Cannon Hill Park Birmingham
It’s a true delight to find that Birmingham City has so many green beautiful areas. A firm favourite is the Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham. South of the city center, between Edgbaston and Moseley it’s a wonderful oasis within the bustling city.
Louisa Ryland (1814 – 1889) donated an area of land to create a park for the people of Birmingham. Designed by TJ Gibson it opened in 1873.
Within its 250 acres there are 80 acres of formal green areas, with the rest designated to woodland and conservation. Many plants and seeds were supplied by Kew Gardens. Japanese gardens include ornamental ponds and a grade 2 listed band stand sits in a natural amphitheater.
Over time a number of monuments were added including the Sousse and Bardo Memorial Infinite Wave to those killed in the Tunisia terror attacks. Incredibly moving.
Apart from the beautiful grounds, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, has additional activities to entertain all. For small children up to 10 years old there is a fun park with a number of rides and games. For the family, there is The Golden Putter. A mini golf course with 36 holes.
A fun way to view the park is to ride on the Land Train. This cute white train does a round trip of the park for those wanting to take it easy. Another relaxing entertainment are the Swan Pedalos. Either two or four seater (life jackets included) – they are extremely popular on hot sunny days.
Another popular visit within the park is the Nature Center. Home to a range of animals from the exotic red pandas to domestic animals – visitors especially enjoy watching feeding time.
For anyone feeling energetic there is tennis, running, cycling and walking. The tennis courts are flood lit and there are a number of different walks of 5K or 2K.
Within the grounds there is the MAC theater. Here there are crafts, films and art classes open to all.
This jewel in the south of Birmingham really does have something for everyone. With so much to do and the enjoyment it brings – it’s easy to see why it remains so popular.
General Park: Open all year from 7.30am – 9.00pm
All other activities currently closed until further notice
When Activities re- open:
April – September: 11am – 7pm
October – March (weekends & half term): 11am – 6pm
The basic grounds are free
Activities range from £1 upwards.
Savings can be made with a Fun Pass
Land Train – £2.00 per adult / £1.50 per child
2 Seat Swan Pedalo – £8.00
4 seat Swan Pedalo – £12.00
HOW TO FIND CANNON HILL PARK:
Buses from the City Centre: 1, 35, 45, 47, 61 and 63.
By Car: Birmingham accessible by M5, M6, M40 and M42. Follow signs to Edgbaston/Moseley
Car parks located by the MAC and Russell Road. Parking charges apply.
Cannon Hill Park
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