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The ultimate summer Holiday Bucket List – Family days out in the Birmingham

    1. Abbey Park | Evesham, Worcs.

    Manicured park with lawns, landscaped borders, a skate park, lily pond & water play fountains.

    2. Ackers Adventure | Birmingham, West Mids.

    Outdoor activity centre with a range of activities to enjoy in over 75 acres of diverse landscape.

    3. Acton Scott’s Historic Working Farm | Church Stretton, Shrops.

    Victorian working farm with shire horses, plus wheelwrighting and blacksmithing demonstrations.

    4. All Things Wild | Evesham, Worcs.

    Scenic retreat with farm animals, lemurs, camels & more, plus a train ride past dinosaur statues.

    5. Alton Towers | Alton, Staffs.

    Entertainment venue which incorporates a theme park, water park, spa, mini-golf and hotel complex.

    6. Amerton Farm | Stafford, Staffs.

    Farm attraction offering indoor and outdoor play, in addition to its own mile-long railway.

    7. Apley Farm | Shifnal, Shrops.

    Local farm store, butcher and delicatessen, with dairy and baked produce, a cafe and a play barn. There’s also a maize maze in Summer.

    8. Ash End House Children’s Farm | Middleton, Warks.

    Farm with tractor rides, pony sit-ons, seasonal lamb feeding & lots of animals for kids to meet.

    9. Attwell Farm Park | Redditch, Worcs.

    Family-run working farm and attraction.

    10. Attenborough Nature Reserve | Nottingham, Notts.

    Nature reserve located about 5 miles south-west of the city centre – one of Nottinghamshire’s most popular wildlife spots.

    11. Attingham Park (National Trust) | Shrewsbury, Shrops.

    English country house and estate, owned by the National Trust.

    12. Baggeridge Country Park | Dudley, West Mids.

    Beautiful area of countryside on the edge of the Black Country.

    13. Belton House (National Trust) | Grantham, Lincs.

    Country estate with formal Italian and Dutch gardens, and historic deer park, in addition to a huge outdoor adventure playground.

    14. Birmingham Botanical Gardens | Birmingham, West Mids.

    15-acre botanical garden situated in Edgbaston.

    15. Black Country Living Museum | Dudley, West Mids.

    Set across 26 acres, you’ll explore over 40 carefully reconstructed shops, houses and industrial areas that represent the Black Country’s story.

    16. Blists Hill Victorian Town | Telford, Shrops.

    Open-air museum that recreates the sights, sounds and smells of a Victorian Shropshire town in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

    17. Brinton Park | Kidderminster, Worcs.

    Large park with trails, grassy areas & a playground, plus athletic fields, a skatepark & splash pad.

    18. Bluebell Dairy Ice Cream Farm | Derby, Derbys.

    Farm attraction best-known for its ice cream, where kids can enjoy petting animals as well as enjoy a range of outdoor activities.

    19. Bodenham Arboretum | Bodenham, Worcs.

    134-acre arboretum in a valley with more than 3,000 tree & shrub species, 15 pools & footpaths.

    20. Boulder Central Indoor Climbing | West Bromwich, West Mids.

    Biggest indoor bouldering wall in the West Midlands.

    21. Bosworth Water Park | Market Bosworth, Warks.

    More than 50 acres of open parkland, scenic walks and lakeside beaches.

    22. Bradgate Park | Newtown Linford, Leics.

    830 acres of wild and rugged landscape, with dramatic rocky outcrops and gnarled old oak trees, many of which are well over 500 years old.

    23. Branston Water Park | Burton-upon-Trent, Staffs.

    Originally an open cast gravel pit; now home to many species of plants and animals, both common and nationally rare.

    24. Bridgnorth Cliff Railway | Bridgnorth, Shrops.

    England’s oldest and steepest inland electric funicular railway.

    25. British Motor Museum | Gaydon, Warks.

    Home to the world’s largest collection of Historic British cars. A motor museum with over 300 classic cars, free tours and interactive family activities.

    26. Brixworth Country Park | Northampton, Northants.

    Country park situated next to Pitsford Water, providing access to a 7.5 miles footpath/cycle path that circumnavigates the water, as well as bird-watching facilities and picnic areas.

