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Days out and trips in England

Find the best days out near you and plan your next day trip with our handy guide. Whether you're planning a family day out or a day trip in your local area, you'll find a range of zoos, theme parks, outdoor activities and much more to help shape your big day out in England. Please check with the attraction's website for up-to-date information on opening times and restrictions before travelling.

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December events: Visit Birmingham's famous Christmas market

Have a Teutonic shopping experience, all washed down with a cup or two of Glühwein!

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 

Enjoy a 360-degree Champagne view of Birmingham

Luxury and fizz, at the top an icon of Birmingham's exciting modernity.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 

Discover where the 18th century’s greatest minds would meet

This lavish Georgian house in Birmingham was once the home of the industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton, leading member of the Lunar Society.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 

Visit Europe's largest library

The Library of Birmingham houses a million printed volumes, the largest number held by any public library in the UK.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 

A shopping weekend in Birmingham

Enjoy great shopping and cutting edge art on a break to this buzzing city.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 

Head to Birmingham for a summer of festivals

This summer the streets, parks, bars and squares of Birmingham will be filled with melody as the city plays host to some fantastic music festivals.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 

September events: Enjoy good food at Ludlow Food Festival

Take one historic town, an enviable food culture, passionate local chefs and food producers and you get the perfect recipe for Ludlow Food Festival.

Location: Ludlow, Shropshire

 

Uncover the story of West Midland’s industrial heritage

Go back to the where it all started, the Black Country Living Museum – home of the Industrial Revolution.

Location: Dudley, West Midlands

 

Rainy Day Activities: Watch films in style at The Electric Birmingham

Lounge on a sofa with a drink in hand and watch the latest blockbusters at the UK's oldest working cinema.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 

Get clued up on healthy cooking at Harborne Food School

Learn how to cook healthy, sustainable food at Birmingham’s newest food school.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 

Make it a Resorts World romantic break

Romantic breaks should be about luxury, indulgence and relaxation, so it’s a good job Birmingham has all of these in abundance.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 

Take a guided walking tour of Mortimer Country

Strap on your walking shoes and explore the Mortimer Country with the county’s Walking Festival this summer.

Location: West Midlands

 

Visit world-renowned artefacts on a budget break in Birmingham

Being on a budget break in Birmingham isn't a problem at all as there’s so much to see and do for free.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 

Fall in love (all over again) at Malmaison Birmingham

Topping the list as England’s fastest growing Valentine’s Day destination, where better to rekindle a romance than in Birmingham?

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 

Step into the magical world of JRR Tolkien

Celebrate this great literary mind by exploring his childhood haunts, the inspiration for literary classics Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 

Walk through Deer parks and Battle sites on The Mortimer Trail

Enjoy an autumn walk along The Mortimer Trail, from the Welsh border to the medieval town of Ludlow on a Wheely Wonderful Cycling and Walking holiday.

Location: Mortimer Country, North Herefordshire

 

Experience an on-stage extravaganza at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Plan a theatre trip to Birmingham and enjoy classic performances by the famous Birmingham Royal Ballet, comedy, drama, opera and fun-filled musicals.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 

Uncover hidden treasures in the historic Jewellery Quarter

Explore this creative industrial hub in Birmingham and admire Georgian and Victorian architecture.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 

Birmingham's Bullring, books and boutiques

Enjoy contemporary architectural and cultural gems as well as its shopping and nightlife.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 

Meet the new arrivals in Birmingham

There are bundles of new baby animals to make the acquaintance of from all corners of the globe at Sea Life UK Birmingham and Dudley Zoological Gardens.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 
Cathedral ruins in Coventry

Our favourite things to do in Coventry

Immerse yourself in art, theatre, food and history on a break to Coventry, 2021's UK City of Culture.

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