Birmingham Journals

Our Trip To Birmingham..

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A travel journal to Birmingham by glasgowgirl88

Drayton Manor Park and Zoo Photo, Tamworth, England More Photos
Quote: In July, we went to Birmingham (area) for a few days. Here are a few family friendly options for attractions, accommodation and eating out for you to consider.

Drayton Manor Park and Zoo

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Attraction | "For Big and Small Thomas Fans!"

Drayton Manor Park and Zoo Photo, Tamworth, England
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Thomas Land is a Thomas the Tank themed park which is located within Drayton Manor Theme Park in Tamworth, England.Entry to Thomas Land is included in the regular ticket price which is normally £36 for adults and £25 for toddlers and children. Special offers currently apply for the Summer season and we paid £20 per adult and £12 for our son on from www.draytonmanor.co.uk. We visited on a sunny Monday afternoon. I will be reviewing the main park seperately.Our son is 4 and he is a massive fan of Thomas the Tank so this was a dream come true for him.Thomas the Tank is a classic and if your child is a fan, they will find this area to be absolutely magical - it was wort...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 29, 2012

Drayton Manor Park and Zoo
Near Tamworth
Staffordshire B78 3TW
0844 472 1950

Drayton Manor Park and Zoo

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Attraction | "A Fun Theme Park For All Ages!"

Drayton Manor Park and Zoo Photo, Tamworth, England
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Drayton Manor is a theme park set across 280 acres of parkland. We visited last week and were able to park quickly. We had booked our tickets online at a summer saving cost of £20 per adult and £12 per child though prices are usually nearly double this so look out for special offers.I will be reviewing the main park as I have reviewed Thomas Land separately.The park was open from 9.30am until 6pm during our visit but times vary. The main reason we went was to visit Thomas Land but us adults wished to go on the bigger rides that the park has to offer so we took it in turns to wander around both parts of the park. The park is clean and tidy and spacious. The main park...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 29, 2012

Drayton Manor Park and Zoo
Near Tamworth
Staffordshire B78 3TW
0844 472 1950

Sutton Park Hotel

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Restaurant | "Sizzling But Not Sensational!"

Sutton Park Hotel Photo, Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Sutton Park Hotel is a pub/restaurant (not a hotel as the title would have your believe). It is part of the Sizzling pubs chain.This pub is in a good location near some shops. The website states that it is in easy reach of Wylde Green, Erdington and New Oscott. We entered through an entrance at the car park. A few tables are located outside which is ideal for warmer evenings. Inside the pub, the layout is good and it is definitely more pub like than it is restaurant like in my opinion. There are various seating options for different sized parties who are dining at more casual seating for those wishing to simply have a drink.The pub has a pleasant decor with wooden beams and sta...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 9, 2012

Sutton Park Hotel
1 Boldmere Road
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B73 5UY
0121 362 4951

Travelodge Birmingham Streetly

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Hotel | "Fine For A Few Nights.."

Travelodge Birmingham Streetly Photo, Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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We booked this hotel through the website www.travelodge.co.uk. This was my first time booking with Travelodge and I found their website easy to navigate. I was able to search hotels in the Birmingham area and there were lots of options available. This particular hotel is located in the Sutton Coldfield area in the outskirts of Birmingham.We booked for 3 nights (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday) and had the option of a double or family room. As we booked in advance, we were able to take advantage of the super saver rates. We paid just £19.00 per night which is excellent value for money. The regular room rates vary but to give an example, the regular rate for a midweek nigh...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 29, 2012

Travelodge Birmingham Streetly
Chester Road
Streetly, Sutton Coldfield
0871 559 1805

Buffet Island Great Barr

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Restaurant | "Top Buffet Restaurant!"

Buffet Island Great Barr Photo, Birmingham, England
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Buffet Island is a chain of Chinese buffet restaurants. The restaurant I will be discussing is the Great Barr restaurant in Birmingham. It is in the outskirts of Birmingham and is easy to find using the Sat Nav. We aren't from the area but could easily locate the restaurant. It was around a 10 minute drive from our hotel which was the Travelodge Birmingham Streetly. The restaurant offers a spacious car park and bus stops are located nearby. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner.*Monday - Thursday : 1200-1430 and 1800-2300 (£6.90/£13.90 and £5.00/£8.90 children)*Friday - Saturday : 1200-1600 and 1800 to 2330 (£6.90/£13.90 and £5.00/£8.90 children)*S...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 3, 2012

Buffet Island Great Barr
Queslett Road
Birmingham B43 7TN
0121 366 6028

Toby Carvery Streetly

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Restaurant | "Tasty Grub At Bargain Prices!"

Toby Carvery Streetly Photo, Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Toby Carvery is a chain of carvery restaurants serving delicious breakfasts and carvery meals. This particular Toby Carvery is adjacent to the Birmingham Streetly Travelodge but is perfect for those who are staying there and also open to others too. There is spacious car park to the front of the restaurant for diners. From the outside, this restaurant is quite pleasant in appearance. The layout of the restaurant is really good. The bar area features various padded seats and sofas as well as some small tables for drinks and light bites to eat as well as a few amusement machines and televisions showing sports or soaps. The other side of the restaurant is more suited to those dini...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 6, 2012

Toby Carvery Streetly
Chester Road
Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands B73 6SP
0121 353 7785