Days out

Let's go there!

Let's go there!

Whatever the time of year, and whatever the weather, there’s always plenty to do in the city of Birmingham.

Aston Hall

Aston Hall

Aston Hall and Park are hugely popular with family audiences and have a full programme of events, activities and trails. Discover the stunning interiors and the stories of the people who lived and visited the hall.

Back to Backs

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.

Baddesley Clinton

Baddesley Clinton

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.

Barclaycard Arena

Barclaycard Arena

A state of the art, multi-purpose entertainment centre hosting world class music, sport, comedy and family events. Whether it’s 15,800 screaming fans or an intimate, atmospheric once-in-a-lifetime experience, you’ll find it here.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

With four spectacular glasshouses, a lively aviary, Koi pool, wildlife trails, seasonal butterfly house and live music in the bandstand, the entire family can have fun all year around amongst 15 acres of flourishing gardens and foliage.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery first opened in 1885. It is housed in a Grade II listed city centre landmark building. There are over 40 galleries to explore that display art, applied art, social history, archaeology and ethnography.

Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

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.

Black Country Living Museum

Black Country Living Museum

The Black Country Living Museum is one of the finest and largest open-air museums in the United Kingdom. The village has charismatic residents to chat with, trams to ride, games to play, things being made and stories to hear.

Blakesley Hall

Blakesley Hall

Blakesley is a haven; secluded from the avenues of modern houses that lie beyond its gates. The house is furnished using an inventory taken in the 17th century and reflects the lifestyle of a wealthy family of the late Tudor/Stuart period.

Brindleyplace

Brindleyplace

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

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.

Cadbury World

Cadbury World

Learn how your favourite confectionery is made and uncover the fascinating story of Cadbury chocolate. Play in chocolate rain and add your favourite treat to a delicious pot of warm liquid Cadbury Dairy Milk at Cadbury World.

Calthorpe Estates

Calthorpe Estates

Edgbaston is the largest urban conservation area in the country, protected and enriched by Calthorpe Estates. It benefits from truly world class arts, leisure and sports facilities which attract thousands of visitors each year.

Cannon Hill Park

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

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.

Charlecote Park

Charlecote Park

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.

Chauffeur Jonny-Rocks

Jonny-Rocks

Chauffeur Jonny-Rocks specialises in business and private VIP travel throughout Birmingham and the Black Country offering clientele a personal bespoke door to door executive car service, every time, day, evening or night.

Circus Mash

Circus Mash

Circus Mash specialises in the growth and development of circus in the West Midlands, both from a community standpoint as well as professional artist development. Join the family and get your circus on!

Coffin Works

Coffin Works

Experience a time capsule, with its working machinery and unusual products – coffin handles,ornaments, linings and shrouds – left on the workbenches when the workforce set down their tools and left for the very last time.

Compton Verney

Compton Verney

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

Coughton Court

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.

Coventry Transport Museum

Coventry Transport Museum

At the Coventry Transport Museum you can discover the heart of Britain’s transport industry, the people behind the technology, and the innovation that made Coventry a powerhouse for over 120 years.

CycleChain Bike Hire

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.

Discover Dudley

Discover Dudley

Discover the art of legging along Dudley Canal Tunnel, step back in time at the Black Country Living Museum or get up close and personal with the animals at Dudley Zoological Gardens. There is plenty to discover here.

Dudley Zoo and Castle

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.

Escape Live

Escape Live

Escape Live is an exciting group game with a difference. Your mission is simple, working in a team of between two and six people, you will escape from a locked room in just 60 minutes by solving a series of puzzles.

Hatton Adventure World

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.

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Explore 2000 years of Coventry’s history alongside stunning contemporary artworks at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. Exciting temporary exhibitions, fascinating museum displays and permanent art works are on offer.

Ikon Gallery

Ikon Gallery

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.

Jaguar Experience

Jaguar Experience

A tour of Jaguar’s state-of-the-art facilities at Castle Bromwich is an experience once undertaken never forgotten. Witness first hand the birth of a Jaguar, when its engine sparks to life and emits that loud unmistakable roar.

Jewellery Quarter

Jewellery Quarter

Experience Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and browse the handmade collections from many bespoke jewellers; grab a coffee in one a quaint independent café or explore different worlds in a plethora of family attractions.

Land Rover Experience Solihull

_Land Rover Solihull

See right into the heart of vehicle manufacturing, playing host to the world’s largest state-of-the-art aluminium body shop which produces the single largest body panel for the award winning all-new Range Rover.

