Fun sport activities and days out in the West Midlands

Friday, 8 July 2022

Best sports activities and days out in the West Midlands… with a twist

Looking for things to do in the West Midlands? Been inspired by recent sporting events? Or just fancy grabbing your friends and family for a night out with some friendly competition? Then why not explore some of our top picks on sporting activities (with a twist) that you can do in the Midlands.


Ninja Warrior UK

  • Location: Crown Wharf Retail Park, Walsall (nearest station, Walsall)

Ninja Warrior UK in Walsall is the newest Ninja Warrior centre to join the Ninja family. From £12 and hour (£16.50 for two hours), you can release your inner ninja and tackle one of the centre’s fun-packed courses.

Inspired by the hit TV show, Ninja Warrior UK is a supervised activity and fitness venue where you can climb, balance, jump and swing across different obstacles, or test your skills on the huge inflatable Mount Sasuke!

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Table Tennis


  • Location: Heath Mill Ln, Digbeth (nearest station, Birmingham Moor Street)

You won’t bat back and forth with this idea. DropShot in Digbeth is a multi-use activity bar like no other. Featuring a bar (cocktails and craft beers served), six Olympic grade table tennis tables, shuffleboards, pool tables, wood fired pizzas and an eclectic mix of music to suit all tastes.

Make the most of your night with a selection of packages, ranging from £15pp - £45pp that includes two different games, food, and drink!

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  • Location: Wharfside St (nearest station, Birmingham New Street)

New to Birmingham is cricket like you’ve never seen before. Sixes, is the home of social cricket, mixing the wonderful game with sumptuous BBQ-inspired food and sensational drink offerings.

Test your batting skills with Sixes best-in-class technology. Scores are recorded on a global leader board in a relaxed and social setting. Whether you’re going as a pair, or large groups, there’s enough batting time for everyone.

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Flight Club

  • Location: Temple Street, Birmingham (nearest station, Birmingham New Street)

You’ll hit the bullseye with Flight Club as they bring darts to the twenty-first century. Grab your family and friends together and get hooked on a variety of miniature dart games at your very own oche, all for just £10 per person!

And don’t worry if you aren’t quick at maths, this interactive venue does all the hard work for you. All you need to do is turn up, have fun and play.

Whether you are an expert dart sniper, or a complete beginner, everyone has the chance to win. Social darts also wouldn’t be complete without a selection of tasty treats and drinks. A complete unique experience for anyone looking for things to do in Birmingham.

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The Floodgate

  • Location: Floodgate St, Digbeth (nearest station, Birmingham Moor Street)

Slide your way to The Floodgate for a fun social game of curling! Yes, you heard us correctly, curling has come to Birmingham… with a neon slink twist of course.

Curl Club provides six lanes (three indoor, three outdoor) for you and your friends to show your curling capabilities. Aim for the target and see who walks out a champion! And, as this is social curling, you can also enjoy a nice cool beverage from the bar whilst singing and dancing to some of the latest tunes.

If curling isn’t for you, not to worry. The Floodgate also offers Bleachers Baseball and Pit Pat Table Golf.

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Roxy Ballroom

  • Location: Heath Mill Ln, Digbeth (nearest station, Birmingham Moor Street)

You’ll score a strike with this night out as Digbeth’s Roxy Ballroom brings ten pin bowling in Birmingham to life. From £8pp per game, you’ll enjoy some quality time with your nearest and dearest, sipping on cocktails (or soft drinks), tucking into pizzas, and munching on delectable sides.

What’s more, if you fancy trying out a different activity, you can try your potluck at some American pool, serve a few games of ping pong, bounce your way through beer pong, get nets in basketball, or give your aim a test with a fun game of shuffleboard.

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Ghetto Golf

  • Location: The Custard Factory, Birmingham (nearest station, Birmingham Moor Street)

If you’re looking for things to do in Birmingham with your mates, you’ll go crazy for Ghetto Golf. This 18-hole golfing adventure combines crazy golf with theatre, cocktails, DJs, and street food, all encapsulated by neon graffiti and incredible artwork as far as they eye can see. Certainly not one for the kids!

From just £12.50pp, you’ll get pure entertainment at its finest, as well as some great instagrammable shots!

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The Bear Grylls Adventure

  • Location: National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham (nearest station, Birmingham International)

Test your nerve at The Bear Grylls Adventure. Keep your wobbly knees at bay as you explore more than 36 obstacles on the High Ropes. At 65ft tall, this high rope is not for the faint hearted as it is also the tallest high rope course in Europe!

Alternatively, you can go on an adventure as you discover the climbing walls – all inspired by some of the world’s most breath-taking peaks. With over 20 routes to challenge yourself on, you’ll be in a rush to harness yourselves up and get ready for an epic climb.

Did you know, we also offer 2FOR1 to The Bear Grylls Adventure when you travel by train?

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Cliff Lakes

  • Location: Cliff, Tamworth (nearest station, Wilnecote)

Based in the heart of the Midlands is Cliff Lakes, a water park in the West Midlands that will get you creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Jump, bounce, and slide at the Aqua Park, tumble around on the park’s Aqua Chimp activity course, get in lane with some outdoor swimming, or try and stay dry by taking up paddleboarding. And remember, it’s not just for kids! The Park is suitable for all people aged 6+.

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Winter sports


  • Location: Leisure Island, Tamworth (nearest station, Tamworth)

Fancy taking on winter sports instead. Tamworth’s SnowDome is the place to be with a wide range of activities for all ages.

With real snow slopes, you can ski and snowboard at your leisure. If you’ve never skied or snowboarded before, SnowDome also offer ski and snowboarding lessons, as well as fun ski sessions to introduce you to the slippery world of snow.

For the kids, bring snow to them at any time of the year with the Snow Fun Park. A real snow playground with giant snow slides, treehouses, and snowball games.

Lastly, if you prefer gliding along, then why not book an ice skating session at the UK’s only ice track that surrounds the ice skating rink, offering an unparalleled ice skating facility?

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Bubble Soccer World

  • Location: Aston, Perry Barr, Coventry, Dudley, Halesowen, Shrewsbury, and Sutton.

If you’re a fanatic for football but don’t quite have Ronaldo’s skills, then have you ever thought about bubble football? Bubble Soccer World brings you the beautiful game in miniature form… but with added fun! Your friends and family will be your number one fan in no time as you enclose yourself in a specially designed inflatable zorb, bounce around and try and win bragging rights for the best game played.

And, if that doesn’t sound fun, there are also a host of alternative ‘game modes’ available to put your friends and family to the test, including 1v1 challenges, Bulldog and Last Man Standing.

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Horse racing

Wolverhampton Racecourse

  • Location: Dunstall Park, Wolverhampton (nearest station, Wolverhampton)

Hosting 80 horse fixtures across the year and several music events, Wolverhampton Racecourse is one of the UK’s busiest racecourses.

From summer, autumn and winter racing days, Ladies days, and other fun (non ‘horsey’) activities such as Madness Live, family fun days, and live music, we bet you’ll have a fab day out whatever you choose.

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Cheaper ways to travel by train

Travelling to these activities in the West Midlands needn’t break the bank. When you travel by train, you have many ticketing options to choose from to make your journey to adventure cheaper.

  • Book GroupSave and save 1/3 off your train travel (3+ people)
  • Book an Evening Return and get there and back for just £2.60
  • Book Off-Peak and get cheaper train travel.

All of this with 0% booking fees!

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