Cannon Hill Park
Cannon Hill Park is made up of 80 acres of formal parkland and 120 acres of conservation and woodland plantation.
The park is also home to the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Centre and the mac theatre.
There are 2 children’s play areas on site. The first is located by the lake near to the midland arts centre (entrance Edgbaston Road). The second is located to the rear of the Pershore Road car park.
A children’s mini fun-fair operates at weekends, weather permitting.
Guided activities and tours
Our Rangers lead regular events and activities. These are a great opportunity to take an active role in caring for your local park or simply to learn more about Birmingham’s wildlife and green spaces.
Cannon Hill Park was donated to the citizens of Birmingham by Miss Louisa Ryland. She wanted the Park to be a source of healthy recreation for the people of Birmingham, and for them to help protect and preserve the park.
The park was designed by Mr. T J Gibson, who also designed Battersea Park in London. It was opened to visitors in 1873.
The mac arts centre is based in Cannon Hill Park. The centre hosts theatre, dance, music and comedy performances, and has a cinema.
There are plenty of events and activities for children, particularly during school holidays.