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Whatever the time of year, and whatever the weather, there’s always plenty to do in the city of Birmingham.
Back to Backs
Get an atmospheric glimpse into the lives of the ordinary people who helped make Birmingham an extraordinary city. On a fascinating guided tour, step back in time at Birmingham’s last surviving court of back to back houses.
Much of the house was built by Henry Ferrers, a lawyer, diarist and antiquarian, in the late 1500s. The house was a sanctuary not only for the Ferrers family, but also for persecuted Catholics who were hidden from priest hunters.
Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park
Located next to Cannon Hill Park and home to a wide range of animals endangered species, the park is a participant in a number of high profile European Endangered species Programmes. it’s only two miles from the city centre.
Brindleyplace businesses enjoy a safe, clean and vibrant working environment, while visitors to the estate will find plenty to see and do from restaurants and cafés to art galleries, a theatre and the ever popular Sea Life Centre.
Brompton Bike Hire
With several pick up docks in Birmingham (Snow Hill, Moor Street and New Street), Brompton Bike Hire is committed to providing an efficient, flexible, healthy and environmentally friendly solution to travel for the future.
Cannon Hill Park
Cannon Hill Park was opened to visitors in 1873 and is made up of 80 acres of formal parkland and 120 acres of conservation and woodland plantation and has successfully achieved Green Flag status for the past 14 years.
Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens
Step into the mid-1700s countryside with 10 acres of walled gardens restored by volunteers at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens. 600 plant species, heritage orchards, holly maze and wildlife ponds offer much to please the eye.
At the Victorian Charlecote Park, the kitchen is brought to life in cooking and costume. Across the courtyard you can explore the laundry and brewhouse which once hummed with the activity of a busy working estate.
Set in magnificent grounds in Warwickshire, this is a fabulous country mansion art gallery featuring two centuries worth of paintings, Chinese bronzes and the UK’s largest collection of British Folk Art.
Coughton Court is an imposing Tudor house set in beautiful gardens with a collection of Catholic treasures. Stroll through the ancient woodland, to be found awash with bluebells in the spring, or visit the restaurant for a relaxing cream tea.
CycleChain Bike Hire
Cycle the winding canal routes and navigate the city by the vibrant waterways. Explore the notable and historic sites, mostly along traffic free routes led by qualified bike leaders. Hire bikes are also available for independent cyclists.
Dudley Zoo and Castle
Dudley Zoo and Castle is one of the country’s leading centres for the conservation of endangered species, where you can enjoy a walk-through encounter with free-roaming monkeys and meet Oba the sea lion.
Hatton Adventure World
An unforgettable day of fun, action, new experiences and a bit of learning for families with children up to the age of 12. There’s loads of indoor activities to choose from, along with a daily programme of shows.
Ikon is an internationally acclaimed contemporary art gallery located in Brindleyplace. It shows temporary exhibitions, commissions new work and delivers a programme of free events and bookshop.
First opened in 1962, Mac Birmingham is a pioneering arts complex for everyone, with one mission; to make art an important part of people’s lives. Located in Cannon Hill Park, the complex attracts over 850,000 visits every year.
National Memorial Arboretum
For some, the Arboretum is a wonderful place to stroll and enjoy the trees; for others it’s a peaceful and beautiful place to remember loved ones, particularly those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
National SeaLife Centre
Visit Birmgingham’s National SeaLife Centre in Brindleyplace where the fascinating marine life includes giant turtles, Asian short-clawed otters, hammerhead sharks and a two-metre Bowmouth shark.
The house was originally built in the 16th century, yet its interiors were extensively restored between the 1st and 2nd World Wars by Graham Baron Ash to create a fascinating 20th-century evocation of domestic Tudor architecture.
Whether it’s a day out or a short break you’re looking for, why not enjoy the delights this rural district has to offer. There’s lots of things taking place throughout the year with plenty of fun for all the family.
The fine Grade I listed English mansion is comprised of two halves; the first is a fine example of a Jacobean country house. The second, the West Wing, was designed by famous architect Francis Smith in the Baroque style.
Visit Tamworth to explore the Norman Castle, the Staffordshire Hoard and Drayton Manor Theme Park. Shop ’til you drop at the retail parks then wander the streets of Tamworth’s ancient market town with unique, bespoke shops.
At Warwick Castle, a visit to The Dungeon with its torture chamber, decaying bodies, chanting monks, medieval medical instruments and labyrinth of lost souls will test your nerves to the max.
West Midlands Safari Park
The West Midlands Safari Park features Sutton, the young elephant, with Cheetah Plains, Bengal tigers and also the UK’s largest pride of white lions. It’s the largest animatronic dinosaur attraction in the UK.
A rare surviving example of an early 20th century suburban villa and garden open to the public 7 days a week with a range exhibition rooms offering an insight into Edwardian life both above and below stairs.