The ceremonial county of West Midlands lies in the heart of England, sprawling across 348 square miles. Within this county, there exist seven metropolitan boroughs successfully supporting its local infrastructure. As such, the West Midlands is regarded as an important centre of commerce and industry, attracting many inhabitants. With an estimated population of 5.908 million, West Midlands is the second most populous county in England, and home to the UK’s second largest city - Birmingham.
Birmingham or ‘City of a Thousand Trades’ is brimming with attractions, cultural institutions, sites of local interest and plenty of things to discover. Whether you fancy taking your family to Legoland, Cadbury World or the National Sea Life Centre, Birmingham has it all! Birmingham also boasts plenty of greenery, so why not blow away the cobwebs on a family day out to Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield?
West Midlands comprises many other major cities (Wolverhampton and Coventry) and interesting towns (Solihull and Walsall), all of which offer much to explore. Make an occasion of your West Midlands trip and see as many cities as possible!
If you are after more friendly-friendly activities, West Midlands has plenty to tickle your fancy. Why not attend the Midlands Air Festival - a spectacular aviation event guaranteeing fun for all the family. Or if you’re a family of animal lovers the West Midland Safari Park in Bewdley is a must!
For all those foodies out there, take a trip to Tipton. You won’t be disappointed!