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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Outside view of The Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock

The Oxfordshire Museum

  • Woodstock
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Oxfordshire Museum A wide range of natural and social history collections and exhibits all related to the locality. They have a few sections whic...

Walking trail at Sywell Country Park in Ecton

Sywell Country Park

  • Ecton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Sywell Country Park offers meadowland and lakeside walks, with a small arboretum of exotic trees and Edwardian buildings still surviving from its pas...

Fun Factory - Castlewood Brewers Fayre

  • Alfreton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Fun Factory - Castlewood Brewers Fayre is a typical pub and play gym combo attached to The Castlewood Brewers Fayre family friendly licensed rest...

Crocodile at Crocodiles of the World in Brize Norton

Crocodiles of the World

  • Brize Norton
  • Indoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

For a bit of pre-historic fun get your jaws round a trip to Crocodiles of the World! The UK’s only crocodile zoo has one of the world's most diverse...

HS Activities

  • Hereford
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Come to HS Activities, in Herefordshire, and let your little warriors enjoy the thrill of paintball without the mess or the bruises. Take part in a g...

Laser tag equipment at Laser Zap Attack in Kettering

Laser Zap Attack

  • Kettering
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Laser Zap Attack A custom built and family friendly laser maze (well, not that friendly, you will be shooting at each other after all!) is waiting to...

Girl in ball pit at Kids Play Kettering

Kids Play Kettering

  • Kettering
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Smile: it's Kid's Play! Every corner of Kids Play in Kettering is bursting with fun! With numerous fun indoor activities, you are sure to find someth...

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace

  • Woodstock
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Dating back 300 years and packed full of games and play, Blenheim Palace is a World Heritage gem nestled in the rolling hills of Oxfordshire. Step do...

Families walking on grounds at Rockingham Castle in Market Harborough

Rockingham Castle

  • Market Harborough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Rockingham Castle was built by the famous William the Conqueror, for 450 years Rockingham was a Royal fortress, and since then it has been home to th...

Corby Boating Lake

  • Corby
  • Outdoor
  • Lakes

Corby Boating Lake was constructed in the early 70s. It is a lovely facility at the heart of the town. The lake can boast a wide range of geese, duck...

Bowling alleys at New York Thunderbowl in Kettering

New York Thunderbowl

  • Kettering
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

If you love having a bit of family fun with a competitive edge then get down to New York Thunderbowl. Whatever the weather it’s sure to be a hit, may...

Families playing laser tag at Laser Days in Nottingham

Laser Days

  • Nottingham
  • Outdoor
  • Laser Tag

It’s time to be tactical, feel active and get running! Laser Days is a combat experience bringing the drama to family days out.   Tucked away in the...

A family taking part in a Hunt Fun trail

Hunt Fun Kettering

  • Kettering
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

If you’ve got a head for clues and boots made for walking, have a crack at the Hunt Fun Kettering trail. It’s a great way to work as a team and exerc...

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