfalls, Fansprays and many other fun water features render this leisure pool a wet wonderland for kids! Plus normalised swimming facilities and lessons too if you can prise them off the slides!
Tudor Grange Sports Centre Standard swimming and teaching facility also with separate diving pool equipped with 1 and 3m springboards and a 5m platform. There are more sporting opportunities besides.
Wyndley Leisure Centre Swimming facilities boasting diving pool with 1, 3 and 5m diving boards! There are also plenty of options of younger children including a playroom and kiddies' gym programme.
Walsall Gala Baths Baths with competition style pool, 5 metre and 3 metre diving boards, 1 metre springboard, plus a relaxing brine pool, and children's gym with specially designed gym sessions for kids. Free swimming for under 16s!
Cocks Moors Woods Leisure pool features a wave machine, a 50 metre flume, interactive water features, baby pool and beach entry. Soft play facility and other sporting opportunities also available.
Wolverhampton Swimming Centre Swimming and fitness centre offering leisure waters with parasol, air geyser, lagoon burst and bubble area, 2 water slides, lazy river, and a wave machine! Parties catered for, plus there’s a soft play facility.
Chilly Kiddys is an indoor fun filled play and party centre for kids of all ages (grown ups too!). It is one of the biggest and most exciting play areas in the West Midlands with over 8,000 square feet of endless fun!
Crash Bang Wallop We have a giant main play area including firing cannons, a double helix tunnel slide, a huge wavy slide!, log ramps and ball pits plus our own sports area, separate toddler areas and a car track! New Sensory Room particularly beneficial to children with special needs.
Wacky Warehouse - Fort Jester Indoor play area with particularly excellent disabled facilities throughout, featuring loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Plus outdoor children's play area too!
Treasure Island Play Centre A themed kids' indoor soft play centre with main frame and under 4s areas plus sports court, with new additions including role-play area, dress up area, reading corner and a fun educational area.
Coconut Island Play Centre Offers a superb play experience for children from the under 2s up to those who are 4' 8". The main play area has a capacity of 75 children, with a large ball pit, a spooky area and 3 slides!
Hickory Dickorys Playhouse Huge soft play frame areas packed with entertainment. Separate play areas for under 12s and under 5s. 8 slides including one of the highest indoor slides of its type in the UK. Balls pools, trampolines, powerful ball cannons, numerous fun obstacles
Scallywags Merry Hill is an Indoor Play Centre offering play facilities for children up to 8 years of age with tube slides, biff bash, rollers, zig zag climb plus much moreÂÂÂ!
Crystal Leisure Centre Soft Play Fully equipped new soft play suite with dedicated toddler area, 2 tier junior area with slides, stepping stone run, spider web crawl and a cool interactive light and sound system! For under 7s.
Funaticz Fun and Fitness Centre All weather play centre for children up to age 12 with huge 5 tier play frame, drop slides, assault course and more. Separate area for toddlers, themed party rooms, cafe and seating area and a fitness studio. Children's classes include Urban Street Dance and kick boxing.
Jitterbugs Party World 2 segregated play areas especially for the under 3's, plus 3 levels of soft play equipment, which reach an amazing 6 metres high with a great 4 lane Astra slide, superb twisting spiral slide, multi-skilled climbing wall and motorised play bikes.
Little Acorns Indoor Play has a capacity of over 200 children and includes; three tier main adventure play area, featuring 4m wavy slide, spiral tube slide, interactive features and games, rock climb traversing wall and sports court.
Scallywags Birmingham Features in this friendly, bright and colourful facility include a Toddler Village, large main play frame and sports arena.
Spacehoppas Thrilling and atmospheric, this is custom designed space themed play in three section for under 3s, 3 to 5s, and over 5s so nobody gets squished.
Tumble Jungle A brilliant indoor adventure playground where the kids can let off steam regardless of the weather. Astra and drop slides, ball pools, and can you complete the Tumble Jungle Run?
Wibbly Wobbly Multi level adventure play structures, toddler zone, elevated sports court, go karts and more. Extra comfy seating!
Great Park Fun Factory Multi level soft play adventure with plenty of classic fun features to entertain and exhaust and a separate baby area, attached to a family friendly restaurant.
Wacky Warehouse - Broadway Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Plus beer garden.
Wacky Warehouse - Horse and Jockey Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Wacky Warehouse - Old House at Home Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Wacky Warehouse - One and Two Halves Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, with craft sessions too. Attached to a family restaurant with great new piratey menu! Arr!
Wacky Warehouse - Rock Hotel Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Jungle Boogie A great soft play centre that is ideal for younger children. An exciting jungle themed play frame, with plenty to keep kids of all ages amused, from newborns to 10 year olds.
Adventureland A great indoor play centre with lots of fun equipment to climb over, crawl under, slide down and tunnel through. Playframe will also hold adults! There is also a climbing wall.
