We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Sutton Park National Nature Reserve

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: National Nature Reserve Park Road, Sutton Coldfield B73 6BU, England
Phone Number:
+44 121 355 6370
Website
Today
09:00 - 18:30
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:30
Description:

Delivering a sense of wilderness within an urban environment, visitors to...

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 2,000 acres 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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 470 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 335
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Wonderfully relaxing

Great for so many things. Peaceful walk. Exercising the dogs. Family outing. Hide and seek. Kite flying. Bird watching. Just simply enjoying nature. Picnics.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Perryman57
,
UK
Add Photo Write a Review

470 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 467: English reviews
UK
Level Contributor
50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great for so many things. Peaceful walk. Exercising the dogs. Family outing. Hide and seek. Kite flying. Bird watching. Just simply enjoying nature. Picnics.

Helpful?
Thank Perryman57
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is about time birmingham city council actually spent some money on the play area at town gate. compared to Beacon park in Lichfield or Castle grounds in Tamworth it looks as though a child was given free use of the Argos catalogue. The park is beautiful and natural and MINE but surley we can give some space for kids... More 

Helpful?
Thank charleslorraine
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A park with lots of parking, good play areas & space. A good place to stroll, cycle or to picnic & chill. Probably lacking a really nice cafe but really good all the same with Sutton Coldfield & other towns close by

Helpful?
Thank stuarth1888
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would never know you were 7 miles from Birmingham City centre, beautiful scenery along gentle varied walks

Helpful?
Thank Stuart R
Walsall, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is vast with plenty to do for all members of the family. Visit the pools an feed the ducks and swans. There is a boat club, golf course, Donkey Sanctuary and plenty of eateries. Parking is available at all the different entrances.

Helpful?
Thank Steph1949
Walsall, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I take my greyhounds on the RGT walks here and it's always really pretty. The banners gate and main town gate are always busy on weekends, I think the best gate to go in through is the one with the Blackroot bistro, which does lovely vege breakfasts.

Helpful?
Thank LauraCook81
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I understand this is the largest park of its type in Europe. Two golf courses, one public one private and a whole raft of landscapes and lakes to enjoy. Very popular with dog walkers throughout the year. In the summer months a token fee of £1 is charged for those entering by car.

Helpful?
Thank Keith P
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are very lucky to have this excellent natural park. I enjoy regular walks across all areas. The Exmoor ponies and 7 lakes make walks very enjoyable.

Helpful?
Thank Tony S
York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Biased by a lifetime of use this is a breath of fresh air for family fun for all. Scenery beautiful and different areas for all choices for winter summer and spring

Helpful?
Thank 929Buzz
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I walk my dog here every day. He's a sprocker spaniel (half springer, half cocker) so he needs a lot of exercse. We do 5 miles every afternoon. I choose a different gate each day, and a different walk. I cannot get over how beautiful this park is. It has so many different habitats, and as soon as you are... More 

Helpful?
Thank Richard G

Travellers who viewed Sutton Park National Nature Reserve also viewed

Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
Wolverhampton, West Midlands
 
West Bromwich, West Midlands
 

Been to Sutton Park National Nature Reserve? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sutton Park National Nature Reserve and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
5 months ago
Solihull, United Kingdom
4 months ago
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
5 months ago
Derby
over a year ago

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Sutton Park National Nature Reserve staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?