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!
IMAX Cinema Birmingham (< 1 mile)
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.
Teamworks Karting Birmingham (< 1 mile)
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!
The Birmingham Mystery Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
The Birmingham Mystery Treasure Trail
Explore the streets of Birmingham on this self guided mystery themed Treasure Trail. Suitable for the whole family, follow the route whilst solving the clues set on buildings, statues and monuments to eliminate the suspects to discover whodunit.
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.
Pen Museum (< 1 mile)
A unique little museum with over 5,000 objects relating to the Birmingham Steel pen trade and the history of writing. Very interactive, you can make your own pen and try your hand at calligraphy. Cheap to visit.
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 and coming soon: Sea Stars!
Grand Prix Karting (1 miles)
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.
The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter (1 miles)
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.
Bowlplex Birmingham (1 miles)
Creation Indoor Climbing Centre (2 miles)
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 (2 miles)
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...
Birmingham Botanical Gardens (2 miles)
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.
Tenpin Birmingham Star City (2 miles)
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.
Laser Station (2 miles)
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.
Cannon Hill Park (2 miles)
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!
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
Adventure Island Mini Golf (2 miles)
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!
Twin Peaks Indoor Climbing Walls (2 miles)
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.
Star City Birmingham (2 miles)
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!
Monster Mayhem (2 miles)
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!
Winterbourne House and Garden (2 miles)
Winterbourne House and Garden
Restored to its former Edwardian glory, the house contains two floors of exhibition rooms explaining the fascinating history of the house's former occupants. Included are interactive train set, audio exhibits and rooms full of antique artefacts. Outside, 7 acres of Botanic Garden can be explored and...
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 type in the UK. Balls pools, trampolines, powerful ball cannons, 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.
PSL Bowling (4 miles)
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!
Wibbly Wobbly (4 miles)
Multi level adventure play structures, toddler zone, elevated sports court, go karts and more. Extra comfy seating!
Quasar Elite Birmingham (4 miles)
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.
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.
Cadbury World (4 miles)
Uncover a world of chocolate delights and enjoy a fascinating, fun packed day out at Cadbury World!
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.
F1 Karting West Midlands (4 miles)
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.
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?
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.
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!
Sandwell Valley Country Park (5 miles)
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.
Sheldon Country Park (5 miles)
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...
Solihull Ice Rink (5 miles)
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!
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.
Sutton Park (6 miles)
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.
Portway Climbing Wall (6 miles)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leasowes Park (6 miles)
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!
Thanks for all the great things to do in 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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