All ages, all abilities – re-connecting people with nature.

Our mission at Wildside is to provide enjoyment of the outdoors by offering adventurous and environmental activities, promoting physical and mental health and wellbeing, personal development and an underlying appreciation of the natural world. Throughout everything we do we seek to care for and foster respect for the environment, helping safeguard our amazing planet for future generations.

We are in a green oasis on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal and right next to Wolverhampton’s only local nature reserve, the Smestow Valley. From our centre you will see woodland, meadow and waterside; all offering ample opportunities for exciting and stimulating activities.

We operate our narrowboat to provide trips for all ages and to promote awareness and use of the canal.



A local resource

Wildside Activity Centre seeks to serve the people and diverse communities of Whitmore Reans, the city of Wolverhampton and surrounding areas. We place great emphasis on the quality of our provision and attention to health and safety. Our work is characterised by the friendliness and the commitment of our staff and volunteers.

We work with all ages from pre-school to older people. We are especially proud of our innovative work with people who have additional needs. We aim to ensure that all visitors with disabilities have access to our facilities, and whilst we cannot guarantee total ‘access for all’ we aim to provide an environment that is as accessible as possible and will adapt what we do wherever we can to meet specific needs.

Our vision is to open up further opportunities for enjoyment of the outdoors and adventurous activities, particularly seeking to reach groups suffering deprivation and social exclusion in the local neighbourhood and the wider community of Wolverhampton.