Summer in the City! Bring the family to the JQ

Escape the hustle and bustle of Birmingham city centre and spend the day exploring the historic Jewellery Quarter! Only a short 20-minute walk from Birmingham New Street, make the journey into an experience by taking the Train (10 min) or the Metro (8 min) to the Jewellery Quarter station on Vyse Street. Watch family-friendly shows at The Blue Orange Theatre including … Read More

Popular attraction urgently seeks additional investors

Readers may be aware that two weeks ago a popular Jewellery Quarter attraction, Wonderful World of Trains and Planes, announced that they had closed their doors for good. This unique attraction, at 3 Mary Ann street, opened in July 2014. The venue became a popular staple in Birmingham, offering an educational and entertaining experience for families, tourists and schools while … Read More

Summer of fun at Wonderful World of Trains & Planes

The Wonderful World of Trains and Planes(WWTP) is on track for a thrilling summer of fun with a children’s book charity drive, train simulators, competitions and promotions all on offer during the holiday period at the Birmingham based attraction. A new charity drive will see WWTP stock copies of the popular children’s book Peter’s Railway, by author Christopher Vine, at … Read More

The Countdown is on for Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter Festival

The Jewellery Quarter is gearing up to welcome its second annual festival, which is set to be bigger and better than before. From Friday July 22nd – Sunday 24th July, the Quarter will be taken over by performers, food stalls, free activities and more, making it the stand out Jewellery Quarter event of the year. The festival will kick start … Read More

WWTP gets in gear to host ‘mini Motofest’

A ‘mini Motofest’ event featuring performance cars from the UK’s largest city centre car festival is to roar into action at The Wonderful World of Trains and Planes (WWTP), Birmingham’s newest family attraction.  WWTP will host cars of all shapes and sizes on Sunday 29 May for a Super Sunday of high octane action, celebrating the Coventry Motofest event. Coventry Motofest … Read More

Family Fun this Easter Holiday in the Jewellery Quarter

Bring the family to the Jewellery Quarter this Easter with a variety of events and attractions throughout the holiday to keep kids busy and parents happy. To help you along the way we have broken down the family friendly attractions around the Jewellery Quarter to help you plan that perfect day out whether it’s fun, educational, or a bit of … Read More

Family Fun at Wonderful World of Trains & Planes this Easter

It’s on track for an exciting Easter at WWTP with launch of Design a Train competition, Flight School and egg hunt Visitors to The Wonderful World of Trains and Planes(WWTP) are in for a trio of Easter treats with a Design a Train competition, new Flight School and egg hunt all launched during the holiday period. The new Design a Train … Read More

Air Traffic Control Experience Opens At Wonderful World of Trains & Planes

Did you know there are on average 320 flight movements a day at Birmingham Airport which are managed by a team of just nine people? The work is so concentrated that there are strict time limits imposed – a maximum of two hours at any one stretch. Get a real sense of what happens behind the scenes at a busy international … Read More

JQ Festival Open Studios Blog

From now until Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter festival, Tina Francis will be bringing you the latest insights and updates about the Open Studios Trail. You can download the trail dates to your calendar here. Tina is a tapestry maker and resident of the Jewellery Quarter, for more of her work you can follow her on Twitter. For general news and updates about the Festival … Read More