SCHOOL’S out and summer starts
here! That’s the message to all
Once again Wolverhampton City
Council have laid on a feast of
venues in Wolverhampton that are
staging a huge variety of activities over
Wolverhampton youngsters who entertainment to keep children happy the coming two months.
can look forward to enjoying six and busy over the summer holidays. There’s something for all ages
weeks of fun and activities across Inside our 4-page Summer Special happening every day – including a wealth
you’ll find full listings of all the play of events that the whole family can join
the city thanks to this year’s
fabulous summer line-up. groups, adventure playgrounds and other in.
Enjoy summer in
Every summer Wolverhampton hosts
an array of playschemes, holiday clubs, Wolverhampton
youth groups, adventure playground
activities, fun days and regular arts and
Pop Art Supported by Tourism and Children
and Young People services
crafts groups – and 2009 is going to be
bigger and brighter than ever.
Centre. WOLVERHAMPTON has lots going on
for all the family to enjoy this summer.
A lot of events are free to join or Many of the events are free and there is a
attend, although some require places fantastic choice of places to visit, offering
to be pre-booked beforehand. Full
family facilities, family concessions and
details of dates, times, costs and
venues are contained inside.
We have made it easy for you to see
So this summer there’s no
what is going on already by highlighting
excuse to be bored over the
events and activities that are taking place
across the city.Why not add your own
holidays – turn to our full dates such as holidays, appointments,
listings of events to find parties, days out and anything else you
out what’s going on in have in your diary?
your area during July and
Put your wall planner (available from
the Visitor Information Centre, Queens
On the back page you’ll
Square) up today and start preparing for
also find a list of useful
what you and your family could be doing
telephone numbers to
over the school summer holidays.
contact participating Look out for our competition
venues for more It’s simple.Whenever you take part in an
information on events, or event or visit one of the attractions
to pre-book your place for included in your wall planner,
activities. colour in one of the sun shapes
and write on it where you
went and what you did.
Those who colour in the
most sun shapes will be entered
into a free prize draw to win a
top prize of £50 worth of WH
Smith vouchers and a family
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Play Service Summer 2009 Youth Service Activities
Aug 25: Prepare the fire bin then cook your chicken
Jul 13: Mod Roc modelling – make a burgers, toast your toast or cook your potatoes over
Play Ranger Service Gatis Street Adventure Playground G HEATH TOWN
Are you trying to juggle work and home Play up with… The Play Rangers Gatis Street Adventure Playground provides many
Wicked Wednesdays all G Off-road mountain biking
life? Do your children get bored in the cast of your hands. an open fire, or give marshmallows a turn.
The Play Rangers will be providing outdoor play activities for children aged 5-12-years old to take
summer long, brought to G Archery
long summer holidays? Jul 20 onwards: various activities. Aug 26 & 28: Create a tile mosaic picture out of
for 5-12-year-old children in local parks and open part in.This includes various indoor and outdoor
you by Wolverhampton G Basketball
Schools in Wolverhampton are Jul 23: Celebrating Haile Selassie’s tiles – it can be shapes, your name or scenery.
spaces throughout the city. So come along and join activities.You could have a go at making a wooden
Youth Service G Dodge ball
working with local groups and agencies Birthday. Celebrate with food and
in some exciting activities this summer. Have a go bench for around the fire area, help paint the play music.
To find out more call (01902) 552335. G Boxing
to provide access to a range of extended at den building, make a rope swing, learn how to structures or build your own den.There are lots Jul 28: Time to work together to
Soundz Cool! G Circus skills
services for families – many are offering light a fire and cook outdoors or build and launch of other activities to get involved in this summer overcome obstacles in ‘Team
Wednesday July 29: 12noon to G Climbing Wall
holiday activities this summer.
