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This post is made up from attractions and venues which follow and share BrumHour on Twitter.
BrumHour’s Dave Massey has personally visited every place mentioned on this list.
Please note the deadline for things to do in June is Friday 28th May.
Compiled by Dave Massey twitter.com/brumhour
Eleven Things to do in Birmingham and beyond from 17th May 2021
Venues reopening after lockdown puts us in a strange place. Here’s a list I’ve put together of things to do in May from 17th May. Stay safe.
Cadbury World (From 17th May)
Linden Road, Birmingham B30 1JR
Cadbury World said:
Following months of closure, we are excited to welcome guests through the doors once more and have a new stage show for visitors to enjoy. Freddo’s Circus show will run every weekend and throughout school holidays, from Saturday 22nd May until Sunday 10th October. Visitors will be able to laugh along with ‘Freddo the Clown’, have their mind’s read by ‘The Great Fredeedo’ and be amazed by the juggling skills of ‘Spin Master Freddo’.
Book tickets here: cadburyworld.co.uk/en
Escape Live (From 17th May at Midnight)
18-24 Constitution Hill, Birmingham B19 3LY
From Doctor Wilson’s Office to Room 13, Escape Live offers some fun rooms with crazy logic challenges, and most recently they launched their Peaky Blinder games. Brilliant fun for families or work bubbles.
Director of Escape Live, John Dalziel said;
The doors to different worlds and experiences at Escape Live have remained closed since winter 2020, but now we are ready to welcome mystery-solvers back to our leading escape rooms. We are so keen to open our doors, in fact, that at 12:01am on Monday 17th May 2021 Escape Live in Birmingham, Coventry and Stratford-Upon-Avon will reopen all of their exciting and invigorating escape rooms to the public. All of our lucky visitors will also receive a free glass of bubbly to celebrate the reopening of Escape Live and the return of unbeatable, fun challenges for all ages.”
Book your group here: escapelive.co.uk
Frostie’s Palace at Lil’s Parlour (Check hours from 15th May)
4-6 West Heath Road, Northfield, Birmingham B31 3TG
Lil’s Parlour is known across the UK for unique confection inventions and now the fun is coming to iced treats, soft serve and floats, less than one minute walk from Northfield station. I might have to get a sundae myself.
Find out more here: lilsparlour.co.uk
Ikon Gallery – Ikon for Artists (From 17th May to 31st May)
1 Oozells Square, Birmingham B1 2HS
Discover more about Ikon Gallery’s first exhibition since lockdown via the video below. Ikon for artists features works by 250 artists both in the gallery and online. Entry is FREE and financial donations are welcome.
Pre-book your free ticket here: ikon-gallery.org/event/ikon-for-artists-art-sale
New Art Gallery Walsall (From 18th May)
Gallery Square, Walsall WS2 8LG
Featuring a major solo exhibition by Anj Smith until 5th September, the New Art Gallery Walsall reopens from 18th May and is less than two minutes walk from Walsall railway station.
Find out more about visiting The New Art Gallery Walsall here: thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham (From 17th May)
King Edwards Rd, Birmingham B1 2AA
My favourite area is the room filled with homages to Birmingham and the Midlands featuring iconic buildings including Edgbaston Stadium and The Cube. But remember that unless its the monthly “Adults only” night, you must have a child with you to visit. Then head into main play space which encourages young people to get creative.
Book tickets here: legolanddiscoverycentre.com/birmingham
National Motorcycle Museum (From 17th May)
Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull B92 0EJ
The museum collection, shop and restaurant are all due to open from 17th May. Take a look around this huge collection of motorcycles.
Book tickets here: nationalmotorcyclemuseum.co.uk
The National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham (From 17th May)
The Water’s Edge, Brindley Place, Birmingham B1 2HL
The fun and informative marine life experience returns featuring many animals which wouldn’t normally survive in the oceans by themselves.
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Van Gogh Alive at Birmingham Hippodrome (From 25th May to 11th July)
Hurst Street, Birmingham B5 4TB
Step inside the life of Van Gogh in this immersive film and soundscape experience as the touring experience returns to Birmingham. Read BrumHour’s previous review here: brumhour.co.uk/review-van-gogh-alive-at-birmingham-hippodrome
Book tickets here: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/van-gogh-alive-the-experience
Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum (From 29th May)
Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG
Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum explores ideas about sustainability, manufacturing, design and transport and features a science garden and a fun planetarium (check details)
Find out more and book tickets here: birminghammuseums.org.uk/thinktank
Twycross Zoo (Half term 29th May to 6th June)
East Midland Zoological Society, Burton Rd, Atherstone CV9 3PX
Birds, Monkeys, Tigers, Flamingos and Snakes are just some of the animals that reside at the Zoo with many part of Conservation Breeding Programmes and this half term Twycross is encouraging us to be Wildlife Warriors.
Book tickets here: https://twycrosszoo.org/may-half-term