Posted on 29th April, 2022

Places to spend Bank Holiday in Birmingham

By Laura O'Sullivan

It’s the start of (another) bank holiday here in the U.K! So where is good to spend it?

Birmingham provides a bountiful amount of good places to spend the bank holiday weekend. Whether you’re looking to relax in nature or head to the shops, the city has it all.

We’ve compiled the following list as a helpful guide to Birmingham – let us know what you do!

  1. Head to the park

Residents and visitors are spoilt for choice for luscious green parks in the second city. Birmingham is home to one of Europe’s largest urban parks; Sutton Park just 6 miles from the city centre. Sutton Park covers 2,400 acres and is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

If you want to stay more local, Cannon Hill offers one of Birmingham’s best days out offering swan lake boating, mini-golf, a tennis court, a fun park and more. Here are a few more fantastic parks you can visit and enjoy this bank holiday weekend…

  • Lickey Hills Country Park
  • Moseley Park and Pool
  • Eastside City Park
  • Calthorpe Park
  1. Shop ’til you drop!

Birmingham is renowned for its world-class shopping with stores such as Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and beautiful arcades and independents taking centre stage.

The Bullring offers hundreds of household brands such as Zara, Levi’s, H&M, LEGO and so much more to keep the whole family happy.

It’s not just The Bullring that offers outstanding shopping. Designer outlet McArthurGlen is a brand new shopping hotspot located in Cannock, just 30 minutes from Birmingham city centre.

  1. A bite to eat?

A bank holiday weekend isn’t complete without enjoying some mouth-watering eateries in the city. Lucky for you, Birmingham is home to world-class dining including five Michelin Star restaurants.

Here are our top 5 picks…

  • The Ivy
  • The Wilderness
  • Opheem
  • The Oyster Club
  • San Carlo

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