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Where to spend Father's Day in the West Midlands

Check out some of the best places to spend Father's Day in the West Midlands!

Published: 5th June 2024

Where to spend Father's Day in the West Midlands 

Sunday 16th June 2024

Father's Day is the perfect occasion to express gratitude and appreciation for the incredible men in our lives. This year, why not go the extra mile and plan an unforgettable day for that special someone in the West Midlands? 

The Midlands offers a diverse range of activities and destinations that suit every father figure’s interests, from botanical gardens or a day at the cricket to axe throwing or a trip to the water park. So scroll down as we explore some of the best places to spend Father's Day in the West Midlands!

An afternoon at the races in Wolverhampton

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than a day at the races? On Sunday 30th June  Wolverhampton Racecourse are hosting a Superhero Family Fun Day! Take in the thrill of the live horse racing in the Summer sun, combined with superhero excitement. There’s also tonnes of food vendors and bars to keep you satisfied too Perfect for an action packed family afternoon!

To get to Wolverhampton Racecourse hop on our 62 or 62A services which drops you off on Dunstall Park Road, a short 1 minute walk to the race course.

Digbeth Dining Summer Tour - Shirley

Saturday 15th June, head to Shirley Park for the next instalment of Digbeth Dining's Summer 24 Tour. A delicious day out with plenty of family entertainment.

Make your way to Shirley Park on our 5, 6, 4A, 49 and 76 services.

Become a survival expert at Resorts World

If you're looking for a more adventurous Father’s Day then Bear Grylls Adventure is the place for you! With a whole range of adrenaline pumping activities such as Axe Throwing, Indoor Skydiving, Archery, swimming with sharks and more! 

You can book multiple activities to take part in on the day and even better you can get 30% off their High Ropes experience when you travel by bus too.

You can head to Resorts World where Bear Grylls Adventure is located on our X1 bus service.

Make waves in Coventry

Another fun filled Father’s Day option in the West Midlands is The Wave Waterpark in Coventry. This park is perfect if you’re looking for thrills, spills and chills. With 6 epic slides, a wave pool and a lazy river there’s an activity to suit all. There’s even a luxurious spa there too where they can indulge in tonnes of treatments after the excitement in the pool.

Get to The Wave Waterpark on our 11, 12X and 24 services, just don’t forget your towel!

Get revved up at Coventry Transport Museum

If your Dad is a car buff then Coventry Transport Museum will definitely be up their street. With an extensive collection of vehicles, it offers a nostalgic journey through automotive history. Browse classic cars, motorcycles and even the famous Thrust SSC which set a land speed record! So take the driving seat this Father’s Day and take your loved one out for a spin at Coventry transport Museum.

Visit this great local attraction by jumping on our 13 and 13A bus services.

Take in nature at the Botanical Gardens

If you’re looking for a more calm and relaxing father’s day activity then we recommend a visit to Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The serene ambiance, lush greenery, and vibrant floral displays provide a tranquil escape for you to relax and unwind. It's a wonderful opportunity for quality time and appreciation of the natural world together.

Make your way to the Botanical Gardens on our 23 and 24 services.

F1 Arcade

If you're after a more competitive day then we have the ultimate fun experience for Dad and the family at F1 Arcade. The world’s first official Formula 1® simulator racing experience where you can get behind the wheel on the full motion simulators and go head to head. Drivers over the age of 7 can feel like true Formula 1 drivers.

Make your way to F1 Arcade on 9, 10, 12, 12A, 13, 13A, 23, 24, 822, 829, X8 and X10 our services.

Knock them for 6 with a day out at the cricket

Cricket season is well and truly back and it could be the perfect way to spend Father’s Day this year! At day at the cricket at Edgbaston Stadium is full of electrifying atmosphere, thrilling matches and passionate fans. What better way to create lasting memories with that special person in your life this Father’s Day.

Did you know that we run shuttle buses to and from Edgbaston Stadium on specific match days from Birmingham city centre? Find out more about the service here. 


Well that’s our list of ways to spend Father’s Day in the West Midlands this year. Don’t forget to tag us in your Father’s Day adventures this year, we love to see your photos and we may even share them too!

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