Trips around the UK and local tours and events around the area  

Date and Time Location What is included? Price

Wednesday 18th September 2013

Leaving
Telford Campus - 10am
City Campus - 11am
Walsall Campus - 11am
Departing IKEA 3pm

Alternatively,
Leaving
Telford Campus - 10am
City Campus - 11am
Walsall Campus - 11am
Departing IKEA 3pm

 

IKEA - Wednesbury

Get prepped for the new term; don’t get trapped in the boring student room rut. IKEA have got lots of ideas and products to help make your first time away from home feel more like, well, home.
IKEA provide good quality products at low prices. They have a wide range of storage solutions, soft furnishings and lighting ideal for a student study bedroom.
Don’t miss out on the chance to visit this amazing store. Your room will feel so homely you will not want to leave.

Visit: http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/ (opens in new window)

FREE of charge.  Booking in advance required.  Book online

Saturday 21st September 2013

Leaving
Telford Campus - 8.15am
City Campus - 9am
Walsall Campus - 9.45am

Departing Stratford
Riverside Coach Park - 4pm

Stratford upon Avon

You can visit the five houses in or near Stratford-upon-Avon connected with William Shakespeare and his family; or walk through the town to discover other points of historic interest.

The trip includes a two-hour tour with a "Blue Badge Guide".

Visit: Stratford Tourist pages (opens in new window)

£8 per person

Tickets available online, at your Welcome Meeting, or from Walsall Cashier - WA054 and City Campus Cashier - MX ground floor.

Friday 23rd September 2013

Leaving
Randall Lines House - 5.30pm
walking to Strykers (approximately 20 minutes)

Bowling at Strykers - Wolverhampton Strykers is a great place to get together, have fun and make new friends. With 24 fully automated bowling lanes, tons of amusements, dining area, pool tables, a soft play area, a function room and a fully licensed bar, there is something here for everyone whatever their age or taste.

£3 (two games) per person

Saturday 5th October 2013

Leaving
Telford Campus - 10am
City Campus - 10am
Walsall Campus - 10am

Departing Blackpool:
8
pm

Blackpool Illuminations Autumn just wouldn’t be the same without a trip to Blackpool’s world-famous northern lights – the Blackpool Illuminations. More than three million visitors a year can’t be wrong!

£15 per person

Tickets available online

Saturday 12th October 2013

Leaving
Walsall Campus - 8.15am
City Campus - 9am
Telford Campus - 9.45am

Departing Ironbridge: 4pm

Blists Hill Victorian Town, Ironbridge

A tour of the Ironbridge famous landmark built by Abraham Darby and on to the Victorian Town for a taste of what life was like.

Visit: Blists Hill (opens in new window)

£15 includes entry fee to Blists Hill

Tickets available online

Saturday 19th October 2013

Leaving
Telford Campus - 8.15am
City Campus - 9am
Walsall Campus - 9.45am

Departing Stratford
Riverside Coach Park - 4pm

 

Stratford upon Avon

You can visit the five houses in or near Stratford-upon-Avon connected with William Shakespeare and his family; or walk through the town to discover other points of historic interest.

The trip includes a two-hour tour with a "Blue Badge Guide".

Visit: Stratford Tourist pages (opens in new window)

£8 per person

Tickets available online, at your Welcome Meeting, or from Walsall Cashier - WA054 and City Campus Cashier - MX ground floor.

 

Saturday 26 & Sundary 27th October 2013

6.30-10pm each evening

Wolverhampton - Into the Light

Wolverhampton City Centre

The Enchanted City is a free event that will feature an incredible light display across landmark buildings in the city centre including Queen's Square, St Peter's Church, the University and the Art Gallery. The evening’s display will culminate in a spectacular firework display matching our claim to be a city that is unusual, unique and something special.

Free of charge

Visit: Wolverhampton - Into the Light for more information

Saturday 26th October 2013

Leaving
Telford Campus - 7.45am
City Campus - 8.30am
Walsall Campus - 9am

Departing Cardiff
- 5pm

Cardiff , Wales

From a 2,000 year old castle to the futuristic Wales Millennium Stadium, Cardiff has plenty to keep you entertained.  There are historic attractions, art galleries and a variety of shopping centres to explore - either on foot with a city walk, or on the city sightseeing bus, Cardiff waterbus or Cardiff Bay train.

