This post has been inspired for students studying in the Midlands who want to know the places worth visiting! As there are soo many great places to visit I have decided to spilt the posts into price/location catogories.
DAY TRIPS £10-£20:
Prices listed are approximates for individuals with a student discount card.
Sea Life Centre Birmingham (City Centre, B1 2HL: £10)
Now this is my personal fave as I am Queen of Penguins, make sure you get your 40% student discount online or 2-4-1 ticket when travelling by train. It isn’t as big as the one in London and should only take between 20-60 minutes depending how fast you walk!
Thinktank Birmingham (City Centre, B4 7XG: £10)
If you like Museums/Science – you’ll LOVE this place and its a good excuse to explore the city centre also.
Cadbury World (Bournville, B30 1JR: £12)
Its a cardinal sin to live in the Midlands and not go to place where the story of REAL Chocolate began! You get to learn loads about the beautiful history of the place AND get a load of free chocolate.
West Midlands Safari Park (Bewdley, DY12 1LF: £15)
Again – PENGUINS but also loads of other cool animals/rides and genuine fun day out. You will need a friend with a car though! I would avoid weekends as it gets really busy + you get a nice discount if you go mid-week.
National Space Centre (Leichester, LE4 5NS: £11)
For a truely out of this world expierience, visit the Space Centre! (Especially fun on those typical English rainy days as its all indoors)
Warwick Castle (Warwick, CV34 4QU: £13-16)
Warwick is a lovely area, full of history and a typical quaint english town. If you want to visit the castle, book online to avoid overpriced tickets. Also don’t forget to explore the highstreet and St Nicholas’ park whilst you are there.
Kenilworth Castle (Kenilworth, CV8 1NG: £10)
Another quaint town well worth exploring and learning about the history.
Black Country Museum (Dudley, DY1 4SQ: £15)
Definitely a “Sunny Day” activity – but there is loads to do! Visit ol’ England, explore a coal mine, visit a traditional Fish and Chip Shop and become part of history for a day.
Whats your favourite Day Trip in the Midlands? Share in the comments below.
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