If you're looking for great days out near Birmingham, the town of Sutton Coldfield has some great things to do for all the family.
Sutton Park is the perfect place to start, especially on a warm summer's day. There's plenty of space to enjoy a nice family walk or to take the bikes out, while you can also learn about local conservation at the Visitor Centre and nature trail walks. If you can drag the kids away from the two playgrounds, they may even be able to spot some wild Exmoor Ponies. Keen runners can even take part in the free Saturday morning parkrun as well.
For more animal adventures, Ash End House Children's Farm is just a short drive away in Tamworth. Youngsters can get hands-on with the furry friends and watch falcons soar into the sky.
Older kids will love a day at NPF Bassetts Pole Activity Centre, where they can play laser tag in the woods, try their hand at archery and even give quad-biking a go.
Family days out can also be enjoyed in Sutton Coldfield even in wet weather. Little Green Bookworm Cafe allows under-5s to enjoy the soft play area, book corner and dress-up clothes, while the adults take a break with a coffee and sweet treat.
To put the grey matter to the test, Escape Time is a great group activity. Can you crack the clues to escape your room in just 60 minutes? There's only one way to find out!