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Ackers Adventure – Sparkbrook
Ackers Adventure is set on a 75 acre site of reclaimed, semi rural land with the Grand Union canal running through it, this attraction provides the facilities to have a go at various sporting activities… read more
Active (sporting) things to do


Adventure Island Mini Golf – Birmingham
Adventure Island Mini Golf is set over three floors. This indoor attraction can provide a fun experience for all the family. The two 18 hole adventure golf courses are both sited inside a lush tropical environment at the Star City leisure complex… read more
Active (sporting) things to do • Indoor


Alvar Karting and Laser Centre – Short Heath, Willenhall
Alvar Karting and Laser Centre is a go-karting circuit plus laser tag arena in Short Heath, Willenhall, West Midlands… read more
Active (sporting) things to do • Indoor


Quest – Merry Hill, Dudley
Quest is a family entertainment centre located at the Merry Hill shopping centre near Dudley. This mainly indoor attraction comprises of 6 activities with something to do for the whole family… read more
Active (sporting) things to do


Tenpin Bowling Birmingham Star City – Birmingham
Tenpin Bowling Birmingham Star City in Birmingham. Find the latest opening hours, admission prices, map and contact details… read more
Active (sporting) things to do • Indoor


Brandon Marsh Nature Centre – Coventry
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre is a nature reserve located South East of Coventry in the West Midlands… read more
Animals & Nature


Dudley Zoological Gardens – Dudley
Dudley Zoological Gardens in Dudley includes zoo, kids corner, adventure playground, fun fair, land train, animal encounters and tea room… read more
Animals & Nature


National SEA LIFE Birmingham – Birmingham
National SEA LIFE Birmingham with an emphasis on education, conservation and research the centre features an impressive selection of sea life including sharks, crabs, turtles and rays… read more
Animals & Nature


Sandwell Valley RSPB Reserve – West Bromwich
Sandwell Valley RSPB Reserve in West Bromwich, West Midlands. Find opening hours, admission prices, map and contact details… read more
Animals & Nature • Free entry


The Birmingham Nature Centre – Edgbaston
The Birmingham Nature Centre is a walk-through animal park two miles from Birmingham City Centre… read more
Animals & Nature


Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses – Edgbaston
Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses in Edgbaston, Birmingham was opened in 1832 and features a selection of gardens and buildings… read more
Gardens to visit


Ryton Gardens – Ryton on Dunsmore, Coventry
Ryton Gardens consist of 10 acres of organic gardens in Ryton-on-Dunsmore between Coventry and Rugby… read more
Gardens to visit


Aston Hall – Aston
Aston Hall and Park is a Grade I listed mansion house dating from the 17th century in a 50-acre park not far off junction 6 of the M6… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Baddesley Clinton – Knowle, Solihull
Baddesley Clinton is an Elizabethan manor house dating from the 1400’s with surrounding moat and gardens near Knowle… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Bantock House Museum – Wolverhampton
Bantock House Museum is a Grade II listed house with formal gardens and 43 acres of parkland in Wolverhampton… read more
Historical tourist attractions • Free entry


Birmingham Back to Backs – Birmingham
Birmingham Back to Backs is the last surviving block of 19th century working peoples houses surrounding a courtyard in Birmingham City Centre… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Bishop Asbury Cottage – Great Barr
Bishop Asbury Cottage is the 18th century home of Francis Asbury, an important figure in early America, located in Great Barr… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Blakesley Hall – Yardley
Blakesley Hall is a timber-framed house built in 1590 located in Yardley, Birmingham… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens – Castle Bromwich
Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens contains ten acres of walled gardens designed to represent formal English gardens belonging to the period 1680 to 1740… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Coventry Cathedral – Coventry
Coventry Cathedral is a cathedral built in the 1960s and the ruins of the old cathedral in Coventry city centre… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Haden Hill House Museum – Cradley Heath
Haden Hill House Museum is a Victorian house near Cradley Heath in the West Midlands… read more
Historical tourist attractions • Free entry


Himley Hall and Park – Dudley
Himley Hall and Park is an 18th Century Palladian manor house and 180 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscape and woodland… read more
Historical tourist attractions • Free entry


Packwood House – Lapworth, Solihull
Packwood House is a Tudor house built in the 1500’s with gardens and woodland and a fine collection of Tudor furniture and tapestries… read more
Historical


Sarehole Mill – Hall Green
Sarehole Mill is a Grade II listed water mill built around 1750 and one of only two working water mills in Birmingham… read more
Historical


Soho House – Handsworth
Soho House is a Grade II listed 18th century Georgian home of Mathew Boulton one of the founding members of the Lunar society in Handsworth, Birmingham… read more
Historical


Weoley Castle Ruins – Weoley Castle
Weoley Castle Ruins are the Grade II listed remains of a fortified medieval manor house with moat in the Weoley castle district of Birmingham… read more
Historical • Free entry


