Friends of Sutton Park Association Diary of Events

Please note that the walks listed below may cross uneven ground and rough terrain. Please wear suitable footwear. All FOSPA events are free of charge and open to non-members, excepting the AGM which is for members only.

We look forward to seeing you.


Eco Festival

Date: September 29, 2018

Time: 11am - 6pm

Location: Corner of Thornhill and Hardwick Roads, B74 3EH

FOSPA have a stand at the Eco Festival. This year’s festival theme is ”The Good Life’.

‘Drop In’ sessions at the Visitor Centre

Date: September 8, 2018

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Location: Visitor Centrre

Following anti-social behaviour, including cycle thefts in Sutton Park NNR, West Midlands Police have launched an initiative with a series of ‘Drop In’ sessions at the Visitor Centre.  These will take place at 11.00hrs – 12.00hrs on the following dates:

8th September 2018

6th October 2018

4th November 2018

1st December 2018

These sessions are an opportunity for Park users to meet face to face with members of the WMP Neighbourhood Team to discuss any issues or ask a question, not just relating to the Park but also where you live.  They will also be offering security marking for cycle users.

Dawn Chorus

Date: May 27, 2018

Time: 5:30am

Location: Wyndley Pool

Our Dawn Chorus from Wyndley Pool, always a good starting point with the geese and other water birds.

Led by International Ornithologist and Ringer Dr. Robert Skeates.

Annual General Meeting: Members Only

Date: April 19, 2018

Time: 19:30

Location: Panel Room, Park House (Toby Inn)

Thursday April 19th at 19:30  in the Panel Room, Park House (Toby Inn) with a Guest Speaker Andy Perry, from the Donkey Sanctuary, a great community charity with a very interesting history.

Walking Through Time

Date: March 24, 2018

Time: 10:00am

Location: Streetly Gate

From the new walk series Walking Through Time – Walk No.1 led by Dr. Mike Hodder


Date: March 10, 2018

Time: Meet Antonia at car park 10.00.

Location: Boldmere Gate B72 6LH Sutton Park NNR.

RESCHEDULED to Saturday 10th March.

We shall be holding a Litter Pick – Keep Britain Tidy/Great British Spring Clean.

Come along and show you care.

Archaeological Walk with Dr. Mike Hodder

Date: September 30, 2017

Time: 10:00

Location: Town Gate

A guided Walk  No. 2 exploring the Park from Town Gate 10.00

Eco Festival at Streetly Methodist Church

Date: September 23, 2017

Time: From 12:00

Location: Streetly Methodist Church

Fun activities for all the family indoors and outdoors in our woodland and Eco garden.

Archaeological Interpretation Scheme

Date: July 28, 2017

Time: 10:00

Location: Town Gate

Walking Through Time

Archaeological Interpretation Scheme  ‘ Walking Through Time ‘  will be launched by Andrew Mitchell MP
Walk No. 2 and A Quizzical Walk Through Time with prizes for the best entries.

A new series of six walks titled ‘Walking through Time’. These will cover the whole of Sutton Park NNR, and will make it possible to do an individual walk, simply a section or a number of walks.  We have new signage and direction markers in place and will be adding to the website as each facility becomes available.

5th Annual BIO BLITZ

Date: June 17, 2017

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Visitor Centre, Town Gate

Become a citizen scientist for the day in Sutton Park with the Park Rangers & Fospa

Based at the Visitor Centre, Town Gate, there will be a number of walks and events focused around all flora & fauna, with independent surveys, determined by individual recorders.