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February half term in Dudley borough

Parents can keep young ones busy this half term, with children’s activities taking place across Dudley borough.

The Red House Glass Cone is offering a free children’s trail this half term and the visitor centre and craft studios remain open for business as usual throughout the planned restoration works.

Artist and craft studios will be offering drop-in activities, demonstrations, crochet and sewing lessons, children’s pebble painting and much more at an open day on 10 February from 11am to 4pm.

Easter activities at the cone are now bookable, with half term’s glass fusing sessions fully booked, at

Dudley Museum at the Archives is running dinosaur crafts for children aged four and over on Wednesday 14 February at 10am, noon and 2pm. To book, people can visit

Children can enjoy a range of activities taking place in libraries including crafts, board games, badgemaking, Lego, K’nex, coding, talks, rattle and rhyme, storytelling, quizzes, colouring, drawing and Chinese New Year. People can find out more by contacting their local library or by searching the Facebook tag – Dudley Libraries 

Duncan Edwards, Crystal, Halesowen leisure centres and Dell stadium are offering activities to keep young ones active. There will be free swimming, £1 football sessions, disability swim sessions, activities for younger ones and the Planet Play soft play areas.

People who have not previously registered for free swimming must do so before their visit, young people must be supervised by a responsible adult aged 18 or over and numbers are limited. More information is online at and

Families can enjoy live entertainment at Stourbridge Town Hall with a Cinderella Panto running from 6 to 14 February and the Exciting Science show, with fun and fact filled experiments on display, on 16 February. Superslam Wrestling will also bring action packed fun to Dudley Town Hall on 15 February, with booking information for all shows available at

Park Active sessions will be taking place in selected Dudley borough parks. These 45-minute activities are led by a qualified volunteer and gives people of all fitness levels the opportunity to be active outdoors. Families can also enjoy using free outdoor gym equipment with more online about both activities at

Children can enjoy being active with the Junior Parkrun at Stevens Park in Wollescote, which will book end the half term break. The activity runs at the park every Sunday (including Sunday 11 and 18 February), starting at 9am. To find out more and to register people can go to 

Parks and nature reserves are open for families to enjoy throughout the holidays with more information online at

Dudley borough’s visitor attractions have fun events and activities taking place. People can find out more by visiting 

Councillor Ruth Buttery, cabinet member for children’s services, said:

“From crafting at the cone, to live entertainment in our halls and physical activity in parks and leisure centres, there is something for all children to enjoy this half term.”

“As a child friendly borough, we pride ourselves on offering a range of activities and sessions for our children and young people.”

Contact Information

Dudley Council