Birmingham

Book a family taxi with car seat at Birmingham airport

Child friendly Birmingham and Birmingham Airport

Birmingham, UK's second-largest city, grew during the Industrial Revolution. Canals were significant in transporting coal, iron, and other heavy materials, which were critical in its development. The intricate canals network today is 35 miles, supposedly more than Venice.

Its onE of the largetst five airports in the UK: Manchester (MAN), London Heathrow (LHR), Bristol (BRS), London Luton (LTN), and Birmingham Airport (BHX). Birmingham Airport is the nearest to Birmingham. An airport taxi with car seats takes approximately 13 to 18 minutes to get to Birmingham.

Where to get family taxis with car seats in Birmingham

Via Taxi Bambino is one of the best choices for airport transportation with car seats and drivers who know their way around the city.  The drivers' expertise and the convenience of GPS make family sightseeing a breeze. They will take the quickest routes with the least traffic to ensure you arrive at your destination on time.

The United Kingdom strictly enforces using only car seats that have received EU approval. A label on the seat should indicate whether it complies with the UN guidelines. Ask for a car service with car seats as your preferred mode of airport transportation for safety reasons and to stay on the right side of the law. 

During the taxi booking and confirmation process, inform the company or the driver of your child’s measurements to make sure they provide you with an appropriate car seat. BHX has two terminals. Your pre-booked taxi with car seats shall be at terminal 2.

Best family-friendly destinations in Birmingham (& how to get there)

Are you looking for the best kid-friendly places to visit in Birmingham? Don't look any further! Here are our top 11 recommendations for the best places to take your children. 

1. Escape Hunt Birmingham

Families that love to solve puzzles, this is for you. It's a mere 1.2 miles from Birmingham Airport, and a taxi with car seats can quickly get you there.

Experience the thrill of being locked in a room and racing against the clock to solve puzzles and get out. Escape Hunt is renowned for its escape room games. Families with teens, check how good a team you are!

2. West Midlands Police Museum

Find out what it was like to be a police officer in Birmingham in the past two centuries. Explore the Victorian Lock-up, constructed in 1891 and served as a working police cellblock until 2016.

You'll learn of some of Birmingham's most notorious criminals, including the real Peaky Blinders, who police held at the Lock-up.

In a forensics lab, older children can solve crimes using clues such as fingerprints, matching DNA, handwriting, and footprints. Toddlers can follow a small trail around the lock-up to find items. 

The police museum is fun for police-obsessed children who can participate in interactive displays, dress up in police uniforms, and pose for a mugshot! 

There's an actual police box, police motorcycles, a life-size police horse, pictures, and memorabilia to discover and learn about at the museum. They are at the Lock-up, Steelhouse Lane.

3. Cadbury World

Cadbury World is a must-see for any chocolate enthusiast! With over 14 interactive fun zones, children can learn about Cadbury's history and how to make chocolate. They will also have the chance to design their chocolate!

It's in Bournville, South Birmingham, half an hour from downtown Birmingham.

4. Redpoint Birmingham Climbing Center

Redpoint Birmingham Climbing Center is ideal for beginners and experienced climbers. Children of all ages are welcome. The instructors offer the best climbing tips and make you feel at ease. 

The climbing center is also excellent for parties, particularly birthdays. Families will like the kids club and party rooms.

It offers unique three-dimensional climbing in a friendly atmosphere. You'll find over 300 constantly changing routes of all grades, an abundance of shapes and angles, and the infamous stalactites.

5. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Birmingham

The Legoland Discovery Center is a must-see for kids of all ages. The Mini-land constructed with over 1.5 million bricks features airships and glowing towers. 

In Mini-land, kids use imagination to construct their unique brick city. Children under the age of three can enjoy gentle play at Duplo.

There are two rides, the Merlin Magical Ride on sorcery and potions and the Kingdom Quest, where you can save a captured princess. Other attractions include the LEGO® 4D Cinema and Lego friends such as Olivia, who enjoys coding. Children use their imaginations to assist them in building a home.

6. Birmingham Back to Backs 

Top-rated on Tripadvisor, Birmingham Back to Backs is a great chance to see how people used to live in back-to-back houses in Birmingham.

These historic houses provide an intriguing glimpse into working-class life in the nineteenth century, and plenty of activities and displays keep the kids entertained. The knowledgeable staff is always available to answer any questions, and there is even a lovely café on site if you need to take a break.

7. The National Sea Life Center

On a rainy day, the National Sea Life Center is ideal. The kids will be captivated for hours by the different species of marine life to see, including sharks, turtles, sea otters, penguins, colorful clown fish, and more!

The walk through the Sea-life ocean tunnel playing with rays is one of a kind. 

8. Thinktank Museum

The Thinktank Science Museum is fantastic for aspiring scientists! Kids can learn about the world through over 200 interactive exhibits, such as an outdoor Science Garden and the planetarium. Thinktank has something for everyone, from the human body to space exploration.

 

9. The Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

The Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park is an excellent educational resource for children interested in wildlife and conservation. The park is home to various endangered animal species, including Red Pandas, lynxes, and the mouse lemur. 

The park also offers a variety of educational programs and activities for children to enjoy. The park's staff is committed to teaching children about the importance of wildlife conservation and the steps they can take to help protect animals.

 

10. Bosworth Cruises

Remember how Birmingham evolved and the role of canals? This narrow-boat trip will take you back to UK's Industrial Revolution days. 

You'll learn the history of Birmingham, its waterways, and other exciting things about the city. The guides are super entertaining, and they'll answer all your questions.

The Bosworth Cruises have a five-star rating on Tripadvisor.

 

11. Pigeons Parlour

Sightseeing cannot be complete without food! Check out Pigeon's Parlour for mouthwatering food and the tastiest tea in a welcoming atmosphere. Find it at Moreton Avenue via taxi.

What's holding you back? Pack your luggage, reserve a taxi to ensure your small children's safety, and book your flight!