Visit:  Cardiff Tourist pages (opens in new window)

£15 per person

Tickets available online

Saturday 2nd  November 2013

1.30-5pm

Community Heritage Open Day

The Library of Birmingham

You are invited to participate in the Community Heritage Open Day at the Library of Birmingham. We expect the event to be informative, engaging and dynamic.

 

Free of charge but must be booked in advance

See flyer for more information and to book your place

Saturday 2nd  November 2013

7.30pm

Festival of Light,
Arena Theatre
Come and celebrate Diwali, the festival of light, with an evening of divine South Asian dance and enchanting music.
This evocative and uplifting family-friendly event includes performances by leading dance group Hina Dancers and a special curtain-raiser performance by Wolverhampton-based Roshni Dance Academy, winners of Sampad’s recent Bollywood’s Got Talent competition

£6 each

Tickets available online

Wednesday 6th November

5pm-7pm

Language Cafe,
Arena Theatre

 

Language Cafes give people the opportunity to speak another language, to make new friends and to learn about different cultures and countries.
Our Language Cafe is open to everyone, from native speakers of a foreign language to those who know very little and would like to practise with other learners.
Every month the Language Cafe meets in the Arena's bar to speak a wide variety of different languages from all over the world, including Spanish, Chinese, French, Japanese, Greek, Arabic and German.
Tickets: Free, no need to book

Saturday 9th November 2013

Leaving
Telford Campus - 7.30am
City Campus - 8.15am
Walsall Campus - 8.45am

Departing Oxford
- 5pm

Oxford

Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires, is famous for its university and place in history. 
There is a wide variety of entertainment and shopping, as well as museums. It is a city easy to explore on foot. 

Visit: Oxford Tourist pages (opens in new window)

£15 per person

Tickets available online

Saturday 16th November 2013

12pm - 3pm

Bilston Craft Gallery

Christmas Shopping and Craft Event

Join us on the opening day of our humorous Mad Dogs and Englishmen and celebrate the launch of our Winter retail showcase with a 10%discount in the shop when you spend £30 or more.  Take part in festive craft activities, enjoy a mincepie and listen to Christmas carols. £3 to participate, Free to observe

Saturday 16th November 2013

Leaving
Telford Campus - 9am
City Campus - 9am
Walsall Campus - 9am

Departing Trafford Centre
-
6pm

Trafford Centre, Manchester

A tourist destination in its own right, the Trafford Centre's attractions include lots of tempting stores; large dining areas (The Orient and The Great Hall); a 20-screen cinema; and a variety leisure facilties including Laser Quest, Namco, Legoland Discovery Centre and the Sealife Centre.

Visit: Trafford Centre (opens in new window)

£15 per person
 
Tickets available online

Saturday 23rd November 2013

Leaving
Walsall Campus - 7.45am
City Campus - 8.30am
Telford Campus - 9.15am

Departing Liverpool
-
5pm

Liverpool

Liverpool is best known as the home of the Beatles and is famous of its two premier football clubs, Liverpool and Everton. But, Liverpool is also a city with a wealth of places to visit. It has more listed (protected) buildings than any other city outside London and the city centre is a World Heritage Site.
There is something for everyone: galleries, museums, theatresa, restaurants and bars, as well as excellent shopping outlets.

Visit: Liverpool Tourist pages (opens in new window)

£15 per person

Tickets available online

Wednesday 27th November 2013


5pm-7pm

Light switch-on at 6.30pm

Market Square, Wolverhampton Free Radio play host to Wolverhampton's light switch-on in Market Square with the Mayor of Wolverhampton accompanied by pantomime stars and Santa.
The sky will then be illuminated by a spectacular firework display. 
Free admission
Friday 29th November - Sunday 1st December 2013

Edinburgh Uncovered

Journey north of the border for a true taste of Scotland, and we don't just mean the haggis! Discover this awesome city with our legendary local guides. Wander the Old Town medieval streets, samle whisky and haggis on the Royal Mile, get to know the locals on a night out, climb a volcano for awesome city views, and go shopping for your own tartan kilt! This adventure includes a stop in Durham.

