What’s on

There are loads of things to do, get involved with and learn about in Dudley Central! here you can find out whats on for

  • Children and young people (including support groups and influencing groups)           
  • New Parents                                                                                                                          
  • People looking for social activities and opportunities to make friends           
  • Opportunities to learn new skills or try a new hobby

Find out what’s happening for Children and young people!

Army Reserve Centre, Vicar Street, Dudley, 347 (Dudley) Sqn is the oldest Air Cadet Squadron in the Black Country. Based in the Army Centre Dudley, we do lots of activities for cadets aged 12-18. https://www.facebook.com/pg/347Sqn/about Call 01384 243347

Champion Kids for ages 6 months – school year 6. During Sunday services champion Kids have church all of their own. With loads of fun and games, competitions, worship and Bible based teachings our programmes are packed full of great things for all children.

Champion Youth is for school years 7 to age 17. It takes place every Friday from 7-9pm. Activities include basketball, football, interactive games while the coffee shop is open for food and drink as well as areas to hang out with friends there is something for everyone! https://www.championschurch.org.uk/generations/ Call 01384 457923

Dudley Community Church youth group, Salop Street, Dudley. Ignite is a group for young people who are in school year 6 and above. Infuse is a group for young people who are in year 6 and above. They meet every Friday from 5-6:45pm at Meadow Road Community Centre for social fun, games and community. https://www.dudleycc.com/what-we-do Tel 01384 239222

Dudley Sea Cadets – we aim to give young people an experience that will help them grow into the person they want to be in a safe and friendly environment. We offer a range of different activities from sailing, windsurfing and powerboating – to rock climbing, camping, and music – plus, so much more! At Dudley you are also able to gain different qualifications that you can take with you once you leave Sea Cadets! https://www.sea-cadets.org/dudley/what-we-do

FREE FOOTBALL TRAINING at Kate’s Hill every Saturday from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Green Park. www.facebook.com/groups/friendsofgreenpark

High Oak Youth and Community Centre Dudley Community Cycle group meet every Tuesday where they practice biking skills on routes through Dudley. To find out more please contact Angela Edwards on 07982428831. You can also access High Oaks Youth and Community Centre Facebook Page @HighOakYouth/GroupProjects

Living Hope Church – The Hub Youth Club This youth club is an opportunity for young people of secondary school age to get together and enjoy activities, as well as eat, promoting a safe space to socialise and be themselves. St Barnabas Church, Middlepark Road, DUDLEY, Wednesdays 7.00pm-9.00pm (Term time only). This activity is free. Call 01384 671370

Priory Park Boxing Club provides coaching from 5yrs upwards. £3.00 for a junior session Tel: 01384 233646 https://www.prioryparkboxing.co.uk/

We Love Carers – Extreme CHAOS! Youth club for 13-25 year olds with disabilities, who dont need 1:1 support and their siblings. Learning life skills, new hobbies, tuck shop and fun workshops. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 7.00pm-9.00pm. Queens Cross Network, Wellington Road, DUDLEY, £5.00 per session per child. Email hello@welovecarers.org

Support and Influence groups for young people

Fusion BAME – As part of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) project, we aim to support young people with furthering their understanding of race, culture and identity in relation to mental health, in order to empower young people. https://www.thewhatcentre.co.uk/support-for-black-asian-and-minority-ethnic-bame-communities

Fusion LGBTQ – The What Centre specialises in providing a range of support for young people who would like to explore their gender identity and sexuality. Thanks to the new Health and Wellbeing Fund, we are pleased to announce specialist LGBTQ+ individual counselling as well as family work: https://www.thewhatcentre.co.uk/lgbtq

Here4YOUth is an integrated service supporting young people to be healthy, safe and happy. We offer free individual support by listening to the choices that are important to you. We have a welcoming centre where you can meet our friendly team: either walk in during open access time, or call/book an appointment online. https://www.cranstoun.org/services/young-people/here4youth-dudley/ Call 01384 241 440

Princes Trust Scheme run a 12-week personal development programme for young people aged 16-24yrs, running throughout the year and delivered in partnership with City of Wolverhampton College, will help you to meet new people, gain practical skills and experience and secure qualifications.  Based at Abberley Street, Dudley Contact Michaella Evans <michaella.evans@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk>; Call 0800 842 842

