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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ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Crewe

  • Crewe
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Whether you’re a film fan or just trying to duck out of the rain, there are all sorts of brand new blockbusters and classic movies to view at ODEON C...

Toddler soft play area at Gym Juniors in Nantwich

Gym Juniors

  • Nantwich
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Gym Juniors which is owned by Personal Trainer Richard Adams (Studio 121) and his wife Emma, opened its doors to the public in September 2014. We bel...

Soft play castle at Good Time Charlies in Crewe

Good Time Charlies4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Crewe
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Bring your naughty knights and preening princesses down to Good Time Charlies where they'll find a superb castle theme running throughout a multi lev...

Couple at Nantwich Outdoor Brine Pool

Nantwich Outdoor Brine Pool

  • Nantwich
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Nantwich Outdoor Brine Pool is believed to be the only inland brine pool left in Britain today and is also the largest swimming pool in the area. It...

Indoor soft play frame at Oceans of Fun Indoor Play Centre in Hucknall

Oceans of Fun Indoor Play Centre4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Hucknall
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Oceans of Fun is a fantastic place for children as young as 1 year up to 11 years. They offer general play and parties, there are ball pits, wavy sli...

Aeroplane at Sywell Aviation Museum in Northampton

Sywell Aviation Museum

  • Northampton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Sywell Aviation Museum is based in the lovely Art Deco surroundings of Sywell Aerodrome, which is located on the edge of Sywell village in Northampto...

Entrance to The Judges Lodging in Presteigne

The Judges Lodging

  • Presteigne
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Judges Lodging From the stunningly and sympathetically restored judge's apartments through to the rather dingier servants' quarters below floors,...

Indoor soft play frame at Tumble Town Indoor Playcentre in Nottingham

Tumble Town Indoor Playcentre

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Tumble Town Indoor Playcentre offers a huge 3000 sq ft indoor play area including crazy climbing frames, bouncy castle and even a helter-skelter. You...

Cow at Wheelock Hall Petting Farm in Sandbach

Wheelock Hall Petting Farm4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(6)

  • Sandbach
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Wheelock Hall Petting Farm is a beautiful space that caters for the young and young at heart! Over in the farm you can see and feed pigs, sheep, goat...

People river rafting at Rapid Horizons Matlock

Rapid Horizons Matlock

  • Matlock
  • Outdoor
  • Water Sports

Rapid Horizons offer a day full of excitement and splashtastic fun with their friendly staff members. It's ideal for active and up-for-it types who c...

Family on Murder Mystery Trail

Ross-on-Wye Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Ross-on-Wye
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Team lovely riverside walks, a little code cracking and PLENTY of intrigue on the Ross-on-Wye Mystery Treasure Trail. It’s the best way to see the si...

Go karts at Billing Go Karting in Northampton

Billing Go Karting

  • Northampton
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Billing Go Karting caters to the youth and family market through Under 14 Karting sessions, Family Sessions, Birthday Parties and there's also a raci...

Toddlers playing at Wacky Warehouse - Quays Billing in Little Billing

Wacky Warehouse - Quays Billing

  • Little Billing
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Millers Wacky Warehouse, now known as Quay's Billing boasts a fully air conditioned indoor adventure play structure (maximum height 4ft9), plus s...

Outside view of Congleton Museum

Congleton Museum

  • Congleton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Congleton Museum tells the fascinating story of the area from prehistoric times, through the English Civil War, and the heyday of the textile industr...

People horse riding at Long Mountain Pony Trekking Centre in Shrewsbury

Long Mountain Pony Trekking Centre

  • Shrewsbury
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Long Mountain Pony Trekking Centre is a fully licensed family run centre, welcoming visitors of all ages and abilities. All treks are accompanied by...

Walking trail at Painswick Rococo Garden in Painswick

Painswick Rococo Garden

  • Painswick
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Painswick Rococo Garden The much beloved Painswick Rococo Garden was designed back in the 1740s as a rather flamboyant pleasure garden for entertaini...

Pool at Congleton Paddling Pool

Congleton Paddling Pool

  • Congleton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Congleton Paddling Pool has been a refreshing place for children to visit since the 1930s! This fantastic, free local resource is a real crowd please...

Toddlers playing at Wacky Warehouse  - Heath Farm in Congleton

Wacky Warehouse - Heath Farm

  • Congleton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Wacky Warehouse at Heath Farm offers a range of indoor adventure play equipment suited to kids aged from 6 months to 10 years, with an upper height l...

National Trust Stowe

National Trust Stowe

  • Stowe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Escape the stress of city life with a relaxing day in nature at the stunning National Trust Stowe gardens. Join in on the fun - let loose, run around...

Family at Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

  • Woodstock
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

You can't talk about the history of Oxfordshire without exploring its rich military heritage. The Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum is your key to unloc...

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