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    Things to do in the West Midlands?????

    So it's the wife's birthday and although she's got the usual pressies etc I'm trying to think of somewhere to go out for the day (with 3 kids).
    We've recently moved to Lichfield so I don't know the area too well yet, so any inspiration would be much appreciated!!!!
    Thanks in advance!!!!

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    Cadbury World
    West Midlands Safari Park
    Drayton Manor
    Dudley Zoo
    Twycross Zoo

    Original Poster

    Wow! Thanks! Weve been to Twycross Zoo it was great!
    Cadbury world sounds good!

    We had a year pass for Twycross Zoo - loved the walk, and the Meerkats would always perform!

    Another one to add is Black Country Living Museum in Dudley

    Banned

    Throw stones at brummies?

    Black Country Museum - very good, as long as its not raining. Buy tickets online, and they are valid for 12 months - so you can go back. Once you're there, make sure you do the canal boat trip into the tunnel (extra charge for this).

    If its raining - Cadburys World

    JonnyTwoToes

    Throw stones at brummies?



    Just cos they do it at your lot in Leicester

    How old are the children. Hatton country world is lovely for little ones with a few little shops for the wife to look round too. No good if really wet day but you'll be fine if there are showers. Have you got an iPhone. Do you use vouchercloud? They normally have some good deals on there for black country museum and hattin country world. I think cadbury world is very over priced... Only good for an hour or 2.

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    bassman_uk

    Just cos they do it at your lot in Leicester



    I'm not from Leicester.

    If you want to waste just a little time near lichfield, in Swinfen there is the heart if the country village which is just up the road from you and has the most amazing creperie. Also just up the a38 is another little shopping village on the canal with ice cream shops and barge book shops. Forgot the name of it for now.
    If you want a day out go to Stratford. They have a lovely butterfly farm (again look for vouchers) , a wizard museum and lots of places to eat in a lovely setting
    Edited by: "wookiemummy" 19th Jun 2011

    I was bought up near Lichfield. I hope youve been to the cathedral. Lot of history there.
    I think as its for your wifes birthday, I do cadbury world. Loads of choc. Unless she's diabetic. Wel then it's just cruel init!
    Im all for stones at Brummies though pmsl;.
    Erm I live in Leicestershire now

    JonnyTwoToes

    I'm not from Leicester.



    ok

    Sadly I am... at least the county. City is a right scumbag place now.

    Sealife centre

    not much at cadbury world or twycross really mostly monkeys there lol i would say day at the seaside

    Take them to Wednesbury first and after that all other places will seem amazing in comparison

    go to small heath and buy a score?

    drayton manor
    shugborough hall is a great day out for families
    trentham monkey forest
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