Haystacks Play Barn A family run indoor activity centre for kids aged up to 8 years of age. A range of soft play and fun sensory activities, plus an outdoor play area. They do birthday parties too!
Dizzy Kidz A circus theme indoor play area for children up to 12 years of age. Multi level play with ball pits, slides, ball cannons, monkey bars, dizzy discs and more! Soft play area for babies and toddlers. They do parties too.
Monster Mayhem Monster themed soft play facility with multi level climbing frame, interactive zone for toddlers, kiddie Quad Bikes and elevated football pitch. Plus the numerous other delights of Star City!
Teenie Weenies is located in the heart of Birmingham opposite Selfridges. It offers a soft play facility (stacked with activities), a creche to leave your children, a party room to cater for those special moments and an onsite cafeteria.
Just Play Multi level adventure climbing maze with babies', toddlers' and juniors' zones, all full of colourful physical play fun! Plus parties, cool classes and fun events.
Dudley Canal Tunnels Is an opportunity to travel the complete length of Dudley Tunnel and also visit Dudley's famous Limestone Mines. Looks like a great family day out in the Midlands.
Winterbourne House and Garden Restored to its former Edwardian glory, two floors of exhibition rooms explain the fascinating history of the house's former occupants plus interactive train set, audio exhibits and rooms full of antique artefacts. Outside, 7 acres of Botanic Garden can be explored and enjoyed.
BBC Birmingham Visitor Centre Do you fancy yourself as a TV presenter? Visit us inside The Mailbox and have a go at presenting Newsround, Midlands Today or a weather forecast. Have your photo taken with Dr Who's TARDIS and an old Dalek!
The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter A time capsule of past trade, with fascinating insight into Birmingham's renowned jewellery and metalworking heritage. Includes live demonstrations at the jeweller's bench showing how the Smith and Pepper bangle was made.
Himley Hall and Park An imposing 18th century building set in 180 acres of grounds that were landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown. Hall open for events and exhibitions during spring and summer. The parkland is open throughout the year and free to visit.
Aston Hall is a historical hall that still bears the scars of England's Civil War.
Soho House gives you and your family a fascinating look into the house of a man who loved new inventions!
Solihull Ice Rink Full sized indoor skate rink offering Family and Disco Sessions, Skating lessons, Parent and Toddler classes, plus Children’s birthday parties! Open daily throughout the year. So no excuses get your skates on for some fantastic family fun!
Creation Indoor Climbing Centre A friendly start point for your cool new hobby: indoor climbing facility featuring dedicated and supportive kids' clubs, bouldering, lessons and taster sessions, abseiling, lead rope, slabs and overhangs.
Ackers Adventure is an outdoor activity centre only 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham. We offer a wide range of activities for all ages (4+) and abilities. These include skiing, tobogganing, climbing, canoeing , kayaking, archery, jungle challenge, birthday parties, school holiday clubs, lessons, clubs, courses, events...
Twin Peaks Indoor Climbing Walls The perfect venue for some fun climbing, an activity that's proven to develop not only the body but the mind too. All levels catered for, special session for under 6s.
Wolf Mountain Progressive climbing 'cub course' starts at age 8: the courses focus on safety, competence, equipment, basic indoor climbing skills, centre etiquette and above all having fun!
Boulder Central Indoor Climbing An indoor climbing centre suitable for all ages. We offer family taster sessions, kids' groups, learn to climb courses and birthday parties. If you are not so keen on climbing but want your child to experience it, our cafe area is the perfect place to relax while your kids have fun.
Quest Exciting family entertainment centre with 6 unique attractions to choose from. Soft play, and Sky Tykes for kids under 6, Nerf Blaster Target range and Nerf arena, plus Mini Golf for all and Altitude for the daring!
Portway Climbing Wall is a state of the art rope climbing wall for the West Midlands based inside Portway Lifestyle Centre in Oldbury. We have lots of kids activities to offer from climbing courses to parties. Please enquire.
Redpoint Birmingham is a great climbing opportunity for beginners or experts!
The Sun Valley Canoeing Co On every Canadian style canoe trip a guide will supply you with buoyancy aids and tuition and accompany you down the river! A magnificent opportunity to experience Shropshire's natural beauty.
Wakelake A wakeboarding centre located at the reservoir in Chasewater Country Park, which also offers zorbing, and thrilling donut rides on the cables! All equipment provided, plus a full briefing by a friendly instructor and a hot shower after!
Air Space Wolverhampton - is over 100 interconnected trampolines! Join in with Dodgeball, Football, Basketball, general mega freestyle bouncing! High impact, high fun.