Wightwick Manor and Gardens – Wolverhampton
Wightwick Manor and Gardens is a Victorian timber-framed manor house built in 1887 with 17 acres of gardens on the Bridgnorth road near Wolverhampton… read more
Historical


Winterbourne House and Garden – Edgbaston
Winterbourne House and Garden is an Arts and Crafts style house and gardens in Edgbaston, Birmingham… read more
Historical


Chilly Kiddy’s – Stourbridge
Chilly Kiddy’s is a children’s indoor play centre in Stourbridge in the West Midlands… read more
Kids days out • Indoor


Crash Bang Wallop – Brownhills
Crash Bang Wallop is an indoor play centre for children up to 11 near Brownhills… read more
Kids days out • Indoor


Hickory Dickory’s Playhouse Birmingham – Kings Heath
Hickory Dickory’s Playhouse Birmingham is an indoor play centre for children up to 11 between Kings Heath and Moseley… read more
Kids days out • Indoor


Jam Jam Boomerang – Coventry
Jam Jam Boomerang is an indoor play centre for children up to 12 near Coventry airport in Coventry… read more
Kids days out • Indoor


Treasure Island Play – South Northfield
Treasure Island Play is an indoor children’s play centre in Northfield in Birmingham… read more
Kids days out • Indoor


Wibbly Wobbly World of Play – Perry Barr
Wibbly Wobbly World of Play is an indoor play centre suitable for children up to 12 years old the located in Perry Barr… read more
Kids days out • Indoor


Junior Jaguar Driving – Birmingham
Junior Jaguar Driving for 30 minutes… read more
Kids days out


Young Driver Experience – Birmingham
Young Driver Experience for 30 minutes… read more
Kids days out


Young Driver Firefly Driving – Birmingham
Young Driver Firefly Driving lesson designed for 5 to 10 year olds… read more
Kids days out


Black Country Living Museum – Dudley
Black Country Living Museum is an open air museum recreating a Black Country village from yesteryear located near Dudley in the West Midlands… read more
Museums & Galleries


Cadbury World – Bourneville
Cadbury World is a museum about the history of chocolate and Cadbury located in Bourneville… read more
Museums & Galleries • Indoor


Coventry Transport Museum – Coventry
Coventry Transport Museum is a museum about the history of transport located in Coventry City Centre… read more
Museums & Galleries • Free entry • Indoor


Lapworth Museum of Geology – Edgbaston
Lapworth Museum of Geology is a geological museum housing a collection Birmingham University campus in the West Midlands… read more
Museums & Galleries • Free entry • Indoor


Museum of the Jewellery Quarter – Hockley
Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is a museum about the history of Jewellery making in the Hockley area of Birmingham… read more
Museums & Galleries


National Motorcycle Museum – Bickenhill, Solihull
The National Motorcycle Museum houses a collection of motorcycles located at Junction 6 of the M42 near Solihull… read more
Museums & Galleries


Pen Museum – Hockley
The Pen Room Museum is a museum about the history of making writing implements in the Hockley area of Birmingham… read more
Museums & Galleries • Indoor


Red House Glass Cone – Wordsley, Stourbridge
Red House Glass Cone is a museum about glass-making in the area in Wordsley, North of Stourbridge… read more
Museums & Galleries • Free entry


Thinktank – Birmingham
Thinktank is located in Birmingham City Centre and is a science museum and a digital Planetarium/immersive ‘fulldome’ theatre… read more
Museums & Galleries


Walsall Leather Museum – Walsall
Walsall Leather Museum is a working museum about Walsall’s history of making leather goods and features both exhibits and workshops… read more
Museums & Galleries • Free entry • Indoor


Comedy Night – Birmingham
Comedy Night for two… read more
Other places to visit


Jaguar Factory – Castle Bromwich
Choose from a classic factory tour, taster tour or a factory tour
Other places to visit


Photography City Tour – Birmingham
Photography City Tour for two hours in the evening… read more
Other places to visit


The Whisky Lounge – Birmingham
Choose from a blending experience for two or a beginner’s guide to whisky for two
Other places to visit


Traditional Afternoon Tea – Birmingham
Traditional Afternoon Tea for two… read more
Other places to visit


Auto Stunt School – Birmingham
Auto Stunt School take part in approximately four different stunt driving activities… read more
Transport days out


Belmond Northern Belle – Birmingham
Choose from a luxury train experience with fine dining for two, full day excursion for two or a afternoon tea for two
Transport days out


Extreme Dodgems – Birmingham
Extreme Dodgems, compete in a 1200cc Saloon Stockcar against other racers… read more
Transport days out


Jaguar Track Experience – Birmingham
Jaguar Track Experience and tour for a full day… read more
Transport days out


The Incredible Auto Circus – Birmingham
The Incredible Auto Circus take part in six motorsport challenges… read more
Transport days out



Whether you are looking for a family day out, fun things to do with the kids, day trips for couples or a place to visit this weekend, we hope you find what your looking for when using our Birmingham and the Midlands days out guide.

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