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Easter Trails, Egg Dancing, Easter Bonnet Parade and Baby Chicks at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Join the residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge in Shropshire as they celebrate Easter in traditional Victorian style with Egg Dancing, plus an Easter bunny trail, chocolate egg making demonstration, Easter Bonnet Parade and a chance to see baby chicks hatching. Events will vary day-to-day between Friday, 30th and Sunday 15th April.

Date Posted: 22nd March 2018

Hedgehog Footprint Tunnels at The Mere in Ellesmere

Shropshire Council Rangers at The Mere in Ellesmere are delighted to be welcoming Stuart Edmunds from The Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Chairman of The Shropshire Mammal Group, and Julie Burroughs a dedicated Volunteer from the Shelter Wildlife Together programme, to give a demonstration on how to make a Hedgehog footprint tunnel for your garden.

Date Posted: 21st March 2018

Local artist exhibiting at Ludlow Food Centre donates 10% of earnings to charity

Local Shropshire artist Meg Hawkins has been exhibiting her work in Ludlow Food Centre’s gift shop gallery space since November 2017. Since May 2016 Ludlow Food Centre have set up a bi-monthly local artist’s space in their gift shop for them to sell their products. Ludlow Food Centre take no commission for any of the products sold, all they ask is that 10% of the artist’s takings get donated to their charity of the year.

Date Posted: 19th March 2018

Shropshire Way 80K postponed due to weather

Weather called to a halt to the Shropshire Way 80K, mass participation walk this weekend. The staff at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre were forced to postpone the event, which takes in some of the finest parts of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, due to the weather warnings for snow, wind and ice.

Date Posted: 19th March 2018

Sketchbook Sundays at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Throughout 2018, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery are offering reduced entry of £2 to anyone who presents a sketchbook at the museum front desk on the first Sunday of the month.

Date Posted: 15th March 2018

Shropshire Way 80K to set off this weekend!

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms has launched their new mass participation 50 mile walk and hundreds of competitors are booked to join in this Saturday. Walkers and runners will arrive in Craven Arms from miles around for this inaugural event.

Date Posted: 13th March 2018

New free Exhibition Schooling Good Taste, The Coalbrookdale School of Art, 1856-1924 at Coalbrookdae

A new free exhibition at the Coalbrookdale Gallery, adjacent to Enginuity near Ironbridge, will explore the story of the Coalbrookdale School of Art, the artists and the artwork that came out of the school. Opening on Wednesday, 21st March, Schooling Good Taste - The Coalbrookdale School of Art, 1856-1924 can be viewed Monday to Friday between 10am and 5pm, until Friday, 21st December.

Date Posted: 13th March 2018

Fieldbounce Attend Hope House Open Morning

Fieldbounce Music Festival, which is taking place on Saturday 5th May 2018 at The Venue, Park Hall is working closely with Hope House Charity. The event aims to raise thousands for the local children’s charity by breaking a Guinness World Record.

Date Posted: 12th March 2018

Ludlow Food Centre Announced as Finalist in Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2018

The shortlist for the prestigious awards has been announced with winners due to be unveiled at Farm Shop & Deli Show Monday 16th April at the NEC, Birmingham

Date Posted: 6th March 2018

Spring Cookery Course at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

Despite the snow and cold weather, the staff at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre are looking forward to Spring and they are kicking things off with Sabrina’s Spring Menu cookery course on Thursday 22nd March. Sabrina will be teaching fresh and flavourful dishes that incorporate fresh, Spring ingredients such as parsnips, asparagus, cucumber and spinach.

Date Posted: 6th March 2018

37 Life-sized silhouettes at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron mark centenary of Women’s right to vote in the Ironbridge Gorge

A poignant, free exhibition of 37 life-sized silhouettes of women has been installed on The Green at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, one of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire, marking the centenary of women’s right to vote and the continued inequality that existed for a further 10 years. Whilst there has been much talk about women being given the right to vote 100 years ago, less attention has been given to the fact that the vote was not given to all women.

