For a Birmingham focused summer of fun,
We’ve scoured events and found a tonne!
With theme parks and watersports and Cadbury World too,
There’s so much for you to see and do!
1. Drayton Manor, Drayton Bassett
Enjoy over 100 rides and attractions across the park. Thomas the Tank Engine and many of his friends including James, Percy, Rosie, Flynn and Toby are waiting to welcome you into Thomas Land to discover fantastic attractions. Never fear all you thrill-seekers, fly through the air full throttle on our stand-up rollercoaster, Shockwave, or take a heart-stopping drop from the sky in Apocalypse our 54m drop tower, not to mention having the flight of your life on Air Race plus much more. Book now.
2. GoApe!, Cannock
Go Ape Cannock has the longest combined length of ropes and crossing than any other Go Ape site! Your little adrenaline junkies can take on a Tree Top Adventure, try out a Forest Segway and, especially for aspiring little monkeys aged 6-12 years old, a Tree Top Junior course! Book now.
3. Summer Screens, Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Set in the beautiful botanical gardens, sit back, relax and enjoy a classic movie as the sun sets throughout August and September. From the classics like Grease and Pulp Fiction to modern day favourites including Bohemian Rhapsody, Jurassic Park and A Star Is Born, there’s something for everyone. Unfortunately, no children or infants under 5 years old are permitted. Take a closer look.
4. Bosworth Water Park, Nuneaton
50 acres of parkland, 20 acres of lakes and lagoons, and heaps of water sports and activities on offer – what more could you want? Pedalos, sailing and kayaking will keep older children occupied. Meanwhile, little ones will love the 12-hole pirate themed crazy golf course and playground! You’ll even find a beach complete with golden sand here too. No need to go anywhere else this summer! Take a closer look.
5. Summer Nights, West Midlands Safari Park
West Midland Safari Park really has something for everyone. Get up close to your favourite animals at the safari drive-through experience. For more thrills and turns, head to the adventure theme park. Then step back in time and see the UK’s largest animatronic dinosaur attraction, Land of the Living Dinosaurs! Between 1st August – 1st September the park will be open later every evening for their Summer Nights event, giving you even more time to explore! Take a closer look.
6. Summer at Warwick Castle
Explore the picturesque castle and grounds with daily shows planned for the duration of summer. The Falconer’s Quest is the UK’s biggest birds of prey show, featuring live-action aerial acrobatics from up to 70 birds! Lose yourself in the UK’s first Horrible Histories Maze, and delve into the spooky world of The Castle Dungeon. Take a closer look.
7. Mr Mulligans Adventure Golf, Broadway Plaza
Now we all know that British summertime can sometimes be a bit soggier than we’d like. Mr Mulligans is the perfect place for rainier days. This unforgettable venue showcases some of the most unique crazy golf holes in the UK. The alien-themed course is really out-of-this-world! Take a closer look.
9. Alton Towers, Stoke on Trent
Alton Towers is a family favourite and it’s not surprising why. With rides and attractions, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Check out some exciting thrill rides, such as Thi3teen, Oblivion and Ripsaw. Younger visitors will love Frog Hopper and CBeebies Land where they can help Postman Pat deliver his parcels, visit In The Night Garden and much more! There are Haunted Houses, live shows, and a fantastic waterpark at the resort too. Take a closer look.
9. National SEA LIFE Centre, Brindleyplace
Meet some weird and wonderful creatures, including rays, sharks, jellyfish, octopus, turtles, eels, clownfish and even otters! Regular feedings take place and you can see the hard work all the staff do and even ask them questions about your favourite sea creature. Throughout summer discover what treasures are lurking beneath the sea as pirates and mermaids take over! Take a closer look.
10. Winterbourne House, Edgbaston
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a peaceful day out at this heritage attraction. Explore this 7 acre oasis which is home to over 6000 plant species! As you stroll around the Edwardian house, you’ll learn all about the families that lived here and how it became a part of the University of Birmingham. Take a closer look.
11. Cadbury World, Bournville
Every chocolate lover’s dream day out! Discover the history behind your favourite chocolate treats and explore the magic of how they are created. The fabulous state-of-the-art Purple Planet lets you grow your own cocoa bean and experience chocolate rain. With so many amazing things to discover, including an adventure play area and the world’s biggest Cadburys shop, this is one delicious day out not to be missed! Take a closer look.
12. SnowDome®, Tamworth
Head to cooler climes as you ski or snowboard to your heart’s content this summer. This fantastic snow, ice, and leisure experience really does have something for everyone. With real snow, this is a seriously ‘cool’ alpine experience for all ages! Choose between the main slope or Snow Academy slopes according to your ability. Don’t miss the fantastic ice rink, which even has an ice track surrounding the rink – the only one in the UK and offers lessons for all ages as well as skating sessions. You’ll also find a 25-metre pool, junior pool, and toddler pool as well as fitness activities and a spa. Take a closer look.
13. Stratford Butterfly Farm, Stratford-upon-Avon
Come rain or shine enjoy the unique pleasure of discovering hundreds of the world’s most beautiful butterflies flying in an exotic environment of tropical blossom with splashing waterfalls and fish-filled pools. Situated in the historic market town of Stratford-upon-Avon a visit here can be made into a great day out for all ages. Take a closer look.
14. Edgbaston Reservoir
A popular location for walkers, joggers, boat clubs and other water sports, enjoy some peace and quiet at the water’s edge. Walk, run or cycle around the 2.8km path around the reservoir and take a picnic along with you to refuel. The reservoir is home to a variety of birds, as well as newts and bats too!
15. LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre, Arena Birmingham
This is the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground for the whole family. Complete with rides like Kingdom’s Quest, build and play zones, a 4D cinema and much more, this is any LEGO® lovers dream! You can also upgrade to a Combi ticket to enjoy SEA LIFE Birmingham as well for a fun-packed family day out. Find out more here.
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