Sports in Redditch
Redditch United Football Club
aka the Reds
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Redditch Cricket Club
Tel: 01527 62807
Redditch Rugby Football Club
Tel: 01527 62807
Redditch Sports and Leisure Centres
Redditch boasts excellent sports centres offering a full range of facilities, two swimming pools and three golf courses.
General Attractions in Redditch
Redditch has more to offer than you might imagine.
A well designed modern town but with an abundance of parks and woodlands, and a history that stretches back to the 12th century all set amid the beautiful Worcestershire Countryside and within easy reach of the Cotswolds and Shakespeare Country.
The Bordesley Abbey visitor centre is one of the Redditch’s major attractions, featuring displays of some of the fascinating finds at this site that have been uncovered since the first archaeological dig here in 1864.
Forge Mill Needle Museum and Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre
Needle Mill Lane,
Telephone: 01527 62509
The earliest record of needle-making in Redditch dates back to 1639 although the Forge Mill itself was built in 1730 remaining in use right up until 1958. Forge Mill is the only remaining water-driven needle scouring mill in the world.
The Palace Theatre
Box Office: 01527 65203
The Palace Theatre is an impressive Edwardian Theatre that offers both residents and visitors a lively and entertaining programme throughout the year.
It maintains its own Youth Theatre and Resident Amateur Company.
Parks and Woodland
Redditch has some 2000 acres of parks and woodland the centre piece of which is the 900 acre Arrow Valley Park with its 29 acre lake offering fishing, sailing, windsurfing and an award winning Nature Centre.
Arrow Valley Country Park and Countryside Centre
Telephone: 01527 464000
Created in the 1970's and extending over 2.5 miles from Bordesley Abbey in the north to Washford Mill in the south
Arrow Valley Country Park is the largest area of open space in Redditch.
Meandering through the park is the River Arrow providing excellent wildlife habitats and interesting walks for visitors.
The Countryside Centre is located in the centre of the Park and is home to an Information Centre, café, water-sports and conference facilities.
There are a large number of way-marked footpaths which you can follow from the centre plus a cycleway and bridle path.
In the south of the Park are Redditch Arboretum, Ipsley Church and Redditch Skate Park.
Morton Stanley Park
Morton Stanley Park offers a rich mosaic of habitat and interest, there are formal areas designed for play and recreation, including twin zip wires and a skate park.
There are many historic landscape features within the park including mature hedgerows, trees, large open areas of wildflower meadow and several ecologically rich ponds both in the park and within a woodland setting.
In August the park plays host to the Morton Stanley Park Festival one of the largest free music and arts events in the region.
Shopping in Redditch
The Kingfisher Centre
Redditch Town Centre
The Kingfisher Centre is one of the largest covered shopping areas in the country with over 150 shops, cafes and restaurants in a climatically controlled environment.
The centre boasts impressive mosaic panels designed by
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi.
Redditch Town Centre is home to some great nightlife with over 20 cafes and restaurants, 50 or so pubs, a theatre and a multi-screen cinema complex.