Things to See and Do in the Midlands for a Great Day Out with Friends.

The Midlands is one of our favourite places to visit in the UK. With picturesque villages, bustling towns, a rich heritage and a fabulous selections of shops and restaurants to explore, there is always something to see and do. If you are planning your next day out with friends, here are a few of our top tips of places to visit and things to see and do in the Midlands for a memorable day.

Pottery Class and Lunch for Two at The World of Wedgwood

Wedgwood Master Potters

Let your creative juices flow with a fantastic pottery class and lunch at the World of Wedgewood, the UK’s most iconic museum of pottery manufacturers. Start your day with coffee and shortbread on arrival and then witness inspirational pottery techniques refined for over 250 years with a self-guided tour.

You will be able to gather inspirational ideas before you get hands-on creating your own pottery masterpiece, an exciting opportunity to create something unique and meaningful to you.  The revered skilled craftsmen will help you apply the Wedgewood twist to your creation.

Your pottery class will be followed by a delicious two-course lunch with a selection of sweet and savoury dishes.  A selection of teas catering for every taste, served in the finest Wedgewood china will take your breath away. Enjoy a day with friends with this deliciously creative experience!

Surely one of the nicest things to do for a day out in the Midlands. Visit the World of Wedgwood . . .

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Gardens and Lunch for Two

Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Stratford Upon Avon

Visit Anne Hathaway’s twelve-roomed farmhouse, a stunning 600-year-old cottage and learn about the early life of William Shakespeare’s wife. One of the most romantic places to visit in the Midlands where William Shakespeare would have enjoyed an early courtship with Anne, this visitor attraction welcomes visitors to relive this famous love story.

Built in 1463, originally comprising of just three rooms, the cottage has undergone various improvements over the years including an extension. You will be able to see some rare family items, including the Hathaway four-posted bed, a beautifully carved piece of furniture.

You will be able to stroll through the stunning grounds of the 9 acre woodland, orchards and gardens and have a light lunch at the café with breath-taking views of the Cottage.

Discover Anne Hathaway’s home . . .

Luxury Train Experience with Fine Dining for Two on the Northern Belle

Belmond Northern Belle Luxury Train

This is an exceptional opportunity to experience the glamour and travel in the luxurious style of the 1930s. Journey through beautiful countryside and picturesque towns and villages. You will enjoy this railway adventure in elegant, individually designed carriages which have been meticulously restored by the country’s top craftsmen.

Your journey begins with a red carpet experience as you step on board the Northern Belle. Once seated sip champagne and tuck into tasty canapes. Entertainment from strolling musicians and awe-inspiring magicians will keep you enthralled before you satisfy your taste buds with an exquisite dining experience. Choose from a mouthwatering four-course lunch or dinner bursting with flavour from locally sourced ingredients, from the table d’hôte menu and paired with a fine wine.

All aboard the Northern Belle . . .

Afternoon Tea in the Midlands

Coombe Abbey Afternoon Tea, West Midlands.

There’s always time for tea. Girls Afternoon Tea has a gorgeous selection of afternoon tea experiences for you to browse. From the elegant surrounds of Coombe Abbey to the splendour of Warwick Castle and delicious teas created by the acclaimed Marco Pierre White, there is plenty to choose from. You could even enjoy a river cruise with a fine dining afternoon tea experience.

Take a moment and browse our fabulous venues for afternoon tea in the Midlands . . .