What To Do In Birmingham In 2024 To Impress Your Friends

Mar 22 2024

In this guide, well touch the places fit for mates of all tastes, from popular haunts to little-less-knowns. With creative escapes, historic landmarks and once-in-a-lifetime experiences on offer, weve compiled some of the best things to do in Birmingham in 2024.

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High-octane fun

Sometimes youve got to take a walk on the wild side. Heres some group activities that are sure to get the blood pumping.

Teamworks Karting – Birmingham City

Have you got a need for speed? Burn some rubber on Birminghams only Go-Kart track, where you can zip round nail-biting turns as part of a serious challenge with your friends. Big – and little – kids can go wild, choosing from a selection of exciting karting formats, making Teamworks Karting a great destination for a memorable day out or something special for an occasion.

The Bear Grylls Adventure

Traverse the seven seas or scale Mount Everest – from the West Midlands? At The Bear Grylls Adventure, its more likely than you think.

Gather your party and set off on eleven epic experiences, designed to help guests to push their limits and achieve what they thought was impossible. From indoor climbing walls to the Axe Throwing range, iFLY wind tunnel to the Shark Dive – theres plenty for everyone to enjoy, whether theyre seasoned adrenaline junkies or just getting a taste.

Aaaand relax

OK, it cant always be about the action. Sometimes you need to get together with your nearest and dearest and rewind. Luckily, weve got a top spot to help you get your chill on.

The Belfry Spa

The Belfry Spa offers an impressive selection of spa and beauty treatments, and can be found just outside of Birmingham in Sutton Coldfield. Built as a decadent retreat thanks to 16 luxurious treatment rooms, including an elegant relaxation room and a stylish finishing studio – perfect for a day-break or weekend getaway.

As well as an extensive selection of treatments, you and your friends can also enjoy full access to the Leisure Club and use of the swimming pool.

Sometimes its nice to relax in excellent company, isnt it?

All things bright and beautiful

For those mates who have to immortalise every moment for Instagram, look no further than Birmingham. Weve got plenty to brighten up your day in our neck of the woods.

The Custard Factory

Housed in what used to be the Bird’s Custard factory off High Street, Deritend, in the Digbeth area of central Birmingham – the space is now home to all kinds of vibrant creatives and digital businesses. Once home to the egg-free dessert powder, you can now find fun in the form of Golf Fang, the Mockingbird Cinema, 670 Grams, NQ64, Chance & Counters, Passing Fancies, and Crazy Pedros. Thats not to mention the stand-out collection of independent businesses, either.

However, before popping along make sure to check everyones opening times – as a Monday is traditionally observed as the day off in Digbeth.

One for the culture vultures

Sometimes you can take something in, as well as the scenery. Birmingham is one of the cultural icons of the Midlands, with plenty to keep your gangs interest piqued.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG)

New for 2024, the latest exhibition at BMAG is Victorian Radicals – which can currently be viewed at the Gas Hall. Keep an eye out for the spaces grand reopening for the Summer Holidays this year, which includes a newly renovated Round Room, Edwardian Tearooms, gift shop and Industrial Gallery. To complement this, there will be a full public programme – which will show off some of the citys best artworks and installations in stunning surroundings.

Ikon Gallery

Heres one for the modern art lovers. Ikon is Birminghams leading contemporary art gallery, situated in a striking former boarding school. Entertain your guests with a regular programme of exhibitions, events, learning workshops and seminars, boasting some of the worlds foremost visual artists.

Make sure you dont miss the famous singing lift, designed by Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed, before settling down for a bite to eat at Birmingham’s only independent arts bookshop and Cafe.

Visit for a day – stay forever.

Whether youre going here, there and everywhere, make sure you come home to Corkfield.

Our stunning selection of studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments are fantastic for all kinds of people, whether youre a free-spirited creative, an up-and-coming entrepreneur or all-about-that-business boss. Whatever fills your day, switch off in style with plenty of lifestyle options – designed to help you live well and feel even better.

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