Unique Gifts and Things To Do in WolverhamptonStarting life as a traditional English market town, Wolverhampton found its feet during the Industrial Revolution to become a major centre of coal mining, steel production, and car manufacture, and as such its population expanded. Today, Wolverhampton provides plenty of opportunities to visit attractions, explore the city’s modern and historical culture, or simply indulge in some retail therapy…whatever it is that you are looking for, you’re sure to find a fun day out in Wolverhampton.
Perhaps the most popular of all tourist attractions within the city centre is the stunningly decorative bath stone building of Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Housing over 300 years of art, this gallery includes collections of historical and heritage artefacts, fine art landscape and portraiture exhibitions, and one of the UK’s leading collections of Pop Art outside of London…there is even a chance to dress up in a Georgian outfit or two!
Just a stone’s throw from the Gallery is the 15th century St Peter’s Collegiate Church, and the famous Prince Albert statue – better known in these parts as ‘The Man on the ‘Oss’ – standing proudly in the centre of Queen Square. If you’re looking to do a little shopping while you’re here, then the nearby Mander Centre has all your favourite high street stores and brands under one roof. Those who enjoy their food and drink will be spoilt for choice with coffee shops, artisanal eateries, and restaurants dedicated to celebrating world cuisine…there really is something for everyone and every occasion.
If you’re a local looking for an exciting day out, then head outside of the city centre to explore Wolverhampton’s wonderful green spaces…discover the landscaped gardens and lakes of West Park, and take to the water for a spot of boating, or enjoy afternoon tea on the lawns. Northycote Farm’s woodlands and Tudor Farmhouse provide opportunities to photograph an array of wildlife, and get back to nature, whilst Bantock House and Gardens use the land to celebrate Wolverhampton’s Edwardian history.
If you’re looking for an experience gift or exciting day out for a special occasion, then perhaps something a little more thrilling would appeal? Sports fans might like to visit the state-of-the-art Wolves Museum or Molineux Stadium, whilst petrol heads may prefer a day on the track learning a range of Stunt Driving skills and manoeuvres. If you’re searching for something truly special, then a Helicopter Sightseeing Tour over Bridgenorth and Ironbridge is sure to create memories to last a life time!