Trips - West Midlands
the West Midlands by the BBC
Fire Engine Limo
Chauffeur Driven Fire Engine Limo by Red Hot Rescue UK
Give your child a party to remember, make your Junior
Chief Officer the envy of their friends. We've got a fireman
waiting to give you a lift. Tel 07899 798933 recip
Towers a very large theme park you can't go wrong here!
with rides like Nemesis, Ripsaw and Oblivion the world's
first verticle drop rollercoster arrrrrrgh!! this is fun? younger
kids will love Storybook Land and The Floating Swans grunt at the
UGs in UG Land Alton Stoke-On-Trent Staffordshire
ST10 4DB Tel: 0870 5204060 and 0990 204060
Working Farm Amerton Stafford Staffordshire ST18 0LA Tel: 01889
End House Childrens Farm Middleton Lane Middleton Tamworth Staffordshire
B78 2BL Tel: 0121 329 3240 Touch, see, feel and experience all the sights
and sounds of the farm Ash End House Farm is organised specially for children.
Guided tours give the children an opportunity to get close to the friendly
animals. There is always something new happening on the farm with plenty
to do and see.email
Museum of Historic Buildings Stoke Heath Bromsgrove Worcestershire
B60 4JR Tel: 01527 831363 Avoncroft is a fascinating world of historic
buildings covering seven centuries, rescued and rebuilt on a beautiful
open air site in the heart of the Worcestershire countryside “beam me up
Nature Centre Pershore Road Edgbaston Birmingham B5 7RL
Tel: 0121 472 7775 www.birmingham.gov.uk/parks A six and a half acre site
in edgebaston with otters lynx and over 130 species. Lilliput Village is
a specially created attraction for young children.
Tower Country Park Broadway Tower Fish Hill Broadway Worcestershire
WR12 7LB Tel: 01386 852390
Croft Childrens Farm within Kingsbury Water Park Bodymoor Heath Lane
Bodymoor Heath Sutton Coldfield West Midlands B76 0DY Tel: 01827
World P.O Box 1958 Linden Rd Bournville Birmingham West Midlands
B30 2LD Tel: 0121 451 4159 Indulge your senses at this unique multi media
experience. Cadbury World offers the perfect combination of history, fantasy
and fun that kids from 0 to 90 will enjoy. Even more attractions for 2000.
Chase Trekking Centre Brocton Park Farm, Cannock Rd Brocton Stafford
Staffordshire ST17 0SU Tel: 01785 665590
Coventry Toy Museum Whitefriars Gate Much Park Street Coventry
CV1 2LT Tel: (024) 76 227560
Heritage Centre Fosse Way Northleach Gloucestershire GL54 3JH
Tel: (Summer) 01451 860715 (Winter) 01285 655611 A museum of rural life
and heritage of the Cotswolds in this former 18th century “country prison”.
If the kids are naughtie you can always threaten to leave them here.
Farm Visitor Centre Welshpool Rd
Bicton Heath Shrewsbury Shropshire SY3 5AQ Tel: 01743 233262
Manor Family Theme Park Tamworth Staffordshire B78
3TW Tel: 01827 287979 Over 100 rides and attractions in 250 acres.
New for 2000 the worlds first stand up tower drop.
Zoo and Castle 2 The Broadway, Dudley, West Midlands DY1
4QB Tel: 01384 215314 a full day out for all the family. Special
attractions from Easter to September including Bouncy Castle, Activity
centre, Animal feeds and talks.
Faces Donkey Rides Donkey days at the stables. Games, stable
duties, grooming, rideing general information about donkeys Dunton
Stables Marston Lane Curdworth West Midlands B76 ODF contact
James Richards Tel 01675 470330
Kingdom, Matlock Bath Tel: 01629 57100 Set in the heart of the
Derbyshire Dales Gulliver’s Kingdom offers you the perfect day out
in the country. Mosey on into the Old Wild West with its fortress
or go on the Royal Mine Ride, take a trip on the Chair Lift the
sky is the limit for fun.
