It’s time to get out your calendars and start penciling in some activities and things to do during the summer months! We have devised a list of what the best of Birmingham has for you, your friends and family to tick off over the next upcoming months.
Moseley Folk & Arts Festival
The Glastonbury Festival of Birmingham, Moseley Folk & Arts Festival is a highlight of the summer season for us Brummies! Birmingham’s largest family-friendly festival which attracts flocks of locals and beyond each year, will be returning for yet another year of contemporary folk, arts and crafts in Moseley’s vast 11-acre woodland glade this summer.
Running from Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd September 2023, you can expect a variety of traditional, contemporary and experimental Folk, World and Roots Music.
To view the full announced line-up and to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.moseleyfolk.co.uk/
Dine with panoramic views of Birmingham
Probably deemed as the best people-watching spot in the city, recently opened rooftop restaurant, Orelle, gifts you exquisite food along with 360 views of Birmingham. Offering a luxury dining experience, expertly-crafted cocktails, royal afternoon teas, Sunday lunches and live music every Friday, where is better to dine than up in the clouds? For more information or to book, visit: https://orelle.co.uk/
Stroll & Play in Cannon Hill Park
Less than two miles away from Birmingham city centre, Cannon Hill Park is an oasis of nature and entertainment. From playing a few rounds of crazy golf to having a picnic in the park there there’s no chance of having a boring day in the sun. The park has recently had a £1M makeover and many new attractions, such as rides and swan boats for the lake. Fun is a bus ride away from your front door!
Picnic on St Paul’s Square
The outdoors is the best place to make the most of the sun, and it is even better when you don’t have to pay for it. The idyllic setting of St Paul’s Square makes it the perfect place to have a picnic and spend time with your family and friends, especially when it won’t cost you an arm or a leg. If you feel like spending the afternoon in your own company then St Paul’s Square is an ideal setting to lay on the grass and finally read that book you’ve been meaning to start. After all, there is no friend as loyal as a book.
Visit a Rooftop Bar or Beer Garden
No great story starts with salad, so why not spend one or two sunny afternoons enjoying a few beers and cocktails in some of Birmingham’s finest rooftop bars and beer gardens. With so many beautiful gardens hidden throughout Birmingham, you’ll never run out of places to go. If you want to enjoy the stunning views of Birmingham whilst sipping on a glass of wine, then head to The 1565 Bar & Restaurant located in the luxurious Park Regis Hotel, just off of Broad Street.
N.B. we are not condoning irresponsible drinking, and are huge fans of responsible drinking. Drink plenty of water and stay safe!
Take the Peaky Blinders Tour
Peaky Blinders fan? Birmingham offers several attractions, tours and landmarks where the popular Netflix series is filmed or draws inspiration from.
You can firstly head to the Birmingham canals which weave their way throughout the city and are frequently spotted in most episodes. You can also visit The Black Country Living Museum to get a selfie in some of the filming locations! Escape Live has recently announced the launch of two official Peaky Blinders-themed escape rooms here in Birmingham: ‘The Raid’ and ‘Double Cross’. Become the newest recruits of the notorious Birmingham gang and be tasked with solving a mind-boggling set of challenges, tasks and puzzles in 60 minutes! For more information or to book, visit: https://www.escapelive.co.uk/locations/birmingham/
Wine & Dine at the Cinema
Every British summer has a rainy day. Fear not, and head to the Everyman Cinema in the mailbox. Not only will you be able to watch the latest movie whilst most comfortably sat in a velvet arm chair, but you will also find that the days of trying to discreetly sneak in some sweets into the cinema are over. With a varied menu including burgers, nachos and fries as well as a selection of wine and beers, the Everyman is the perfect excuse to relax, sit back and enjoy a film without having to clean up.
Stay in Birmingham with a free breakfast
If you’re spending some time or just a weekend in Birmingham, then why not experience a luxurious night stay in a central location?
Book your room at Park Regis hotel to enhance your stay in Birmingham. Did you know that if you book directly with us via our SWITCH TO US offer, you will receive a complimentary breakfast, 50% discounted parking, early check-in upon request (subject to availability) and flexible booking conditions! For any questions or queries do not hesitate to call 0121 369 5555 or contact us online.