All aboard for half-term crafts at Dudley tunnel

boats1Families visiting Dudley Canal Tunnel and Limestone Mines this February half term can have a go at craft activities themed for Chinese New Year.

For just 50p, visitors can board a specially adapted classroom boat and make a glow in the dark paper lantern to take with them into the tunnels. Children of all ages are welcome and parents are encouraged to get stuck in too!

The 45 minute boat trips into the tunnels and caverns will also be running throughout the day, from 10.30am to 3pm, with special 20% early bird discounts on trips before midday.

“With Chinese New Year falling in half term this year, it seemed a perfect theme for our family craft activity,” says Sarah Fellows, Heritage Activities Officer for Dudley Canal Trust Trips Ltd. “We’re looking forward to welcoming lots of families throughout the week, so we suggest people pre-book their spaces on the activity boat.”

The craft activities run between 12pm and 2pm, Monday 16th to Friday 20th February. Spaces in the sessions are limited and can be booked by phoning 0121 557 6265 or emailing

Visitors taking the 45 minute trip in February half term will also be able to see a new sound and light show in the tunnel’s famous Singing Cavern, which launches that week.