Venture south-east from Birmingham and you’ll arrive in Coventry. One of England’s larger cities, you’ll find plenty of parks and playgrounds, as well as theatres and cultural venues. Explore the city’s history with a trip to Coventry Cathedral and the nearby Transport Museum.
This medieval market town is most famously the birthplace of William Shakespeare. If you make the trip from Birmingham, be sure to get tickets for one of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s performances of the bard’s best play at the Swan Theatre on the banks of the River Avon.
Situated to the north east of Birmingham, Wolverhampton is well worth a visit. From great green spaces and award-winning roses to museums and art galleries, this city has everything for a great day out. If you’re visiting with kids, a trip to the Zoological Park will keep them entertained with creature capers.
Located 8 miles north of Birmingham city centre, Walsall has plenty for day trippers. Find out about the town’s industrial heritage at the Aston Manor Transport Museum or the Walsall Leather Museum, head out into one of its lush green spaces or just sit back in a café and watch the world go by.
In the 1950s David Austin decided to create a new, more beautiful rose. From these roots he went on to breed a collection of roses renowned across the world. The David Austin Roses Plant Centre has garden displays showing off these award-winning flowers, with advisers on hand to offer gardening tips.
Constructed between Norman and Tudor times, Kenilworth Castle was the stage for plenty of history making moments - from Edward II’s removal from the throne, to the French insult to Henry V. Visit the Castle Keep, explore the Elizabethan garden or take a break in the tearoom - it’s a great family day out.
Discover the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution with a trip to the Black Country. Across 26 acres this award winning open air museum explores the area’s innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and manufacturing skills, with buildings, vehicles, artefacts and fairground rides from the 1710s to the 1930s.
Famed for playing a part in Charles II’s escape to France during the civil war, Moseley Old Hall is located in Fordhouses, 30 minutes’ drive north of Birmingham. Take a tour of this seventeenth century home to discover Charles’ hiding place and even see one of his handwritten letters.
With over 60 displays, including a million-litre underwater tropical tank and more than 1,000 creatures, Birmingham Sea Life Centre will take you on an amazing underwater journey. Along the way you’ll get up close and personal with the sea life, touching starfish and, if you’re lucky enough, even feeding the penguins.
Head to West Bromwich and you’ll find beautiful green spaces, excellent bird watching and a fully working Victorian farm in Sandwell Valley Country Park. With an animal area and playground to keep the kids busy, and a farm shop where you can pick up some food for a picnic, this award winning Green Flag park is a great place for a day out.
Venture south west of Birmingham on your way to Worcester and you’ll arrive at Lickey Hills. Over 500 acres of beautiful park land, you’ll find a varied and vibrant wildlife habitat. Explore by horseback, bike or foot and, if you head out for a trek in the hills, be sure to explore the wide range of rock formations dating back millions of years.
One of the few surviving examples of an Arts and Craft home, this Victorian manor house is a treasure trove of great design pieces. Located in Wolverhampton, the house offer a glimpse into a Victorian family’s life, as well as Pre-Raphaelite paintings and William Morris furnishings. Discover this historic house or simply relax in its beautiful 17 acre gardens.
Head six miles north of the city and escape into the 2,000 acres of open heathland, woodlands, marshes and lakes that make up Sutton Park. Packed with plants and wildlife, a choice of playgrounds and restaurants, a railway, golf course and donkey sanctuary, there’s plenty to see and do.
Whether you want to stay in the city centre, leafy suburbs or beautiful surrounding countryside, we have lots of Premier Inn hotels in Birmingham to choose from. Whether you're staying in Birmingham for business, or pleasure, you'll also find hotels next to the major travel hubs like Birmingham Airport and Birmingham New Street Station, as well as conference venues the NEC, Barclaycard Arena and The Bullring for retail therapy.