Five Things to do in Birmingham for Young Families
SEP 5, 2018
5 Birmingham Day Trips
Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city and its central position makes it accessible to most regions of the country. Whilst London may be the first choice of many for a city day trip, Birmingham has a lot to offer children and young families. If you’re stuck for things to do this summer, look no further. We’ve listed some of Birmingham’s most popular attractions so you can plan a fun day out for the whole family.
Located just a few miles out of the city in Bourneville, Cadbury World offers a fully-immersive experience suitable for children of all ages. From the 4D cinema to the adventure playground, there’s plenty to see and do. And, of course, there’s lots of chocolate to taste and learn about, from producing cocoa and manufacturing the chocolate bars you get in the shops. You can also learn about the Cadbury story, relax and enjoy a hot chocolate in the café.
Legoland Discovery Centre
The Legoland Discovery Centre is the ‘ultimate indoor Lego playground’ for children aged 3 to 12. With a range of attractions, rides and entertainment, the centre is based at Arena Birmingham (B1 2AA). Your children will be challenged to build Lego and Duplo creations and showcase them, as well as take part in games and find inspiration for their projects.
West Midlands Safari Park
Located out to the South West of Birmingham near Kidderminster, the West Midlands Safari Park is a fantastic family day out to get up and close with all sorts of animals. The park features both walking and drive-through safaris, as well as a host of activities, dinosaur discovery, playground and theme park. This attraction is worth a whole day to explore. You can also buy an annual pass to come back again.
Thinktank is the Birmingham Science Museum located in the centre of Birmingham (B4 7XG). Whilst learning about spitfires and sea monsters, you can also enjoy the science garden and the planetarium. The museum is award-winning and caters for all ages. There are also regular exhibitions, demonstrations and talks to engage you and your children. Whether they are keen scientists-to-be, or you just fancy an interactive day out, Thinktank is highly recommended.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Located just a few miles from the city centre, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens boast the ‘most beautiful gardens in the UK’ and is well worth a visit. Set within 15 acres of Victorian-landscaped land, the gardens feature playgrounds, themed gardens, trails and four glasshouses including the exotic Tropical House, Subtropical House, Mediterranean House and Arid House. The gardens cater for everyone and it’s worth checking their website to see what’s on, from performances on their bandstand, to exhibitions and activities.