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Somewhere I have never really been with my family is Birmingham. It is somewhere that I have always wanted to take the children as I am forever hearing about all the things there are to do in and around Birmingham. So far I have only been to the Birmingham NEC and would love to explore a bit more of the city in the coming months.
Here are a few of the places I would love to go to as a family in and around Birmingham:
Drayton Manor Theme Park – I have always loved a theme park and Drayton Manor is one I have loved the look of ever since the introduction of Thomas Land and the expansion earlier this year has made it top of our list of places to go.
Dudley Zoo and Castle – Whenever we are looking for a new place to go we always pick an animal park or castle first. Dudley Zoo ticks both boxes and looks like it has something for everyone with so many different species of animals, play parks and even a chair lift and fun fair.
Cadbury World – Every child loves chocolate and somewhere I have wanted to visit since my own childhood is Cadbury World. Find out about how chocolate is made, the history of Cadbury, a Cadbury shop and even a chocolate themed adventure playground – what’s not to love?
Birmingham Botanical Gardens – A botanical garden is usually a winner with children as there’s lots of room to run around, greenhouses to shelter in if the weather isn’t good and so much to look at. Birmingham Botanical Gardens looks like a great place for all the family.
Winterbourne House and Garden – We love finding an old house to explore and Winterbourne looks beautiful with acres of gardens and over 6,000 plant species it is bound to be a great place to adventure for any family.
National Sea Life Centre – A sea life centre is always a great day out especially when the weather’s bad and the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham is no exception – a great day out!
Think Tank – The Birmingham Science Museum combines a great family day out and education too. All children seem to love science and it’s something a lot of parents love to experiment with too. With a Planetarium, Spitfire Gallery, Science Garden and so much more it’s set to be a packed day out.
Hatton Country World – An action packed day out, Hatton Country World offers both indoor and outdoor activities – great for rainy days. With adventure playgrounds, soft play, animals, falconry shows and so many seasonal activities it is bound to be a great day out all year round.
Warwick Castle – There is nothing the kids like more than going to a castle in search of princesses and Warwick Castle looks like a pretty impressive castle to visit. Warwick Castle is so much more than just a castle though with shows, activities and even the world’s largest working trebuchet!
Black Country Living Museum – I love anything where you can step back in time and this open air museum gives you a glimpse into what life really used to be like. It gives you a real feel of what the Black Country industrial landscape was like, spread over 26 acres of land – a great place to explore and learn about some of the UK’s history.
I think it will take me a few visits to Birmingham to tick everything off my list but I can’t wait to get started. I have been looking for places to stay and Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC looks like it would have great access to all of Birmingham’s attractions – and parking too!
What are your favourite things to do in Birmingham? Are there any other days out that would be top of your list?