I shared a similar blog post a few years back so I thought I’d narrow it down to 10 places I’d recommend visiting and why. So if your planning a trip and don’t know where to begin I have you covered and I hope you find this somewhat helpful. There is no particular order to this list and links to each attraction’s website will be linked to the subheading, so without further ado let’s get into the post.
PLEASE NOTE THAT PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL FOR MOST OF THESE ATTRACTIONS.
Of course, we can’t write up this post and not include our local theme park. Family or thrill-seekers Drayton Manor has something for you. From the youngest member of your family to the eldest there is a lot to explore and enjoy across the park including 15 acres of zoo to experience too. There is also a whole range of outstanding food outlets to enjoy during your visit.
Merlin Annual Passholders and Lego lovers, be sure to swing by the Legoland Discovery Centre located in Birmingham. Please be aware you do need children to enter this attraction so solo adults, unfortunately, aren’t allowed in. This attraction features a 4D Cinema, Miniland, a ride and so much more. It’s the perfect stop-off attraction for families to enjoy.
One for all ages to enjoy with Birmingham’s Sea Life Centre. This attraction has the UK’s only 360 degrees Ocean Tunnel and so much more to experience. You can also use your Merlin Annual Pass within this attraction or families could purchase a multi-attraction ticket to experience Legoland Discovery Centre too.
Twycross Zoo is the perfect day out for all ages with so many animals to see, soft play for the younger children and outdoor adventures to embark upon. Whilst visiting Twycross Zoo don’t forget to experience the Lorikeet Feed too.
Alton Towers is an ultimate must visit this summer with various events happening throughout as well as the brand new area for 2021; The World of David Walliams which features the headline attraction Gangsta Granny. Alton Towers is the perfect place to visit for the entire family with a dedicated area (CBeebies Land) for the little one and the likes of The Smiler for the thrill seekers.
Just like Legoland Discovery Centre, this theme park is dedicated to families only. So, if you’re looking for a day out as a family with children you have to check out the fab Twinlakes Park. If you are a soul adult and looking for something spooky during the Halloween season then be sure to check out Xtreme Scream Park hosted by Twinlakes Park this October. Twinlakes is also home to Escape Games which is a 60-minute escape room for everyone to enjoy.
Another fun attraction located in Birmingham for the whole family to enjoy. This is a walkthrough attraction that features a tracked dark ride and 4D cinema amongst the interesting history on how Cadbury chocolate is made. There is so much to enjoy across this attraction include the fab gift shop and cafe to finish your visit.
A small but fab theme park to experience amongst plenty of dog-friendly fields. So, why not bring along your dog and the entire family for a beautiful but fun day out. There is so much experience including one of the oldest surviving water-based rides within the world as well as so much more to enjoy. It’s also the perfect location to pack up a picnic and catch a break on the lawns to take in the sights with the family.
Who doesn’t love a waterpark? Why not head over to Coventry and check out the newly built waterpark known as The Wave. This waterpark features various water slides, an area for the little ones as well as a spa, health & fitness centre and swim school.
A safari drive-through, an adventure park and so much more. West Midlands Safari Park is a whole day’s worth of exploring to be had. From VIP Experiences, safari drive-through, land of the living dinosaurs, discovery trail and adventure park plus so much more. You are guaranteed an action-packed day for all ages to enjoy.
Dog owner and looking for somewhere nice to visit with your little fur babies? Cotswold Wildlife Park is perfect for exactly that. You are able to walk your dogs around the site but it’s important to know they aren’t allowed in any indoor attraction, unfortunately. There is so much to take in when visiting this wildlife park from the animals to the beautiful gardens. It’s the perfect opportunity for a family day out including your dogs too.
Another waterpark has made the list but this time it’s located on the site of Alton Towers. We would always recommend booking for two days when heading to Alton Towers to fit this attraction into the trip. There is something for everyone to enjoy within this waterpark from those who love to relax amongst the lazy river to those who seek more of a thrill on the Master Blaster. It has it all for every age group.
Warwick Castle is a beautiful day out to explore the history of the castle itself, to embrace the events and shows that is on offer as well as explore the extra activities like the Horrible History Maze. Again this attraction has something to offer to each member of the family as well as beautiful sights to endure too. Would definitely recommend checking the website to see what they have on offer throughout the year, so you don’t miss out on any shows or events.
There is a list of places I’d recommend checking out within the West Midlands. I will be sharing a Norfolk version very soon. Let me know if you have trips planned to any of these attractions this summer.
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