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Top 5 Attractions to Visit in Birmingham 2022 for coach hire groups

Updated: May 4, 2022

Birmingham City offers some fantastic attractions for coach hire groups to visit. If you are planning a school trip or a group visit in Birmingham, check out our Top 5 Places to visit.

1 Cadbury World

Uncover a world of chocolate delights and enjoy a fascinating, fun-packed day out at Cadbury World. You'll discover the origins of the cocoa bean amidst trees and waterfalls in the Aztec Jungle, before jumping on board the magical Cadabra ride and visiting the brand new 4D Chocolate Adventure zone with a 4D cinema experience featuring Cadbury's most popular characters. learn how your favourite Treats are made and the story of how Cadbury was founded whilst playing in chocolate rain and adding your favourite sweets to a luscious pot of warm Cadbury Dairy Milk.

Cadbury World is located in the grounds of the original Cadbury factory but isn't a tour of the factory itself. Instead, you'll discover the history, the making and the magic of Cadbury confectionery as you journey through our chocolatey zones.

On average, visitors spend around 3-4 hours visiting Cadbury World. Visits can be longer at busier times during weekends and school holidays. The last admission is always an hour and a half before closing time e.g. if the last entry shown below is at 4 pm, the attraction will close at

5.30 pm.

Group Prices for 2022 - 2023

Ticket prices for Adult Groups of more than 15 people:


£13.00 per Adult

£10.40 per Child


£10.85 per Adult

£8.25 per Child

FREE Coach Driver admission when bringing 15 or more paying people.

FREE group organizer admission when bringing 20 or more visitors.

For school & college groups of 15 or more pupils:

£8.25 per pupil (minimum of 15 paying people)

£9.80 per pupil to include a talk (minimum of 25 paying people)

£10.85 per adult - one free adult admission for every 8 paying school children

All prices are inclusive of VAT

Coach Driver – one free adult admission

FREE downloadable resources and workbooks

FREE preview visit for teachers

Street Location: Linden Rd, Birmingham B30 1JR

2 National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham

Have an underwater adventure at the National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham. They offer 50+ displays of marine life and freshwater species and over 2000 creatures to be discovered.

Don’t miss the chance to walk in the UK’s only 360° Ocean Tunnel where sharks, rays and even a giant green sea turtle will be swimming right alongside you!

There are 15 zones where kids can meet the wonderfully bizarre creatures of the water world - Adventure into the Antarctic and marvel at the cheeky antics of our colony of Gentoo penguins or be mesmerised by the magnificent jellyfish. Get a hands-on experience in the rock pools where kids can Stroke a starfish, feel crab shells and learn about staying safe at the beach.

Ticket Prices

Groups 10+ £14.50 per person

Schools £8 peak, £7 off-peak

Normal ticket £13 (online book) £20 on the day

Coach and bus Parking

Coaches are able to drop off school groups on Sheepcote Street (5 min walk). It is recommended that coaches park at Brewery Street coach and lorry park.

Please note that dropping off is not permitted in Brindley Place.

Street Location: Eleven Brindley Place, The Water's Edge, Birmingham B1 2HL

3 Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery first opened in 1885, There are over 40 galleries to explore including applied art, social history, archaeology, and ethnography. The Museum is famous for its Pre-Raphaelite paintings, which are part of the largest public Pre-Raphaelite collection in the world.

Discover the fascinating story of the Staffordshire Hoard, the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found housed in its own dedicated gallery.

You can also see art and objects spanning seven centuries of European and World history and culture. This includes Greek & Roman exhibits to the Ancient Egyptians.

Opening Times

Monday - Thursday 10am - 5pm

Friday 10.30am - 5pm

Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm

Ticket Prices

Free entry

School guided tours £5 per person

Group guided tour 15+ £10 per person

Bus and Coach Parking

A coach drop-off point is available and The Museum offers a free place on guided tours for the organizer and the coach driver.

Street Location: Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH

4 Birmingham Botanical Gardens

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens offer something for everyone, explore the four stunning glasshouses showing tropical rainforest to arid desert.

The view from the terrace is dominated by two fine specimens of the Himalayan cedar planted near the fountain. Distinguished by their fresh green needles on descending branches. A great backdrop for photos.

The gardens have excellent facilities from playgrounds for kids to tearooms and a gift shop, with a range of sunbeds all surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes.

There are even guided tours and workshops for schools

A Primary visit includes:

  • Free pre-visit for group leaders

  • Entry to the Gardens for students and teaching staff

  • A wide range of National Curriculum-linked teaching sessions to choose from (or self-guided entry)

  • Many supplementary educational activities and resources

  • Covered space to eat lunch and store bags

  • Freedom to arrive and depart whenever you choose

Prices start from £6.20 per student and 30 students get a free adult ticket

Street Location: Westbourne Rd, Birmingham B15 3TR

5 Thinktank Planetarium

The Thinktank Planetarium is an award-winning science museum, offering an immersive and exciting day out. Discover everything from steam engines and AI robots through to natural wonders and even a chocolate wrapping machine, Thinktank has over 200 hands-on displays on science and technology perfect for groups and students to interact with.

Inside the impressive Millennium Point building at Thinktank, you will find four floors of hands-on exhibits and historical collections that will amaze and inspire, uncovering the science of the world all around us.

A new addition is MiniBrum a kid-sized interactive world full of adventure for under 8s. MiniBrum also features a new 4k HD Planetarium, Science Garden, plus an exciting program of events and activities. The gallery has been created in collaboration with schools, families and community groups and it allows children to explore and question their understanding of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) world around them.

Opening Times

Thinktank is open 7 days per week, 10am - 5pm

They can accommodate groups of 10 to 50 people

Ticket Prices

Adult (age 16-64) £14.00

Child (3-15 years) £10.25

Child (under 3 years) FREE

Senior (age 65+) £12.00

Concession (Students 18+/Benefits. Excludes over 60s)* £10.25

Planetarium show (not included in Thinktank ticket price) £2.50

Street Location: Millennium Point, Curzon St, Birmingham B4 7XG

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