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Chocolate heaven and performing dogs

Shirley is in a prime spot for a host of attractions Near Birmingham. Whether you're attending an event at the NEC, watching a cricket match at Edgbaston or flying off somewhere from Birmingham Airport, you're perfectly placed here. In the town itself, the much-loved Shirley Park has an outdoor gym, tennis courts, ornamental gardens and a dog agility area where athletic pets can tackle obstacles.

Visit Cadbury World

Those with a sweet tooth won't want to miss this chocolate utopia. Learn all about the story behind Britain's most famous chocolate, see how your favourite bar is made and, of course, sample a treat or two. The kids can even go on a journey with their favourite Cadbury characters in the all-new 4D Chocolate Adventure.

Get active at Ackers Adventure

Are you ready for action? Hit the ski slope or race down the tobogganing hill at this fabulous outdoor activity centre. Those with a head for heights can scale the climbing walls, abseil or plunge off the Tower Drop. You can also have a go at the jungle challenge course or sharpen your archery skills. On the water, paddle a kayak or go bell-boating. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Shirley? Travelodge Birmingham Maypole Hotel is less than 3 miles from the town. Other Nearby options include the Travelodge Birmingham Sheldon Hotel and Travelodge Birmingham Yardley Hotel.