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There’s something for everyone at parks, halls, museums and leisure centres this summer

Free swimming
Children will be able to swim for free at leisure centres in Dudley, Stourbridge and Halesowen over the summer holidays

Leisure centres
Children of all ages can take part in fun and games at borough leisure centres, including a swim disco and soft play. A number of activity sessions are taking place over the six-week break to keep kids active and boredom at bay.

There's stacks to do at the Red House Glass Cone and Dudley Museum @ The Archives - themed family fun days, fused glass sessions, jewellery making, creative craft days and more with the JAM club (Juniors at Museums)

Himley Hall
Children can enjoy summer fun with the park's free children's trails. There will be 'Dinosaurs vs Fairies' on Wednesday 25 July, 'Help! I've lost my unicorn' on Wednesday 1 August and alien invasion themed 'Oi! You can't park there' on Wednesday 15 August from 11am to 3pm.

A series of free open air concerts are being planned for the grounds of the hall for visitors to enjoy with the final one scheduled for Sunday 26 August.

The new coffee lounge is open at Himley Hall. People can call in for lunch and look around the Amor Lego star-wars themed lego exhibition at the same time.

Summer reading challenge
The theme for 2018's summer reading challenge is 'Mischief Makers.' If you're between 4 and 11 you can take part, with a special under 4s challenge and a teens challenge for ages 12+

Sycamore Adventure
Sycamore Adventure, Dudley council's amazing adventure playground is open for all children in Dudley borough and can be hired for parties and conferences etc. It offers a wide range of play structures, play equipment, sensory room and café.

Children of all ages are welcome and there are a range of sessions for families and for those with additional needs.


Family information service

Find out what's happening near you with the FIS directory which draws on listings from across the West Midlands

Discover Dudley

Find out about all the visitor attractions, and discount vouchers, right here on your doorstep with the Discover Dudley website

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