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Top 7 Indoor Activities in Birmingham

Nov 25, 2022
Birmingham Indoor Activities
Famous for its diverse culinary scene, unique cultural heritage and vibrant nightlife, Birmingham is a city that never sleeps. There are endless attractions to enjoy, from fun, interactive museums and art galleries to grand Grade-I listed buildings. If you're visiting this part of the West Midlands and the weather takes a turn for the worse, don't worry. Read on as we take you through our top 7 indoor activities in and around this lively city. 


Looking for a fun indoor activity for your kids? You've come to the right place. Located in the Arena Birmingham, a stone's throw from the city centre, Legoland Discovery Centre makes the perfect family afternoon on a gloomy day. Visit the world's smallest Primark, explore Miniland and enjoy a 4D experience at the Lego 4D cinema. Entertainment is guaranteed!

Opening times: From Monday to Friday between 10:30-14:30; Saturday and Sunday between 09:30-17:30
Ticket prices: General admissions bought online cost £18,30; In person £22.95
Find out more: https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.com/birmingham/

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

First opened in 1885, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is a must-see if you love all things art. It hosts a collection of international importance, with paintings dating from the 14th to the 21st century by Rossetti, Gennari, Burne-Jones and Hughes. It is also home to an extensive collection of ceramics, metalwork, jewellery and natural history. 

Opening times: From Monday to Friday from 10:00-17:00
Ticket prices: Free entry; some exhibitions may charge
Find out more: https://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/bmag

National Sea Life Centre

Lying along Birmingham Canal Old Line, the National Sea Life Centre makes another great indoor activity for a rainy day. Home to 60 different marine species, including sharks, seahorses and otters, the aquarium also organises feeding activities and workshops. Enjoy the UK's only 360° ocean tunnel and get up close with the animals!

Opening times: From Monday to Friday between 10:00-16:00; Saturday and Sunday between 09:30-18:00
Ticket prices: General admissions begin at £20.65 if bought online, £22.96 if bought on the day
Find out more: https://www.visitsealife.com/birmingham/

The Bear Grylls Adventures

High ropes, shark dives, axe throwing, and you name it. If you fancy an adrenaline-filled day, Bear Grylls Adventures ticks all the boxes. This exciting indoor experience has something to keep everyone entertained, along with retail and food opportunities. 

Opening times: Thursday and Friday from 11:00-17:00; Saturday from 09:00-19:00; Sunday from 09:00-18:00
Ticket prices: Tickets vary depending on each activity. Find more information here https://www.beargryllsadventure.com/tickets/
Find out more: https://www.beargryllsadventure.com/

Aston Hall

You can't visit Birmingham without stepping into the grandeur of Aston Hall. This Grade-I listed Jacobean house was built during the 17th century and remained in the Holte family for two centuries. Today, it is managed by the Birmingham Museum Trust and represents one of the city's most fascinating attractions. Roam around the beautiful gardens to picture-perfect views of the hall. 

Opening times: From Wednesday to Sunday between 12:00-16:00
Ticket prices: Adults £9; Children (3-15 yo) £3; Concessions £7; Children under 3 enter for free
Find out more: https://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/aston

Cadbury World

If you want to give your kids an experience they won't forget, take them to Cadbury World! Find out how chocolate is made, test your skills at chocolate-making and taste some delicious desserts. We recommend pre-booking your tickets.

Opening times: From Monday to Friday 10:00-15:00; Saturday and Sunday between 09:00-16:30
Ticket prices: Adults admissions begin at £21; Children £15,50
Find out more: https://www.cadburyworld.co.uk/en

Thinktank Science Museum

Located a stone's throw from Eastside City Park, Thinktank Science Museum is perfect for adults and children. Explore the interactive exhibitions, visit the Science Garden and enjoy a unique experience at the Planetarium. 

Opening times: Wednesday-Sunday from 10:00-17:00
Ticket prices: Adults admissions begin at £14; Concessions at £12
Find out more: https://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/thinktank

Birmingham is packed with fantastic indoor and outdoor activities, perfect for families too. Explore what this bustling city has to offer and browse our range of new homes for sale.