G HEATH TOWN
your own rocket. Our Play Rangers have a van full including fun and games, creative arts, cooking Building Day’. Aug 6: Celebrate Jamaica Independence Day with
4pm, Newhampton Arts Centre, G Nintendo Wii area
For more details, get in touch with of equipment to keep you busy all summer long, so and sports.We will be making a huge model of music, arts and crafts and celebrations.
Jul 30: Map reading and You will also get the chance to try
Dunkley Street,Whitmore Reans
your local school, children’s centre or keep an eye out for the Play Rangers in a play space the adventure playground out of Mod-Roc and Aug 10: Fire play – create your own mini fires and
orienteering. Find your way around a Soundz Cool! is a citywide event out Sumo wrestling, bungee jumping
community venue. Here are some near you. junk, so come and help us if you are feeling keep them burning on the adventure playground.
map and around the playground. dedicated to music and performing and the bouncy castles in the
examples but check the website for up creative. Aug 19: Wet Wednesday is back again. Get ready to
to date information. arts.There will be a wide variety of bouncing area, as well as street dance,
get soaked – come over and play some of our different activities for you to get
To find out more call (01902)
fantastic water games. aerobics and dance mats in the dance
Playday ‘Make Time’
involved in including computer music,
To find out more call (01902) 552335. 552337.
Wednesday August 5, 11am-3pm: Bantock Park. area.
Running for the first four weeks of the Aug 27: Celebrate the end of summer with our End
Woodthorne Holiday Club
This Playday we’re asking everyone to make time African drumming, steel drumming, Some of these activities will require
summer holiday (we are hoping to run
Heath Town Adventure Playground of Summer Bonanza Jam.
for play. From parents, carers and teachers to policy It’s summer again and at Heath Town Adventure dance/cheerleading, DJ sessions and
G OLD FALLINGS
Jul 4: Children’s meeting – come and have pre-booking so please talk to your
for the full six weeks this year).We makers and planners – everyone can make time to Playground we have loads of fantastic things for you various activities with Zip Rock
your say.What would you like to do on the youth worker for more information.
To find out more call (01902) 552337.
welcome children from Reception to support children’s right to play. to do. It’s going to be a jam-packed summer this School.
Year Six. Wolverhampton will be celebrating Playday at year, so cross your fingers and wish for the sun to Jul 9: Enchanting melodies whistling through the All of these activities will require
Doors are open from 8am until
G OLD FALLINGS
Bantock Park, so come down and join in the fun. Let’s shine.We have got lots of activities for you to join playground – chance to make wind chimes for the Aug 3: 101 ball games – how many different pre-booking and there are limited
It’s A Knockout Challenge
5.30pm. make this year’s Playday the biggest and best yet! in – orienteering, den building, water games and fun outside play space. ball games do you know how to play? spaces available.
Wednesday August 19: 11am to
We charge just £15 per day – children on ‘Wet Wednesday’s’ along with making your own Ju 13: Let’s go fly a kite – how high will yours go? Aug 6: Fun Day event. Fun for all the family. Talk to your local youth worker for
The Scotlands Adventure Playground 4:30pm, Bantock Park, Finchfield
bring their own packed lunch. mini camp fires. Come to the playground and tell us It’s that time of year again and hopefully the sun is Jul 17: Clay modelling – make a pot, an animal or a Aug 10: Pond dipping – grab you jam jar and net to more information.
The children enjoy a wide range of shining. Summer time is a time for fun and the model of yourself. discover what’s in the pond.