Land Rover Reborn

Land Rover Reborn

Visitors to Land Rover Reborn can now admire the full capabilities of the Classic Workshops at Land Rover Experience Solihull, as skilled technicians carefully restore cherished Land Rovers to their former glory.

Lane7

Lane7

Lane 7 is bowling like you’ve never seen it before for the very good people of Birmingham. Think walnut lanes, beer pong, retro arcades and shuffleboard, all in the best bar you’ve ever been to! Find it at located The Cube.

Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral

The only medieval Cathedral with three spires in England, welcoming visitors since 700AD. It’s home to treasures including the Lichfield Angel, St Chad Gospels, Staffordshire Hoard artefacts and the recently restored Herkenrode Glass.

Mac Birmingham

MAC Birmingham

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.

Museum of Royal Worcester

Museum of Royal Worcester

The Georgian, Victorian and 20th century galleries will take you on a journey through time and an informative audio tour features the factory’s history. It’s proud to hold the largest collection of Worcester porcelain in the world.

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

The Museum is built around a perfectly preserved jewellery workshop offering a unique glimpse of working life in the famous Jewellery Quarter. Today the factory is a remarkable museum, which tells the story of the area.

National Memorial Arboretum

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

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.

Packwood House

Packwood House

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.

Prodrift Academy

Prodrift Academy

Drifting has become the fastest growing motorsport in the world. To facilitate this growth, the Prodrift Academy have created a unique drift training facility in the heart of Birmingham.

Sandwell Valley Country Park

Sandwell Valley Country Park

Whether your interests lie in walking, sports or just being in the great outdoors, you are sure to find something to do in Sandwell Valley Country Park. It’s an award-winning Green Flag park and a great place to spend the day.

Santai Spa

Santai Spa

Santai Spa is a truly luxurious setting, equipped with only the very latest relaxation and wellness facilities, here you can spoil yourself in style with the fantastic selection of exclusive spa packages and treatments.

Sarehole Mill

Sarehole Mill

There has been a mill on this site since 1542, but the current building dates from the mid-18th century. In the 1850s a steam engine was installed and a chimney built, which provides Sarehole Mill with its distinctive silhouette.

Sherborne Wharf Narrow Boats

Sherborne Wharf

Your cruise on one of Sherborne Wharf’s three heritage passenger boats can depart from the International Convention Centre. Cruise along quiet stretches of the canals, which first brought commercial life to Birmingham.

Soho House

Soho House

Soho House was the elegant home of the industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton from 1766 to 1809. The house has been beautifully restored and reflects the fashions and tastes of the late Georgian period.

South Staffordshire

South Staffordshire

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.

Staffordshire Hoard Trail

Staffordshire Hoard Trail

Follow the Staffordshire Hoard Trail from Birmingham, across Staffordshire and beyond at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Tamworth Castle, The Potteries Gallery & Museum and Lichfield Cathedral.

Stoneleigh Abbey

Stoneleigh Abbey

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.

Thinktank

Thinktank

The industrial past, present and future come together in family-friendly state-of-the-art science museum. It houses the country’s first purpose-built digital Planetarium, along with a range of themed galleries.

Visit Lichfield

Visit Lichfield

With a bustling, bijou city, picturesque countryside, and fun for all the family, Lichfield District is a fantastic destination for a day out, city break or short getaway. Lichfield is less than 20 miles away by train from New Street Station.

Visit Stoke-on-Trent

Visit Stoke-on-Trent

Recognised as the World Capital of Ceramics, Stoke-on-Trent is home to a host of award-winning ceramic attractions, museums, and factory shops as well as outstanding family attractions and beautiful gardens.

Visit Tamworth

Visit Tamworth

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.

Visit Worcestershire

Visit Worcestershire

Visit Worcestershire and explore the vast amount of attractions and things to see and do, enjoy the great outdoors including the beautiful countryside and the many waterways. There’s something for the whole family here.

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle

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.

Warwickshire Country Parks

Warwickshire Country Parks

Warwickshire County Council Country Parks Service has 5 Country Parks, 3 Greenways and 1 Nature Reserve across Warwickshire including Kingsbury Water Park, Kenilworth Greenway and Hartshill Hayes Country Park.

West Midlands Safari Park

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.

Winterbourne House

Winterbourne House

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.

Wonderful World of Trains & Planes

Wonderful World of Trains & Planes

From flight simulators to model train layouts to control, there is so much to see and do for all ages at the Wonderful World of Trains & Planes! Come along and experience something new in family attractions.