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Things to do in Wolverhampton

Large West Midlands town with plenty of things to do all year round. Come and visit the local Wulfrunians in their home town!


Wolverhampton is the proud home to a great mix of shopping, history, art, theatre, sport and nightlife. By day, the city buzzes with shoppers and people seeking their next cultural thrill. By night, over 25,000 revellers pack numerous clubs, pubs, theatres and concert venues. If sport is your cup of tea, you can enjoy football at Molineux Stadium, home of Wolverhampton Wanderers, or try your luck at the local racecourse, host to horses, greyhounds and speedway. If you're simply looking to wind down why not visit the cities trendy, developing art gallery or enjoy some international cuisine in one of the many restaurants and cafes. Wolverhampton is ideally located at the heart of the motorway and rail networks, and provides an excellent base for exploring more of the delights the Midlands has to offer.

Known for...   Aerospace, Wolverhampton Wanderers, University of Wolverhampton, Lady Wulfrun and UK's first set of traffic lights


Did you know...

  • The longest standing MP ever in the history of Parliament was Charles Pelham Villiers who represented Wolverhampton from 1835 until 1898.
  • Wolverhampton produced the first vehicle to hold the Land speed record at over 200 mph.
  • England's first automatic traffic lights could be seen in Princes Square, Wolverhampton in 1927.



 

  Attractions

Home To Wolverhampton Wanderers

Tours available.
Molineux Stadium
Waterloo Road
WV1 4QR

08712222220

 

Light House Media Centre

The Black Country’s only independent cinema, housing 2 screens, 3 art galleries and café bar within an iconic Victorian building.
The Chubb Buildings
Fryer Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1HT

01902716055

Recommended by Pat Bryan, Wolverhampton

 

Wolf Mountain

State of the art indoor climbing and caving centre.
Paget Road
Wolverhampton
WV6 0EP

01902711186

 

Pendeford Mill Nature Reserve

Fun and educational attraction.
Park Lane
Wolverhampton
WV9 5ET

01902397640

 

White Ladies Priory

English Heritage - Fascinating late 12th century ruined church, a small nunnery of Augustinian canonesses or 'white ladies'.
near Boscobel House
Shropshire
WV8 1QZ

 

Boscobel House And The Royal Oak

English Heritage - Boscobel House and its Royal Oak tree became famous as hiding places of King Charles II.
Brewood
Bishop's Wood
Shropshire
ST19 9AR

 

Bratch Pumping Station

Built in 1895 by Bilston Corporation, one of only 50 remaining steam pumping stations in England.
Bratch Lane
Wombourne
South Staffordshire
WV5 8DW

 

Wightwick Manor

National Trust - Superb ‘Arts and Crafts' survival.
West Midlands
WV6 8EE

 
 

  Museums

Bantock House Museum And Park

Restored to its Edwardian glory, Bantock House Museum is a hidden treasure set within 43 acres of parkland.
Finchfield Road
Wolverhampton
WV3 9LQ

 
 

  Parks

West Park FREE

Beautiful Victorian Park.
St Peters Square
Wolverhampton
WV1 1SJ

01902556032

 

Phoenix Park FREE

Phoenix Park underwent a major revamp in recent years. Today, visitors to the park can enjoy a variety of attractions.
Dudley Road, Blakenhall
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV2 3JU

Recommended by Vince Marlow, Birmingham

 

Bratch Locks FREE

One of the prettiest groups of canal buildings on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal.
Wombourne
Wolverhampton
WV5 8DH

 
 

  Galleries

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Wolverhampton Art Gallery has art displays from the last 300 years alongside regularly changing contemporary art exhibitions.
Lichfield Street
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV1 1DU

 

Art Galleries In Wolverhampton

Comprehensive guide.
Lichfield Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1DU

01902552055

 
 

  Bowling

Strykers@1st Bowl Wolverhampton

Tenpin bowling and entertainment venue.
Shaw Road
Wolverhampton
WV10 9LG

 
 

  Cinema

Lighthouse

Independent Cinema and media centre.
Chubb Building
Friar Street
WV1 1HT

01902716055

 
 

  Theatre

Newhampton Arts Centre

A lively and creative space for the performing arts in Wolverhampton and across the West Midlands.
Dunkley Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 4AN

Recommended by Christine Collings, Wolverhampton
“Great range of things to do for children on a regular basis or one-off treat.”

 
 

  Live Music

Wolverhampton Civic Hall

Popular live music venue.
North Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1RQ

 

Civic Hall

Leading Live Music Venue.
North Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1RQ

01902552122‎

 
 

  Golf

Perton Park Golf Centre

Golf Club.
Wrottesley Park Road
Perton
Staffordshire
WV6 7HL

 

Swindon Golf Club

Golf Club.
Bridgnorth Road
Swindon
Dudley
West Midlands
DY3 4PU

 

Ledene Golf Centre

Lessons for ages 3.
Wood Road
Codsall
WV8 1QR

01902847123

 

Oxley Park Golf Club

Oxley Park is a private golf club adjacent to the A449 some two miles from the centre of Wolverhampton and a similar distance from Junction 2 of the M54.
Bushbury
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV4 5JN

 
 

  Leisure centres

Complexions

Ladies only health and fitness studio.
20 Snow Hill
City Centre
WV2 4AD

01902772356

Recommended by Lucie Snow, Walsall

 
 

  Sport

Wolverhampton Race Course

Enjoy a day at the races.
Dunstall Park
Gorsebrook Road
WV6 0PE

01902390000

 
 

  Paintball

Wolverhampton Paintball

The Wolverhampton paintball site offers several great paintball game scenarios and game zones.
Woodhall Farm
Wood Road
WV8 1QR

 

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