Top 10 things to do in the Black Country this half term!

7 days is a lifetime in the eyes of a kid (and a parent!) so if you are looking for things to keep your little one occupied this May half term, check out my handy guide below detailing my top picks of things to do in the Black Country next week.

Some of these attractions we have been regular visitors too, so I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

1 – Arley Arboretum

Where? Upper Arley, Near Bewdley, DY12 1SQ

Price? £5.50 per adult. Kids go free during half term.

Join in the fun on the dragons and princesses trail round stunning gardens with views of the Severn Valley Railway.  Explore the maze, play area and refuel in the cafe which also has an extensive outside seating area. Great if we get some sun!

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2 – Birmingham Museum Dippy The Dinosaur

Where? Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH.

Price? Free – but pre booking is recommended.

As well as being able to visit the iconic Dippy The Dinosaur, the museum is also hosting a range of craft activities, dressing up, jigsaws and colouring in.

3 – Black Country Living Museum

Where? Tipton Road, Dudley, DY1 4SQ.

Price? £17.95 per adult, £8.95 per child, under 3’s go free.

This half term visit their ‘Made In The Black Country’ event, and learn all about how the Black Country manufactured goods that were shipped all around the globe. What’s more, your entry cost will allow you to visit unlimited times over the next 12 months.

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4 – Dudley Canal Trust

Where? Birmingham Road, Tipton, DY1 4SB.

Price? £5 per adult, £5 per child

On the 30th and the 31st May, Dudley Canal trust will be running 45 minute boat trips along with running Black Country themed activities. Included in your entry cost is a hot drink and a range of craft activities.

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5 – Himley Hall

Where? Dudley, DY3 4DF.

Price? Free, however car parking charges will apply

Find Twit, the very silly owl, who has lost his way in Himley Hall! Collect your map from the arrival tent and and guide your way round the gorgeous grounds to help him find his way home!

6 – Red House Glass Cone 

Where? High Street, Stourbridge, DY8 4AZ

Price? Sessions start at £3

There is a whole week’s worth of activities running next week, including a treasure trail, an animal fun day and glass crafts. Check the website for more details.

7 – Severn Valley Railway

Where? Departures from Severn Valley Railway, Comberton Hill, DY10 1QX.

Price? £21 per adults, £14 per child, under 3’s go free.

There are a host of activities next week at the Highley Pump House. including Dippy The Clown, face painting, music and dancing and the chance to meet a greyhound. Kids eat free in the cafe too!

8 – Dudley Libraries ‘crafting with Elmer’

Where? Various Dudley Libraries through the week

Price? Free

Dudley libraries are running Elmer crafts at various Dudley libraries throughout the week. check the website for specific time slots.

Saturday 26th May – Coseley, Halesowen, Long Lane, Lye, Stourbridge

Tuesday 29th May – Brierley Hill, Sedgley

Wednesday 30th May- Wordsley

Thursday 31st May  – Coseley, Lye

Friday 1st June – Dudley

9 – Creation Station at Mary Stevens Park

Where? Stourbridge, DY8 2DA

Price? Free. A contribution to the park is welcomed.

Have a great afternoon of crafting with your baby or toddler in the sun without the hassle of cleaning up afterwards! The event runs on Thursday 31st May outside The Hub.

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10 – Rainbow Street

Where? 130 Colley Gate, Halesowen, B63 2BX.

Price? £4.95 for a child and accompanying adult, sibling discounts apply

An absolutely fantastic place, particularly if the weather isn’t great! There are 4 sessions daily, and its such a great play area allowing your child to role play in the cafe, doctors surgery and shop, as well as playing dress up in the costume corner! Amazing range of cakes, snacks and milkshakes too along with sandwiches and a kids menu.

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Are there any other great places I need on my radar?  Let me know – I am always on the look out for things to do!

* Details correct at time of writing – please check before you visit anywhere . I won’t be held responsible!


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