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Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
If you’re out of ideas for how to entertain the kids, visitors or friends and family, Cannon Hill Park has the ideal day out for you.
Cannon Hill Park is just a couple of miles outside Birmingham’s city centre, and has an amazing range of activities, facilities and natural features to explore.
So much to do!
You never need to worry about finding some fun for your family in Birmingham when Cannon Hill Park is right around the corner! There are rides and games, arts and entertainment and amazing outdoor fun, all in the heart of Birmingham!
Indoor and outdoor fun!
Cannon Hill Park is a fantastic place to start a new adventure, there’s so much to do, from outdoor sports, games and rides, to shows and exhibitions, crafts, wildlife and more. There’s something brilliant for you to enjoy every day of the year, whatever the weather!
Start your adventure!
So take a look around and see what activities you want to do next time you visit, will it be boating on the lake? Maybe take in a show at the MAC? Visit a lynx at the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park or simply take a ride on the Land Train and see the sights. See how much you can fit into a day - we bet you can’t manage it all!
Things to do:
Simply the best day ever for toddlers to 10 year olds! The Fun Park is packed with games, rides and activities all designed for younger children (and some of them are suitable for parents too!).
36 holes of mini golf madness! Golden Putter Mini Golf at Cannon Hill Park is a brilliant way to spend the day with friends and family.
With a route right around the park, the Land Train stops off at all the major attractions, including the Fun Park, Golden Putter Mini Golf, Boating Lake, MAC, Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park and the Front Gates.
Swan Lake Boating
Take a trip out on the Boating Lake in a Swan Pedal Boat! It’s a fantastic way to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, exploring the waters and seeing even more of Cannon Hill Park.
MAC Birmingham is one of the most exciting cultural venues in the country, with galleries and exhibitions, cinema, theatre, dance, comedy and even crafts and workshops on throughout the year.
B’ham Wildlife Conservation Park
From reptiles and birds to furry favourites like monkeys and red pandas, there are new friends to meet everywhere you turn. You can even catch up with the keepers at feeding times to find out more about some of our animals and see them have their lunch!
Food & Drink
The main facilities for eating and drinking are the Garden Tea Room and the Bridges Cafe at the MAC. There’s also a bar at the MAC, and you can pick up snacks such as candy floss from the kiosk at the Fun Park.
If you’re looking for something a little more active when you visit Cannon Hill Park, we’ve got a range of sports facilities that you can make the most of!
Cannon Hill's history
Originally donated to the citizens of Birmingham by Louisa Ryland, Cannon Hill Park was opened to visitors in 1873, and was designed by TJ Gibson, who also designed Battersea Park in London.
Louisa Ryland hoped the park would help the people of Birmingham enjoy their recreation and keep healthy, a legacy that is still going strong.
The park itself includes 80 acres of formal parks, as well as 120 acres of conservation and woodland. It’s a brilliant place to enjoy a walk,run or cycle, or just to sit and relax. There’s also a natural amphitheatre with a beautiful listed Bandstand at its centre.
Picnicking is a popular pastime here every time the sun comes out, and of course even when the weather’s not fantastic you’ll still come across plenty of joggers and dog walkers who regularly use the park.
Pay and Play
With a fun pass
The easy way to pay for your day out and get more from your visit to Cannon Hill Park, your Fun Pass gets you rides and games at Golden Putter Mini Golf, Boating, the Land Train and the Fun Park!
Your Fun Pass is the easy way to get more out of your visit to Cannon Hill Park.
Obtain your Fun Pass from the kiosk. Refundable Fun Pass deposit: £1
Register & keep your card for a lifetime 20% top-up bonus.
(Please allow 12 hours for registration activation)
1 credit - £1
12 credits - £10
26 credits - £20
56 credits - £40
Use your Fun Pass at these attractions:
Bumper Cards: 2 credits (per car)
Roller Coaster: 1.5 credits
All other Rides: 1 credit
A great day out for School Trips and Parties
Cannon Hill Park is a great day out for school trips and parties, whether you want an educational talk from our brilliant Park Rangers, or hours of games and rides in the Fun Park!
A Party at Cannon Hill's Fun Park is simply Fantastic!
A party at Cannon Hill’s Fun Park is simply fantastic! Get 90 minutes of Fun Park madness with unlimited rides and even a tub of candy floss for all children too!
Our Regular Package costs just £7.50 per child (minimum party size is 10 children), for a party held in normal opening hours.
To book your party at the Fun Park in Cannon Hill, Get In Touch!
As well as everything the park has to offer, Birmingham’s expert Rangers can be booked for talks and courses to give your class a real insight into how our natural world works.
Birmingham's brilliant team of Park Rangers work across all of the City's public parks and can be booked for school trips to give your class a fantastic and educational day out.
From pond dipping to exploring the woodland, there are lots of ways to find out more about the natural world around us.
To find out more about the Park Ranger Service and their courses across Birmingham's public parks, including Cannon Hill, please visit birmingham.gov.uk/parkrangers
Cannon Hill Park Is Accessible For All
Cannon Hill Park has a range of facilities to make visiting as easy and fun as possible.
There are two car parks, one by the MAC off Edgbaston Road, and a smaller car park off the Russell Road.
1 Bus stop at Edgbaston Road
35 Bus stop at Willows Road
45 & 47 Bus stop at Pershore Road
61, 62 & 63 Bus stop a short distance away on the Bristol Road
Public toilets, including disabled toilets are located off the Edgbaston Road car park.
Green spaces are for everyone, and at Cannon Hill Park huge efforts have been made to ensure the park is as accessible as possible for those with disabilities or mobility issues.
Both car parks have disabled spaces, and disabled toilets are located off the Edgbaston Road car park.
The Land Train also has a wheelchair accessible carriage, which makes getting around the park so much easier, as you can simply get yourself a round ticket and get transport to and from all the major facilities as well as the main gates.
In addition the MAC provides level or ramped access and wheelchair accessible lifts across the whole building, with accessible toilets on each level. They also provide infrared or induction loop hearing systems in parts of the building.
Assistance dogs are also welcome throughout Cannon Hill Park.