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There is a lot going for the area and it’s easy to see why.  The beautiful village is so close the city centre but seems a lifetime away from it in terms of the vibe, which is neighbourly, friendly, somehow intimate and definitely quintessentially English.

Chocoholics Paradise

You can’t really mention Bournville without taking about chocolate.  Whilst Cadbury may no longer be British-owned, you can still visit the original factory at Cadbury World.  Here, you can learn about the history of Mr John Cadbury in a self-guided exhibition and discover how chocolate is made from bean to bar.  This half term until 4th November the Scream Factor show runs every hour from 12pm and there are prizes for the best scary dress-up costume!

Step Back in Time

The grand Tudor manor house of Selly Manor Museum is in the heart of Bournville.  Here you can try on replica period costumes including armour, and really get a feel for how life was over 500 years ago. Selly Manor has a priest hole in the garret and you can also explore the parlour and bed chamber.

Included with your ticket is a free children’s trail which helps little ones to explore the museum in a fun, interactive way and there are activity boxes for a real hands-on experience.

Bouncing High!

The craze for trampolining is showing no signs of slowing down as more dedicated centres are springing up across the country!  Rush Trampoline Park is an absolutely brilliant 35,000 square foot centre dedicated solely to getting airborne in as many ways as possible!  You can try out a trapeze, battle beam, assault course or slacklines and once you’ve honed your skills, head to the high-performance area.  ‘Rush After Dark’ runs from 15th October to 29th December every Saturday from 6pm, where the lights are turned down and the UV and music is turned up!  There’s a café and licensed bar on site though of course bouncing after consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited.  A word of caution, this place can get busy, so pre-booking is advised.