For the first time in 20 years the ICC Cricket World Cup returns home to England and Wales! We cannot wait to be one the hosts for the most anticipated sporting events this summer here in Birmingham!
 

Edgbaston Cricket Ground will accommodate five matches throughout the tournament:
 

19 June 2019- New Zealand v South Africa

26 June 2019- New Zealand v Pakistan

30 June 2019- England v India

2 July 2019- Bangladesh v India

11 July 2019- Second Semi-final (2 v 3)


10 April marked 50 days to go until the start of the tournament and in celebration we are posting 50 amazing things to see and do inbetween as Birmingham counts down to the big event!...


 

50 days to go! - Plan your visit to ICC Cricket World Cup Super Saturday + Trophy Tour

Held in Victoria Square, the Super Saturday event on Saturday 20 April will be a mega celebration bringing the Cricket World Cup to life  - There will be a DJ, live performances, street cricket, a photo opportunity with the trophy (make sure you share your visit with us using #CWCBirmingham), interactive activities and special guests as excitement builds ahead of the greatest celebration of cricket this summer. 


 

49 days to go! – Dine at Carters of Moseley

Situated just a stones throw away from Edgbaston Cricket Ground, you’d be barmy to not taste the best of Brum!

Carters of Moseley are one of five Michelin Starred restaurants in the region offering an exceptional ‘must try’ dining experience. 

The restaurant’s menus are developed by following the rhythms of the season and you can expect a style of cooking where the focus is on nature, with particular attention to wild foraged flora and fauna indigenous to the UK.


 

48 days to go - Release your inner crazy at Ghetto Golf

How far would you be willing to travel for the filthiest, naughtiest and tastiest food this world has to offer?

Well how does a trip to Digbeth sound? An evening at Ghetto Golf offers a twisted 18-hole crazy golf experience like no other, as well as an exceptional cocktail bar, live DJ’s, amazing graffiti and artwork and some seriously good food!

Situated in the heart of Digbeth within the Custard Factory, this is your chance to enjoy a night in the ‘Coolest neighbourhood in Britain’!


 

47 days to go - Bottoms up, bottomless brunching at Bank
 

*Disclaimer bottoms must be worn*🙊

Celebrate making it through the week with a delish brunch and endless drinks! Every Saturday 11.30am to 4.00pm, join Bank Birmingham on their stunning back terrace whilst listening to the sounds of soft Saturday tunes.

Choose 3 courses from their fabulous Brunch Menu, and enjoy a Mimosa, a Bellini or a glass of Prosecco…all for just £20*

If you want to make it even more of an occasion, go bottomless on your drinks for an extra £20**

Brunch Reservations are for a 2 hour period with the last sitting at 2.00pm

* One drink per person at any one time
** Bottomless drinks offer is valid for the duration of the 2 hours from the reservation time


46 days to go -  Relax and unwind at The Belfry, it’s been a long week


 

The Belfry is the perfect pampering retreat, with 16 luxurious treatment rooms, an elegant relaxation room and a stylish finishing studio. Whether you just fancy a one-off treatment with a spot of lunch or an overnight spa break with all the works, The Belfry offers packages to cater for all your needs.

Slippers, robes and towels are all included so all you have to do is bring yourself, relax and enjoy!  

Book Here

 

45 days to go -  Kick start the Easter holidays with an eggciting trip to Cadbury World 


So, the Easter holidays have begun and what better way to start than a trip to the home of chocolate lovers. Learn fun facts about how Cadbury World was created right here in Bournville Birmingham, the history of the Cadbury family plus a jam-packed Easter events programme showcasing a brand new live show from Mr Cadbury’s Parrot and the missing eggs, a visit from the Easter Bunny, an Easter egg trail and so much more!
 

Learn more about all the eggstravagant things going on here- https://visitbirmingham.com/whats-on/egg-citing-surprises-in-store-at-cadbury-world-this-easter-p1337191
 

44 days to go - Let the e-games begin! The UK’s biggest gaming festival Insomnia makes a return
 

This April the UK’s biggest gaming festival; Insomnia is back. You can expect a weekend of nonstop gaming, from cutting edge VR technology to re visiting some of your favourite old school arcade games.

An expected 50,000 visitors are due to grace the NEC with their gaming passion and interest so if you love all things gaming this is one not to be missed!

More info here.
 

43 days to go - Be one of the first to dine at Brum's brand new Park restaurant!


If eating in a park restaurant has never been on your to do list, it will be now! Former 'The Boathouse' has had a breath of new life and been transformed into a luxurious restaurant, offering an exceptional dining experience in stunning surrounds. The Bracebridge sits perfectly on the edge of Bracebridge Pool in the heart of Sutton Park, the perfect spot for the beautiful weather to come!
 

The official opening date is Thursday 18th April 2019- More info here.

 

42 days to go - Will Sky by The Water’s new Easter Cocktails bring out your bad behaviour on Good Friday?

As of tomorrow, newly transformed rooftop cocktail bar Sky by The Water; conveniently located within Resorts World and within minutes walk of NEC and Genting Arena will offer two new deliciously creamy cocktails finished with real creme eggs and crushed mini eggs! 

Perfect for a sweet tooth🍸 and those wanting to try something special. 


 

41 days to go - Last chance to get your ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy selfie

If you haven't sniffed, touched or got a selfie with the CWC Trophy yet, what on Earth are you waiting for?! After beginning its journey on 27 August 2018 at the ICC headquarters in Dubai, the #CWCTrophyTour has travelled across five continents, 21 countries and over 60 cities, making it the “most connected Trophy Tour ever”!

This is your last chance to get up close and personal with the Trophy! Find out more here.


 

40 days to go - You may have had an adventure, but have you ever had a Bear Grylls adventure?!

Test your limits as you take on some of the world's most incredible mental and physical challenges inspired by Bear’s love of adventure. We’ll get you geared up and ready to climb, dive, fly, zip, leap, scramble and explore. Escape the ordinary and push yourself to achieve the remarkable at The Bear Grylls Adventure.


39 days to go - 1 week to go until the Vaisakhi Mela

Vaisakhi open air celebrations in Handsworth Park is a FREE family event open to all members of the community and includes Sikh cultural activities, a children’s inflatable play area, arts and crafts exhibitions, sports and entertainment. 

Come along and witness the cosmopolitan, vibrant unity of the city along with over 100,000 expected others. Find out more here.


38 days to go - Film fans, let your voice be heard, make your votes count

One of Birmingham's best outdoor spots Brindleyplace is hosting this year’s Film Festival. To ensure your fav film is on the big screen make your vote now

Brindleyplace also boasts a top selection of Canalside restaurants and attractions for you to enjoy, so keep the dates  15 - 21 July free for what’s set to be an unmissable festival.

Are you in? Keep coming back each day to keep up with our 50 things to see and do!



37 days to go -  Take the little nippers to LEGOLAND®

The LEGO® Movie Days at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre – event on until 28th April!

There’s nothing like a family trip to LEGOLAND® when in Birmingham city centre and this Easter, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Birmingham is hosting the ultimate celebration of the new THE LEGO® MOVIE™ 2! 
Join Emmet, Wyldstyle and the gang with exclusive building activities, out-of-this-world character experiences, interactive photo opportunities and more! It’s going to be AWESOME!

Event highlights include:
•    Meet Emmet and Wyldstyle!
•    Help Emmet find his friends in the MINILAND scavenger hunt!
•    Contribute to a cool mosaic build and add a building to Bricksburg in MINILAND!

This event is included within in the standard admission price, pre-booking is strongly advised.

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