Want to keep the family occupied when schools are out? Without burning a hole in your pocket & avoid this reaction from the kids?
Well here’s a host of LOCAL activities to get involved with & the best bit is, they’re FREE !
What’s there? Lots of fossils & dinosaur exhibits including Family Fun sessions during school holidays.
Where is it? Tipton Road, Dudley DY1 4SQ – 1ST Floor Archive building, next to Black Country Living Museum
Note: Some activities may attract a charge but please check at the official website for what’s on, events, parking etc…
Wrens Nest Nature Reserve
What’s there? Walk around the reserve & find your own fossils & wildlife. “Join one of the wardens on a guided walk around the Nature Reserve for a ‘Hunt the Dudley Bug’ walk. Learn how Dudley used to be under a tropical sea, find your own fossils to take home, and maybe you will find your very own Dudley Bug.”
Where is it? Wrens Hill Rd, Dudley DY1 3SB
What’s there? Walk around St James’s Priory which is over 900 years old. The ruins are Grade I listed. You can still see the boundaries of the various different quarters of the monks, a spiral staircase and some medieval tiles. Much of the park area would have been fish ponds for the monks.
Where is it? 23 Paganel Drive, Dudley DY1 4AZ
Saltwells Nature Reserve
What’s there? Try the self-guided trails in one of the largest UK urban nature reserves…. on your doorstep! Planted in the 18th century by Lady Dudley to hide the scars of coal mining, Saltwells Local Nature Reserve is now one of the UK’s largest urban nature reserves, covering 247 acres.
Where is it? Dudley, West Midlands DY5 1AX
Don’t forget most larger parks have outdoor fitness equipment to use for free. Find your nearest park here.
Have a great summer!