Play in the Parks
There’s a fantastic range of open access play what you think about it and how we can make it If you don’t manage to get on to In this team challenge over inflatable
activities: arts and crafts, cooking, Scotlands Adventure Playground’s aim is to ensure Jul 18-19: Drama Workshops. Have you got talent? Aug 11: It’s a Knockout water games. Bring your obstacle courses, the emphasis is on
activities in parks and open spaces across the city even better.We value your opinion. Don’t forget to any of these sessions don’t worry, you
gardening, sports, indoor & outdoor that you have an enjoyable time while you are here. Come and show us your skills. towel for some water fun.
this summer.With so many activities – including come along to our ‘End of Summer Bonanza Jam! as will still be able to come along and fun – with some competition to make
games and visits from the animal man, We have a fun-packed summer planned, with games, Jul 22-23: Giant Mod Roc modelling. Chance to join Aug 14: Make a pot from clay, then help us build an
earth balls, juggling, giant games, face painting, well. participate in some of the drop-in it interesting.
fire service etc. trips and much, much more. Our wide range of play together and make a giant model. underground firing kiln and fire them.
puppet making, dressing up, den building, parachutes, activities. Two rounds will be held (round one
To apply for a place, all you need to do structures provides you with the opportunity to Aug 17: Bug hunt in the secret garden. How many
There will be a Consoles zone with in the morning) with the winning
To find out more call (01902) 552337.
is email mask making, group games, arts and crafts and much participate in risky play.This helps you have a
To find out more call (01902) 552303.
bugs will you discover?
firstname.lastname@example.org or more – you’ll be spoilt for choice. PlayStations, Xbox’s and Nintendo team from each round completing a
challenging physical experience within a safe play Aug 18: Woodwork – engrave or chisel your name
final challenge to decide an overall
Old Fallings Adventure Playground
telephone the school on 01902 558544 G Bantock Park, Finchfield Road, Bradmore. At Old Fallings Adventure Playground we are happy environment. So come along and join in the fun. on wood plaques. Wii’s kitted out with fun exciting
G Wednesfield Learning Centre, Lakefield Road, to say that our secret garden is ready and open. Jul 5: Come and join us at Graisley Park for the Aug 21: T-shirt Printing – design and make your own music software, such as Guitar Hero,
Wednesfield. ABCD Fun Day.There’s lots going on and it’s all free. T-shirt. Sing Star and Wii Music. For spectators and supporters, a
Included in the re-modelled Secret Garden are the
To find out more call (01902) 552468.
Warstones offers youngsters a host of
Warstones Holiday Club
G East Park, Hickman Avenue, Bilston. Jul 10: Cooking outdoors.We are trying out our new Aug 24: Music sessions – have a go at making your A dance mat zone will also be wide range of games/activities will be
activities to fill up those long summer following areas:
G Woodcross Park,Woodcross Lane,Woodcross. outdoor pots. Nettle soup on the menu today.Also own music or just make a noise. available which can accommodate up available for young people to test
days once school term finishes, including
G Ashmore Park, Ashmore Avenue,Wednesfield. come and tell us what you want to do in the summer Aug 25: ‘Anti-Bullying’ – Create a play to perform to to eight players at a time. their skill – including giant Jenga, lawn
these can be climbed on and around.
G Giant rocks in a sand pit
outings, cooking, crafts and lots of play. holidays.
G Warstones Green, North Green,Warstones. everyone. You will also be able to access the darts, a mobile team challenge, Sumo
Running from 8am to 6pm Monday to Jul 16: Big Clean Up Day,We are getting ready for wrestling and laser combat.
Aug 26: Craft session – design and make your own chillout zones, which will be run by
Summer Holidays, Monday July 20 to Friday
These venues will run Monday to Friday every week vegetables, flowers and a sensory area.
G Planting boxes
Friday at Warstones Primary School, a the summer holidays and need to cut down a dead
I Monday: 10.30am-5.45 pm pencil case just in time for school. your fellow young people and will Only pre registered teams can take
fully trained team provides care and fun from Wednesday July 22 to Friday August 21. tree.What can we do with it then?
an area of imagination and creativity. I Tuesday: 10.30am-5.45 pm Aug 28: Let’s make and fly kites – whose will fly the have the latest sounds from different part in the Knockout challenge.
