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Visit Solihull by bus!

The town features lots of historic architecture and picturesque walks and views, making it a great place to live and a fun palace to visit for the day. Home to the National Exhibition Centre and Birmingham Airport there is lots to see and do in and around Solihull.

Scroll down to learn more and then plan your journey with us.

Where to visit first

National Exhibition Centre & Resorts World Arena

The UK's No 1 venue for shows, exhibitions, meetings and events the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) is host to popular events like Crufts, Grand Designs live and Cakes International. A short walk away from the NEC you can also listen to the best in live music and entertainment at the Resorts World Arena.

Visit the NEC and Resorts World websites.


Malvern and Brueton Parks

Two parks in one, Malvern and Brueton Parks, are located in the town centre with great bus links and plenty of opportunities for shopping and food afterwards too! Explore some of the walking trails and you will find mature woodland with dedicated picnic spots, ornamental gardens, an ornamental lake plus a sensory garden.

There are even tennis courts available if you want to meet a friend for a quick game. A short walk through Brueton park also gets you to Parkridge visitor centre which offers refreshments and all the information you will need.

Visit the Malvern and Brueton Parks webpage.


The Core Theatre

The Core Theatre is a multi-purpose arts venue right in Solihull town centre. It has a 336 seat raked theatre and smaller multi-use studio with seating for 130. Their Courtyard Gallery and Art Space is an exhibition space as well as an area for creative activities so their ‘What’s on’ schedule always has a great selection of upcoming events.

Visit the Core Theatre website.

Where to shop

Touchwood shopping centre

A great destination for a spot of retail therapy, Touchwood shopping centre has everything you need for a great day out. With boutique stores, high street names like Apple or H&M plus its famous John Lewis and Partners store there is sure to be a store for everyone.

Visit the Touchwood website.


Mell Square

Mell Square is easy to find at the heart of Solihull town centre. With a great selection of stores including House of Fraser, Boots and WH Smith, you can also enjoy a bite to eat here with lots of cafe and restaurants choices in and around the area.

Visit the Mell Square website.


Resorts World

A selection of designer and high street outlets awaits at Resorts World Birmingham including Levi’s, Next, Gap and a Nike factory outlet. There are also restaurants, a casino and a cinema with IMAX™. Don't forget to visit Vortex Gaming for arcade fun.

Visit the Resorts World website.

Where to eat & drink

Taste Collective

Based in Mell Square in the centre of Solihull, Taste Collective is a unique outdoor dining and drinks experience. With independent street food businesses on rotation, it's a great place to go when you’re not sure what you fancy to eat as everyone can simply pick their favourite vendor then you can all sit together to enjoy.

Visit the Taste Collective website.

Where to take the kids

Tudor Grange Park

This lovely scenic park is ideally located for Solihull Town Centre, and perfect for relaxing and having fun with friends and family. With an 18-hole pitch and putt course and play area, Tudor Grange Park is a great place for all the family, whatever mix of ages or interests.

Visit the Tudor Grange Park webpage.


Bear Grylls Adventure

The Bear Grylls Adventure brings together ten epic experiences letting you climb, dive, fly, zip, leap and more! This attraction is just a 10 minute walk through The NEC from the train station.

Visit the Bear Grylls Adventure website.


Planet Play

Planet Play is a fun and interactive soft play centre in Solihull near the hobs meadow area. There is a larger play area and a separate designated toddler area for the smaller ones. There are also facilities for hot and cold food and drinks.

Visit the Planet Play website.

Where to go for sport

Planet Ice

If you want to have a go at ice skating yourself, are looking for skating lessons or if you simply want to visit the home of the Solihull Barons to watch some ice hockey, then Planet Ice has plenty of options for you.

Visit the Planet Ice website.


North Solihull Sports Centre

With a wide choice of facilities to enjoy, North Solihull Sports Centre is a great place to get active. There are two swimming pools, a gym, a dance studio and sports hall with lots of exercise classes and activities plus an athletics track & astroturf pitch. For some relaxation, there is also a health suite with a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.

Visit the North Solihull Sports Centre webpage.


Tudor Grange Park

Tudor Grange Park features a state of the art design 1km figure of eight cycle track. This track was a joint venture with Solihull Cycling Club, and British Cycling and is ideal for anyone interested in this growing Great British sport. The best part is that it’s free for everyone to use.

Visit the Tudor Grange Park webpage.

Solihull bus services

Our services travel from across the whole of the West Midlands right into the heart of the city centre. From dedicated school services to fast, frequent local travel. You're sure to find the bus number that meets your needs.

Please use our journey planner below to find the right service for you.

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