Things to do

Solihull town centre

If you’re in Solihull town centre and are curious about its history and the buildings around you, follow our short town centre trail to find out more. Taking in the historic heart of the old Solihull village, this circular walk…

bmx

Solihull’s first BMX Pump Track was opened in Olton Park on 2nd June 2016 and may be used by every age and ability, from young balance bike starters to more skilled and older riders. Find out more via the track’s…

Festive Walk

If you enjoy walking as part of a group, then join one of the many local clubs in the Solihull area, or just take part in one of the many regular group events. Local clubs include: Balsall Common U3A Ramblers…

The Core Theatre

Located immediately adjacent to Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull town centre, the multi-purpose Arts Complex in Theatre Square offers a 336-seat raked theatre, a smaller studio (capacity 130), galleries and exhibition space, as well as a licensed café bar (Encore)…

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Enjoy this short, circular walk around Balsall Common, starting from Lavender Hall Park car park and heading through Balsall Common village centre, out to Berkswell Railway Station and along the Kenilworth Greenway, then past Lavender Hall Fisheries and back to the…

Packwood House

Packwood House is a much-restored timber-framed Tudor house, situated near Lapworth. Originally a farmhouse constructed for the Fetherston family who lived at the house for 300 years, Packwood was inherited by Graham Baron Ash in 1925. He restored the house and filled it with furniture…

joggers

Every Saturday at 9am there is a 5km parkrun in Brueton Park, starting from the Parkridge Centre and using the tarmac paths in the park. Free of charge to enter, the event is run by volunteers and welcomes runners of…

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Self-guided walks and suggested routes are available on various websites, including: BalsallCom.com National Trust – Baddesley Clinton walks National Trust – walks near Packwood House Ramblers Solihull 41 Club Millennium Way walks Solihull Council Solihull Discovery Walks Solihull Striders and…

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Tudor Grange Park has a 1km dedicated cycle track, which is free of charge to use (but it’s advisable to check that it isn’t booked for an event). The North Solihull Cycle Network is a project to encourage more people to…

Heart of England Bike Ride

If you want to cycle as part of a group, CycleSolihull organises short turn-up-and-ride sessions from a range of starting points, exploring the Borough’s quiet lanes. The rides are all free of charge and operate weekly throughout the spring and…

Land Rover

Solihull’s largest employer, Jaguar Land Rover, offers guided tours of its Solihull factory, as well as the chance to experience its 14 miles of varied terrain on the legendary Jungle Track, Land Track and Adventure Zone, located in the heart of…

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Tudor Grange Park has an 18-hole pitch and putt golf course. Solihull is home to a number of golf clubs: Copt Heath North Warwickshire, Meriden Olton Robin Hood Shirley West Midlands Golf Club, Barston Widney Manor Other clubs nearby include: Hatchford…

NEC

Officially opened in 1976, the NEC is home to over 500 events each year, and the site includes the Genting Arena (formerly the LG Arena until January 2015) and the Resorts World casino and leisure complex, which opened in 2015. For…

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If you are interested in gaining new skills, or making a contribution to your local community, there are many volunteering opportunities available in Solihull. Solihull SUSTAiN supports the Voluntary and Community Sector in Solihull The Do-it website lists volunteering opportunities…

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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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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  

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Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens is a unique example of a Baroque garden, and is being restored as near as possible to 1680-1762. Explore the ten-acre walled garden and the holly maze, and look out for a range of special events…