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If you're attending the Tourism Management Institute Convention in Birmingham this October, why not extend your stay and turn it into a memorable family break? Birmingham is brimming with events, attractions, museums, green spaces, and so much more, promising an enjoyable experience for visitors of all ages.

Discover our must-visit attractions, events and experiences you won’t want to miss during your time here!

Extend your stay and discover the magic of Birmingham – you won't be disappointed! If you haven’t already, make sure you secure your tickets to the TMI Convention today.

Beyond business: head to an event while you’re in the city

Looking for events happening during your visit? Here are some you won't want to miss:

Disney’s Aladdin at Birmingham Hippodrome

Experience the magic of Disney's Aladdin at the Birmingham Hippodrome! This enchanting musical brings the beloved story to life with spectacular sets, dazzling costumes, and iconic songs.

Becoming Nancy Musical at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Immerse yourself in the heartwarming and uplifting story of Becoming Nancy adapted from Terry Ronald's best-selling novel, a performance that will captivate audiences with its enchanting coming-of-age story.

JQ Halloween Festival - 29 October, Afternoon

Get into the spooky spirit at the JQ Halloween Festival! This family-friendly event offers a fun afternoon filled with Halloween-themed activities, costumes, and treats in Birmingham's historic Jewellery Quarter.

Find more events that are on whilst you’re here for the conference.

Some attractions you won’t want to miss

Birmingham and the West Midlands are home to many incredible attractions that are fun for the whole family.

Bear Grylls Adventure

Bear Grylls ropes

Unleash your inner adventurer at the Bear Grylls Adventure. With thrilling activities like indoor skydiving, high ropes, and shark diving, it's a must-visit for adrenaline seekers.

Sandbox VR

Step into a new reality with Sandbox VR, where cutting-edge virtual reality technology transports you into immersive worlds for an unforgettable gaming experience.

Cadbury World

Satisfy your sweet tooth at Cadbury World, celebrating its 200-year anniversary this year! This interactive experience takes you on a journey through the history of chocolate, complete with delicious samples, rides, and other fun activities for children.

Dudley Zoo and Castle

Explore the wonders of wildlife and history at Dudley Zoo and Castle. With over 1,300 animals and a stunning medieval castle, it's a great day out for visitors of all ages.

National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham

Dive into an underwater adventure at the National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham! Home to a myriad of marine creatures, this aquarium provides a fascinating glimpse into ocean life.

Explore more things to see and do in and around the city.

Why not check out a museum or gallery?

Our city and surrounding areas are filled with unique museums that hold fascinating stories within them.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Marvel at the extensive collection of art and artefacts at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, featuring everything from ancient relics to contemporary masterpieces.

Thinktank Science Museum

Ignite your curiosity at the Thinktank Science Museum! With interactive exhibits on science and technology, it's a fantastic destination for inquisitive minds of all ages.

Ikon Gallery

For art lovers, the Ikon Gallery, celebrating its 60th year in 2024, offers contemporary art exhibitions in a beautiful setting. Discover inspiring works from local and international artists in the heart of Birmingham.

The Coffin Works

Discover the intriguing history of coffin making at the Coffin Works, a museum that offers a unique glimpse into Birmingham’s industrial past.

Black Country Living Museum


Step back in time at the Black Country Living Museum, an open-air museum that brings history to life with reconstructed buildings, costumed characters, and hands-on exhibits!

Lapworth Museum of Geology

Explore the wonders of our planet at the Lapworth Museum of Geology. From fossils to minerals, this museum showcases the natural history of the Earth in a captivating way.

Sarehole Mill Museum

Visit the charming Sarehole Mill Museum, a restored 18th-century mill that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth, offering a glimpse into Birmingham’s rural heritage.

Birmingham Back to Backs

Experience the history of working-class life at Birmingham Back to Backs, a series of restored 19th-century houses that tell the stories of the families who lived there.

Check out more museums and galleries in and around Birmingham.

Chill out in nature..

We’re known for our great parks and green spaces here in Brum. Here are a few you’re sure to enjoy:

Sutton Park

If you’re looking to spend some time surrounded by greenery, head to Sutton Park, one of Europe’s largest urban parks. With over 2,400 acres of woodlands, wetlands, and lakes, it's perfect for a day of outdoor fun. It even has wild ponies!

Cannon Hill Park

Enjoy a relaxing day at Cannon Hill Park, where you can explore beautiful gardens, play sports, take a serene boat ride on the lake, and even meet some animals at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park!

Winterbourne House and Gardens

Step into a world of tranquility at Winterbourne House and Gardens, a stunning Edwardian house surrounded by lush gardens, perfect for a peaceful afternoon stroll.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Discover the beauty of nature at Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses, home to a diverse collection of plants from around the world, set in 15 acres of landscaped greenery.

Castle Bromwich Historic Gardens

Travel back in time at Castle Bromwich Historic Gardens, a restored 18th-century garden that offers a picturesque escape in a serene atmosphere. Keep an eye out for their regular special events and activities too!

There are so many wonderful green spaces to explore in and around the city, don’t miss your chance to pay them a visit while you’re here.

Have some fun in Brum with a game or two

If you’re looking for a bit of friendly competition, Birmingham has a huge range of places to show off your skills and let off some steam!

F1 Arcade

Rev up your engines at the F1 Arcade, where you can experience the thrill of Formula 1 racing through cutting-edge simulators.


Step into a retro wonderland at NQ64, an arcade bar filled with classic and modern video games, perfect for gamers of all ages.

Golf Fang Digbeth

Challenge your friends to a round of crazy golf at Golf Fang Digbeth, a quirky and vibrant venue with creatively-themed holes which will make for plenty of laughs!

TOCA Social

Score big at TOCA Social, a unique social experience combining football, food, and fun! Test your skills in interactive football games designed for all abilities.

Sixes Social Cricket

Batter up at Sixes Social Cricket, where you can enjoy the thrill of cricket in a social setting, complete with delicious food and drink.

Birmingham has so much to offer beyond the TMI Convention, making it an ideal destination for a short family break. From thrilling events and world-class attractions to fascinating museums and beautiful green spaces, the city truly has something for everyone.