Close to the centre of Birmingham, this oasis for wildlife is a great place to spot different birds, insects, plants and more. Don't forget your binoculars!
Tanhouse Avenue, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B43 5AG
Tel: 0121 357 7395
Animals, Gardens and Open Spaces, Indoor Activities, Outdoor Activities
All ages, Schools and Groups
(car parking charges may apply)
Have a free family day out at Sandwell Valley Nature Reserve, an oasis for wildlife close to the centre of Birmingham. It’s a great place to spot different birds all year round so remember your binoculars! Also look out for wildflowers and insects in spring and summer. There are self-led family activities, nature trails, a visitor centre, natural play features and a picnic area.
A circular trail of 1.6km leads visitors around Forge Mill Lake and takes about 40 minutes to complete. Keep your eyes open for kingfishers! Adding to the interest is Forge Mill Farm, managed by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. The farm has rare breed animals, a play area and other facilities.
The nature reserve is open at all times.
The car park and visitor centre are normally open from Tuesday to Sunday only, times vary.
Please see the RSPB’s website for up-to-date information before travelling.
Encourage an interest in nature by taking the kids along to join in activities at Sandwell Valley in the West Midlands on selected Saturdays during 2024.