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As England's lockdown restrictions begin to ease, 12 April will see the reopening of outdoor attractions. Here are four places in Birmingham worthy of a visit during the Easter half-term holiday.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Set in 15 acres of landscaped greenery, Birmingham Botanical Gardens was established in 1829, since which time it’s been one of the city’s top attractions. With four glasshouses - tropical, subtropical, Mediterranean and arid - there are plenty of unusual and amazing-looking plants to discover.
The site also has its very own playground, tearoom and garden gift shop, all of which are surrounded by some of the most beautiful gardens in the UK.
To find out more about Birmingham Botanical Gardens and to book tickets, head to birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk
The Bear Grylls Adventure
The attraction is delighted to welcome families back to the adventure park and all adventurers who visit from the 14 April to the 16 May can enjoy our High Ropes for up to 50% off, allowing families to enjoy our outside space and get active together and have some long overdue family fun.
At 65ft tall, this is the tallest high ropes course in Europe, and rewards those brave enough to reach the top stunning views of the surrounding area. With its free roam structure, guests can create their own adventure on the course, and select which obstacles they take on, from the simple rope bridges to the challenging rolling log on the course’s top level.
To find out more about The Bear Grylls Adventure and to book your tickets for its High Ropes, visit beargryllsadventure.com
Cannon Hill Park
Situated less than two miles from the centre of Birmingham, Canon Hill Park has achieved Green Flag status for the previous ten years and features walkways and cycle routes along side the River Rea aimed at catering for wildlife enthusiasts, those seeking exercise and people looking for a good day out.
This Easter, the park's 36-hole Golden Putter mini golf will reopen, suitable for all ages - the course is also wheelchair accessible, allowing everyone to take part. The Fun Park will also reopen on 12 April, packed with games and rides for toddlers to 10 year olds, including the Hill Billy Railway Train Ride through the park.
Find out more about Cannon Hill Park at cannonhillpark.co.uk
Ackers Adventure is a local charity offering a wide range of outdoor activities taking place within a green wildlife haven just two miles from Birmingham city centre.
Whether you're an individual or in a family or group, Ackers offers a host of options. You can scale the heights of the three climbing walls, explore the Grand Union Canal by canoe, kayak or bellboat, whizz down the 100-metre ski slope or 25-metre toboggan slope, aim for a hole-in-one on the woodland disc golf course, or test your team-working abilities with the obstacle course, team-building tasks or bushcraft survival skills sessions.
To find out more about Ackers Adventure and to book your activities, head to ackers-adventure.co.uk
Posted on Thu 08 Apr