Our guide to the best days out in... West Midlands

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West Midlands

Days out in West Midlands

Maybe it’s something in the chocolate? Check it out yourself at Birmingham’s Cadbury World after melting your credit card shopping at Bullring & Grand Central. Brum’s canal quarter is also packed with hip bars and restaurants nowadays – but try the plush Barton Arms for a retro gin palace vibe.

Kids love Legoland Discovery Centre and Thinktank Birmingham Science Centre. And away from the big city, there’s Waterworld and Trentham Monkey Forest in Staffordshire’s Stoke-on-Trent.

Want something a bit different? Warwick has a cracking castle, pretty St Nicholas Park and the Stairway to Heaven canal locks at Hatton.

Lots of culture. Countryside jaunts. Warm accents. The West Midlands is worth a second look.

Did you know...

A little fact about the West Midlands

A heartland for manufacturing - from cars to chocolate, tyres to textiles.


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Amazing attractions in West Midlands

Teamworks Birmingham City

Speed demons, this one's for you! Pick from five different racing tracks and experiences for all ages and skill levels. Take on your team... Keep reading

Warwick Castle

Romance. Murder. Bloodthirsty battles. Most castles have exciting histories – but the here and now can sometimes be more ‘meh’ than ‘yeah’. Not at... Keep reading

National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham

In Birmingham and looking for a day out that’s a bit different? The National SEA Life Centre is a pretty great pick. For kids,... Keep reading

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Birmingham

We’ll take a bet that you’ve got some fond memories involving LEGO® (and some bad ones if you’ve ever stepped on a piece barefoot... Keep reading

The Bear Grylls Adventure

If you’ve ever said ‘I could do that’ from the comfort of your sofa while ex-Special Forces TV star Bear Grylls confronts wild animals... Keep reading

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Alton Towers Resort

Over 40 rides (including world first coasters) and attractions across 10 themed lands should satisfy the thrill-seekers, while CBeebies Land is packed with fun... Keep reading

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Staffordshire – bang in the middle of England and brimming with stuff to do.


Warwickshire – home of the Bard and some pretty poetic towns and villages too.

West Midlands County

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World-class music. Super sport. Best soaps on the telly. Pack more into the North West and you’d push it into the Irish Sea.

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