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!


Great Barr, Birmingham, B43 5AG

Contact details

Tel: 0121 357 7395

Activity type

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

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

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 and 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.

Please see the RSPB’s website for up-to-date information before travelling.

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