Internationally renowned leisure facilities

Our leisure attractions across the Estate are surprisingly varied, stretching from internationally recognised sporting venues to award winning arts, cultural and leisure attractions.

Calthorpe Estates is home to Edgbaston First, which boasts a wealth of arts, sports, leisure and cultural attractions. Within the Estate there are an array of international sport, leisure, arts and cultural attractions which attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Sporting attractions
Across the Estate you can watch world-class crickets players in action at Edgbaston Stadium or the see the pre-Wimbledon AEGON Classic Birmingham tennis tournament at Edgbaston Priory Club.

Sporting activities
You can play, or indeed learn to play, a range of sports including golf at the stunning Edgbaston Golf Club, tennis at Edgbaston Priory Club or Edgbaston Archery & Lawn Tennis Club. Alternatively you could participate in cricket at Edgbaston Stadiums nets, or indulge in a spot of croquet at Edgbaston Croquet Club or learn to play bowls at Edgbaston Bowling Club.

Arts and culture
At the Barber Institute of Fine Arts you can view a range of masterpieces or visit the mac (Midlands Arts Centre) and enjoy one of their many art exhibitions – while you are there you could sign up for one of their workshops, see a film or drama performance, or grab a bite to eat.

Alternatively why not pop down to the University of Birmingham and visit the Lapworth Museum of Geology or hear a concert in the Bramall Music Building.

For something a bit more leisurely, you can visit the superb Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the historic Winterbourne House and Gardens – both of which often have a number of workshops on offer. If that does not take your fancy you can visit the stunning 80 acre parkland within Cannon Hill Park or visit the educational Birmingham Wildlife Nature Centre.

After which you can enjoy fine food and a drink in one of our many quality eateries, delis and independent public houses across the Estate, whether in Edgbaston Village or one of the venues.

To visit the Edgbaston First website and find out more, see what is on, or take advantage of seasonal special offers – click here