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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 #35 of 202 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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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Recently went to Sheldon Country park with our 2 year old. It's just off the beaten track of Sheldon, with plentiful parking, which is free. Essentially, Sheldon Park is a massive area of grass, so if you wanted to take a picnic you will easily find somewhere to sit down and enjoy. A word of warning however; as with most... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Farm, tea room and plane spotting - the kids loved the planes but the highlight for me was the toasted egg sandwich at the cafe - perfectly fried and served between two slices of white toast with butter. And a side serving of chips. Delicious!!!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Wish ppl would do their homework before knocking Sheldon Country Park. Yes the farm is small but it is child friendly. I took my son there many times and in summer they will sometimes have a bouncy castle. Also, there is a lovely playground outside which children love. Now for the airport, ppl are right the viewing point is a... More

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Birmingham
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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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
9 helpful votes 9 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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4 attraction reviews
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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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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