Chelmsley Wood / Kingshurst / Smith’s Wood

Fishing at Babbs Mill

Babbs Mill Local Nature Reserve in Kingshurst was created in 1977 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II. A haven for wildlife, Babbs Mill was designated a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) in 2002. There’s lots to do…

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Meriden Park is a Green Flag Park and Local Nature Reserve (LNR). With a play area, skate park, tennis courts, picnic area, football pitch and supervised adventure playground, there’s lots to explore. Find out more from Solihull Council’s website.

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Leisure centres in the borough of Solihull offer a range of facilities and activities for you to enjoy – e.g. swimming, dancing, keep fit exercise classes, gym equipment. For further details, follow the links to each organisation’s website: North Solihull…

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Craft centres Box Trees Farm, Hockley Heath Earlswood Lake Craft Centre Shopping Centres Chelmsley Wood Knowle Parkgate, Shirley Resorts World Birmingham Shirley Mell Square, Solihull Touchwood, Solihull  

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Held every year in July, Chelmund’s Day celebrates the community and heritage of Chelmsley Wood. Based on myths and stories about a Saxon Warrior called Chelmund (Ceolmund) who made a clearing in the wood in which he settled, Chelmund’s Day offers…

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Several parks in Solihull have outdoor gym equipment which you may use to improve your fitness by exercising in the fresh air free of charge. Equipment is available in: Elmdon Park Knowle Park Meriden Park, Chelmsley Wood Shirley Park