Thinktank (< 1 mile)
- offers an extraordinary, fun-packed day out for all the family. 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 IMAX Cinema at Millennium Point is 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.
Bowling at The Leisurebox (< 1 mile)
Bowling at The Leisurebox
24 lanes of classic family friendly tenpin bowling, pool, and more, plus a well maintained, child friendly ice rink with special toddler sessions and kiddie's penguin skating aids.
Planet Ice at The Leisurebox (< 1 mile)
Planet Ice at The Leisurebox
Well maintained, child friendly ice rink with special toddler sessions and kiddie's penguin skating aids, plus 24 lanes of classic family friendly tenpin bowling, pool, and more.
Teamworks Karting Birmingham (< 1 mile)
Teamworks Karting Birmingham
For 8+. 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!
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.
BBC Birmingham Public Space (< 1 mile)
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 Birmingham Brindleyplace Trail (< 1 mile)
The Birmingham Brindleyplace Trail
Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore the West Midlands? The Birmingham Brindleyplace Trail is one of many in the area. These fun treasure hunts will teach you fascinating facts and show you some beautiful scenery. Enjoy a family walk and solve an intriguing mystery.
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!
Grand Prix Karting (1 miles)
Grand Prix Karting
Karting experience for individual kids over 12 years but for parties they accept over 8 years old. 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 & Pepper bangle was made.
Birmingham Bowlplex (1 miles)
Bowling is the perfect activity for any occasion whether it's a family get together, birthday party or special treat during the school holidays. We are the ideal all weather venue with much more than just bowling. So, can we interest you in The Great Indoors?
Creation Indoor Climbing Centre (2 miles)
Creation Indoor Climbing Centre
Creation Indoor Climbing Centre - Crag Rats Club run on weekend mornings for kids - plus childrens parties with up to 50 kids catered for. Great idea if you're looking for fun family days out in the Midlands.
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 and more!
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, 19 American 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!
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!
Laser Station (2 miles)
Bruise-less battle fun for the whole family, tracking down mean old aliens!
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. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Birmingham
Birmingham Nature Centre (2 miles)
Birmingham Nature Centre
Home to an impressive range of animals and reptiles from across the world, including some endangered species, Birds, Reptiles and Insects.
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!
Winterbourne House and Garden (2 miles)
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.
Hickory Dickorys Playhouse (3 miles)
Hickory Dickorys Playhouse
Huge soft play frame areas packed with entertainment. Separate play areas for under 12's and under 5's. 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.
Funaticz has a huge 5 tier play frame with drop slides, a 'soft' assault course and so much more. Separate area for toddlers, themed party rooms, cafÃ‚Â© and seating area and a fitness studio.
Children's classes include Zumbatomic and kick boxing. Call for more details.
School holiday club 'leave and play' available, full or part days including meals.
Scallywags Birmingham (3 miles)
Features in this friendly, bright and colourful facility include a Toddler Village, large main play frame and sports arena.
1st Bowl Stirchley (4 miles)
1st Bowl Stirchley
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Wibbly Wobbly (4 miles)
A place of multi-level play structures, Birmingham's ONLY Wibbly Wobbly Web, drop slides and comfy seating for mums and dads to relax, an ever-changing menu with freshly prepared food and the most important thing of all fun, fun, fun!
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 the fascinating LAURENCE CADBURY COLLECTION of furniture. 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.
Clay and Play (4 miles)
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.
Cadbury World (4 miles)
- is choc loads of fun, in Bournville. Come and experience the magic, making and history of Cadbury chocolate. With the world's largest Cadbury shop, Cadabra ride and much more, you couldn't ask for a more scrumptious day out.
Kingstanding Leisure Centre (4 miles)
Kingstanding Leisure Centre
Kingstanding's water flumes and wave machine are a big hit with kids of all ages and the leisure pool provides fun for all the family. On Sundays there are family swimming sessions and the centre also has a café on site for hot and cold food and drink.
Tiny Terrorz (4 miles)
Multi level play area including 20ft slide, spooky room and all age appropriate climbing and bouldering wall! Plus comfy cafe for the grownups.
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
Over eights are accepted for driver training and practice sessions as well as parties. Kids love karting!
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?
Castle Pool and Adventure Playland (5 miles)
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
The Wacky Warehouse indoor playcentre structure guarantees plenty of fun for hours for the kids and a welcome break for the parents!
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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