Birmingham

Birmingham is a major city in England’s West Midlands region, with multiple Industrial Revolution-era landmarks that speak to its 18th-century history as a manufacturing powerhouse. It’s also home to a network of canals, many of which radiate from Sherborne Wharf (B16 8FN) and are now lined with trendy cafes and bars.

In the city centre, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is known for pre-Raphaelite masterpieces (B3 3DH). If you’re taking your children to Birmingham why not consider a self-guided tour of Cadbury World (B30 1JR), a wander round Sea Life to see over 60 displays of freshwater and marine life (B1 2HL) or hit the shops at Bullring and Grand Central (B5 4BU).

Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK and considered to be the commercial, financial, social and cultural centre of the Midlands. Birmingham is set to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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More things to see in Birmingham

Bear Grylls Adventure – indoor/outdoor activity centre with lots of activities including high ropes, archery, climbing, shooting, iFLY, snorkelling and escape rooms. National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, B40 1PS.

Cadbury World – a-guided exhibition tour with various zones to explore: 4D chocolate adventure, making chocolate story, Cadbury story, Aztec jungle, Bournville experience, African adventure play area, Cadbury café, world’s biggest Cadbury shop, green screen, Advertising Avenue, Bull Street, purple planet, cadabra, Gill Cocks collection, manufacturing. Linden Road, Birmingham, B30 1JR.

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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery – the museum houses a collection of ceramics, fine art, jewellery, metalwork, natural history, archaeology, local history and industrial history. The main entrance can be found below the clock-tower which is known locally as Big Brum. Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH.

Thinktank Science Museum – over 200 hands-on displays, historical collections, steam engines, talking robots, science garden, 4k planetarium, explore Spitfire Gallery (story of the spitfire), MiniBrum (interactive city for the under 8’s). Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG.

Birmingham Back to Backs – a guided tour of Birmingham’s last surviving houses built back-to-back around a communal courtyard, where 19th century working people lived. The tour takes you from the 1840s through to the 1970s, with sounds and smells from the past, lit fires in the grates. 50-54 Inge Street and 55-63 Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4TE.

Bullring, Birmingham
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Mental wellbeing

You may have come out of an abusive situation or be grieving the loss of a partner; the fact remains that at some point you have to start moving forward. It will be a struggle, but you can’t live in the past. Life will be different but it doesn’t have to be negative. In many cases men and women speak about coming through the other side of these horrific life events as stronger people. Life can be exciting again and there can be a happy ever after if you really want it. Take what you can from the experience; learn from it.

It’s not always easy to stay positive, so do ask family and friends for support. They will be proud of you when you tell them you are ready to move on with your life and have a fresh start. Be honest about your feelings and if you are having a down day, talk about it. You may find that receiving some counselling or coaching can really benefit you as you search for your life goals.

By taking tiny steps you can get to where you want to be. Set yourself realistic targets. Maybe you want to lose weight or get fit. Perhaps you are ready to re-train and start a new career. Just think of it as an exciting new chapter in your life; your mental health will love these positive vibes too.

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