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What’s Near: Abbey Fields

Leisure Facilities

Abbey Fields is located close to the centres of both Wylde Green and Erdington, where you’ll find a selection of local shops, supermarkets, cafés and bars. Erdington town centre is just a ten minute walk away, or there are buses every few minutes from the Holly Lane stop opposite the development. Both the Chester Road and Erdington Stations are a short walk away, with trains serving stations between Lichfield and Redditch. The regular service to Birmingham New Street takes around 15 minutes.

The Erdington Leisure Centre which is also in walking distance offers a well equipped gym, a 30 metre swimming pool and a Turkish Suite with sauna and steam rooms. For medical needs, the Poplars Surgery in Holly Lane is just the other side of Sutton Road from Abbey Fields.

The Abbey Catholic Primary School in Sutton Road is just a short walk away, whilst the St Edmund Campion Catholic School and Sixth form in Holly Lane is just opposite the development.

The independent fee paying Highclare Senior School, which caters for both boys and girls, is also within walking distance. The development falls within the catchment area of Sutton Vesey Grammar school and for tertiary education access, the Birmingham Metropolitan and Sutton Campus and Sutton Sixth Form College.

You can discover an endless range of leisure facilities. Star City is perfect for the whole family, whether you fancy a game of mini golf, a spot of ten pin bowling or the latest blockbuster movie – with plenty of choice when it comes to food and drink too.

Birmingham and the wider region hosts the very best in amateur and professional sport, from international athletics to test cricket, tennis to Ryder Cup golf, plus Premier League and Championship football.

Just over 3 miles away you will find the historic landscape of Sutton Park, officially the seventh largest urban park in Europe and the second largest outside a capital city. The park covers a mix of heathland, wetlands and marshes, seven lakes, ancient woodlands, restaurants, golf courses, children’s playgrounds and even a donkey sanctuary.

Witton Lakes and Brookvale Park Lake are close by, with the lakes and surrounding parkland maintained as leisure amenities by Birmingham City Council, where you can enjoy walks, cycling or water activities.

Birmingham’s central location makes it an ideal starting point for so many adventures. Take the time to discover some of the most interesting and picturesque attractions that England has to offer.

Visit the Royal Shakespeare Company in Shakespeare’s home town in Warwickshire, or do battle with knights at the extraordinary Warwick Castle.

Board a historic steam engine on the Severn Valley Railway and explore the towns, villages and countryside of Worcestershire and Shropshire.

Midlands Arts Centre Birmingham


The city is well served by rail. Birmingham New Street, Moor Street and Birmingham International stations connect directly with 84 towns and cities across the UK. Birmingham New Street alone has more direct connections than any other station. You can reach Birmingham New Street from Erdington Train Station in under 15 minutes, and what’s more Erdington Train Station is within walking distance of Erdington Gardens, taking around 11 minutes.

At the heart of the country’s motorway network with easy access to the M6, M6 Toll, M5, M42 and M54, Birmingham is easy to get to by car. And once you’re here it couldn’t be easier to get around and visit the region. We are well served by local buses, trams and cycle ways.

Birmingham Airport welcomes more than 50 airlines from over 100 destinations. It’s located next to the M42 motorway, with Birmingham International train station right next door, putting passengers in the city centre within 10 minutes. Birmingham couldn’t be better connected.


Education options are plentiful with an array of public and private schools nearby, so schooling is taken care of. Erdington and the local area, has an excellent selection of good quality schools, with some within just a short distance.

College education is also easily accessible with a variety of choice all within a 5 mile radius, including the Birmingham Metropolitan College, Sutton Campus.

For University education Aston University and Birmingham City University can be reached very easily in approx. a 15 minute drive, as they are located within 6 miles from Erdington Gardens. Or a little further, is the University of Birmingham, this is still only just over 7 miles away from the development. A great choice for those stay at home students.

Also you can take advantage of the Erdington Library which is only a 15 minute walk, or visit the Library of Birmingham. Situated in the City Centre this fantastic building which opened in 2013 caters for everyone, regardless of age, background or circumstances.

Great Western Arcade


You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping. Start in Erdington or Wylde green high streets, or take a short drive to the fort shopping park, offering over 40 big name stores.

With over 1,000 shops, ranging from small boutiques to international stores, Birmingham has all your retail needs covered. And for fine dining or a contemporary bar, you won’t have to look far.

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