World, Warrington Tel: 01 925 444888 In a beautiful lakeland
setting Gulliver’s World offers you fun and laughter in Circus World,
travel back in time to the Land Before where the Dinosaurs were
bigger than houses.
Land, Milton Keynes Tel: 01 908 200010 A magical world of fantasy
and fun. Climb aboard the Wild Mouse in the Cheese Factory go topsy
turvy with the Crazy World Ride. Embark on a real adventure aboard
the Buccaneer Tree Tops and the Jungle Cruise.
Motor Centre (BMIHT) not the best place for Girls, perhaps unless
they are real petrolheads, Kids will like 'Judge Dread's' amoured
car and the collection of Formula 1 cars, The Desert Rat's Machine
gun carrying Land Rover! Banbury Rd Gaydon Warwick Warwickshire
CV35 0BJ Tel: 01926 641188
Park Childrens Farm Ansley Nuneaton Warwickshire
CV10 0QU Tel: 024 76398334 avariety of small animals can be seen,
feed the baby goats, pot bellied pigs, geese, ducks and much more.
Open 7 days a week.
Farm Animal Kingdom Hoo Farm Preston On The Weald Telford
Shropshire TF6 6DJ Tel: 01952 677917
Gorge Museums Ironbridge Telford Shropshire TF8 7AW
Tel: 01952 432166 www.ironbridge.org.uk Outstanding series of museums
and monuments celebrating the Industrial Revolution and much more
Castle Kenilworth Warwickshire Tel: (020) 7 973 3434 www.english-heritage.org.uk
Explore one of England’s finest and most extensive castle ruins.
Discover a past rich with the famous names and events of history.
Rooms which were used to entertain Queen Elizabeth 1 and experience
a fascinating and informative journey into an age of glory and great
Lightwater Valley Family Theme Park North Stain, Rippon
North Yorkshire HG4 3HT Tel: 01765 635359 Enjoy rides such as
The wave, The viper, The sewer rat. There’s so much to keep all
the family happy.
Castle Castle Hill Lincoln LN1 3AA Tel: 01522 511068
Throughout the year a wide variety of events take place, suitable
for all ages. Many original features still stand and the wall walks
provide visitors with magnificent views of the Cathedral, city and
Castle & Shop Castle Square Ludlow Shropshire SY8 1AY
Tel: 01584 873355
Midland Air Museum Coventry Airport, Bagington, Coventry,
Warwickshire CV8 3AZ Tel:(024) 76 301033 A unique collection of
aircraft engines in the “Sir Frank Whittle Jet Heritage Centre”.
More than 35 aircraft on display.
Farm Park Upper Greenhill Farm Ipstones Edge Ipstones Stoke-On-Trent
Staffordshire ST10 2LP Tel: 01538 266479
19-21, Hills Lane Shrewsbury Shropshire SY1 1QU Tel: 01743
Motorcycle Museum Coventry Road Bickenhill Solihull West
Midlands B92 0EJ Tel: 01675 443311 The museum houses a breathtaking
collection of over 700 British Motorcycles, from 1898 onwards, each
restored to it’s original specifications.
Childrens Farm Frankley Lodge Rd Birmingham West Midlands
B31 5PZ Tel: 0121 475 1609
Abbey Park Cranham Gloucester GL4 8EX Tel 01452 812727 Prinknash
Abbey is home to a Benedictine, Roman Catholic community which welcomes
you on to it’s grounds. In the Bird Park you will see over 50 peacocks
Deer, Water fowl and lots more.
Country Park Dinmore Hill Leominster Herefordshire HR6 0PZ Tel:
Tales of Robin Hood 30-38 Maid Marian Way Nottingham
NG1 6GF Tel: 0115 948 3284 It is here in the heart of Nottingham,
that you are invited to enter the dark and romantic world of intrigue
and adventure and step back in time to the days of England’s most
Life Centre The Waters Edge Brindleyplace Birmingham
West Midlands B1 2HL Tel: 0121 633 4700 The centre has a completely
transparent underwater tunnel allowing visitors to be surrounded
on all sides by sharks, rays and a host of other marine animals.
