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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

Soho House

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Children will be fascinated to see the home of so many ‘firsts'. Soho House, the home of industrialist Matthew Boulton, was the first modern home in...

Birmingham Bears T20 at Edgbaston Stadium

  • Birmingham
  • Outdoor
  • Sports Stadiums

Looking for something to do with the kids during the summer school holidays? Birmingham Bears will host seven Twenty20 match days at Edgbaston Stadiu...

Grand Prix Karting

  • Birmingham
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

At Grand Prix Karting the juniors' circuit is designed to give juniors a chance to sample the thrill of driving a real race kart. Under the guidance...

Creation Indoor Climbing Centre

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

If your children are climbing the walls, put their energy to good use at Creation Indoor Climbing Centre. Midland’s biggest indoor climbing centre ha...

Birmingham Mini Golf

  • Birmingham
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Put your putting skills to the test at Birmingham Mini Golf. The exciting 36 hole mini golf course is filled with putting islands, bridges and wild w...

Cannon Hill Park

  • Birmingham
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Cannon Hill Park is a fantastic, free open space built for everyone to enjoy! Made up of 80 acres of formal parkland and 120 acres of conservation an...

Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park4.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(4)

  • Birmingham
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Set right on the edge of the city centre is the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Trust, a great value day out for budding conservationists! Home to a...

Winterbourne House and Garden

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Winterbourne House and Garden was the former home of the Nettlefold family and the house has been restored to its Arts and Crafts splendour. The exhi...



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Aston Hall

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Aston Hall may be old and traditional now, but the hole made by the cannonball in its staircase proves it was once anything but. The Civil War can so...

Escape Hunt Birmingham Resorts World

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

Step into a world of puzzles and thrills at Escape Hunt Birmingham Resorts World. With a choice of futuristic Virtual Reality experiences or exciting...

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...

Villa Park

  • Birmingham
  • Outdoor
  • Sports Stadiums

Welcome to Villa Park, the home of Aston Villa FC, and enjoy a matchday experience your kids won’t forget in a hurry. A day at the stadium is about m...

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...

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...

Ackers Adventure

  • Birmingham
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

Pack away those screens and pull on your trainers for an afternoon of action at Ackers Adventure. This outdoor adventure activities centre is 75 acre...

Lapworth Museum of Geology

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At the Lapworth Museum of Geology is one of the oldest specialist geological museums in the country, where you can explore the past 3.5 billion years...

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...

Tenpin Birmingham Star City

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Pop into your space craft and zoom over to Tenpin, Star City, to strike, spare and slide on 22 bowling lanes. You’ll have the whole universe at your...

Vue Birmingham

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Pick your favourite seat, and get ready to relax. Jump into movie magic at Vue Birmingham, where you’ll find all your favourites, from exciting actio...

ImmotionVR Birmingham

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Time to go beyond the boundaries of reality! Located at Birmingham’s Star City,  ImmotionVR Birmingham is a cutting-edge VR centre which offers a hug...

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