The NEC (National Exhibition Centre), Birmingham, is Europe's busiest exhibition venue, staging around 200 trade and consumer shows each year. Its programme of activity attracts four million people and profiles 45,000 exhibiting companies annually. The complex offers 200,000 square metres of space in 21 inter-connecting halls, located in the heart of the UK, alongside national road and rail networks and Birmingham International Airport. Up to four million people visit the centre each year. With 21 halls totalling 200,000 square metres (two million square feet) it is also the biggest exhibition centre in Britain and seventh largest in Europe.
For more than 180 years, Town Hall has been a hub of civic and cultural life in Birmingham. From classical to comedy to rock to pop, it’s now one of the city’s most versatile venues having featured artists such as David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Tony iommi, Caitlin Moran and more. Famous classical premieres include Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, The Apostles, The Kingdom and The Music Makers.
At the ICC we offer all of the key elements to delivering a superb conference, seminar, banquet or meeting.
Our ten halls and ten executive meeting rooms, with dedicated registration and foyer areas, provide some of the UK's largest and most flexible conference facilities and spaces under one roof.
Our dedicated teams of event managers and production specialists will work with you to ensure that everything runs smoothly from start to finish. We’re here to offer you a warm welcome and use our extensive expertise to help you create amazing experiences and events at the ICC. You’ll experience total attention to detail and commitment to deliver to the highest quality.
Birmingham’s most famous street takes you from the Bullringat one end to the Town Hall and Council House at the other. On the way there’s plenty to grab your attention including Jack Wills, The Body Shop, Primark and Watches of Switzerland - or maybe the latest cinematic blockbuster at the Odeon. Why not take a break along the way at Starbucks, Pret a Manger or CaféRouge?
Narrow streets with brilliant names snake off to unearth hidden gems. There’s the unique independent boutique Disorder on Needless Alley, Jigsaw and M.A.C on Cannon Street, and two of Birmingham’s specialist independent fashion retailers in Autograph and ‘a too’on Ethel Street.
The Genting Arena is the Midlands' outstanding entertainment experience for artists and visitors alike. We have the world's best comedians, sportspeople, singers, songwriters, dancers, daredevils and everything in between come through our doors. Whether it's 15,700 screaming fans or an intimate, atmospheric once-in-a-lifetime experience, you'll find it at the Genting Arena, one of the best places to go in Birmingham.
Visit Warwick Castle in the Heart of England, and experience over 1000 years of unique history that will set your imagination alight and your hair on end. At this stunning tourist attraction come face to face with some of history’s most colourful characters and get ready to participate in Castle life from battles and gore to romance and chivalry!
Create fun family memories at Drayton Manor Park, home of Thomas Land anytime throughout the main park season which usually runs between March and October enjoying all the thrills and spills of the park.
Whether you’re after a fun filled family ride or seeking adrenaline pumping fun, look no further than family favourites such as Wild West Shoot Out or The Bounty Pirate Ship. Or why not take a flight on Maelstrom and Air Race, feel the full throttle of Shockwave our stand up roller coaster or maybe give our heart stopping 54m drop tower Apocalypse a try for the fright of your life plus so many more.
If you prefer a bit of a slower pace, then remember you can have a wander around our 15-acre zoo and meet all of our creature friends as well. Africa, South America, Asia, there is no doubt that you will be able to find dozens of animals from across the world in our fascinating zoo. Our zoo will captivate you with the astounding variety of animal species. From Meerkats to Sumatran Tigers;you won’t believe your eyes at how close you are to these animals.
So much to see and do at Warwickshire’s premier waterside attraction! Kingsbury Water Park has 15 lakes situated in over 600 acres of country park. Stroll along the surfaced paths, explore hidden corners, spot birds and wildlife, hire a bike, join an organised event or host your own event. Whatever your idea of a countryside visit is, you will find it at Kingsbury.
Now operating for over 35 years, our farm is much loved for its friendly atmosphere. Generations of visitors from the same family have enjoyed trips to The Children's Farm although much has changed from our early days. Families don't need to book, so come and see us soon! And don't worry about the weather - nearly everything is undercover
The Big Play Barn is the latest attraction at Ash End - a purpose built play-barn which includes a giant undercover bouncing pillow. You can visit the play barn on its own or as part of our combi-ticket. There are different play areas for specific ages making play safe as well as fun.
A visit to the SnowDome is certain to be unforgettable and an awesome experience awaits you with real snow, all year round. Features the UK's only dedicated children's snowplay area, an ice skating rink, the UK's only Ice Track, complete with a 'mini' rink for first timers plus the real snow slopes offer a huge range of fun activities for adults and children of all ages and abilities. A fantastic tourist attraction for all the family to enjoy.
Twycross Zoo, set in the heart of England on the Leicestershire / Warwickshire boarder, is an award-winning conservation charity, with an award-winning schools programme, and fun for all the family 364 days a year.
Come and see over 500 animals, from over 100 different species, including some of the most endangered on our planet, monkeys, giraffes, leopards, meerkats, kangaroos, snakes, flamingos and more…
Watch 4 species of gibbon swing around in Gibbon Forest, and see all 4 great apes;gorilla, orangutan, chimpanzee and the UK’s only group of bonobos.
Walk with lemurs, feed the lorikeets, walk through Butterfly Forest, watch the Penguin Parade, listen to our daily animal talks.
There’s an indoor soft play area, outdoor play areas and a huge Wet &Wild water play area –so don’t forget a towel!
Enjoy a range of homemade, freshly prepared food, and drinks from our new View Restaurant and Vine Café, serving Costa Coffee Café, and to end the day –leave with a memory of your day out from our zoo shop.
Visit Twycross Zoo –the perfect day out for the whole family.
Which sea creatures do you love the most? Magnificent Sharks, colourful Clownfish or perhaps inquisitive Sea Turtles? Does a clever Common Octopus grab your attention or do you prefer playful penguins? Maybe you simply can’t decide!
Here at SEA LIFE you can make up your mind and see them all - from the curious and the rescued to the rare and the enigmatic. And you’ll be able to get closer to them than ever before.
Uncover a world of chocolate delights and enjoy a fascinating fun-packed day out at Cadbury World!
Learn how your favourite confectionery is made, play in chocolate rain and create your own delicious taste sensation covered in warm liquid Cadbury Dairy Milk.
With fourteen amazing zones, there's something for everyone
The National Motorcycle Museum is recognised as the finest and largest British motorcycle museum in the world and originally opened its doors in October 1984 with a collection of 350 motorcycles on display. The Museum owes its formation to the drive and ambition of one man, Mr WR (Roy) Richards. Roy passed away in 2008 but his work continues under the guardianship of Roy’s Widow Christine &Son’s Simon and Nick with The Museum collection now boasting some 1000 plus machines, fully restored to the manufacturers original specifications.