Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market is a firm fixture in the city’s annual calendar and a massive favourite with both residents and visitors to the city from across the UK and Europe. Birmingham comes alive every winter with the arrival of the Market, a clear sign that Christmas is just around the corner. The stalls on Victoria Square and along New Street offer something for everyone.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG)

The Gallery first opened in 1885. It is housed in a Grade II* listed city centre landmark building. There are over 40 galleries to explore that display art, applied art, social history, archaeology and ethnography. Highlights include largest publicly owned Pre-Raphaelite collection in the world and the largest collection of Anglo Saxon gold ever found the Staffordshire Hoard.

Shopping at Bullring, Grand Central & LinkStreet

The ever-popular Bullring and Mailbox shopping centres have recently been joined by Grand Central at New Street Station and Resorts World Birmingham on the NEC campus. Independent shops and historic Markets like Digbeth mean that Birmingham is a shoppers paradise.

The Bear Grylls Adventure

Climb, Dive, Fly and share action-packed experiences with your friends and family. Open all year round at The NEC Birmingham. 10 action-packed indoor and outdoor experiences include: Indoor Archery, Indoor Climbing, Escape Rooms, Fear Zone, High Ropes, iFLY indoor skydiving, Shark Dive, Indoor Shooting & Snorkeling  

Birth of Birmingham Tour

A Birmingham walking tour of its worldfamous sights and scenes. You will experience the statues, music venues, architecture and the historical speeches that put Birmingham on the International map.   

Peaky Blinders Tours

Brum Tours Presents: “Peaky Tours” The Original Peaky Blinders Tour Birmingham. Meet at The Old Crown on Deritend High Street.  There you are welcome to have a drink and relax in area set aside exclusively for Brum Tours.  Our guide will bring to life the real gangs that terrorised the racecourses of England in the 1920s.

Cadbury World

Cadbury World is situated in the historic Bournville village – site of the original ‘Factory in a Garden’. Why not a scrumptious day out that’s choc-full of festive fun this Christmas at Cadbury World! Discover chocolatey zones and whole host of seasonal activities for all the family, every Saturday and Sunday from 21 November.  Tickets include entry to the pantomime and a visit to see Santa in his exclusive stage show!

Thinktank Science Museum

Thinktank is Birmingham’s award winning science museum. It offers an enlightening & fun-packed day out for the family. From steam engines & talking robots to gurgling guts & a chocolate wrapping machine, Thinktank has over 200 hands-on displays on science & technology. Housed inside the impressive Millennium Point building at Thinktank you will find four floors of exhibits & historical collections that will amaze & inspire you, showing you the science of the world all around us. Including MiniBrum, a new interactive gallery for under 8s, a new 4k Planetarium, Science Garden, plus an exciting programme of events and activities.

Land Rover Experience

Go for a spin of a different kind Land Rover Experience in Solihull. The home of Land Rover offers the ultimate thrill-seeking adventure where you can test the full off-road capabilities of the latest vehicles on 14 miles of varied terrain. The off-road driving challenges include one hour taster drives, and half day or a full day experience. Or why not see how these iconic vehicles are brought to life with a behind-the-scenes tour. Watch skilled craftsman at work as the team of dedicated experts guide you through themanufacturing process.


Mike Olley, the General manager of Westside BID, and Mohammed Osama, an architect from Dubai, wanted to create something special to honour Black Sabbath in the city. Mohammed, who is also a super-fan of the band, began an online petition to get Geezer Butler a star in the Walk Of Stars on Broad Street as he hadn’t received one at the time. Thousands of fans around the globe signed the petition and Geezer was awarded a star.

Mohammed proposed moving all the band’s stars together, and creating the main tourist attraction. Mike and Mohammed discussed the idea of naming the canal bridge after the band and creating a bench in tribute to the heavy metal legends. Mohammed co-designed the bench with his friend Tarek Abdelkawi, who illustrated the band. It has been a huge success ever since.

The Library of Birmingham

The ten-level Library shares a spacious entrance and foyer as well as a flexible studio theatre seating 300 people with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Sited in Centenary Square it, along with The REP and Symphony Hall, forms a cultural heart for the city.

An outdoor Amphitheatre, surrounded by wild flower planting, in Centenary Square provides a performance space for music, drama, poetry reading and storytelling.

There are two outdoor garden terraces, children’s spaces and a panoramic viewing gallery at the summit, where visitors are able to enjoy stunning views from one of the highest points in the city.

Mailbox Birmingham

Mailbox is one of the UK’s largest mixed use destinations outside London and an ideal landmark office headquarters. Widely regarded as Birmingham’s premium lifestyle destination, Mailbox presents occupiers with a uniquely vibrant 24/7 environment at the heart of Birmingham City Centre.

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June 1st 2023


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May 15th 2023


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September 7th 2023

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October 3rd 2023

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October 24th 2023


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August 31st 2023

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