You'll find the Second City is great place to get out and enjoy sport, embracing many alternatives to football.
From American Football to Zombie Walks, this is a city that has something for everyone to get out and enjoy. Whether you want to be watching in the stands, on the sidelines or out in the thick of it, here are Birmingham's top sporting events and activities to come see and enjoy!
Are you good at finding car keys? Do you know where's Wally been hiding? This could be your chance to put your finding skills to the test with a city wide treasure hunt!
The Second City makes a first class playground for the ultimate treasure hunt as you explore our wonderful city, looking for clues in one of Britain's largest and most beautiful cities. Perhaps not a sporting event but treasure hunting throughout a city is something you do not want to miss.
Some people call it a Demolition Derby, we call it Extreme Dodgems. Either way, if you're a fan of stock cars or dodgems, this is for you.
Enjoy an evening of watching stock car drivers race and smash their way to glory on a Saturday night. If that's not good enough and you want to get closer to the action, why don't you hop into the driving seat? Get behind the wheel yourself! Enjoy an adrenaline fueled night of watching cars smash and rubber burn at Extreme dodgems!
Are you a budding Sherlock Holmes or a wannabe of Jonathan Creek? Here is a chance to test your detective skills as you search for clues and solve puzzles as you try to escape from a locked room! 3 separate rooms, 3 separate stories and 3 separate keys to be found.
Keyhunter is a new and growing attraction in Birmingham, where budding detectives and mystery solvers try to find their way out of a locked room. Great place for family and friends or corporate events where working as a team is valuable for your escape.
Located in South side in Sherlock Street, where once stood a music shop where Arthur Conan Doyle bought a violin from. Coincidence?
American football fans, you're in the right city as Birmingham is home to the Birmingham Lions, who have finished this season undefeated, and the Birmingham Bulls, UK's oldest American football team. Come out and watch a home game; it's not to be missed.
If watching in the stands not good enough for you, sign up and join in! Become a Birmingham Bull!
For cricket fans, Edgbaston Cricket Ground cannot be missed. The second largest cricketing venue in the UK, after Lord's cricket ground, it is home to many key moments in cricket history. It was at Edgbaston, in 1957, where Peter May and Colin Cowdrey scored 411 wickets, still the highest scoring partnership in the sport. Recently hosted an Ashes test match, Edgbaston is the heart of cricket in the Midlands.
Come to Edgbaston and watch a game at their world class cricket ground for an unforgettable experience.
Come and watch future world class athletes and olympians compete at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium. Besides being a great music venue, Alexander Stadium has hosted the British Grand Prix. An annual athletics competition that shows the best of British athletics has to offer.
Whether you're a diehard fan or have an interest in athletics, come to the Alexander Stadium and watch world records be broken.
Do you love Shaun of the Dead? Walking Dead? Or just dressing up and acting like a zombie? Then, this event is right for you!
For the seventh year in a row, Zombie Walk Birmingham has grown larger each and every year with people taking to the street, strutting their best zombie walk as they raise money for Birmingham Children's Hospital.
A wonderful event to take part in and it's for a great cause. Have you consider doing it yourself? Come on, everyone's dying to do it!
Dragon Boat Race
You must have heard that Birmingham has more canals than Venice. Our canals also have the most dragons.
Each year, we have our annual Brindleyplace Dragonboat Festival as traditional Chinese longboats take to the waters and race through our scenic and historic waterways. An annual race, it has grown each year, drawing more boats and more crowds. As well as watching the race, there's food and craft market with Chinese themed street performers. It is just a fantastic event for the whole family to enjoy.
Racing fans cannot miss the chance to burn rubber at Birmingham's Grand Prix Karting. The circuit is one of the most famous outdoor go kart raceways in the UK, the course is like a professional track with go-karts that can go to speeds of 50mph! It is a great place for events and parties, from birthday parties and corporate events to stag dos and hen parties.
Whether you're a Formula 1 fan or enjoy a drive, you are going to have a great time at Grand Prix Karting.
Have you seen them all before? Perhaps this is a new one you, come down to the Birmingham Futsal Arena and watch the Birmingham Blitz Dames compete in roller derby. Founding member of the British roller derby community, the Blitz Dames are giants in the sport and it's utterly amazing to watch.
Those were our top sporting events and activities to come see and join in. Which would you start first?For more information about living in Birmingham, whether you're buying or renting, talk to a member of our team today.