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Zoos and Wildlife Parks near to Birmingham
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National Sea Life Centre (< 1 mile)
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!
Birmingham Nature Centre (2 miles)
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
Dudley Zoo and Castle (8 miles)
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.
Plantasia (17 miles)
Atherstone
Plantasia Explore the UK’s largest collection of permanent mazes, feed the carp, visit the animal field, clamber over the tree top trail, explore the woodland walk or just sit and enjoy the colours, sounds and smells of nature. Spread over 30 acres, there is plenty of room for all that energy.
Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone (18 miles)
Stafford
Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone Our Animal Zone houses a varied collection of animals and birds from around the world. See our own Meerkat family and count their babies, watch our Red Lemurs playing outside in their enclosure and see our Wallabies, Raccoon Dogs and all the other animals, which bring animals of the world into one place.
West Midland Safari Park (18 miles)
Bewdley
West Midland Safari Park Voted the Best Attraction in the West Midlands by Kids and Parents, thePark combines four-miles of self-drive safari, including UK’s largest pride of White Lions, plus Elephant, Rhino, Cheetah, Giraffe, etc. Plus, Discovery Trail, Penguin Cove, African Village, Walk-through Lemurs, live shows, family...
Twycross Zoo (19 miles)
Atherstone
Twycross Zoo Set in 80 acres of parkland and known worldwide for its apes and monkeys this conservation centre breeds endangered species and many more to observe. Make sure you see the Penguins at feeding time and check out the Lemur Walk-through enclosure, the Amur leopard exhibit, Sri Lankan elephant walkway, Himalayan...
Tropical Birdland (27 miles)
Desford
Tropical Birdland Come and see hundreds of beautiful and exotic birds. Wander around their walk through aviary. There is a new adventure playground, also several way marked trails around the 6 acres of woodland, plus explore the koi pond and water gardens.
Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre (30 miles)
Eccleshall
Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre is a small sanctuary for unwanted and mistreated exotic animals and birds of prey. Home to a wide variety of creatures including, Owls, Hawks, Snakes, Monkeys, Raccoons, Wild cats, Lizards,Fruit bats, Falcons, Terrapins and much more it's a great afternoon out for the family.
Cotswold Falconry Centre (34 miles)
Moreton In Marsh
Cotswold Falconry Centre Birds of prey are constantly showing off their skills at this amazing centre, where breeding and conservation are of paramount importance. Many different types of birds of prey are on display here, including eagles, hawks, owls and falcons.
Monkey Forest (35 miles)
Trentham
Monkey Forest Unique to the UK! The only place you can walk amongst 140 free roaming Barbary macaques in 60 acres of beautiful English forest. Guides are located on the three quarter mile path to inform you of all the monkeys’ behaviour ensuring you have an exciting and memorable day.
Holdenby Falconry Centre (40 miles)
Holdenby
Holdenby Falconry Centre The Falconry Centre contains many species of birds of prey, flown by the resident Falconer. Some of the beautiful birds are pictured below. There may be a chance to fly them yourself.
Blackbrook Zoological Park (40 miles)
Winkhill
Blackbrook Zoological Park They have a wealth of attractions on offer to see, including rare birds, unusual animals, reptiles, insects, kid's favourite Lemur Lodge, Pelican Cove, Swan Lake and the utterly charming World of Penguins!
Catanger Llama Trekking (41 miles)
Towcester
Catanger Llama Trekking Although you can't actually ride them, these lovely pack animals will willingly carry your rucksack, whilst you enjoy the beautiful scenery. What better way to get away from it all than by leading a gentle llama along bridleways, farm tracks and country lanes. A perfect way to de-stress.
Birdland Park and Gardens (42 miles)
Bourton-on-the-Water
Birdland Park and Gardens For fantastic family fun and excitement, enjoy a day at one of the UK's biggest bird gardens, discover a beautiful natural setting of woodland, river and water gardens that are inhabited by over 500 birds, flamingos, pelicans, colourful parrots to laughing kookaburras and magical owls.
International Centre for Birds of Prey (45 miles)
Newent
International Centre for Birds of Prey Three flying demonstrations with commentary, every day. The Centre caters for school visits, and is renowned for its expertise in education, conservation and training. Courses in falconry and photography are available. Shop, cafe, education facilities, attractive gardens and picnic areas.
