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, there 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.
Naughty but nice Puddings!
Check out our delicious puddings, my favourite is the limoncello trifle, not suitable for the kids, but there are some other scrummy recipes that the whole family can enjoy! Take a look in our pudding section for recipes to make summer BBQ's and eating alfresco all the more tasty! My girls LOVE the chocolate pizza - making it, but mostly eating it!
Over the weekends and holidays there are always times when your children need some chill out time, or to fill an hour or so, or they say the dreaded 5 letter word - BORED! Well, our KidsZone is here to rescue you and them from these moments. Full of puzzles, colouring in sheets and activities from films and programmes there is lots to keep busy!