The NEC Group, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT
The NEC is the busiest exhibition centre in Europe, staging around 160 trade and consumer exhibitions each year, ranging from world-famous public shows such as Crufts and Clothes Show Live to huge international trade exhibitions like IPEX and Spring Fair, Birmingham. The spectacular LG Arena attracts big name artists such as The Artic Monkeys, Bryan Adams, The Saturdays, George Michael, Cliff Richard, Rhianna & Britney Spears.
Cadbury World, Linden Rd, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 2LU
The Cadbury World exhibition is a one-way self-guided tour which the visitor can enjoy at their own pace. It is recommended that the visitor allows around three hours to fully enjoy their Cadbury World experience. Watch as Cadbury Chocolatiers work their magic demonstrating the traditional chocolate-making skills – have a go at writing your name in warm liquid chocolate. Discounted tickets are available from the Hotel - please call 01902 390001 for further details.
Drayton Manor Theme Park & Zoo, A4091, Tamworth, Staffs B78 3SA
Voted UK's Best Childrens Attraction for the second year running (2009/2010) and set in approximately 280 acres of beautiful woodland and countryside, the family owned and run Drayton Manor Theme Park features some of the biggest, wettest and scariest rides around, including Shock-wave, G-force, Maelstrom, and Apocalypse, as well as a 15-acre zoo, the hugely popular Thomas Land™ attraction, and a 4D Cinema. Discounted tickets are available from the Hotel - please call 01902 390001 for details.
West Midlands Safari & Leisure Park, Bewdley, Worcestershire DY12 1LF
There’s a fantastic day out waiting for you at West Midland Safari Park! Covering an area of almost 200 acres incorporating a four mile self drive safari you can see our latest arrivals - including a magnificent display of rare and exotic White Tigers; plus many other species. If it’s pure adventure you’re seeking, then the Leisure Area, which is packed with a variety of family fun rides, is sure to excite. In addition, there are lots of picnic areas; souvenir shops & places to eat.
The Bullring, The Upper Mall, Birmingham, West Midlands B5
Explore and locate the 160 stores at the centre. From Selfridges and Debenhams to the UK’s only Forever 21, you can find it all here at Bullring. Explore our restaurants and cafés at the centre. And with the Spiceal Street development now in motion there’ll soon be even more restaurants to discover.
Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4SQ
Historic buildings from all around the Black Country have been moved and authentically rebuilt at the Museum, to create a tribute to the traditional skills and enterprise of the people that once lived in the heart of industrial Britain. Visitors are transported back in time from the modern exhibition halls to the canal-side village, where costumed demonstrators and working craftsmen bring the buildings to life with their local knowledge and practical skills.
Dudley Castle & Zoo, 2 The Broadway, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4QB
Dudley Castle & Zoo is unique . . . a zoo with hundreds of animals set around an 11th century castle incorporating the world’s largest single collection of Tecton buildings all sited on a 40-acre wooded hillside with a rich geological history.
Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8LE
Set in the Shropshire countryside is this seventeenth century house & the 1000 acre parkland in which it rests. The Granary Farm Shop, Grill Restaurant & Art Gallery are open daily; the Farm Shop stocks the very best in locally produced food and drink and changing exhibitions can be viewed in the art gallery. "You will find Weston beautiful. I marvel whether I shall ever see the like of it again! It is a place that always pleased me." Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister - 8th June 1878
Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom, Preston on the Weald Moors, Telford, Shropshire TF6 6DJ
Visitors are able to enjoy exciting attractions such as the Duck Racing and Fishing - the rubber variety of course! The Hoollee Gem Dig, Donkey Grooming, Ferret Walking. Daily activities include old fun favourites such as bottle feeding the lamb and goat kids, the Egg Experience, hand feeding the deer, pony rides, rifle range and meet the small animals. The spectacle of the Famous Sheep Steeplechase and Galloping Goats makes the day particularly memorable!
Wolves Civic, North Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV1 1RQ
The Civic and Wulfrun Halls boast some of the richest venue histories in the UK, these venues in the heart of the city attract many entertainers - with comedians such as Reginald D Hunter, Jason Manford, Dom Joly, Jimmy Carr and Paul Chowdhry performing at the specialist halls. Music entertainers are also abundant with artists Kasabian, Adele and the Manic Street Preachers
Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV1 4QR
The Molineux Stadium has been home to Wolverhampton Wanderers since 1889, this historical sporting arena provides great views for 28,500 seated supporters whilst holding many executive boxes & suites.
Think Tank Birmingham Science Museum, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7XG
Thinktank redefines the concept of a science museum. Think of it more as a way to discover the world around you and the life you lead. From steam engines to intestines, this exciting museum has over 200 hands-on displays on science and technology including a state-of-the-art Planetarium and IMAX Cinema. g!! The perfect family day out.
Boscobel House, Brewood, Bishops Wood, Staffordshire ST19 9AR
Come to Boscobel House and see where a young future King Charles II was forced to seek refuge, hiding first in a tree which is now known as The Royal Oak and then spending the night in a priest-hole in the house's attic. There is also oppourtunity to explore Boscobel's history as a working farm and see the new lambs in the fields.
Ironbridge Visitors Centre, Coach Road, Coalbrook Dale, Ironbridge, Telford, TF8 7DQ
There are ten award-winning Museums spread along the valley beside the wild River Severn - still spanned by the world's first Iron Bridge. See the products that set industry on its path and the machines that made them. Watch and talk to the Museums' craftsmen and costumed demonstrators as they work iron, fashion china and glass, and bring alive the people who lived and worked here.
Himley Hall, Himley Park, Dudley, West Midlands DY3 4DF
Himley Hall started life in the 18th century when a medieval manor house on the site belonging to the Earl of Dudley was demolished to make way for a great Palladian mansion. The 180 acres of grounds were designed by Capability Brown to include a great lake fed by a series of waterfalls from a higher chain of smaller pools. The extensive Park is open from dawn to dusk and an ideal place for a picnic, family sport or even just a stroll; the Hall is open Tues-Sun from 2pm-5pm.
Holiday Inn at Wolverhampton Racecourse, Dunstall Park, Gorsebrook Road,, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV6 0PE
The Holiday Inn Garden Court Wolverhampton is adjoining Wolverhampton Racecourse, making it the perfect place to stay when visiting the Races. The Hotel offers unique Race & Stay packages, including just entry, entry & entertainment; and entry, entertainment & dining all coupled with a Bed & Breakfast overnight stays. Call Hotel Reservations on 01902 390003 for more details.