We have just had an amazing time on the Alice in Wonderland Easter Egg hunt boat trip. Ian was brilliant! He really added to the enjoyment of the trip for all of us. My kids found it magical and we will definitely be back.
Fantastic 45 min trip through tunnels and a very informative guide into the history of Dudley canal tunnels and its mining for limestone. 1 adult and three children… who actually kept quiet while on the trip, all enjoyed the experience, even the darkness which gave an on-site into working conditions all those years ago when children as young as 9 worked in such dreadful places. Many thanks to Ian and John for such a lovely trip.
What a wonderful place! My friends and I took our young children here on a Wednesday morning for Tunnel Tots. We arrived early and were directed by very friendly and helpful staff to the good value gift shop where there were some great toys and games available to buy. The boat trip was only £1 per person and was very well organised. My toddlers were helped onto the boats and songs and stories created a fun atmosphere for the children. There was a good place to play by the water afterwards and we were given discount vouchers for the Gongoozler café upstairs where there were colouring activities and books laid out for the Tunnel Tots. Delicious coffee and cake rounded off our visit very nicely. These volunteers are doing an excellent job and deserve all the support they can get!
This is definitely worth five stars.
The trip is only about 45 minutes long but you are given so much information about the caves how they were made, the work that went on there and the history of it all. When you get inside there are a couple of film shows put on which are really good The staff are brilliant.
They have a small shop lovely café and toilets which are all clean and tidy.
WOW, worth taking the trip. We had Terry and stuart as our guides and all I can say is WOW the enthusiasm and information given was fantastic, everything you want to know or don’t is covered and the whole journey just flows like the canal your on. The views are amazing and it’s hard to take it all in, more so when your seeing interactive features under the modern world above. My photos don’t do it the justice it deserves. Please check it out and remember your helping to protect and preserve this water way by doing so.
We came across this wonderful experience by accident during a visit to the Black Country Museum. We had a fascinating 45 minute trip through the tunnels and mines under Dudley Castle of a narrow boat with an informative and sometimes hilarious commentary. The tunnels are fascinating and somewhat poignant, the loss of life in there was astonishing. A sound and light show on the singing cavern was fabulous and overall the trip is something to experience and excellent value for money.
The ladies at the ticket desk for the lime caves, you’re fantastic. How warm and courteous are they?! Amazing day out. Great experience, animated by the barge captain. Lots of history and interesting informative chatter aboard. Beautiful scenes and sights for a very reasonable charge. Been here twice now and I enjoyed both visits immensely.
Excellent visit great value for money with informative canal boat trip through Dudley Tunnels. Attached to the Black Country Living Museum however separate attraction with its own entrance cost (not covered in entry to the Black Country Museum) really enjoyed it and would recommend highly.
Fabulous day out for the family, interesting to learn all the history of the dudley tunnels. Excellent for my son 6yrs, who loved the boat ride and the activities after. Reasonably priced tickets. Lovely food in the cafe (Googonzler).
Brilliant trip today with the kids, and they loved it! The boat trip was better than I expected, amazing experience, knowledgeable staff and stunning views. Our ‘skipper’ was excellent, even with his painful jokes 🙂 Highly recommended!
Despite living near by this was somewhere we had never really visited. However, I am so glad we did. It was such an amazing time out, learning about the history of the Dudley Canal and Tunnels, seeing the sculptures to display the history whilst listening to stories. All of us as a family enjoyed this trip even my two young children. The tickets were reasonably priced too, and if you are at the Black Country Living Museum, you can get entry to and from the canal too for a small surcharge. Fully enjoyable.
We love the canal trust. You always feel welcome even if you only paid 80p to join Tunnel Tots!! So many wonderful inclusive experiences available. Worth every penny. We did the Explorosaurus event on Friday and it was fantastic. The staff are so enthusiastic and make the children so welcome. We also saw Santa at the trust this year which was lovely. Wrap up warm and go through the magical caverns. The Gongoozler is beautiful too, lovely setting and they do a few vegan options which is brilliant for our family.