What's on inWest Midlands

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  • Comedy Carousel + The Real Food Canteen

    Comedy Carousel + The Real Food Canteen

    Birmingham

    Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to a new era in live comedy. Not for the first time we've picked up the jumpers and moved the goalposts. The Glee Club…more

  • Psychic Fayre

    Psychic Fayre

    Solihull

    Love & Light Events presents to you ... an evening of psychic readings... One to one readings will be available with experienced professional psychi…more

  • Wicked

    Wicked

    Birmingham

    Award-winning musical Wicked tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two witches who meet at the sorcery academy. Join the girls on their ex…more

  • Wicked UK Tour

    Wicked UK Tour

    Birmingham

    Wicked UK Tour will be performing live Musicals at Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre on the Thursday, 31 July 2014 in Birmingham, West Midlands.Buy tick…more

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The West Midlands is a metropolitan county found in central England that was formed in 1974 from parts of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire and is made up of seven metropolitan boroughs: Walsall, Solihull, Sandwell, Dudley, the City of Wolverhampton, the City of Coventry and the City of Birmingham. It is sometimes referred to as the West Midlands conurbation or the West Midland metropolitan area and also the term West Midlands is a broader term for the region.

The county itself is essentially a metropolitan, urban and industrial county, defined by the cities within. That is not to say there is nothing to do however as those cities offer plenty of excitement and the area has long had a reputation for industrial heritage, fantastic museums, new and exciting art galleries and a vibrant and entertaining nightlife.

In Dudley for example, there are attractions such as the Dudley Zoo orthe Black Country Living Museum, and there is the Dudley Canal and Tunnel as well as the ruins of Dudley Castle and numerous beautiful churches (such as the Church of St. Edmund or the Church of St. James the Great). There are beautiful churches to be found in Wolverhampton too, from St. Peters Collegiate Church and St. Peters Gardens to the Church of St. John.

Also worth a look are Wightwick Manor and Moseley Old Hall. However, the highlight of the West Midlands must surely be the city of Birmingham, a city that has cast off its reputation as an industrial, grim city and swapped manufacturing for culture, the arts and entertaining. This is a city of exquisite dining (particularly the curry) and fantastic nightlife, endless shopping and constant entertainment.

From the impressive National Exhibition Centre to the football at Villa Park, or from watching the cricket at Edgbaston, home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club, to shopping in the stunning Bull Ring Shopping Centre and the space-age Selfridges Store, (designed using a weird skin of 15,000 spun aluminium discs), one thing Birmingham knows how to do is entertain. Whether you spend the entire time in the cities or venture out into the black country, West Midlands is a fascinating and entertaining destination.

Days Out & Attractions

Attractions in West Midlands

Fun days out in West Midlands

Enjoy a fun filled and fantastic day out for all the family at a range of attractions in West Midlands, including theme parks, castles, zoos, museums and historic houses.

Zoos & Safari Parks in West Midlands

Zoos & Safari Parks

Get close-up and personal with a wild animal at a zoo or safari park in West Midlands.

Theme Parks in West Midlands

Theme Parks

Thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters at a theme park in West Midlands.

Museums in West Midlands

Museums

Love British history?Come and take a stroll through the ages at a local museum.

Art galleries in West Midlands

Art Galleries

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, enjoy art at its very best.

Experiences

Experiences

Want to try your hand at something completely different? Try an experience...

Updated: 31/07/2014 04:52:52