Attractions in Birmingham...

Babbs Mill Lake
Babbs Mills Park has a variety of landscapes including a wildlife haven on the banks of the intriguing lake, the River Cole that twists through the area, grasslands harbouring wildflowers and trees and woodland creating homes for bats and owls. In recognition of the Parks diverse habitat, it was designated a Local Area Nature Reserve in 2002. There are interpretative boards sited around the Lake, which explain some of the native aspects of the Park and a woodland walk, which is well worth a visit.

Barber Institute of Fine Arts
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts is housed in one of Birmingham's finest Art Deco buildings, purpose built and opened by Queen Mary in 1939.

Birmingham Canal Navigation
The Birmingham Canal Navigations is very large - even now around 150 miles of canal exists between Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

Birmingham and Fazeley Canal
This canal was the first of Birminghamís re generation schemes (1984). Farmerís Bridge Locks were cleaned up, lit and landscaped. Towpath accesses were created through the walls. Resurfaced towpaths now attract families on weekend strolls and relaxing workers on weekday lunchtimes.

Birmingham and Worcester Canal
The Birmingham and Worcester links the two cities, built to connect the River Severn in Worcester to the Birmingham Canal System via a quicker route than the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens were opened in 1832. They were designed by J. C. Loudon, a leading garden planner, horticultural journalist and publisher.

Cadbury World
Birminghamís very own chocolate paradise, a unique place to indulge all of your senses.

Curzon Gateway Tower
Curzon Gateway Tower is a proposed building in Birmingham.

Edgbaston Reservoir
The 70 acres site is mainly open water and supports a variety of birdlife; it is also a valuable city site for animals such as newts and bats. A belt of woodland and grassland encircles the reservoir providing an oasis of natural beauty in an urban setting.

Epic Skatepark
Epic Skatepark is a large indoor centre for skateboarders. The centre was constructed in a former bus depot in Moseley, Birmingham.

Gun Quarter
The Gun Quarter is the name given to an area of the city of Birmingham.

Harborne Reserve
Harborne Reserve is a nature reserve in Birmingham, England. Entry is by permit only, except on advertised open days.

Ikon Gallery
The Ikon Gallery is a modern art gallery, housed in the neo-gothic, former Oozells Street School , in Brindleyplace, Birmingham.

Moseley Bog
Moseley Bog is a nature reserve in the Moseley area of Birmingham.

National Exhibition Centre
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) is the seventh largest exhibition centre in Europe, located in Solihull, near Birmingham.

National Sea Life Centre
National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham, England is an aquarium with over 60 displays of freshwater and marine life. The attraction boasts a one million litre ocean tank housing giant green sea turtles, blacktip reef sharks and tropical reef fish. Also featured are seahorses, crabs, lobsters, sharks and sting rays.

Birmingham Nature Centre
Birmingham Nature Centre is a samll zoo in Birmingham.

Perry Hall Park
Perry Hall Park (also called Perry Hall Playing Fields) is a park in Perry Barr, Birmingham.

Project Kingfisher
Project Kingfisher is a project to help preserve an area of land within South Birmingham.

Birmingham Proof House
The Proof House is located in Banbury Street, Birmingham, England. It contains a museum of arms and ammunition, and can be visited subject to prior arrangement.

Birmingham Railway Museum Trust
The Birmingham Railway Museum Trust in Birmingham.

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists or RBSA is a learned society of artists and an art gallery based in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham

Shard End Lake
Shard End Lake is a man-made lake in the Shard End area of Birmingham.

Shire County Park
The Shire Country Park is a country park in the South of Birmingham.

Soho Foundry
Soho Foundry is a factory created by Matthew Boulton and James Watt at Smethwick, near Birmingham.

Soho House
Soho House, Matthew Boulton's home in Handsworth, Birmingham.

St Mary's Church, Handsworth
St. Mary's is a Church of England church in Handsworth, Birmingham.

Thinktank, Birmingham
Thinktank is a science museum in Birmingham.

Wilton Lakes
Witton Lakes are a pair of former drinking water reservoirs in the Erdington area of Birmingham.

Yorks Woods
There are a wide variety of trees growing in Yorks Wood including some invasive species, which have to be controlled to support the local wildlife. This is done by a heavy horse to protect the native trees and acts as an educational workshop.

HISTORIC HOUSES

Aston Hall
Aston Hall is a Jacobean-style mansion in Aston, Birmingham

Birmingham Back to Backs
Birmingham Back to Backs are the last surviving court of back-to-back houses in Birmingham, now operated as a museum.

Blakesley Hall
Blakesley Hall is a Tudor hall on Blakesley Road in Yardley, Birmingham.

Edgbaston Hall
Edgbaston Hall is a country house in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham.

COUNTRY PARKS

Lickey Hill County Park
Lickey Hills Country Park is a country park in Worcestershire, England.

The park's area is 525 acres (2 km≤) and includes a golf club. The park is situated in the Lickey Hills, part of the Clent and Lickey ridge. The hills, which separate the Longbridge end of Birmingham from Barnt Green and Lickey in rural Worcestershire, are eleven miles south of central Birmingham

There are some deer which live in the country park, as well as Badgers. Often there are notable displays of bluebells (especially in Spring). The area is very popular with walkers, families and the general public. The park is also enjoyed by birdwatchers and other nature lovers.

New Hall Valley County Park
New Hall Valley Country Park is a country park located in New Hall Valley between Walmley and Wylde Green in the Sutton Coldfield area to the north of Birmingham.

The park covers over 160 acres (0.6 km≤) of designated green belt land to the south east of Sutton Park, including historic wetland grazing meadows, former farmland, and part of Plants Brook. It borders on a number of privately owned listed buildings including the 17th century Grade II listed New Hall Mill (website), a corn mill. This is one of only two water mills surviving in Birmingham. It has been restored and is open to the public on certain days or by prior arrangement.

The park also includes a network of cycle routes and footpaths, a plant nursery, a nature conservation site and two play areas for children.

The park is crossed by Wylde Green Road, which links Walmley and Wylde Green at either end.

Sutton Park
Sutton Park, in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

The Park covers 2,400 acres (9.7 km≤), with a mix of heathland, wetlands and marshes, seven lakes, extensive ancient woodlands (covering approximately a quarter of the Park), several restaurants, a private 18-hole golf course on its western edge and a municipal golf course to the south, a donkey sanctuary, children's playgrounds and a visitors' centre. There is no entrance charge, and a wide range of personal leisure activities are undertaken in the park.

In 1997, English Nature designated most of Sutton Park a National Nature Reserve and it features on English Heritage's list of recognised historic parks and gardens. In July 2005 a 20-year 'Keepers of Time' scheme was announced, which will eliminate alien species from ancient woodlands and restore native varieties like oak, ash and beech.

Road speed limits through the park is 5 mph