The stage at the cavernous Birmingham Hippodrome has been graced by some of the world's great opera and ballet stars, as well as the all-singing, all-dancing casts of the latest hit musicals. Take your seat at the venue just 5 minutes' walk away.
Perceptions are challenged by new exhibitions at the Ikon Gallery, housed in the neo-Gothic Oozells Street School a 5-minute walk away. Previous installations have come from Turner Prize candidate Simon Patterson and conceptual artist On Kawara.
The best way to see Birmingham is on foot. Our helpful Concierge can book your tickets to see sharks at the nearby National Sealife Centre, 8 minutes' walk away, or for concerts by the City of Birmingham Orchestra at Symphony Hall, 5 minutes' walk away.
Stroll 2 minutes from Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre through the striking red facade of The Mailbox, a shopping and leisure complex boasting designer brands like Bang & Olufsen and Armani. Restaurants include Shogun, serving Japanese teppanyaki.
Visiting chocolate lovers' heaven at Cadbury World, 6 miles from Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre. Let your children lead you through the colourful journey of the cocoa bean, from the Aztec Jungle to the casks of liquid chocolate in the mixing area.
Birmingham - The Waters Edge, 3 Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HL
Located in the heart of the city, The National Sealife Centre Birmingham will transport you into an amazing underwater world. Come nose-to-nose with sharks and prepare for ashtonishing close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays. A fantastic day for all the family. Purchase tickets online of direct for the day you wish to go. Please check opening times on the day you wish to go.
84 Linden Road, Bourneville, Birmingham, B30 1JR
Uncover a world of chocolate delights and enjoy a fun packed day out for all the family. Experience the magic, making history of Cadbury confectioners. You will sample and then have the opportunity of buying your favorites" Please check the website to ensure the opening times on the day you have in mind. Purchase tickets online or direct for the day you wish to go.
Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7EX
Thinktank is...... Everything you thought you knew about the world - but did not! Find out about your world and yourself in our ten themed, hands-on galleries. Surprising! And sometimes downright disgusting!! The perfect family day out. Try it! Allow 2-4 hours for your visit to Thinktank,25 minutes for a Planetarium show. Cinema films vary from 40 mins to 120 mins. Check schedule for details.Tickets are valid only on the day of purchase and can be used to re-enter Thinktank throughout the day.