Lowhill Lane, Northfield, Birmingham, B45 8UN
- How to get there and parking
Entrances off Lowhill Lane as well as via Lickey Road (B4120), Elliot Gardens and via Ten Ashes Lane (adjoining Groveley Lane B4096).
- About the park
Set in 135 acres of rolling fields, open grassland and trees, Cofton Park offers visitors a variety of recreational activities and other points of interest. It is situated on the slopes of the adjoining Lickey Hills Country Park and has been an integral part of local community life for more than 90 years. The land was originally purchased by Birmingham City Council in 1933 from the trustees representing well-known industrialist and manufacturer William Walter Hinder for the princely sum of £10,640. In his will, Mr Hinde left great swathes of his estate “for the purchase of land to be kept for ever as an open space for the benefit of the people of Birmingham”. As well as boasting stunning oak and ash trees the open space is ideal for dog walkers, wildlife spotters, picnics in the Summer and, on snowy winter days, its many slopes make it a magnet for sledging.
In 2010, the park was the site where Pope Benedict XVI canonised Cardinal John Henry Newman and in the past music concerts and festivals have taken place in the park, featuring acts such as Pixie Lott, Jess Glynne and McBusted.
- Video introduction
- Facilities at the park
- On-site parking accessible via the Lowhill Lane entrance
- Benches with great panoramic views
- Football pitch
- There are toilets at Cofton Plant Nursery and Lowhill Lane car park.
- Points of interest
A 200-year-old farmhouse, once part of the Lowhill Farm estate, is a focal point near the centre of the park.
Cofton Park is home to Cofton Plant Nursery. The nursery sells high quality seasonal bedding, shrubs, patio containers, hanging baskets and pot plants to the public. The nursery is open Monday to Thursday, 8am to 3pm, and Friday 8am to 2:30pm.