Moving to Solihull? You Can’t Miss These Top 3 Attractions!
Solihull is a popular location for a number of reasons from its proximity to Birmingham, its quality of life and the range of different attractions on its doorstep. If you are moving to Solihull and looking for inspiration about what to do once you have unpacked your boxes, here are three top attractions that you can’t afford to miss.
Just a few miles from the centre of Solihull is the National Motorcycle Museum and even if you aren’t a big fan of motorbikes, it is well worth a visit. The museum is the largest of its kind in the world and opened back in 1984 with 350 motorcycles. Today there are over 1,000 bikes within its exhibit halls and it receives over 250,000 visitors each year.
The exhibits cover the entire period known as the ’60 Glorious Year’ since motorcycles have been manufactured here in the UK. Many of the exhibits have been donated by enthusiasts and offer a cross section of all the big names in the history of British bikes.
Kids love animals and at Umberslade Farm Park, there is plenty of them to see. The park is a working farm and offers the chance for different experiences at different times of the year. in spring, kids can hold newly hatched chicks, feed lambs and calves and even handle baby rabbits and guinea pigs. There are pony rides on offer and tractor rides are always popular.
Even on a chilly winter’s day, the park offers something to do as there are indoor play areas including the Egg Splat cannons. The play areas are focused on different age groups so there is something suitable for juniors and infants. There is also the Farmhouse Café on site so parents can enjoy refreshments and homemade cakes that just call out to be taken home and eaten after the kids have gone to bed!
Cadbury World is one of the top attractions in the Midlands area and is just six miles from Solihull. Dedicated to the world famous chocolate maker, the attraction is spread over a series of different zones ranging from one featuring the manufacturing of chocolate and the history of the sweet treat, through to rides such as the Aztec Jungle area and the Journey to Europe zone.
The centre also includes the world’s biggest Cadbury shop so there is no doubt that the kids will come home with some sweet treats while the various play areas allows them to run off some energy. Bull Street is a full scale replica of the original location where John Cadbury opened his first shop, back in 1824 and allows kids the chance to see what things were like back then, complete with live characters to guide visitors around the exhibit.
The Cadbury Café is a great way to recharge energy levels before hitting another zone and is filled with everything chocolate but also main meals, sandwiches and healthy options if you are suffering from chocolate overload.