Best things to do with kids in Birmingham
They’ve recreated some of our most iconic buildings out of tiny colourful bricks at this fabulous place – but kids tend to charge right past them in favour of the Harry Potter flying ride, the multi-level soft play area and the build-your-own-racing-car section. Can’t imagine why...
King Edwards Rd. New St rail. From £15.
Penguins, squid, sharks, sea horses and, inexplicably, a 3D cinema await you here. It’s a genuinely encapsulating experience which peaks when you walk through a glass tunnel surrounded by sea giants.
Brindleyplace. New St rail. From £13.
Forget fake IDs and dodging the fuzz: Big Fish Little Fish has been in the mix for family raves since 2013 and balance club DJs and a licensed bar with Play-Doh tables and a parachute dance. Think ‘CBeebies House’ meets iconic rave night Castlemorton Common.
Nightingale Club. New St rail. Mar 24. £9, £6 child.
Vortex is for the kid with the video game bug. Good luck tearing your little ones away from Pac-Man-themed air hockey, head-to-head virtual reality, Mario Kart arcade machines and incredibly addictive fairground games.
Resorts World Birmingham. International rail. Prices vary.
Zip-lining, swimming with sharks, high ropes, indoor skydiving, cage snorkelling, escape rooms and assault courses are the order of the day here, as a digital Bear Grylls shouts at you from screens across his new, high-intensity adventure world.
National Exhibition Centre. International rail. From £20.