Manor Farm Park Heritage Trail
A trail takes visitors to ten sites in the beautiful Manor Farm Park, highlighting the changes from farmland in the 16th Century, to the development of a country estate and ownership by the Cadbury Family, to the creation of a public park in 1955.
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 2 km walking Trail visits ten sites of historic interest in and around Manor Farm Park; each site has a QR code which, when scanned on a smartphone, 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.
There will be guided tours at 11am and 2pm. The tour will take about an hour and is 2km long. There will be refreshments on site. Please note, there are no toilets in the park.
For more details about the Manor Farm Park Heritage Trail click here
How to get there
Visitors can walk or cycle from Bournville Green using the Merritt’s Brook Greenway, catch a 61 or 63 bus to a stop right outside the Park or drive and park on the car park off Bristol Road. The bus stops and car park are on Bristol Road South just opposite the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital; the postcode is B31 2AB.This event is part of Bournville Heritage Open Day. Many other historic sites in the wider Bournville area open their doors on Saturday 9th September. For a full list of events in Bournville, click here.
Organised by Friends of Manor Farm Park
Date & Time
Sat 9 Sept | 10am–4pm
Guided tours 11am-12pm & 2pm-3pm
Manor Farm Park, 389 Bristol Road South, Northfield, B31 2AB
Booking not required
Main paths in the park are paved and accessible