Where to go in the West Midlands

This blog entry will focus on some of the most exciting days out that the West Midlands has to offer. All suggestions do have an entrance fee, but we will endeavour to find you deals and discounts where we can.

The National Sealife Centre in Brindley place possesses an unparalleled range of marine life and underwater adventure right in the centre of Birmingham! Penguins, giant sea turtles and reef sharks to name but a few can all be seen by you and your family all under the same roof. The Days Out Guide – in associated with National Rail – can offer adults 2 for 1 entry when they travel to the centre by rail. Five Ways is the closest station to the centre, but it can also be accessed from Birmingham New Street or Snow Hill, both of which are under a mile away.


Another option great for families are the Dudley Zoological Gardens! Based in the grounds of an 11th Century castle, the gardens possess a ranging animal collection linked to international conservation efforts. All daily admission prices can be paid with or without an extra donation, which can save you a few pounds if you would prefer not to pay it. Disabled children can enter the Zoo on a discounted rate, and free admission is granted for one adult carer.


The West Midlands Safari Park is based in Bewdley, Worcestershire and offers visitors the chance to get up close and personal with lions, tigers and elephants all from the safety of their own car! The Park has 165 species, the UK’s largest walk through lemur enclosure and a small theme park too! The Safari Park has an offer throughout August which offers a discount of either 25% or 30% on online bookings. Visitors can also benefit from free return tickets whereby the registered car and visitors can return to the Park again for free on a specified date.


Based in Bourneville, which itself was built around the factory, Cadbury World offers visitors the chance to learn the history of Britain’s world renowned chocolate company. The exhibition ranges from the ancient early history of chocolate itself, to the role of the Quaker Cadbury family in the local area and further on to how Cadburys products are made and advertised today. Visitors will also be given complementary Cadbury chocolates at the start and end of the tour! Similarly to the Sealife Centre, Cadbury World can offer 30% discounts to those who travel by rail; to add to this, Bourneville Train Station is located right next to the factory!