Things to do

There’s a wealth of fun things to explore in Sandwell.

We are at the heart of the West Midlands in the Black Country, long-known for its industrial heritage. But we’re also home to 1,200 hectares of award-winning parks, playing fields and open spaces.

Unexpected, perhaps, but they all add up to a range of green spaces to discover – from our ‘jewel in the crown’ Sandwell Valley in West Bromwich to nature reserves dotted all over the borough.

And then we have a variety of other leisure time opportunities to explore from shopping, places to eat and stay and historic museums, landmarks and attractions. 

Sandwell Valley

Sandwell Valley

Whether your interests lie in walking, birdwatching, sports or just being in the great outdoors, you are sure to find something to do in the award-winning Sandwell Valley Country Park.

Discover Sandwell Valley

Sandwell parks

Sandwell parks

We're proud to have 11 Green Flag-awarded parks and green spaces offering lots for you and your family to enjoy. Explore the natural beauty of our parks, countryside and farms.

Parks in Sandwell

Sandwell museums

Sandwell museums

Sandwell's museum service has a range of different sites - all full of surprises - across the borough. Most of them are free to visit, hosting a range of activities and experiences for you to discover.

Museums in Sandwell

Canals and waterways

Canals and waterways

Discover the waterways of Sandwell and the Black Country and enjoy all that they have to offer.

Discover our waterways

Leisure centres

Leisure centres

We have ten leisure centres across our six towns with facilities to suit everyone’s needs - including gyms, swimming pools and outdoor playing fields.

Discover leisure centres

Walking and cycle trails

Walking and cycle trails

Explore Sandwell by walking the borough's extensive network of canals and open spaces. There's also an excellent cycling network and all tourist destinations have cycle parking facilities.

Walking and cycling in Sandwell

Shopping

Shopping

You'll find an exciting mix of independent and high street brands in Sandwell - all easily accessible by car and public transport.

Shop in Sandwell

Eating out

Eating out

Sandwell has a whole host of interesting places to eat out - from trendy sit-down restaurants and bars to popular takeaways all conveniently located at your doorstep.

Eat out in Sandwell

Getting around

Getting around

Sandwell has great road and rail connections to every part of the UK, with fantastic bus and tram links across the Black Country and into Birmingham.

Get around Sandwell

Nature reserves

Nature reserves

Nature Reserves are special places for wildlife and give people the chance to get close to nature, and increase their enjoyment and understanding of the natural world.

Discover Nature reserves

Sandwell libraries

Sandwell libraries

Sandwell libraries are busy community hubs offering much more than just borrowing books. They are used by community groups, for art exhibitions, craft clubs, children’s holiday activities, for gigs, drama and dance.

Discover libraries

Just Youth

Just Youth

A free interactive online listings guide designed for young people by young people. Registered users can post reviews and comments, make new friends, and publish their own events.

Visit Just Youth

 
West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion

The Premier League side were one of the founding members of the Football League in 1888. Get all the latest news and details of up-coming fixtures on the club's official site.

More about West Bromwich Albion