• Tai Chi & Qigong in Parks and Open Spaces

    Tai Chi & Qi Gong in Kings Norton Park

    Whilst Tai Chi & Qigong sessions continue in our local parks, unfortunately, a lack of funding in some areas has meant that some parks are no longer hosting sessions. As you can imagine, we are immensely disappointed but with the support of new funding opportunities and some of our existing tutors, we have reshaped the Tai Chi & Qigong programme to bring about the best possible delivery schedule bearing in mind the reduction in overall funds. Below is the revised list of sessions, some of which have been amalgamated with others, some of which now make a small, nominal charge, and some of which, have sadly ceased.

    We’re working hard to re-establish delivery of Tai Chi & Qigong back to what it has been and this is alongside our core work which strives to empower individual Friends Groups and develop their capacity, so that Birmingham has a network of open spaces which are not only fun, desirable places to be, but also have a special and protected place in the hearts and minds of our people.

    Tai Chi & Qigong involves gentle exercise that combines breathing and relaxation with slow movements, proven to have benefits for both physical and mental health. No previous experience is necessary and it’s free – so why not give it a go?

    Have a look at the listings below to see when and where these weekly sessions are taking place:


     Kings Heath Park, 10am – 11am
    Stirchley Park, 1.00pm – 2.00pm
    *Westley Vale, 3.15pm – 4.15pm
    Nettlefold Garden, 10am – 11am (£3 per session)
    *Handsworth Park, 10.30am – 11.30am
    Cofton Park, 10.30am – 11.30am (Donations)
    Sorrel Park, 1pm – 2pm (Session currently paused**)
    Perry Hall Park, 10am – 11am
    Sheldon Park, 10.30am – 11.30am 
    Windermere Road Fields, 11am – 12pm
    *Manor Farm Park, 12.30pm – 1.30pm 
    Queens Park, 1.30pm – 2.30pm
    *Westley Vale, 10am – 11am
    *Cotteridge Park, 10.30am – 11.30am
    Bloomsbury Park, 10.30am – 11.30am (Currently closed)
    *Bournville Park, 12pm – 1pm
    Rookery Park, 1pm – 2pm (Session currently paused**)
    Billesley Common, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
    Kings Heath Park, 10am – 11am
    Senneleys Park, 12pm – 1pm
    Balaams Wood, 2pm – 3pm (Donations)
    *Funding now sourced by Friends Group
    **Session currently paused, possibly commencing again in early 2024

    For more information including the What3Words app locations for where the sessions are taking place, please click here.

    If you are interested in finding out more about the Tai Chi & Qigong sessions or any of our Friends Groups, please contact [email protected]