Location

The park is located in the south of Birmingham just off the Bristol Road South, opposite The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital between Selly Oak and Northfield, in the Weoley Ward.

See map here.

 

November 2018

Friends of Manor Farm Park have been producing beautiful, inexpensive calendars for almost a decade now and every year we have seen sales of these calendars increase. We are hoping that this year will be no exception and early indications are promising.

2019 calendars can be ordered from our Secretary, Daniel either via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or from the Contact Us page via the contact form: you can also call the Secretary on 021 476 6329 [mob: 07845 565710] to order.

Further information and to see an example of our calendars, please visit this page on the site.

If you submit an order before midnight on 15th November 2018, you will save £2.00 on the purchase price of £8.00/calendar which, incidentally, is the subscription cost of one year's membership of the Friends; membership forms are available from the Secretary via the contact details above. Information regarding membership is in this article.

 

Autumn Antics 2018:

Our Autumn Antics Event, as the name suggests, is held in the park during the autumn half-term holiday break from school. The event is free and open so anyone may attend, though we do appreciate any donations, however small, they help with the costs of supplying the refreshments, pumpkins and other things we that help make it the success it has become during the previous three years.

 

Planned Activities for November 2018:

Our monthly WaterSide Care activity is to be held on Sunday 4th November and the monthly Conservation Day will be on 24th November. Any cancellation due to severe weather may be rescheduled to a later date. See this copy of a poster regarding the activities, please.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Barn:

Now

In order to keep up to date with developments regarding the Cadbury Barn and what we are doing, please go here

The Barn:

Then

Oddly enough, right from when it was erected in 1896, the Cadbury Barn has never been used as a barn. The main purpose of the building was to entertain children from the inner City who were less fortunate and had never experienced the countryside.

Every weekend, right up until WWII, hundreds of children would have fun on the farm and learn about the countryside; then, in the late afternoons they would enjoy a feast of sandwiches and cakes in the Barn, creating lots of noise and laughter, to the delight of George and Elizabeth.

At the outbreak of the Second World War, the barn and the surrounding buildings became a training centre for the Friends Ambulance Unit, which you can read more about here.

The Barn:

Future

The original building, having been destroyed by fire means there is not, in reality, a future for the Barn at all. However, the Stakeholder Group continue to meet and plan for a future that will include, if not the original and unique Barn being brought back into community use, then a reasonable facsimilie being utilized that will include parts of the original witin its construction. Nothing can be confirmed, one way or another at this time, there is still a lot of planning and preparation to be done.

One thing that can be confirmed though, is our need of funds and you can help in any number of ways: join the FoMFP, which is only £2.00/year per person; buy our calendar; come to our events and have a go on the Tombola, make donations for the free refreshments and/or buy a cuddly hand made toy. You can even help right now by visiting this article and following the instructions.

 

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