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The Ultimate Summer Days Out Guide for the West Midlands

The Ultimate Summer Days Out Guide: West Midlands
Written by Elexa Rose

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If you’re looking for some fab days out with your little ones in the West Midlands but don’t know where to start, I’ve got you covered! Here’s a handy list of some of the best days out in the area, whether you’ve got budding farmers, race drivers or adventurers in tow. Have an amazing summer!

West Midland Safari Park – Bewdley, Worcestershire

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Take a walk on the wild side at this amazing safari park! You can go on your own drive safari to see tigers, cheetahs, elephants, zebra, rhino (including the super cute baby rhino Ekosu!) and even lions. Be sure to check out the Discovery Trail to watch talks, shows and even meet some fascinating creatures! Find out more.

Gloworm Festival – Worksop, Nottinghamshire

**Pay No Booking Fees When You Book Through Picniq**

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Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st August

This ultimate family friendly festival is the perfect mini break for the whole family. The kids will especially love the chance to meet their heroes, Peppa Pig, Thomas the Tank Engine and Ben and Holly, at the meet and greet on the Sunday. For parents there’s a whole host of amazing music, art, workshops and more to keep everyone happy all weekend long! Book your tickets through Picniq and pay no booking fees! Find out more.

Playtime Cannock – Cannock, Staffordshire

Half price entry for all kids and £4.50 per child for midweek parties with Days Out Card

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This lovely play area has lots of fun features that mini adventurers will love! Jump on slides, climb through cargo nets, ball pools and so much more! Find out more.

Drayton Manor Theme Park – Tamworth, Staffordshire

Adult and Toddler Ticket for £20 with a Days Out Card

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Drayton Manor has lots of fun rides and attractions for all ages! There’s Cranky the Crane Drop Tower, Jeremy Jet and Bertie Bus for little ones, as well as the likes of Apocalypse, G-Force, Pandemonium, Shockwave and more for adrenaline junkies! There’s also indoor and outdoor play areas, a Dino Trail and crazy golf for those after some quieter fun. Find out more.

Longleat Safari Park – Warminster, Wiltshire

**Exclusive Offer: Get 20% Off Tickets**

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Explore some fab attractions at Longleat, including the Jungle Kingdom, Safari Drive Adventure, Penguin Bay, Adventure Park Longleat House and so much more! You’ll also get to meet majestic lions, mischievous monkeys, roaming rhino and chasing cheetahs. Head over to the drive through safari to feed some deer too! Get 20% off of your tickets when you book with Picniq! Find out more.

The Wolseley Centre – Stafford, Staffordshire

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With over 26 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens, which are home to some amazing wildlife, your budding David Attenburough’s will be spoilt for choice at where to explore first! Bring along a family picnic, follow the Play Trial or head to The Sensory Garden to learn about some exciting plants. Find out more.

Want to Canoe? – Bromyard, Herefordshire

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Take in some stunning waterside views as you navigate River Wye by a hired kayak! Take your family on an adventure along over 100 miles of river without restriction, whilst making sure to keep an eye out for some amazing wildlife such as Herons, Cormorants, Kingfishers, Swans and Otters! Find out more.

iSkate – Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

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If you’re feeling the heat this summer, take your family to iSkate for some fun on the ice! With skating lessons, ice shows, parent and toddler classes, disco sessions and even birthday parties, there’s something for all of the family to enjoy. Find out more.

National Forest Adventure Farm – Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire

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This family adventure farm offers the chance to make friends with some cute and cuddly critters, such as Shetland ponies, pigs, quails, chickens and goats. Head to the indoor playbarn which has lots of fun features, including a large soft play area and Lego Construction Zone. In the Funfield, kids can have a go at Go-Karts, mini golf, jumping pillows and more! Find out more.

