Stirchley Baths

On Sunday I went to the first Stirchley Baths heritage tour with Liane, Amy and chloe. It is the first time I have ever been to Stirchley Baths but have followed the restoration and events online over recent years. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and the tour went really well, even keeping Amy and Chloe amused (ages 12 and 6). Children have to be 6 or over to go into the tunnels due to the steep ladder at the start but with staff on hand Chloe managed it with no problems and she only has little legs!

Lots of useful information and a great insight into what the baths were and what they have now become. These days of course the baths are no longer but it is an exciting community hub, full of events and groups and a cafe, all brilliantly restored from a building that a few years ago looked more likely to be demolished, or collapse!

There will be a heritage tour every month and is well worth a visit. To see what else is on go to the website

 

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Newman University Sports Centre

Today, I visited Newman University on Genners Lane, Bartley Green. It has some great facilities that are open to the community from 3pm to 10pm weekdays,  10am-5pm Saturdays and 10am-3pm on Sundays.

There is a cardio and weights gym, two squash courts, a sports hall for badminton, football, netball or basketball and an outdoor pitch which is currently being upgraded.

Prices are reasonable and there are very few options for gyms around Weoley so give it a try and don’t forget to mention where you heard about it!

For full details check out the website.