School holidays - what's on in Sandwell?

Halloween pumpkins

We have loads of spooky fun activities and events to keep the kids entertained during the October half term this year.

The fun starts on Saturday 24 October until Sunday 1 November 2015. This page is updated on a regular basis.

School holiday planner

Use our school holiday planner to find out what fun activities and events are happening each day during the holidays.

Activities and events for children with disabilities

Use our school holiday planner to find out what fun activities and events are happening each day specifically for children with disabilities and their families.

Need childcare during the holidays?

Find here a list of holiday playschemes that are available throughout Sandwell during the October half term holidays.

If you need cannot find a childcare place or playscheme during the school holidays for your child/children contact Sandwell Family Information Service by email or by calling 0121 569 4914.

Free swimming

Children aged 16 and under who live in Sandwell can swim for free at our leisure centres during the holidays.

You must sign up for free swimming before you visit.

You can register online to swim for free at Sandwell Leisure Trust centres.

For free swimming at West Bromwich Leisure Centre you must register at reception.

Sandwell Valley Country Park

Sandwell Valley Country Park in West Bromwich is a great place for a day out.

It has the biggest free adventure playground in Sandwell plus an aerial assault course, park farm, RSPB centre, a cycle shop where you can hire bikes and lots more.

Sandwell museums

There's plenty to do throughout the October half term at our museums. Check out the museums events page.

Parks and green spaces

And don't forget to visit Sandwell's parks and green spaces - including the skate parks at Lightwoods Park in Bearwood, Brunswick Park in Wednesbury and Dartmouth Park in West Bromwich

Leisure centres

Whether it's playing sport, taking coached activities or joining in fun sessions to splash about and enjoy time with your friends, Sandwell Leisure Trust has something for you. There's also plenty to do at West Bromwich Leisure Centre.