The Belfry Hotel & Resort
The Belfry is surrounded by over 500 acres of countryside and perfectly located to explore the West Midlands and further afield. We offer luxury guest bedrooms and suites, meeting and event rooms, a spa and health club, and championship golf courses. Despite being secluded and away from the hustle and bustle of the city, getting to The Belfry couldn’t be easier. By Car: You can arrive at The Belfry via the M6 Toll, the M42, and we’re just off the A446. We have ample parking available on-site for guests. By Rail: We’re 20 minutes away from Birmingham New Street station. To check departures and arrivals to Birmingham New Street, please see National Rail’s website.
By Air: We’re less than ten miles away from Birmingham Airport and a half hour drive from East Midlands Airport. We also have a helicopter landing pad on-site.
For timetable information and departures and arrivals, go to the Birmingham Airport site, or the East Midlands Airport site.
The Belfry Hotel & Resort
Drayton Manor theme park, resort and zoo is in the grounds of the former Drayton Manor, in Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire, England. The park covers 280 acres and includes rides such as The Shockwave, Europe's only stand up coaster, and Apocalypse, a five-sided drop tower.
Drayton Manor Theme Park
Cadbury World is one of Birmingham's largest leisure attractions and offers visitors the opportunity to explore and discover chocolate's history, to learn about the origins and story of the Cadbury business - one of the world's largest confectionery manufacturers.
Kingsbury Water Park has 15 lakes situated in over 600 acres of country park. Stroll along the surfaced paths, explore hidden corners, spot birds and wildlife, hire a bike, join an organised event or host your own event. Whatever your idea of a countryside visit is, you will find it at Kingsbury.
Kingsbury Water Park
Since opening its doors in 1976, the NEC has become firmly established as one of Europe’s most prestigious venues for exhibitions and events – the UK’s No 1 choice for organisers, exhibitors and visitors alike.
The NEC Birmingham
Set in more than 80-acres, there is around 900 animals of more than 160 species to see, including many endangered animals and native species in the Zoo's Nature Reserve. You can walk with ring-tailed lemurs in their new walk-through enclosure; see the giant tortoises sunbathing in their new grass area and watch the penguins take their daily walk.
Located in the heart of the city, Sea Life Birmingham will transport you into an amazing underwater world. Come nose-to-nose with sharks and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays. To get any closer you’d have to get wet!!
National Sea Life Centre
The SnowDome is an indoor snow slope with real snow, with rental fleet of skis and snowboards and also has snowblades and toboggans for hire.
The Mailbox is Birmingham’s premier shopping and lifestyle destination with exclusive stores, restaurants, cafe bars, hotels and 24 hour parking. It is the ultimate location for designer shopping in the Midlands with international brands as well as chic salons & spas in one central Birmingham location.
Experience one thousand years of jaw-dropping history at Warwick Castle; great battles, ancient myths, spellbinding tales, pampered princesses and heroic knights.
Located in the heart of Birmingham, Bullring offers 160 shops including the iconic Selfridges as well as over 20 restaurants and cafes offering anything from a quick coffee on the go to a relaxing dinner and cocktail overlooking the picturesque St Martin’s Square.
Delivering a sense of wilderness within an urban environment, visitors to Sutton Park can enjoy the captivating scenery, using an accessible network of paths.
There are opportunities to enjoy walking, jogging, angling, nature watching, orienteering, play areas, restaurants and use bridle paths and cycling routes in the Park. Car parks are located at all the main entrances and the Park is linked to a variety of public transport routes.
Ash End House Children's Farm is a family owned children's farm with lots of friendly farm animals, mostly undercover so weather does not cause problems.
Ideal for all visitors who love animals and wish to have close contact with them. Ample free parking and activities throughout the day.
Open to the general public every day only closing 3.30 pm Christmas Eve until 2nd January.
Great for families and educational groups!
Ash End Farm
Since 2007, the reserve has been continually enhanced to make sure the restoration benefits birds, wildlife and visitors.
The area is already regionally important for overwintering wildfowl such as pochards, tufted ducks and smews. Middleton Lakes will become the most important site for breeding waders in the Midlands. The lakes, reedbeds, meadows and woodlands make it one of the best birdwatching sites in the area.
Latest improvements include a new Lookout hide overlooking the northern scrapes. Other special wildlife includes otters, butterflies, wetland plants and dragonflies. The reserve has been designed with families in mind, so there are always lots of ways to enjoy nature, whatever the season.
Middleton Hall Restoration Trust also supports new start-up businesses and local artisan crafters providing a retail experience with a difference in the grounds of the Hall. The diverse range of shops are housed in the unique setting of the Hall’s Tudor barn and stable yard.
National Memorial Arboretum
The Arboretum is home to over 300 thought-provoking memorials, each with a story to be discovered.
The memorials are diverse in nature, rich in symbolism and collectively represent a broad population of society from military associations, charitable organisations, emergency services, fraternity groups and individuals.
The Landscapes of Life Exhibition is at the heart of the Remembrance Centre. In the exhibition visitors can journey through the history of Remembrance, experience the Arboretum through the seasons and leave a personal tribute or shared anecdote in our memory booth. Included within your ticket price is use of an Arboretum Audio guide which interprets over 90 of the memorials around our site.
Each year new memorials are added so there's always something new to see.
National Memorial Arboretum
With 120 acres of adventures in the forest - indoor & outdoor play and over 100 interactive exhibits – there is enough at Conkers to keep the whole family for hours – whatever the weather.
Activities include Hi and Lo ropes, zip wire, barefoot walks, adventure play, waterplay, conkerchoo train, discovery centre, assault courses and more!
When you need a break - there is a great range of Restaurants and Café’s at CONKERS – and don’t miss out on a visit to The Trading Post for all those souvenirs and gifts