Our most recommended things to do in Birmingham

Birmingham: National Sea Life Centre Entrance Ticket

1. Birmingham: National Sea Life Centre Entrance Ticket

Prepare for an underwater realm full to the brim with glittering scales, humongous tentacles, and razor-sharp teeth. Marvel at the cheeky antics of the Gentoo penguins before meeting a crab or starfish at the Interactive Rockpool. Discover the majestic jellyfish, be brave and take a peek at the piranhas and feel part of the story in the 4D Cinema. Venture into an underwater realm like no other and get face-to-fin with some of the strangest creatures you’ll ever meet in the UK’s only 360° Ocean Tunnel, home to sharks, rays and a giant green sea turtle!

Birmingham: Cadbury World Entry Ticket

2. Birmingham: Cadbury World Entry Ticket

Learn how your favourite confectionery is made, doodle in chocolate and add your favourite treat to a delicious pot of warm melted Cadbury Dairy Milk with this ticket to Cadbury World in Birmingham. Discover the origins of the cocoa bean before jumping onboard the magical Cadabra ride and meeting the infamous Cadbury drumming gorilla. Choose a favorite treat to add to a yummy pot of warm liquid Cadbury Dairy Milk in the Chocolate Making Zone.  Join Freddo and a whole host of Cadbury characters as they whisk you away in the 4D Chocolate Adventure cinema experience, complete with motion seats. Dive into a bowl of liquid Cadbury Dairy Milk, ride the Crunchie Rollercoaster and take to the skies in a Cadbury Creme Egg airship piloted by the Caramel Bunny. 

Birmingham: Winterbourne House and Garden Admission Ticket

3. Birmingham: Winterbourne House and Garden Admission Ticket

Only minutes from Birmingham city center, Winterbourne House is a unique heritage attraction set within beautiful botanic gardens. Find yourself in a 7-acre oasis home to over 6000 different plant species, and enjoy a peaceful stroll in tranquil surroundings. Inside, escape the modern world as you explore period rooms filled with antiques and Edwardian era soft furnishings. Learn about the families that lived here and how Winterbourne came to be part of the University of Birmingham.

Birmingham: Daily City Center Walking Tour (10:30am)

4. Birmingham: Daily City Center Walking Tour (10:30am)

Find out how Birmingham grew from a small market town to the second largest city in the country on this guided walking tour of the city center. Gain authentic insights into modern life in the city and explore some hidden gems along the way. Meet your guide amid the lush greenery in Cathedral Square where you can admire the English Baroque architecture of St Philip’s Cathedral. Continue down Broad Street which is popular for it's vibrant nightlife.  Listen as your guide tells you about Birmingham’s boom during the industrial revolution. Hear the story of its iconic canals and about how it is the home of Cadbury chocolate. Make your way to Centenary Square where you can admire the fountains. Stoll past the modern Symphony Hall and head to Victoria Square in the center of the city. View the Town Hall and the Council House. Finish your tour at the 19th-century Ikon Gallery. 

Birmingham: Legoland Discovery Center

5. Birmingham: Legoland Discovery Center

Discover the wonderful world of LEGO at the Legoland Discovery Centre in Birmingham. Bring your imagination and creativity to life at the many build stations, discover the wonders of Miniland, and enjoy the 4D movies at the LEGO® Cinema Experience. Upon arrival, first explore Miniland and see airships swoop and towers glow as the wonderful LEGO world changes from day to night. Spot the mischievous Minifigures hiding in amongst the constructions, and check out the world's smallest Primark! You can bring your imagination and creativity to life where you’ll help build the coolest city that you can imagine at the build stations. From towering skyscrapers to cosy cottages, the possibilities are endless. Join your favorite LEGO characters on action-packed adventures at the 4D LEGO Cinema Experience, complete with rain, wind, and even snow, all under one roof. Enjoy an immersive short 4D movie that will bring the characters to life. Hop on the Kingdom Quest ride to defeat the beastly trolls and sneaky skeletons lurking. Can you zap them all to save the Princess? Kids can enjoy the LEGO City Soft Play Area where they can conquer a variety of obstacles and slides. Choose to include an admission ticket to the National SEALIFE Centre located nearby. Discover over 60 displays of freshwater and marine life such as giant green sea turtles, blacktip reef sharks, and tropical reef fish. Stroll through only fully transparent 360-degree underwater tunnel in the UK

Birmingham: Outdoor Escape Game Haunted City

6. Birmingham: Outdoor Escape Game Haunted City

You are invited to discover the haunted Birmingham with an interactive city exploration app. You will be guided step-by-step to the cursed buildings where they carry out their eternal punishments while you learn all of their stories. Brace yourself and come explore Haunted Birmingham, all with the help of your smartphone. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Along the way, you’ll find horror stories that will give you the chills. Dare you go on this tour? Complete the tour at your own pace as there's no time limit, though around two hours is normally enough. Pause the game at any time, and restart whenever you want from the last place you visited. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

