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Explore the best of the West Midlands

A short 20 minute drive from the bustling metropolis of Birmingham, Great Barr is an ideal base from which to discover everything that the West Midlands has to offer - from fantastic shopping at the famous Bullring, to lively nightlife along Broad Street, to a music gig at one of its many concert halls.

Nature lovers experience

Just down the road is the Forge Mill Nature Reserve. Glimpse a variety of wildfowl and other species around the lake, or follow the footpath down to the Sandwell Valley RSPB Reserve. The visitor centre can be found on the Forge Mill Farm - a working dairy farm with free admission where the kids can learn about and feed a variety of rare breed farm animals before letting off some steam at the outdoor play area.

Fun for all the family

The Red House is a Grade II listed building set in parklands with lots to do for all the family - two excellent play areas, football pitches, tennis courts and a basketball course; relax after all that running around with a picnic Near the lake.