Sandwell Valley Country Park includes nature reserves, lakes, miles of walking trails and bike tracks, adventure playground, and lots more. Sandwell Valley Visitor Centre and Forge Mill Farm has free to access food and drink areas, and small charges for some visitor experiences.

Forge Mill Farm (Fees apply)
Autumn / Winter: 1st Oct – 31st March10:00 – 16:00
Spring / Summer: 1st April – 30th Sept10:00 – 18:00
Forge Mill Farm, The Wagon and Picnic & Playground Area (Free)
Weekends and School holidays Only10:00 – 16:00
Sandwell Valley Visitor Centre (All areas free except for special events)
Winter10:00 – 16:00
Summer10:00 – 16:00
Sandwell Valley Courtyard Kitchen (Free Access)
Weekdays10:00 – 15:00
Weekends and School Holidays8.30 – 16:00
Adventure Playground
Main park gate opening and closing times
Adventure Cabin Snack Shack (may shut early during bad weather)
Autumn/Winter12:00 -16:00
Spring/Summer12:00 -19:00
Sandwell Valley Amusements (run independently)
Weekends and School Holidays10:00 – 16:00
High Ropes (open spring to autumn)
Term Time Wednesday to Sunday10:00 – 17:00
School Holidays Daily10:00 – 17:00

Rabbit Village and Victorian Walled garden

Entrance to the Victorian Gardens and Rabbit Village is currently free. However, we encourage a donation of £1 per visitor for those that are able to afford, with donation points throughout the site. This helps us care for our Rabbits and keep the Victorian Gardens working with their outreach and education programme.

Forge Mill Farm

For Forge Mill Price Opening times, visit Forge Mill Farm website.

Adults £4.50
Child (2-14)£5.50
Under 2’sFREE
Registered CarerFREE
Family (1 Adult, 3 Children)£18.50
Family (2 Adult, 3 Children)£23.00

Winter Daily9.30 AM – 3 PM (Parking charges in operation)
Summer Daily9 AM – 6 PM (Parking charges in operation)
Salters Lane Car Park Barrier Opening and Closure Times
Winter Daily7 AM until 6 PM
Summer Daily7 AM until 8 PM
Pay and Display charges at car parks in any within Sandwell valley
Up to one hour40p
Up to two hours80p
Up to three hours£.1.20
Up to four hours£1.60
All day£2
One year season ticket£40

Once purchased, you can use at any of our Sandwell Valley Car Parks, including Forge Mill Farm.

Forge Mill, Forge lake and Swan Pool

  • Car* and Cycle Parking is available at Forge Mill Farm & Lake Car Park, and Swan Pool Car Park (with a short walk to the Farm). 
  • The M5 Motorway Bus Stop is nearest to Forge Mill Farm (short 15 minute walk)
  • A longer, but nice walk through Sandwell Valley Country Park takes about 40 minutes to Forge Mill Farm from West Bromwich Town Centre Transport Hub. 
  • Address is: Forge Mill Farm, Forge Lane, West Bromwich, B71 3SZ

Sandwell Valley Visitor Centre, Sandwell Showground, Priory Woods, Dartmouth Park and Sandwell Valley attractions including Junior Fair, Adventure Play, High Ropes etc

  • Car* and Cycle Parking is available at Lodge Hill Road, the main car park accessed from Salters Lane, West Bromwich. 
  •  is nearest to Forge Mill Farm (short 15 minute walk)
  • A short nice walk through Dartmouth Park takes about 15 minutes to Sandwell Valley Visitor Centre from West Bromwich Town Centre Transport Hub. 
  • Address is: Sandwell Valley Visitor Centre, Salters Lane, West Bromwich B71 4BG
  • This is also the location for the Adventure Playground, Sandwell Valley Showground, Sandwell Valley Amusements, High Ropes, and, Sandwell Valley Golf and Cycle Hire 

There are seven car parks located across the site with parking charges from as little as 40p. One ticket covers all Sandwell Valley Country Park car parks, so once you have paid and displayed you can move your vehicle to another car park and not have to pay again (Eg if you are visiting both the Visitor Centre and Forge Mill).

Charges apply between 9am and 6pm every day in summer (when British Summer Time is in force) and between 9.30am and 3pm every day in winter (when Greenwich Mean Time is in force). Outside of these times there is no charge for parking.

  • Sandwell Valley Visitor Centre Main car park, Pavilion car park and overflow car parks
    Lodge Hill Road, via Salter’s lane B71 4BG.
  • Dartmouth Park car park
    Lodge Hill Road, via Salter’s lane B71 4BG.
  • Forge Mill Farm & Lake car park
    Forge Lane, B71 3SZ
  • Swan Pool car park
    Park Lane, B71 3SZ

We welcome group visiting by coach and there is coach parking available at the Main Sandwell Valley car park, Pavilion car park, Forge Mill car park and Swan Pool car park.

Sandwell Valley is located a short walk from West Bromwich Town centre. West Bromwich Central is the nearest metro station linking the town from the centre of Birmingham and Dudley and Wolverhampton.

There is access to the Country Park by bus using Bus routes 4,5,16,40,45 and 46.

The park has a large number of flat paved routes and flat gradients suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs, walking aids and for those with limited mobility. These include routes around the Showground, around Swan Pool, the path from Swan Pool alongside the M5 motorway and the top of Dartmouth Park. There are steep but paved inclines in Dartmouth Park heading towards the Pavilion car park and Dartmouth pool and on the entrance road to Sandwell Valley heading towards the Visitor Centre. Paths around Sot’s Hole towards the M5 can become uneven and muddy in inclement weather along with some paths around the Priory Ruins. Disabled car parking is available at all car parks.

There are disabled toilets at Dartmouth Park (radar key access), The Pavilion car park, the Visitor Centre and Forge Mill. There are also Changing Places located at Forge Mill and the Pavilion car park.

At Forge Mill Farm there are sometimes loud noises and moving machinery.

There are rest benches placed at regular intervals through the park and there are a small number of accessible picnic benches based near the Visitor Centre and at Forge Mill.

The historic Courtyard at the Visitor Centre has a bricked surface which is uneven in places. The paths around the Victorian Garden are gravel and is the farm trail at Forge Mill.