Fircroft College of Adult Education
Founded in 1909 by George Cadbury Jnr., grandson of Cadbury’s co-founder John, Fircroft College of Adult Education is based in his former family home, a beautiful Edwardian building set in six acres of gardens.
Fircroft was originally created to provide educational opportunities for some of the most disadvantaged and excluded members of society. One hundred years on, its mission of ‘social justice’ endures with the College running a number of residential short and longer courses, many of which are aimed at students with no or few prior formal qualifications, helping them to reach their true potential.
Come and have a tour of the building and imagine how it was when it was a family home, a number of its features relatively unchanged.
We will be selling honey from our very own bee hives and plants from the garden.
Refreshments will be available to purchase from our Fircroft dining room.
Selly Oak is recorded in the Domesday Book as Escelie and in medieval times was known as “Selleye”. Come and see some fantastic medieval re-enactment battles and demonstrations given by Stronghold Reenactment, a professional re-enactment society, in the Fircroft grounds.
Date & Time
Sat 11 Sept | 10am–4pm
Fircroft College of Adult Education, 1018 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, B29 6LH
Booking not required
Good accessibility to most areas. Woodland walk is uneven and woody. 2 disabled parking spots and several parking spaces close to the building (free parking). Lift available to upstairs areas. Toilets on site.