20 Best Things To Do In Birmingham Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Birmingham

Planning a day out with the kids in Birmingham? Get ready for heaps of fun, as Brum has got it all, from chocolate to LEGO!

First on your list of things to do in Birmingham will have to be the chocolate lovers’ paradise – Cadbury World, where chocolate truly is the name of the game.

From the home of chocolate, move into the world of LEGO! Get in touch with your creative side at one of the best family attractions in Birmingham, the wonderful LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham

If you’re looking for an exciting family day out in Birmingham city centre, our go-to places include Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham and Birmingham Museum and Gallery, where you’ll find lots of great family events too.

Love animals? There are quite a few attractions in Birmingham that are sure to catch your fancy. Meet plenty of animals from around the world at the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, or dive into the underwater kingdom at the National Sea Life Centre. Fancy a whole day out on the wilder side? Check out West Midland Safari Park, it’s one of the best safari parks in the UK and judging by this West Midland Safari Park review by Emma, mummy of two, it’s great fun! 

The list of days out in Birmingham just keeps on going! Just two miles outside of the city you can embrace the open space at Ackers Adventure, an outdoor play area that offers tobogganing, climbing, kayaking, archery and much more, before scoring a strike on one of the 22 bowling lanes at Birmingham Star City.

Need ideas for things to do in Birmingham on a nice summer day? Make the most of the warm weather with a visit to the Green Flag-awarded Cannon Hill Park, where you can take a boat out onto the lake and enjoying a picnic as the kids play.

Want to check when the next school holiday is so you can plan your family days out? We've got a handy breakdown of the UK school holidays to help.

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Family on The Birmingham Mystery Treasure Trail

The Birmingham Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Birmingham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

If you’re looking for a cost-effective family day out then The Birmingham Mystery Treasure Trail is for you. Follow the 1.5-mile route through Birmin...

Rock Up Birmingham

Rock Up Birmingham5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Up for a challenge? Rock Up Birmingham is just the place for you! This indoor climbing centre has 26 multicoloured and themed climbs towering over 25...

A little boy with a golf club at Mr Mulligan's in Birmingham

Mr Mulligan's Birmingham

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Take your golf skills to outer space at Mr Mulligan's Birmingham and face 3 indoor 12 holes adventure golf courses. Be ready to employ all your creat...

Rush Trampoline Park Birmingham

Rush Trampoline Park Birmingham

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Who says trampolining is just for young kids?! At Rush Trampoline Park Birmingham everyone is welcome to have a bounce - from the tots, to the teens,...

People in costumes at Birmingham Museum and Gallery

Birmingham Museum and Gallery

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Take education outside of the classroom and bring history to life at the Birmingham Museum and Gallery. This stunning building houses the Staffordshi...

Sites on huntful Birmingham trail

Huntfun Birmingham

  • Birmingham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Want to go on an adventure? Grab a map, follow the clues and solve the mystery of the huntfun treasure hunt in Birmingham. This exciting quest throug...

Set and cameras for BBC Breakfast in BBC Birmingham Visitor Centre

BBC Birmingham Visitor Centre

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

BBC Birmingham's Visitor Centre tucked away on Level 3 of The Mailbox. Visit and have your photo taken with Doctor Who's Tardis or a Dalek! You can a...

Man working machine at Newman Brothers Coffin Works in Birmingham

Newman Brothers Coffin Works

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Newman Brothers Coffin Works is a rare and wonderfully preserved example of Victorian Engineering. Experience a time capsule, with its working ma...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Birmingham New Street

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Hollywood has come to the heart of Birmingham, with big budget blockbusters and the latest action adventures. Watch something amazing on the silver s...

Birmingham Codebreaking Walk

Birmingham Codebreaking Walk

  • Birmingham
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Fancy turning your usual family walk in Birmingham into an epic adventure? Download the Tramble app on your phone and get ready to do some puzzle-sol...

A family looking around a corner at an Escape Hunt room

Escape Hunt Birmingham Central

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Up for an adventure? Share the thrill of an escape room with your kids at Escape Hunt Birmingham Central! You won’t have to worry about your little o...

Boys at Clue HQ Birmingham

Clue HQ Birmingham

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Can you escape Clue HQ Birmingham? In groups of up to six solve puzzles and follow clues to escape one of four themed rooms. Track down wanted crimin...

Entrance of Teenie Weenies in Birmingham

Teenie Weenies

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Running around after an energetic toddler is hard work! However Teenie Weenies has made it a lot easier. With its multi-tiered soft play area, junior...

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Love LEGO? Time to indulge your passion for your favourite colourful bricks at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Birmingham - the amazing LEGO attraction ma...

Staff demonstration at Pen Museum in Birmingham

Pen Museum

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Based in a former pen factory in the heart of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, the Pen Museum tells the story of how modern pens evolved. The museum c...

Cineworld Birmingham - Broad Street

Cineworld Birmingham - Broad Street

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Be transported to a world of action, thrills and adventure with a family-friendly movie screening at Cineworld Birmingham - Broad Street. Share the m...

Two little girls running  at Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum in Birmingham

Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(5)

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Thinking caps are what’s called for at this award winning museum with over 200 hands-on displays in the field of science and technology. Thinktank is...

Girl climbing at Redpoint Birmingham

Redpoint Birmingham

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Maybe you want to introduce the kids to your favourite hobby, or maybe they've been telling you they want to go climbing for a while. Whatever the si...

Ancient machinery at The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham

The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

When the proprietors of the Smith and Pepper jewellery manufacturing firm decided to retire in 1981 they ceased trading and locked the door, unaware...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Birmingham Broadway Plaza5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

From the biggest blockbusters to those intriguing indie darlings, see the best bits from film around the world at ODEON Birmingham Broadway Plaza. Wi...

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