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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Birmingham, West Midlands

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 to 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 newest attraction in Birmingham, the wonderful LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham.

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.

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.

Find your perfect day out

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 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...

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...

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...

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
  • 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...

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...

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...



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National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham3.8 out of 5 starstotal reviews(5)

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

Come and have an underwater adventure at the National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham with 60 displays of freshwater and marine life, featuring over 2000...

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

  • 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...

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...

Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum2.8 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...

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...

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 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...

Teamworks Karting Birmingham

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Have you ever been go-karting? If you have, you’ll know just how much fun it is and won’t need any persuasion whatsoever to visit Teamworks Karting B...

Hollywood Bowl Birmingham Broadway Plaza

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Enjoy a game of classic 10-pin bowling with the kids at Hollywood Bowl Birmingham Broadway Plaza. There are no age restrictions, so even the tots are...

Boing Zone Birmingham

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Get ready to jump right into a great day out at Boing Zone! The main area has so many trampolines linked up and angled in every direction, so you wil...

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

  • Birmingham
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Does the idea of a warm climate, rich with beautiful flora and fauna appeal to you? That’s exactly what you get at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. This...

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