Directions

The Woodbrooke Centre is located in Selly Oak, Birmingham. You can find our location here.

Arriving by train

Woodbrooke is based in Selly Oak – around five miles south of Birmingham city centre. Trains arrive into Birmingham New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill stations. From New Street station you can catch a bus, taxi, or local train to Selly Oak.

Local trains to Selly Oak depart regularly and take about 10 minutes. From Selly Oak station, Woodbrooke is a short bus ride on either the 61 or 63 (go to the ticket office, walk straight on out of the exit and continue walking outside the station and the bus stop is just a few yards down the main road).

Arriving on foot

If you are walking from Selly Oak station, go to the ticket office, turn left outside the station and walk to the main Bristol Road. Turn left and keep walking. You will pass Sainsburys (on your right), the Christian Life Centre (on your left) and the Selly Oak Meeting House (on your left). Keep walking, past George Cadbury Hall and Fircroft College. Woodbrooke is on the left before the bus stop. The distance to Woodbrooke is approximately one mile.

Arriving by local bus

If you prefer, you will still be able to catch a no 61 or 63 bus from Birmingham New Street station. Ask a member of the train station staff to direct you to the walkway that will take you to the rear of the station and will direct you to the entrance of the Bullring where there is a Boots. The bus stop for no 61 and 63 is the one to the left of Boots. Ask for the ‘Witherford Way’ stop.

After passing through Selly Oak, you will pass Sainsburys (on your right) and you will go past the Christian Life Centre (on your left). The Woodbrooke stop is the one after the stop at George Cadbury Hall. Get up to get off the bus as it begins to go down the hill. Buses accept the exact fare only so please have plenty of change with you. Check the National Express West Midlands website for current fares. If you are planning to make more than one bus journey in a day, it is normally cheaper to buy a day ticket.

Arriving by bike

Local train operator West Midlands Trains welcomes bicycles on board all off-peak services at no charge. From Selly Oak station, Woodbrooke is approximately one mile following the same directions as getting here on foot.

Arriving by car

From the M6, leave at Junction 6 (Spaghetti Junction) and take the A38 Aston Expressway into Birmingham city centre, onto an overpass, through three tunnels and on to the Bristol Road A38 at Belgrave Middleway. Keep going on this road until you have passed the University of Birmingham in Edgbaston on your right. At the fork in the road around a Tesco petrol station turn left onto the B384 to go through Selly Oak. Carry on straight and you will re-join the A38 after the Sainsbury’s supermarket. You will then pass the Christian Life Centre, the local Selly Oak Quaker Meeting House and the entrance to Fircroft College. The Woodbrooke entrance is just after the speed camera and before the bus stop on the left.

Please note that using this route will pass through Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone. Check in advance whether your vehicle requires a permit. To avoid the Clean Air Zone, follow the road signs from the A38 Aston Expressway to join the Middle Ring Road; you will rejoin the route when you reach Bristol Road/Belgrave Middleway.

From the M40, join the M42. Exit M42 at Junction 2 and take the A441 towards Birmingham (signposted Cadbury World). After 6 miles, turn left onto the A38 Bristol Road. Woodbrooke is on the left after Fircroft College.

From the M5, leave at Junction 4 and take the A38 north for 6 miles towards Birmingham. After passing under a footbridge, look out for Woodbrooke 200 yards beyond on the right. Go further up the hill and do a U-turn through the next gap (as signposted) to come back down the hill to the Woodbrooke entrance just before the bus stop on the left.

 

Electric cars

Woodbrooke has limited facilities for those who require electric charging points (EV). We currently have access for two vehicles using 3-pin sockets.