Birmingham is a wonderful place to live and thanks to its strategic location in the middle of the country, it’s the perfect base for day trips. From 18th-century healing spas to historic museums and more, here are three of the best day trips to take from this great city:
1. Black Country Living Museum
This is a 30-minute drive from Birmingham and is home to a collection of historic buildings marking the unique industrial past of the region. This museum is a celebration of the Black Country’s proud and unique history and is a perfect place for both children and adults.
The museum brings the industrial past of the Black Country to life with stories and exhibitions, including many items made in the area, from glassworks to locks and cast iron wares. There is even an underground mine to explore for the adventurous and you can be transported to the site via tram ride!
2. Leamington Spa
Leamington Spa is just a 30-minute train ride or a 45-minute drive from Birmingham. It boasts striking Regency architecture, beautiful parks and gardens to discover and a wide range of independent shops.
The River Leam flows down the centre of Leamington Spa, where you have the opportunity to hire a boat to row or catch a coffee and people watch. With over 60 restaurants and cafes in the centre, you certainly won’t go hungry on your day out!
3. Cadbury World
It will take around 20 minutes to get to Cadbury World by car from central Birmingham. The home of chocolate, this is a day trip perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth.
Cadbury continues to be one of Birmingham’s top places to visit. It’s a self-guided tour exploring the history of the sweet treat. You travel through a variety of different zones with multi-sensory experiences, demonstrations, and lots of chocolate to taste.
After a day of history and exploration, you can finish your day with a visit to the Cadbury cafe and stock up on goodies in the shop.