Date Posted: 28th February 2018

Free admission to Ironbridge Gorge Museums for mothers on Mothering Sunday 11th March

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are inviting mums to enjoy a day out as their guest on Mothering Sunday, 11th March, when accompanied by another full-paying visitor. This free entry offer includes Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalport China Museum, Jackfield Tile Museum, Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Museum of The Gorge and Enginuity.

Date Posted: 26th February 2018

“Our Stour” A photographic journey along the River Stour from source to Severn An illustrated talk at Severn Valley Country Park

Thursday 8th March at 7.30pm Black Country Society photographer, Graham Beckley, presents a photographic journey from the source of the River Stour, high in the Clent Hills through the Black Country and into the countryside of Staffordshire and Worcestershire to where it joins the River Severn at Stourport.

Date Posted: 26th February 2018

Fieldbounce present 'Stomp The Yard'

Fieldbounce are thrilled to host ‘Stomp The Yard’ dance competition on 5th May 2018. The unique dance event incorporates all styles of dance in a showcase like no other.

Date Posted: 26th February 2018

Mammal Safari at The Mere in Ellesmere

Shropshire Council Rangers at The Mere in Ellesmere are delighted to be welcoming Sam Devine - Turner from the Shropshire Mammal Group to give a talk and guided walk on mammals.

Date Posted: 26th February 2018

A sole survivor, a force of nature and locos spanning the centuries will star at 2018 Spring Steam Gala

From a scrapyard ‘no-hoper’ to the last of its kind – a range of locomotives with a real story to tell will star at the Severn Valley Railway’s 2018 Spring Steam Gala, from March 16th- 18th.

Date Posted: 21st February 2018

Take part in creative activities during February half-term at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums: 17th – 25th February

Join hands-on workshops, activities and family trails on a ‘Create Another World’ theme at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums during the school half-term holiday, which runs from Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th February.

Date Posted: 16th February 2018

Fieldbounce Valentines Competition

Fieldbounce Music Festival is delighted to be working in partnership with Lion Quays Resorts. The music festival is currently hosting a competition where customers who purchase a Fieldbounce ticket before the 14th of February could win a ‘weekend spa and dining treat for two’, courtesy of proud sponsors Lion Quays Resort.

Date Posted: 12th February 2018

Shropshire Kids Festival – It’s coming to Telford International Centre February Half

Shropshire Kids Festival has seen huge success over the past 2 years with the Shrewsbury event attracting over 10 000 families having THE best fun for kids aged 0-14 years old. In fact the event has been so successful that demand has bought them to Telford International Centre for February half term 2018.

Date Posted: 12th February 2018

Try intaglio printing at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Visit Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge in Shropshire over the February half-term break between 17th and 25th February and try your hand at the intaglio printing technique, which was used by the Victorians more than 100 years ago.

Date Posted: 7th February 2018

Rusell Kane Hosts Comedy Festival Gala

The full line up for this year’s Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival (SICFest) has been announced, with multi award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author & scriptwriter Russell Kane named as host for the star studded Gala Show which brings the curtain down on the event on Sunday 22nd July.

Date Posted: 31st January 2018

Swashbuckling family fun at the SVR this half-term

Arr me hearties, there’s a whole treasure chest of pirate-themed family fun to be opened at the Severn Valley Railway this February Half-Term.

Date Posted: 29th January 2018

Shrewsbury Market Hall awarded the title of Britain's Favourite Market

Today it became official that Shrewsbury’s Market Hall is the best in the country as it was appointed ‘Britain’s Favourite Market’ in the Great British Market Awards Ceremony in Birmingham this lunchtime.

Date Posted: 26th January 2018

Dinosaurs seen roaming around Enginuity

Go along to Enginuity, near Ironbridge during the school half-term holiday between 19th and 23rd February and be the star of an extraordinary dinosaur augmented reality experience. Then design and build your own flying Pterodactyl and become an archaeologist as you ‘Dig-up a Dinosaur’.

Date Posted: 15th January 2018

Family Star Gazing Night

Shropshire Council Outdoor Partnerships Team are delighted to be welcoming renowned photographer of the night sky, Peter Williamson, to Severn Valley Country Park for a magical evening of star gazing in the clear skies of the Severn Valley.

