Cadbury World (4 miles)
Loads to see and do for - from learning how your favourite choccy is made and discovering the fascinating story of Cadbury chocolate, to playing in choccy rain and adding your favourite treat to a delicious pot of warm liquid Cadbury Dairy Milk.
National Sea Life Centre (< 1 mile)
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!
Birmingham Nature Centre (2 miles)
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
Dudley Zoo and Castle (8 miles)
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.
West Midland Safari Park (18 miles)
West Midland Safari Park
The Park combines four-miles of self-drive safari, including UKâs largest pride of White Lions, plus Elephant, Rhino, Cheetah, Giraffe, etc. Plus, Discovery Trail, Penguin Cove, African Village, Walk-through Lemurs, live shows, family rides, shops and restaurants. Voted the Best Attraction in the West...
Forge Mill Farm (5 miles)
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 (15 miles)
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 (< 1 mile)
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!
Birmingham Museum and Gallery (< 1 mile)
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 (4 miles)
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.
National Motorcycle Museum (8 miles)
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.
Black Country Living Museum (8 miles)
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.
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum (17 miles)
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.
Hartlebury Castle and Museum (18 miles)
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.
Kingstanding Leisure Centre (4 miles)
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.
Cocks Moors Woods (4 miles)
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.
Wyndley Leisure Centre (6 miles)
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.
Tudor Grange Sports Centre (6 miles)
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.
Walsall Gala Baths (8 miles)
Walsall Gala Baths
Competition style pool, 5 metre and 3 metre diving boards, 1 metre spring board, brine pool and children's gym.
Crystal Leisure Centre (11 miles)
Crystal Leisure Centre
Waves, Rapids, Slides, Waterfalls, Fansprays and many other water features included, plus normalised swimming facilities and lessons too.
Wolverhampton Swimming Centre (11 miles)
Wolverhampton Swimming Centre
Leisure waters with parasol, air geyser, lagoon burst and bubble area; 2 water slides; lazy river and wave machine.
Worcester Swimming Pool (24 miles)
Worcester Swimming Pool
Child friendly swimming facilities with diving and kids' fun pools. Diving area has 1 and 3m springboards and a 5m platform.
Malvern Splash (32 miles)
Features a main pool and a teaching pool with leisure facilities including a beach, flume and wave machine!
Hickory Dickorys Playhouse (3 miles)
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
Funaticz Fun and Fitness Centre (3 miles)
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.
Wacky Warehouse - Old House at Home (3 miles)
Scallywags Birmingham (3 miles)
Features in this friendly, bright and colourful facility include a Toddler Village, large main play frame and sports arena.
Wibbly Wobbly (4 miles)
Multi level adventure play structures, toddler zone, elevated sports court, go karts and more. Extra comfy seating!
Tumble Jungle (4 miles)
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?
Wacky Warehouse - Fort Jester (5 miles)
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 (5 miles)
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.
Play Pod (5 miles)
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.
Wacky Warehouse - One and Two Halves (6 miles)
Spacehoppas (6 miles)
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.
Jitterbugs Party World (6 miles)
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.
Jitterbugs Party World (7 miles)
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.
Great Park Fun Factory (7 miles)
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.
Scallywags Merry Hill (9 miles)
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 more!
Chilly Kiddys (11 miles)
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 (11 miles)
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.
Go Kidz Go (11 miles)
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
Crystal Leisure Centre Soft Play (11 miles)
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.
Bizzy Bodiz (11 miles)
Under and over 3s play frames, plus pedal kart track, arcade and even a disco room!
Bizzy Bodiz (11 miles)
Under and over 3s play frames, plus pedal kart track, arcade and even a disco room!
Wacky Warehouse - Broadway (11 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Broadway
Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Plus beer garden.
Coconut Island Play Centre (12 miles)
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.
Wacky Warehouse - Rock Hotel (14 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Rock Hotel
Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Fourways Play Centre (16 miles)
Fourways Play Centre
The Midlands' newest, most up-to-date children’s indoor soft play with a multi-tiered soft play centre, providing a safe, secure and stimulating play environment, catering for children from 0 to12 years, with dedicated play zones for babies, toddlers and juniors and comfortable seating for the...
Little Acorns Indoor Play (25 miles)
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.
Dudley Canal Tunnels (9 miles)
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Best Beaches near Birmingham 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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