Post-Exam Relaxation Ideas for University Students in Selly Oak

Now that the stress and pressure of exams are out of the way. congratulations are in order.

It's time to relax and recharge as you prepare for the next year or your new journey in the workforce. Here are some great ways to unwind and enjoy your time in Selly Oak and the surrounding area as you contemplate what the next step holds for you:

1. Stroll Through Selly Oak Park

Selly Oak Park is a lovely green space where you can enjoy a leisurely walk, picnic, or relaxing with a book. It's a great place to enjoy the fresh air outdoors.


2. Enjoy Live Music and Events

Check out local venues like the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath for live music, comedy nights, and other performances. It's a fantastic way to unwind and enjoy some entertainment.

Live Music

3. Have a Day Out at Cadbury World

Indulge your sweet tooth with a visit to Cadbury World in nearby Bournville. Learn about the history of chocolate, enjoy interactive exhibits, and sample some delicious treats.


4. Explore Local Cuisine

Discover the diverse food scene in Selly Oak. From traditional British pubs to international cuisine, there are plenty of dining options to satisfy your cravings. Try something new or visit your favourite spot with friends.


5. Explore the Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Just a short journey from Selly Oak, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens offers a peaceful retreat with beautiful plants, tropical greenhouses, and tranquil settings. Perfect for a day of relaxation and nature exploration.

Botanical Gardens

6. Visit the Lapworth Museum of Geology

Located on the University of Birmingham campus, the Lapworth Museum of Geology is a fascinating place to explore prehistoric fossils and geological exhibits. It's an educational and enjoyable way to spend a few hours.


7. Indulge in Coffee and Treats

Selly Oak has a variety of cosy cafes where you can relax with a cup of coffee and a good book. Try places like Café Face or The Bristol Pear for a comfortable, inviting atmosphere.

Cake and Tea

8. Go for a Bike Ride

If you're feeling active, rent a bike and explore the Rea Valley Route. This scenic path runs through Selly Oak and offers a beautiful view. Perfect for a leisurely ride.

Bike Ride

9. Catch a Movie at The Electric Cinema

Take a short trip to The Electric Cinema in Birmingham city centre. As the UK’s oldest working cinema, it offers a unique movie-going experience with comfy sofas and a nostalgic atmosphere.


10. Pamper Yourself

Treat yourself to a spa day at a local salon. A massage, facial, manicure, and a little pampering can do wonders for your post-exam stress.


11. Explore Cannon Hill Park

Not far from Selly Oak, Cannon Hill Park is another great green space to visit. Rent a pedal boat, play some mini-golf, or enjoy walking around the park's beautiful grounds.

Pedal Boat

12. Try outdoor adventure games

For a fun and engaging group activity, you can try Go Karting. It’s a great way to unwind with friends.

Go Karting

Taking time to relax and recharge is crucial after the stress and pressure that comes with exams. Enjoy your well-deserved break and make the most of what Selly Oak and the surrounding area have to offer.

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