Places to Visit
Events at Sutton Town Hall
Music and shows on your doorstep
Sutton Park is a 2,400 acre National Nature Reserve. It’s one of the largest urban parks in Europe and is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The park has open heathland, woodlands, seven lakes, wetlands, and marshes – each with its own rich variety of plants and wildlife, some rarely seen in the region. Cattle and wild ponies graze on the land.
Lichfield District is an attractive location that hosts a large number of successful events. From music and food festivals, to exhibitions and theatre shows – there’s something for everyone.
Discover a rich heritage, ancient artefacts, and stunning architecture. Lichfield Cathedral’s story doesn’t end with its past, it is very much alive with a vibrant programme of events and art projects to capture the imagination of all ages.
What’s On in Birmingham
What’s On in Birmingham lists events and concerts in Birmingham. This also comes out as a free magazine every month. You can find them in libraries and at train stations.
All your entertainment needs under one virtual roof with tickets for theatre, concerts, sport, family events, clubs and more.
City of Birmingham Orchestra
A family of incredible musicians, choirs and youth ensembles, making music that matters to the people of Birmingham, the West Midlands and beyond.
Birmingham Symphony and Town Hall
Built in 1834 to accommodate everything from public and town meetings, to concerts and other entertainment.
A cultural hub giving everyone the chance to experience unforgettable theatre, arts and culture.
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
The Museum and Art Gallery is currently closed for upgrade work. It is due to re-open in 2024.
The NEC is the UK’s largest event space and home to big-name concerts, shows and events.
Family Days out
Birmingham Sea Life Centre
- The UK’s Only 360° Ocean Tunnel where you can marvel at our sharks, a giant turtle, rays and hundreds of tropical fish swimming overhead and underneath as you walk through the sea in this truly unique experience
- Meet the UK’s First Sea Otters, Ozzy and Ola, as they settle into our Marine Mammal facility
- Penguin Ice Adventure – Marvel at the cheeky antics of our feathered friends, the Gentoo penguins, as they dive beneath the freezing waters and play in their icy home
Thinktank – Birmingham Science Museum
This exciting attraction offers ten galleries of historical artefacts, modern interactives and fantastic futuristic facts. You can explore everything from aircraft and steam engines to intestines and taste buds – and even emotional robots!
Cadbury World (mmmmm…chocolate!)
From learning how your favourite confectionery is made and uncovering the fascinating story of Cadbury chocolate, to playing in chocolate rain and adding your favourite treat to a delicious pot of warm liquid Cadbury Dairy Milk. You’ll discover the origins of the cocoa bean amidst trees and waterfalls in the Aztec Jungle, before jumping on board the magical Cadabra ride and visiting the brand new 4D Chocolate Adventure zone, a 4D cinema experience featuring Cadbury’s most popular characters.
Drayton Manor Resort is a family theme park, zoo and accommodation in Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire, England, UK. It covers 180 acres (73 hectares) and hosts about 1.5 million people each year. It is the fourth-largest amusement park in the UK by land area at 280 acres (110 hectares). The park is also home to Thomas Land and Drayton Manor Zoo, home to over 500 animals, including Red pandas, Eurasian lynx, Sumatran tigers and a variety of monkeys and gibbons
Stratford Butterfly Farm
Come rain or shine enjoy the unique pleasure of discovering hundreds of the world’s most beautiful butterflies flying in an exotic environment of tropical blossom with splashing waterfalls and fish filled pools. Situated in the historic market town.
Warwick Castle is a medieval castle developed from a wooden fort, originally built by William the Conqueror during 1068. Tourist attractions include “Falconer’s Quest'” (a bird show, featuring bald eagles, vultures, and sea eagles), archery displays, Jousting and the trebuchet show.
West Midlands Safari Park
The park holds over 165 species of exotic animals and features other attractions such as a small theme park. The park contains the largest groups of white lions, cheetahs, hippopotamuses and meerkats in the UK, as well as the largest lemur walk-through exhibit. It was also the first park in the UK to have the African big five game animals – elephants, rhinoceros, buffalo, lion and leopard.
A UNESCO world heritage site, Ironbridge is known throughout the world as the symbol of the Industrial Revolution. It contains all the elements of progress that contributed to the rapid development of this industrial region in the 18th century, from the mines themselves to the railway lines.
In 2021, Alton Towers ranked first for attendance among amusement parks in the UK, with an estimated 1.8 million visitors. The theme park is open seasonally from mid-March to early November.