HALF term fun at lesiure centres, museums and nature reserves will be taking place across the borough this week.

Take a look at what's going on across the borough to keep youngsters entertained this October half term.

Dudley Museum at The Archives will host a family Creepy Crawlies day on Friday November 1 from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm featuring crafts and activities with a spooky theme. Admission is free but there’s a £3.50 charge for craft activities.

The Red House Glass Cone has a series of glass fusing sessions on 29 and 30 October and a trick and treat family event and young people’s craft market on Thursday October 31 from 10.30 am to 7 pm.

Himley Hall is hosting a Scavenger Hunt from Saturday 26 to Thursday October 31. Youngsters can help Wendy Witch stop the Dragons of Dudley from destroying the local area by finding the ingredients for her magic potion. Scavenger hunt sheets and certificates are available from the Coffee Lounge in Himley Hall and cost 50p.

Buckpool and Fen’s Pool Nature Reserves are running two nature craft sessions this half term. On Tuesday October 29 wardens will be making spooky decorative Chinese lanterns which are both ornamental and eco-friendly.

On Wednesday October 30 youngsters can make pine cone bird feeders to help garden birds this winter. They will also have the chance to make a cute pine cone critter to take home. Both sessions run from 1pm to 3pm. Sessions are free but must be booked in advance on 01384 812780.

The Big Bounce takes place at Crystal Leisure Centre in Stourbridge on Wednesday October 30 with sessions at 10am, 11.45am, 1.30pm and 3.15pm, where a giant arena will be filled with inflatable wipeout games. Sessions cost £7 for children and £1 for adults plus a booking fee. Adults must supervise but cannot go on the equipment. Tickets can be booked online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/BigBounce.

Halesowen Leisure Centre will host inflatable aqua run pool sessions on Tuesday 29 and Thursday October 31 from 1.30 pm to 3 pm which are suitable for children over eight years old.

Sessions cost £4.40 for adults and £2.90 for under 16s. A swimming test is required before participation (1.15 pm - 1.30 pm) and children must be a minimum of 1.2 metres tall.

Youngsters can also take advantage of free swimming at Dudley, Halesowen and Crystal Leisure Centres.