Sea life Explorers Club is for children under 14 who love the marine
world and want to have fun finding out more about it. Fin zone is
the undersea adventure trail, your mission is to track down clues
and solve the puzzles.
Hollow Farm Animals
and Wildlife Draycott Road Blockley Nr Moreton in
the Marsh Gloucestershire GL56 9DY Tel: 01386701264 Please check
before your visit as the park was due to be moving to larger premises.
For those of you who are crazy about big cats or wolves this is
a chance to come in to close contact, this is by appointmentand
is under the supervision of a keeper.
Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre Kingswood Kington Herefordshire
HR5 3HF Tel: 01544 231109 Enter an idyllic rural setting for a close
encounter with a unique collection of miniature, rare and unusual
animals, owls, waterfowl and much more.
Castle & Visitors Centre Newport Rd Castle Bank Stafford
Staffordshire ST16 1DJ Tel: 01785 257698
Shire Horse Centre & Farm Park Clifford Rd Stratford-Upon-Avon
Warwickshire CV37 8HW Tel: 01789 266276
Butterfly Farm Swans Nest Lane Stratford-Upon-Avon Warwickshire
CV37 7LS Tel: 01789 299288 Enjoy the unique pleasure of watching
hundreds of the world’s most spectacular and colourful butterflies
flying all around. Observe the fascinating and strange in Insect
City. Stick insects, leaf cutting ants and many more remarkable
creatures to be seen. Get close to the deadley and dangerous in
perfect safety in Arachnoland, home of the worlds largest spider,scorpion
colonies and other spinners of webs and dealers of death.
Castle, The Holloway, Tamworth, Staffordshire B79 7LR
Tel: 01827 63563 The great little English Castle. Explore 800 years
of history. A 19th century prisoner will talk to you through the
bars of his cell door in the Tamworth Story which traces the history
of the town from Roman times.
Zoo Lions, tigers and elephants as well as small creatures and
rare breeds in the pet's corner. The reptile house has the kids
favourate creepy crawlies and you can't miss the amazing Twycross
Monkeys Atherstone Warkwickshire 01827 880250
Amazing Hedge Puzzle Jubilee Park Symonds Yat West Ross-On-Wye
Herefordshire HR9 6DA Tel: 01600 890360
Shrewsbury Quest 193, Abbey Foregate Shrewsbury Shropshire
SY2 6AH Tel: 01743 243324
Children’s Farm Butts Lane, Tanworth-in-Arden, Solihull,
Warwickshire B94 5AE Tel:01564 742251 Yet another wonderful working
farm for the kids to get dirty in that has so much more to offer.
A daily programme of feeding, holding animals, ferret racing and
Walsall Illuminations Walsall Aboretum, Lichfield St Walsall
West Midlands WS1 1 Tel: 01922 653148
Castle Ltd Warwick Castle Warwick Warwickshire CV34 4QX
Tel: 01926 406600
Fowl Sanctuary and Children’s Farm Wigginton Heath, Banbury,
Oxon. OX15 4LB Tel:01608 730252 Hundreds of friendly animals and
birds waiting to meet you. Cuddle and pet the bunnies, chicks, lambs,
guinea pigs etc. Voted the best Oxfordshire family attraction of
the year 1997 and 1998.
World Just 10 mins from J.15 or J.16 of the M6. Follow signs
for Festival Park.Tel: 24hr helpline 01782 283838 Indoor tropical
aqua park, discover Waterworld’s 17 major rides and water attractions.
Midland Safari and Leisure Park Spring Grove Bewdley
Worcs DY12 1LF Tel:01299 402114 Take the hour long drive through
the safari park and see the animals, visit the amusements where
there are dozens of family fun rides and amusements to choose from,
you can buy a multi -ride wristband or separate ride tickets.
Park Enterprises Ltd Weston Park Weston-under-Lizard Shifnal
Shropshire TF11 8LE Tel: 01952 852100
Roman City Shrewsbury Tel: (020) 7 973 3434 relive
the glories of an Ancient Roman City. Discover what urban life was
like 2,000 years ago. This was the heart of the fourth largest Roman
city in Britain. See the extensive bath-house and view the excavation
treasures in the museum.