Enjoy over 40,000 feet of trampolines, inflatables, slides and jump pits at Red Kangaroo Trampoline Park. Keep the indoor play going at Tiger’s, burn off more energy at Midlands Roller Arena, knock the skittles for six at Tenpin Coventry, or make like Tarzan and Jane as you soar through the sky at Go Ape at beautiful Coombe Abbey.
Dive in to the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham, home to 2,000 creatures in 60 displays, a world-class rescue facility, and the UK’s first and only 360-degree ocean tunnel. Tackle 200 different climbs at The Ballroom Climbing Wall in Coventry. Or catch 3D movies at Cineworld in Rugby.
Ride the miniature steam railway through stunning countryside at Rainsbrook Valley. Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and friends at Drayton Manor Theme Park, ride the rollercoasters and meet 500 animals in the zoo. Or enjoy the Enchanted Village and over 40 world-class rides and attractions at Alton Towers Resort.
Take the African Walking Trail and the minibus safari, brave the theme-park rides, and see the Land of the Living Dinosaurs at West Midlands Safari Park. Or have a sweet day out at Cadbury World, home to chocolate-making, the African Adventure play area, the Cadbury Story, the 4D Chocolate Adventure and the world’s biggest Cadbury shop.
Raise a glass of 1878 Navy Strength gin to William Webb-Ellis, inventor of rugby and the inspiration behind Rugby Distillery. Sober up in Coombe Abbey’s glorious 500 acres of parkland and stick around for the treetop adventures at Go Ape. Or hack your way along the bridle paths and countryside around Bretford with Willow Farm Stables.
Decimate the clay-pigeon population at Barby Sporting, with sportrap, sporting and skeet disciplines, plus an air-gun range that the whole family can enjoy. Bring your clubs for the challenging 6289-yard, par-71 full and half courses at Whitefields Golf Club on site.
Book a day permit and take a boat out on the water at Draycote Trout Fishery. Treat your dog to walkies through Charlecote Park’s wildlife-rich meadow and tree-lined avenues. Potter round Caldecott Park’s floral displays and refuel in the café. Or chill at Swift Valley Nature Reserve, home to lapwing, snipe, song thrush and damselflies.
Take a tour of Rugby School and Museum and see The Close, where the sport began, and complete your rugger education with another tour, this time around the Webb-Ellis Rugby Football Museum. Vulture a little culture at Rugby Theatre. Or just indulge in a little big-brand shopping at Elliot’s Field Retail Park.