Whether you’re looking for a day of relaxation or a day full of fun activities, here’s our list of ideas for great days out and kid-friendly attractions in the area with entry costing £10 or less:
Queen Square in Wolverhampton will be transformed into a seafront with a huge beach in the city center, surrounded by deckchairs for the enjoyment of all the family.
From Friday August 26th to Sunday August 28th, families won’t have to travel hours to find a beach to enjoy their bank holiday weekend, but instead can head to Queen Square in Wolverhampton to get that seaside feel. .
Each day there will be lots of fun games and activities for the kids, face painting, food and drink, and a DJ entertaining everyone with music.
The event is free and was funded by downtown businesses through Enjoy Wolverhampton Business Improvement District (BID).
Every day it will open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.
Taking place over the August bank holiday weekend, the Black Country Food and Drink Festival will take place on the grounds of Himley Hall.
From August 27 to 29, visitors can sample food and drink from vendors around the world, with plenty to eat and drink.
Over 140 food and drink stalls will be available to visit, along with a dedicated vegetarian/vegan village.
Live entertainment will be on offer along with appearances from celebrity guests like Jean-Christophe Novelli, Parveen the Spice Queen, Rustie Lee and Wolves legend Steve Bull.
Tickets are available for £5 per adult, while under-fives can attend for free.
Walsall Arboretum is hosting a free live music event on the Monday August 29 holiday.
The event will have a licensed bar and food available, or guests are welcome to bring a picnic.
It is organized by Hunkypunk Promotions in partnership with Walsall Council.
The day will feature live music from a variety of genres including rock, funk, soul and garage – with live performances from popular local bands from the area.
Held at the RAF Museum Midlands on Sunday 28 August, there will be a range of family events including the Spitfire 10K, Spitfire Family Race, Spitfire Family Dash.
The races will take place in Hangar 1 and will circle around the RAF Museum, passing iconic aircraft along the way.
Participants will be rewarded with a unique medal at the end.
The Birmingham Mela takes place on August 27 and 28 at Victoria Park, Smethwick.
The event will run from 1pm to 8pm on both days, with tickets costing just £2 each.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
There will be plenty of activities and festivities to keep everyone entertained, including a funfair, an arts village, multiple artist stages, food stalls and more.
Birmingham Weekender returns this summer with over 100 free events to enjoy around Bullring, Grand Central, Birmingham New Street Station and Birmingham Markets.
The event takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Attractions include a 60-meter slide and toboggan that will be installed on Central Street.
This is a free event, but tickets are limited and can be reserved in advance.
Habberley Trail in Kidderminster is an exciting outdoor trail that offers a range of activities tailor-made by their team.
A host of activities include a mesh maze, large board games for people to enjoy, seesaws and more.
There is also a cafe on site and tickets can be booked online, where under fours enter free and those aged four and over are charged £10 for entry for a full day pass . Admission can also be purchased locally at an additional 50 pence.
They are open seven days a week during the summer and are a great option for families to visit this weekend, with activities for everyone.
Baggeridge Country Park is known to be one of the best parks in the country and offers a range of facilities for family outings and activities for children.
A large children’s play area is free to use for children to enjoy, along with a tea room, community room and lovely countryside views.
There is also a miniature railway in the park for the little ones. The Baggeridge Miniature Railway runs every Sunday for train rides.
A range of other activities and facilities are available at the popular park including horse riding trails, fishing and high ropes adventures, an adventure park with high ropes courses