Birmingham is a city jam-packed with activities for the whole family to enjoy. There is so much to choose from around Birmingham to make sure everyone has a great time together. We have put together a list of some of our favourite places to visit with the family, containing a nice mix of different activities to suit all interests, all just a short distance from Clayton Hotel Birmingham.
Located in Brindley Place, the National SEA LIFE Centre provides families with an exciting day out, with many fascinating sea creatures and exhibits to discover. During your visit make sure to Meet Ozzy and Ola, the UK’s first Sea Otters, marvel at sharks, the giant turtle and many other tropical creatures in the 360° ocean tunnel and enter the mesmerising world of jellyfish at the Jelly Invaders area. Standard tickets begin at £22.95 and an adult and toddler ticket costs £14.00.
2. Cadbury World
17-minute drive from the hotel
A whole world dedicated to chocolate? Say no more, sign me up! The whole family will be ecstatic with a visit to Cadbury World. Located only a 17-minute drive from the hotel, Cadbury World is a self-guided exhibition tour giving visitors an insight into the history of the famous chocolate brand. The tour is made up of various chocolatey zones including how the chocolate is made, the Bournville experience, a 4D cinema chocolate adventure, the famous Cadabra ride and of course plenty of chocolate tasting.
Cadbury World is also home to an outdoor play area, Cadbury Café and the world’s largest Cadbury shop. Adult tickets cost £19.00 while a child ticket costs £14.00.
3. Legoland Discovery Centre
7-minute drive from the hotel
This is one for all of the builders out there! Let your imagination run wild and creative juices flow at Legoland Discovery Centre, a 7-minute drive from the hotel. Create your own masterpiece at the various build stations, admire the spectacular MINILAND which is made up of over 1.5 million bricks and enjoy the LEGO City soft play area and 4D cinema.
Don’t leave without a souvenir from the LEGO Store which is fully stocked with all of the latest LEGO products. Standard tickets begin at £17.50 while you can save 20% when you book in advance.
4. Thinktank Science Museum
7-minute walk from the hotel
The award-winning Thinktank Science Museum offers a fun-filled and educating day out for the family. Situated in the Millennium Point Building on Curzon St, a 7-minute walk from the hotel, Thinktank contains four floors filled with hands-on exhibits and historical collections, displaying the science of the world around us.
Highlights include the new 4k planetarium system, the Spitfire gallery and its role in World War II and the Science and Industry collection. Adult admission is £14.00 and child tickets cost £10.25.
5. Botanical Gardens
10-minute drive from the hotel
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is one of the city’s most popular attractions offering something for the whole family. The 15-acre gardens, which can be reached in 10-minutes from the hotel by car, is home to four stunning glasshouses displaying tropical rainforest to arid desert vegetation. Opposite the glasshouses is a massive lawn consisting of beds of flowers and shrubbery.
There is a playground on site for kids and also a tea room and café in case you get peckish during your visit.
6. The Bear Grylls Adventure
20-minute drive from the hotel
The Bear Grylls Adventure is an indoor and outdoor activity centre situated in the NEC Birmingham, a 20-minute drive from the hotel. This is the ideal day out for all thrill-seekers, with variety of exhilarating challenges to choose from.
Activities prices start at £20.00 and all have adventure guides available to help you with the challenge. Experience what its like to free fall with iFly, scale the high ropes 65ft above ground or have an underwater experience with the shark dive. There is something to interest the whole family!
7. West Midland Safari Park
1-hour drive from the hotel
A visit to West Midland Safari Park will long live in the memories of the entire family. The Safari Park offers visitors a unique experience, allowing you to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most amazing animals all from the comfort of your car. During the safari you will experience many distinct habitats including African Plains, Wild Asia, Carnivores and Elephant Valley.
There is a wide variety of VIP Experiences available for you to have a once in a lifetime experience with some incredible animals. If the animals aren’t enough there is also an adventure Theme Park on-site.