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11 (Socially Distanced) Things to do in Birmingham and beyond in July 2020
Are we all here yet? With theatres and live acts still barred from reopening and performing, this list will look different for a long while yet. Please note venues, and booking rules are subject to short notice changes with Covid-19 impact measures and social distancing.
Visit Birmingham Botanical Gardens (Daily)
Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TR
Since the majority of the team of gardeners returned on 9th June they have worked tirelessly to bring the these beautiful gardens back ready for summer visitors. Currently visits must be pre-booked.
Get tickets here: birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk
Visit Twycross Zoo (Daily)
Twycross Zoo, Norton Grange, Norton-Juxta-Twycross, Warwickshire CV9 3PX
As a conservation zoo, Twycross is in an even more challenging situation than other businesses as it doesn’t qualify for certain government funding.
Twycross Zoo’s website says:
Please note in line with government guidance, we have restricted the number of tickets available to book per day and tickets can only be booked online in advance.
Find out more here: twycrosszoo.org
The Great British Drive In (3rd July to 13th September)
Sandon Hall, Sandon, Stafford ST18 0BZ
Tickets here: thegbdrivein.com
Pinball at Tilt (From 4th July)
Tilt, City Arcade, 2 Union Street, Birmingham B2 4TX
Featuring great food from Digbeth Dining Club’s well known array of street food vendors, The Great British Drive In, begins with Grease (which itself features a drive-in movie scene) on Friday 3rd July.
Featuring the largest range of pinball machines in the midlands, and wide range of speciality beers, Tilt reopens with social distancing measures in place.
Take a look at the website here: tiltbrum.com
Tuesday Night Wine Chat (Tuesdays at 7pm)
During lockdown The Wine Events Company has moved its wine event online and featured chat with their extensive network of wine experts.
Find out more here: thewineeventscompany.com
Bert and Gert’s (Saturdays)
The Parade, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1PB
Bert and Gert’s offer “arts, crafts and food events around the UK”, with their weekly open air market resuming in Sutton Coldfield on Saturdays.
Read more: bertandgerts.co.uk
Birmingham Cocktail Weekend Cocktail Box (10th to 12th July)
Wherever you are (within reason)
Featuring four cocktails created by The Vanguard at 1000 Trades including for £32.93: Clockwork Orange (Grand Marnier, Vanilla and Orange with Tonka Bean), Yuzu Spritz (Gin, Yuzu and Lemon, This is Peachin (Gin, Peach, White Wine and Lemon) and a Sunset Boulevard (Vodka, Passionfruit, Lemon and Vanilla).
Birmingham Cocktail Weekend is expected to return in 2021.
Vonda Shepard (10th July)
Town Hall Symphony Hall’s Facebook page
The singer, songwriter, and actress is best known for her regular appearances in the tv show Ally McBeal, watch Vonda Shepard perform live on Facebook.
Discover more here: thsh.co.uk/event/song-from-home-vonda-shepard
The Big Brummie Bake Off with Love Brum (11th July)
We all know you’ve been practicing your baking skills to show off on instagram. Donate £10 to Love Brum and share your creation on Saturday 11th July. (Winners announced on Sunday 12th July.
Sign up here: lovebrum.org.uk/event/the-big-brummie-bake-off
Visit Cadbury World (From 18th July)
Cadbury World, Linden Road, Birmingham B30 1JR
With pre-booking essential, Cadbury World is back to tell you how the world’s most famous chocolate (fight me!) came to be. After the main attraction there’s a 4D Chocolate Adventure zone to explore.
Get booking here from 7th July at Noon: cadburyworld.co.uk/plan-your-visit/reopening
GBCC Annual Awards Celebration 2020 (23rd July)
The 2020 Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce annual dinner and awards moves online