    27. Broadway Tower & Park | Broadway, Worcs.

    Family-owned Cotswold destination set within a 50-acre estate of parkland. The tower itself offers commanding views over 16 counties.

    28. Cadbury’s World | Birmingham, West Mids.

    Fun chocolate day trip to one of the UK’s most popular family attractions.

    29. Calke Abbey (National Trust) | Ticknall, Derbys.

    Grade I listed country house, surrounded by acres of parkland.

    30. Carding Mill Valley & the Long Mynd (National Trust) | Church Stretton, Shrops.

    Perfect place for families to relax, paddle in the stream and enjoy a walk.

    31. Cannock Chase AONB | Cannock, Staffs.

    Arguably, home to the Midlands’ best bike trails. There are also woodland walks and adventure play to be enjoyed, too.

    32. Cannon Hill Park | Birmingham, West Mids.

    Birmingham’s premier park, covering 250 acres, including a 36 hole golf course, Fun park, sports areas and so much more.

    33. Carsington Water | Ashbourne, Derbys.

    Large reservoir making for great waterside walks and watersports activities.

    34. Cattows Farm | Coalville, Leics.

    Best known for its tea room and Pick Your Own Pumpkin offering in October, although they are doing PYO Sunflowers, currently.

    35. Challenge Academy – Baggeridge Adventure | Sedgley, West Mids.

    Innovative and accessible outdoor learning opportunities for all ages and abilities.

    36. Charlecote Park (National Trust) | Charlecote, Warks.

    Country house set in rural parkland near Stratford-upon-Avon.

    37. Chasewater Country Park | Burntwood, Staffs.

    Parkland area with a reservoir and a heritage railway, plus bird watching, walking and cycling.

    38. Chatsworth House & Gardens | Chatsworth, Derbys.

    Stately home in the Peak District, offering tours of the house, as well as access to the gardens, farmyard and adventure playground.

    39. Churchfields Farmhouse Ice Cream | Droitwich Spa, Worcs.

    Ice cream farm, which currently boasts a maize maze and fairy trail.

    40. Churnet Valley Railway | Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs.

    Preserved standard gauge heritage railway to the east of Stoke-on-Trent.

    41. Cliff Lakes | Tamworth, Staffs.

    One of just a couple of venues in the Midlands to offer pre-bookable access to an inland beach. You can book a session on their inflatable Aqua Park, too.

    42. Coombe Abbey Park | Coventry, Warks.

    500 acres of beautiful gardens, woodland and lakeside walks.

    43. Congo River Adventure Golf | Blaby, Leics.

    Florida-style adventure golf course with 18 holes of mayhem to navigate.

    44. CONKERS | Moira, Leics.

    Family-friendly centre in the National Forest with play areas, discovery zones and an amphitheatre.

    45. Coventry Transport Museum | Coventry, Warks.

    Houses the largest publicly-owned collection of British vehicles on the planet and tells the story of a city which changed the world.

    46. Creation Skate Park | Birmingham, West Mids.

    Skate venue and social hub with ramps for BMXers, skateboarders, inline bladers and scooter riders.

    47. Creswell Crags Museum and Prehistoric Gorge | Worksop, Notts.

    Magnesian limestone gorge on the border between Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire. Explore the caves, museum & visitor centre.

    48. Crich Tramway Museum | Crich, Derbys.

    The museum contains over 60 trams built between 1873 and 1982 and is set within a recreated period village containing a working pub, cafe, old-style sweetshop and tram depots.

    49. Croft Castle and Parkland (National Trust) | Leominster, Heref.

    National Trust property comprising a country house, park, church and garden.

    50. Croome (National Trust) | Upton-upon-Severn, Worcs.

    Mid-18th-century Neo-Palladian mansion surrounded by extensive landscaped parkland at Croome D’Abitot.

    51. Dudley Canal Tunnel & Limestone Mines | Dudley, West Mids.

    Offering cavern boat trips where you’ll discover a magical underground world which dates back 428 million years.

    52. Draycote Water | Draycote, Warks.

    593-acre reservoir and country park, situated a few miles south of Rugby.

    53. Drayton Manor Theme Park | Tamworth, Staffs.

    Theme park and zoo in the grounds of the former Drayton Manor, in Drayton Bassett.

