Thank's for the question Julie.
Some of the places I take my family, wife Jyoti and two kids Kippy 5 1/2 and Tavleen 3 1/2 are as follows, I have to be exact with their ages or they get a bit precious and corrective to say the least.
We live near a park called Sutton Park which has always been popular with people. It's exciting for walks and has areas for children to play.
Sutton Coldfield has a good shopping area and has places to sit and eat it has been popular for years and years.
To go to the cinema we go to Star City which has arcades for kids and lots of places to eat as well.
I take Jyoti to Brindley Place for lunch sometimes which has a great scenery next to a canal. There are lots of good places to eat here.
There are lots of other places I know but these popped out of my head first.