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Top 10 things to do with kids in Stourbridge

Lots of budget friendly ideas on things to do with kids in Stourbridge. No more bored kids!


If you're looking for fun things to do with the kids in Stourbridge, West Midlands, we've come up with 10 great ideas. This list should help you plan what to do with the kids in the school holidays and at weekends, keeping them busy, active and having lots of fun.


So what are the best 10 things to do with your children in Stourbridge?


  1. Kayaking in Kinver, Stourbridge & Woodfired Pizza at the pub

Take the kids for a fun time on the water with River Severn Canoes, based at The Vine Inn, Dunsley Road, Kinver only a few miles from Stourbridge. Here you will be greeted by a qualified instructor who will get you kitted up, give you some initial instructions and then you'll head off on your own self-guided 90 minute round trip that starts and finishes at The Vine. This is an ideal activity for kids age 5 plus as long as there is an adult on the water with them. River Severn Canoes will provide buoyancy aids, paddles, sturdy sit on top kayaks and a dry bag for your phone/purse/wallet. The canal in Kinver is really pretty and you'll see wildlife along the way and paddle under a lovely little bridge. End your trip with a woodfired pizza at The Vine afterwards, sat in the picturesque canalside pub garden.


Opening hours- River Severn Canoes are open in Kinver every weekend from April-September and every day in the school holidays. It's best to book in advance and you can choose a time slot- 11am, 12:45 or 2.30pm.


Kayak Hire Price- The kayaks are reasonably priced at just £12 per child and £15 per adult for a 90 minute self-guided session.


To hire a kayak in Kinver, Stourbridge, visit the River Severn Canoes website- www.riverseverncanoes.co.uk to book online or call 07904 646162.




2. Mary Stevens Park- a day to enjoy the outdoors

If you're looking for a budget friendly place to visit with kids in Stourbridge then Mary Stevens Park is a great place to go and let the children run about for a while. Take a picnic or visit the lovely No.92 cafe for lunch, with indoor and outdoor seating available.


There's lots of green space to play ball as well as a large playground, fitness equipment, splash pad (check opening times), a large pond to walk/cycle around/feed the ducks. There's also tennis courts here, if you fancy a game. Near to the park there's the award winning Merchants fish & chip shop which you can collect and then enjoy at the park and there's also a handy convenience store for sweets/snacks.


You can easily spend several hours at Mary Stevens Park and it's a great place to take the kids when visiting Stourbridge.


3. Crazy Golf Wolverley (near Stourbridge) & a walk along the canal/lunch at the pub & time at the playground.


Wolverley is about a 10 minute drive from Stourbridge and a great place to take the kids for a few hours. It's a lovely place to visit with its 18 hole golf course, cafe, pub, playground and canal walks.


Take the kids to enjoy Mini-Pro Golf Parks in Wolverley which is an 18 hole mini pro golf course, providing all the golf equipment you need for a fun time. It has a beautiful Grass Course in a picturesque riverside setting featuring a unique chip and putt course with water features, Pro-Style raised tees, sand-filled bunkers, mini fairways & pristinely manicured greens.


Make it safely past the lighthouse, putt through the Minefield, chip over the wooden bridge!


Then you could head to the popular Lock Inn for lunch, which is next to the canal.


Take a stroll along the canal in Wolverley which is very pretty and you can look out for wildlife and canal boats along the way.


Finish up with a trip to the large playground with its slides, swings and green spaces.


A trip to Wolverley is a great day out with kids in Stourbridge, with lots to see & do for all budgets and ages.


4. Clent Hills - walking, kite flying, a picnic or cafe stop

Take your kids to the Clent Hills for an enjoyable walk to the top of the hill where you could even fly a kite, if you have one. The Clent Hills are just a couple of miles away from Stourbridge.


Explore the miles of footpaths, bridleways and easy access trails offering breathtaking panoramic views over the Cotswolds, Shropshire Hills and Welsh borders.Take a picnic with you for a budget friendly day out with the kids, or visit The Nimmings cafe, is famous for its hearty sandwiches, just what you want after a refreshing walk.


Find out more about the Clent Hills via the National Trust website - https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/worcestershire-herefordshire/clent-hills




5. The Falconry Centre, Hagley, near Stourbridge - take the kids to experience the incredible birds!


If you haven't been yet, we really recommend taking the kids to the Falconry Centre in Hagley to see the bird show and wander around the birds. It's an incredible experience and not one to be missed!


