Rowheath Pavilion was built in 1924 for the Cadburys as a sports and social club for the factory workers. At the time it had 14 football pitches, 13 cricket, four hockey and two rugby, 31 tennis courts, two bowling greens, two croquet lawns, an athletics track, clock golf and a boating and fishing lake. In 1937 a modernist lido was added. After the second world war there was a decline in usage leading to the closure of many of the sports facilities and the bulldozers ready to demolish the Italianate building.
Come and enjoy some family activities and explore the beautiful grounds surrounding the Italianate pavilion, which is still a popular recreation centre and important community park.
This event is part of Bournville Heritage Open Day. Many other historic sites in the wider Bournville area open their doors on Sat 9 Sept. For a full list of events in Bournville, click here.
Organised by Bournville Village Trust
Date & Time
Sat 9 Sept | 10am–4pm
LocationRowheath Pavilion, Heath Road, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1HH
BookingBooking not required
AccessRowheath Pavillion grounds are wheelchair accessible