Baggeridge Country Park & Nature Reserve
Baggeridge Country Park and Nature Reserve is 150 acres of fabulous country park. It was originally Baggeridge Colliery and part of the Himley Estates of the Earls of Dudley. If you're feeling particularly energetic you can even walk over to Himley! Just follow the marked trails.
Whether you're looking for a great day out for the whole family or if you're pushed for time and just looking to give them a quick run around, Baggeridge Park is the ideal location. You'll just need some change for the car park (Ã'Ã£1.30 for all day parking).
There is an adventure playground, split into two age appropriate areas. For the younger children they can have hours of fun digging in the sand and playing on the slide and swings. The older children can practise their balance and agilty on the swinging bridges, rope ladders and slides.
Wildlife Pond dipping, bat walks and bug hunts, if it's nature you're after you'll get it in abundance at Baggeridge Park. The Park Rangers run a variety of activites throughout the year and there are information boards around the park with details of the local inhabitants. And don't not forget to bring some bread for the ducks!
There's a great miniature railway at Baggeridge Park which is operated by volunteers. There's no charge for the trip, they just ask for donations. Lots of fun for young and old. Events Events run throughout the year at Baggeridge Park and range from horse riding to folk festivals to halloween fun.
Baggeridge Country Park has recently opened a new Mountain Bike Trail, enabling families to get fit and healthy together. The trail is ideal for families with older children and forms a 2 mile figure of 8 circuit.
High ropes adventure comes to Baggeridge with the installation of a High ropes course at the park. The course is run by a local company "Closer to the Edge" ltd. The towering structure involves a range of different activities and challenges that take place about 35 feet above the ground. Closer to the Edge run courses and activities for groups of all ages and abilities aimed at encouraging team work and building self confidence. As well as challenging adventure programmes for groups the course will be open to members of the public and parties. So if you are up for the challenge of the zip wire, or the "leap of faith" then come along and try it out. For more details of the training programmes for groups and schools "closer to the edge" can provide please see their website www.closertotheedge.co.uk
Baggeridge Park has its own cafe, where you can everything from icecreams to sandwiches to hot food. There are also plenty of picnic areas to choose from. There are separate toilet facilities.
Car park is Ã'Ã£1.30 per visit. Event prices vary.
Baggeridge is on the A463 between Wombourne & Sedgeley. It's signposted from A449. 4 miles south of Wolverhampton & Dudley town centres. The bus runs from the park to Gospel End, Sedgeley & The Straits. And, along the A449.
Open every day at 9am. Closing times vary with the season- please check with park rangers
Halloween is the perfect time of year to get creative in the kitchen and making food scarily fun! Whether you want to jazz up a slice of cheese on toast or go full out for a party with spooky drinks and disgusting nibbles we have some great Halloween recipes for you right here. The kids will love getting involved - or have a surprise goulish meal!!
Now that we are in autumn everyone is looking for things to do with the kids to celebrate this lovely colourful season. Here we have some great ideas, and they don't all involve being cooped up indoors! Get out and enjoy the cooler, fresh air and the crunchy leaves under foot - you can always return home afterwards for a hot chocolate and a snuggle