Boing Zone Not only an epic trampoline park with foam pit, airbag, dodgeball, slam dunk and battle beam, but also home to a 12D theatre! Special effects you won't believe and superhuman jumping: it's all win!
Flip Out Sandwell is a indoor trampoline park for the whole family. They have a designated under 5s area as well as main arena, foam pits, battle beams, slam dunk, Flip street and more. On site free car park and cafe!
Tenpin Birmingham Star City is a bowling centre located in Watson Road. We have 22 modern fully computerised lanes, American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe for some delicious meal and snack options and a fully licensed bar with Sky Sports for the adults.
Tenpin Coventry is a bowling centre located Cross point business park, Olivier way. We have 34 modern fully computerised lanes, American and English Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Bentley Bridge Kids can use the ramps and bumpers to knock their game up a notch, so wear your lucky socks to stand a chance! Plus exciting video, skill and redemption gaming, and cafe diner.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Birmingham Classic tenpin bowling is the great equaliser: most adults pretty much suck at it and most kids are quite content to use the gutter bumpers and ball roller ramps to get an edge! 26 lanes plus pool, arcade and diner.
PSL Bowling Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards plus access the cool UV effect sessions: Glow Bowling! Plus a small kids' soft play area too, so even bring the baby!
Bowlplex Birmingham Family friendly tenpin bowling, with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids.
Bowlplex Dudley Family friendly tenpin bowling, with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids.
Grand Prix Karting Karting experience for kids with new lower age limit, welcoming member drivers from 8 years! A fantastic memorable achievement for kids, and maybe the start of lifelong interest.
Teamworks Karting Birmingham For 8+: a fleet of karts are specially designed to allow youngsters to race at their own pace. They can limit the power for younger drivers as they learn how to drive, and teach all the skills needed to win on the track. They also do parties!
Cannon Raceway Junior kart racing and laser tag, in a safe and professional environment. Excellent standards of both equipment and safety!
Ace Karting Plus Indoor Race Track Indoor Go-Kart Track - has the best value karting thrills in the Midlands for adults and kids aged 4 yrs and over. Standard karting events are available for 8yrs upwards. Brand new Cub go karts for 4-7 year olds.
Teamworks Karting Halesowen An exciting indoor karting circuit that can be enjoyed by all ability levels. Kids get to drive a specially designed kart that can have the power limited remotely until their skills and confidence have increased. For ages 8 and older.
TeamSport Indoor Karting Birmingham is an indoor karting experience in Birmingham available for families with kids aged 8 years and above, to come along and take on 1000m of fun fuelled activities whatever the weather!
The Birmingham Mystery Treasure Trail Explore the streets of Birmingham on this self guided themed Treasure Trail. Suitable for the whole family, follow the route whilst solving the clues set on buildings, statues and monuments to find the location of the long lost treasure!
Bournville Treasure Hunt Trail The kids will love exploring this real life model village as they solve the clues on this treasure hunt themed Trail centred on the Cadbury’s factory - there’s a lot to discover as the whole family solves the clues!
Baggeridge Miniature Railway A charming miniature gauge railway runs through the lovely park, with supporting acts including adventure playground, mountain biking, nature trails, fishing, horse riding and orienteering!
Echills Wood Railway The train ride consists of a circular tour with optional change at Far Leys for adventure playground, summer paddle boats and car park, You can travel on a variety of 7 1/4 inch gauge steam, diesel and electric locomotives. The complete journey time is approx 20 minutes.
Leasowes Park Wild, isolated and designed by a poet, this 18th century green space endures as a cherished oasis of wilderness in an otherwise industrialised area. Lusciously green and spacious, great for exploring!
Saltwells Local Nature Reserve One of the UK's largest urban Nature Reserves at a whopping 247 acres including a wide range of habitats great for exploring and nature spotting: woodlands, grasslands, heath land and wetlands plus formal Nature and Sculpture Trails. Get your wellies on then!
Sandwell Valley Country Park is a great place to spend the day with the family. As well as two working farm visitor centres, we have an adventure playground, an aerial assault course, picnic areas, crazy golf, pitch and putt, tennis courts, miles of footpaths and fantastic nature areas for you to explore.
Kingsbury Water Park Over 600 acres of countryside to explore with woodland, lakes and meadows. A safe place to explore on foot or bicycle with surfaced, level paths. Two adventure play areas, bird hides and miniature railway. Have a go at our Orienteering course or try fishing.
Ryton Pools Country Park There's lots of fun to be had at this family friendly country park! With play areas, cycling and walking on surfaced paths and a large picnic meadow you can't go wrong for a family day out! Look out for our Events Calendar for Ranger-led activities throughout the year for the whole family.
Cannon Hill Park an ideal venue for families, with children's play areas and boats for hire on the lake in the summer! There are plenty of picnic areas and refreshments are available. 10 year Green Flag Awarded!
