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Sheldon Country Park

Old Rectory Farm | Ragley Drive, Sheldon, Birmingham B26 3TU, England
44-121-742-0226
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Ranked #37 of 198 attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Description: This 96-acre working farm brings the country right to city dwellers offering guided nature walks and other popular events.
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Birmingham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I think the complainants of this country park and farm, may have visited the wrong place......it is a country park ie a large open grassed space, not a traditional park with flower gardens etc. The farm is old, working, and original, with a small selection of animals. It is very child friendly, and the café is a real gem, with... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Fantastic small farm run by volunteers, farm animals, playground and cafe with free parking, or on a bus route. Cafe is a great place to grab a drink and a sandwich, if you are passing or looking for somewhere to escape from the office; good value and quality.

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Melbourne
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I regularly use Sheldon country park as it's just down the road from me. The farm itself is great for the kids. They have some lovely Jersey cows, pigs (a bit smelly), goats, ducks, chickens and sheep. The kids can get up quite close to the animals which they really love. The playground isn't huge but has a great range... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Visited park with 5 year grandson and was shocked at the disgrace of this park... every bin was overflowing and on the floor rubbish (no idea when last emptied) as for the observation point to look at planes its a couple of nasty benches at the end of slip where only small planes take off. There is no signage in... More

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The park and farm is FREE, because of this you can't knock it. Yes the farm is very small, but big enough for the kids to have a talk round. The tea room is very small, I've been in bigger lifts. As for the dog walkers and their poop, that's disgusting! If you dog dumps, have the courtesy to clean... More

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West Midlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I can only agree with another reviewer that this park is more like a recreational ground than a country park. The playground is quite run down, graffiti on the signs and on the play equipment. The farm isn't really much of one. The description on the council website gives the impression the farm is much larger than what it is.... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Kids will love it ...its free to enter has many food outlets and a drinks bar .....entertainment in the roped aremas is free and their are loads of stalls and a fun fair to visit .....sorry not exactly sure of the date its held ...but look out for it in the spring/summer well worth a visit.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

All as described by GOV sites etc, except ! the pathway stops, one has to walk or cycle across grass, which maybe fine in dry plesant weather. But not in wet, icey, snow weather. Good pathway after up to Marston Green Railway station.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The park covers an area from Sheldon to Marston Green with a paved walk. The planes fly quite low to land at Birmingham airport; a good spot for plane spotting. Picnic areas. There is a farm to visit with farm animals and a cafe at the Sheldon area of the park. Also a children's play area.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Even though i don't live too far from here i didn't know about it until quite recently!! Its free to get in and the kids get to see the farm animals and watch the workers cleaning them and looking after them. There is a play area for the kids to play in too and on a nice sunny day this... More

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