G Storytelling area
in equal amounts. G Dovecotes, Ryefield, Pendeford. Jul 20-24: A week of activities involving Earth. Make a
I Wednesday: 10.30am-5.45 pm highest? genres of popular music. Register at your local youth club and
Charges are £15 for a full day, £10 for G Northwood Park, Northwood Road, Bushbury. wormery or a time capsule.
for baking spuds and toasting marshmallows. I Thursday: 10.30am-5.45pm book early to avoid disappointment.
G Fire pit area
a half day and any brothers and sisters G Cedar Grove, St Chad’s, Bilston. Jul 27-31: This week of activities is about Wind.
I Friday: 10.30am-5.15 pm Teams must be registered by July 31.
To find out more call (01902) 552303.
are charged at a cut rate of £12 for a full These include making dream catchers, wind socks,
These venues will run on Mondays and Tuesdays I Saturday and Sunday: closed
Creative Arts Day
a camp in side-weaved willow trees.
G Willow Dome area
day and £8 for a half. kites and playing parachute games.
every week from Monday July 27 to Tuesday August We operate free open access adventure
Wednesday August 5: 11am to
For more information, telephone
18. 3-7: A week of Fire activities including candle making,
playgrounds throughout the year for children
3pm, Bushbury Community
Warstones Primary School on (01902) build a dam or float a mini boat.
G Hand water pump and river
setting things on fire using a magnifying glass, cooking
To find out more call (01902) 556324.
G Rocket Pool, Rocket Pool Drive, Rocket Pool. and young people aged 5 to12. Under 5s are
Centre, Northwood Park Road,
558787 during school hours or 07837 projects, making bread and den building.
268756 between 3.15pm and 6pm G Shelley Road Playing Fields, Shelley Road, welcome but must be supervised by a
has frogs galore. Come and do some pond dipping.
G Pond area
10-14: The last of the elements is Water.Activities
Will include photography,
G THE SCOTLANDS
weekdays or during holidays. Fordhouses. responsible person of 18 years or over. Jul 16-17: Garden Project – have a go at growing
There is also space to do arts and crafts. include a waterslide, ice-lollies, water fights and den
G The Lunt Community Centre, Lunt Road, Bilston. Registration is necessary on arrival at the your own vegetables and herbs. drumming, ceramics and teepees.
Many more activities are available and we have a building.
These venues will run on Wednesdays,Thursdays and adventure playgrounds for all newcomers. Jul 20-24: Designing adventure playground Come along and get creative at
large amount of play equipment to play with every 17-21: All week we will be knocking down the old
‘Amigos Holiday Club’ runs at the school structures. Swings, slides or towers to climb. What
East Park Infants School
Fridays from Wednesday July 22 to Friday August 21. fire hut and moving it.We need your help to build a Bushbury Community Centre.This
from Tuesday July 21 to August 14 from day. would you build?
All schemes will operate from 10am- 4pm. new one.We will also be making scrambling nets and is an opportunity for you to find
8am to 6pm each day. Charge is £20 for Jul 27-31: Building new play structures from the
Play Space website –
To find out more call (01902) 552303.
rope walkways. the creativity within you.
all day or £12.50 for half a day. Contact designs. Come and help use the tools to make the There are many different
playspace.tv lets you search for adventure 27: End of Summer Party. Join us to celebrate the end
the school office on (01902) 558899 new structures. activities you can get involved in
Adventure Playgrounds playgrounds, playgrounds, parks and open spaces, of a fantastic summer of fun at Phoenix.
during school hours or Jenny Church and
Phoenix Adventure Playground
This summer holidays we have lots of skate parks and games areas.You can search to from creating a design with mosaic
Carol Cockayne on 07791 867329 after
To find out more call (01902) 552468.
fantastic activities on offer. Our find out where the Play Rangers will be and on a picture frame or mirror to
To find out more call (01902) 556324.
