Birmingham is one of England’s biggest cities. Being located in the West Midlands makes it a place that is easy to get to for a weekend city break or day trip. With its rich industrial heritage, Birmingham is now a must-visit destination to see some great architecture and learn more about the industrial revolution. It is also a haven for anyone who loves to shop. If you are planning a trip to Birmingham, here are some top things to see and do!
Try Your Hand at Fiendish Puzzles at Escape Live
Have you always wanted to go back in time, play detective for the day or wished to save your friends and colleagues from a near-death experience? If so, then Escape Live in Birmingham has a selection of mind-bending puzzles for you and your friends to unravel. For those who have nerves of steel, Amy is locked in Room 13 and her survival is in your hands. You are her only hope, will you save her life before time runs out? Dr Wilson’s life is also at stake in Dr Wilson’s Office; the only thing standing between him and death is finding out the identity of the person threatening his life. Are you up for the challenge?
A dream destination for those with a sweet tooth, Cadbury world is where you can learn about the history of the brand, how chocolate is made and also have a go at making some yourself! Or, settle down for a 4D chocolate adventure, travel back to the Victorian times in Bull Street, meet Quaker John Cadbury and see how the story began. Complete your day out by visiting the biggest Cadbury chocolate shop in the world!
National Sea Life Centre
Get up close to some amazing freshwater and marine life at the National Sea Life Centre. See colourful fishes, shellfish and octopus, watch sea turtles, penguins or marvel at sharks swimming above you! Learn about the different habitats of sea life, enjoy talks and feeding times. This aquarium is more than just a place to see marine life, you can also find out more about conservation, breeding programs and research that is helping to protect it.
A Silent Disco at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Established in 1885, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is a listed building that houses some of the finest collections of Pre-Raphaelite paintings in the world. You can also learn about the history of Birmingham, as well as look at artefacts from the surrounding areas, such as the Staffordshire Hoard, the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold to be discovered so far in the UK.
However, that is not all. The museum is also hosting a silent disco where three DJs will battle it out for your undivided attention. With music spanning all genres, from indie to party and power ballads, what’s not to love?
Want to prove yourself as the best putter amongst family and friends? You’re in luck. There are many mini golf attractions for you to prove yourself, from Golden Putter Mini Golf to Adventure Island Mini Golf. Keep your wits about you and conquer all the courses and obstacles in your way.
Birmingham is a thriving city that boasts some of the best attractions, restaurants and night spots, and if you visit you are sure to find lots of things to see and do. From industrial factories and waterways to ultra-modern buildings, the design of this city never ceases to amaze. Visit Birmingham for a great day out with friends and families.