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Sheldon Country Park

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Address: Old Rectory Farm | Ragley Drive, Sheldon, Birmingham B26 3TU, England
Phone Number: 44-121-742-0226
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Description: This 96-acre working farm brings the country right to city dwellers...
This 96-acre working farm brings the country right to city dwellers offering guided nature walks and other popular events.
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Great day out

We live just round the corner so visit often. There's a good variety of animals, a park for children, a bouncy castle in the summer. The small cafe serves good food at a decent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
craigsarah777
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Birmingham
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Birmingham
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We live just round the corner so visit often. There's a good variety of animals, a park for children, a bouncy castle in the summer. The small cafe serves good food at a decent price. Walk round the park to end of the Birmingham airport run way to watch the planes taking off and landing. What else can you ask... More 

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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Went on a mid-week sunny day for a walk and to sit watching the planes at the end of the runway. Yes you do get a decent view, but you'll get a far better view if you go to Car Park 5 at the airport itself - you can drive right up to the fence and watch the planes taxiing... More 

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Birmingham
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This farm has been going for years and years, I used to come here with my own parents. I now occasionally take my own children. It isn't an all singing all dancing farm, but it's free and there is a play area and small cafe too. Nice if you have a few hours to pass.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This little gem of BIrmingham not only has a working farm, but if you follow the path round you can view the aeroplanes taking off and landing. Spectaluar sight.. Lovely place to have a walk. Also once a year the sheldon country park fair is on. Look out for signs in and around the area.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

I visit Sheldon Country Park on a regular basis with my three children. We really enjoy the visit every time. The farm is owned by Birmingham City Council and is run by the Park Ranger Service who have a massive work load looking after two Country Parks, as they also run Kingfisher Country Park (which is also a great place... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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