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Akamba Garden Centre

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Fab twist on a garden centre!

We had a lovely family day out here in the summer. The kids loved seeing the animals and playing on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Fabulous place to while away an hour or two. Lovely metal animals in realistic surroundings, plenty... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Sally A
Frome, England, United Kingdom
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  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“african theme”(21 reviews)
“curried goat”(19 reviews)
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Tythe Barn Lane | Shirley, Solihull B90 1PH, England
+44 121 733 3111
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic place for the family and really enjoyed the food and all of the amazing sculptures that are placed around!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Karenanderson1826
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

High Quality Restaurant - Brilliant Service Staff - Restaurant with Great Atmosphere. Great Venue for ALL THE FAMILY- If you like things with an African Feel = This IS THE PLACE FOR YOU. = You will not be Disappointed. Kp.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank PopsP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely family day out here in the summer. The kids loved seeing the animals and playing on the ‘beach’. The Caribbean food and music were lovely too. The facilities needed a bit of an update - especially the baby changing facilities.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CLizzy1517
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Fabulous place to while away an hour or two. Lovely metal animals in realistic surroundings, plenty of plants on offer, a shop selling authentic African goods and, best of all, a lovely cafe. It was bitterly cold on the day I visited but the cafe...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Sally A
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Trouble is, after numerous attempts/visits, we have yet to go when its ALL open. whoever the artist is that created those beautiful steel sculptures should be nationally recognised.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Andy T
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

I never usually leave reviews on these sites but I felt this deserved it, for all the wrong reasons unfortunately. I was recommended here by a few people who have eaten at the restaurant and so I thought we’d give it a try with some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank 406csmith
Reviewed October 5, 2018

This place is amazing. I was looking for canna lilies for a design project and their stock was stunning. I also got seduced into buying banana plants. The atmosphere is great and the quality of the plants is very high.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jules6620
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Love this place! Great for a summers day in the garden or an evening glass of wine and meal at the weekend.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank dawnfreeman2018
Reviewed October 3, 2018

I was taken to Akamba Garden Centre whilst visiting my daughter. What a surprise to find these amazing sculptures. Elephants, giraffes of all shapes and sizes, and other African animals too. A tiny taste of Africa in Solihull. There was a nice restaurant on site...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lupina53
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Me and my friends were here Saturday evening. £28 a ticket for main course, desert and entertainment. The entertainment made this evening for sure!! without them everything else aside from the venue itself was a little naff. The food is really not that great ,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank laurahawthorne1988
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July 18, 2018|
Response from 167mariac | Reviewed this property |
Best to just go in when you arrive. Unless you’re going on middle of day on weekends or kids holiday, it’s usually very available.
Joanne B
September 23, 2017|
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Response from Ackers1Adventure | Reviewed this property |
Haven't seen any wheelchairs available to hire. The paths are quite narrow in places
March 27, 2017|
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Response from kel c | Property representative |
Hi. Thank you for your interest. Yes kids love Akamba, we have the tropical house full of birds, reptiles and bugs (£4 per person). The beach is open on sunny days ( £1 charge per person). The garden centre itself is free to... More