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

 

Growing Together at MSP

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

Our volunteers have spent over 2 years establishing a vegetable patch and an orchard, we are 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 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

 

Let’s Get Active – daily activities

From Green Fit exercise sessions to indoor Stretch and relax, exercise classes for the 50+ to buggy walks – there is something for everyone and sessions available every day of the week. All of our healthy living activities are fantastically FREE! Find out more at let’s-get.com

 

Upcoming Events and Activities

 

Reindeer Antler Making

Saturday 1 December 2pm – 4pm

Drop in to make some reindeer antlers. These are fun to wear and could be useful at the upcoming Mary Stevens Hospice Reindeer Stroll. Free activity. Any donations made will go to Mary Stevens Hospice.
Drop-in session, meet at the Activity Centre. No booking required

 

Pop-Up Christmas Tree Stall

Daily from Saturday 1st December

The Tree Amigo’s will be back with their popular pop-up Christmas Tree Stall. Find them near the Activity Centre. Open daily from the 1st December

 

Oral Histories Tour

Thursday 6th December 10am – 11:30am

To take part in #ThankstoYou National Lottery week, we are thanking national lottery players who made our parks restoration possible. We’ll be giving a guided tour of the park and listening to interesting, and sometimes funny recordings from those who remember it well to as far back as the 1930’s.

Free. Meet at outside the Coffee Lounge for 10am start. Booking recommended – contact deborah.merrick@dudley.gov.uk

 

Reindeer Stroll and Reindeer Stroll 2

Friday 7 December 1pm

Mary Stevens Hospice Reindeer Stroll. Free to participate, fundraising is encouraged, registration essential (morning stroll now full). See http://www.marystevenshospice.co.uk/event/reindeer-stroll-2/ for more information.

 

Christmas Crafternoon in aid of MIND

Saturday 8 December 3pm – 4:30pm

There will be card, wrapping paper and gift tag making along with other merriment and hot drinks. Materials are provided. Sorry this event is for adults. Suggested minimum donation is £5 + extra for cake

See https://www.facebook.com/events/728988980795357/ for more information and to let them know you plan to attend!

Santa Jog and Festive Market

Sunday 9 December 10am – 5pm

Mary Stevens Hospice Santa Jog and Festive Market. Free entry to site, pre-booking only to participate in the jog. See http://www.marystevenshospice.co.uk/event/santa-jog-2018/ for more information.

 

Christmas Walk and Wreath Making

Saturday 15 December 2pm – 4pm

Join us for a walk to collect fresh materials, we’ll then work on producing beautiful wreaths to take home and display. Materials included. Aimed at adults and families with children aged 8 years +. £2 suggested donation. Meet at the activity centre for a 2pm start. Booking recommended to avoid disappointment – contact deborah.merrick@dudley.gov.uk

 

Christmas in the Park

Thursday 20 December 4:30pm – 7pm

Join Chawn Hill Church as they bring festive cheer with their free family evening in the park including live music on the bandstand. Visit https://chawnhillchurch.org.uk/events/ for more information. Best to bring a lantern or torch along, although main activity areas will be lit.

 

Carols at the Bandstand

Sunday 23 December 5pm – approx 5:30pm

Join Spectrum singers for 30 minutes or so of traditional carol singing at the bandstand. Be sure to bring a lantern or torch.

 

To book (where required) / find out more, 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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