Birmingham: Victorian Canals to Today's City Walking Tour

7. Birmingham: Victorian Canals to Today's City Walking Tour

Start at the modern Library of Birmingham in the brand new Centenary Square. The public art of the Square gives some early clues on the history of this central birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Buildings all around help you understand the depth of arts and commerce that Birmingham overflows with today. Heading through the International Convention Centre, appreciate the modern Symphony Hall known as one of the finest concert hall acoustics to experience in the world today. Discover why the opening of James Brindley’s canal into the town in the 1770s was hugely important to the development of Birmingham. Experience these rejuvenated waterways and see the many new uses that they have been put to. Moving through Brindleyplace see the huge efforts of the Victorians in working to make the burgeoning town into a model for others to follow. This was the home of the Civic Gospel with the Municipal Revolution seeing efforts to educate, bring clean water to the town and clear poor quality housing. Modern architecture is all around and the walk through the city squares gives an appreciation of the way old and new has been integrated into the modern city.

eSIM Europe for Travelers

8. eSIM Europe for Travelers

Whether you're a traveler exploring the UK or embarking on a multi-country European adventure, an eSIM card ensures you're always connected. Enjoy instant mobile delivery and 1- to 30-day coverage options with 500 MB to 10 GB. This eSIM is ideal for modern travelers using devices like the iPhone or other smartphones supporting the eSIM feature. Enjoy the convenience of prepaid coverage in all major European destinations with uninterrupted connectivity and no surprises. This eSIM covers the following locations: • Austria • Belgium • Bulgaria • Croatia • Cyprus • Czech Republic • Denmark • Estonia • Finland • France • Germany • Greece • Hungary • Iceland • Ireland • Italy • Latvia • Lithuania • Luxembourg • Malta • Netherlands • Poland • Portugal • Romania • Slovakia • Slovenia • Spain • Sweden • Switzerland • Ukraine • United Kingdom • Aaland Islands • Isle of Man • Jersey • Russia • Guernsey • Liechtenstein • Macedonia • Norway • Serbia • Gibraltar • Turkey

Birmingham: Slogging Gangs Guided Walking Tour

9. Birmingham: Slogging Gangs Guided Walking Tour

Take a journey back in time and follow in the footsteps of Edward Shelby and his notorious comrades on a guided walking tour in Birmingham. Wander through the city's dark alleys and discover hidden corners while learning about the slogging gangs that operated here in the 19th and 20th centuries. Meet your guide and begin exploring the city of Birmingham. Listen to interesting stories and learn about the notorious gang members portrayed in the popular series Peaky Blinders, including Billy Kimber and Alfie Solomon. Pass by historical sights as you wander through the city and stop at a local pub, taking advantage of the opportunity to enjoy a pint while there.

Birmingham: City Exploration Smartphone Game

10. Birmingham: City Exploration Smartphone Game

A playful experience to discover the secrets of Birmingham, a mystery walk similar to an escape room but outdoors! Your team will receive clues on their phones that, once deciphered, will guide them around a route that showcases it's secret sights and great pubs/bars/cafes. The routes are all walking distance and clues get you working together and interacting with the city surroundings to find the answers, no prior knowledge required. Discover fascinating and amusing facts about Birmingham's past and present as you weave your way through the city. Make the day your own as you solve clues and challenges as a team; with friends, family or colleagues. Get competitive - race to the finish and set a leader board time, or simply go at your own pace and soak it all in. With recommended refreshment stops at top-rated pubs/cafes/bars that you can choose to indulge and refresh along the way. There are two stops on this route; - Half way; Lovely modern bar with a terrace overlooking the canal. Historic brass foundry, now a busy pub and restaurant with red-brick walls and wooden flooring. - Finish location; Classic British food, plus sandwiches and cocktails, in quirky rooms in a grand Victorian building. Monthly challenges are available for teams to submit pictures/videos of their experience to win cash prizes each month. Links sent in the welcome message and information available on our website. For larger group bookings we recommend splitting up into teams of up to 5-8 people - this helps keep everyone in the team immersed and interacting with the game. Corporate bookings and packages are available, please email us at hello@thesecret.city for more information. Tickets can be used on any day and we have a 'love it or your money back' guarantee, we aim to provide a fantastic day for you! The Secret City awaits.

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4.6 / 5

based on 197 reviews

The house and the garden are breathtaking. Would recommend it if you are interested in the house’s history or if you are a botanic or overall nature lover. It is a great way to shut off the external (everyday’s city noise) factors and just enjoy the quietness. The garden displays varieties of botanic species, worth seeing and exploring.

The experience was amazing. Jonathan was superb. Very informative and friendly walk. Will do it again on another extortion.

Our tour guide was brillant and had very good knowledge of the city and told tales in very engaging way!

It was great to be so close to the penguins. My little granddaughter didn't want to come any further.

Peter are guide was very knowledgeable. Well worth doing