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Things to see and do | Sutton Park | Birmingham City Council

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Things to see and do

Attractions and sports facilities are marked on the Sutton Park map


There are two children's playground in the park. One near the Town Gate entrance and one near the Banner's Gate entrance.

Food and refreshments

There are a number of restaurants in the park.

Donkey sanctuary

The Donkey Sanctuary has base in the park.

Jogging, walking, cycling and horse riding

There are dozens of paths and bridleways running across the park, making it easy to explore the park. A number of running events are staged in the park each year.

There's a 5 kilometre walking route through the park

Cycling and horse riding are only allowed on the bridleways. Car parks for horseboxes are marked on the park map .


You can sail and canoe at Powell’s Pool with the Sutton Sailing Club.The club also run learn to sail lessons.

You can kayak and canoe at Blackroot Pool with the Royal Sutton Coldfield Canoe Club. The club also run lessons.


Thousands of anglers visit Sutton Park every year. Fishing is permitted in Blackroot, Bracebridge, Powells and Keepers Pools. A close season operates from 15 March to 15June due to the park's status as a National Nature Reserve.

Find out more about fishing in Birmingham’s parks.

Model aircraft and yachts

There is a model aircraft flying field in Sutton Park. There are rules in place which all flyers must follow. Flyers must be members of the Sutton Park Model Aero Club.


You can play golf at the 18 hole Boldmere golf course, located next to Sutton Park.


There are two orienteering courses are in the park. Maps are available from the Visitor Centre.

Orienteering is not permitted between 1 April and 1 September, to prevent disturbance to wildlife.