I have been full time on my final teaching placement for the last six weeks and life has been on hold (certainly my blogging life anyway!). So this post is rather overdue! However last half term we did have a rather lovely couple of nights in Birmingham. I used to work in Birmingham and have very fond memories of it (apart from the commute part that was truely horrendous haha!).

We stayed at the Travelodge in Yardley which is convenient for the NEC where Brick 2015 was being held. We had a great day there and it was fab not having to drive too far to relax and put our feet up after all the walking about!


Just down the road from the Travelodge (walking distance) is a rather delicious Indian restaurant called Jilabi. As Birmingham if of course the birthplace of the Balti we knew we had to pay a visit here. The boys love curry, well particularly Chicken Tikka Masala so we knew they would be very happy.


We had a fantastic meal with amazing service and delicious food. At the end we were all full but managed to squeeze in some complimentary ice cream, cake and fruit salad. The adults also had a shot of Baileys and the kids had lolipops!

The next day was grey and dreary but we headed into Birmingham for a look around the Bullring. There was of course loads going on, the kids did some painting and we had a wander around stopping to watch the Krispy Kreme’s being made at Selfridges.


After a while of realising shopping isn’t quite so much fun with children in tow we had a drive out to the National Trust’s Packwood House where there was a Halloween trail running indoors and outside too.



There is so much to do in Birmingham and we would love to return to Cadbury World. West Midlands Safari Park and to explore the museums and galleries that have stacks of family friendly activities.

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One Response to Lego, Curry and Halloween trails in Birmingham #halfterm

  1. Granny says:

    What a lovely time you all had. I’ve never visited the Birmingham area either, been through spaghetti junction on our way to Cornwall but it will have to go on my list of things to do. Xx

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