3.30 pm or during holidays.Age range is
theme this year is the four have a look at the new natural play areas we ceramic painting.You can take a cup
elements – Earth, fire,
During the summer months at are building across the city. Jul 20: Collage pictures – Feathers, sequins and tissue home with you with your design or
G THE SCOTLANDS
Water and Air. Each Aug 4: Den building – build your own secret den at customise clothes, shoes and bags
Ettingshall there will be lots of Click on any play space to see up coming events paper – use all of these and more to create a picture.
week will be packed Jul 22: Puppet making. Make a puppet and put on a the playground.
St Lukes C of E Primary School,
games and activities available. and news.You can also leave feedback and tell with various bits of material, paints
full of fun activities show. Aug 14: Bike riding – join us on a bike ride.
The holiday playscheme runs from 8am
So if you would like to join us what you think about the play spaces. Aug 17-21: Sports week. Have a go at football, and sequins.
to 5.20 pm each day. Charge is £12.50 us, come along – you for each element. Jul 24: Sports day. Join in all the different races and Have a go at graffiti art, fantasy
We kick off with you may even win a medal. basketball, tennis and much more.
per day. Contact the school office on won’t regret it! Den films, painting, enamelling,
(01902) 558992 for more information. Earth, so come Key Events at the Jul 28: Kite making and flying. Design and make your photography, drumming and cake
building, face painting and
To find out more call (01902) 552468.
and make a own kite and watch it fly. decorating to name a few of the
challenging yourself and
time capsule Adventure Playgrounds Jul 29: Basketball. Hotshots and one-on-one. Perfect
others on the assault other activities.
Wilkinson Primary School, Bradley,
and bury way to stay active.
Wilkinson Summer Holiday Club runs course are just a few of Aug 6: Bug Hunting – how many bugs can you find in You could leave with a
them. Or you
Summer 2009 Jul 30: Milkshake making – tasty and loads of fun to
from Tuesday July 21 to Wednesday the things on offer.You the trees and bushes? henna design and some great
could make a make. Aug 7: Clock making – Make your own clock and
September 2 from 8am to 5pm each day. and your friends will be wormery? You designs on your nails, along
you will always know the time.
What’s on in July
Charge is £1.75 an hour. If your child so busy there’ll be no can dig holes on with all your creative work.
To find out more call (01902) 552331.
time for boredom. If Aug 10: Den building – build your own den using
stays all day then the charge is £1.50 an Jul 21: It’s time to look after the garden. Join in
G GATIS STREET
the playground hammers, nails and planks of wood.
hour.There is also a 10 per cent discount there is something else and get some with den building out of a variety of materials Aug 12: Assault course – how quickly can you tackle
What’s on in August Sports Zone
if more than one child from a family that you want to do or play juicy worms. Air and enjoy toasting marshmallows on the fire. all the obstacles?
attends. Contact during school hours is feel free to speak to one of
Wednesday August 12: 11am
week will hopefully Jul 22: Come along, take part and have a game Aug 17: Pavement art – let’s get the chalk out and
G GATIS STREET
on (01902) 558973.Age range is 3-11 Aug 5-8: Come and create a picture out of clay. It
our friendly members of staff.
to 4pm, Aldersley Leisure
see some windy days of cricket or take part in a variety of sports. can be of animals, flowers, the seasons (summer, create some artwork on the floor.
years When the summer fun is
Village, Aldersley Road
so we can make and fly What are you good at? autumn and winter) or your own ideas.We will also Aug 19: Mosaics – make a coloured mosaic from The Sports Zone is a city-wide day
eventually over we hope you continue kites. Fire is probably one of Jul 24: Take part in enamelling, create your be making slab pots and coil pots. broken tiles.
to use the playground.The fun doesn’t end that will give you the chance to take
the most exciting elements. See if own designs. Aug 10-14: How would you like the playground to Aug 21: Mod Roc – Make a Mod Roc model, it may
Parkfield Bilston High School,
just because it’s time to go back to school. Many part in a number of current and
The summer holiday club runs from you can start a fire with a magnifying glass Jul 29: It’s time to show us your football look? Come together and design Gatis Street be messy!
more activities take place during the winter. Our or cook on the open fire. For water week we plan alternative sporting activities.