    54. Droitwich Spa Lido | Droitwich Spa, Worcs.

    One of the few remaining inland, open-air salt-water swimming pools in the UK.

    55. Dudley Zoo & Castle | Dudley, West Mids.

    40-acre zoo located within the grounds of Dudley Castle.

    56. Dudmaston Estate (National Trust) | Quatt, Shrops.

    Beautiful 17th-century house with wooded parkland and sweeping gardens.

    57. Eastnor Castle | Ledbury, Heref.

    Award-winning attraction nestled in the Malvern Hills AONB and set in parkland, just a stone’s throw from the medieval market town of Ledbury.

    58. Elvaston Castle Country Park | Elvaston, Derbys.

    Country park encompassing approximately 321 acres of open parkland, woodland and more formal historical gardens.

    59. Fantasy Island | Skegness, Lincs.

    Family amusement park in Ingoldmells on the Lincolnshire coast.

    60. Foremark Reservoir | Ticknall, Derbys.

    230-acre nature reserve open to the public for walking, fishing, bird watching and horse riding.

    61. Foxton Locks | Gumley, Leics.

    As well as the longest and steepest staircase locks in the UK, the site is home to the remains of the inclined plane.

    62. Fradley Junction | Fradley, Staffs.

    One of the busiest places on the waterways with cafes, a pub and the ever-popular Fradley Pool Nature Reserve.

    63. Gheluvelt Park | Worcester, Worcs.

    Memorial park built in honour of those lost in the First World War.

    64. Gladstone Pottery Museum | Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs.

    The only complete Victorian pottery factory from the days when coal-burning ovens made the world’s finest bone china.

    65. Go APE! | Various Sites Across the Midlands

    Treetop adventures and challenges to suit varying abilities.

    66. Goodrich Castle (English Heritage) | Ross-on-Wye, Heref.

    One of the finest and best-preserved of all English medieval castles.

    67. Great Central Railway (GCR) | Loughborough, Leics.

    The UK’s only double track, mainline heritage railway running for 8.25 miles.

    68. Gulliver’s Kingdom | Matlock Bath, Derbys.

    Theme park aimed at children aged 3 to 13 in the Derbyshire town of Matlock Bath.

    69. Habberley Trail | Kidderminster, Worcs.

    42 acres of outdoor fun in Worcestershire featuring a trail with fun obstacles to negotiate along the way (which can be bypassed, too).

    70. Hartsholme Country Park | Lincoln, Lincs.

    Open space to the south of Lincoln covering more than 200 acres.

    71. Hatton Adventure World | Hatton, Warks.

    Educational farm attraction and Victorian shopping village with 25 specialist shops and boutiques.

    72. Hawkstone Park Follies | Shrewsbury, Shrops.

    100 acres of parkland with rugged sandstone hills plus gullies & caves, with a tearoom & services.

    73. Herbert Art Gallery & Museum | Coventry, Warks.

    The perfect place to delve into Coventry’s history and engage with art and culture.

    74. Himley Hall and Park | Dudley, West Mids.

    Commanding 18th Century building set amongst 180 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland.

    75. Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom | Telford, Shrops.

    Family-focused zoo/farm park with animals from meerkats to farmyard favourites, plus regular events.

    76. Hicks Lodge: The National Forest Cycle Centre | Moria, Leics.

    Owned by Forestry England, there are a variety of trails for bikes, trikes, tagalongs, wheelchairs and pushchairs to explore, all graded by difficulty.

    77. Irchester Country Park | Wellingborough, Northants.

    Adventure course with zip lines, a play area and a network of trails in a 200-acre area of woodland.

    78. Iron Bridge (English Heritage) | Telford, Shrops.

    The true icon of the Industrial Revolution – the world’s first cast-iron bridge, built in 1779 by Abraham Darby III.

    79. JCB Rocester Lakes | Rocester, Staffs.

    Three beautiful lakes at the JCB Headquarters, one of which offers a short circular walk, which is perfect for children to practice riding their bike or scootering on the paved walkway.

    80. Jephson Gardens | Leamington Spa, Warks.

    Beautiful formal Victorian park in the centre of Leamington Spa. The perfect place for a relaxing stroll or family picnic.

