Parks and Gardens: Suburbs (East Birmingham)
Sheldon Country Park
Ragley Drive, Church Road, Sheldon, Birmingham. B26 3TU
Sheldon Country Park covers an area of just over 300 acres, comprising open grassland, wetlands, old hedgerows and some mature woodland. Situated on the very edge of the city, the land has escaped development and has become a haven for wildlife.
Old Rectory Farm has been fully restored and operates as a demonstration farm, showing city dwellers traditional methods of farming. Animals kept at the farm include Jersey cattle, pigs, goats, ponies, ducks, chickens and geese. The farm has historic importance, having been the home of Sheldon's most celebrated son, Thomas Bray, from 1690 to 1721.
The Sheldon Ward Millennium Woodland is planted on the site. This includes the Khalsa Woodland and a Memorial Planting by the Council of Sikh Gurdwara. This can be found on the Coventry Road frontage where five Ash Trees were planted in the year 2000.The Westley Brook that runs through the park is canalised and fenced.
Birmingham International Airport borders onto the park so if you're interested in seeing aeroplanes close up you can do so here.
Free Entry, Light Refreshments Available, Picnic Area, Public Toilets.
No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.
Sheldon Country Park is open daily from dawn to dusk. Old Rectory Farm is open April to September: 10am-5pm daily; October to March: 10am-4pm daily (please check the website for any late changes). Free admission.
Advance booking is not required.
Located to the east of Birmingham in Sheldon. There is a car park off Ragley Drive.
Regular bus services to and from the city centre operate along Coventry Road which is a short walk or bus ride away.
Free onsite parking available.
Sheldon Country Park, Ragley Drive, Church Road, Sheldon, Birmingham. B26 3TU
Last Updated Monday 2 March 2020
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