10 Reasons Why Birmingham Is Brilliant For Families

Birmingham’s Britain’s second-biggest city — but although it’s a bustling multicultural metropolis, it’s not usually top of tourist to-do lists. However, the west midlands powerhouse is actually the perfect place to entertain kids because there are simply so many amazing attractions.With that in mind, here are 10 reasons Birmingham’s brilliant for families.

1.    Cadbury World
If you and your kids love chocolate, visiting Cadbury World is the real-life equivalent of winning a Willy Wonka golden ticket.  There’s a 4D adventure that let’s you fly in a giant creme egg, an Aztec jungle where you’re whisked back 1000 years in choccy history, and much more…

2.    Bear Grylls Adventure
The Bear Grylls Adventure is located at the Birmingham’s NEC. Suitable for children aged 11+, the TV star and former special forces soldier has included activities like scuba diving, archery and skydiving in an indoor wind tunnel.

3.    Ackers Adventure
Ackers Adventure is a 75-acre outdoor adventure site with super activities like skiing, tobogganing and guided canoe tours. If your kids have excess energy, they can burn it off here in a supervised environment.

4.    Cineworld
Cineworld at Resorts World Birmingham offers an amazing array of celluloid experiences for the whole family, with 2D, 3D and IMAX options across 11 screens. And with restaurants like Las Iguanas onsite, there’s more than popcorn to perk your appetite.

5.    National Sea Life Centre
Experiencing National Sea Life Centre stimulates kids’ senses splendidly, with sharks, stingrays and penguins all on display in living colour.  They even offer undersea sleepovers where kids have a whale of a time.

6.    Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park
If sea creatures don’t float your boat, Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park is located at Cannon Hill Park between Moseley and Edgbaston, not far from the city centre. It’s home to red pandas, European lynx, monkeys, antelopes and wallabies.

7.    Legoland Discovery Centre
Kids interested in colorful construction absolutely adore Birmingham’s Legoland Discovery Centre — there are rides, Lego build and play zones, a 4D cinema and life-size Lego characters for them to meet.

8.    Thinktank
Thinktank is an award-winning science museum located at Millennium Point and with a Spitfire fighter plane gallery, science and industry collection and planetarium, it’s ideal for children passionate about tech and science.

9.    Residential districts
Some Birmingham visitors love the city so much that after a few sojourns, they decide to move there permanently. According to the Birmingham Mail, the most family-friendly residential areas are Bournville, Harbourne, Halesowen and Sutton Coldfield.

10. Birmingham Airport BHX
Birmingham’s air hub is a brilliant base for family holidays to destinations throughout Europe and worldwide hotspots like New York and Tokyo. There are all the mod cons you’d expect from a modern facility like BHX, such as airport parking from Looking4.com and food from Giraffe.

After reading these 10 reasons Birmingham’s brilliant for families, we’re sure you’re ready to book a break and become an adopted Brummie.

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