Sandwell Valley Country Park
Open throughout the year, Sandwell Valley Country Park is in the heart of the West Midlands and just one mile from West Bromwich town centre.
As well as two working farm visitor centres are nature areas, an aerial assault course, an adventure playground, a mountain bike trail, an RSPB Visitor Centre, woodland, meadows and farmland. Leisure facilities include an adventure centre with cycle hire, access routes for walking, cycling and horse riding, pitch and putt, crazy golf, tennis courts, football pitches. Historic features range from Priory Ruins, the Sand Well, a Ha-Ha, an Ice House, Burnt Mounds and remnants of coal mining. Sandwell Park Farm is a restored Victorian farm with an historic farmyard and a Walled Kitchen Garden, Tea Rooms and gift shops. It is home to rare and endangered breeds such as Hereford cattle and Berkshire pigs. Forge Mill Farm includes a farm shop, small animal area, a farm trail, children's playground, vending area and a maize maze during the summer months.
The Country Park provides a programme of events including, conservation volunteering, weekly health walks, a summer school holidays fun fair and large-scale shows. The RSPB Nature Centre provides a further gateway to the Country Park, with a visitor centre, a bird hide and car parking. Sandwell Valley Country Park guarantees to provide a great day out in the country for all the family.
Annual and six monthly passes are available from the farm reception.
The opening times of the visitor centres are:
- 10.00am - 4.30pm (last admission will be at 4.00pm).
The Country Park is open from 7.30am until dusk throughout the year
For further information please go to the Sandwell Council website: http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200249/parks_in_sandwell/1023/sandwell_valley_country_park (click on the Ã¢â‚¬ËœWalking in Sandwell Valley' link to download our trails map) or telephone us on 0121 553 0220.
Advent Calendar Competition
This year we are bringing back our Advent Calendar Competition on our Facebook page! Each day from 1st - 24th December we will be running a task on the page and picking someone to win a prize bundle. With prizes from Our Little Globe, Stuck on You, Thermapen, Scentco UK, ToucanBox, HamaBeads, Orchard Toys, Pip Ahoy, Gotrovo and more, don't miss it!
If you are looking for ideas to keep the children busy throughout the Christmas holidays, or the kids want some ideas and inspiration for cards and gifts them take a look at our Winter KidsZone. Jam packed full of fun ideas that everyone can get involved in! Activities for indoors and out - some are messy, some are not! What are you waiting for?!?!