Your favourite things about living in Brum...

(6 Posts)
MNBirminghamLocalEd Sun 09-Mar-14 21:06:58

This site will be Mumsnet Local Site of the Week later this week.

We want to canvass your opinions, to ensure we put forward an unbiased view of what's great about living here.

Could you spare 5 mins to answer what you think is the...

1. Best thing about the area
2. Best child friendly cafe
3. Best child free night out
4. Best outside space
5. Best hidden gem
6. Best community venue
7. Best free visitor attraction
8. Best day out
9. Best place to shop

Thank you for taking part thanks

BillyBollyBrum Fri 14-Mar-14 21:25:00

1.Best thing about the area - Great rail links to everywhere
2. Best child friendly café - Verdo Erdington
3. Best child free night out - Mailbox
4. Best outside space - Sutton Park
5. Best hidden gem - Jewellery Quarter
6. Best community venue - ICC
7. Best free visitor attraction - Nature Centre
8. Best day out - West Mids Safari Park or Drayton Manor
9. Best place to shop - Mailbox

KingsHeathen Fri 14-Mar-14 21:34:45

1. Best thing about the area- very easy to get out of (as long as you avoid M5)
2. Best child friendly cafe- Manic Organic (in a sling, or once past buggy stage)
3. Best child free night out - not sure what one of those is!
4. Best outside space- Birmingham Botanical Gardens, fantastic for small children, can let them off the leash safely with no cars no dogs. Clent Hills (B60) comes pretty close too.
5. Best hidden gem - The Pugin RC Cathedral maybe? not sure what is meant by this question... My House? grin
6. Best community venue- MAC
7. Best free visitor attraction - BMAG, new library (Nature centre isn't free!!)
8. Best day out - Severn Valley Railway
9. Best place to shop - depends what one's buying! I like the independent shops around Kings Heath and Moseley, but not much use if one needs a new vacuum wink

BillyBollyBrum Fri 14-Mar-14 22:30:56

Totally right about nature centre but is free for under 4s and very cheap for what you get.

KingsHeathen Fri 14-Mar-14 23:12:31

I agree, it's a complete bargain!

Great place to see "pike-u-porns" too wink

MNBirminghamLocalEd Sat 15-Mar-14 14:50:23

Thanks, people! Brilliant to get some other perspectives. Will get some of those in… (but not Kingsheathen's first answer shock! I'm sure it's meant to be a feel-good piece!)

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