BIA day trips

All home and international students, and their friends and families, are welcome to come on the weekend day trips that BIA run during term-time.

To purchase a ticket for any of the following trips, please visit our online shop. 

The ticket price covers the coach to the destination and your return journey back to the University of Birmingham.  It does not cover any entrance fees for any of the attractions you may wish to see during your visit.

Charlecote Park and Stratford Upon Avon: Saturday 17 October 2015

Spend the morning at Charlecote Park, a grand 16th century country house, surrounded by its own deer park, on the banks of the River Avon near Wellesbourne and the afternoon in Stratford Upon Avon exploring the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

National Trust website

Visit Stratford Upon Avon

Coach Ticket Price: £10 (Includes entrance into Charlecote)


Cambridge: Saturday 31 October 2015

Spend the day in Cambridge , a city on the River Cam in eastern England, home to the University of Cambridge, founded in the 13th century. University colleges include King’s, famed for its chapel and choir, Trinity, founded by Henry VIII, and St. John’s, with its crenellated Great Gate.

Visit Cambridge

Coach Ticket Price: £13


Manchester: Saturday 14 November 2015

Manchester vies with Birmingham to be England’s Second City.  It has a large student population and a strong sporting tradition, particularly in football and cricket. Manchester has been important since Roman times, but became very powerful in the 18th century during the Industrial Revolution when it was the hub of the textile industry.  Shopping, sport, art and culture, history - there is plenty to do and see in Manchester!

Visit Manchester

Coach Ticket Price: £13


Worcester Christmas Fayre: Saturday 28 November 2015

Approximately 150 stalls will fill the atmospheric streets of Worcester’s historic heart with the colours, sounds and irresistible aromas of Christmas for this extra special time of year. From sparkly jewellery and festive home decorations to traditional roast chestnuts and warming mulled wine – a wonderful range of products are waiting to be discovered within the local arts and crafts maker area, international area, festive gifts area and food court.

Visit Worcestershire

Coach Ticket Price: £8


Bicester Shopping Village: Sunday 6 December 2015

Over 130 outlet boutiques including Anya Hindmarch, Agent Provocateur, Mulberry, Paul Smith, Pringle of Scotland, Alexander McQueen, Desigual, Diane von Furstenberg, Missoni and Yves Saint Laurent,  Matthew Williamson, Smythson, Temperley London and Vivienne Westwood.  Some stores have reductions of up to 60% on the recommended retail price off past seasons collections.

Visit Bicester Village

Coach Ticket Price: £10

Host scheme

Another way to see Britain and experience its culture is to arrange a short visit to a British family in another part of the UK via the Host Scheme.

Further information

For information about day trips contact:

BIA Office, G25,
Priorsfield House
46 Edgbaston Park Road (Green Zone: G18)

Telephone: 0121 414 7153


Day trips to many destinations

Student on trip


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