    81. Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Garden (English Heritage) | Kenilworth, Warks.

    From medieval fortress to Elizabethan palace, Kenilworth Castle has been at the centre of England’s affairs for much of its 900-year history.

    82. King Richard III Visitor Centre | Leicester, Leics.

    Discover the incredible story of the king under the car park at the award-winning King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester.

    83. Kingsbury Water Park | Kingsbury, Warks.

    15 lakes situated in over 600 acres of country park.

    84. LEGOLAND Discovery Centre | Birmingham, West Mids.

    The ultimate indoor LEGO playground with 3 rides, 10 LEGO build & play zones, a 4D cinema and much more.

    85. Lickey Hills Country Park | Birmingham, West Mids.

    One of Birmingham’s most varied and treasured parks, covering 524 acres.

    86. Lower Drayton Farm | Penkridge, Staffs.

    Family fun on a working farm.

    87. Ludlow Castle | Ludlow, Shrops.

    One of the finest medieval ruins in England, set in the glorious Shropshire countryside.

    88. Magic Alley | Stratford-upon-Avon, Warks.

    Spellbinding attraction and magical gift shop.

    89. Markeaton Park | Derby, Derbys.

    Derby’s most visited park and one of the most popular attractions in the East Midlands, at 207 acres in size.

    90. Matlock Farm Park | Matlock, Derbys.

    Farmyard fun for all ages, all year round, in the fresh air and tranquillity of the Derbyshire countryside.

    91. Middleport Pottery | Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs.

    Home of the world-famous Burleigh, Middleport Pottery is an award-winning visitor destination Stoke-on-Trent.

    92. Moseley Old Hall (National Trust) | Featherstone, Staffs.

    Atmospheric Elizabethan farmhouse that saved a King.

    93. National Brewery Centre | Burton-upon-Trent, Staffs.

    World-class museum and visitor centre that celebrates Burton upon Trent’s proud brewing heritage and it’s influence on brewing techniques throughout the world.

    94. National Memorial Arboretum | Alrewas, Staffs.

    The UK’s year-round Centre for Remembrance; a place which helps people to reflect and to be inspired, where they can celebrate lives lived and commemorate lives lost in service.

    95. National SEA Life Centre | Birmingham, West Mids.

    Over 2,000 amazing creatures to see in this Birmingham-based aquarium attraction.

    96. National Space Centre (Opens 8th August) | Leicester, Leics.

    The UK’s largest attraction dedicated to space.

    97. Newstead Abbey | Newstead Village, Notts.

    Beautiful historic house set in a glorious landscape of gardens and parkland within the heart of Nottinghamshire.

    98. Ninja Warrior UK Adventure Park | Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs.

    Unique, purpose-built indoor obstacle course inspired by the famous ITV hit show, Ninja Warrior UK.

    99. Northycote Farm & Country Park | Wolverhampton, West Mids.

    Tudor farmhouse and tearoom welcomes families to see working animals and attend kids’ events.

    100. Park Hall Countryside Experience | Oswestry, Shrops.

    Chance for families to meet adorable animals, experience outdoor and indoor play, and see their fantastic museums.

    101. Peak Wildlife Park | Leek, Staffs.

    Large walkthroughs allow you to come face to face with exotic and endangered animals from across three continents.

    102. Playland Fun Park | Stourport, Worcs.

    Located on the Riverside in Stourport-on-Severn, kids of all ages can enjoy a selection of children’s rides and amusements, including a Safari Train, Pirate Ship, Bumper Boats, and much more.

    103. Poole’s Cavern & Buxton Country Park | Buxton, Derbys.

    Visitors are escorted through the beautifully illuminated chambers by expert guides who will unfold the fascinating story of the cavern’s history, myths and legend.

    104. Rand Farm Park | Market Rasen, Lincs.

    Child-focused farm with animals to feed, tractor and trailer rides and indoor and outdoor play areas.

    105. Rays Farm Country Matters | Bridgnorth, Shrops.

    Family attraction with farm animals, plus pygmy goats, hand-feeding deer and the Fairytale Forest.

    106. Rufford Abbey Country Park | Rufford, Notts.

    The estate and grounds of a former 12th-century Cistercian Monastery and country house, popular with visitors throughout the year.