Monday July 20 to Friday August 7 from skills – join us in a match. Adventure Playground out of Mod-Roc and junk. Aug 24: Badge making – have a go at making your
camp fires when the weather starts to get chilly, are to have lots of water fights and make some On the day you will have the
10am to 3pm each day. Charge is £3.50 Jul 30: Healthy eating time.Try something different Aug 18: Time to get wet. Bring your water guns and own badge.
always fun, especially when we toast marshmallows refreshing ice lollies. Come down and make this chance to take part in:
for all day. Contact Tanja Korfkamp or come and have breakfast – you can have cereals, toast a towel! Aug 27: Juggling and ball making – make your own
Michelle Hollyhead on (01902) 558794 over the flames or cook some tasty soup. summer your best summer yet! or juice. Aug 24: The big hunt.Time to search for a variety of balls and then learn how to juggle. G A competitive football
for details.Age range is 8-13 years. To find out more call (01902) 552331. To find out more call (01902) 556324. To find out more call (01902) 552335. items. How good are you at working things out? To find out more call (01902) 552331.
Useful Information Key Events
Wolverhampton Visitor www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk Aldersley Leisure Village 21 Bilston Craft gallery summer workshops
start. Call about sessions and book
Information Centre Explore the secrets of Wolverhampton’s Admission costs apply to events and places for the kids.Admission cost
01902 556610 history at Bantock House or venture sport sessions, open daily. applies.
www.wolverhampton.go.uk/tourism outdoors to the gardens and park 22 Set a date to go and see the ‘Look At Me
where there is a children’s play area, Now’ exhibition! Grand Theatre. Free.
putting green, football pitches and This multi-events arena offers a number of
Family Information Service community and family facilities covering 22 stART (family art session), Newhampton
plenty of space to walk and play games. Arts Centre, 10.30am.Admission cost applies.
0800 294 9939 more than 20 different sports.All age
www.wolvesfis.com groups are catered for with a variety of 23 History of the Valley. Smestow Valley Nature
Bilston Craft Gallery Reserve, 2pm. Free.
games programmes, fitness sessions and
Free entry,Tuesday to Saturday, 10am national, regional and local events. 23 Soccer Coaching 2000 Programme starts. Check for all
Children and Young to 4pm with late night opening on dates,Aldersley Leisure Village.Admission cost applies.
People Services Wednesday until 7pm, early closing on Bilston Leisure Centre 23 Art and Craft sessions start at Bantock House. Request
Free centres and activities across Fridays at 1pm and late opening on a brochure on activities.Admission cost applies.
Saturday at 11am. Participant in the National Swim
Wolverhampton. Opening hours and 24 Printing Patterns.Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Free.
for Life campaign
time of events vary. www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk 27 Wolverhampton Art Gallery summer sessions start.
Admission costs apply to events and
Local information: Learn more about contemporary crafts Contact them about times and dates.
sport sessions, open daily.
www.wolverhamptoncsd.org.uk and take part in a variety of family 27 Chitty Adventure Summer School starts. Grand
events at Bilston Craft Gallery.Wonder www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/sport Theatre. Check on times.Admission cost applies.
Event information: around the gardens and bring children Both young and old can enjoy Bilston 28 Mini-beasts of Smestow Valley. Smestow Valley
www.enjoysummer.info to one of the many creative workshops. Leisure Centre’s main swimming pool Nature Reserve, 10am. Free.
Contact Numbers: or take part in supervised lessons in 29 Wicked Wednesdays. Soundz Cool! Teen music
West Park one of the two teaching pools. Facilities event, Newhampton Arts Centre. Free.
Aldersley Leisure Village 01902 556200 also include a fitness suite, squash
Free access, 8am until dusk everyday. 29 Opening night for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Grand
Bantock House and Park 01902 552195 courts, children’s play area and Theatre. Evenings and matinees.Admission cost applies.
www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/parks extensive activities programme.
