Manor Farm Park Heritage Trail
A 2 km Trail takes visitors to ten sites in the beautiful Manor Farm Park that show the changes from farmland in the 16th Century to the development of a country estate, finally owned by the Cadbury Family, to the creation of a public park in 1955.
The 2 km Trail visits ten sites of historic interest in and near to Manor Farm Park; each site has a QR code which, when scanned on a smart phone, allows visitors to access information about the site on a website. A printed guide and map will be available for self guided tours but visitors can book one of two guided tours.
The park was formerly part of an ancient deer park, then agricultural land and in the early 19th Century became a country estate attached to the Manor House. When George and Elizabeth Cadbury bought the land in 1895 they built a large wooden barn to host parties for families from the City and Black County, sometimes with 700 people attending. The sites on the trail show visitors how the land was changed to meet the different requirements of its owners before being finally gifted to the City Council for use as a public park forever.
Date & Time
Sat 11 Sept | 11am & 1pm
Manor Farm Park, 389 Bristol Road South, Northfield, B31 2AB
Booking required for guided tour, not for self-guided tour
No toilets on site. Dogs welcome. Parking is available