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Sandwell Valley

Open throughout the year, Sandwell Valley Country Park is in the heart of the West Midlands and just one mile from West Bromwich town centre. As well as two working farm visitor centres are nature areas, an adventure playground, RSPB Visitor Centre, woodland, meadows, farmland. Leisure facilities include an adventure centre with cycle hire, access routes for walking, cycling and horse riding, pitch and putt, crazy golf, tennis courts, football pitches.There is ample parking at all of the facilities, most of which have toilets, however parking charges are now in place.

Historic features range from Priory Ruins, the Sand Well, a Ha-Ha, an Ice House, Burnt Mounds and remnants of coal mining.

Sandwell Park Farm is a restored Victorian farm with an historic farmyard and a Walled Kitchen Garden. The refurbished Tea Rooms have food and drink available, and there are now facilities to enjoy a drink or snack without going into the farm first, great for those visitors with doggies as they aren't allowed into the farm. There is a gift shop and children's play area. It is also home to rare and endangered breeds such as Hereford cattle and Tamworth pig and is a member of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. Two recent additions are the alpacas Lollipop and Lola who are proving very popular with children and adults alike.

Forge Mill Farm includes a farm shop, small animal area, a farm trail, children's playground and vending area. and is home to a pedigree jersey herd where visitors can watch milking every afternoon from a viewing gallery.

The Country Park provides a programme of events including guided walks, conservation volunteering, weekly health walks and large scale shows.

The RSPB Nature Centre provides a further gateway to the Country Park, with a visitor centre, a bird hide and car parking.The RSPB Nature Reserve stands at the eastern entrance to Sandwell Valley and is a great starting point for exploring this unique wildlife area.

Sandwell Valley