Bilston Craft Gallery 01902 552507 30-31 Multi-sport programme.Aldersley Leisure Village.
West Park boasts many beautiful flower Admission cost applies.
Bilston Leisure Centre 01902 552430 displays and a varied collection of trees Central Baths
Central Baths 01902 552150 and shrubs.There is a large children’s play 30 stART (family art session). Newhampton Arts
Participant in the National Swim Centre, 10.30am,Admission cost applies.
Central Library 01902 552025 area, a boating lake and all-weather tennis for Life campaign
courts, plus acres of space for walking,
East Park 01902 551155 Admission costs apply to most swim AUGUST
cycling, running and family picnics.
sessions, open daily. 1&8 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Singalong session. Grand
Grand Theatre 01902 429212
Hickman Park (Bilston) www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/sport Theatre,Admission costs apply, 1pm.
Hickman Park 01902 551155
Free access, 8am until dusk everyday. Staging national, regional and local galas, 1 Saturday craft play sessions at Bilston Craft Gallery
Light House 01902 716055 Central Baths is widely used by schools are still on. Remember to call and book sessions.
Newhampton Arts Centre 01902 752090 www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/parks and the local community. Its busy Admission cost applies.
Northycote Farm and 01902 397906 Major restorations on East Park in 2008 programme attracts families from across 1 Tennis for 50p during August.Aldersley Leisure Village.
Country Park have meant that the space is now a green the Black Country and it has 2 Late summer stroll. Northycote Farm, 2pm. Free.
haven for those living nearby.The park is refurbished facilities including a fitness 3 Victorian Toy Extravaganza.Wolverhampton Art
Pendeford Mill 01902 397640 surrounded by idyllic flowerbeds and is suite and steam room.
Nature Reserve Gallery. Free.
home to an open air theatre that hosts
3-4 Video production workshop. Light House.Admission
Play Services 01902 552170 many family events throughout the year. Central Library cost applies.All day.
Smestow Valley Local 01902 552351 Free entry, Monday to Thursday 9am to 3-7 Play in a Day. Newhampton Arts Centre.Admission
Nature Reserve East Park 7pm, and Friday to Saturday 9am to 5pm. cost applies.All day.
Wolverhampton 01902 552055 Free access, 8am until dusk everyday. www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/libraries 3&28 Victorian Toy Extravaganza.Wolverhampton Art
Art Gallery www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/parks Central Library offers a lending service Gallery. 11am. Free.
Youth Services 01902 551352 Now over 100 years old, many of the for books, CDs, DVDs, videos and 4-5 Bikeability course.Aldersley Leisure Village.
original features at East Park have been cassettes for adults, children and young Admission cost applies.
retained. Still standing proud is the clock people. Regular events for children and 5 Playday 2009 ‘Make Time’. 1 1am to 3pm. Bantock Park.
Youth Service families take place in Central as well as
tower and in addition there is now a 5 Wicked Wednesdays. Creative arts day.Teen creative
01902 551352 paddling pool, children’s play area and an at the many branch libraries found Arts Event. Bushbury Community Centre. Free.
Wolverhampton Youth Service has over avenue dominated by mature trees. across Wolverhampton. 5 stART (family art session). Newhampton Arts
thirty youth projects and clubs across the Centre. 10.30am,Admission cost applies.
city open this summer as well as exciting, Northycote Farm and Newhampton Arts Centre 5 Garden Party. Bilston Craft Gallery. 2pm. Free.
city wide,events . Our 'Wicked Wednesday' Free entry but admission costs apply to
events feature full days of music, sports, Country Park, Bushbury 6-7 Multi-sport programme.Aldersley Leisure Village.
various activities. Facilities open daily at Admission cost applies.
creative arts and 'It's a knockout' team Free access, 9am to 4pm daily. varying times.
competitions . Full details at your local club 7 Wildflowers and Grasses. Northycote Farm, 1pm. Free.
or www.enjoysummer.info 8 Kids 16 and under swim for free. Central Baths and
With a varied selection of animals, Newhampton is a centre specialising in Bilston Leisure Centre.
informal walks through the country performing arts and community activity.
