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Hopwood Park services


M42 at J2
(also accessible to traffic on the A441)

Signposted from the road.


B48 7AU

map and directions


Single site located at a junction.

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One of Britain's two-storey service areas; Hopwood Park shows off with its upper levels, large windows and garden space.


Catering: Burger King, Chopstix Noodle Bar, KFC, Starbucks, Subway, The Good Breakfast, f'real Milkshakes, Jolly Rancher Slush, Krispy Kreme, Rollover, Starbucks on the Go, The Good Bakery, Starbucks Drive Thru Shops: Little Waitrose & Partners, WHSmith Amenities: Changing Places, Game Zone, Showers Outdoor Space: Nature reserve and grass space at back of car park; Children's Play Area; public footpath connections Charging Points: Applegreen Electric 150kW CCS & 100kW CHAdeMO; GRIDSERVE Electric Highway 50kW CCS, 50kW CHAdeMO & 22kW Type 2; Tesla Supercharger 150kW CCS Forecourt: Welcome Break, The Good Bakery, f'real Milkshakes, Rollover, Starbucks on the Go

Parking Prices

First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 for a further 24 hours and HGVs, caravans and coaches must pay £33 (or £35 to include a £12 meal voucher).

Prices can be paid in the shop, with instructions in each car park. They are strictly enforced by ParkingEye.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Welcome Break Service Area
Junction 2 M42
Redditch Road
B48 7AU

Trivia and Design

Service station model.
A model of the service area was built and displayed inside it.

See also: History:Hopwood Park

Hopwood Park became a poster child for modern service area design. While a few other service areas to open around this time had large windows, open dining areas, fountains and scenic walks, very few combined them all as well as Hopwood Park did. It's also one of the only service areas with two public storeys in its amenity building.

Over the following decade, the rate of motorway service area construction slowed down considerably. As a result, Hopwood Park stood out for a long time, although there are now a fair number of service areas with a similar 'windows and fountains' design.

There is a public footpath running through the service area, leading to Stonehouse Lane. Some drivers use this route as a dog walk.

A Ben & Jerry's kiosk was trialled here, opening on 13 July 2021, but was removed later in the year.

The Good Breakfast unit was refurbished in March 2023, reopening on 30 March with an additional Chopstix Noodle Bar offering.

Eight Applegreen Electric chargers were installed at the site in October 2023, adding a third charging option for EV drivers here.


Frankley (M5 north, 10 miles)
Strensham (M5 south, 31 miles)
Services on the M42Tamworth (27 miles)
Warwick (M40, 22 miles)
Corley (M6 east, 25 miles)
Keele (M6 north, 54 miles)
Telford (M54, 42 miles)
Welcome Break servicesWarwick (M40, 22 miles)
Corley (M6 east, 25 miles)

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