Bournville Park


Selly Oak Road, Birmingham B30 1UG

Plan your journey.

How to get there and parking

Entrances on Selly Oak Road, Linden Road, Beech Road and Thorn Road.

Small car park.

Bournville railway station is 10 minutes’ walk from the park. The No. 11 bus stops nearby.

About the park

A small park in the suburb of Bournville, originally a “garden village” founded by the Quaker Cadbury family for employees at its chocolate factory.

Located within the Bournville Village Trust estate, the park was transferred to the City of Birmingham by the Trust in 1920. It illustrates philanthropist George Cadbury’s ambition that one-tenth of the estate should be “laid out and used as parks, recreation grounds and open space.”

Bench next to a path through Bournville Park. Children's playground in the distance.
Video introduction

Facilities at the park
  • Bowling green
  • Picnic area
  • Play area close to the Linden Road entrance
  • Tennis Courts – three hard courts accessed from the car park across a small footbridge
  • Seats
There are no toilets on site.
Points of interest
  • The Bourn Brook runs through the park
  • Two park keepers’ huts remain from the early days of the park – one was used to sell ice cream and confectionery in the 1930s and 1940s
  • Bournville Village Green and local shops are close by
Park friends group

The Friends of Bournville Park is a charitable organisation dedicated to the preservation, improvement and promotion of Bournville Park.

For further information, or to get involved, visit the Friends of Bournville Park's website.

Parks friends group activities

Activities include:

  • working with Birmingham City Council and Bournville Village Trust to care for the park
  • promoting the park as a place for fun, relaxation, learning and wellbeing
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