Play Service park and a historic farmhouse,
10 Printing Patterns.Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Free.
It hosts regular classes and holiday 10-1 Video Production workshop. Light House.Admission
01902 552170 Northycote provides a great day out for workshops in dance, drama and creative cost applies.All day.
The Play Service have six fully staffed children and adults.The park is arts.There is a dedicated theatre staging
adventure playgrounds open all year, a brimming with wildlife and the house 11-12 Bikeability course. Graiseley Community Healthy
a programme of family and music Living Centre. Contact Aldersley to find out.
Play Ranger Service in local parks and runs regular tours for all to enjoy. performances. Admission cost applies.All day.
open spaces as well as a twelve special
1 Nature's Guardians. Smestow Valley Nature Reserve,
'Play in the Parks' play schemes this Smestow Valley Light House 10am. Free.
summer. Don't forget 'PlayDay 2009' at
Bantock Park on August 5.
Local Nature Reserve Free entry but admission costs apply to 12 Wicked Wednesdays. Sports Zone.Teen sports
Free access, open daily. various activities, open daily. event,Aldersley Leisure Village. Free.
Full details at your local playground or www.light-house.co.uk 17-18 Tweenies Live! Grand Theatre.Admission cost
www.enjoysummer.info www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/parks applies. Check for times.
Wolverhampton’s answer to all forms of
The only designated local nature 18-19 Parent and child Bikeability course.Aldersley Leisure
digital art.This hub for media activity
Wolverhampton reserve in Wolverhampton, Smestow is
includes two cinema screens and a Village.Admission cost applies.
Art Gallery a sanctuary for wildlife with its 19 Wicked Wednesdays. It’s a Knockout Challenge.
collection of gallery spaces for
meadows and over 150 acres of Teen challenge event, Bantock Park. Free.
Free entry, Monday to Saturday, photographic exhibitions.Young adults
woodland. Pathways are flat and well can thrive on the creative workshops 20&21Sports programme.Aldersley Leisure Village.
10am to 5pm. surfaced, making it easy to take a family
01902 552055 and training courses. Admission cost applies.All day.
stroll or bike ride.
www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk 23 Insect Houses, Northycote Farm. 1pm. Free.
Grand Theatre 25 Children’s birdwatching. Smestow Valley Nature
Wolverhampton Art Gallery has Pendeford Mill Admission costs apply to performances, Reserve, 10am. Free.
dedicated family facilities including Nature Reserve family tickets available, box office open 25 Make a peg doll. Bantock House Museum Free.
high chairs, a buggy park, colouring
Free access. Pre-bookings only. daily, theatre open for shows. 27-28 Bikeability course.Aldersley Leisure Village.
sheets, a family activity trail and
children’s area.Within the gallery www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/parks www.grandtheatre.co.uk Admission cost applies.All day.
there are fascinating exhibitions for Pre-book your family visit to Pendeford Families can enjoy leading productions 27 Wetland Wildlife. Smestow Valley Nature Reserve,
your family to discover together. 2pm. Free.
Mill Nature Reserve and learn more or the latest kid’s entertainment.The
about its 24 hectares of naturally Get In! Youth Theatre Scheme is a 28 Victorian Toy Extravaganza.Wolverhampton Art
Bantock House and Park managed countryside and endangered Gallery. Free.
perfect way for children and young
Free entry,Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to species with a guided walk accompanied adults to enjoy theatre and learn more 29 Family Focus.Wolverhampton Art Gallery.
5pm (summer only). by one of their experienced rangers. about the world of performing arts. Remember to book, 11am. Free.
I For all Central Library summer events
please visit www.enjoysummer.info