Sheldon Country Park Old Rectory Farm has been fully restored and operates as a demonstration farm, showing city dwellers traditional methods of farming. animals kept at the farm include Jersey cattle, pigs, goats, ponies, ducks, chickens and geese. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in...
Phoenix Park Adventure playground, sensory garden and fitness equipment are dotted about this picturesque freebie.
Worcester Woods Country Park Set within stunning 100 acres of woodland and meadows, Worcester Woods Country Park is a Green Flag awarded site, with excellent cafe and facilities open all year round.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens Fifteen acres of safe, secure, clean landscaped gardens with lawns and four glasshouses for children to explore. Indoor and outdoor activities for children and all the family. Picnic areas, outdoor theatre and music during the summer months.
Lickey Hills Country Park Activities include Tri Golf fun course, adventure playground, the visitor centre where you can pick up trail maps for the circular walk and sculpture trail, plus plenty of open space to ramble and explore.
Sutton Park Visitors can enjoy rambling, jogging, angling, nature watching, orienteering, picnicking and several play areas. The visitor centre offers displays, exhibitions and information to help plan your day.
Sycamore Green Adventure Centre is an amazing adventure playground in Dudley offering a wealth of play opportunities for children in our outdoor and indoor play space. A cafe is also available. The adventure playground is only open at specific times.
Umberslade Adventure Provides a fun outdoor play area for all ages with a wide range of physical and educational experiences. These include a 420ft Zip line, Low Ropes Course,15m tree climbing, Archery, Commando Course, Nature Trails, Bushcraft, camping and fishing.
Baggeridge Country Park A lovely park that is free to visit and contains a huge variety of vegetation and wildlife. Activities available include an aerial ropes course and a miniature railway. Several park trails to walk or cycle, and a great children’s play park too!
IMAX Cinema Birmingham The biggest movie screen in the Midlands: as high as a five storey building and as wide as four buses. The great range of fantastic IMAX 2D and 3D films will put you right in the heart of the action.
Green Frog Pottery Come and have fun painting your own design on a piece of pottery. There are lots of things to choose from, including mugs, plates and bowls, money boxes, treasure boxes, animals, cupcakes, dragons, pirates, aliens, fairies, princesses and much more! Great fun for all the family.
Codsall Hive Craft and Ceramic Studio is a mecca for all things creative. Decopatch, pottery painting, clay sculpting, toddler arts and crafts, adult craft evenings, holiday workshops plus much more there's something for all ages and abilities plus great Illy Coffee and homemade cakes. We also offer Arty Parties.
Cafe Craft is a crafts studio where adults and children can do various crafts such as pottery paining, jewellery making and decopatch.
Potsy Pamsy Paint A Pot Studio Potsy Pamsy is a place where children of all ages can explore their creativity.
Star City Birmingham A staggering array of family fun venues under one (enormous!) roof, from bowling and laser tag to mini golf and dodgems, to the cinema, football and indoor climbing!
Craftplay A creative play project where kids can discover messy and sensory activities, play with unusual materials, and stretch their imaginations! Weekly family groups, plus dedicated sessions for younger kids, and additional sessions at weekends and during school holidays.
Unit3sixty Indoor Skatepark Welcoming BMX riders, skateboarders, scooter riders and inline skaters to shredding territory! David and Goliath Bowls, Death Star Capsule, street plaza and more plus intensive camps and a DJ School!
Quasar Elite Birmingham Quasar is a fun and safe game where each player wears a luminous vest and carries a laser pistol while roaming around in a multi-level maze. The object of each game is simply to laser tag as many people as you can in the set time. Kids go crazy for it! Tenpin bowling also on site.
Laser Station Bruise-less battle fun for the whole family, tracking down mean old aliens! Explore the arena with the kids, packing infra red combat equipment for a zero contact showdown! For over 6s.
Laser Quest Coventry Exhilarating laser tag in a 21st century battle zone for ages 7 and up! Stalk your opponents with infra red equipment: no mess, no bruises, just fun! Plus Junior Commandos on Saturday mornings!
Laser Quest Stourbridge is the world's oldest laser tag arena, also happening to offer the most cutting edge equipment available to play this modern combination of tag and laser guns, surrounded by features and special effects! For over 7s.
TeamSport Laser Tag Birmingham The only multilevel indoor laser tag arena in Birmingham with plenty of missions to keep the family entertained all day long!
Adventure Island Mini Golf The courses have been built across 3 levels and wind past palm trees and volcanoes, through caves, behind waterfalls and through Tiki Villages providing a fantastic and fun leisure experience for all!
Four Ashes Golf Centre offers a 12 hole crazy putting course suitable for all the family, plus floodlit driving range, short game practice area and golfing kids' parties held in the Caddyshack with a wet weather option. Fore!