From nostalgic retro-style arcades to thrilling competitive baking, captivating board game cafes, seriously crazy golf, and immersive sport experiences, here’s our local experts guide to some of the best fun to be had indoors in Birmingham, alone, on a date or with family and friends.

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The Big Birmingham Bake

Channel your inner Mary Berry at The Big Birmingham Bake, as you experience 90-minutes of cake, cream and friendly competition.

All taking place under an iconic marquee, you’ll be provided with the tools, tips and ingredients required to become a star baker. So, roll up your sleeves, put on your apron, and get ready for an unforgettable baking experience.

Flight Club 

In a league of its own, Flight Club Birmingham is the go-to venue for social darts!

Here, you can put your dart-throwing skills to the test while enjoying delicious cocktails and mouthwatering sharing plates, all within the confines of your own designated playing area.

Enjoy fast-paced multiplayer games, groundbreaking dart-tracking technology, instant scoring and a slick and intuitive user interface. And with multiple throw lines to level the playing field, even a complete beginner can win on the day!


Located in the heart of Digbeth, NQ64 Birmingham is a retro-style arcade combining classic games and consoles with game-themed cocktails and craft beers.

You can expect to find iconic arcade games such as PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Track & Field, Street Fighter 2 and Space Invaders, as well as classic consoles including the N64, Megadrive and SNES - a 90’s nostalgia trip!

Chance and Counters 

Get your geek on at Chance and Counters, a board game lovers paradise nestled away inside the iconic Custard Factory.

With 600 games to choose from, you’ll find everything from nostalgic family favourites to the latest and greatest new releases.

Complete your experience with one of their indulgent milkshakes and comfort food dishes, or if you’re looking to make an evening of it, they serve a great selection of craft beers, cocktails and fine wines.


Eat, drink and bat at Sixes, Birmingham's immersive indoor cricket experience.

Combining the age-old game of cricket with cutting edge sports technology, the experience offers a range of levels of difficulty and challenges players to test their batting skills against some of the World’s greatest bowlers.

This exciting and interactive experience, combined with their show-stopping cocktails and delicious food, is sure to leave you bowled over.

Lane 7 

Lane 7 is serious business in Birmingham, with the retro bowling alley recently having opened its second venue in the city.

This one-stop-shop for entertainment offers activities such as bowling, shuffleboard, beer pong, karaoke and retro gaming. After all that fun, you can indulge in great cocktails, hard shakes, and alcoholic slushies.

Golf Fang

Combining seriously crazy golf, cocktails, DJs and street food, Golf Fang is one of Birmingham’s coolest spots and anything but an average golf course.

The venue is open seven days a week, from midday to 1am on most days, so whether you’re looking for a fun afternoon date idea, or a livelier pre-night out activity, Golf Fang is the place to be.

F1 Arcade 

F1 Arcade, the world's first fully immersive Formula 1 racing simulation experience, has now opened in Birmingham!

The arcade brings the excitement, glamour and thrills of Formula 1® to Birmingham with racing 53 bespoke full-motion racing simulators, featuring motion and audio-visual effects to fully immerse you in the action.

Check out our full list of recommendation for gamers and experiential seekers here.