We all hear a lot about the north and south of England, but it sometimes feels to me as though places to visit in the Midlands are a little neglected. I grew up in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, so I have a real love for the Midlands. Yeah, it sort of feels like no man’s land from time-to-time, especially as real northerners and southerners have their own stereotyped identity! However, that doesn’t mean that places to visit in the Midlands are at all lame. In fact, they may beat other areas of the UK hands down.
1. Drayton Manor Park
Drayton Manor Park is one of my favorite places to visit in the Midlands. For one, it has a stand-up roller coaster. I kid you not, it is utterly terrifying. In addition to this, it is home to Thomas the Tank Engine land. When you have parented a child as obsessed with trains as mine is, you will understand the value of this.