Birmingham is a vibrant city that sits in the West Midlands and is the largest UK city outside of London. Travelling and staying here with children can be packed full of fun and adventure, particularly if you do your research first to find some of the kid-friendly places that the city has to offer. Here we look at five great attractions to seek out when you have children in tow.

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Clue HQ

Escape rooms are becoming very popular, and for good reason. Using brain power to solve clues and crack codes, teams of up to six need to work together to escape the room before the time runs out. Suitable for older children, this is an adrenaline-packed adventure that excites.

Sheldon Country Park

Country parks are always a hit with families, and this park is no different. It’s an inexpensive day out that has the added bonus of being close to the airport, which allows for plenty of aircraft spotting throughout your visit. Plenty of animals to see and a visitor cafe in which to purchase drinks and snacks – there is also a small play area.

Birmingham SeaLife Centre

SeaLife centres are not only fun for all the family – they’re also informative and educational. The centre offers days on which it opens its doors an hour earlier for guests with autism and/or sensory issues who could benefit from a visit without the crowds, as recommend by national charities.

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Karting

Birmingham provides more than one venue for this high-adrenaline activity, with indoor karting available at TeamSport, which provides one of the longest indoor karting tracks in the UK. Suitable for children and adults alike, TeamSport offers family karting sessions that provide lots of fun and laughter for all.

Wildlife Conservation Park

Anything involving animals is generally a hit with families, and the conservation park expands the experience by offering specialist activities such as ‘keeper for a day’ or ‘animal encounters’.

When heading to Birmingham serviced apartments are a great accommodation option. There are plenty to choose from in the city, such as those at no. 8 Waterloo Street apartments, offering a more home-from-home experience for travellers.

Whichever fun activities you find to do with the kids, you’ll be certain to return to this busy and bustling city.