The best areas in Birmingham for summer activities

Are you looking for the best lakes or parks to visit for summer activities? We have made a list of a few in the West Midlands area, being outdoors is a great way to enjoy the fresh air and get some exercise.

Why not try taking a visit to one of our recommended parks below…

Kingsbury Water Park

Kingsbury Water Park has 15 lakes situated in over 600 acres of country park. Stroll along the surfaced paths, explore hidden corners, spot birds and wildlife, hire a bike, join an organised event or host your own event. Whatever your idea of a countryside visit is, you will find it at Kingsbury.

Sutton Park
Sutton Park is a 2,400 acre National Nature Reserve located 6 miles north of the city centre. It’s one of the largest urban parks in Europe and is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The park has open heathland, woodlands, seven lakes, wetlands, and marshes – each with its own rich variety of plants and wildlife, some rarely seen in the region. Cattle and wild ponies graze on the land.

Sandwell Valley Country Park
Sandwell Park has a large park, cycling areas, and cycle hire, crazy golf, foot golf, pitch and putt and a farm.

Lickey Hills Country Park
Lickey Hills Country Park is one of Birmingham’s most varied and treasured parks. It covers 524 acres and is located just 10 miles south west of Birmingham. The park offers different things to different people – it’s a place for family days out, to spot wildlife, for sport, school trips, or maybe just for the views and a cup of tea. Lickey Hills has a complex and interesting geology which has created a variety of habitats. These include woodlands, heathland and grassland, which are home to an incredible diversity of wildlife.
Lickey Hills has a Green Flag Award and is designated as a Country Park.

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