As the second greenest city in the UK, Birmingham has a wealth of parks and green spaces to enjoy the beautiful autumnal colour. We asked some local parents for their favourite spots to take the kids this time of year.
Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park
@mummaandoscar_x loves to take her family to this conservation park, located on the edge of Cannon Hill park in Edgbaston. Home to a unique collection of animals from around the world, including red pandas, otters and wallabies, tickets start at £7.25 for adults and £3.65 for children.
This dog friendly park in Bromsgrove is highly recommended by @mummaandoscar_x as the perfect spot for an autumnal walk.
Amina (@aminarali) recommends Sutton Park, which is one of the largest urban parks in Europe. She loves taking her kids here to explore the many paths, ponds and to spot the free roaming animals.
Legoland Discovery Centre
@momsinthewestmidlands favourite spot in on a rainy autumn day in Birmingham is a visit to Legoland Discovery Centre. Featuring 2 rides, a 4D cinema, 2 soft play areas, build and play areas, toddler sessions and more, it’s a great place to take Lego-obsessed kids.
Located in Bearwood, this pottery painting and jewellery making studio and cafe is sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike. The onsite cafe specialises in serving great coffee and fresh deli style food, so it’s a great spot to grab a bite to eat.
Winterbourne House & Garden
Owned by the University of Birmingham, this Edwardian house and botanical garden is a beautiful spot to visit this time of year. They also run Christmas wreath making sessions in November and December.
Gruffalo Trail in Cannock Chase
If you don’t mind travelling a little further afield, Tori (@girlaboutbirmingham) recommends taking the kids to the Gruffalo Trail in Cannock Chase, about an hours drive from the city centre. You can pick up a map to find the 12 Gruffalo markers in the woods for £1.50 from the onsite cafe.
Christmas Arts Markets
Another of Tori’s favourite autumn activities in Birmingham is the Christmas Arts Markets at the Midlands Arts Centre. It runs from 27th November to the 5th December and is free to visit. Additionally, the Christmas pantomime ‘One Snowy Night’ is shown here from mid November.
Attwell Farm Park
One of Laura’s (@theglamshamrock) favourite spots to visit is Attwell Farm Park, in Redditch. It has lovely relaxed atmosphere and lots of animals onsite for the kids to enjoy. Featuring an indoor soft play, it’s a great spot to visit no matter what the weather.
Boston Tea Party, Solihull
Laura recommends a visit here if you’re craving a slice of cake or a warming chai latte.
Lickey Hills Country Park
If you’re after a walk in the countryside but don’t want to travel too far from the city centre, Lickey Hills Country Park is recommended. Close from Barnt Green train station and covering 524 acres, it’s a great place to take in the beautiful views.