Things to do in Birmingham
How about a visit to chocolate factory, Cadbury World, where the world-famous chocolate is made, a thrilling adventure in a Land Rover off-road driving experience or a visit to the Black Country Living Museum, one of the filming locations for Birmingham based Peaky Blinders – can you pack it all in?
Find ideas for family days out, free things to do in the town, unique experiences you can only do in Birmingham and more.
Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. It is the second-largest city, urban area and metropolitan area in England and the United Kingdom, with roughly 1.1 million inhabitants within the city area, 2.9 million inhabitants within the urban area and 3.6 million inhabitants within the metropolitan area.
Birmingham is said to be the home of heavy metal with the likes of Black Sabbath (led by Ozzy Osbourne), Judas Priest and lead singer of Led Zeppelin originating from the city. The Streets, UB40, Wizzard, Laura Mvula and Duran Duran also originate from the city. City hosts over 50 festivals across the city each year.
Best time to visit Birmingham
The best times to visit Birmingham are spring and fall, from March through May or September through November. Not only are these shoulder seasons easy on the wallet, but the weather is also great for outdoor activities like hiking and golfing.