What’s On

For enquiries or to book contact the Park Ranger

Call 01384 815279, 07773078427 or e-mail deborah.merrick@dudley.gov.uk

Regular Activities

 

Family Forest School at Mary Stevens Park

Saturdays in Term Time 10am – 11:30am: 18th November, 25th November, 2nd December, 9th December

Outdoor activities aimed at children aged 3 – 8 and their parents / carers. We encourage free play and we make crafts, play games, cook on an open fire etc…

£3 suggested donation. Come wearing old clothes, long sleeves and long trousers and with waterproofs / extra layers (outdoors and messy sessions). Parental Supervision required

Contact the park ranger to check availability, dates and where to meet. Some sessions could be cancelled in the event of strong winds, ice on access roads etc… Visit the Facebook page for updates www.facebook.com/mary-stevens-park-heritage-and-health

 

Family Fit at Mary Stevens Park

Saturdays 10am – 11am.

Walk / Jog / Run a mile, sports challenges and games. Parental supervision required. Free, Meet at the Activity Centre

 

Growing Together at MSP

Fridays at 11am. Meet by the vegetable patch (close to the café – go up the steps through the hedgerow arch and find us at the end of the Tea Gardens)

Our volunteers have spent 2 years establishing a vegetable patch and an orchard, we have high hopes for extending what we do and creating an accessible raised bed too. Come along to a friendly group and help with gardening tasks and learn from one another.

The group will not meet as regularly during the Autumn / Winter or during school holidays. It’s a good idea to get in touch with the park ranger before you come to make sure someone will be there to meet you

 

Upcoming Events and Activities

 

Messy Ed Christmas Special – Walkers (FREE – first session)

Saturday 18th November 10am – 11am

An engaging session of sensory play, messy play and craft. The sessions is for children who are confident walkers (pre-school) – aged 18months to 4 years Come wearing clothes that can get dirty, a spare change of clothes and a towel is a good idea too.
FREE, BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
Visit the website to book your place www.messyed.com

 

Tree Planting

Wednesday 22nd November 10am – 12noon
We’ve been fortunate to receive 165 native trees from the Woodland Trust. Drop in to help us plant some new trees (young whips) in the park. We’ll be planting in the area by the orchard and wildflowers (near the pedestrian entrance into the park from Love Lane / Heath Lane corner). Come along and find us in that area. Call on 07773078427 for directions if you need them.

 

Creation Station Tiny Treasures

Thursday 30th November 1pm – 2:30pm

These sessions are exclusively for new mums and babies from birth to 6 months old. You are invited to come and make some Christmas crafty Keepsakes and celebrate your first Christmas together in these very special Tiny Treasures workshops. The sessions are £15 and include:

* 2 quality products for you to transform in to lovely Christmassy personalised crafts for you to create and take away
* All paint, sparkles & materials
* Cuppa and cake
* The opportunity to meet new friends

*** Places are limited and this workshop is very popular, pre-booking essential
Book online at www.bookwhen.com/creationstationhalesowen

 

Tree Amigo’s Christmas Tree Stall

From 29th November 8am-8pm daily

The Tree Amigo’s will be bringing a sprinkling of festive cheer with a magical ‘pop-up forest’, and a little helpers corner for the kids with tasty festive treats for the adults. You can even write to Santa there.

Free entry, tree prices vary. Budget range 7-9ft Nordmann are £35, with premium quality 6ft trees at £47. Just turn up – Look for the sales area towards the bottom of Queens Drive

 

Tree Planting

Saturday 2nd December 2pm – 4pm <span>
We’ve been fortunate to receive 165 native trees from the Woodland Trust. Drop in to help us plant some new trees (young whips) in the park. We’ll be planting in the area by the orchard and wildflowers (near the pedestrian entrance into the park from Love Lane / Heath Lane corner). Come along and find us in that area. Call on 07773078427 for directions if you need them.

 

Wreath Making for Adults

Tuesday 5th December 1pm – 3pm

We’ll make a hanging door wreath for you to take home made from natural materials such as willow, holly and ivy – finish it off with ribbons and some sparkle.

