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We Are Walsall

Jubilee Family Fun Events

Saddlers Centre Jubilee Party - Tues 31st May, 11am-4pm  FREE

Tiaras, Trails and table football tournaments – free fun for all the family!  Bring your friends, Mums and Dads and Nans and Grandads to beat the king of table football to win the Saddlers Crown! Join in the jubilee crafts and take on the crown trail around the centre to be in with the chance of winning a £75 voucher. Free face painting too!  For more information visit 

Platinum Jubilee Family Day

The New Art Gallery, Walsall Sat 4th June, 11am-3pm

Enjoy a cuppa and a cupcake at our tea party, make lolly-stick Queen’s guards and platinum paper crowns, plaster cast your own coin design, help to decorate the building with red, white and blue wool, and contribute to our Union Jack hand-print bunting and our giant collaborative collage inspired by Hew Locke’s Jungle Queen II, in the Gallery’s Collection.

Drop in, All Ages welcome.


Hippo trail

The much-loved Walsall hippo enters the world of augmented reality with an exciting new app. Search the town centre for the ‘hidden hippos’ created by local artists using your mobile phone. A great, free family activity available any time you are in town! Find out more on the hippo trail website. is your local high street community online. It’s an easy one-stop shop from your home where you can still support local and know your money is staying local and going straight to the shopkeepers you meet in and around Walsall. Having all your familiar favourites in one place lets you order online then pop down to the high street to pick them up at a time and date to suit you, so it’s ready, packed and available when you need it.

Is your local shop online?

Local independent shops and businesses can sign up now to show their products and services for sale in Walsall FREE of charge on the shopappy website.

It’s simple and easy for traders and businesses to do via  So, if your local butcher or deli, for example aren’t yet online – now’s the time for them to do it, spread the word and get them to register now! 

What is "We are Walsall"?

It's a major campaign designed to welcome shoppers back to to the borough's high streets. We want you to discover hidden gems and local landmarks that you might not otherwise find. It’s a campaign to remind what the ALL in Walsall is all about!

Listen out for radio coverage and news about some exciting new events and features. They will be popping up around the town centre to add to the vibrant mix of leisure and outdoor facilities and shopping options, as well as a real sense of community support and cultural offerings. 

Our high streets are slowly seeing visitors return but our businesses still need support after over a year of uncertainty and change. Supporting local retailers, the weekly market and leisure services is now key. The campaign will provide a platform to help these services bounce back.

Follow the campaign on Facebook and Twitter

How is it funded?

The campaign has been made possible by government grants from the Reopening High Streets Safely and Welcome Back funds supported by the European Regional Development Fund. 

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