Campus Road Trip: Birmingham
We’ve put together some top attractions within driving distance of Birmingham – so there’s no excuse to stay cooped up in the city!
Birmingham is in the heart of the country, which means you can do anything and go anywhere with only a short drive! Being in university is all about exploring and doing new things. So, can you actually say you’ve gone out and explored everything Birmingham has to offer?
We’ve put together some ideas of what you can do with your friends to explore the area – here are 4 amazing things to do and see within driving distance of Birmingham:
Drive time: Approx. 20 minutes
If you want to test your limits and see if you’re up to the challenges created and inspired by Bear Grylls, this is the perfect destination! With six different adventures to choose from (including an indoor skydive, adventure base camp and a shark dive!) you’ll have the perfect opportunity to escape the ordinary and push yourself to achieve the remarkable.
Price: From £25 per person (September 2019)
Drive time: Approx. 1 hour 15 minutes
If you’re feeling a little bit of a longer drive to have an adrenaline-filled day, Alton Towers is the place to go. With over 12 different theme park areas, each holding multiple rides, Alton Towers is a great place for all ages to have a thrilling time. With the new Alton Towers Dungeon also on site, you can mix up your day with an exhilarating new experience!
Price: From £33 per person (September 2019)
Drive time: Approx. 20 minutes
Love chocolate? Discovering where Cadbury’s originated and how their delicious chocolate is made is the perfect day out. You can play in chocolate rain and add your favourite treat to a delicious pot of warm liquid Cadbury Dairy Milk whilst you watch the chocolatiers reveal the secrets of traditional chocolate making. Then, discover the origins of the cocoa bean amidst trees and waterfalls in the Aztec Jungle before jumping aboard the magical Cadabra ride and visiting the 4D Chocolate Adventure zone – a 4D cinema experience featuring Cadbury’s most popular characters.
Price: From £12.59 per person (September 2019)
Drive: Approx. 15 minutes
This seventeenth century, red-brick mansion is situated in a picturesque public park on the North side of Birmingham. Aston Hall has a rich history, being built between 1618 and 1635 and being the first historic building to be opened as a public museum in 1858 by Queen Victoria. This place is perfect for a history-filled day out in a beautiful (and Instagrammable) garden.
Price: Free or garden and café, hall admission from £6 (September 2019)
So there you go! Four things that are fun to do around Birmingham to help you leave the city!
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Don’t have a car to share? Renting a car is also super easy with Veygo – hop in the driver’s seat and go and have fun with your friends!