Sutton Park - An Introduction
Delivering a sense of wilderness within an urban environment, visitors to Sutton Park can enjoy the captivating scenery, using an accessible network of paths.
There are opportunities to enjoy walking, jogging, angling, nature watching, orienteering, play areas, restaurants and use bridle paths and cycling routes in the Park. Car parks are located at all the main entrances and the Park is linked to a variety of public transport routes.
Sutton Park is an historic landscape that covers an area of over 2,000acres and attracts over two million visits every year.
In 1997, English Nature designated Sutton Park a National Nature Reserve and it is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Lying six miles to the north of Birmingham City Centre this landscape is a mosaic of open heathland, woodlands, wetlands, marshes and seven lakes each with their own rich variety of plants and wildlife, some rarely seen in the region. It is an important site for wildlife and conservation, containing fine examples of natural countryside that have survived for hundreds of years. These habitats are part of a working grazed landscape where cattle and wild ponies can be seen grazing during the year.
This park is a natural area where animals roam freely. Please wash your hands with soap and water before eating or drinking.
Stay safe, wash your hands and enjoy your day out at Sutton Park.
How to find us - Whether you are travelling by car, train, bus or bicycle Sutton Park is more accessible than you may think. Please follow this link for directions and maps.
Visitor Centre – The ideal place to start your journey into the Park. Found 250 metres on the left from the Town Gate entrance.
Incorporates toilets, baby changing facilities, gift shop, interpretive displays and maps. Staffed all year round open daily from 10.00am until 6.00pm in the summer and 4.30pm in the winter.
Opening Times - The gates are open across the Park by 9.00am all year. Closing times vary in line with dusk. During the winter from mid-November the Park closes at 5.00pm until late January when it rises incrementally up to 10.00pm by mid-May. At the end of July the closing times fall back down incrementally to 5.00pm by mid-November. Closing times are advertised at the gate entrances and may differ from other Parks within Birmingham.