birmingham tourist attractions
just outside of the main city sits the stunning jacobean mansion, aston hall. with manicured gardens and lawns as well as a rich history, the hall offers plenty to entertain and educate. in 1643 the mansion survived an attack by the roundheads and you can still view the cannonball that destroyed parts of the building. children will like the experience walk that shows all the huge holes from the shot. for less history, more flavour, don’t miss cadbury world. learn how the delicious bars are made, taste plenty of samples and ride the crunchie rollercoaster. in the purple planet section you can dance in chocolate rain, plant your own cocoa seeds and chase creme eggs. young adventurers will also love birmingham’s thinktank science museum, with ten galleries featuring interactive exhibits that bring science to life. explore the world of natural sciences, spend time in the planetarium or investigate the science behind car manufacture. for a cultural escape visit the midlands arts centre , which has a cinema, café and bar as well as a busy gallery with contemporary photography, performance and sound installations. the centre also lets visitors create their own art, so expect regular classes and workshops for all ages."