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.
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.
Stratford Upon Avon (including Farmers' Market): Saturday 20 February 2016
Spend the day in Stratford Upon Avon visiting the oldest market town in Warwickshire and Shakespeare’s birth place. You can take time to wander around the Farmers Market where a variety of locally produced goods can be sampled and bought.
Visit Stratford Upon Avon
Coach Ticket Price: £10 (Tickets for this trip are available to purchase up until 11pm on Wednesday 17 February 2016)
Cardiff: Saturday 5 March 2016
Spend the day in Cardiff; this seaport city became the capital of Wales in 1955 and is the youngest capital city in Europe. Visit Cardiff Castle, the Millennium stadium and the regenerated dock area – home to the Welsh Parliament (Welsh Assembly Building) and many high street and boutique shops and restaurants.
Coach Ticket Price: £12 (Tickets for this trip are available to purchase up until 11pm on Wednesday 2 March 2016)
Oxford: Saturday 7 May 2016
The history of Oxford dates back to its original settlement in the Saxon period, the town grew in national importance during the early Norman period, and in the late 12th century became home to the fledgling University of Oxford. The University rose to dominate the town. This day trip gives you the chance to visit the Colleges that make up the University of Oxford, amongst other attractions.
Coach Ticket Price: £12 (Tickets for this trip are available to purchase
up until 11pm on Wednesday 4 May 2016)
Attingham Park: Saturday 21 May 2016
Attingham Park is a magnificent 18th century country house in classical style, set in parkland landscaped by Humphrey Repton and surrounded by its own deer park. The house was built by George Steuart in 1785 for Lord Berwick, and the property remained in the Berwick family for 8 generations.
National Trust Website
Coach Ticket Price: £12 includes admission to the house and grounds.
(Tickets for this trip are available to purchase up until 11pm on
Wednesday 18 May 2016.)
Bath: Saturday 18 June 2016
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: £12 (Tickets for this trip are available up until 11pm on Wednesday 15 June 2016)
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.
For information about day trips contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
BIA Office, G25,
46 Edgbaston Park Road (Green Zone: G18)
Telephone: 0121 414 7153