FREE, Donations accepted. Just turn up – Meet at the Tree Amigo’s marquee

 

Bird Feeder Making Activities*

Saturday 9th December and Wednesday 13th December 1pm – 3pm

A drop-in session to make bird feeders, whether to take home or hang in the park. Not suitable for anyone with nut allergies.

Free, donations accepted. Meet at the Tree Amigo’s marquee

 

Santa Jog and Sparkling Spectacular

Sunday 10th December 10am – 4pm, Jogs at 9:30am and 12noon

Christmas crafts, food festival, live bands and entertainment. Entry Fees applies for the Jog participants. Call 01384 377778 or enter online at www.marystevenshospice.co.uk
 

Festive Carols with Spectrum Singers

Sunday 10th December 6pm-6:30pm

A local choir group will sing on the bandstand. Come along, sing-a-long. Remember to bring your torch / lantern.
FREE, Just turn-up. Meet the bandstand

Christmas Decoration Making

Thursday 14th December 1-3pm (Adults), Wednesday 20th December (Families), Thursday 21st December (Families):
We’ll make different Christmas tree decorations. Some for you to take home and keep, others for you to leave with us to decorate a tree in the park

Free (donations welcome). Meet at the Tree Amigo’s marquee

 

Creation Station Tiny Treasures

Thursday 14th December 1pm – 2:30pm

These sessions are exclusively for new mums and babies from birth to 6 months old. You are invited to come and make some Christmas crafty Keepsakes and celebrate your first Christmas together in these very special Tiny Treasures workshops. The sessions are £15 and include:

* 2 quality products for you to transform in to lovely Christmassy personalised crafts for you to create and take away
* All paint, sparkles & materials
* Cuppa and cake
* The opportunity to meet new friends

*** Places are limited and this workshop is very popular, pre-booking essential
Book online at www.bookwhen.com/creationstationhalesowen

Messy Ed Christmas Special – Crawlers (FREE – first session)

Saturday 16th December 10am – 11am

An engaging session of sensory play, messy play and craft. Suitable for crawling babies (must be able to sit unaided) aged 6 months to 18 months. Come wearing clothes that can get dirty, a spare change of clothes and a towel is a good idea too
FREE, BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
Visit the website to book your place www.messyed.com

 

Christmas in the Park*

Thursday 21st December 4pm – 7pm

Churches together in Stourbridge return for this festive family evening. Christmas music and carols on the bandstand, refreshments, crafts, lanterns , Santa’s grotto and more. Make sure you bring a torch / lantern with you.

Activities take place around the bandstand and at the activity centre. FREE entry, donations for some activities.

 

Those marked * are particularly child friendly
For enquiries or to book contact the Park Ranger

Call 01384 815279, 07773078427 or e-mail deborah.merrick@dudley.gov.uk

 

 

 

  5 comments for “What’s On

  1. Joanne Hadley
    September 29, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Hi. I was just wondering if you are having a fun day on Christmas eve this year like you did the last time Christmas eve fell on a weekend. I came with family and friends and had a fantastic day x

    • November 30, 2016 at 12:20 pm

      Hi Joanne Sorry for the late reply. We are having a Christmas in the Park event on Wednesday 21st December from 4-7pm. It will be in the area around the bandstand and activity centre. It will be a larger event than previous years although still quite a small scale (no fun fair or anything like that). Please see the updated whats on pages for more information.

  2. January 11, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Hi Nadia

    The pages have now been updated with details of activities and events for January to June 2017. Sorry for the wait. We hope to see you at something soon.

  3. Katherine Hutton
    April 1, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Hi

    I would like to know where the suggested donation money goes to. Is it back into a fund for the park to maintain these activities or does it go to Dudley council? I truly hope its to the Mary stevens trust.

    Kind regards

    • May 26, 2017 at 4:25 pm

      Hi Katherine. We have a separate budget code for the park that we pay it in to. Our HLF funding finishes very soon so any donations received from activity participation, bird food, books etc… will go towards future park activities, events, equipment and bird food. We want as many of the new activities and events as possible (that began under the HLF project) to continue.

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