There are some exciting summer family activities coming up in Wolverhampton & Black Country, and we’ve picked the best ones for you and your brood to enjoy some quality time together!
11 & 12 April – Little Skippers: Easter Fun!
Birmingham New Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SB
Our hugely popular school holiday activities and boat trip are back for more family fun this Easter!
Join us at Little Skippers for a 45 minute boat trip followed by things to make and do. Get crafty to create a flower for our Spring garden, make yourself some bunny ears then put on your explorer’s pith helmet and binoculars to tackle our Easter Egg themed wildlife hunt!
Tickets are just £5.00 each and include the boat trip as well as activities for children and a hot drink from The Gongoozler for adults. The boat departs at 10:00am – visitors are encouraged to arrive by 9:50am to check-in before their trip.
15 April – Tail Waggers Trail Sponsored 5k
Himley Hall and Park, Himley, Dudley DY3 4DF
Compton’s Tail Waggers Trail Sponsored 5K is a brand new event which will take place on Sunday 15th April 2018 at Himley Hall and Park.
Taking in the sights of Himley Hall and Baggeridge Country Park, this event will offer a fun and relaxed atmosphere with no times and no pressure. It is also a great opportunity to meet like-minded dog owners in the area. Plus all participants will receive a medal when they cross the line. The course terrain is mixed with lots of hills and muddy paths, so suitable footwear must be worn.
Gates open at 8.30am.
Course starts at 10am.
12 May – Discover Climbing @ Ackers Adventure
Ackers Adventure, Golden Hillock Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham B11 2PY
Book now for a 3 hour session on one of our activities whether it be canoeing, kayaking, climbing or bushcraft! The perfect opportunity to try something different for great value!
£30 per person (ages 8+)
19 May – Dirty Dancing on Open Air Cinema
Wolverhampton Racecourse, Wolverhampton
Outdoor Cinema Experience showing Dirty Dancing (15) on the Big Screen.
Grab your picnic and prosecco and come join us in a night to remember under the stars.
Dancing shoes are a must.
20 May – Tour of the Black Country 2018
The Tour of the Black Country is a tough 75-mile cyclosportive that features 22 km of cobbled roads, stony farm tracks and bridleways in the West Midlands and Worcestershire. It is inspired by the ‘Queen of the Classics’, Paris-Roubaix – the most famous one-day professional cycle race in the world. The Tour of the Black Country includes a total of fifteen unpaved gravel and cobbled sectors, varying in length from 600m to 2500m – all of which are passable on a standard road bike. Each sector is rated according to difficulty; one star being the most straightforward, five stars being the most difficult. The five-star sectors include the iconic ‘Waltonberg’ cobbled climb and the epic Clent gravel climb, whose summit provides a spectacular 360-degree panorama over the Black Country, the Malvern Hills and Wales. The route finishes, as does Paris-Roubaix, on a large outdoor velodrome, at Aldersley Stadium. Full details, maps, profiles, photos and videos at cycleclassics.co.uk
26 May – Sandwell Swans – Wildlife Explorers
RSPB Sandwell Valley, 20 Tanhouse Avenue, Great Barr, Birmingham B43 5AG
Wildlife Explorers is the junior section of the RSPB for children aged between 8 and 12 years old. Here at Sandwell Swans our aim is to enthuse and engage children with nature by having fun learning about wildlife and the natural world through a mixture of outdoor activities, games, stories and crafts.
Prices: £1 for RSPB Wildlife Explorers/Wildlife WATCH members or £1.50 for non-members.
Children under 8 years old are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
10 June – RAF Cosford Air Show
RAF Cosford, Albrighton, WOLVERHAMPTON , WV7 3EX
The RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 will feature a unique mix of aircraft, spanning the 100-year history of the Royal Air Force, which will be showcased in the flying display and in our special RAF100 Static Exhibition. This is a never before seen collection of aircraft that gives you a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the revolution of air power over the last 100 years.
7 – 8 July – Wolverhampton Food Festival
West Park, Wolverhampton
After a hugely successful inaugural event, the City of Wolverhampton Food & Drink festival returns for it’s second year on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th July 2018.
Taking on board all the valuable feedback from this years event, the 2018 edition will be even bigger and better! Expect more food & drink traders, artisan stalls, exhibitors and a more substantial entertainment program with new areas added to the festival site 😉