For Families

Sarehole Mill is a lovely site for families to visit and explore nature. 

Woodland Realm

Little ones will love exploring the Woodland Realm, a small area of forest next to the Mill Pond where magic and nature combine to create wonder round every corner!

Explore enchanting creations by local sculptor Graham Jones; are they homes for fairies or sprits, elves or squirrels? Let your imagination decide! Look out for the many birds and animals that call the pond home. Get moving on the balance beams and make music on the Wall of Sound.

Everything in the Woodland Realm is crafted out of sustainably sourced local timber or recycled materials supporting our commitment to 

Two children playing on the 'Wall of Sound' which features pot, pans and metal tubes

Activity Packs

Our Sarehole Mill activity packs will keep all the family busy. You will have fun as you draw, search and play around the Mill Courtyard and in the Woodland Realm.

Each activity pack contains:

  • A lovely Birmingham Museum pencil
  • Colouring pencils
  • Activities to do in the Courtyard and Woodland Realm
  • Drawing challenges
  • Our fun 'find something' challenges for all the family
  • Your own 'Museum Detective' badge

Activity packs cost £3. They are available to buy in the Community Shop on the day of your visit.

Sarehole Mill activity pack with pencil, colouring pencils and badge


There are a variety of family activities to take part in throughout the weekends and Birmingham school holidays. See the What's On for details.

Children Visiting Us

We welcome unaccompanied children aged 12 or over. Children aged 11 or under will need to be accompanied by a parent, or a guardian aged 16 or over.

All children under 16 wanting to join a guided tour must be accompanied by someone aged 16 or over.

Children will be asked to leave if behaviour is not appropriate and affects exhibits or other visitor’s experiences.

Useful Information

  • Baby changing in ladies toilets.
  • Pushchairs can access the ground floor and first floor of the mill only. 
  • Highchairs are available.