Author: Tracey

Marston Green is a growing area with a well-established and thriving community. It has an excellent commuter network that includes rail links to the National Exhibition Centre and Birmingham Airport, as well as Coventry, Birmingham and London. There are also bus links to Chelmsley Wood, Solihull and Birmingham. Community facilities include: Marston Green Parish Hall Marston Green Library Marston Green Infant Academy Marston Green Junior School St Leonard’s Church Marston Green is in Bickenhill and Marston Green Parish, Bickenhill Ward, and…

Berkswell is a picturesque and historic village, situated between Solihull and Coventry. It benefits from a superb rural location in the Meriden gap, but with good transport links to national rail and motorway networks. The Heart of England Way, a 100-mile recreational walking route between the Cotswolds and Cannock Chase, runs through the village, making the area very popular with walkers. Community facilities include: Berkswell Reading Room St John Baptist Church Berkswell Church of England Primary School As well as…

Balsall Common is a bustling village near Berkswell and Kenilworth, located off the A452 Kenilworth Road. It is a popular route for commuters and tourists with easy access to the NEC, Birmingham Business Park, Solihull town centre, and Meriden village. There are good transport links to Birmingham International, Birmingham New Street and Coventry via Berkswell Railway Station situated around 100 yeards from Balsall Common village centre. Parking is available all day free of charge at Balsall Common Library Car Park. Community facilities…

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, including a play area, football pitch, basketball court, skate park and walking trails. The meandering Rive Cole, lake, wildflower grasslands and woodland, also offer the chance to connect with nature. Fishing is also permitted (licence required). Find out more from Solihull…

image of Meriden Park

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.

All libraries in Solihull offer events and activities for children, from babies through to teenagers. These include under-5s events such as storytimes or rhymetimes. Find out more by checking out our looking at what your local library has to offer. Most activities are free or low-cost.  

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