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RSPB Sandwell Valley Nature Reserve

In a nutshell

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!

Address

Tanhouse Avenue, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B43 5AG

Contact details

Tel: 0121 357 7395

Activity type

Animals, Gardens and Open Spaces, Indoor Activities, Outdoor Activities

Suitable for

All ages, Schools and Groups

Price guide

Free admission

(car parking charges may apply)

RSPB Sandwell Valley Nature Reserve details...

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.

Opening times

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.



RSPB Sandwell Valley Nature Reserve Events

Nature Heroes Trail at RSPB Sandwell Valley

Open 10th February 2024 - 25th February 2024


Follow the nature trail at RSPB Sandwell Valley in the West Midlands and discover some of the resident plants and animals. On selected dates in February.


Sandwell Swans – Wildlife Explorers at RSPB Sandwell Valley

Open 27th January 2024 - 30th November 2024


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.


Easter Egg Hunt at RSPB Sandwell Valley

Open 23rd March 2024 - 14th April 2024


Search for the clues and try the wildlife activities on this Easter Egg Hunt near Birmingham on selected dates from 23rd March to 14th April.


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