Visit: Edinburgh (opens in new window)

£200.00* per person plus booking fee

*Early bird rates

Save £50 when you book 6th October - £150

Save £30 when you book by 3rd November - £170

Purchase tickets from www.dontbeatourist.co.uk/wlv

(All travel and accommodation)

Friday 6th December 2013

6pm - 9pm

Bantock House and Museum

An evening of festive entertainment in the delightful surroundings of the house and courtyard. With period games; Christmas carols; tombola; Victorian style craft stalls and demonstrations; punch and mince pies.

Visit: www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk (opens in new window) or telephone 01902 552195

Free admission
Saturday 7th December 2013

11am - 4pm

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Come along to our Christmas Craft Fair, inspired by all things Black Country this year with local stall-holders, Christmas craft activities for all the family, a festive choir and lots more!

Visit: http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/ (opens in new window) or telephone 01902 552055

Free admission

Saturday 7th December 2013

Leaving
Telford Campus - 10am
City Campus - 10am
Walsall Campus - 10am

Departing Birmingham
- 6pm

 

Birmingham (Frankfurt Christmas Market)

Still have Christmas shopping to do? Then don't miss this fantastic opportunity for a trip to the Frankfurt Christmas Market in Birmingham.

Visit: Birmingham Frankfurt Market (opens in new window)

£7 per person

Tickets available online

Wednesday 11th December

5pm-7pm

Language Cafe,
Arena Theatre
Language Cafes give people the opportunity to speak another language, to make new friends and to learn about different cultures and countries.
Our Language Cafe is open to everyone, from native speakers of a foreign language to those who know very little and would like to practise with other learners.
Every month the Language Cafe meets in the Arena's bar to speak a wide variety of different languages from all over the world, including Spanish, Chinese, French, Japanese, Greek, Arabic and German.
 Tickets: Free, no need to book

Saturday 25th January 2014

Leaving
Telford Campus - 8.15am
City Campus - 9am
Walsall Campus - 9.45am

Departing Stratford
Riverside Coach Park - 4pm

Stratford upon Avon

You can visit the five houses in or near Stratford-upon-Avon connected with William Shakespeare and his family; or walk through the town to discover other points of historic interest.

The trip includes a two-hour tour with a "Blue Badge Guide".

Visit: Stratford Tourist pages (opens in new window)

£8 per person

Tickets available online, at your Welcome Meeting, or from Walsall Cashier - WA054 and City Campus Cashier - MX ground floor.

Saturday 8th February 2014

Leaving
Telford Campus - 7.30am
City Campus - 8.15am
Walsall Campus - 8.45am

Departing Bath
Riverside Coach Park - 5pm

Bath

Situated in South West England, Bath in an architectural materpiece.  The town was first settled by the Celts, who allegedly discovered the healing properties of the hot spring water; then occupied by the Romans, who built their own temple and spa.
The famous Pump Rooms, the 16th Century Bsth Abbey, Pulteney Bridge and The Royal Crescent are all worth a visit.

Visit: Bath Tourist pages

£15 per person

Tickets available online

Saturday 8th March 2014

Leaving
Walsall Campus - 8am
City Campus - 8.45am
Telford Campus - 9.15am

Departing Manchester - 5pm

Manchester

Manchester is one of the largest metropolitan conurbations in the UK, justly proud of its history, culture and enterprise.
It is home to a number of football clubs, the most famous of which is Manchester United. 
There is a range of museums, galleries, shopping centres and restaurants.

Visit: Manchester

£15 per person

Tickets available online

Saturday 15th March 2014

Leaving
Telford Campus - 8.15am
City Campus - 9am
Walsall Campus - 9.45am

Departing Stratford
Riverside Coach Park - 4pm

Cambridge Cambridge is a bustling city with many good shops; but it is most famous for its university comprising 31 colleges and containing the great architectual treasures reflecting 700 years of British heritage.

Visit: Cambridge

£15 per person

Tickets available online

 

  • If you wish to bring somebody who is not a student at the University, please let us know when buying your ticket. 
  • If you do not have a credit or debit card, a few tickets will be available from the Cashiers in MX Building, City Camous.
  • All tickets must be purchased in advance of the trip
  • Tickets are non-refundable. You can, however, sell your ticket to somebody else if you change your mind.
  • Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • All times must be adhered to as no refunds are available for late arrivals.

Book your place on a local interest tour (International students only)