10 of the best days out in the West Midlands

With white knuckle rides, a magical castle, chocolate heaven and exiting wildlife there’s lots to do in the West Midlands

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Visit a land of sweet things at Cadbury World

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Dudley Zoo has an array of animals including majestic giraffes

Drayton Manor, Staffordshire
At this fantatsic family theme park you’ll find something for everyone including kids rides, a zoo, and some of the largest, wettest and scariest thrill rides. It’s the home of Thomas Land and Children will love seeing Thomas and Friends. They’ve also go entertainment shows starring Ben 10 from the Cartoon Network.
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Warwick Castle, Warwickshire
Head to Warwick Castle to experience one thousand years of history; great battles, ancient myths, and spellbinding tales. Kids will love getting swept up in the excitement of the dungeons, Princess Tower, Dragon Tower, Jousting Arena and much more. They also host lots of fun family events throughout the year.
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Ragley Hall, Warwickshire
Ragley Hall has lots to offer the whole family and it’s an exciting way to get active. Older children will love the 3D maze, climbing frames, trampoline, swings, slides, aerial runway and wooden fortress, while little ones play safely in their own Small Peoples’ Playground. They also offer Zorbing and Water Zorbing if anyone is feeling particularly adventurous. The adventure wood has high rises, rope swings, aerial walkways, slides and trampolines.
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Water World, Staffordshire
Waterworld is an all season tropical aqua park, it has a huge range of water based rides and attractions suitable for all age groups. The warm tropical environment is set at a constant 86 degrees. There are slides and attractions for all ages including Black Hole, Super Flume, Rapids, Multi-Slide, Typhoon Lagoon, Assault Course and many more.
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Hatten Farm Village, Warwickshire
Hatten Farm Village at Hatten Country World is a great family day out with lots to see and do. They have farmyard animals, adventure play areas, fun fair rides, children’s shows, falconry displays and tractor rides. They hold lots of events throughout the year from Easter Egg and Bunny Hunts, a maize Maze in the summer, free pumpkins during Pumpkin Week and Santa’s Grotto at Christmas.
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West Midland Safari and Leisure Park, Worcestershire
West Midland Safari and Leisure Park is home to over 165 species of exotic animals including many that are endangered. View the animals in beautiful surroundings and visit areas like the Safari Drive through, Penguin Cove, African Village and Lemur Woods and the Discovery Trail. The attractions include rides for all the family, rollercoasters and an arcade. Cubs Kingdom has rides for little ones and, if you don’t want to ride on any of the bigger rides, discounted Cubs Kingdom only wristbands are available.
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ThinkTank Birmingham Science Museum, Birmingham
Perfect for a family day out the Birmingham Science Museum has lots to learn and discover in the ten themed, hands on galleries. From steam engines to intestines, this exciting museum has over 200 interactive displays on science and technology including a state-of-the-art Planetarium and Giant Screen Cinema.
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Cadbury World, Birmingham
Have a sweet day out and uncover a world of chocolate surprises at Cadbury World. Children will love learning how their favourite confectionery is made, playing in chocolate rain and creating their own delicious treat with warm liquid Cadbury Dairy Milk. There’s always lots to see with fourteen amazing zones, from the cocoa beans start in the Aztec jungle to the African adventure play area.
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Dudley Zoological Gardens, Dudley
Dudley Zoo and Castle has more than 1,000 animals and over 200 different species. The Zoo is set in the splendour of castle ruins with breath taking views across the Black Country. They host lots of events, activities and display talks. There’s so much to see here there’s something to interest everyone.
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Winterbourne House and Garden, Birmingham
Winterbourne House has beautiful exhibition rooms explaining the fascinating history of the house’s former occupants. There’s lots to keep kids busy with an interactive train set, toy box and rooms full of antique items. Take time to explore the 7 acres of Botanic Garden that surround the house.
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