F1 Karting West Midlands (< 1 mile)
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 (< 1 mile)
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?
Cadbury World (< 1 mile)
Uncover a world of chocolate delights and enjoy a fascinating, fun packed day out at Cadbury World!
Selly Manor Museum (< 1 mile)
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.
PSL Bowling (< 1 mile)
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!
Treasure Island Play Centre (2 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.
Cocks Moors Woods (2 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.
Hickory Dickorys Playhouse (2 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
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
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...
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!
Creation Indoor Climbing Centre (3 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.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens (3 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.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Birmingham (4 miles)
AMF Hollywood Bowl Birmingham
Classic tenpin bowling is the great equaliser: most adults pretty much suck at it and most kids are quite content to use the gutter bumpers and ball roller ramps to get an edge! 26 lanes plus pool, arcade and diner.
Wacky Warehouse - Old House at Home (4 miles)
Great Park Fun Factory (4 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.
The Transport Museum Birmingham (4 miles)
The Transport Museum Birmingham
Extensive collections of buses, and battery electric vehicles. Cafe/Shop/Picnic area. Kids Kabin activities. On event days (bank holidays etc) there are classic bus rides and a miniature steam railway.
Bowlplex Birmingham (4 miles)
BBC Birmingham Public Space (4 miles)
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!
Ackers Adventure (4 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...
National Sea Life Centre (4 miles)
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 Museum and Gallery (4 miles)
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.
Play Pod (4 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.
Lickey Hills Country Park (4 miles)
Lickey Hills Country Park
Activities include Tri Golf fun course, adventure playground, the visitor centre where you can pick up trail maps for the circular walk and sculpture trail, plus plenty of open space to ramble and explore.
Teamworks Karting Birmingham (5 miles)
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!
Pen Museum (5 miles)
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.
Wacky Warehouse - Horse and Jockey (5 miles)
The Birmingham Mystery Treasure Trail (5 miles)
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.
Quasar Elite Birmingham (5 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.
IMAX Cinema Birmingham (5 miles)
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.
Thinktank (5 miles)
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!
The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter (5 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.
Leasowes Park (5 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!
Grand Prix Karting (5 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.
Barn Studio Ceramics (5 miles)
Barn Studio Ceramics
Housed within the enormous Earlswood Lakes Craft Centre this is a child friendly pottery craft studio who will assist you in your artistic creations! Pottery painting, decopatch and baby prints.
Beaconwood and the Winsel (5 miles)
Beaconwood and the Winsel
Woodland containing a great variety of wildlife, plus wonderful carpets of bluebells every spring. Look out for tawny owls, red foxes, and the 250 year old oak. Open all year and free to visit.
Teamworks Karting Halesowen (6 miles)
Teamworks Karting Halesowen
An exciting indoor karting circuit that can be enjoyed by all ability levels. Kids get to drive a specially designed kart that can have the power limited remotely until their skills and confidence have increased. For ages 8 and older.
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.
Wacky Warehouse - Reservoir (6 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Reservoir
Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
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.
Solihull Ice Rink (6 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!
Tenpin Birmingham Star City (6 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.
Adventure Island Mini Golf (6 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 (6 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.
Funaticz Fun and Fitness Centre (6 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 - One and Two Halves (7 miles)
Twin Peaks Indoor Climbing Walls (7 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 (7 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 (7 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!
Portway Climbing Wall (7 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Cotteridge 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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