The Red Shed on the Playing Fields

We have recently completed building a new community space for the people of Ladywood and beyond!

The building is just off Selwyn Road and is accessible from the path around the Edgbaston reservoir.

The full address is:

The Red Shed,
Selwyn Road Playing Fields,
79 Selwyn Road,
Birmingham,
B16 0SL

We launched The Red Shed and the whole Edgbaston Reservoir site with a Family Fun Day, during the August Bank Holiday weekend.

We want to work with local people and groups to create a sustainable, safe, active and open space that supports the wellbeing of all. Through a range of activities delivered at The Red Shed, we want to meet the different interests and needs of individuals and their communities; for environment and for growing, for learning and for sport, for art and for culture.

Our Current Activities at The Red Shed

Stay, Learn and Play: Tuesdays 10am - 11:30am

Stay, Learn and Play is open to children 0-5 and their parents/guardians. Sessions are free and are designed to support learning, improve English skills and develop social skills. Stay, Learn & Play also offers a valuable source of support for the wider family, giving you the chance to meet other parents and develop friendships and support networks, increase your confidence and find ways to support your children’s learning at home too. 

To view full details about our Stay, Learn and Play, please click here.

To register for a session, please contact Anjna on 07535 524113 or Jamilah on 07305 041135

Gardening Club: Thursdays 10am - 12pm

Get digging and growing with our weekly gardening club.

For more information, call Stuart on 07538 822676

Running and Wellbeing Group: Sundays 9am - 11am

Keep fit and healthy and meet new people at this weekly running club, organised in partnership with Edgbaston Reservoir Running and Wellbeing Group.

For more information, call Stuart on 07538 822676

Community Litter Pick: first Wednesday of every month 11am - 1pm

Help keep our community clean and litter-free with our monthly litter pick.

For more information, call Stuart on 07538 822676

To view a full timetable of activities across all three of our centres please click here

But that's not all - we have bolder ambitions

  • A 2nd building for growing and “mucking about”
  • Crops on the field, to supply local business and support local people
  • An outdoor amphitheatre – a place for creativity to flourish
  • A biodome – to bring together the flora of the world

Work with us

If you have an idea or community project you’d like to develop at The Red Shed, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you:


email: theplayingfield@bsettlement.org.uk


call: 0121 250 0777

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