Camping in Birmingham
Campsites Near BirminghamFull of character, culture and canals, Birmingham can be found in the heart of the West Midlands. With more trees than Paris, the city has plenty of open green space to explore. Our campsites in Birmingham are in great proximity to both the city and the countryside, giving you the best of both worlds.
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Parks and wildlife areas
- Cannon Hill Park has around 200 acres of park and woodland to explore as well as places to play and activities to enjoy. Under 10’s can enjoy the Fun Park which is full of rides and activities including swing rides and mini roller coasters. If your family loves mini-golf, you won’t be disappointed by the 36-hole course in the park. To get around, hop on board the Land Train which stops off at all of the parks major attractions. To see the park from the water, why not hire one of the swan boats and enjoy a gentle cruise on the lake.
- Shire Country Park is one for J.R.R. Tolkien fans to visit. Tolkien lived within the park’s borders as a child and is the location of many of his inspirations. The nature reserve has wetlands, grasslands, and woodlands which all support animal and plant life.
- Edgbaston Reservoir is surrounded by woodland to explore and is a great birdwatching spot. Fishing, sailing and rowing are all permitted.
- Sheldon Country Park makes a great family day out with access to Old Rectory Farm. The farm dates back to the 17th-century and has been fully restored to act as a demonstration farm. Entrance to the farm is free and there are picnic areas and a café available.
- RSPB Sandwell Valley is ideal for avid bird watchers. The nature reserve is great for the whole family to enjoy the outdoors. The reserve has great facilities, including accessible toilets, refreshments and a play area.
- Birmingham Botanical Gardens have four glasshouses showcasing tropical and Mediterranean plants. The tea rooms, shop and butterfly house make the gardens great for a full day out with the whole family.
- Birmingham was the childhood home of author J.R.R. Tolkien who lived in King’s Heath, just a few miles from the city centre. Tolkien was motivated by the local area and went on to write some of the most popular and best-known books in the world including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Fans of Tolkien can visit local sites that inspired his work including Sarehole Mill, the Shire Country Park, Perrott’s Folly and Edgbaston Waterworks Tower (said to be the inspiration for the Two Towers).
- Birmingham Back to Backs, owned by the National Trust are the last examples of back-to-back houses that were built with shared courtyards during the 19th-century. Take a tour of the houses to get an insight into what life was like for the working people living there. The 1930’s sweet shop will be a hit with the kids.
- Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is full of exhibitions, holds regular events and has renovated Edwardian Tearooms within its historic setting. The museum is home to the Staffordshire Hoard, the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found.
- Thinktank, Birmingham’s science museum makes a great day out for the entire family. Learn about Birmingham’s industrial past, how the human body works and about the solar system in a range of interactive exhibits. The shop stocks a range of gadgets and gifts and the café is ideal for stopping off halfway through your day. The museum is located just a 15 minute walk away from Birmingham New Street railway station in Millennium Point.
- Aston Hall was one of the last buildings to be built in the Jacobean style and has plenty of history for you to explore. Walk through the halls and rooms, discovering the English Civil War stories before touring the beautifully restored gardens.
- The ruins of Weoley Castle are the remains of a fortified hunting lodge built over 750 years ago. There’s a year-round events programme and on event days the café and shop are open for light refreshments and gifts. Dogs on leads are welcome and the grounds are great for your dog to get a good walk in during your Birmingham camping trip.
- The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is built around a perfectly preserved jewellery workshop and tells the story of the famous area.
A shopper’s paradise, Birmingham is home to the Bullring & Grand Central shopping centre which attracts customers from all over the world. Birmingham has everything you need from Harvey Nichols to the world’s largest Primark. At one of Birmingham’s markets, there’s always a selection of local produce, clothing and more.
- Kingsbury Water Park, next door to our Club Site is ideal for walking, fishing and birdwatching. There are 15 lakes in total and the mini railway, pedalo boats and farm with friendly animals will keep the kids entertained.
- Cadbury World, in Bourneville, is full of fun, chocolate and adventures for all ages. Tour the interactive displays, enjoy the 4D chocolate adventure and sample a few tasty treats along the way. The shop sells a large range of branded gifts and sweet treats.
- Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park can be found in Cannon Hill Park and is home to a variety of animals. Red pandas, reptiles, otters, wallabies and monkeys can all be found here. Focusing on conservation and education, the park is great for the whole family to learn about animals from all over the globe.
- The National SEA LIFE Centre is the ultimate family day out. Penguins, sharks, seals, octopus and many more animals live at the centre. Get up close to some of the animals in the rock pool area, listen to one of the specialist talks or see the sharks at feeding time. There are great facilities here including full access for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Based in Brindleyplace, you’re free to head out of the centre to grab a bite to eat at any point during the day and re-enter with your ticket.
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