Our top 6 reasons to visit Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games this year.

Birmingham is this year’s chosen venue for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. There are endless things to see, do and enjoy in Birmingham to make sure you don’t miss out on seeing it all, why not book a stay at the luxurious Brockencote Hall hotel, only 50 minutes away from the centre of the city. We’ve picked out top 6 reasons to extend your trip to Birmingham following the Commonwealth Games. 

A multi-sport event established in 1930 for members of the Commonwealth, today the Games feature 6,600 sports men and women from across 71 nations and territories.


1. Have fun at the CultureFest

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In a month-long celebration as part of the Commonwealth Games, the Warwick District Culture Festival aims to showcase and celebrate the incredible arts and heritage venues, artists, and creatives in the area. The CultureFest will take place across Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick, Kenilworth, and Whitnash from Saturday 16 July to Sunday 21 August 2022, with events and activities starting as early as March.

Adding real value to the Commonwealth Games, the CultureFest will provide visitors with a lasting memory of Warwick’s District and inspire them to discover new experiences and emerging talent.

Brockencote Hall is approximately 50 minutes from the furthest location of the CultureFest, Royal Leamington Spa. 


2. Explore Birmingham’s fascinating history and heritage

Known as the ‘City of a Thousand Trades’, Birmingham exudes a rich working heritage.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the city by exploring the brilliant Black Country Living Museum, get a taste for 19th-century neighbourhoods in the National Trust’s atmospheric Back to Backs, or enjoy a leisurely browse around the modern-day Jewellery Quarter. Boasting various independent retailers, the Jewellery Quarter is one of the most unique locations in the UK. To really step back in time, why not visit the moving war memorial at Birmingham’s Hall of Memory? Dedicated to those who sacrificed their lives in the First and Second World Wars.

After all the exploring and learning it’s important to relax and enjoy a break for yourself, which you can experience at our stunning Brockencote Hall Hotel, a luxury hotel that offers a blissful stay, perfect to slink off to after all your adventures in Birmingham. 

Brockencote Hall is approximately 35 minutes from Black Country Living Museum, Jewellery Quarter and Birmingham’s Hall of Memory. 


3. Explore the City’s arts and culture

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The Commonwealth Games venues will be at the heart of the city, which has a huge amount of culture and is home to a wide variety of attractions such as the award-winning science museum ThinkTank, and the unusual but equally interesting Coffin Works museum.

For an arty afternoon, head to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery located in the heart of the city, or explore a stunning range of contemporary and fine art masterpieces at the Ikon Gallery and The Barber Institute of Fine Arts. If reading is your muse, then satisfy your literary cravings with a walk around the impressive Library of Birmingham, the largest public library in the UK.

Brockencote Hall is approximately 45 minutes from ThinkTank, Coffin Works, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Ikon Gallery and The Barber Institute of Fine Arts. 


4. Shopping and Partying

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A must visit place in Birmingham is the city’s iconic Bullring Shopping Centre. Here you’ll find all of your favourite shops under one roof, making it the perfect day out. If you’re looking for something a little different, take a walk to Birmingham’s Rag Market, home to an extensive range of eccentric stalls, from home and textiles to fashion and stationery.

To experience Birmingham’s nightlife, head to Broad Street where you’ll be greeted with an eclectic mix of bars, pubs and lively nightclubs. There’s also the Birmingham REP Theatre, Symphony Hall, or the Hippodrome to experience an evening of marvellous musical, theatrical, dancing and comedic performances in the city.

Brockencote Hall is approximately 45 minutes from Bullring Shopping Centre, Rag Market, REP Theatre, Symphony Hall and the Hippodrome. 


5. Make the most of family days out

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The Commonwealth Games venues provide a great opportunity to spend time together as a family. 

For a sweet day out as a family, head to Cadbury World, the perfect destination for chocolate lovers. Discover the tale of Cadbury’s chocolate from the very beginning and enjoy a cocoa bean ride through the chocolate river, guaranteed to leave a smile on every child’s face.

To witness one of the UK’s only 360° ocean tunnels, a trip to The National Sea Life Centre is a must. Offering hours of fun for all the family, the Sea Life Centre is home to more than 2,000 creatures, from penguins and turtles to octopuses and sharks. Or explore the city together by boat cruising down one of Birmingham’s many scenic canals this Summer.

Why not extend your family days out further in Birmingham by enjoying a family staycation at our luxurious Brockencote Hall Hotel, our private lodge makes for the ideal intimate stay for families to enjoy after a day of exploring Birmingham. 

Brockencote Hall is approximately 30 minutes from Cadbury World and The National Sea Life Centre.


6. A picturesque retreat to Brockencote Hall Hotel

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Whatever you choose to enjoy your trip in the city of Birmingham, you’ll need somewhere to retreat to after all that exploring. Our beautiful hotel situated in the scenic countryside of Worcestershire, Brockencote Hall Hotel stands tall within 70 acres of glorious grounds with a beautiful lake. Only a 50-minute drive away from Birmingham, this Victorian manor house has everything for a blissful getaway. Indulge in a splendid Afternoon Tea or indulge with a taste of fine dining in the Chaddesley Restaurant where you can enjoy panoramic rural views. Enjoy all this and more before another busy day ahead celebrating the Commonwealth Games.

Make the most of your stay in Birmingham in this idyllic setting and call us on 01562 777876 or book online.

Enjoy celebrating the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this year. Extend your stay by booking a night away in our stunning Brockencote Hall Hotel, and enjoy a staycation in Birmingham.