Babbs Mill Local Nature Reserve

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A Green Flag Park located in Kingshurst, Babbs Mill Local Nature Reserve (LNR) offers a varied and wild landscape, family play area and many other great facilities.

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Babbs Mill Park - the essentials

A wonderful space for friends and family to gather and have fun, Babbs Mill Park is packed with fun things to do, with:

  • a basketball court
  • fishing (licence required)
  • football pitch
  • free car parking
  • lake and river
  • park events
  • play area including swings, slide, seesaw and a mini roller coaster
  • walking trails

To book a football pitch at Babbs Mill, our form is easy to complete.

You can also apply to hold your event at Babbs Mill park.

Babbs Mill Park - accessibility

Offering a great outdoor space for everyone in the borough, there is:

  • a complete AccessAble guide for Babbs Mill Park
  • a number of local bus routes stopping near the park
  • Lea Hall and Marston Green train stations just a short walk away
  • free parking available off Fordbridge Road

There are also two excellent Babbs Mill walking trails organised with Solihull Active to help you get fit.

Babbs Mill Park - address and opening times

Babbs Mill Local Nature Reserve
Fordbridge Road
B37 6LN

Monday to Sunday 24 hours

  • Car Parks open from 8.00am
  • Summer Car Parks (April - September) closing between 8.00pm and 9.00pm
  • Winter Car Parks (October - March) closing between 4.00pm and 5.00pm

Babbs Mill Park - playground

The park has a fantastic play space which is ideal for family fun. Refurbished as part of the Playbuilder project, it boasts some of the latest games and equipment for kids of all ages, with:

  • ability whirl carousel
  • bird springer
  • dog springer
  • junior swings
  • toddler swings
  • sling shot swing
  • mini roller coaster
  • rock spinner
  • rotating beam
  • seesaw
  • slide
  • talking flowers
  • turnstile
  • toddler multi play

Babbs Mill LNR - skate park

For older kids seeking a touch of speed and trickery, the skate park boasts:

  • a fun box
  • curved grind rail
  • straight grind rail
  • low curved ramp
  • low flat ramp
  • low quarter pipe

Babbs Mill Park - a little more information

Babbs Mill Park

Babbs Mill Park was created in 1977 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II. A haven for wildlife, it was recognised as a Local Nature Reserve in 2002.

Complete with lake, the meandering River Cole, wildflower grasslands and woodland, Babbs Mill LNR is a wonderful space for us all to get in touch with nature. A natural habitat for owls and a protected area for bats, it is a diverse habitat well deserving of its Local Nature Reserve status.

Host to a number of Park Events through the year too, it is a great space for the whole community.

For even more outdoor fun, Yorks Wood Local Nature Reserve is close by too.