Winterbourne House and Garden
Birmingham, West Midlands
Average time spent – 2 hours.
Things to do at Winterbourne House and Garden review
Winterbourne is a stunning Edwardian house set in 7 acres of beautiful botanic gardens on the outskirts of Birmingham.
Visitors can explore the Grade II listed house before enjoying the wonderful gardens that sit at the back of the building. The house itself features child-friendly, interactive exhibits that bring the history of the building to life.
You can learn about the Nettlefold family that built the house, as well as the other families that lived in the building before it became part of the University of Birmingham in the 1940s. You can even see a piano owned by the grandfather of Lord of the Rings author J. R. R. Tolkein! They also offer family-friendly activity trails.
While it’s pleasant to wander around the house, the gardens are the main draw. Complete with manicured lawns, woodland areas and a stream, there is plenty of space for children to enjoy. You can even access public woodland from the gardens, which is another great plus for families.
There is a small, well-kept play area near the glass houses. It is only suitable for children 8 years and younger, but is an extra bonus for families with younger children.
Overall, Winterbourne House is worth a visit if you’re looking to fill a couple of hours in the peaceful, suburban outdoors.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the house is currently closed. Winterbourne is, however, giving visitors a free voucher to return before 22 December 2020 while the house remains closed.
Important Information Winterbourne House and Garden
Eating – The Terrace Tea Room – located where the original dining room would have been – provides a great selection of hot and cold food and drinks. Indoor and outdoor seating is available
Facilities in brief – Interactive exhibits inside the house; vast, manicured garden, small outdoor play area, family trails, gift shop, second-hand bookshop. Plus toilets and a tea-room.
Entry price – *Cheap
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap – Adult entry is £7.20. Child tickets (aged 5-16) are £6.20. Under 5s go free. There are group ticketing options available.
Opening: Open daily between 10.30 am and 4 pm (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day). For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dog friendly? Only assistance dogs are permitted
Address: 58 Edgbaston Park Rd, Birmingham B15 2RT, West Midlands. Phone:0121 414 3003
This is a Guest Post with thanks to Jenny from Commute Free Me.
Category – Edwardian Era Arts and Crafts botanical garden and house – suitable for most ages.
*This post contains affiliate links
Search nearby family-friendly hotels for somewhere to stay