Friday 13 October 2017

Fun things to do for the weekend near Birmingham

Birmingham is a city in the midst of a revolution, an uprising of localism. With new restaurants and bars opening by the second, it is attracting foodies, inspiring projects and awesome events. The city has an indescribable electricity and a noticeable excitement of new things to come. And that's why I am proud to say it's where I live!

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With so much going on in and around the city, it can be difficult to know where to start. This article gives you a helping hand in knowing where to go and what to do in Birmingham. Whether you live in the city or just plan on visiting for a few days, rediscover the new and exciting Birmingham.

With older children
A great adventure to explore with family and children is The Birmingham Mystery Treasure Trail. It’s suitable for ages 9 all the way up to 18, but you’ll find yourself getting excited as an adult too! The best time to explore is on a sunny day, as you follow a 1.5 mile route through Birmingham on a complete, self-guided themed treasure trail.

You can get your investigative cap on while hunting for clues located on permanent features in the city like buildings and statues to solve mysteries and discover new parts of Birmingham. It takes about 2 hours to complete and is a circular loop. If you get stuck or lost, it’s not a problem, there are free mobile text services for clues.

With younger children
This attraction is great for kids, as well as anyone who likes chocolate- which is pretty much everyone! Cadbury World is a purple planet full with chocolate rain, cream eggs to chase and your own cocoa trees to grow. The self-guided tour has 15 different zones including an Aztec Jungle and a Crunchie Rollercoaster.

Anyone with a sweet tooth will be severely satisfied and if you start to feel full, you can work it off on the ropes, bridges and slides at the African Adventure play area or relax for a breather in the Cadbury CafĂ©. With plenty in store for a family day out and just one ticket price for all of the zones and attractions, you won’t be disappointed.

For exploring the countryside
Surrounding the city is beautiful countryside and stunning views. If you’re into hiking, walking, sightseeing, mountains, lakes and stunning views, you need to explore the surrounding areas. Base yourself at one of Allen’s Caravan Parks, dotted around surrounding Worcestershire, drop off the bags and get your walking shoes on.

The parks offer luxury caravans to put your feet up in after a long day of exploring and are all nestled among the stunning scenery. With leisure complexes, river fishing, games rooms and restaurants, your base will have everything you need and the countryside is just on your doorstep.  Visit this website for more information on park locations.

Something for thrill seekers
If you’re a thrill seeker and after some excitement in Birmingham, then Escape Live is the place for you.  Working in a team of between two and six people, you have 60 minutes to escape from a locked room before it is too late. You have to work together to find the clues and solve puzzles to make your way out in time.

You can choose from Dr Wilson’s office, Room 13, The Lab or The Time Machine. Each challenging in their own way, the whole experience will take up 1 hour 30 mins, leaving you plenty of time for a drink in a bar after to laugh about the experience.

Something for couples
If you are visiting the city with your loved one, the most romantic experience that is a must-do is the Cult Screens outdoor cinema which allows you to watch a film under the stars. All of the screenings offer a range of ticket choices from comfy seating options including deckchairs, single beans bags and double bean bags to cuddle up on.

With high definition projection, giant screens and brilliant audio, snuggle up on a double beanbag and watch one of Hollywood’s classics for a unique cinematic experience.

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