Malvern and Brueton Park
Playgrounds and outdoor gyms
In line with government guidelines, playgrounds and outdoor gyms in parks will reopen on Monday 6 July.
We understand that children have been patiently waiting for our playgrounds to reopen but please observe social distancing guidelines, take your litter home and play safe. Please don’t eat food in these areas, clean equipment before and after use, be respectful to other users and use the bins provided or take your rubbish home with you. Litter can spread the virus.
Two parks in one, Malvern and Brueton Parks, are perfectly located in the town centre. With Green Flag Park status, the space offers visitors and locals an easily accessible space to relax and play.
Malvern and Brueton Parks - the essentials
With a modern playground, which also has the all time favourite swings and roundabouts, this delightful open space has so much going on. Taking a lot more than one visit to enjoy all it offers, you can look forward to:
- a dedicated picnic spot
- Brueton Tree Trail
- free car parking
- local nature reserve
- mature woodland
- ornamental gardens
- ornamental lake
- park events
- Parkridge Cafe
- sensory garden
- tennis courts
- walking trails
You can apply to hold your event at Malvern and Brueton Parks.
Malvern and Brueton Parks - accessibility
Being located right in the heart of the town, getting to and from Malvern and Brueton Parks is easy. To make your visit even more enjoyable:
- complete accessibility guides are available for Malvern park and Brueton Park
- bus routes 5, 5A and 899 serve the park
- Solihull and Widney Manor train stations are within walking distance
- free parking for the Malvern Park end is available at New Road
- free parking for the Brueton Park end is on Warwick Road
- there is a complete map of Malvern and Brueton Parks
In addition, there is a two mile walking trail in Malvern and Brueton Parks organised by Solihull Active.
Malvern and Brueton Parks - addresses and opening times
Brueton Park End
Malvern Park End
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
Malvern and Brueton Parks - playgrounds
Refurbished as part of the Playbuilder project, the Malvern end of the park has a great play space. Packed with the latest equipment, it is a great place for kids to just be kids and tumble around on the:
- ability whirl carousel
- birds nest tree net climber
- dish roundabouts
- junior slide
- nest swing
- super rope-end swing
- toddler swings
- toddler zone
- tunnel and bridge
- stone Boulders
The Parkridge Visitor Centre
Opened in 2002, the visitor centre in Brueton Park is managed by the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, which offers:
- free entry
- entry for both schools and the public
- nature reserve
- conservation interpretation
- education facility
- tea shop
- adventure play area
Parkridge Visitor Centre - contact details and opening times
- open from 10.00am through the year
- summer closing (April to October) 4.30pm
- winter closing (November to March) 4.00pm
- public toilets available during opening hours
Malvern and Brueton Parks - a little more information
There really is something for everyone at Malvern and Brueton Parks. From the wide open recreation spaces and natural wildlife of Brueton, to the formal gardens and play area of Malvern, you will always find something to enjoy here.
The Brueton Tree Trail is always popular too, which is home to a number of unique trees such as English Oak, Giant Redwood, Maidenhair and Indian Bean Tree.
For heritage lovers the park is ideal too, with a notable highlight being the "Prancing Horse and Man" statue. Dominating Malvern Park Avenue it was donated in 1944 by Oliver Bird of Bird's Custard fame and created by the eminent Victorian sculptor, Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm.
The park also hosts some great Park Events through the year, including Shakespeare in the Park and Carols in the Park.