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Holiday Inn Express Birmingham - Oldbury

Local Area

EXPLORE Birmingham

Don't Go Home Without

About 20 minutes' drive from the hotel, chocoholics can trace the journey of their favorite confection from bean to bar at Cadbury World. Live your Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fantasies, taste delicious samples and ride on the Cadbury train. Then, last but certainly not least, stock up on sweets and goodies to take home at the sprawling shop.

Must See

You can practice your calligraphy or craft your own fountain pen nib at the Pen Museum, a small, quirky gem which showcases the history of Birmingham's global steel pen trade. Entry is free, so you'll have cash to spare for a trip to the Bullring Shopping Centre, about a mile from the museum.

Must Do

Adventurous types can try the aerial adventure course and high-speed zip wire at the sprawling Sandwell Valley Country Park, 15 minutes' drive from the hotel. It's also home to a working Victorian farm with a small museum, and offers cycling and fishing on the lake. Or you can treat yourself to a bird handling experience at the Falconry Centre, about 20 minutes' drive from the hotel.

Local Tips

Explore Birmingham city centre at leisure by taking a cruise along its many miles of canals. Check out the striking contemporary mixed-use building called the Cube, or admire the refurbished heritage buildings and absorb the city's industrial past. Second City Boats provides both leisure and educational boat trips around Birmingham with packages to suit all budgets.

Nearby Attractions

  • Cadbury World
  • Drayton Manor Theme Park
  • National Sea Life Centre
  • Grand Prix Carting
  • LG Arena
  • Bullring Shopping Centre
  • Thinktank Science Museum
  • Delta Force Paintball
  • National Motorcycle Museum
  • Birmingham NEC
  • Barclaycard Arena (NIA Birmingham)