The large pond and surrounding greenery at Baggeridge Country Park.
West Midlands
The West Midlands
England
United Kingdom
West Midlands
The West Midlands
England
United Kingdom

Baggeridge Country Park

Please be aware of government guidelines before setting off.

Government Guidelines
  • Baggeridge Country Park covers a beautiful 150 acres of secluded countryside in the Black Country.
  • This local nature reserve, pond and parkland is a haven for nature lovers young and old.
  • There is a huge range of adventure activities on offer, including mountain biking, high ropes, horse trekking, fishing and walking trails.
  • Don't miss a ride on the charming Miniature Railway and a visit to the brand new children's playground.

Formerly part of the Himley Estate of the Earls of Dudley and known as Baggeridge Colliery, this Dudley Country Park now covers a delightful 150 acres of diverse parkland in the West Midlands. The grounds have been gradually transformed by the South Staffordshire Council to include a huge range of sports and adventure activities on-site as well as camping opportunities, community spaces and tons of natural wildlife to discover.

Whatever your age, interest or agility level, there is so much on offer at Baggeridge Country Park for the whole family to get stuck into. Young kids up to the age of 12 will love the brand new adventure play area on site, which has been ingeniously designed by KOMPAN and features a wonderful array of sandpits, wooden towers, rope nets, bridges, swings, slides, zip wires and a carousel. One of the most beloved features in the park for families with younger children is also the Miniature Railway, which takes visitors around a lovely railway track through the park and is used in conjunction with the Dudley Model Engineering Society. For older kids who are feeling a bit more adventurous, you can experience the exhilarating High and Low Ropes Adventure courses on-site with Challenge Academy. Children of all ages can find something for them with their diverse aerial ropes courses, Powerfan leap of faith, daring Zip Wire or the Nets Adventure Park - a treehouse obstacle course suspended 12 feet high into the air! If you prefer to stay on solid ground, you can opt for a Mountain Bike Trail around the two-mile-long figure-of-eight circuit on-site, or embark on one of the Horse Riding Trekking Trails within the park for licensed horse riders. Four great Walking Trails can be undertaken around this glorious country parkland which cover a range of distances and ability levels. Families with younger kids can stroll along the 30-minute Easy Access trail or 45-minute Toposcope Trail, whilst those ready for a longer venture can embark on the hour-long Baggeridge Circular Walk or Baggeridge Wood Walk, which takes around a healthy hour and a half. There are also a range of Ranger-guided walks on offer at the park throughout the year if you prefer to be led by an expert.

Purple flowers growing in a field at Baggeridge Country Park.

Around the Country Park's expansive greenery and tranquil Island and Spring Pools, visitors also have the opportunity to enjoy some fishing or camping on-site. Fishing tickets are available for a small price per person, and the park is open for Family Camping throughout the school holiday weekends, perfect for a short break to get back to nature whilst not venturing too far from home. To refuel during your visit, you can head to the Baggeridge Tea Shop for ice creams, sandwiches, warming drinks or even an afternoon tea, or enjoy a picnic on the picturesque grounds and see what wildlife you can spot amongst the trees. Baggeridge also features a new community space on-site, The Lydiate Room, which offers great facilities to hire for birthday parties, children's classes, music groups and much more.

Whether you want to try your hand at their adventure facilities or soak up some nature around the serene reserve, Baggeridge Country Park provides a wonderful day out for the whole family. For more nearby parks in Dudley, you can head to Himley Park and manor house, or venture further into Birmingham with a visit to the stunning Botanical Gardens. Whilst you're in the area, why not check out the awesome Cadbury World chocolate factory too?

What to know before you go

  • Baggeridge Country Park Dudley is currently open from 9am to 8pm every day, but opening times can change seasonally.
  • The park is free to enter.
  • We recommend allowing a couple of hours to enjoy the park in full, or longer if you are planning to embark on a walking trail or other activity on-site.
  • Dogs are welcome within Baggeridge Country Park.
  • There is a Tea Shop on site which is open throughout the year and serves a great range of breakfasts, lunches, snacks, drinks and afternoon teas. You are also welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy on the grounds.
  • Baggeridge offers a huge range of family activities on site including fishing, horse riding, the Baggeridge high ropes adventure course, mountain bike routes and four walking trails with a variety of duration times and difficulty levels.
  • Bike and walking trail map routes are available from the Tea Shop.
  • Car parking for the fishing pond can be found at Himley Hall.
  • Don't miss the popular Miniature Railway and children's play area on-site too. The play area is designed for children up to the age of 12 and must be used under parental supervision.
  • There are toilet facilities on site.
  • Accessible paved pathways run throughout the majority of the park.
  • Family camping opportunities are available at Baggeridge Country Park.
  • South Staffordshire Council recently opened the community Lydiate Room on-site at Baggeridge park, which can be hired for parties, rehearsals, classes, toddler groups and more.

Getting there

  • Baggeridge Country Park is located in the South Staffordshire region of the West Midlands, beyond Dudley and Wolverhampton.
  • If you are travelling via car, Baggeridge is situated off the A463, and there is a pay and display car park on site which is £3 for the whole day. Blue Badge holders can park for free.
  • If you wish to park within Wolverhampton, you can head to the NCP Church Street car park or NCP Summer Row car park.
  • The numbers 27 and 27A bus routes stop nearby along Gospel End Sedgley.
  • Baggeridge Park is around four miles from Wolverhampton and Tipton, and both Wolverhampton Railway Station and Tipton Station are approximately a 15-minute drive to the venue.

Please follow the latest government guidelines if travelling by public transport.

Government Guidelines
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