Freelance Travel & Music Writer26 November 2020
Delve into chocolate heaven at Cadbury World or discover creatures at the National Sea Life Centre, Brum’s kid-friendly attractions are up there with the best. These family hotels in Birmingham tick all the boxes.
With Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and Legoland Discovery Centre, Birmingham takes some beating when it comes to family attractions. To save you a job, we’ve scoured the city for hotels suited to your next family getaway – whether you’re all about staying within walking distance of the best entertainment, or prefer a family-friendly resort ideal for keeping the kids occupied. You can thank us later.
Staying Cool at Rotunda
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in the heart of the city centre, you’re in the right place. Staying Cool at Rotunda Birmingham provides plush suites within easy access of central attractions, including Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, The National Sea Life Centre and Legoland Discovery Centre. All rooms include unbeatable city views from a lofty level within the city’s Rotunda tower.
Ideal for families with teenagers, Genting Hotel Birmingham is perfectly located for food, drink and events. This homely hotel near the NEC Exhibition Centre is housed within the popular entertainment destination, Resorts World, which boasts popular shops, restaurants and bars. Nearby, there’s plenty to do – for family-friendly events and concerts, Resorts World Arena is opposite, along with the Bear Grylls Adventure. There’s also an Imax cinema within the centre itself.
Pool? Check. Fitness centre? Check. Golf course? Check. Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club Birmingham is a snapshot of country life on the city’s edge. Nestled between Birmingham and Coventry, this country club offers spacious rooms with two double beds, ideal for family stays. There are TVs in each room, alongside onsite dining and a spa. Each room provides excellent views across the grounds where deer roam free.
Families looking for a cosy home away from home should look no further than Staycity Aparthotels Birmingham Central Newhall Square. All rooms come with a kitchenette and utensils supplied, seating areas and TVs, plus sofa beds, cots and high chairs for the little ones upon request. Staycity is located near to the vibrant St Paul’s Square for restaurants and bars, and a 10-minute walk into Birmingham city centre for fun attractions.
Perfect for four people, family rooms at Birmingham Marriott Hotel offer elegance and convenience combined. Nearby central attractions include the National Sea Life Centre, while Cadbury World is just a 15-minute train ride away from nearby station, Five Ways. Back at the hotel, there’s a spa for the adults while streaming TV shows over the super-fast unlimited wifi should keep the kids happy too.
For many, a family-friendly hotel isn’t perfect unless you can bring the entire household – including your four-legged friend. Hilton Birmingham Metropole is dog-friendly and located a short walk away from entertainment complex Resorts World. They also offer a free shuttle bus to Birmingham International Airport and the train station. Their stylish executive rooms sleep four, provide comfortable seating areas and include all the amenities required for a relaxing break.
The Spires Birmingham provides an affordable base for family holidays in Birmingham – without compromising quality. These centrally located apartments provide modern accommodation for families of up to six, with fitted kitchens, open-plan sitting areas and ensuite facilities included. Child-friendly attractions, such as Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and Thinktank, are within walking distance. New Street Station is also a short stroll away from your door.
With 253 luxury guest rooms and suites, it’s easy for families to feel at home at Park Regis Birmingham. This high-rise, four-star hotel stands proud at the end of the city’s bustling Broad Street and provides a modern variety of rooms for families of all sizes. The hotel is conveniently located near two of the city’s largest cinemas, and is a short walk from canalside attractions such as Legoland and the Sea Life Centre.