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Places to visit in Sandwell

We are at the heart of the West Midlands in the Black Country, long-known for its industrial heritage. But we’re also home to 1,200 hectares of award-winning parks, playing fields and open spaces. 

Unexpected, perhaps, but they all add up to a range of green spaces to discover – from our ‘jewel in the crown’ Sandwell Valley in West Bromwich to nature reserves dotted all over the borough.

We look after some of the most important and interesting historic buildings in the West Midlands, where visitors can discover the fascinating stories of those who lived and worked in these buildings.

We’ve got a lively programme of events, exhibitions and activities for all ages, rooms to hire, wedding venues, creative learning activities and leisure centres.

Haden Hill House Museum

Haden Hill House is full of Victorian history and fascinating stories!

Haden Hill House Museum

Open to the public and for special events throughout the year.
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Lightwoods House

This 18th century house is beautifully presented with tea room, and private hire spaces.

Lightwoods House

As well as being a great place for children and families to explore, Lightwoods House is also a fantastic wedding venue.
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Sandwell Libraries

Sandwell Libraries are busy community hubs offering much more than just borrowing books.

Sandwell Libraries

They are used by community groups for art exhibitions, craft clubs, children's holiday activities, gigs, drama and dance.
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Oak House Museum

Oak House was once a farmer's house in 1620. It has a whole host of stories to tell!

Oak House Museum

The museum has an exciting programme of activities and events to enjoy for all ages throughout the year.
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Sandwell Park Farm

Visit our animals in residence at Sandwell Park Farm and delightful tea room.

Sandwell Park Farm

See chickens and pigs, alpaca and sheep, goats and horses plus much more in the walled garden.
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Forge Mill Farm

Forge Mill is a working farm with milking parlour, lambs throughout the spring and goats in the field.

Forge Mill Farm

Visit throughout the year to experience farm life and meet the farmers working hard.
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Parks & Nature Reserves

We're proud to have 11 Green-flag awarded parks and green spaces as well as lovely nature reserves.

Parks & Nature Reserves

Lots for you and your family to enjoy as you get close to nature and discover the natural world.
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Leisure Centres

We have 10 leisure centres across our six towns with facilities to suit everyone's needs!

Leisure Centres

Facilities to suit everyone's needs including gyms, swimming pools and outdoor playing fields.
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Galton Valley Pump Station

This station pumped water from the lower new line to the high old line canal.

Galton Valley Pump Station

The building is largely staffed by volunteers - the Friends of Galton Valley Pumping Station.
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RSPB Sandwell Valley

Get close to nature, a perfect reserve for families to have fun outdoors.

RSPB Sandwell Valley

Get close to nature at Sandwell Valley, a perfect reserve for families to have fun together outdoors.
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Sandwell Valley Country Park

Open countryside, two working farms, playground, mountain bike trails and lots more.

Sandwell Valley Country Park

The jewel in Sandwell's crown with lots to enjoy with family and friends
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Geopark

The Black Country is now a UNESCO Geopark. Visit of Geopark sites in Sandwell.

Geopark

Five sites within the Borough have been marked as internationally important.
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Beyond Sandwell

The Black Country, located to the west of Birmingham, is made up of most of the four metropolitan district council areas of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. 

There are so many places to visit in the Black Country, Birmingham, the West Midlands and beyond. 

Click on the map to find out more about the whole of the West Midlands or see below for things to do in our bordering towns.