Matlock Bath Aquarium (47 miles)
Matlock Bath
Matlock Bath Aquarium offer a rather eclectic mix of public aquarium plus thermal carp pool, petrifying well, gemstone and fossil display, vintage chinaware collection, regional history exhibition and one of the largest public displays of Holograms in Europe!
Crocodiles of the World (50 miles)
Brize Norton
Crocodiles of the World Crocodiles of the World is the UK's only crocodile zoo. We're home to more than 100 crocodiles, alligators and caimans from 14 different species of crocodilian. Crocodiles of the World is now open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm all year round including Bank Holidays; we are closed on Christmas...
Reaseheath Zoo (50 miles)
Nantwich
Reaseheath Zoo A teaching zoo open to the public in the summer and other dates during the year. It has specialist rooms for reptiles, amphibians, and fish as well as indoor and outdoor mammal enclosures.
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens (50 miles)
Burford
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens has over 260 animal species in over 160 acres of stunning gardens and parkland. Giraffe Walkway, Lemur Walk-through exhibit, Train, Adventure Playground, Picnic Areas, Children's Farmyard, Brass Rubbing, Tropical House, Reptile House, Bat House and Insect House.
Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo (54 miles)
Ross-on-Wye
Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo Experience the delight of nature's most serene and beautiful wildlife. At the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo you can walk with free-flying exotic butterflies and see them supping nectar, finding their mates and laying eggs.
Llama Trekking at Old King Street Farm (56 miles)
Hereford
Llama Trekking at Old King Street Farm Llama trekking is fast becoming a 'must-do' activity. Bond with your llama, get to know him and take him on a walk in the glorious countryside of south west Herefordshire. If travelling from further afield, why not take a two day stay in one of our holiday cottages?
Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre (58 miles)
Cotebrook
Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre Shire Horses are the focus but there are many more spices to visit with and learn about too from mini Shetland ponies to Polecats and Otters!
Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park (59 miles)
High Peak
Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park From the giant otter to polecats and free-roaming deer, there's something for all the family at the Chestnut Centre. In beautiful grounds of the Derbyshire Peak district, with a stream running through the valley, home to four species of otter, owls, pine martens, foxes, Scottish wildcats, sika and...
Cheshire Falconry (60 miles)
Northwich
Cheshire Falconry Enjoy the Junior Owl Experience at the Cheshire Falconry Centre. Using the most calm and tolerant birds of prey in the collection, children will have the experience of a lifetime as they fly an owl for the first time.
Forge Mill Farm (5 miles)
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 (15 miles)
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.
Cadbury World (4 miles)
Birmingham
Cadbury World is choc loads of fun, in Bournville. Come and experience the magic, making and history of Cadbury chocolate. With the World's Biggest Cadbury Shop, Cadabra ride and much more, you couldn't ask for a more scrumptious day out.
Thinktank (< 1 mile)
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!
Birmingham Museum and Gallery (< 1 mile)
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 (4 miles)
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.
National Motorcycle Museum (8 miles)
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.
Black Country Living Museum (8 miles)
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.
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum (17 miles)
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.
Hartlebury Castle and Museum (18 miles)
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.
Kingstanding Leisure Centre (4 miles)
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.
Cocks Moors Woods (4 miles)
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.
Wyndley Leisure Centre (6 miles)
Sutton Coldfield
Wyndley Leisure Centre Swimming facilities with diving pool and 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)
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.
Walsall Gala Baths (8 miles)
Walsall
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)
Stourbridge
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
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
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)
Malvern
Malvern Splash Features a main pool and a teaching pool with leisure facilities including a beach, flume and wave machine!
Hickory Dickorys Playhouse (3 miles)
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
Funaticz Fun and Fitness Centre (3 miles)
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.
Wacky Warehouse - Old House at Home (3 miles)
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.
Scallywags Birmingham (3 miles)
Birmingham
Scallywags Birmingham Features in this friendly, bright and colourful facility include a Toddler Village, large main play frame and sports arena.
Wibbly Wobbly (4 miles)
Birmingham
Wibbly Wobbly Multi level adventure play structures, toddler zone, elevated sports court, go karts and more. Extra comfy seating!
Tumble Jungle (4 miles)
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?

Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks 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

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