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The Top 10 Things to do in Wolverhampton
RAF Museum Cosford
Discover the amazing stories of those who have served in the RAF. Housed in our wartime hangars and in the National Cold War Exhibition you will find a fantastic display of aircraft and exhibits. Learn about the bravery of pilots in Test Flight and see the last surviving example of a Boulton Paul Defiant Mk 1 in War in the Air.
Black Country Living Museum
An immersive experience from start to finish. The Black Country Living Museum is an award-winning open air museum that tells the story of one of the very first industrialised landscapes in Britain.
Set across 26 acres, you’ll explore over forty carefully reconstructed shops, houses and industrial areas that represent the Black Country’s story. You’ll learn how steam power, human ingenuity and an increasingly interconnected world transformed this region into a manufacturing powerhouse. You’ll meet our historic characters who’ll tell you stories of what it was really like to live and work during this revolutionary period of history. Most importantly, you’ll see history brought to life before your eyes – you’ll hear the clang of hammers; smell the smoke billowing from red brick chimneys, and maybe even taste the best fish and chips in the world.
Moseley Old Hall
This atmospheric Elizabethan farmhouse conceals a priest’s hole and hiding places, in one of which Charles II hid while on the run after being defeated at the Battle of Worcester in 1651.
Built in 1887 by Theodore Mander Wightwick has become one of the outstanding examples of a Victorian house furnished in the Aesthetic style.
David Austin Roses
For a truly wonderful day out, visit our award-winning Rose Gardens and enjoy a stroll amongst the blooms. Full of inspiration, why not head to our Plant Centre to select a rose or two to take home? Finally, finish up with a bite to eat or a refreshing cup of tea in our Restaurant or Garden Tea Rooms.
The 43-acre park is considered to be one of the best, unspoilt examples of a Victorian park left in England. The shape, layout and path network have survived unaltered and the park still has most of its original structures intact.
But it’s not just about the Victorians. The park has lots of offer – a boating lake, an outdoor gym, tennis courts, football pitches, dog walking, cycling and walking paths, a café serving all-day breakfast, cakes and treats and of course its magnificent bandstand. Get the Bandstand App to find out more, and its historic heated greenhouse.
Wild Zoological Park
WILD Zoological Park was born out of a dream to educate the public about different animals, poke holes in common misconceptions and to remove stigmas commonly associated with animals that aren’t so cute and fluffy.
The animals and staff at WILD Zoological Park are here to conserve wildlife and teach the general public about all forms of wildlife, with the hope that through teaching and deeper understanding, there will be a stronger drive to help us conserve the World’s wildlife.
If you’re looking to make a real impression take a look at some of the incredible experiences available that only a football club can offer.
Take the chance to visit the Wolves museum too.
Baggeridge Country Park
Four miles south of the centre of Wolverhampton is 150-acres of woods, meadows, marsh and water on hilly ground at the gateway to the Black Country.
The oldest surviving performing arts venue in Wolverhampton, the Grand Theatre is easily identified by the high arcade on its facade.
This Grade II-listed building dates from 1894 and has a capacious and magnificently furnished auditorium, seating 1,200. The Grand Theatre went into steep decline after the Second World War, but was refitted in the early 80s and is about to be updated to accommodate large-scale shows.
The 5 best places to eat in Wolverhampton
The Horse & Jockey
The Horse and Jockey Woodcross is a warm, family friendly pub with a great atmosphere yet still retaining its ‘local’ feel. Modern lighting combined with traditional features and an open fire adds up to a great looking pub.
The Bistro 81
The Bistro 81 is a restaurant and wine bar situated in the heart of Wolverhampton. They have travelled and tasted their way around the world to bring you an exciting new menu with dishes inspired from Naples to Cuba.
Thier ethos is to provide seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, cooked fresh in the kitchen. Serving up draught beer and cider alongside a great selection of fine wines, freshly made cocktails, and select soft drinks.
