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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.


There are 23 Local Nature Reserves (LNRs) in Solihull, which are havens for wildlife and provide a relaxing environment. The most recent public open space to be designated as a Local Nature Reserve is Langley Hall Park, Olton, which was designated on 29th June 2016. A full list of LNRs is on Solihull Council’s website. Practical conservation work, including in the LNRs, is undertaken by Solihull Conservation Volunteers. This is a small, independent organisation with members aged 20-60+ who carry…

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.


Solihull Classical Music Calendar is a local service run by local people to promote classical music concerts in and around Solihull. For details of events by local choirs and orchestras  (including: Fellowship Singers of Shirley, Sing! Bentley Heath, Hampton Singers, Solihull Choral Society, St Alphege Music, Solihull Chandos Choir and Solihull Symphony Orchestra) see the Solihull Classical Music Calendar.

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