The Falconry Centre, Hagley houses the most varied collection of flying birds of prey in the West Midlands. We are home to over 80 birds including owls, hawks, buzzards, falcons, eagles, vultures, and caracara. We house over 30 species, ranging from those native to the UK to all over the world.


The Falconry Centre is an independent charity run by small, friendly team of dedicated falconers and volunteers, who all have a passion for birds of prey. Our history with birds of prey extends back over 30 years, so you can be assured of our knowledge and experience.


The centre is next to the Webb's garden centre which has a great cafe and is nice to walk around.



6. Chilly Kiddy's Soft Play Area & a wander around town


If you fancy a day out that involves you grabbing a cuppa and a sit down whilst the kids have lots of fun playing, we recommend Chilly Kiddy's in Stourbridge.


Chilly Kiddy’s Indoor Play Area is a fun filled soft play and party centre for children up to the age of 11 – grownups too! Based in Stourbridge itself, they are one of the biggest and most exciting soft play areas and children’s party centres in the West Midlands, with over 8,000 square feet of endless fun!


There'a a cafe onsite so you can grab some snacks, lunch and a cuppa and let the kids run about for a while.


Chilly Kiddy's is within walking distance of the town centre so you could also pop into town afterwards to visit the library or wander around the shops.




7. Stourbridge Glass Museum, Wordsley & a visit to the local waterfall


If you're looking for something a little more educational then take the kids to The Stourbridge Glass Museum in Wordsley, Stourbridge. Journey through time and witness the fascinating story of the Stourbridge Glass Quarter. Discover what it was like to work inside an iconic glass cone and how the industry helped this part of the Black Country gain an enviable reputation for creativity and skill – around the world. Whether you’re young or old, you’ll find plenty to enjoy. From engaging animations and interactive digital displays to live glass making demonstrations and our globally significant collection, Stourbridge Glass Museum is one part of the heritage trail you cannot afford to miss.


Find out more about the Stourbridge Glass Museum - https://www.stourbridgeglassmuseum.org.uk/


WATERFALL IN STOURBRIDGE! After you've visited here, did you know there's a waterfall in Wordsley?!! Here is the Google map link to help you find it - https://www.google.com/maps/place/Wordsley+Waterfall/@52.4711926,-2.1732425,15z/data=!4m6!3m5!1s0x48709127820c850b:0x723e7a897a64a4cd!8m2!3d52.4711926!4d-2.1732425!16s%2Fg%2F11t8c3fw0q?entry=ttu


8. Bunkers Hill Wood, Stourbridge with a picnic or pub lunch afterwards


Another great budget friendly day out is Bunkers Hill Wood in Stourbridge. This 42-hectare wood features a network of paths, plus flowers, butterflies & more and is a great place to build some dens, let the kids run about and well, it's a wood so it's a great place to take the kids. Take a picnic with you and enjoy being in the great outdoors.



Alternatively, the Manor House in Whittingham isn't too far away if you fancy a pub lunch afterwards. Or how about The Anchor Inn, Caunsall?


9. Hagley Park & Visitor Centre


Take the kids to The Hagley Park which is set in 350 acres of tranquil Worcestershire countryside, and is owned by 12th Viscount Cobham. Take a visit to the park and journey through the peaceful park and you will discover centuries of remarkable history with follies to view.


Enjoy a picnic, visit the cafe, explore the gardens and historical buildings.


It's a great place to let the kids run about but note that dogs have to be kept on a lead.



10. Kinver Miniature Railway, near Stourbridge & a wander around Kinver Village


The kids will love a visit to the Kinver Miniature Railway. Kinver Miniature Railway is owned by the Kinver Society of Model Engineers Ltd, which is a non profit organisation, and is operated and maintained by volunteers.


You can go for a ride on their trains every Sunday from 14:00 to 16:00 (ish) subject to weather - From first Sunday in April until end October.



After your time at the railway, the village is a lovely place to wander around with cafes and pubs. There is a playground and you can also visit nearby Kinver Edge which has lots of walks and the National Trust Kinver Rock Houses. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/shropshire-staffordshire/kinver-edge-and-the-rock-houses


Summary of things to do with kids in Stourbridge


As you can see there's lots of fun things to do with kids in Stourbridge, West Midlands and much of it is very budget friendly, giving you all sorts of ways to entertain the kids during the school holidays and weekends. Whether you want to go kayaking in Kinver, take a walk in the woods or fly kites on Clent Hills, Stourbridge is a fantastic area to enjoy with the kids.


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