to go this summer
See what's on in the West Midlands this summer:
Stratford Butterfly Farm
The biggest butterfly farm in Europe. Whatever the weather come
and see these beautiful creatures as they would live in their
natural environment. Walk around a tropical rainforest as butterflies
fly freely around you. See them as they come into the world in
the Caterpillar Room. And don't miss Insect City where you can
view huge spiders and our very own scorpion colony!
National Sea-Life Centre
You wouldn't expect to bump into a hammerhead shark whilst visiting
Brum city centre. But yes, it's true, The National Sea Life Centre
in Birmingham is the only aquarium in the UK where you can see
this creature along with our Sea Dragons from Australia and baby
stingrays from the Amazon. We guarantee an experience you'll never
Coventry Transport Museum
Coventry Transport Museum hosts the world's largest transport
collection. A day out here will give you the chance to see some
of the earliest motor cars as well as more modern vehicles like
the De Lorean 'back from the future' car. You can also design
your own car and experience what breaking the sound barrier at
763 miles an hour feels like.
Regarded by many as Britain's greatest Medieval Castle. Visit
exhibitions, climb the castle towers, relax as you walk around
the gardens, designed and created in 1753 by Capability Brown.
the preparations for battle in the Kingmaker exhibition or witness
a Victorian Royal Weekend. And if your interest is more in the
darker side of the Castle's history visit The Castle Dungeon.
At Thinktank you will find four floors of hands-on exhibits and
historical collections that will amaze and inspire you, showing
you the science of the world all around us from the past, the
present and the future. From galleries and exhibitions to an exciting
programme of events and activities, there is something for everyone
to enjoy, whether your interest is steam engines, looking into
deepest space or seeing how doctors perform life-saving surgery.
One of the UK's most popular attractions. The
park is home to some of the scariest rides you'll find like Stormforce
10 and Apocalypse, which has been voted the UK's most frightening
ride. You'll also find an indoor and outdoor play area and of course,
Drayton Manor Zoo with over one hundred different species, including
twelve rare breeds from across the world. .
Hatton Country World
If you're keen on seeing unique crafts and craft work side-by-side
with antique shops and a traditional butchers shop, Hatton Country
World is the place for you. As well as these wonderful shops you'll
be able to enjoy the Farm Park with many farm animals to help
keep the kids entertained.
It's been called Britain's friendliest open-air museum. Come to
Black Country Museum and discover an old-fashioned village by
the canal. Look around original old-fashioned shops and houses,
see what it's like down a mine and take a ride on a tramcar.