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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Person go kart racing at Teamworks Karting Birmingham

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

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...

Kids playing dodgeball at Boing Zone Birmingham

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...

Blossoms at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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...

18th-century Georgian Soho house in Birmingham

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 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...

People go kart racing at Grand Prix Karting in Birmingham

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...

People climbing at Creation Indoor Climbing Centre in Birmingham

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...

Mini golf course at Birmingham Mini Golf

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...

Lake at Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham

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...

Reeves pheasant bird at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park5 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...

Girl and boy at Winterbourne House And Garden in Birmingham

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...

Outside view of Aston Hall in Birmingham

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...

The Alice in Puzzleland escape room at Escape Hunt Resorts World in Birmingham

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...

Villa Park

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...

Girl falls from Tower Drop at Ackers Adventure in Birmingham

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...

T-rex skeleton at Lapworth Museum of Geology in Birmingham

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...

Tenpin Birmingham Star City

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...

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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

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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