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Cannon Hill Park

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A beautiful park with plenty of things for families to do

Cannon Hill Park is not only aesthetically pleasing for visitors, it is also home to a heap of fun things for families! Cannon Hill Park has been awarded the Green Flag for the past 10 years and it’s no secret why – with lush green spaces, walking routes, a Land Train and so much more, Cannon Hill Park is one of the city’s most loved public spaces and is only a couple of miles from the centre of Birmingham.

The park was opened to visitors in 1873 and is made up of 120 acres of conservation space and woodland, plus a further 80 acres of formal parks. You will also find an amphitheatre with a gorgeous bandstand at the centre. Want to know more? Here’s what’s on for families at Cannon Hill Park.

Image: Cannon Hill Park website

Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park
Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park is a small zoo that is located on the outskirts of the park. You can meet some of the world’s most endangered animals and even feed them! You can read more about the animals and conservation programs at the website.

Image: Cannon Hill Park Facebook page

Fun Park
The Fun Park is just as the name suggests – a fun park for toddlers and children up to 10 years in age. There are a number of rides to enjoy, which are listed below:

Turbo Bugs – for children of all ages (parents welcome)
Spinning Coaster – for children taller than 95cm (parents welcome)
Hill Billy Railway Train Ride – for children of all ages (parents welcome)
Super Size Inflatable Slide – for children up to 12 years old (children only)
Fun Land Express – for children up to 130cm tall (children only)
Frozen Swing Ride – for children of all ages (parents welcome)
Circus Circus Tower Ride – for children above 100cm tall (children only)

Image: Cannon Hill Park website

Land Train
The Land Train is everyone’s favourite way of getting around Cannon Hill Park! It will take you all over the park, including to the Fun Park, Golden Putter Mini Golf, Boat Lake, Birmingham Wildlife and Conservation Centre and MAC.

Image: Cannon Hill Park website

Golden Putter Mini Golf
Who doesn’t love mini golf! Golden Putter is fun, 36-hole mini golf course designed to challenge young and old alike! It is wheelchair accessible and is suitable for people of all ages.

Image: Cannon Hill Park website

Cannon Hill Park is the place to go for tennis, running, cycling and walking – even fishing! There is a dedicated 2km and 5km walking path, plus the Tree Walk, in which you can find learn about the native trees and plants.

Birthday parties
Birthday parties at Cannon Hill Park start from £7.50 per child (a minimum party of ten is required) and includes 90 minutes of unlimited rides at the Fun Park.

The Fun Pass
The Fun Pass is the easiest way to pay for entry to rides and attractions at Cannon Hill Park. The Fun Pass itself can be obtained from the kiosk for £1, which is refundable. You then purchase credits for the park. You can buy 1 credit for £1, 12 credits for £10, 26 credits for £20 and 56 credits for £40. You can use the credits at the Fun Park, Golden Putter Mini Golf and Swan Lake Boating.

The park has public toilets and disabled parking. There are several places to eat dotted around, including the Garden Tea Room, plus Bridges Café at MAC. If you have toddlers, pre-schoolers and primary school aged children, it is definitely somewhere to pop on your to-do list.

For more fantastic places to visit in Birmingham, read on here.

Essential information
Cannon Hill Park
Russell Road, Birmingham B13 8RD
0121 303 1111
Open 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday, 8am to 7:30pm Sunday
Parking charges apply

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