The Bank Holiday weekend is fast approaching, and we can’t wait to pack our days off with fun. Tired of the same routine? Looking for something a bit different? Well, you’re in luck! With Park Gate’s amazing location, there are loads of unique and quirky things to do nearby that you may not have thought about.
We’ve picked out some of our favourites for you to try in our ultimate guide to quirky days out in Birmingham!
The Gintleman’s Ginspired Cruise
Gin is the trendy tipple of choice these days – and we think that’s a very good thing indeed. If gin is your thing, you’re going to love this leisurely canal boat ride down the Birmingham Waterway Canal. It’s a gin-lover’s dream. Hosted by Away2Dine canal cruises, you will enjoy a themed tasting of four gin and mixer combinations partnered with matching food snacks. You may even be lucky and get a sighting of locally known celebrities Rosie & Jim! There is one more date left for this trip, but don’t worry - they host a number of other events throughout the year.
Hot Gossip Afternoon Tea
There’s nothing traditional about this afternoon tea. They’ve completely ripped up the rule book, and we love it! Hosted at the Tonight Josephine cocktail bar, there’s no sight of stainless-steel leaky teapots or fine bone china here. Instead, you’ll find glass fishbowls and half a passionfruit – now you’re talking.
One hour of bottomless cocktails and treats will ensure you’ll be more than satisfied. On top of all the indulgence, you don’t leave empty handed either. Everyone who attends receives a “Hot Girl Starter Pack”, complete with a Tonight Josephine tote bag and other goodies. This event is on throughout the year, so make sure you give them a call and book your afternoon of hot gossip.
The Big Birmingham Bake
If you are a fan of the well-known BBC baking show then look no further. It’s time for show stoppers and soggy bottoms as you compete with your mates to be crowned King or Queen of the tent. Accompanied by up to 11 friends you will be given everything you need to recreate the authentic Bake Off experience. Enter the marquee and find all the ingredients you need to create your very own sponge showstopper. You have 90 minutes to whisk, sprinkle and bake your way to a victory! Masterpiece or disaster, it’s all about having fun!
Play some pinball at Tilt
When you go to a bar, you typically find yourself a seat and order your drink of choice and that’s it for the night – but not at Tilt! What is unique about this bar is it celebrates the game of Pinball. Nestled within Birmingham’s City Arcade, 19 pinball machines are positioned over three floors. From Star Wars to the Addams Family, gaming lovers will leave remembering the golden times of their childhood. With a simple pricing system, your visit won’t be an expensive one. Go and see if you can set a new high score!
So, when it comes to planning your weekend, why not try something a bit different? Living near Birmingham will never leave you feeling bored. Whether gin sampling, cake baking or arcade games are your plans of choice, our luxury apartments at Park Gate are well located for all the activities the city and surrounding areas has to offer. Get in touch with the team and find out our latest availability today.