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Family Days Out in West Midlands
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Cadbury World
Birmingham
Cadbury World Uncover a world of chocolate delights and enjoy a fascinating, fun-packed day out at Cadbury World!
National Sea Life Centre
Birmingham
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! New Penguin exhibit for 2014!
Dudley Zoo and Castle
Dudley
Dudley Zoo and Castle Lions and tigers to snakes and spiders. Go wild at Dudley Zoo! Come face to face with lemurs as they roam in the trees. Watch amazing Birds of Prey, meet friends on the farm and look out for Ghosts in the Castle! Gift shop, restaurant, face painting and land train.
Birmingham Nature Centre
Birmingham
Birmingham Nature Centre - homes a wide range of animals from across the world. These animals include many charismatic and exciting species like meerkats, lemurs and otters. The Centre has a wide collection of endangered reptiles
Forge Mill Farm
West Bromwich
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.
The Stables Farm Park
Redditch
The Stables Farm Park Working farm on the Old Yarr Estate with activities scheduled throughout the day including Animal Encounters, tractor and trailer rides, plus a giant sandpit and play area for younger children.
Thinktank
Birmingham
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, where you can tour the night sky and fly through the galaxy without stepping a foot outside!
National Motorcycle Museum
Solihull
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
Hartlebury
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
Birmingham
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
Birmingham
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
Coventry
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
Dudley
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.
Kingstanding Leisure Centre
Birmingham
Kingstanding Leisure Centre The water flumes and wave machine are a big hit with kids of all ages and the leisure pool provides fun for all the family.
Malvern Splash
Malvern
Malvern Splash Features a main pool and a teaching pool with leisure facilities including a beach, flume and wave machine!
Crystal Leisure Centre
Stourbridge
Crystal Leisure Centre Waves, Rapids, Slides, Waterfalls, Fansprays and many other water features included, plus normalised swimming facilities and lessons too.
Tudor Grange Sports Centre
Solihull
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
Sutton Coldfield
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
Walsall
Walsall Gala Baths Competition style pool, 5 metre and 3 metre diving boards, 1 metre spring board, brine pool and children's gym.
Worcester Swimming Pool
Worcester
Worcester Swimming Pool Child friendly swimming facilities with diving and kids' fun pools. Diving area has 1 and 3m springboards and a 5m platform.
Cocks Moors Woods
Birmingham
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
Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton Swimming Centre Leisure waters with parasol, air geyser, lagoon burst and bubble area; 2 water slides; lazy river and wave machine.
Chilly Kiddys
Stourbridge
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
Walsall
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 and so much more! We also have 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
Birmingham
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
Birmingham
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
Redditch
Coconut Island Play Centre Offers a superb play experience for children from the under 2s upwards. The main play area has a capacity of 75 children, with a large ball pit, a spooky area and 3 slides. Max height 4ft8.
Hickory Dickorys Playhouse
Birmingham
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 kind in the UK. Balls pools, trampolines, powerful ball canons, numerous fun obstacles
Scallywags Merry Hill
Dudley
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 moreĀ€!
Crystal Leisure Centre Soft Play
Stourbridge
Crystal Leisure Centre Soft Play Fully equipped new soft play structure with dedicated toddler area, two tier junior area with slides, stepping stone run, spider web crawl and inter active light and sound system. Children aged 7 years and under allowed on the equipment.
Go Kidz Go
Wolverhampton
Go Kidz Go 13,000 sq.ft. indoor adventure playground - with soft play (separate area for under 5's), nets, climbing, obstacle courses and aerial run way. Snack bar, with TV and free car park
Funaticz Fun and Fitness Centre
Birmingham
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
Great Bridge
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.
Jitterbugs Party World
Blackheath
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 mini motorised play bikes.
Little Acorns Indoor Play
Worcester
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.
Play Pod
Shirley
Play Pod Three play areas, one for under 11s, one for under 3s and a baby section for under 18 months. Also has mini football, karaoke and dancing areas.
Scallywags Birmingham
Birmingham
Scallywags Birmingham Features in this friendly, bright and colourful facility include a Toddler Village, large main play frame and sports arena.
Spacehoppas
West Bromwich
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
Birmingham
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
Birmingham
Wibbly Wobbly Multi level adventure play structures, toddler zone, elevated sports court, go karts and more. Extra comfy seating!
Great Park Fun Factory
Birmingham
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.
Bizzy Bodiz
Wolverhampton
Bizzy Bodiz Under and over 3s play frames, plus pedal kart track, arcade and even a disco room!
Bizzy Bodiz
Wolverhampton
Bizzy Bodiz Under and over 3s play frames, plus pedal kart track, arcade and even a disco room!
Wacky Warehouse - Broadway
Willenhall
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 - Old House at Home
Birmingham
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
Oldbury
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.
Wacky Warehouse - Rock Hotel
Wolverhampton
Wacky Warehouse - Rock Hotel Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Dudley Canal Tunnels
Dudley
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
Birmingham
Winterbourne House and Garden Restored to its former Edwardian glory, downstairs there are exhibition rooms explaining the fascinating history of the house's former occupants. An interactive train set, toy box and rooms full of antique artefacts. Outside, 7 acres of Botanic Garden to be explored and enjoyed.