    107. Ryton Pools Country Park | Ryton on Dunsmore, Warks.

    100 acres of parkland home to a wide range of birds and other wildlife.

    108. Robin Hoods Wheelgate Park | Newark, Notts.

    30-acre family theme park and outdoor water park.

    109. Rosliston Forestry Centre | Swadlincote, Derbys.

    A young woodland, which belongs to the National Forest, covering 154 acres.

    110. Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum, Cosford | Cosford, Shrops.

    Free attraction, with over 70 aircraft on display throughout the museum, which is also situated next to an active airfield and RAF base.

    111. RSPB Coombes Valley and Consall Woods | Leek, Staffs.

    Woodland nature reserve, which features a play trail, woodland walks and plenty of wildlife.

    112. RSPB Middleton Lakes | Middleton, Warks.

    395-acre nature reserve, which provides and protects a variety of habitats on reclaimed gravel extraction land in the Tame Valley, just south of Tamworth.

    113. Rudyard Lake | Leek, Staffs.

    Attracts over 500,000 visitors to her shores each year and is home to the Rudyard Lake Steam Railway.

    114. Saltwells Local Nature Reserve | Dudley, West Mids.

    Planted in the 18th century by Lady Dudley to hide the scars of coal mining, Saltwells Local Nature Reserve is now one of the UK’s largest urban nature reserves, covering 247 acres.

    115. Sandwell Valley Country Park | West Bromwich, West Mids.

    This 670-acre country park offers something for everyone, whether it be walking, birdwatching, sports or just being in the great outdoors.

    116. Selly Manor | Birmingham, West Mids.

    Tudor heritage at the heart of Bournville.

    117. Severn Valley Railway | Shrops. & Warks.

    Operates heritage steam trains along the beautiful Severn Valley between Kidderminster in Worcestershire & Bridgnorth in Shropshire.

    118. Sherwood Pines Forest Park | Mansfield, Notts.

    Largest forest open to the public in the East Midlands, with over 3,300 acres to discover. It’s a centre for a wide variety of outdoor activities.

    119. Shrewsbury Prison | Shrewsbury, Shrops.

    Shining a light on prison life from the Georgian era to the modern-day, visitors are given a unique and immersive prison experience.

    120. Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre | Craven Arms, Shrops.

    Perfect place to begin your exploration, or rediscovery, of the Shropshire Hills – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

    121. Shugborough Estate (National Trust) | Great Haywood, Staffs.

    The National Trust’s, Shugborough Estate, incorporates a Georgian mansion house and walled garden.

    122. Skegness Aquarium | Skegness, Lincs.

    Aquarium attraction located on Skegness seafront, bringing together pirate adventures and amazing animals for an exciting day out for all the family.

    123. SnowDome | Tamworth, Staffs.

    Indoor snow skiing & snowboarding centre with an ice rink, swimming pool & gym. Originally, the first real snow skiing centre in the UK.

    124. Spring Lakes Watersports & Leisure Centre | Long Eaton, Notts.

    Offers an inflatable Aqua Park, open swimming, wakeboarding and many other watersports activities. At the moment, you can also book to visit their inland “beach”.

    125. Springfields Adventure Lane | Spalding, Lincs.

    Various activities for the kids to enjoy, but most notably, it’s home to the UK’s largest JCB Young Drivers Zone, giving children the chance to drive around in bright yellow, pedal-powered mini diggers.

    126. St. Nicholas Park | Warwick, Warks.

    Offering kids’ play areas, Adventure Mini-Golf, sport, swimming, boat rides and more.

    127. Stanwick Lakes | Stanwick, Northants.

    Unique 750-acre countryside attraction and nature reserve located in the heart of Northamptonshire’s Nene Valley, near Stanwick village.

    128. Statfold Barn Railway | Tamworth, Staffs.

    An extensive two-foot gauge private railway near Tamworth, which opens regularly throughout the year to put on an array of events for all the family to enjoy.

    129. Staunton Harold Reservoir & Visitor Centre | Nr. Melbourne, Derbys.

    Owned by Severn Trent Water, this 210-acre reservoir has a visitor centre and a wildflower meadow. There’s also an outdoor playground at its Visitor Centre car park for the kids to enjoy.

