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Birmingham Weekender is the city’s largest free arts festival. Plan your flights to Birmingham for early October if you’d like to experience this exciting weekend-long event. Birmingham Weekender sets up in Digbeth, one of Birmingham’s most creative neighbourhoods. The programme of events covers different aspects of the arts, including dance, music, visual art, and theatre. Free events are held across the weekend, from the morning to the evening, so there’s always something to experience if you plan cheap flights to Birmingham during this time.
Birmingham Comedy Festival
If you’re a fan of stand-up comedy, book your return flights to Birmingham for early October. For a week-and-a-half, the Birmingham Comedy Festival takes over the city with dozens of events. Since the festival began in 2001, it has regularly drawn in some of the best British comedians to its stage, including Peter Kay and Michael McIntyre. While stand-up comedy is the main focus of the festival, you can attend events in other areas of the arts, such as cabaret and improv performances as well. Some shows are ticketed, but many are free to attend – perfect for budget travellers holidaying on flights to Birmingham!
Frankfurt Christmas Market Birmingham
The UK comes alive with festive spirit and events in the lead-up to Christmas, making December a great time to book cheap flights to Birmingham. While Christmas markets are held up and down the country, Birmingham is home to one of the most beloved. The Frankfurt Christmas Market sets up in the city centre each year and is famous for being the largest German-style Christmas market outside of Germany or Austria. Pay a visit to the market if you plan flights to Birmingham in December to browse the market stalls for traditional German crafts, bratwursts, schnitzels, and more.
What are the top tips for travelling with children to Birmingham?
Spend a day at Cadbury World
Just outside of Birmingham, you can visit a child’s (or a chocolate lover’s) idea of paradise: Cadbury World. When you book airfare to Birmingham, plan a day out at this attraction to get an in-depth look at how Cadbury produces their chocolate. Learn how the world-famous confectionary brand makes their chocolates, enjoy the rides, explore the scenic Bournville Village, and even have a go at making some chocolate of your own. And of course there are plenty of chocolate treats to sample along the way!
See a film in 4DX
You’ve probably seen films in 3D and possibly even 4D, but while holidaying on flights to Birmingham, you’ll get the opportunity to watch a film in 4DX. This is a fairly new technology that’s just starting to gain popularity. In a 4DX film, images are shown in 3D and augmented reality also plays a part. Moviegoers will feel their seats move, gusts of air, and other elements to make them feel fully immersed in the viewing experience. When you book cheap flights to Birmingham, plan to see a 4DX film with the kids. Visit Cineworld on Broad Street to catch the latest Disney or superhero film in 4DX.
Learn something new at Thinktank Science Museum
When you book return flights to Birmingham, plan to spend a few hours at the Thinktank Science Museum. The museum is teeming with interesting exhibits and more than 200 hands-on activities for kids. Families can learn more about robotics, outer space, human anatomy, and aircraft, among other things. Entry to Birmingham’s Thinktank Museum start from about £10.25 ($20.65 NZD), but if you visit after 3pm on weekdays, you can get in for just £3 ($6.05 NZD) each.
What is the cost of visiting Birmingham?
While London is infamous for its high prices, the UK’s second largest city is noticeably more affordable. The main cost to factor in while planning your flights to Birmingham is your accommodation. Hotel rooms can be booked through Webjet for nightly rates averaging about $150 to $200 NZD.
Transportation is another factor to budget for when you book airfare to Birmingham. After landing at Birmingham Airport (BHX), you can catch a train into the city centre for £3.90 ($7.85 NZD). Within the city and suburbs of Birmingham, a tram network offers service to many tourist hotspots. Single-ride tickets to Birmingham’s public transport cost £1.50 ($3 NZD).
Food and drink are another expense to consider while planning for your return flights to Birmingham. Ordering a meal from a mid-range restaurant in the centre will cost about £12 (about $24.15 NZD). A pint of domestic beer from the pub typically costs about £3.50 ($7.05 NZD), and your morning latte will likely be about £2.50 ($5 NZD).