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 Cotswold Way National Trail in Chipping Campden

Cotswold Way National Trail

  • Chipping Campden
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Cotswold Way National Trail is a great way to relax in this land of picturesque villages, honey coloured stone and amazing long distance views. You d...

Mercia Marina Willington

Mercia Marina Willington

  • Willington
  • Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Take your family for a lovely day out at Europe’s largest inland marina - Mercia Marina in Willington.  You’ll have the chance to explore 74 acres of...

Girl making craft at Green Frog Pottery in Malvern

Green Frog Pottery

  • Malvern
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Come and have fun painting your own design on a piece of pottery at Green Frog! There are lots of things to choose from, including mugs, plates and b...

Outside view of Brockhampton Estate in Bromyard

Brockhampton Estate

  • Bromyard
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Central to the 1700 acres of Brockhampton Estate is Lower Brockhampton, a 14th century fairytale manor house complete with filled moat, gatehouse and...

Family in the garden at Stoneywell, Leicestershire

Stoneywell

  • Leicester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Reconnect with nature at Stoneywell, where there’s a gorgeous cottage built into a rocky hilltop, with 11 fantastic rooms filled with awesome things...

Outside view of Malvern Splash

Malvern Splash

  • Malvern
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Throw your hands in the air like you just don’t care as you ride that thrilling wave at Malvern Splash! Enjoy the feeling of the wave machine as it c...

Outside view of Malvern Museum of Local History in Great Malvern

Malvern Museum of Local History

  • Great Malvern
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Malvern Museum of Local History may be small, but it tells a vast story, starting with rocks and fossils, to the later events that shaped Malvern. Di...

Kids in ball pit at Wacky Warehouse at the Bees Knees in Leicester

Wacky Warehouse at the Bees Knees

  • Leicester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

TheWacky Warehouse at the Bees Knees mall multi level adventure play area with fun features attached to a family restaurant, also offering a toddler...

Mini golf course at Congo River Crazy Golf in Leicester

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  • Leicester
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Congo River Crazy Golf provides everything you need for a tropical, club-swinging afternoon out – well, apart from the weather! This Florida style ad...

Family bowling at AMF Hollywood Bowl Leicester

Hollywood Bowl Leicester

  • Leicester
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Tenpin is your thing? Bowl it out with the rest of the family in a fun-packed game of bowling at Hollywood Bowl Leicester. Once the friendly competit...

Indoor soft play frame at Come Into Play in Stone

Come Into Play

  • Stone
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Come Into Play is an indoor adventure play area bringing the out doors indoors. Unlike many indoor play centres, Come Into Play is not a soft play en...

Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

Vue Leicester

  • Leicester
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

A trip to the cinema holds so much possibility, and there's so many places a film can take you! Jump into movie magic at Vue Leicester, where you’ll...

A girl playing on her Mums lap at Upton House and Gardens, Warwickshire

Upton House and Gardens

  • Banbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Become Lords and Ladies for the day at Upton House and Gardens and marvel at the spectacular art collection, plus take a peek inside a dolls house re...

Bowling balls at Meridian Leisure Park in Leicester

Meridian Leisure Park

  • Leicester
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

The state of the art Vue multiplex cinema at Meridian Leisure Park with nine screens is the perfect place to see all the latest movie blockbusters. T...

Boy dress as chef in roleplay kitchen at 360 Play in Leicester

360 Play Leicester

  • Leicester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Families know how important role play is, so pay a visit to 360 Play Leicester where rides and role play are all part of the fun in a safe and stimul...

View from Broadway Tower Country Park

Broadway Tower Country Park

  • Broadway
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

A unique Capability Brown Folly Tower open to visitors wanting to experience great English heritage in an inspiring location. You can enjoy fascinati...

Indoor soft play frame at Noahs Ark Shepshed

Noahs Ark Shepshed

  • Shepshed
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Noahs Ark offers a great all weather day saver in the form of several floors of adventure climbing maze just waiting to be explored and conquered! Th...

Cotswold Farm Park

Cotswold Farm Park

  • Cheltenham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Meet the nation’s favourite farmer along with his furry, fuzzy and feathered friends at Cotswold Farm Park. You’ll learn how a working farm is run wi...

Walking path at Malvern Hills GeoCentre

Malvern Hills GeoCentre

  • Malvern
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Malvern Hills GeoCentre is the official visitor information centre for the Geopark Way. Its position on the western slopes of the Hills at the Wyche...

Woman horse riding at Cotswolds Riding in Stanton

Cotswolds Riding

  • Stanton
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Cotswold Riding has been offering lessons, hacks and Bed and Breakfast since 1975. There are over 50 well schooled horses to choose from, so they wil...

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