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Let's Get Sporty! Summer Holiday

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Usual opening hours and admission prices apply for this event.

The BCLM UnChained Annual Pass is valid for this event.

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22 July - 03 September 2017

Hop, skip and jump your way to some old-fashioned  family fun this summer  holiday.

From 22 July – 3 September, join in with traditional sports and classic outdoor games!

Take part in our outdoor family games guaranteed to get the heart racing with costumed demonstrators on hand to help you hop and skip your way to some old-fashioned fun!

Grab an egg and spoon and join in an old-fashioned sports day; and knock boredom on the head with some traditional street games, including skittles, the whip and top, hoop and stick and hopscotch. 

Explore 26 acres as you follow one of our sporty trails. Try a new trail every fortnight and uncover facts about sporting stars of the Black Country alongside its vibrant and often quirky sporting history. Count your steps as you solve clues around the Museum and enter our competition to win a FitBit!  To enter, count your steps on a counting app – write your total on a chalkboard with the hashtag #BCLMSporty and share on one of our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram). (Fitness trackers or free smartphone apps will often record your steps or you can count them as you climb. You can also purchase pedometers from the BHF shop). 

This week's trail - Sporting Heroes

Every Sunday in August, why not delve into our vintage dressing up box in the village and take a family selfie?


And last but never least... Not forgetting all of our usuals - you can also enjoy a trip 'Into the Thick', experiencing life in a 1850s coal mine, attend a Victorian school lesson and try our famous traditionally cooked Fish & Chips.

A great day out for the whole family.


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Every Friday in August - join us for our summer evenings until 8pm**

Stay late and discover a different theme each Friday: get up close to magnificent birds of prey; join in traditional Victorian PE lessons and show us you best moves at our sport and dance evening; juggle your way to fun-fun-fun at our circus skills evening; and challenge your family to our oversized park games, there's something for everyone.

Every full-paying daytime visitor will receive our Unchained annual pass, allowing them to visit as many times as they like for 12 months, excluding events that require pre-booking and courses.

Those who want to pop in just for the late night evenings will pay £5* per person after 4pm but the UnChained pass is not included in this promotional offer.


*Please note, that any reduced special offer tickets or any other offers are not eligible to be upgraded to an Unchained Pass. For see our UnChained Pass Terms and Conditions for more details.

**Please note that some buildings close at 5pm. 


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