Neil Aldridge


Jon Hawkins - Surrey Hills Photography


At the heart of Brueton Park, Parkridge Visitor Centre offers refreshments and everything you need for a great day out. Whether you are here to enjoy the fresh air or would like to watch wildlife, the friendly team at Parkridge are ready to assist.

The Visitor Centre is a short walk through Brueton Park, from town or the Warwick Road car park, following signs for 'The Parkridge Centre'. Please note that the nature reserve closes 30 minutes before the visitor centre and café.


Warwick Road
B91 3HW

OS Map Reference

Visitor Centre - SP160787. For parking SP162790
A static map of Parkridge

Know before you go

2 hectares

Entry fee


Parking information

Brueton Park car park is free for three hours and is a five minute walk from the centre.

Bicycle parking

Yes - outdoor

Grazing animals


Walking trails

View and download the map below to plan your walking route.

 Parkridge reserve map 

Take a walk around the accessible trails, which are suitable for those using wheelchairs and buggies and discover the lake which sits at the centre of the nature reserve. There are ducks, moorhens and coots. Paths are flat and surfaced, wheelchair and pushchair accessible. Walk around the 5.5 acre nature reserve (30 minutes).


The area around the reserve is and flat and surfaced.


No dogs permitted

Well behaved dogs are allowed into the visitor centre/café but not the reserve. Please keep them on a short lead.



Visitor centre
Picnic area
Accessible toilet
Baby changing facilities
Outdoor play area
Accessible trails

When to visit

Opening times

Mon-Fri - 10am – 4pm
Sat & Sun – 10am – 5pm

Best time to visit

April to October

About the reserve


The café offers takeaway hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes, ice creams (and much more) to keep you refreshed during your visit to The Parkridge Visitor Centre and Brueton Park. What’s more, all profits go towards creating a wilder warwickshire, making more space for wildlife and people to thrive.

Nature Reserve

The Parkridge Nature Reserve is a tranquil oasis for people and wildlife on the edge of Solihull Town Centre. Although a modest 5.5 acres, the reserve boasts a whole variety of popular British and migratory birds including nesting blue tits, woodpeckers, long-tailed tits and nuthatches. Remnants of the historic pleasure grounds include giant redwoods, iron wood trees, black walnut, handkerchief trees, maples and some fine mature oaks.

There is also a fun adventure playground for children of all ages to enjoy, and a purpose-built classroom for school visits and a variety of children's activities.

Thanks to funding from Veolia we now have a brand new mud kitchen for young nature lovers to enjoy at Parkridge. Check out the new look in the image gallery below. There is also a fun adventure playground for children of all ages.

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As a member, your subscription will help look after local wildlife and our amazing nature reserves across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull. You'll receive a range of benefits, including free entry to Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, member only free car parks where available, and our Wild Warwickshire magazine three times a year.

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Contact us

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 0121 704 0768
Contact email:

Location map

Parkridge Garden

Parkridge Garden by Vicky Lincoln

See our Urban Oasis

Parkridge is now home to a peaceful wildlife garden, designed by Vicky Lincoln. The garden won a silver merit at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2023 and you can see it for yourself whenever the visitor centre is open! 

Learn more

A map of Parkridge Nature Reserve

A map of Parkridge Nature Reserve

Download a large version of the Parkridge map to print or store

Download here