They have a selection of drinks and dishes available from their menu to order for takeaway or delivery.
Indigo is a family run restaurant offering an authentic fine dining experience in Wolverhampton.
This restaurant excels with its modern decor and bubble-like atmosphere whilst the menu showcases the very best of North Indian food using an exceptional blend spices and passion that has resulted in Indigo being one of the most sought after restaurants in the area.
Since its opening, Indigo has gone from strength to strength having earned some rave reviews in Local Media Outlets such as Express and Star, as well as Nationally through TripAdvisor.
Indigo is a 200 seater restaurant, prime for every occasion whether it be a Birthday Party, Wedding Reception, Family Night out or a Romantic meal for two.
Fiume opened in 2013 and is located in Compton, Owners Stefano and Carla welcome you to enjoy quality, modern interpretations of classic dishes inspired by their home regions of Sardinia and Basilicata.
As Italians we are passionate about everything we do and food and drink are hugely important to our culture as we meet with friends and family to enjoy our time together. At Fiume you will experience a little of this culture as we share it with you. We provide authentic Italian cuisine with a southern Italian influence and a fresh twist.
K Teas Cakes
Providing a friendly and relaxing atmosphere within Wolverhampton City Centre.
K Teas Cakes is committed to using quality ingredients, sourced locally where possible.
Things to do with kids near wolverhampton
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Come and explore more than 300 years of art in Wolverhampton’s free gallery with fantastic changing exhibitions and permanent galleries featuring work by English landscape and portrait genius Gainsborough.
Codsall Hive Craft and Ceramic Studio
THE place to bring creative kids and adults for a fun and inspiring day out. Offering pottery painting, pottery kiln, Decopatch art, clay sculpting, beading and badge-making for adults. They also offer painting, cutting and sticking for older kids.
There is a budget craft on offer which changes fortnightly so there’s always something new to try.
Workshops are on offer during the school holidays in our upstairs studio. They may include mosaics, rag wreathing, fantasy art, knitting and sewing, tribal art or clay sculpting to name a few, the full program is on their website.
From pottery painting to Fairy or Beastie Bug parties, a Codsall Hive Arty Party is a creative alternative to the usual party offerings.
A specialist in delivering outdoor activities, Challenge Academy offers adventure programmes for all ages and abilities. But they are much more than this – their amazing team understand that moving beyond the comfort zone is different for everyone and it must be carefully managed if it is going to be a positive experience. They offer a range of adventure experiences, learning opportunities, training and resoures to meet the differing needs of everyone.
Wolf Mountain Activity Centre houses an impressive lead wall, more than 180 top rope routes, a creative bouldering section, dedicated kids climbing area and a unique stamina training tunnel. In addition to the extensive range of indoor climbing walls there is an indoor caving system and an archery gallery.
Over 6,000 square feet of climbing surface.
For fantastic fun and great entertainment there really is no better activity than Indoor Go Karting and Cannon Raceway do it best! Thier 500 meter circuit contains some of the best attractions you’ll find from our Roller Coaster fly over and Banked slingshot Corner to the Hairpin Underpass. They’re centrally located just minutes from M5 J2 and M6 J10, so if you’re looking to Go Karting near Wolverhampton, give them a call.
As well as having one of the UK’s highest rated indoor Go Karting circuits they also home a 4000 square foot 3D Laser Tag Arena, using state of the art light weight vests and guns from Zone EU. You’ll enter through the airlock into our 3D Guardians of the Galaxy arena.
5 Great Places to Shop in Wolverhampton
The Mander Shopping Centre
Located in the heart of Wolverhampton’s bustling City Centre, there is an exceptional mix of stores in the Mander Shopping Centre. From small speciality shops to large high street favourites including; Wilko, FootAsylum, JDSports, New Look, H&M, Boots, Clarks, B&M, Matalan, Superdrug, HMV and more.
