Located near to the county of Warwickshire, Solihull is a beautiful town that boasts of being one of the wealthiest communities in the United Kingdom. The town lies just 12 kilometres from the giant city of Birmingham. Although tourism is not one of the primary sources of income in the town, there are numerous attraction sites and fun activities for the locals and visitors to enjoy in and around Solihull. Below are some of the great places you cannot afford to miss during your visit to this beautiful gem of West Midlands:
The historic National Motorcycle Museum
This state-of-the-art museum is heaven for enthusiastic motorists and engine lovers. Located in the heart of Solihull, the museum holds a giant collection of British-made motorcycles going back over a century. The project started out in the 1970s as a personal collection owned by Roy Richards. The museum was officially opened in 1984. Today, there are over 850 exhibitions including some limited models, prestigious brands and some forgotten brands all waiting to be explored.
Malvern and Brueton Park
This a fascinating U-shaped park featuring ornamental gardens, distinctive woodlands, a captivating rose garden, a manmade lake, and several formal flowerbeds. This award-winning park has received a lot of praise in recent years thanks to its well-maintained modern features and neatness. It is a perfect destination family picnics, evening strolls, and leisurely walks during weekends.
The Core Theatre
With a population of over 100,000 residents, Solihull is home to an enthralling nightlife scene, and The Core Theatre is proof of that. With a 336-seat capacity, the theatre offers a little bit of everything from tribute bands all the way to stand-up comedy, making it quite easy to find something that suits your taste and preferences. There are also art and craft workshops for children, especially during school breaks.
Tudor Grange Park
This is another family-friendly park in Solihull that is worth every minute spent there. Located in the heart of the town near the famous Touchwood shopping centre and immediately next to the Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Tudor Grange Park is adorned with modern features and play equipment including a cycle track, a golf course, a children’s play area, and an outdoor gym. The park is the ultimate destination for cyclists and nature lovers within the town.
Other notable attractions that are worth visiting within the city include Hatton Country World and Shopping Village, Touchwood shopping centre, Heritage Motor Centre, Umberslade Adventure centre, Avon Croft Museum of Buildings, and the Heronfield Animal Rescue Centre.