Out & About

Solihull is a shoppers’ paradise, with the Touchwood & Mel Square Shopping Centre's you can find all the major designer labels and retail brands in the town including Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, Fabiana Filippi, Armani, add Pandora Hollister, Superdry, Space NK, Office, Hobbs, currently housing the only John Lewis department store in the Midlands and hundreds of high street favourites plus if thats not enough shopping then just a 10 minute train journey away is Birmingham’s famous Bullring Shopping Centre with over 160 shops all under one roof.

With its History & Heritage spanning almost 600 years we have outlined below some information about the history of this very proud local community hotel in Solihull for you to enjoy.

Shopping & Leisure Time

There are many things to do in Solihull, The Ramada Solihull Hotel is just across the road from the picturesque Malvern & Brueton Parks and Nature Reserve spanning almost 130 acres and, boasting mature woodland, ornamental gardens & lake, walking trails, childrens playground, visitor centre & picnic areas.

The Historic St Alphege Church which dates back to the 12th Century is directly opposite the hotel, The building is a fine medieval Grade I listed church and many people come into this beautiful building during the daytime to pray or sit quietly or perhaps light a candle in the calm atmosphere.

Solihull is also home to Blue Ice Solihull Rink, the only indoor skating rink in the Solihull & Birmingham area, perfect for Birthday Parties & Skating Lessons.

There is also a nine screen cinema complex in Touchwood Shopping Centre and Solihull Arts Complex which is a multi-purpose arts venue in the heart of Solihull which plays host to a varied mix of professional and amateur events including music, drama, comedy and dance. Mel Square Shopping Centre is located in the heart of Solihull, offering a wide range of high street retailers and an array of independant boutiques.

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What’s On

Throughout the year we have a range of exciting events for you to enjoy at the hotel or in the local area. See what's coming soon...

To make a booking from any of our featured events, call 0121 711 2121 or email sales@ramadasolihullhotel.co.uk.

WEDDING OPEN EVENING & FAYRES

Throughout the year we hold a number of wedding open evenings and fayres with free entry! A chance to come and see our various beautiful rooms set up for a wedding breakfast, and evening party and a civil ceremony. Our helpful team will be on hand to show you round and discuss all of your requirements for your special day.

Our Next Wedding Fayre is Sunday 21st September 2014

 

 

The Big Taste Festival 3rd & 4th October

Organised by Solihull BID, there will be stunning meals being served by the town’s hottest chefs, live jazz and soul from the likes of The Broombusters and Ricky Cool, fun, family entertainment and the stunning vintage bus bar serving champagne, cool beers and innovative cocktails.

 

FARMERS MARKET - Solihull High Street 2014

Fine & Local Food Events featuring high quality specialized food markets offering the best of food and drink that is both local and eclectic

Friday 5th September 2014

Friday 3rd October 2014

Friday 7th November 2014

Friday 5th December 2014

THEMED MURDER MYSTERY DINNERS

Friday 31st October Halloween Special - £32.00 per person

Rocky Horror Ressurected - Following the tragic accident on stage last month in Bristol, producer Adrian Beaumont is bringing the Rocky Horror Show back! The company will be holding public auditions to see who will be going forward to the TV show ‘Rocky Resurrected’ to find the new Frank-N-Furter, Janet and a whole new chorus. The winners will the go on to do a nationwide tour before heading to London's West End! So come along and join the cast and crew. If you wish, dress up, make-up and practice those ‘pelvic thrusts’. But be careful – show business can be a deadly game.
Friday 28th November  - Christmas Murder Mystery - £32.00 per person
A Dickens of a Christmas - Lord Hockton, the benefactor of the Eastgate Avenue Workhouse, has thrown this party for the workhouse inmates. He has also invited you, so you can join in with their celebrations. It is most unusual for a Workhouse to throw any sort of party for their inmates, it is normally a very harsh environment But why are some of the inmates of the Eastgate Workhouse disappearing - Never to be seen again? And what is the real reason behind Lord Hockton's generosity? 

Local Attractions

If you don´t know what to do while visiting Solihull and can plan ahead, then why not combine some great shopping with a show at the LG Arena or the world famous NEC, both of which are just ten minutes away, holding over 100 events a year attracting over 4 million visitors.

NEC and LG Arena

Just 4 miles from the hotel, Home to the National Exhibition Centre and the LG Arena attracting over 4 million visitors a year, Solihull boasts two of the most popular venues in the world playing host to some of the biggest and best shows, conferences, exhibitions and the biggest names in music.

For a full listing of NEC Events  & Concerts please click the link http://www.thenec.co.uk/

Motorcycle Museum

Solihull commemorates the Motorcycle and its history at this Museum. Widely regarded as the finest and largest motorcycle museum in the world and holding a variety of classic and contemporary models, it is a fitting tribute and celebration of the humble ‘Chopper’, study the development of the motorcycle from its earlier days to the golden years of the 1930s-60s, when British motorcycles ruled the world.

Drayton Manor Theme Park

Just a short drive away is Drayton Manor Theme Park, home to some of the biggest wettest and scariest rides around. Featuring Thomas Land set in 6,000 square metres of parkland where families can experience the magic of Sodar and interact with their favourite characters. Drayton Manor Zoo boasts over 100 species from all over the world set in 15 acres of beautiful parkland.

Warwick Castle

Explore Mediaeval Warwick Castle built in 1068, be surrounded by jaw-dropping history, magic, myth & adventure. Visit the Castle Dungeons, Merlin the Dragon Tower, The Mighty Trebuchet & The Princess Tower or experience first hand a thousand years of drama, deceit and intrigue at one of the castles legendary Feasts & Banquets

Historic Stratford-upon-Avon

Birthplace to William Shakespeare & home to the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatres, Anne Hathaways cottage & Mary Arden's Farm this market town is a short drive away from the hotel and offers more than 800 years of history.

Cadbury’s World

Treat the kids and yourself to a great break at the Ramada Birmingham Solihull Hotel with a trip to fantastic Cadbury World in Bourneville. Uncover the world of chocolate delights as you learn about the history and heritage of the Cadbury story. Then take a magical ride through the enchanted chocolate wonderland and taste some delicious treats on the way before discovering the processes involved in creating the nation's favourite chocolate.

Childrens Activities & Days Out

Visit www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/kids-things-to-do/b91 for some great ideas of what to do while staying with us