Wall Roman Site – Lichfield, Staffordshire

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Little historians will love these Roman ruins which were once an important military road to North Wales! Have a walk around the foundations of an inn and bathhouse, with info posts offering some fascinating facts. Head over to the museum to see some of the amazing artifacts discovered on the site. Find out more.

National Forest Llama Trek – Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire

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Make friends with some friendly llamas at the National Forest Llama Trek! Walk with the llamas along the trek, groom and hand feed them, as well as learn some interesting facts about llamas, the local history and more. Find out more.

Rays Farm Country Matters – Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Free child entry with paying adult with Days Out Card

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Little farmers will love this family friendly farm, which offers a magical Fairytale Forest where you can hand feed deer, as well as a play area and beautiful countryside views housing some fascinating wildlife. A child goes free with a full paying adult with our Days Out Card! Find out more.

Ludlow Castle – Ludlow, Shropshire

10% Discount on Family Tickets

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Learn all about some amazing Medieval history by taking a guided tour through these ruins, which are surrounded by some stunning views. Be sure to check their event listings, which includes food fairs, medieval days and more. Find out more.

The Edge Adventure Activities – Much Wenlock, Shropshire

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If your energetic little monkey is after an active adventure, bring them along to The Edge Adventure Activities! With fab activities ranging from quad biking, mountain boarding, archery and so much more, they’ll be spoilt for choice at what to do first! Find out more.

Wonderland – Telford, Shropshire

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Pay a visit to Wonderland where your little ones can meet some of their favourite fairytale characters and see their homes! Other fun features include a Wonderland Maze, the Dinosaur Valley, crazy golf and more. Find out more.

Pirates Playpit – Telford, Shropshire

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Arr matey! Bring your little scallywags along for a swashbucling adventure at Pirates Playpit. They can climb a large pirate ship frame that has ball pools, a swinging ball, crows nest and more! For mini pirates in the making, there’s a separate area for under 3s as well as an on site cafe for rumbling tums. Find out more.

Gulliver’s Theme Park – Matlock, Derbyshire

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With over 70 rides, attractions and experiences for those aged between 2 – 13, Gulliver’s will offer something for every little thrill seeker to enjoy! Have a go on a real working JCB and dare to ride Dino Falls, plus enjoy the log flume, dodgems and pirate ship. Find out more.

Blists Hill Victorian Town – Telford, Shropshire

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Mini historians will love immersing themselves in this Victorian town experience! Watch in awe as actors bring Victorian characters to life to see how they lived, worked and shopped. Kids even have the chance to dress up as a Victorian, visit a traditional sweet shop and more. Find out more.

Ackers Adventure – Birmingham, West Midlands

Buy 30 minute Toboggan Session and get another 30 minutes free with Days Out Card

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Head to Ackers Adventure for an action packed day out! Children over 5 can enjoy the likes of skiing, canoeing, kayaking and more, whereas little adventurers over 3 can try their hands at tobogganing! You can get an extra 30 minutes free with our Days Out Card! Find out more.

Fourways Play Centre – Atherstone, Warwickshire

25% admission discount with Days Out Card

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Relax and unwind as your little ones are let loose at Fourways Play Centre. This fab indoor play centre offers a 6m drop slide, two lane astra slide, sky glide, ball canons and even a race track. Toddlers can have fun in a separate area, which includes a giant ball pool, wavy slide and puzzles. Get 25% off with our Days Out Card! Find out more.

Royal Air Force Museum – Cosford, Shropshire

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There’s so much to learn at the Royal Air Force Museum, which is home to 70 aircrafts! You can also pay a visit to the National Cold War Museum and see the world’s oldest Spitfire and a Lincoln Bomber, 60 engines and missiles. Find out more.

Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills – Church Stretton, Shropshire

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Be at one with nature at Carding Mill Valley, which offers some stunning views of the Shropshire Hills. With over 2000 hectares just waiting to explored, including paths for walking, mountain biking and horse riding, the whole family has the chance to take in some amazing natural beauty. Find out more.

