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Wildside Activity Centre

Wildside Activity Centre is a Charitable, "Not for Profit" organisation, situated in the Whitmore Reans area of Wolverhampton, occupying a position unique in its ability to offer a wide variety of Adventurous and Environmental activities. 

Each year our canalside oasis in Wolverhampton hosts more than 7,000 visits from children, adults and families who develop their love for the outdoors through our environmental education and adventure based activities. We aim to get people outdoors for health, wellbeing and learning.

Wildside seeks to serve its immediate neighbourhood and the whole City of Wolverhampton. Our mission is to provide enjoyment of the outdoors by providing environmental, adventurous and health-giving activities. 

As an Adventurous and Environmental Education Centre we provide the basis of an informal approach to learning in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our qualified and experienced staff supply the expertise to ensure that any visit is a learning, rewarding and memorable experience to individuals and groups alike. If you have the time and would like to volunteer and join the team please do get in touch with us.

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Who to contact

Contact Position
Centre Manager
01902 572240
Wildside Activity Centre

Wildside Activity Centre aims to:

  • Offer a varied programme of environmental and outdoor activities with the emphasis on informal quality education.
  • Provide participants with a sense of adventure and discovery, encourage co-operative working and develop self-esteem through personal achievement.
  • Raise environmental awareness among the young people of Wolverhampton.
  • Encourage young people of all backgrounds and abilities to become involved, tailoring activities to the needs and interests of each group or individual.
  • Provide training in practical conservation skills, and work with local people to bring about environmental improvements to the urban countryside by creating and maintaining habitats.
  • Run all activities to the highest standards of both safety and quality to provide a safe and enjoyable learning environment.
  • Maintain a rigorous monitoring and review process in order to continually improve the service we offer.

Where to go

Wildside Activity Centre
Hordern Road
Whitmore Reans
West Midlands


We are based at the bottom end of Hordern Road in Whitmore Reans, on the Western side of Wolverhampton.

We have a unique position situated along side the Staffs and Worcs Canal, in Smestow Valley Local Nature Reserve.

This means we are both in a heavily populated area of Wolverhampton, whilst still enjoying the benefits that green spaces, water and woodland provide.

Access to us is easy by foot, cycle, bus, car or boat!

Time / Date Details

When is it on
March to October Mondays to Thursdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Session Information
November to February Mondays to Thursdays 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Other Details


Age Ranges
Referral required

Record Last Updated on: 29/01/2020

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