Festive music, mulled wine, sparkling lights - Christmas Markets and Winter Wonderlands are one of England's best traditions. An excuse to have a lovely day out with friends and families, take in the country's most picturesque cities, and do a little retail therapy whilst you're at it. We have listed some of the most popular Christmas markets for you to visit this festive season. Start planning your ultimate winter trip for 2023 today.
Easter Bank Holiday in Birmingham
Who doesn’t love a four day weekend? And Bank Holiday weekends are the perfect way to spend some relaxing quality time with friends or family in your Host city.
So, if you’re living with us in Birmingham, we’ve come up with five fun things to do this weekend, so let’s get stuck in…
1. Visit the Mailbox
Located just five minutes from Birmingham New Street, and within easy reach of all three Host locations. The Mailbox is a perfect escape the humdrum of the Bullring and the wider city centre. Here you’ll find luxury British department Harvey Nichols and Tommy Hilfiger. They also have a selection of restaurants – 19 in fact with everything from Zizzi and Nando’s through to bottomless brunch at Gas Street Social – If you’re wanting a shopping spree and a bite to eat, this is the place for you.
2. Legoland in Birmingham
Secretly we all love building those brightly coloured bricks. And remember Lego isn’t just for kids! – Especially when some of sets cost hundreds of pounds – But it is a great stress reliever!
Anyway, did you know there is a Legoland in Birmingham? Located next to the Sea Life centre, the Birmingham Legoland includes a Miniland of Birmingham complete with the world’s smallest Primark, a model of the world’s biggest Primark.
Psst… Legoland also host adult only nights involving fun games, scavenger hunts and challenges with prizes to be won. The next one is on the 20th May.
3. Cannon Hill Park
Located in the south, Cannon Hill Park is Birmingham’s most popular park in the city. Filled with plenty of fun activities you’ll never find yourself struggling for something to do! Head on down to the Boating Lake and hop in one of their swan pedal boats and take in the view. They also have mini-golf, tennis courts and a nature centre filled with animals!
Follow this link to find the easiest ways to get to the park on public transport.
If you’re an adrenaline junkie, this might be up your street. Put your skills to the test and take on the thrilling activities they have to offer, from climbing and archery to high ropes and indoor sky diving. It will be a heart-racing experience you won’t forget.
The Adventure Park is located at the NEC in Birmingham and is a 10 minute walk from Birmingham International railway station.
5. Gas Street Basin
This quirky hidden gem in the heart of Birmingham is a lovely way to get away from the hustle and bustle. Take a stroll along the canal side, stop for a coffee and admire the historical buildings and boats. The lanes are lined with cafés and restaurants, a perfect way to spend the bank holiday weekend.
In need of student accommodation in Birmingham for September 2022? We have availability in all three of our Birmingham locations – see the latest availability here.
Getting serious about the environment we live in.
To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
It’s a simple campaign! For every percent we reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by we donate to one of our nominated charities.Show me all news
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