Family activities outside New Hall Hotel & Spa

Family activities outside New Hall Hotel & Spa

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Enjoy an array of family fun and activities, in the surrounding area near to New Hall Hotel & Spa!


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Twycross Zoo

Now celebrating 50 years of great value family fun, Twycross Zoo is famous for its world renowned primate collection and is the only place in the UK that you can see all four types of great ape – gorilla, chimpanzee, orang utan and bonobo.

Set in more than 80 acres, they are also home to the most critically endangered big cat on earth, the Amur leopard, and the rare and magnificent snow leopard, as well as around 650 other animals from almost 150 species. As well as the great apes, our collection also includes elephants, meerkats, penguins, gibbons, otters, giant tortoises, marmosets, mini beasts and lots of monkeys! The keepers also present regular talks and feeds where you can learn more about many of the animals.

Family facilities at Twycross Zoo also include:

• Soft play for children aged 0 – 12 years • Zoo gift shop • Kids Zone with outdoor play, mini beasts, Twycross Express train ride & Pets at Twycross • Nature Reserve – an important native wetlands habitat

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Looking to visit the zoo as part of your stay at New Hall Hotel and Spa?

Add adult or childrens tickets when reserving your room or speak to our Reception team when checking in at the Hotel.


Cadbury World

Open all year round.

Cadbury World is an adventure into the world of chocolate. From humble beginnings in a shop in Birmingham, the Cadbury brothers created a chocolate empire that has factories around the world. The Cadbury factory at Bournville has a visitor centre that is dedicated to the history of chocolate.

There is also an excellent factory shop where visitors can purchase a wide range of Cadbury products at factory prices. A restaurant can be found on site and there is a play area for children. 

Special features include a 3D video story and an interactive theatre, which deals not only with chocolate, its manufacture and its advertising, but also provides an insight into the Cadbury family, who created the UK's favourite chocolate produce.


Drayton Manor Park & Zoo

Open all Summer.

Everyone’s favourite theme park, packed with a host of great rides and attractions set in 280 acres of lakes and parkland, Drayton Manor features some of the biggest, wettest and scariest rides around!

Apocalypse is the world’s first stand up tower drop, Shockwave is Europe’s only stand up rollercoaster and the incredible G-Force is a rollercoaster ride like you’ve never had before! This £3 million ride takes terrified thrillseekers through a series of high banked twists and turns at speeds of up to 70 kph at 4.3 Gs, whilst hanging by the hip!

There’s also a host of fantastic family entertainment with Excalibur – a Dragon’s Tale, the Pirate Adventure, Drayton Manor’s live theatres - and the Drunken Barrels is fantastic new fun for all the family! Thomas Land is packed with rides just for younger children.

Don't forget to visit the Drayton Manor Zoo, which is home to over a hundred species from throughout the world – plus Dinosaurland, museums, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants – and much more! It’s a fantastic fun-filled day for everyone! 

The National Sea Life Centre

Open all year round.

At the National Sea Life centre in Birmingham, you can take an amazing marine voyage beneath the waves, by viewing many different sealife species! Visit our Rock Pool, where you can hold a crab or even a starfish.

Perfect for a family day out, you can see the UK's first Hammerhead Sharks and walk through our 1 million litre underwater tunnel full of sharks & tropical fish! You can meet our 2 largest residents, Molokai and Gulliver the sea turtles.

There are over 60 spectacular displays including rockpools, turtle breeding and awesome tropical features and over 1,000 creatures at the centre, including Sharks, Seahorses, Otters and Rays. You can also help to save the whales, by joining our campaign and there is a children's play area and cafe open all day long.




Open all year round.

At Thinktank, you will find four floors of hands-on exhibits and historical collections, that will amaze and inspire you, showing you the science of the world all around us. From galleries and exhibitions to an exciting programme of events and activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Whilst here, you can discover the past, investigate the present, find the future and view our collections with your family, through our big exhibitions and hands-on galleries. Come and visit Thinktank, where you can watch science and history come alive in unique and amazing ways!



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