With the August Bank Holiday weekend swiftly approaching, here’s a bundle of fun ideas for an enjoyable visit to Westside with your family and friends.
To kick-start your trip, visit The Figure of Eight on Broad Street, which offers a wide range of breakfasts to keep you full and energised as you tour Birmingham’s ‘golden mile’. They operate on a walk-in basis, and for more information visit Pubs in Birmingham – The Figure of Eight – J D Wetherspoon
If you’re visiting as a family, Westside has loads of ways to keep the kids entertained, with venues such as the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and the National SEA LIFE Centre. They have an online offer to save money when you buy multi-attraction tickets here: Multi-attraction Tickets | SEA LIFE Birmingham Aquarium (visitsealife.com)
Then you could head up to Broadway Plaza, home to Mr Mulligans, which provides an exciting, space-themed golfing experience suitable for all ages and abilities. To book, visit: Our Adventure Venues | Mr Mulligan
Or you can find everything you need for the perfect game at Hollywood Bowl in Broadway Plaza, tucking into their tasty food and drink offerings afterwards. For more information visit: Hollywood Bowl | Have Fun Play Safe
Or do you fancy living on the edge? If so, try Rock Up, which has a range of climbing walls tailored for all ages towering over over 8m in height. To book, visit: Activities | Rock Up (rock-up.co.uk)
If you’re from outside the Midlands but want to know more about the heritage of this great city, why not explore the Roundhouse Birmingham’s packed programme of tours, trails and trips?
You can discover some amazing Brummie history in Centenary Square, join an interactive guided tour of the historic Roundhouse, and much more. Visit their website to find out: https://roundhousebirmingham.org.uk/whats-on/
Once you’ve enjoyed an afternoon of lunchtime activities, why not grab a late lunch at Velvet Music Rooms, one of Westside’s few independent restaurants and bars.
They also have some of the UK’s biggest DJ’s and live musicians performing over the weekend in their upstairs Sugar Suite nightclub, including Kumari Seven, Tim Westwood and Seani B. To book, visit: Bookings | Velvet Music Rooms & Sugar Suite Club
To round off your evening, you can visit one of Westside’s many restaurants including Del Villagio, serving favourite Italian dishes like spaghetti carbonara or lasagnes. To book, visit: Reservations | Del Villaggio – true taste of Italy (del-villaggio.co.uk)
Or over at Siamais in Brindleyplace, they serve authentic Thai dishes, and are also well known for their fabulous brunches. To book, visit: Make a booking for dinner and drinks at Siamais | Birmingham
If you fancy staying over, you could enjoy one of Westside’s luxury hotels, like the Hyatt.To book, visit : Luxury Hotels Birmingham | Hyatt Regency Birmingham
By Luisa Huggins