Disappear into a haven of flora and fauna at Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens. Consisting of 15 acres of beautiful gardens, four glasshouses, wildlife trails, seasonal butterfly house and a birdhouse, the Botanical Gardens offers an unforgettable urban oasis.
Opening nearly 200 years ago (1832), the gardens are rich with natural heritage and has one of the finest collection of plants in the Midlands. There is also a varied programme of events from play productions to demonstrations and family events. There is a gift shop and plant centre for those wishing to take away a memento or flora for the home.
The Botanical Gardens are situated in Edgbaston, just a twelve-minute bus journey from our Birmingham hotel. Buses are available from the Broad Street stop. Admission costs £7 per adult and just £4.75 for children, OAPs, students, and disabled guests.
Cadbury World is an exciting day out for chocolate lovers and families alike! Explore the unique history of Cadburys chocolate, learn about and witness chocolate making, embark on a’ 4D Chocolate Adventure’, and ride the Cadabra through the amazing Chocolate Wonderland. You can also ‘Journey to Europe’, head through the ‘Aztec Jungle’, or shop in the world’s biggest Cadbury shop.
Cadbury's World is situated in Bournville, which is a 30- minute bus journey from the stop adjacent to Jurys Inn Birmingham. Admission to Cadbury's World costs £12.30 for children (4-15), £16.75 per adult. It is advised to book tickets before your visit to guarantee entry.
Drayton Manor Park and Zoo
Drayton Manor Park is a family theme park with more than 200 great rides and attractions for all ages, including the world's first ever stand-up tower drop. There is also a zoo, farm, museums, nature trail, shops and garden centre. Whether you enjoy a ride on the carousel, brave the Buffalo Coaster, or immerse in the 4D Cinema experience - a day at Drayton Manor Park offers fun for all!
Admission to the park varies depending on booking date and age, but starts from £6 to £29 for children (ages 2-11) and £23-£39 for adults (ages 12-59). A little outside Birmingham city centre, Drayton Manor Park is a 25-minute drive from Jurys Inn.
Dudley Zoological Gardens
Bursting with animals, adventures, and experiences, Dudley Zoologial Gardens is the perfect place for kids to learn, engage, and discover! Dudley Zoo is home to a range of species, including the best chimp enclosure in Europe, sea lions, and penguins, as well as lions and tigers.
In addition to its impressive collection of animals, Dudley Zoo is on the site of the Dudley Castle ruins, offering a truly unique and fun day out. Admission to the attraction is just £14.05 per adult, £9 per child (3-15 years) and £12 for concessions. The Gardens are a short 22-minute drive from Jurys Inn Birmingham.
Built in 1590, Blakesley Hall oozes charm and heritage just outside Birmingham’s city centre. The interior reflects a late Tudor/ Stuart lifestyle of a wealthy family, allowing visitors to learn about and immerse in the period’s history. There is also a traditional herb garden and orchard that is home to beautiful butterflies and other fauna.
Blakesley Hall is a short 20-minute drive from our Birmingham hotel, admission prices and tour times vary depending on holidays and weekends.
National SEA LIFE Centre
The SEA LIFE Centre gives you the opportunity to come face to face with the marine world's amazing inhabitants, ranging from humble shrimps to sharks and stingrays. The National SEA LIFE Centre overlooks the city's famous canal network and has more than 60 displays of different sea and freshwater creatures. This fantastic underwater journey also offers an incredible 360? ocean tunnel and an interactive rockpool experience – view opening and feeding times to plan your trip.
The SEA LIFE Centre is situated on the Water's Edge, Brindleyplace, which is just a four-minute walk away from Jurys Inn Birmingham. Admission into the SEA LIFE Centre costs from £12.50pp for a basic saver ticket (children under 3 go free).
A grand 17th Century mansion, Aston Hall offers a fantastic day out for all ages. Situated in a public park, this Grade I listed Jacobean building hosts a range of events, activities, and trails. Explore the display rooms to learn the rich history of Aston Hall, focused around the turbulent English civil war, or wander through Lady Holte’s Garden, beautifully designed with an impressive and unique water feature.