Whilst Birmingham boasts an endless list of activities to immerse yourself in Brummie culture, during your visit here you may want to briefly step out of the city buzz and explore what’s beyond. We have devised your very own travel guide for a daytrips, made up of must-see places across the West Midlands which covers all interests, whether you’re a hiker, in need of some retail therapy, a photographer or just seeking to soak up some local history!
The West Midlands Safari Park
A unique drive-through zoo experience, you will cruise along being greeted by your favourite zoo animals as well as endangered species! Once you’ve completed the drive-through trail, the next part of your safari adventure will be a walk-through safari where you will find aquatic animals, reptiles and a wander through the Lemur Woods, Twilight Cave, the Aquarium and many more!
Alongside all of this, get your adrenaline fix at their adventure theme park; from water rides, rollercoasters and rides suited for little ones, end your visit on a high! And when you want to stop for a bite to eat, there are plenty safari-themed restaurants and cafes dotted about the park.
Plan your exotic day out here: https://bit.ly/3jxXiSE
The medieval market town, best known for being the birthplace and home to world-famous playwriter and poet, William Shakespeare, is a literature-landmark which sees millions of tourists every year. Preserved Tudor houses, a picture-perfect river where you can hire rowing boats to sail down after a picnic on its riverbank, and Stratford’s flagship attraction: The Royal Shakespeare Theatre. This is where Shakespeare’s work is brought to life.
Stratford’s bustling streets are also lined with independent shops (notably the all-year-round Nutcracker Christmas shop and Harry Potter shop) as well as quirky cafes, a common recommendation is The Fourteas which is a 1940’s themed tearoom!
For those who want to delve into some local history, Warwick Castle is one of the UK’s most well-preserved Medieval castles! Founded by William the Conqueror in 1066, the castle has endless layers of history, spanning over several centuries and has been open to visitors since the 17th century when it became a tourist hotspot – which still welcomes thousands of visitors to this day.
Your visit to Warwick Castle will involve stunning sights, especially when you climb up a winding staircase, leading up to the Mound for breath-taking views! Plenty of interactive activities such as The Princess Tower and Castle Dungeon that are enriched in fascinating history suited for both young and old history enthusiasts, and 64 acres of grounds to explore impressive gardens whilst marveling at the beautiful outer architecture of the castle!
Book your tickets here: https://www.warwick-castle.com/
One for the adrenaline junkies; Drayton Manor is home to some of the UK’s best and unique rides, such as Shockwave which is the only stand-up rollercoaster in the whole of the UK. From rides not for the faint-hearted and some for the faint-hearted, those where you’ll need a raincoat, to your classic theme-park rides, all alongside Thomas Land for your little ones, this is a perfect day out for those thrill-seekers.
Drayton Manor isn’t just a theme park – it also homes a zoo! Take a break to catch your breath to gush over wild animals. Home to over 100 animals, including endangered species, the zoo spans over 15 acres and offers something a little more slow-paced to break up your day.
Book your tickets here: https://bit.ly/3qEgrDZ
A real gem for nature lovers! Cannock Chase is mainland England’s smallest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Situated across 17,000 acres, it is well known for its rich history and wildlife, attracting over 2.5 million visitors each year coming to enjoy activities like hiking, cycling or even horse-riding, all in a peaceful and breath taking scenery. The history enthusiasts can visit Shugborough Hall, which is an ancestral home of the Earls of Lichfield or the England’s largest military training camps used during WWI.
A sweet treat for the whole family, your tour of the Cadbury factory fulfills those with a sweet tooth with a fully immersive and interactive exhibition – for those both young and old! Your tour of the famous factory will include a 4D experience, the Cadabra ride, Purple Planet where you will step into a digital interactive world of chocolatey fun, an opportunity to make chocolate, as well as the chance to shop Cadbury’s unique treats that are hard to find anywhere else at the World’s Biggest Cadbury Shop!
Plan your chocolatey adventure here: https://www.cadburyworld.co.uk/en
Grab your hiking boots and charge your cameras! Getting out in nature is the recommended-remedy for almost anything which is why we urge you to visit the Malvern Hills – its Worcestershire Beacon being the highest point across Worcestershire, standing at 425m.
The Malvern Hills is a hotspot for all hiking lovers as once you clamber to the top, you’ll be greeted with breath-taking panoramic views. Scattered with popular walking tracks to follow, or off-the-beaten-track paths for a more adventurous gander, there are pathways to suit all ages and abilities. You can obtain a map supplying all the walking routes at the local tourist information centre.
Nestled in the heart of Warwickshire, Leamington Spa is recognised by its iconic Regency white Georgian architecture – adding an air of elegance to the town! A mixture of your classic high-street shops and lovely little independents as well as eateries, Leamington is the perfect answer to when you’re in need of some retail therapy.
However, Leamington isn’t just a shopping scene, it is also home to Jephson Gardens. Perfect for a gentle stroll and picnic, the gardens boast beautiful monuments, an idyllic lake and its Glasshouse: containing tropical plants, a pond and a beehive, enjoy a wander around Leamington’s own miniature botanical garden – and it’s for free!
Quintessentially English, The Cotswolds beholds dozens of picturesque quaint villages, all divided by rolling countryside. Here you’ll be enchanted by the yellow stone cottages and buildings as if they have been taken straight out of a fairy-tale book!
From Broadway, home to the impressive Broadway tower, perched upon Beacon Hill, surrounded by 50 acres of land, Bourton-on-the-water, Chipping Camden, Stow-on-the-Wold and many more, you will never be less than a stone’s-throw away from a dainty tearoom, cosy pubs and the scent of local bakeries drifting through the storybook villages.
Stay with Us!
No matter where your adventures take you, when you stay with us here at Park Regis Birmingham, you’ll be safe in the knowledge that your pillows are plumped, beds cosy and a hearty meal on your return to your home-from-home to end your busy day – all with our signature sprinkle of luxury. Did you know: You can receive complimentary breakfast, 50% off car parking and a discounted rate when you use our SWITCH TO US offer, as well as other exclusive benefits! Find out more here.