Watch this video to learn more about some of the animals and birds who visit the cemeteries:

Did you guess which animal was featured in the video?

It was a fox! Here he is sleeping in his den.

Animal Prints

Would you like to look for animal prints in mud or snow? This guide can help you identify them.

Suggested activities

In the classroom

Make ice decorations to hang in the garden or playground, using natural materials like leaves, feathers and berries

In the cemeteries

Go for a walk on a snowy or wet day and see how many of the prints on our spotters guide you can find. If you like you can even have a go at making casts of animal prints in mud.

If you spot any nuts, you can also check to see who has been eating them. Squirrels are the mostly likely candidates, but you might also see evidence of some other hungry creatures!

Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project


Free drop in crafts for Easter
This Saturday 8th April from 2pm
Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult.
Make a Pinecone animal or pom pom flower to take home
#easter2023🐣🐇 #jewelleryquarterbirmingham #jewelleryquarter #easterholidays

The Snowflake Trail is over now until Christmas 2023.
120 of you took a Snowflake home for your own tree and 40 people left a message for a loved one on our memory tree. Thank you for visiting and making this event so special
#JQChristmas #keyhillcemetery

The Snowflake Trail is back for a 3rd year in Key Hill Cemetery and the weather laid on some real snow for us too!

The trail is free and open to everyone from 18th December until 1st January. Wrap up warm and explore, hunting for wooden snowflakes which hang from some of the trees forming a trail around the cemetery. Add the name of your loved one to our memory tree using the stars and snowflakes provided. Choose a decorative snowflake from the trail to take home for your own tree.

Please take care while walking as paths may be slippery in snowy, icy oe wet conditions. Please visit during daylight hours only.

Share your photos of your snowflake on your tree at home and tag us!

Key Hill Cemetery too far to travel? There are also snowflake trails at Lodge Hill Cemetery (18th Dec- 24th Dec), Lodge Hill Cemetery (18th Dec- 24th Dec) and Sutton Coldfield Crematorium (19th Dec - 24th Dec).

This project is possible because of funding from: