Some family-friendly ways to get to know Birmingham and the surrounds a little better!
It doesn’t matter how long you may have lived somewhere, there is always something to learn and new places popping up to explore! This is why guided tours around Birmingham are always a popular way to discover the city.
Birmingham has a range of family friendly tours and tour services on offer. Read on to find out more about how you can take part and learn more about the city.
BBC Birmingham 7 Commercial St, Birmingham B1 1RS, UK
Come and tour the facilities for one of the world’s best known broadcasters.
As stated on the website, the tour is not suitable for children aged under 9 years. Please bear this in mind when booking a tour.
Older children can learn about the history of the BBC, get an insight into the latest broadcasting technology and try virtual reality.
You can even have a go in the free Public Space, which is open seven days a week and see what you would look like as a presenter!
Real Birmingham Free Walking Tours Meeting point: Queen Victoria Statue, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH
Discover the unique history and culture of England's ‘second city’ on a fun, friendly and free walking tour.
Learn about the birth of heavy metal to the city's rise as the 'workshop of the world’.
An unrivalled insight into Birmingham!
Cadbury World Linden Rd, Bournville, Birmingham B30 2LU
Take a self-guided tour of one of the world’s most recognisable brands.
You can watch the chocolatiers working their magic as they demonstrate traditional chocolate-making skills. ‘
You can also have a go yourself at chocolate piping at one of the demonstration tables.
A must-do self-guided tour is the Bournville Village, in which Cadbury World is situated. You can also take a trip down Bull Street, which provides a look into the history of the brand, including the first Cadbury products.
Other attractions include a 4D cinema, play areas and mini theatre presentations.
The Birmingham Crochet Club meets fortnightly to learn crochet, meet other Birmingham mums, and have a good chat. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, everyone is welcome to come along!