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Best for Kids in Birmingham

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Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum

Established in 2001, the Thinktank (Birmingham Science Museum) is located with the Millennium point complex. A hands-on museum is an exciting place for children and adults alike. Within the fours storied building, each floor symbolizes a theme. There are scientific demonstrations, future exhibitions that talk about technology and inventions including the study of robotics, that are path-breaking and thus have drawn large crowds. With over 200 scientific displays, the museum draws curious science addicts from all over. A visit to this museum calls for a fun and educational outing.

Curzon Street, Millennium Point, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B4 7XG
The Old Rep Theatre

This theater, that dates back to 1913, was the original home of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, and the building still retains many of its original features. It has been the site of many important productions, and many well known thespians have graced its stage. Today, the theater is used primarily to mount productions by small touring companies and local theater companies, as well as productions for kids.

Station Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B5 4DY
Birmingham Repertory Theatre

The Rep is one of Britain's most successful and prestigious producing theaters, having achieved national recognition for quality and excitement. The theater offers an eclectic mix of productions. Past performances have included Noel Coward's Private Lives, Patrick Marber's award-winning Closer and a version of Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men. The theater also has a cafe bar, which is extremely popular in the evenings and on weekends, often offering live jazz.

Broad Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B1 2EP
National Sea Life Centre

The National Sea Life Centre is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city. One of the most thrilling things about this aquarium is its 360-degree transparent tunnel, which lets you stand in the middle of the ocean while sharks and other aquatic lives swim around you. There are 55 displays in total, including the "Kingdom of the Seahorse" and "Claws," featuring the giant Japanese spider crab. among other fearsome crustaceans.

3 Brindley Place, The Waters Edge, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B1 2HL
Novotel Birmingham Centre

In Birmingham’s lively centre, the stylish Novotel has a modern fitness centre, spacious bedrooms and a stylish restaurant. The Bullring Shopping Centre is a 20-minute walk away. The 4-star bedrooms at Novotel Birmingham Centre each have a luxury bathroom with a hairdryer. Rooms also feature a minibar and a flat-screen TV and internet access. Elements Restaurant serves international cuisine in contemporary surroundings. The sleek bar offers a range of beverages and light snacks, and 24-hour room service is also available. Novotel Birmingham City Centre has a 24-hour front desk and secure on-site parking. Guests can work out in the gym or relax in the sauna in the fitness centre. Situated on Broad Street, Novotel Birmingham City Centre is a 5-minute walk from Symphony Hall. The National Indoor Arena is a 10-minute walk, and the ICC is 300 metres away.

70 Broad Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B1 2HT
Cannon Hill Park

This is the ideal park for the entire family, offering a variety of facilities including boating lakes, playgrounds, tennis courts, tropical greenhouses and nature conservation areas. It is also the home of the Midland Arts Centre. A walking/bicycling route winds through the grounds that has recently been extended. The park also plays host to a variety of concerts, performances and the annual Fireworks Fantasia.

2 Russell Road, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B13 8RD
MAC

MAC is one of the country's leading arts' centers, welcoming over half a million visitors each year. The center covers all aspects of art and culture within the region and is appreciated by everyone who comes here. There are three performance spaces, 14 studios/workshops, an outdoor arena, a cinema, six galleries and exhibition spaces. The center has a wide-ranging program covering performance arts such as drama and dance, music, film, and comedy. The great thing about the mac is that it caters for everyone and has a real community feel; there are puppet theaters for the younger ones, foreign films and theatrical productions to suit all tastes.

Off Russell Road, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B12 9QH
Cadbury World

Established in 1990, this premier attraction is steeped in Cadbury's legendary goodwill and time-honored offerings over the years, opening up an array of chocolate-themed possibilities that appeal to children and adults alike. One of Birmingham's most frequented attractions, Cadbury World encourages visitors to embark upon a journey of decadent discoveries, right from learning about the roots of the company's history, to its international adulation over the years. Fourteen zones stipple this labyrinthine chocolate-filled world, each zone offering a glimpse into the remarkable Cadbury universe. The Cadbury experience is brought to life through a medley of displays, exhibits, tours, engaging multimedia presentations and more. One of its most highly-rated attractions is the '4D Chocolate Adventure', a vivid rollercoaster ride that hurtles one through a world of chocolate.

Linden Road, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B30 1JR
New Hall Hotel & Spa

The 800-year-old New Hall Hotel & Spa is 13 km from central Birmingham. Following a renovation, the health club, spa, and well-furnished rooms blend with the hotel’s medieval character. New Hall Hotel offers modern British hospitality in the North-Birmingham suburb of Sutton Coldfield. It is just off the M42 motorway and 20 minutes from the NEC. The hotel is set in 26 acres of mature, elegant grounds and is widely reputed to be the oldest inhabited moated manor house in England. The moat is home to migrating ducks and geese and some of the largest carp in the Midlands. Each room is different, and has free broadband, fine cotton sheets and comfortable bathrobes. There are also free toiletries, homemade biscuits and freshly ground coffee available. New Hall has a restaurant, a brasserie and a terrace for al fresco dining.

Walmley Road, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B76 1QX
Black Country Living Museum

The Black Country is a large industrial area to the north-west of Birmingham and this museum is a reminder of how things used to be here 100 years ago. It comprises many historic buildings, taken down from elsewhere and re-erected to make an authentic town of a century ago. Highlights include an old-fashioned funfair, a narrowboat ride and a trip down a coal mine, light is deliberately kept to the levels that would have been experienced by the miners. All children and adults can take a lesson in an 1840s school and tour round a Victorian sweetshop, chemist's, nail-making shop and stables, among many other exhibits.

Tipton Road, Dudley, United Kingdom, DY1 4SQ
Ash End House Children's Farm

A fun day out for children, especially since the emphasis is on close contact with the animals. Youngsters can hold newly-hatched chicks, take a pony ride and help to feed the animals. All your familiar farmyard friends are here, and some less familiar in the form of rare breeds. There are also demonstrations of traditional crafts associated with the farm, such as wool spinning. The farm is both interesting and educational and parents should enjoy it too.

Middleton Lane, Middleton, United Kingdom, B78 2BL
West Midland Safari & Leisure Park

This 80-hectare (200-acre) safari park is located less than a 60-minute drive from Birmingham. It will take you about an hour to drive through the animal reserves, where you can see elephants, rhinos, giraffes, lions, monkeys, wallabies and tigers. The amusement park has many different rides, and a wristband ticket that gives you access to all of them. Other attractions include a seal aquarium, reptile house and sea lion show. There are also plenty of themed places to eat and buy souvenirs.

Spring Grove, Bewdley, United Kingdom, DY12 1LF
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