Dudley Zoo and Castle (< 1 mile)
Dudley Zoo and Castle
Lions and Tigers to Snakes and Spiders: Go Wild at Dudley Zoological Gardens. Enjoy keeper talks to learn about the important conservation projects we carry out. Dine in our licensed restaurant. Land train, fair, chairlift, face painting and more!
Bowlplex Dudley (< 1 mile)
Family friendly tenpin bowling, with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids.
Black Country Living Museum (< 1 mile)
Black Country Living Museum
26 acres of award winning open air museum comprising village, live period craft, underground mining experience and tram rides, plus plenty more.
Sycamore Green Adventure Centre (1 miles)
Sycamore Green Adventure Centre
is an amazing adventure playground in Dudley offering a wealth of play opportunities for children in our outdoor and indoor play space. A cafe is also available. The adventure playground is only open at specific times.
Dudley Canal Tunnels (2 miles)
Dudley Canal Tunnels
Is an opportunity to travel the complete length of Dudley Tunnel and also visit Dudley's famous Limestone Mines. Looks like a great family day out in the Midlands.
Saltwells Local Nature Reserve (2 miles)
Saltwells Local Nature Reserve
One of the UK's largest urban Nature Reserves at a whopping 247 acres including a wide range of habitats great for exploring and nature spotting: woodlands, grasslands, heath land and wetlands plus formal Nature and Sculpture Trails. Get your wellies on then!
Quest (2 miles)
Exciting family entertainment centre with 6 unique attractions to choose from. Soft play, and Sky Tykes for kids under 6, Nerf Blaster Target range and Nerf arena, plus Mini Golf for all and Altitude for the daring!
Scallywags Merry Hill (2 miles)
Scallywags Merry Hill
is an Indoor Play Centre offering play facilities for children up to 8 years of age with tube slides, biff bash, rollers, zig zag climb plus much moreÂ!
Cannon Raceway (3 miles)
Junior kart racing and laser tag, in a safe and professional environment. Excellent standards of both equipment and safety!
Portway Climbing Wall (3 miles)
Portway Climbing Wall
is a state of the art rope climbing wall for the West Midlands based inside Portway Lifestyle Centre in Oldbury. We have lots of kids activities to offer from climbing courses to parties. Please enquire.
Closer to the Edge (3 miles)
Closer to the Edge
is an outdoor adventure park promoting active outdoor learning via High Ropes, Zip Wire, Woodland Camps, Survival and Bushcraft, Climbing and a whole lot more.
However this site is now Groups Only, so you need to round up 10 of you or more to enjoy: get on the phone!
Jitterbugs Party World (3 miles)
Jitterbugs Party World
2 segregated play areas especially for the under 3's, plus 3 levels of soft play equipment, which reach an amazing 6 metres high with a great 4 lane Astra slide, superb twisting spiral slide, multi-skilled climbing wall and motorised play bikes.
Boulder Central Indoor Climbing (3 miles)
Boulder Central Indoor Climbing
An indoor climbing centre suitable for all ages. We offer family taster sessions, kids' groups, learn to climb courses and birthday parties. If you arenâ££t so keen on climbing but want your child to experience it, our cafe area is the perfect place to relax while your kids have fun.
Wacky Warehouse - One and Two Halves (3 miles)
Baggeridge Minature Railway (3 miles)
Baggeridge Minature Railway
A charming miniature gauge railway runs through the lovely park, with supporting acts including adventure playground, mountain biking, nature trails, fishing, horse riding and orienteering!
Baggeridge Country Park (3 miles)
Baggeridge Country Park
A lovely park that is free to visit and contains a huge variety of vegetation and wildlife. Activities available include an aerial ropes course and a miniature railway. Several park trails to walk or cycle, and a great children’s play park too!
Himley Hall and Park (3 miles)
Himley Hall and Park
An imposing 18th century building set in 180 acres of grounds that were landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown. Hall open for events and exhibitions during spring and summer. The parkland is open throughout the year and free to visit.
Jitterbugs Party World (3 miles)
Jitterbugs Party World
2 segregated play areas especially for the under 3's, plus 3 levels of soft play equipment, which reach an amazing 6 metres high with a great 4 lane Astra slide, superb twisting spiral slide, multi-skilled climbing wall and mini motorised play bikes.
Laser Quest Stourbridge (4 miles)
Laser Quest Stourbridge
is the world's oldest laser tag arena, also happening to offer the most cutting edge equipment available to play this modern combination of tag and laser guns, surrounded by features and special effects! For over 7s.
The Sun Valley Canoeing Co (4 miles)
The Sun Valley Canoeing Co
On every Canadian style canoe trip a guide will supply you with buoyancy aids and tuition and accompany you down the river! A magnificent opportunity to experience Shropshire's natural beauty.
Bilston Craft Gallery (4 miles)
Bilston Craft Gallery
A gallery full of contemporary craft, displays of historic items, plus events for all ages. Great inspiration for your little art fans as you can hold and touch a number of items. Free to visit.
Craftplay (4 miles)
A creative play project where kids can discover messy and sensory activities, play with unusual materials, and stretch their imaginations! Weekly family groups, plus dedicated sessions for younger kids, and additional sessions at weekends and during school holidays.
Teamworks Karting Halesowen (4 miles)
Teamworks Karting Halesowen
An exciting indoor karting circuit that can be enjoyed by all ability levels. Kids get to drive a specially designed kart that can have the power limited remotely until their skills and confidence have increased. For ages 8 and older.
Chilly Kiddys (4 miles)
is an indoor fun filled play and party centre for kids of all ages (grown ups too!). It is one of the biggest and most exciting play areas in the West Midlands with over 8,000 square feet of endless fun!
