When planning a day out in the UK many will be drawn to the South, in particular London. However, there are just as many ideas for great days out available in the Midlands. Here are some of the best days out in the middle of the UK.
For the family
If you’re looking for somewhere to keep the kids entertained at the weekend, there’s a wide range to choose from so you’ll be able to keep all ages happy!
For the little ones, take a day out to the Fenton Fun Factory in Stoke-On-Trent. This indoor soft play area is great for children up to 8 years of age and is even available for party bookings, great for kids birthdays or just a special treat day out.
If your child is animal obsessed, then a trip to Broomey Croft Children’s Farm in Kingsbury or the popular West Midlands Safari Park in Bewdley is sure to be a hit. Why not turn it into a game and see how many different animals your child can spot?
For the older kids and big kids (adults) alike there’s Totally Wiped-Out, a Total Wipe-Out themed outdoor assault course available to book tickets for in Birmingham.
For the adventurers
For the thrill seekers who like to get their heart racing, the Midlands has a range of high intensity sports and activities to offer including Severn Valley Quad Trekking in Kidderminster for a muddy ride across challenging dirt tracks at one of the largest quad treks in the UK.
If you want to take your day out to new heights (see what we did there?) then Go Ape is the perfect solution. Witness the spectacular landscapes from above and if you’re feeling brave have a try at the leap of faith. This treetop adventure is available in 34 different locations across the UK, with a few situated in the Midlands. Take a look at their website to find a site that suits you.
For food and drink
Throughout the Midlands there are many great places to go for a nice meal and a drink, or why not turn your day out into a night out with the many bars and clubs across the middle of the country?
Nottingham and Birmingham have a prominent nightlife and buzzing atmosphere, there’s a venue to suit all music tastes from goth and heavy metal at Nottingham’s Pit and Pendulum to dance and club music Pryzm in Birmingham.
If you’re looking for a more low-key night on the town, then there’s plenty of fabulous restaurants with a range of cuisines and cocktail bars to choose from.
Remember to always plan your travel ahead if you’re going to be drinking alcohol or allocate a designated driver from your group. When travelling to destinations in the midlands you can use the train to get to many of the big cities in the middle of the UK, so you don’t have to worry about driving and can leave the car at home for peace of mind.
And if you just simply want a good old-fashioned tray of fish and chips by the sea, the Midlands has got you covered too. Visit Skegness, or as it’s more affectionately known ‘Skeggy’, and enjoy some sun and seafood by the seaside.
With so much variety to choose from, make the Midlands the destination for your next day out.