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Stirchley is a really up and coming place to live due to its train station, beautiful period terraced properties and ongoing regeneration including the restoration of Stirchley Baths to create a new community hub.

How High Can You Go?!

The craze for trampolining is showing no signs of slowing down as more dedicated centres are springing up across the country!  Rush Trampoline Park is an absolutely brilliant 35,000 square foot centre dedicated solely to getting airborne in as many ways as possible!  You can try out a trapeze, battle beam, assault course or slacklines and once you’ve honed your skills, head to the high-performance area.  ‘Rush After Dark’ runs from 15th October to 29th December every Saturday from 6pm, where the lights are turned down and the UV and music is turned up!  There’s a café and licensed bar on site though of course bouncing after consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited.  A word of caution, this place can get busy, so pre-booking is advised.

Splash Out

Cocks Moors Woods is so much more than a bog-standard rectangular swimming pool where children are easily bored after the first length or so.  This leisure centre houses a pool with a wave machine, 50m flume interactive water features and a separate baby and toddler area which are accessed via a beach area!  This half term there are many activities on offer including the Superstars Holiday Club, roller disco, soft play, and intensive swimming lessons.

Take A Walk on the Wild Side

Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park is open Monday to Sunday 10am until 4pm from the end of October and is about 1.5 miles from the centre of Stirchley.  It’s probably the only place in Birmingham you can see and learn about red pandas, lemurs, meerkats, otters, wallabies and monkeys.  Check out the website for feeding times of the various animals as this is sure to be a hit with the whole family.  There’s a restaurant onsite, but you can also pack a picnic and enjoy that in the dedicated area.  It’s a great place to learn about the conservation of wild and endangered species and at £3.30 for a child’s entrance ticket it’s very good value too.