Days Out guides from a Brummy Mummy

Greetings, fellow brummie mummies, parents and adventure enthusiasts! I’m Lavania, the driving force behind “The Amazing Adventures of Me.” If you’re on the hunt for family-friendly escapades and hidden gems in and around Birmingham, you’ve just stumbled upon your new favourite hub! I have been sharing reviews for years – back when trip advisor was a thing I used to travel a lot for work – I had a sharp tongue and my sarcastic reviews from terrible experiences used to get a lot of attention. One of my reviews about a pigeon falling through a skylight in a Hilton hit the news! I have always relied on reviews to plan my trips, from hotel stays to food purchases to try and avoid disasters like that again. I’m a typical brummy mummy with a sense of humour and a glass half full type of attitude.

Embarking on an outdoor family adventure filled with whimsy and nature’s charm is easily achieved through the enchanting experience of Gruffalo trails. Whether adorned with intricately carved wooden figures or…

Are you looking for the best dinosaur days out in Birmingham? Embark on a prehistoric journey across the Midlands, where colossal dinosaurs and Jurassic wonders await the entire family. From…

Visiting a castle is a journey into a world of enchantment, where history comes alive, and the echoes of bygone eras resonate through towering stone walls. For both adults and…

Give The Gift Of Adventure – Moms In The West Midlands Recommend – a collated list of memberships and annual passes in Birmingham – featuring some much loved UK based…

 I am always on the hunt for days out which don’t cost the earth and keep the kids busy. Arlo is getting older I can no longer take advantage of…

Are you looking for a Pumpkin Patch in the Birmingham? Here’s a selection of some awesome places to visit to pick pumpkins in and around Birmingham. Find a perfect pumpkin…

A comprehensive list of fun filled free places to visit in the midlands. Ideal for planning family friendly days out over the summer holidays and beyond. I have tried to…

We love a festival – we will take any excuse to dance barefoot in a field and apply glitter in copious amounts. There’s nothing more exciting to us than escaping…

This is a collection of Christmas light trails in the Midlands this winter. The ideal activity to get the family in the festive spirit. Wrap up warm, embrace the season…

Step outside, summertime’s in bloom! Well we have had one day of a heatwave and it’s got me all excited dreaming about running through flower fields in floaty dresses and…

I am looking forward to the lighter nights and spring florals. When the weather starts to warm up we like to explore outdoors and often lose track of time. When…

When you’re half way into the holidays and running out of ideas for things to do then a trip to the local park is the easiest thing to organise. Take…

Are you looking for childrens farms in the West Midlands? Here’s a selection of some of our favourite places to visit farm animals in and around Birmingham. Updated for 2024…

You don’t often find negative reviews here on this mommy blog because I like to plan ahead for all of our days out in Birmingham. We make the most out of every situation, and always have wellies and spare clothes in the car boot so whatever the weather we have a good time.

Now that this blog has been going for some time we do often get invited to review places – attending press days, exclusive events and so on – where this is the case I will still share my opinions and experiences with you as they occur.

Now I’m a single parent. I work as a teacher and we are in a cost of living crisis so my time and money are precious to me and I’m determined to make as many positive memories with my son Arlo as I possibly can. Arlo is in the midst of an ADHD / ASD diagnosis so it’s vital that I am organised and prepare for our adventures. Knowing what to expect, and the facilities available is important to Arlo and so we share our experiences and guides to help other families make informed decisions.

Today, “The Amazing Adventures of Me” stands tall as your go-to guide for curating extraordinary family experiences, especially for children with additional needs.

We live in Birmingham so most of our family days out in the Midlands are near to Birmingham. We drive so do like to go further afield sometimes but usually no more than an hours drive away.

There are also some other bits and bobs on this mum blog including lifestyle posts, theatre and food reviews so have a mooch around if you’re at a loose end and looking for some inspiration.