What to do in West Midlands

Things to do, places to go and days out in the West Midlands

Things to do, places to go and days out in West Midlands, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Shropshire and Herefordshire. Search our site for places, activities, courses and rainy days out ideas.


West Midlands

The BBC Gardeners’ World Live  is a great place to soak up the atmosphere, get ideas and buy plants for your garden! A top gardening day out in the Midlands.   Plus don’t forget to check out what is on offer at their Family Weekend.

Push limits and undertake exciting challenges at Sandwell Valley Adventure Centre within an extremely engaging and safe outdoor environment. There is something here for everyone, from individual adrenalin surge adventure to team challenges that are only possible with the encouragement and support of others. Suitable for all ages.

Come to the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley, where you can discover a fascinating world of urban heritage and traditional living.



For a great family day out, visit Lower Drayton Farm, the ‘ultimate fun farm adventure’. Spend the day in the great outdoors, learning about farming and the countryside, meet the animals & let off steam in the adventure playground!

Kids will love the Aerial Ropes Adventure at Baggeridge Country Park just south of Wolverhampton. The course is an excellent facility that meets many outcomes for all ages and abilities.

Junior fly fishing tuition is available either as a taster session or by attending one of our successful junior courses which are run throughout the year with Fly Fishing Tuition.

Why not come and enjoy discovering our wonderful collections at Gladstone Pottery Museum, including their Toddler Thursdays. The last complete Victorian pottery factory in Stoke-on-Trent and also a working museum, this unique site will provide your children with a fantastic hands-on learning experience.



Come to the Malvern Spring Gardening Show (held each May) for a perfect day out against the beautiful backdrop of the Malvern Hills, get inspired by beautiful show gardens, learn new tricks and tips on how to grow your own plants, enjoy the amazing displays and indulge in a spot of shopping.



Have a brilliant fun packed day at the beach without the long journey by visiting Heart Park – set in 160 acres of Warwickshire countryside is all about good fun in the fresh air!

Download free walks or visit our site for all the information you need to get walking in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside. You can also search local walking clubs and join other walking enthusiasts in your area.



The Dorothy Clive Garden in Shropshire is one of the best Rhododendron and Azalea gardens in the country with around 250 species and cultivars. The garden’s planting scheme offers something of interest throughout the seasons, from early spring flowering bulbs to autumn repeat flowering perennials.

The Midland Game Fair  is the country’s leading showcase of country sports and celebration of rural life.  With entertainment for the whole family, with children’s features including falconry classrooms, craft workshops and a traditional funfair.

Take a bushcraft course with Closer to the Edge, based on real situations, located in the stunning Severn Valley, South Shropshire, go walking, or learn the art of fly fishing,

Come away and feel at home at the Angel House in Ludlow, surrounded by the beauty of the countryside and close to Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Wales. Make sure to plan a visit to the Ludlow Castle and one of their summer family events whilst here!



Join a Roger Orton watercolour painting course designed to encourage the nervous beginner, advance the technique skills of improvers whilst at the same time keeping their individual styles.