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School’s out this half-term

Cllr Ian Kettle, cabinet member for regeneration and Frank Chamberlain of Brierley Hill Indoor Market
Brierley Hill Halloween Trail

School’s out – and there’s stacks to do with the kids over the week-long half-term holiday.

At the Red House Glass Cone in Wordsley, a series of activities starts with a free drop-in “Sticky Saturday” this weekend from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Glass fusion sessions, with the themes of ninjas and monsters respectively, will run on Tuesday October 24 and Thursday October 26. They cost £4.50 and must be booked in advance, with the sessions aimed at families with children who are five or over.

Trick and treat sessions will run from 10.30am to 2.30pm on Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28, in the run-up to Halloween and cost £3.

For a full list of activities and further details, log onto www.dudley.gov.uk/see-and-do/museums/red-house-glass-cone/

There is also plenty going on at the borough’s three leisure centres over the school half-term break.

A water disco will run at Crystal Leisure Centre in Stourbridge on Friday October 27 from 3.30pm to 6pm alongside the normal pool sessions. There are also soft play and crèche facilities, badminton, squash and table-tennis throughout the week.

Halesowen Leisure Centre has an inflatable aqua run session for children aged eight years and above on Tuesday and Thursday, October 24 and 26, from 1.15pm to 3pm. There are also ‘fun floats’ sessions on October 23, 24, 26 and 27. People can take advantage of a £7 for seven day offer which includes unlimited swimming, fun pool sessions, squash and table-tennis.

Youngsters aged eight to 12 can join a full day of activities which includes multi-skills, football, rounders, basketball and badminton at Dudley Leisure Centre. They run on Tuesday and Thursday, October 24 and 26, from 9am-4pm and cost £20 per day. There’s also public swimming and courts available for badminton and squash.

A free Halloween trail around Brierley Hill will run throughout half-term to keep youngsters busy. Those taking part will be in with the chance to win a family ticket for Himley Park bonfire and fireworks, worth £23, plus free parking. There will also be Halloween-themed crafts at the library and face painting and characters in fancy dress at Brierley Hill Indoor Market. To download clue sheets, go to www.discoverdudley.org.uk or www.dudley.gov.uk

Meanwhile, at Himley Hall and Park, there will be a free Halloween Hunt event on Tuesday October 24 from 11am to 3pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult and car parking charges apply, with spooky certificates handed out to those who manage to find the ghouls and ghosts dotted around the beauty spot.

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