Category: 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 is about 1.5 miles and should take about an hour or so – depending on whether you get distracted by any of the tempting shops or places to eat, or whether you want to explore parts of the tour in…


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 Facebook page.

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 Group Castle Bromwich Rambling Club Hampton Walking Club Knowle Ramblers Pathfinders Club (Solihull) Shirley Rambling Club Single Boots (for single people aged 30s-50s) Solihull Ramblers South Solihull U3A Walking Group SPICE Walking Group Solihull Wednesday Walking Group, Shirley West Midlands…

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), which can be hired for private events. Solihull Arts Complex was refurbished in March 2016 as and relaunched as part of the Core. See the the Core Theatre website for details of forthcoming events and information on hiring any of the spaces at…

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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 starting point. Download or print a leaflet of the route from Solihull Council’s website.  

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 from other country houses as risk. He gave it all to the National Trust in 1941. For more information about the house, including opening times, events, and details of of the tranquil gardens and notable topiary, visit the National Trust…

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