The bustling cosmopolitan city of Birmingham has something for everyone. From libraries and art galleries to bars and restaurants, this sophisticated town is the perfect weekend trip for families and couples alike.
Being the second largest city in England, this melting pot of cultures means you will never be short of things to do, so take a look through our list of the top things to see and do while enjoying a weekend in Birmingham:
Anyone with a sweet-tooth or just a love for chocolate will enjoy a delicious day at Cadbury World. Learn all about the chocolate making process as well as the story which led to this very brand being created. Make sure to pre-book your tickets to ensure you can enter this wonderful world of chocolatey goodness.
Being the modern city it is today, it can be difficult to look back and imagine what life was once like in the city but Birmingham’s back to backs offer a glimpse into days gone by. Four back to back terraces remain and each one showcases a different time period which you can explore and learn about the lives of ordinary people. Entry to this is through guided tours only so make sure to book in advance.
Jump in feet first to this incredible sea life centre which showcases some of the most majestic creatures on the planet. Tropical sharks, Jellyfish and Gentoo Penguins all live in this centre amongst other sea life. There are creature talks where you can learn all about the different species and 360° Ocean Tunnel where you really feel like you’re under water.
If you are wanting a relaxing afternoon, look no further than this 15-acre oasis of landscaped greenery. With over 7,000 plants, including the National Bonsai Collection, trees and shrubs growing throughout the year, this green space offers a peaceful day out. Four glasshouses are filled with exotic plants to see and there are many amenities for you to enjoy.
With so much to see and do in the city, make sure to hire a car from one of our Birmingham pick up points.