Spacehoppas (4 miles)
Thrilling and atmospheric, this is custom designed space themed play in three section for under 3s, 3 to 5s, and over 5s so nobody gets squished.
Go Kidz Go (4 miles)
Go Kidz Go
This epic level indoor play facility is so large it welcomes kids up 16s AND their grown ups in to play alongside the smaller kids! With highlights including the Skyrider rocket zip line, Spooky Room and Snake Tree, you' be as reluctant to leave as they are!
Crystal Leisure Centre (4 miles)
Crystal Leisure Centre
Waves, Rapids, Slides, Waterfalls, Fansprays and many other fun water features render this leisure pool a wet wonderland for kids! Plus normalised swimming facilities and lessons too if you can prise them off the slides!
Crystal Leisure Centre Soft Play (4 miles)
Crystal Leisure Centre Soft Play
Fully equipped new soft play suite with dedicated toddler area, 2 tier junior area with slides, stepping stone run, spider web crawl and a cool interactive light and sound system! For under 7s.
Leasowes Park (4 miles)
Wild, isolated and designed by a poet, this 18th century green space endures as a cherished oasis of wilderness in an otherwise industrialised area. Lusciously green and spacious, great for exploring!
Sandwell Valley Country Park (5 miles)
Sandwell Valley Country Park
is a great place to spend the day with the family. As well as two working farm visitor centres, we have an adventure playground, an aerial assault course, picnic areas, crazy golf, pitch and putt, tennis courts, miles of footpaths and fantastic nature areas for you to explore.
Forge Mill Farm (6 miles)
Forge Mill Farm
is one of two farm visitor centres within Sandwell Valley Country Park. It is a working dairy farm where the main attraction is the herd of rare breed Hereford Cows.
Wolves Museum (6 miles)
A modern, interactive museum that offers a fun packed football experience for all the family. Take a penalty against a legendary keeper, or have a go in goal yourself. You don’t have to be a Wolves fan to enjoy it!
Wolverhampton Swimming Centre (6 miles)
Wolverhampton Swimming Centre
Swimming and fitness centre offering leisure waters with parasol, air geyser, lagoon burst and bubble area, 2 water slides, lazy river, and a wave machine! Parties catered for, plus there’s a soft play facility.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Bentley Bridge (6 miles)
AMF Hollywood Bowl Bentley Bridge
Kids can use the ramps and bumpers to knock their game up a notch, so wear your lucky socks to stand a chance! Plus exciting video, skill and redemption gaming, and cafe diner.
Wacky Warehouse - Old House at Home (6 miles)
Wolf Mountain (6 miles)
Progressive climbing 'cub course' starts at age 8: the courses focus on safety, competence, equipment, basic indoor climbing skills, centre etiquette and above all having fun!
Dizzy Kidz (7 miles)
A circus theme indoor play area for children up to 12 years of age. Multi level play with ball pits, slides, ball cannons, monkey bars, dizzy discs and more! Soft play area for babies and toddlers. They do parties too.
Wacky Warehouse - Rock Hotel (7 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Rock Hotel
Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Walsall Gala Baths (7 miles)
Walsall Gala Baths
Baths with competition style pool, 5 metre and 3 metre diving boards, 1 metre springboard, plus a relaxing brine pool, and children's gym with specially designed gym sessions for kids. Free swimming for under 16s!
Wacky Warehouse - Broadway (7 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Broadway
Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Plus beer garden.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens (7 miles)
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Fifteen acres of safe, secure, clean landscaped gardens with lawns and four glasshouses for children to explore. Indoor and outdoor activities for children and all the family. Picnic areas, outdoor theatre and music during the summer months.
Bowlplex Birmingham (7 miles)
The Falconry Centre (7 miles)
The Falconry Centre
A Falconry centre with over 70 birds of prey, including various species of Falcon, Owl, Eagle, Kite, Buzzard and Vulture. Daily flying display at 1pm, plus a chance to get close to some of these amazing birds. Experiences offered too.
Ace Karting Plus Indoor Race Track (7 miles)
Ace Karting Plus Indoor Race Track
Indoor Go-Kart Track - has the best value karting thrills in the Midlands for adults and kids aged 4 yrs and over.
Standard karting events are available for 8yrs upwards.
Brand new Cub go karts for 4-7 year olds.
Phoenix Park (7 miles)
Adventure playground, sensory garden and fitness equipment are dotted about this picturesque freebie.
The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter (8 miles)
The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
A time capsule of past trade, with fascinating insight into Birmingham's renowned jewellery and metalworking heritage. Includes live demonstrations at the jeweller's bench showing how the Smith and Pepper bangle was made.
Pen Museum (8 miles)
Discover the history of Steel Pen making. This museum tells the story of the Steel Pen using a collection of 5,000 items. Hands-on objects and plenty of activities available for the family including, interactive machines, make a pen nib.
Wibbly Wobbly (8 miles)
Multi level adventure play structures, toddler zone, elevated sports court, go karts and more. Extra comfy seating!
National Sea Life Centre (8 miles)
National Sea Life Centre
Escape city life and step into tropical paradise of an aquarium in the heart of the buzzing city of Birmingham. At the National SEA LIFE centre you can take an amazing marine voyage beneath the waves and experience so much more! New Penguin exhibit and coming soon: Sea Stars!
IMAX Cinema Birmingham (8 miles)
IMAX Cinema Birmingham
The biggest movie screen in the Midlands: as high as a five storey building and as wide as four buses. The great range of fantastic IMAX 2D and 3D films will put you right in the heart of the action.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Dudley with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in West Midlands can enjoy the great day out as well.
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