Pickup a real Christmas tree at Sandwell Valley

Visitors to Sandwell Valley can pick up a real Christmas tree for just £20. Sandwell Park Farm and Forge Mill Farm are selling freshly cut Nordmann firs between five feet and seven feet tall. All sizes are £20 and are available while stocks last. Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for leisure Councillor Bill Gavan said:

Go play Sandwell

Go play Sandwell offers sessions aimed at children aged between six and twelve years old (up to the age of 16 if children have special educational needs or disabilities). It is a new programme grant funded by Sandwell MBC to deliver with partners a wide range of free play services for children in the

Snowy Sheepwash scene wins Tipton photo competition

Congratulations to Angela Gibson, the winner of the Tipton photo competition with her lovely winter landscape at Sheepwash Local Nature Reserve. People submitted entries over the summer and a shortlist of seven photos went on display in October for the public to vote for their favourite at the three Tipton libraries and on the

Christmas light switch-ons making Sandwell sparkle

Sandwell’s towns and communities will be celebrating the lead up to Christmas with a series of light switch-on events. The Christmas lights will go on in Smethwick at an event outside Smethwick Council House this evening (Friday 2 November) at 6pm. Events around Sandwell will then follow throughout November and into early December. Sandwell

Tipton Photo Competition – Voting has now closed

We’re celebrating Tipton’s parks and green spaces in our photo competition, which has been running over the summer. Voting is now closed. The winner will receive a £25 Asda voucher and the winning entry will be published in the winter edition of the Sandwell Herald and on here on Discover Sandwell.

Hidden Treasures

Sandwell’s Hidden Treasures – voting is now closed

Vote for your favourite exhibit in the final of Sandwell’s Hidden Treasures art competition. Amateur artists, schools and community groups entered a range of pieces for the project, inspired by their favourite buildings, open spaces, walks, views and local attractions. Over the summer, entries were displayed at our four museums – Haden Hill House,

Two new mountain bike trails in Sandwell

We have two new leisure rides for you to download and explore. Ride one – Tour de Sandwell MTB style – is mostly off-road using green spaces and canals. The distance is 32 miles, starting and finishing at Forge Mill farm. Download the GPS route. Download Garmin route. Ride two – Sandwell Safari – is more challenging covering

Summer fun at Sandwell museums

Families in Sandwell get the chance to enjoy scores of events at local museums during the school holidays – ranging from crafts and musical events to heritage, cartoons and sporting activities. The programme of activities has been drawn up by staff at Sandwell Museums Service at venues in Wednesbury, West Bromwich, Haden Hill and