Best Parks in Birmingham
Here we've rounded up 5 of the best parks in this West Midlands powerhouse, along with information on location and opening times.
Cannon Hill ParkLocated in the Edgbaston district, south of Birmingham city centre, Cannon Hill Park is a firm favourite among locals and visitors. Opened in 1873, it was donated to the citizens by Miss Louisa Ryland, who wanted it to be a recreational ground for the locals. Here you can find five tennis courts, a mini-golf course, a bowling green and pedal boats to rent during summer.
Location: Russell Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8RD, UK
Open: Daily from 7.30 am to 9 pm
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Sutton Park sits in the charming town of Sutton Coldfield and is among Europe's largest, encompassing 2,400 acres of National Nature Reserve. This green space is home to various terrain types, from lakes and wetlands to heathland and marshes. You'll be able to spot some rare wildlife too, including wild ponies and birds, and venture on one of the hiking trails. Whatever you're up for, Sutton Park suits all tastes.
Location: Park Rd, Sutton Coldfield B74 2YT, UK
Open: From mid-November to late January between 09:00-17:00; from late January to mid-May between 09:00-22:00
Kings Heath Park
Kings Heath Park also ranks among Birmingham's best parks, no wonder why. Covering some 35 acres, it was the first urban park to receive the Green Flag status. Seasonal bedding schemes mark the park around the main house, and the lake area has been landscaped and even hosts a bowling green. If you visit with your kids, they will be spoilt with choice thanks to two big playing areas.
Location: Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7TQ
Open: Open 24/7.
Found a stone's throw from Solihull, Moseley Bog is another beautiful park you can't miss. It is part of the much bigger Shire Country Park and sits on an old millpond, meaning there are plenty of wetland and woodland areas to roam. The park is often associated with author J.R.R. Tolkien, who used to visit and write about it. If you're up for a longer walk, head towards the east boundary through Joy's Wood and keep your eyes peeled for rare wildlife.
Location: Yardley Wood Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 9JX,
Open: Open 24/7.
Find out more: https://www.bbcwildlife.org.uk/moseley-bog-plan-visit
Lickey Hill Country Park
Located midway between Birmingham and Worcester, Lickey Hill covers about 500 acres of parkland. Beacon Hill is the highest elevation point, about 297 metres, making it the ideal spot for picture-perfect views. The park is today sponsored by the Birmingham Society for the Preservation of Open Spaces, who have fully modernised it with a visitor centre, sculpture trails and playgrounds.
Location: Warren Ln, Rednal, Birmingham B45 8ER, UK
Open: Daily from 7.30 am to 4.45 pm
Perfect for children and adults, Birmingham's parks make a great alternative for an outdoor afternoon. And while you're here, why not visit one of its fascinating museums? Take advantage of the city's exciting attractions and browse our range of new homes and offers.