Young Health Champions – Faye is running zoom DYHC Live which are virtual education events open to young people that are happening around nursing, mindfulness, drugs and alcohol, sexual heal.th etc. https://dudleyyhc.wordpress.com/

UK Youth Parliament and Dudley Youth Council (DYC): the voice of young people in Dudley. Dudley Youth Council (DYC) is a group of people aged 11-19 (up to 25 for those with a learning disability) who aim to represent the views of this age group in Dudley borough to local decision makers. http://www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk Call 01384 815174

Find out what’s happening for new parents

Afro Caribbean Community Network Stay & Play. Abberly Street, Dudley, Age 0-4yrs Wednesdays 9.30-11.30. https://www.facebook.com/pg/ACCNDudley Call 01384 256365

Dudley Baptist Church – Toddler Group. An informal group for children 0-3 years and their carers. Wednesday 10.30am-12.00noon (term time only)

Dudley Community Church, Salop Street, Dudley. Toddler Time sessions take place at DCC and provide play and community for parents and toddlers. The sessions are on Fridays from 10am-12pm. https://www.dudleycc.com/what-we-do Tel 01384 239222

St Francis Church Centre – Stay and Play Poplar Crescent, DUDLEY, West Midlands, DY1 4AF. Tuesdays in school term time from 9.30am-11.30am, £2.00 for one child, £1.00 per subsequent children, babies free Contact 01384 865689

Rattle and Rhyme Dudley Library – Come and join us for nursery rhymes, action songs and lots of fun for babies and children 4 years and under. Monday 2.00pm-2.45pm, Wednesday 2.00pm-2.45pm, Thursday 10.30am-11.15am, Friday 10.30am-11.15am Please call 01384 815560 to book your place.

Living Hope Church – Little Stars Stay and Play – Little Stars is a group for parents and carers to bring their babies and toddlers, 0-4 years old. Thursdays from 1.00pm-2.30pm (Term time only) Little Stars taster session is free of charge. £1.00 per child. Any additional child is 50p each. Refreshments are free. St Barnabas Church, Middlepark Road, DUDLEY, call 01384 671370 to book your place

Moosical Fun for your little one! – Sessions for 0-5 year olds at Sledmere Centre on Fridays.  Babies under 12 weeks are free and their is a siblings discount available. Get in touch to book your place via moomusicsedgley@yahoo.com or call 07955 701366

Find out what social opportunities are available

Top Church Dudley Virtual afternoon tea – The church are keen to connect those who are isolated so they have organised a zoom afternoon tea that takes place every Wednesday. Have a look at their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TopChurchDudley/ or contact kath@topchurch.co.uk or more information

Central Dudley Bringing People Together – Top Church and Centre for Equality and Diversity have come together to launch a new virtual social group, Central Dudley Bringing People Together. It is on Thursdays at 1.30pm-2.30pm and you can phone in as well as zoom in http://www.zoom.us/join or call 0203 901 7895 using meeting ID 987 0832 5368 If you need help to join call Sarah Williams on 01384 456166

Find out about opportunities to learn new skills

Black Country Wood Turners ( BCW ) are a friendly bunch of people , who have nothing better to do with their time than to reduce otherwise perfectly fine pieces of timber to piles of shavings and sawdust on our workshop floors. http://blackcountrywoodturners.co.uk/

Dudley Camera Club aims to encourage amateur photographers at all levels and of all ages (18 plus) to obtain greater pleasure from their hobby in the company of their fellow enthusiasts. http://www.dudleycameraclub.co.uk

Repair Café where you can take along your broken household items and either repair or repurpose them, every second Saturday of the month 10am-1pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/176951350203107/?event_time_id=176951363536439

Jasmine Road Community Gardens are a community organic Garden growing food in the heart of Dudley. It is open to anyone and run growing courses. https://www.facebook.com/pg/Jasmine-Road-Community-Gardens Call 01384 596590

Are you interested in gardening or would you like to grow your own veg? If so, you are very welcome to join The Priory Pharmacy Community Garden. There’s no need to bring anything, just turn up on a Monday from 2pm – 4pm.

The Priory Community Garden has reopened and is now a Covid Safe ‘Place of Welcome’. There will always be a cuppa, biscuits and maybe some homemade cake to enjoy. You can find out more on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/PrioryPharmacyGarden/