    130. Stokesay Castle (English Heritage) | Stokesay, Shrops.

    One of the finest surviving fortified manor houses in England, originally constructed at the end of the 13th century.

    131. Stonehurst Family Farm | Mountsorrel, Leics.

    Working family farm where you can meet and feed the friendly animals and enjoy a range of other activities, including “pond dipping”.

    132. Stratford Butterfly Farm | Stratford-upon-Avon, Warks.

    UK’s largest tropical butterfly paradise.

    133. Sundown Adventureland | Retford, Notts.

    Theme park in Nottinghamshire, on the Yorkshire border, designed for the under 10’s.

    134. Sutton Park | Sutton Coldfield, West Mids.

    2,400 acre National Nature Reserve, which is one of the largest urban parks in Europe. It’s also designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

    135. Swadlincote Snowsports Centre | Swadlincote, Derbys.

    Enjoy winter sports at any time of the year. Anyone over 4 is welcome. Also home to a 500m Cresta Run Toboggan.

    136. Tamworth Castle & Pleasure Grounds | Tamworth, Staffs.

    Step back through 900 years of history. Uncover the secrets held within the chambers and hallways of this unique building and get a real sense of how the Saxons, Normans, Tudors and Victorians lived.

    137. Telford Town Park | Telford, Shropshire

    Park and Local Nature Reserve, which, in 2015, was voted “UK’s Best Park” in the inaugural public competition organised by Fields in Trust.

    138. The Asylum Skate Park | Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts.

    Large indoor skate park that opened in 2013, which consists of bespoke wooden ramps that were built by Vision Ramps.

    139. The Heights of Abraham | Matlock Bath, Derbys.

    Country park and famous show caverns set in 60 acres of woodland, reached by cable car over deep limestone gorge in the Peak District

    140. The Green Fairy Trail | Lichfield, Staffs.

    Hidden amongst the trees, adjacent to the Heart of the Country Shopping Village is home to the Green Fairies, who make their doors and homes from recycled materials discarded locally.

    141. The MAD Museum | Stratford-upon-Avon, Warks.

    The Mechanical Art & Design Museum is one of Warwickshire’s best-loved museums to watch and interact with mind-boggling mechanical creations.

    142. The Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbys.

    23-acres of beautifully-restored gardens, with a botanical conservatory, arts centre, and various events and fairs, held throughout the year.

    143. The Pink Pig Farm | Scunthorpe, Lincs.

    Comprises a prize-winning tea room, indoor play barn, family farm park, imaginative play area, toyshop & food from the farm.

    144. The Quarry | Shrewsbury, Shrops.

    29-acre park, encircled by the River Severn, with The Dingle Garden at its heart.

    145. The Roaches | Leek, Staffs.

    Prominent rocky ridge above Leek and Tittesworth Reservoir in the Peak District, loved by hikers and climbers alike.

    146. The Silverstone Experience | Towcester, Northants.

    Immersive attraction filled with brilliant artefacts and objects that help tell the tale of motorsport at Silverstone, in the most exciting way.

    147. The Wave | Coventry, Warks.

    UK’s newest indoor water park (having only opened in October 2019), which features the UK’s biggest wave pool, churning 20 million litres of water every day.

    148. The Wolseley Centre | Stafford, Staffs.

    Home to the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s HQ, you’ll find 26 tranquil acres brimming with wildlife and a Visitor Centre – all situated, right next to Wolseley Bridge Garden Centre.

    149. The Wrekin | Telford, Shrops.

    The “little mountain” in Shropshire is home to the most diverse geology found on Earth. Once you’ve made it to the top, you’ll enjoy spectacular views across Shropshire and the Welsh hills.

    150. Tittesworth Water | Leek, Staffs.

    Large reservoir owned by Severn Trent, which features a visitor centre, restaurant, gift shop, children’s play area and easy access walks.

    151. Trentham Gardens | Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs.

    Home to award-winning gardens, a fascinating wire fairy sculpture trail, fab children’s adventure playground with the UK’s first barefoot walk, and much more.

    152. Trentham Monkey Forest | Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs.

    See 140 free-roaming Barbary macaques living as they would in the wild.

