Things to do at Birmingham Botanical Gardens review
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a 15-acre oasis offering some respite from the hustle and bustle of the city centre only a short drive away.
Complete with four glasshouses, the National Bonsai Collection, aviaries, an outdoor play area and free-roaming peacocks, there’s plenty to keep the family entertained for a couple of hours.
The glasshouses contain many examples of exotic plants that you don’t see every day. Each of the four glasshouses has plenty of child-friendly signage explaining what some of the plants are and what they’re used for. Aside from weird and wonderful plants, the tropical house is home to a fish pond, which is a particular favourite with kids!
As you step outside, there is plenty to keep the kids entertained. Apart from beautiful, vast gardens to run around in, the white-domed aviary on the main lawn is always a hit with children. Set inside a rose garden, the aviary is home to exotic birds (who are very vocal!). This area is also where you’re most likely to see one of the garden’s peacocks.
Aside from the beautiful gardens, there is a large outdoor play area for kids to enjoy. It’s only open between 10:00 and 14:00 at the moment, so if the play area is one of the main draws, be sure to arrange your visit during these times.
All in all, The Birmingham Botanical Gardens provide great value. While it would be difficult to fill an entire day at the Gardens, there’s plenty for the family to enjoy for a couple of hours.
Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.
FAQ and Further Information Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Is there food and drink available?
The Pavilion Tea Room provides a decent selection of hot and cold food, as well as cakes and treats. At the moment, it’s takeaway only, but there are benches provided outside the tea room and throughout the gardens. Picnics are permitted.
What are the main things to do?
Outdoor play area, four glasshouses, a tea room, plenty of landscaped gardens, aviaries and – if you’re lucky – peacocks! There are toilets on-site.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket without gift aid is £6.75 plus a booking fee of £1.12. Children are £4.72 plus a booking fee of £0.96. Other pricing options are available including family tickets and annual passes.
Is there parking?
There is a charge to park, although members can park for free.
When are they open?
Birmingham Botanical Gardens are open every day except Boxing Day and Christmas Day. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Only assistance dogs are permitted.
Are they accessible?
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