Five Locations For Guaranteed Family Fun In The Midlands
With the October half term on the horizon, families up and down the country will be looking forward to spending quality time with loved ones.
Finding things to do, however, can sometimes be a challenge. Here, to help ease the burden, we take a look at some activities in the Midlands, which will be sure to keep everyone in the family entertained.
Set in the heart of The National Forest, Conkers provides a mix of indoor and outdoor experiences for everyone to enjoy. Based just a 15-minute drive from Knights Chase in Ashby, families can explore 120 acres of woodland and try their hand at any one of the 100 interactive exhibits on offer. Activities range from the daring ‘Hi Ropes Adventure Course’, to the more relaxed 4D cinema experience. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or looking to put your feet up, there are plenty of options here.
West Midland Safari and Leisure Park
The safari drive at West Midland Safari and Leisure Park transports you to a whole different world and allows you to get extremely close to some of the world’s most beautiful animals. Families can get up close and personal with cheetahs, lions, elephants and zebras, as the animals roam free around your vehicle. What’s more, it’s just over 30-minutes drive from Ravens Croft in Droitwich and Parklands in Wythall – perfect!
Hatton Adventure World
Aimed at children aged between two and 12, Hatton Adventure World is a 20-minute drive from both Chestnut Grove in Wellesbourne and Montague Court in Stratford-upon-Avon. With a whole host of things to do, from laser combat to trampolining, youngsters will be kept entertained throughout the whole day.
During certain periods, Hatton Adventure World also holds ‘pick your own’ events, where visitors can take away seasonal fresh produce, including strawberries, pumpkins and potatoes – ideal for encouraging cooking at home for all the family!
Lichfield Spy Mission Treasure Trail
This self-guided spy themed treasure trail challenges families to follow a path and solve the sneaky clues on buildings and monuments in order to crack the code like a real life secret agent. Anyone can get involved by simply purchasing the trail booklet online beforehand.
Although it’s recommended to spend around two hours on the trail, this is dependant on whether or not you opt for a leisurely pace or stop for something to eat in one of the many eateries en route!
Located close to Millers Croft in Great Haywood, Shugborough Hall allows you to escape the daily hustle and bustle and get lost in its vast woodland area. It holds regular events during the school holidays, such as a Pumpkin Trail, where the little ones can run free around the estate and find out a bit more about the harvest period.
If you’re a family that are fans of history, you can learn about the estate’s English Heritage and how the British aristocratic Anson family came to reside here.
Wherever you are this half term, we’re sure some of these activities will provide a great family day out with memories to last a lifetime.