    153. Tropical Birdland | Desford, Leics.

    Unique visitor attraction which is home to over 250 birds with stunning free-flying parrots from around the world.

    154. Twinlakes Family Theme Park | Melton Mowbray, Leics.

    Family-friendly theme park set in 100 acres of Leicestershire countryside, with over 40 rides and attractions.

    155. Twycross Zoo | Atherstone, Warks.

    Renowned as a specialist primate zoo and has a wide variety of monkeys and apes including the UK’s only group of bonobos.

    156. Umberslade Adventure | Hockley Heath, West Mids.

    Recreational retreat on forested grounds, offering trails, tree climbing, archery, zip lines and more.

    157. Umberslade Estate | Tanworth-in-Arden, Warks.

    Private walking route around fields and woodland that surround Umberslade Farm Park.

    158. Uncle Henry’s Farm Shop, Butchery & Cafe | Gainsborough, Lincs.

    Farm to fork experience on a family farm with a passion for local, great-tasting produce. Visit the butchery and farm shop, cafe, and play area.

    159. Victoria Park | Leamington Spa, Warks.

    Tree-lined riverside park in Leamington Spa offering play areas for all ages, including a paddling pool.

    160. Walsall Leather Museum | Walsall, West Mids.

    Discover why Walsall was known as the capital of leather goods in Britain. Free to visit, too.

    161. Warwick Castle | Warwick, Warks.

    Discover 1,000 years of fascinating history, brought to life with spectacular live entertainment.

    162. Waterworld | Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs.

    Tropical indoor Aqua Park, built around a wave pool with slides, rides, flumes, spa and bubble pools, which is open all year round.

    163. West Lodge Farm Park | Kettering, Northants.

    Award-winning farm park where children and adults of all ages can have hands-on experiences of farm and country life.

    164. West Midland Safari Park | Bewdley, Worcs.

    Award-winning Safari Park, which has 1,700 magical animal encounters and four miles of safari, home to Indian Rhino; Cheetah; Lions; Tigers; Giraffe and Elephants.

    165. Weston Park | Weston-under-Lizard, Staffs.

    Enjoy 1,000 acres of Capability Parkland following special walking routes, relax in the formal gardens and say hello to the deer in the Medieval Deer Park.

    166. Westport Lake Visitor Centre | Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs.

    Stoke-on-Trent’s largest expanse of water, consisting of two lakes and a nature reserve. It’s one of the best places in the area for bird-watching and walking.

    167. Whisby Nature Park | Thorpe on the Hill, Lincs.

    Beautiful landscape near Lincoln, full of wildlife, walks and trails. Once barren and lifeless, this amazing place now abounds with wildlife.

    168. White Post Farm | Newark, Notts.

    Farm covers around 25 acres of land, with more than 3,000 animals, including pigs, wallabies, ponies, cows, llamas, chickens and donkeys.

    169. Wicksteed Park | Kettering, Northants.

    147-acre park with over 30 exciting rides and activities, including one of the longest zip wires in the UK. Celebrating its 100th birthday in 2021, Wicksteed is the oldest theme park on UK mainland.

    170. Wightwick Manor & Gardens (National Trust) | Wolverhampton, West Mids.

    Victorian manor, which is also home to a Pre-Raphaelite art collection. It may not be big, but it still boasts 17 acres of gardens.

    171. Witley Court & Gardens (English Heritage) | Great Witley, Worcs.

    Formerly a place of lavish Victorian parties and royal entertainments, the vast house of Witley Court was gutted by a devastating fire in 1937. It’s now one of England’s most spectacular ruins.

    172. Wollaton Hall & Deer Park | Nottingham, Notts.

    One of the country’s finest Grade One listed Elizabethan mansions, set within 500 acres of beautiful parkland.

    173. Wolverhampton Adventure Golf | Perton, Staffs.

    18 holes of dinosaur fun-filled golf, suitable for all ages.

    174. Wonderland Telford | Telford, Shrops.

    Magical experience where nursery rhymes and fairytales come to life, with fairytale characters and their houses, around every corner.

    175. World of Wedgwood | Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs.

    Heritage showcase for Wedgwood, with demonstrations, hands-on clay fun, factory tours and shopping.

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