Best things to do around Birmingham by car

If you’re planning on heading out of Birmingham for the weekend, or even just for a day trip, we’ve got you covered. At Jaunt, we’re all about opening up opportunities for drivers so we’ve come up with a quick list of great things you can do by car around Birmingham.

Alton Towers

A thrill-seeker at heart? If you want an adrenaline-packed day out, you could check out Alton Towers, just over an hour away from the city centre. Alton Towers is the U.K’s biggest theme park and offers a range of rollercoasters for all levels of thrill-seekers. If you want to make it a weekend break, you can even book accommodation at the park.

Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)

If you’re planning on more of a relaxing evening, then a night at the RSC could be the trip for you. Home to the plays of William Shakespeare – aka the best writer of all time – a night at the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon offers the chance to enjoy some of the greatest plays ever written.

Whether you fancy checking out Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet or you’re more of a Macbeth kinda person, the RSC offers a great evening out and is less than an hour away from Birmingham city centre. If you want to get the most out of your day trip, you can also explore some of the great food and drink that Stratford-upon-Avon has to offer.

Wrekin Hills

Perfect for if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, Wrekin Hills in Telford offers a beautiful countryside walk just 45 minutes away. The hills are home to some of the world’s oldest rocks and its hilltop walk offers some insta-worthy views across the whole of the midlands.

Moseley Bog

Sticking to the countryside theme but a little closer to home, Moseley Bog offers a more local alternative for your nature-based day trip. Famous for being a favourite of JRR Tolkein, Moseley Bog’s nature reserve offers peaceful woodlands and country walks for a peaceful day trip out of the city centre.


Where does Jaunt come in?

With Jaunt’s short-term insurance, it doesn’t even matter if you don’t have your own car. With a Jaunt policy, you can just borrow a friend or family member’s motor for your out-of-Birmingham trip. The policy is super flexible too so you can get insured on the car or van for the exact amount of time you need it, for as little as an hour or up to a full 30 days.

Another great advantage of Jaunt is that if you do end up having an accident in another driver’s car, their no-claims bonus won’t be affected. Although, while the vehicle owner’s NCB won’t be affected, claims will need to be made in the name of the driver on the Jaunt policy and so this could impact their future premiums

If you’re interested, check out our short-term car insurance guide for more info or even get a quote right now by answering a few simple questions.