When you think of city-based days out in the UK, your first thoughts are likely London or Manchester. But as the UK’s second most populated city, Birmingham has a lot to offer. From fun activities to fantastic shopping and nightlife, a day out or weekend in Birmingham won’t disappoint.
Planning a visit to Birmingham? Take a look at some of the following ideas to help you have a great day out.
Visit Cadbury World
Want to feel like you’re in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Well at Cadbury World, you just might. A real-life chocolate factory that documents the history of one of Britain’s best-loved brands, you can learn all about the history of Cadbury and get to see some of the products in production, with some samples of course! But Cadbury World has so much more to offer, with rides and attractions that will appeal to every member of the family.
Watch a match
Birmingham is home to two well-known football clubs, Aston Villa and Birmingham City. During the football season, you can expect to see some great matches in the city, so it’s a great opportunity to see some of the world’s best footballers in action. Tickets can be difficult to get hold of, so make sure you secure yours in advance to avoid disappointment.
Explore Birmingham’s many, many pubs
Like most cities in the UK, Birmingham has a thriving pub scene. The city itself has a great selection of pubs, including The Old Crown, which was built in 1368! If you want to enjoy something a little quieter away from the city, you can stop for brunch or lunch at a pub in Bromsgrove or take a drive to one of the many nearby towns and villages. As a friendly city, you can expect a warm welcome in Birmingham’s many, many pubs.
Enjoy the National Sea Life Centre
Birmingham is home to the National Sea Life Centre, where you’ll be able to explore all kinds of marine life – including sharks and turtles. The Sea Life Centre is also home to penguins and sea otters, so there are plenty of wonderful creatures to see, while learning a little more about marine life too.
Shop ‘til you drop at the Bullring
The Bullring is one of the UK’s most well-known shopping centres. You can find everything from popular high street favourites to luxury stores like Selfridges. With a huge selection of stores to rival London and Manchester, the Bullring has something for everyone. There is also a huge variety of restaurants and bars, so it’s the perfect way to spend a few hours during your visit.
Visits like these can help create amazing memories, proving that days out can be just as good as holidays. Days out in the UK give you some amazing opportunities to explore different towns and cities, so why not plan a family day out to Birmingham and see the best that the city has to offer?