Nuthatch

Neil Aldridge

Minibeast hunting at Brandon Marsh, credit Paula Irish

Credit Paula Irish

Heron

Jon Hawkins - Surrey Hills Photography

The Parkridge Visitor Centre reopened on Saturday 1st August. Takeaway service only; electronic payments only (no cash); toilets and nature reserve will remain closed until further notice. All other nature reserves are currently open.

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

The Visitor Centre is a short walk through Brueton Park, from the Warwick Road car park, following signs for 'The Parkridge Centre'. Please note that signs referring to the 'nature reserve' will take you to a grassland site situated outside Brueton Park over the river.

Open daily, from Saturday 1st August, 10am to 4.00pm

Please note, toilets are currently unavailable & electronic payments only – no cash accepted.

Location

Warwick Road
Solihull
Warwickshire
B91 3HW

OS Map Reference

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

Know before you go

Size
2 hectares

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

Flat and easy

Access

The area around the reserve is accessible and flat.

Dogs

On a lead
Well behaved dogs are allowed into the visitor centre. Please keep them on a short lead.

Facilities

Visitor centre
Cafe/refreshments
Wifi

When to visit

Opening times

PLEASE NOTE: TEAROOM REOPENED ON SATURDAY 1ST AUGUST FOR TAKEAWAY ONLY

Tearoom: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Nature reserve: CLOSED

Best time to visit

April to October

About the reserve

Tearoom

The Tearoom reopened on Saturday 1st August! Resuming with a special new menu and takeaway service only, to keep you refreshed during your visit to Brueton Park. What’s more, all profits go towards creating a ‘Wilder Warwickshire’ – making space for wildlife to thrive.

Open daily, from Saturday 1st August, 10am to 4.00pm

Please note, toilets are currently unavailable & electronic payments only – no cash accepted.

COVID-19 guidelines to read before your visit

Please keep yourselves and others safe by following government guidelines and advice

  • As of Friday 24th July 2020, it is compulsory to wear a face covering in shops (Including takeaways) in England
  • Do not visit if you have any of the following COVID-19 symptoms: new persistent cough, headache, fever, or loss/change of smell
  • We operate a one-way system and practice 2-metre social distancing. Please follow all instructions provided by signage and staff at the Centre. These are in place for the safety of visitors and staff.

Nature Reserve

The Parkridge Nature Reserve is closed and will remain closed until further notice. All other nature reserves are open.

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 are a number of trails around the reserve to help you identify the trees, birds and other exciting features. 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 (Currently suspended until safe to resume).

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. THE MUD KITCHEN AND PLAY AREAS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

Contact us

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 0121 704 0768
Contact email: enquiries@wkwt.org.uk

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