Planet Ice Coventry – Coventry

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This ice centre offers some fab activities for all of the family to get involved in, including ice shows, skating lessons, disco sessions and more! Find out more.

Brandon Marsh Nature Centre – Coventry

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Brandon Marsh has over 200 acres of amazing lakes, woodland, marshes and grassland, meaning mini explorers will have the chance to discover some fascinating wildlife! See if you can spot some otters, owls, badgers and many more! Find out more.

Sarehole Mill – Birmingham, West Midlands

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Well loved for its links to JRR Tolkien and as being an inspiration for his novels The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, this mill is the perfect escape for movie and book fans alike!  See if you can spot some gorgeous wildlife, including mallards, herons and moorhens! Find out more.

Puzzlewood – Coleford, Gloucestershire

£2 Off a Family Ticket With a Days Out Card

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Explore 14 acres of ancient woodland for a chance to discover some fascinating yew trees, bridges, lookouts and twisted rocks! Make friends with some lovely animals, such as donkeys, cattle, pygmy goats, ponies, pigs, ducks and more! There are also two indoor mazes to get lost in and amazing outdoor play area. Get £2 off a family ticket with our Days Out Card! Find out more.

Ice Quest – Malvern, Worcestershire

£2 off Friday Night Fever Skate Sessions with a Days Out Card

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This day out on the ice offers family activities suitable for all ages! Everyone is sure to have fun, whether they’re a skating novice or pro. There are skating aids available for younger skaters, as well as Laser Quest for a fun game of laser tag! Find out more.

Severn Expeditions – Malvern, Worcestershire

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Take to the waters with Severn Expeditions – a family run boat hire company – where you can hire your own boat to explore the river, have a go at fishing or just take in some stunning views! No boating experience necessary as you’ll be told all you need to know on the day! Find out more.

Evesham Light Railway – Evesham, Worcestershire

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If your little ones are train mad they’ll love Evesham Light Railway! These fab trains take you for a mile journey around the old apple orchards and country park. Don’t forget to bring along a picnic to take in the stunning views! Find out more.

Small Breeds Farm Park & Owl Centre – Hereford, Herefordshire

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For animal lovers, Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre offers the chance for your little farmers to make friends with some cute and cuddly critters. See chipmunks, rabbits, guinea pigs, and squirrels, as well as tortoise, sheep, horses and so much more. Find out more.

The Amazing Hedge Puzzle – Ross on Why, Herefordshire

Spend an hour having some active fun at this traditional hedge maze, which includes over 1km of hedges! Make your way to the temple in the centre, play tag with the family and have a go at climbing the viewing tower. Find out more.

The Amazing Hedge Puzzle – Ross on Why, Herefordshire

Spend an hour having some active fun at this traditional hedge maze, which includes over 1km of hedges! Make your way to the temple in the centre, play tag with the family and have a go at climbing the viewing tower. Find out more.

Arrow Valley Visitor Centre – Redditch, Worcestershire

With 900 acres, Arrow Valley Visitor Centre is the largest area of open space in Redditch! The space offers a lovely escape to its urban surroundings, as well as the chance to go fishing on its 30 acre lake. Kids can also take part in some fab active activities, including running and cycling! Find out more.

Eastnor Castle – Ledbury, Herefordshire

Explore some lavish architecture and interior design at Eastnor Castle, which includes collections of fine art and medieval armour! Have a go at the Knights Maze, let loose in the Children’s Adventure Playground and swing between the trees on their treetop walkway! Music lovers won’t want to miss Lakefest from 11th – 14th August, held on Eastnor Castle’s grounds, which is now celebrating its fifth year! Find out more.

Herefordshire Raceway – Leominster, Herefordshire

Aspiring race drivers will love the chance to zoom around the 600 metre outdoor track! Suitable for little ones over 1.3m and over 8 years old. There’s a lovely picnic for proud spectators to watch and soak up the sunshine. Find out more.

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