Long distance coach operator, Megabus is proud to launch new bus services in six UK cities, including Birmingham. They’ve challenged me to write about some of the best things to see, do, and eat in the area on a budget. For anyone thinking of heading into Birmingham for the first time, here are 6 things you can do for under £60.
In collaboration with Megabus…
Ghetto Golf – £10pp
With venues in Birmingham Liverpool and Newcastle, crazy golf just got… crazy! If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, Ghetto Golf is located a short distance from the city centre in Digbeth. The art-infused experience serves a quirky combination of music, food, and 18 holes of unadulterated fun. A mini golf experience like no other, you can order drinks as you shuffle around and indulge in glutenous BBQ food afterwards. Bringing a unique hour of fun to the people of Birmingham, this is not one to be missed. Strictly over 18s only. Pricing found here.
The Custard Factory, Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA
Legoland Adult & Toddler Ticket – £10
No longer do you have to travel all the way to Windsor to visit Legoland. Both adults and children can now rejoice as we now have our very own resilient-plastic platform of entertainment right here in Birmingham. The only downside? Every adult has to be accompanied by a child (and not the other way around!) for safety reasons. The perfect offer for a day out with your littles (5 or under) at a value price! Book online to guarantee entry. Ticket is redeemable Monday-Fridays out of school holidays. Adult only nights are also available for £15.
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Arena, King Edwards Rd, Birmingham B1 2AA
Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park – From £6.75
Based in Canon Hill Park, Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park is home to a rather large collection of animals from across the world. Including red pandas, lemurs, reptiles, meerkats, otters, birds, wallabies and a large collection of monkeys, this family-friendly day out is cost-effective solution for all the family. No doubt, walking around seeing cute animals is also a great way to get some exercise. Some of the animals housed here are endangered in the wild – so the conservation plays a pivotal role in looking after them to the best of their ability. Prices can be found here.
Pershore Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B5 7RL
Birmingham Back To Back Tour – £9.50
One of Birmingham’s hidden gems, the Birmingham Back to Backs tours are one of the must unique attractions in the city. Located near the Arcadian, this 19th-century courtyard showcases working people’s houses which have been restored by the National Trust to offer both an ‘and educational experience to visitors’. The guided tours (1:30hr) sell out fast so it’s best to pre-book at least 1 week before. Make sure to stop off at the authentic 1930s sweetshop on your way out. Prices and times are here.
Inge St, Hurst St, Birmingham B5 4TE
Birmingham Botanical Gardens – £7.50
A beautiful 15 acre landscape, it’s no wonder why Birmingham Botanical Gardens is labelled as one of Brum’s best attractions. Prices and opening times can be found here. With four stunning glasshouses to venture into with their own climates: Tropical, Subtropical, Mediterranean and Arid – there’s so much more to admire about the grounds. The gardens further host a range of guided events and tours throughout the year, further including themed nights, educational courses, live music and plays. Find out what’s on here.
Westbourne Rd, Birmingham B15 3TR
Where To Eat In Birmingham
With a plethora of new restaurants and cafes opening in the city centre, people who visit Birmingham are completely spoilt for choice. A melting pot of cuisines awaits; with a few of my favourite places to land for a quick bite to eat and coffee consisting of: Wayland’s Yard for delicious brunches and coffee, Tiger Bites Pig for tastiest bao buns, Laghi’s Deli for authentic Italian food and The Pint Shop for the tastiest, gooey scotch eggs and craft beer. If you’re looking for more ideas on the best places to eat with reasonable prices, then head over to my Great Places To Eat In Birmingham post. Free things to do include the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Library of Birmingham, Ikon Gallery, Custard Factory, and there are plenty of parks to stroll.
As part of this collaboration, Megabus sent a box for some bus trip essentials including: Travel Neck Pillow, Sleeping Mask and Ear Plugs, Food/Activity Voucher for £40, Water Bottle. Travel Neck Pillow
Please note, this blog post is in collboration with Megabus. This is not a paid advertisement but I was gifted a box with goodies.