Sutton Park

Vacation Travel Guide
Sutton Park which includes landscape views and a garden

Visit one of Europe’s largest urban parks for sports and recreational activities, wildlife spotting and fishing, and Roman archaeological sites.

Sutton Park is one of the biggest urban green spaces in Europe. The park is situated north of Birmingham city center and is spread across 2,200 acres (900 hectares). Here, you can see medieval fishponds, visit archaeological sites dating to the Roman era and explore walking trails. The park can trace its history to around A.D. 80 and today attracts more than 2 million visitors a year.

Sporting activities abound in the park. Golfers will enjoy playing a round at the two golf courses. Watch model aircraft at the Flying Field close to Boldmere Gate. Younger visitors will appreciate the children’s playgrounds and pony rides.

The park has seven man-made lakes. Powell’s Pool is the largest and was built in 1730. Keep an eye out for water birds, including grebe, ducks and coots. Fishing is allowed on some of the pools, but you’ll need to purchase a license from the Visitor Centre and bring your own gear.

Follow designated walking trails to spot oak woodlands and grazing cattle. Download a map from Sutton Park’s official website or stop by the Visitor Centre for more details.

The Visitor Centre also has information on the history of the park. Use the leaflets provided to learn about the various archaeological sites around the park, including a preserved stretch of a Roman road built in the first century.

Bring a picnic and sit by the ponds or in the park’s gardens. Alternatively, buy food from one of the restaurants.

Sutton Park is situated in Sutton Coldfield, a 20-minute drive from Birmingham’s city center. Parking is free, except on Sundays and public holidays during the summer months. The nearest train station is Sutton Coldfield, which is a five-minute walk from the park’s Town Gate entrance.

The park is open every day of the year.

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Top Hotels Close to Sutton Park

The Townhouse Sutton
The Townhouse Sutton
3.5 out of 5
High Street, Sutton Coldfield, England
The price is ¥8,690 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Situated in Sutton Coldfield, this hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Sutton Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Alexander Stadium and StarCity. Villa Park and Birmingham ...
3.4/5 Good! (49 reviews)
Great rooms. Great location!
"Great location in the centre of Sutton. Free parking for residents in the pay and display on site. Free entry into the nightclub attached to the venue. So convenient for staggering back to your room at the end of the night!!! Rooms are clean and well presented. Would highly recommend."

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

The Townhouse Sutton
Birmingham North Moor Hall Hotel, BW Premier Collection
Birmingham North Moor Hall Hotel, BW Premier Collection
4 out of 5
Moor Hall Drive, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, England
The price is ¥10,229 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 22
Located in the heart of Sutton Coldfield, this spa hotel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Sutton Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ash End House Children's Farm and Belfry ...
4/5 Very Good! (361 reviews)
"Very appealing nicely decorated and welcoming"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2021

Birmingham North Moor Hall Hotel, BW Premier Collection
Luxury 3 Bedroom Apartment
Luxury 3 Bedroom Apartment
Sutton Coldfield, ENG
The price is ¥60,162 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 9
Situated in Sutton Coldfield, this apartment building is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Sutton Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Alexander Stadium and StarCity. Villa Park ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Excellent host will definitely be renting this apartment again!
"Very happy lovely apartment nice and clean & even had food waiting for us in the fridge! :)"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Luxury 3 Bedroom Apartment
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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The Kingstanding Inn
The Kingstanding Inn
3.5 out of 5
72 warren farm road, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥4,120 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
The Kingstanding Inn
The Townhouse Sutton
The Townhouse Sutton
3.5 out of 5
High Street, Sutton Coldfield, England
The price is ¥8,690 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
The Townhouse Sutton
Birmingham North Moor Hall Hotel, BW Premier Collection
Birmingham North Moor Hall Hotel, BW Premier Collection
4 out of 5
Moor Hall Drive, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, England
The price is ¥10,229 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 22
Birmingham North Moor Hall Hotel, BW Premier Collection
Luxury 3 Bedroom Apartment
Luxury 3 Bedroom Apartment
Sutton Coldfield, ENG
The price is ¥60,162 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 9
Luxury 3 Bedroom Apartment
New Hall Hotel & Spa
New Hall Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Walmley Road, Sutton Coldfield, England
The price is ¥22,861 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 22
New Hall Hotel & Spa
3 bedroom accommodation in Sutton Coldfield
3 bedroom accommodation in Sutton Coldfield
Sutton Coldfield, ENG
3 bedroom accommodation in Sutton Coldfield
Clover Spa and Hotel
Clover Spa and Hotel
3.5 out of 5
759 Chester Road, Erdington, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥14,037 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Clover Spa and Hotel
Ramada by Wyndham Birmingham Sutton Coldfield
Ramada by Wyndham Birmingham Sutton Coldfield
3 out of 5
Penns Lane Walmley, Sutton Coldfield, England
Ramada by Wyndham Birmingham Sutton Coldfield
Sutton Guest House
Sutton Guest House
3 out of 5
85 Sutton Road, Birmingham, England
Sutton Guest House
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.