BIA day trips

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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.


Saturday 8 October 2016 - Longleat

lionsSpend the morning with lions, elephants, white tigers, wolves and monkeys in Longleat’s famous Safari Park.  In the afternoon, your choice includes visiting Longleat House (a lovely Stately Home and one of the best examples of 16th century Elizabethan architecture in the UK), walking round the gardens, going on a steam railway and a boat safari, and finding your way through the 1.5 mile hedge maze.

Coach Ticket Price and entrance fee : Adults £25 Children aged 3-15 £20 which includes:

Coach AND admission to Longleat Safari Park and Longleat House and all the attractions including the steam railway, maze, safari boats, adventure castle, pets corner, and Old Joe’s Mine.


Saturday 29 October 2016 - Halloween at Blenheim Palace

halloweenBlenheim Palace is one of the finest stately homes in England.   This early 18th century building was modelled on the Palace of Versailles and was the birthplace of Winston Churchill.

During Halloween Blenheim will have spooky itinerary of events and activities to entertain you.



Coach Ticket Price and entrance fee : £20


Saturday 12 November 2016 - Cambridge

cambridgeSpend 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 crenelated Great Gate.


Coach Ticket Price: £14


Saturday 26 November 2016 - Manchester

manchesterManchester 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.  However, this industry was damaged in the late 19th century by cheap cotton from the USA and Europe

Coach Ticket Price: £14


Saturday 3 December 2016 - Bath Christmas Market










The city of Bath was founded in the 1st century AD by the Romans who used the natural hot springs as a thermal spa. It became an important centre for the wool industry in the Middle Ages but in the 18th century under the reigns of George l, ll and III it developed into an elegant spa city.

Coach Ticket Price: £13


To buy a ticket for a daytrip:

Click on Birmingham International Academy


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.

Refund Policy: It may happen that after you have booked and paid for a trip, circumstances prevent you from taking part.  Please note that regrettably the Birmingham International Academy cannot provide a refund, exchange or transfer.

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


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