BBC Birmingham Public Space
Birmingham
BBC Birmingham Public Space Do you fancy yourself as a TV presenter? Visit us inside The Mailbox and have a go at presenting Newsround or a weather forecast. Have your photo taken with Dr Who's TARDIS and an old Dalek!
The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
Birmingham
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.
Solihull Ice Rink
Solihull
Solihull Ice Rink Family & Disco Sessions, Skating Lessons, Parent & Toddler Classes, Children's Birthday Parties, Function rooms for hire, discounted rates for groups! - Open all year round, 7 days a week!
Creation Indoor Climbing Centre
Birmingham
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
Birmingham
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
Birmingham
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
Wolverhampton
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
West Bromwich
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 aren⣣t 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.
Umberslade Adventure
Hockley Heath
Umberslade Adventure Provides a fun outdoor play area for all ages with a wide range of physical and educational experiences. These include our 420ft Zip line, low ropes course, commando course, nature trails, bush craft, camping and fishing.
Adventure Island Mini Golf
Birmingham
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!
The Sun Valley Canoeing Co
Kingswinford
The Sun Valley Canoeing Co has been running since 1988 and specialises in Canadian-style canoe trips. On every trip there is a guide, who will supply you with the buoyancy aids, give you tuition before you set off, and accompany you down the river if required!
Ledene Golf Centre
Wolverhampton
Ledene Golf Centre Introduces your 3+ child to the enjoyable sport of golf, which is fun for the whole family. The centre's excellent Par 3 golf course and heated driving range is the perfect environment allowing your family to have fun and keep fit.
Quasar Elite Birmingham
Birmingham
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
Birmingham
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.
Tenpin Birmingham Star City
Birmingham
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
Coventry
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
Wolverhampton
AMF Hollywood Bowl Bentley Bridge Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
AMF Hollywood Bowl Birmingham
Birmingham
AMF Hollywood Bowl Birmingham Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
1st Bowl Stirchley
Birmingham
1st Bowl Stirchley Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Bowlplex Birmingham
Birmingham
Bowlplex Birmingham Family friendly tenpin bowling, with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids.
Bowlplex Dudley
Dudley
Bowlplex Dudley Family friendly tenpin bowling, with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids.
Grand Prix Karting
Birmingham
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
Birmingham
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
Coseley
Cannon Raceway Junior kart racing and laser tag, in a safe and professional environment. Excellent standards of both equipment and safety.
F1 Karting West Midlands
Birmingham
F1 Karting West Midlands 8+ only. Karting race events, training and parties. Race up to 40mph in their 200cc biz karts. Their track is 400m long with 100m main straight.
Ace Karting Plus Indoor Race Track
Walsall
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.
Birmingham Treasure Trail
Birmingham
Birmingham Treasure Trail Explore the streets of Birmingham on this self guided Mystery Themed Treasure Trail walk. The Trail starts at Snow Hill Train Station and takes you through Victoria Square via St Philip’s Cathedral and Chamberlain square. Explore the historic gems of Birmingham, and see if you can solve the mystery!
Bournville Treasure Trail
Bournville
Bournville Treasure Trail A fun walking Trail exploring this fascinating planned village, centred on the Cadbury’s factory, with a puzzle for you all to solve and the prospect of a bar of chocolate to finish!
Echills Wood Railway
Sutton Coldfield
Echills Wood Railway Circular tour with optional change at picnic station for trains to Far Leys car park, using a variety of 7 and quarter inch gauge steam, diesel and electric locomotives.
Leasowes Park
Halesowen
Leasowes Park Covering 143 Acres, including Halesowen Golf Club, it consists of steeply wooded hillsides, rolling grasslands, small lakes, and streams incising their way through two narrow valleys.
Saltwells Local Nature Reserve
Dudley
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
West Bromwich
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
Sutton Coldfield
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
Coventry
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
Birmingham
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
Birmingham
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
Wolverhampton
Phoenix Park Adventure playground, sensory garden and fitness equipment are dotted about this picturesque freebie.
Worcester Woods Country Park
Worcester
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
Birmingham
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
Birmingham
Lickey Hills Country Park Activities include the visitor centre, circular walk, sculpture trail, play park and plenty of open space to ramble and explore.
Sutton Park
Birmingham
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
Dudley
Sycamore Green Adventure Centre Indoor and outdoor adventure play including water games, trampoline, desert island with ship wreck, sand pit and hammocks, a forest area including tepees and fire pit plus a racing track!
IMAX Cinema Birmingham
Birmingham
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
Malvern
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.
Clay and Play
Birmingham
Clay and Play is a paint your own pottery shop. We have an extensive range of items to choose from. You paint it then we glaze and fire it in our kiln. Its then ready to collect 5-7 days later. We can post them to you for a small extra cost.
Star City Birmingham
Birmingham
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!
Four Ashes Golf Centre
Solihull
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!

Thanks for all the great things to do in West Midlands with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in West Midlands can enjoy the great day out as well.



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