The Mander Centre is easy to get to by car and has
over 500 parking spaces, with FREE parking on Bank Holidays.
The train, bus and metro are all situated within walking distance from the Centre.
Le Monde Designer Fashion Outlets
Le Monde Menswear in Wolverhampton is a designer menswear fashion store trading in Wolverhampton, West Midlands since 1987.
Le Monde offers a wide range of designer clothes for you to choose from. Thier stores provide a range of clothing items, from top designer brands and fashion houses.
Visit Le Monde in Wolverhampton where you will find a wide range of designer brands and styles to enjoy. Keep up to date with the latest fashion trends for tops, t-shirts, jumpers, shirts, trousers, Jeans, shoes and accessories.
Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Pandora is world-renowned for its hand-finished and contemporary jewelry.
Pandora Jewelry is made from the highest quality, ethically sourced, 14k gold, 18K gold-plated sterling silver. sterling silver and Pandora Rose metals, and every single stone is hand set by a dedicated and skilled team of craftsman.
In addition to iconic Pandora charms and bracelets, Pandora rings, earrings and necklaces are equally beautiful and versatile
The award-winning Estilo Clothing was established in 1992 and has gone from strength-strength over the past 18-years.
For the past four consecutive years, they have the title of best independent retailer of the year. They also won best visual shop in 2008 and 2009.
Estilo Clothing initially launched selling formal clothing, footwear and accessories for men. This includes brands such as Guide London, French Connection, Claudio Lugli, RNT, Jack & Jones and Bench.
They have recently expanded to include a casual clothing and accessory range from well-known brands such as Estilo, Grancos, Superdry, Bench, Duck & cover, Voeut, Voi jeans, Foray, and Police jeans.
Established back in 2005, Footasylum has made a name for itself as one of the leading retailers of fashion streetwear and sportswear. Always on the lookout for new and upcoming brands, they’ve got thier finger firmly on the pulse of the street and sports fashion scene.
With brands including leading sportswear giants Nike and adidas under thier belt, as well as fresh new brands like Kings Will Dream and Jameson Carter, thier roster is being constantly refreshed to keep you up to date with the latest lines season to season.
Footasylum pride themselves on their huge range of footwear and apparel, with thier stores constantly displaying our collections in fresh and exciting ways.
The Best Bars in wolverhampton
This industrial-looking hangout, with exposed brick walls and hanging bikes, boasts an extensive beer and cocktail list. Boho’s hand-stretched, stone-baked pizzas – comically named ‘Meat the Focker’ and ‘The Mexican Wall’ – are incredibly flavoursome. Alongside all of this, The Bohemian also has a Tiki-themed drinks menu.
The Slug & Lettuce Wolverhampton
A beautiful new bar located on Queen Square – the perfect venue for celebrating a range of occasions.
Whether it’s joining us for your morning coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner they can cater for all your needs.
They boast a lively and friendly atmosphere; with modern and stylish dining areas and fantastic birdcage booths – perfect to book for a party or get together – and thier amazing staff that are happy to help, whether it’s taking you through our amazing Cocktail Masterclass experience or looking after your party.
The Prince Albert
The Hogs Head
The Hogshead, right in the heart of Wolverhampton, has always been a thriving pub that celebrates great beer.
They champion excellent Craft IPA’s, Gose, Sours and more and celebrate fantastic cask ale with 10 pumps, meaning there’s always something for every taste.
They don’t just stop there though as they continue their shrine to pints with premium lagers, ciders both flavoured and traditional, and bottled and canned craft beers.
They also love crafted gins, with over 70 different types currently in stock, 2-4-1 cocktails and a great range of soft drinks for those of you taking it easy.
It’s not all about the wet side of trade though, as they offer an extensive food menu including Tapas, Pizza, Burgers and an excellent vegan range.
You can also find the usual suspects and lighter dishes here too including breakfast.
How to Get to wolverhampton
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