Two parks in one, Malvern and Brueton Parks, are perfectly located in Solihull town centre. It’s the perfect free Solihull day out.

There are lots of wide tarmac pathways suitable for wheels, hidden wooded areas, trees to climb, and space for little ones to run around in. The pond (or lake?) had ducks, geese and gulls that we’d never seen before too, which was a big hit with the toddlers.⠀

What’s at this Warwickshire park?

At a glance, this is what you’ll find on a free Solihull day out at this park:⠀

  • A playground (please check that it is open in line with Covid-19 guidelines )⠀
  • Picnic spots⠀
  • Brueton Tree Trail⠀
  • Free car parking⠀
  • A nature reserve⠀
  • Mature woodland⠀
  • Ornamental gardens⠀
  • Ornamental lake⠀
  • Parkridge Cafe with toilets (please check that it is open in line with Covid-19 guidelines)⠀
  • Pond with ducks⠀
  • Sensory garden⠀
  • Tennis courts⠀
  • Walking trails⠀
  • Basketball hoop⠀

For food, we took a picnic because I wasn’t sure that the cafe would be open (it wasn’t). If you’re happy with a picnic blanket or bench, Brueton would be fine, whereas Malvern also had tables dotted around. ⠀

There are toilets available at the information centre and cafe, but they are also closed at the moment (Covid-19).

It’s very close to the town, so you could combine a visit with a wander to a cafe or shop to pick up some refreshments. It’s around half a mile walk to the start of the shopping precinct.⠀

There are 2 car parks with free parking for 3 hours. You just need to remember to get a free ticket from the machine. Or you can walk from town if you’ve parked there.⠀

What you need to know

  • DOGS ALLOWED? Yes, on leads.
  • PICNIC PLACE? Yes, tables dotted around and lots of grassy space for blankets.
  • TOILETS? At the information centre but please check that it is open in line with COVID-19 guidelines.
  • ADDRESS: Brueton Park End, Warwick Road, B91 3HA. Malvern Park End, New Road, B91 3DL.

Visit Warwickshire Wildlife Trust for more information.

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