Date Posted: 15th January 2018

New digital workshops for all ages at Enginuity, Ironbridge Gorge Museums January - March

Discover more about digital coding at a new series of workshops for all ages in the FabLab at Enginuity, the Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ National Design and Technology Centre at Coalbrookdale. Separate sessions for children and adults will be held on certain days between 17th January and 18th March; no previous experience is needed to take part.

Date Posted: 11th January 2018

The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway announce a new February Half Term Winter Special Train Timetable

Ride our heated carriages from Llanfair Caereinion to Castle Caereinion return and finish up with a drink in the cosy tearoom at Llanfair Caereinion. The special return fare of £9.50 for adults and £4.00 for children includes a hot drink for adults and a juice box for children.

Date Posted: 11th January 2018

Winter Wellbeing Cookery Course

Now Christmas is over, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre’s Winter Wellbeing Cookery Course will help you get back on track or kick off your New Year’s resolution perfectly. Mid-winter can be a tough time for body and soul. This hands-on session is all about fighting the blues with vitamin boosts and happy food.

Date Posted: 2nd January 2018

Kids Go Free at Ironbridge Gorge Museums until 31st December 2017

As a finale to its 50th anniversary celebrations, the Ironbridge Gorge Museums are offering free admission to all children aged up to 16 years who are accompanied by a paying adult from now until 31st December 2017.

Date Posted: 21st December 2017

Twixmas opening at Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Shropshire for a great family day out 26th – 31st December

For a fun day out during the Twixmas festive period, 26th – 31st December, go along to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire’s stunning Severn Valley where six of the ten museums will be open daily from 10am until 4pm. They will only be closing on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Date Posted: 19th December 2017

Tickets for Comedy Festival Gala Show go on Sale

Tickets for the hotly anticipated Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival Gala 2018 have gone on sale from Theatre Severn’s box office & website as of Friday 8th December.

Date Posted: 12th December 2017

Fun in the Snow at Discovery Centre!

With over 23 centimetres of snow measured to have fallen in the Onny Meadows over the weekend, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms was the perfect place to have some fun!

Date Posted: 12th December 2017

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Ludlow Food Centre’s Christmas Food & Craft Fair this Saturday

Ludlow Food Centre are holding their Christmas Food & Craft Fair this Saturday 9th December from 10am-3pm where it will be a festive, fun-filled day for the whole family!

Date Posted: 6th December 2017

Tiny Tots Trail of Treats set to enchant little ones at Blists Hill Victorian Town in December

Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, is putting some magic into Christmas especially for their youngest visitors with an enchanting festive trail for under fives. Available on selected days leading up to Christmas, the fun, new Tiny Tots Trail of Treats will delight children and their grown-ups as they follow clues to find treats around the Town on 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21 December.

Date Posted: 30th November 2017

Festive fun at Discovery Centre!

As the festive season begins, Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is celebrating with lots of Christmas fun for all the family. From Crafty Christmas fun for the kids, to cookery courses for the adults, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Date Posted: 28th November 2017

COMPETITION: Your chance to feature in LEGO: Brick History

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is offering three lucky people the chance to have a LEGO® model that they have built feature in next year’s exciting special exhibition, LEGO: Brick History.

Date Posted: 27th November 2017

Make your own Christmas Wreath!

On Friday 15th December, Shropshire Council countryside rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are holding a Christmas wreath making session. During the winter months, the park has a wealth of natural items including ivy, cones and berries which are perfect to adorn a festive wreath.

Date Posted: 27th November 2017

St David's Day Concert Theatre Severn Shrewsbury

Following the resounding success of previous St David’s Day concerts at the wonderful Theatre Severn we are delighted to announce that this year’s event will take place on Saturday February 24th.

Date Posted: 22nd November 2017

Christmas Market this weekend at farm shop

The Christmas season really begins this weekend at a farm shop near Bridgnorth. The indoor Apley Christmas Market has free entry & is a great day out for all the family. Many of Shropshire’s finest food producers will be present to showcase their products. Visitors will also find Shropshire artisan crafters, offering unique handmade Christmas presents, including candles, cushions, jewellery & even shark's teeth. Apley’s own staff will be showcasing their own products, handmade onsite all year round, including our award winning mince pies.

Date Posted: 21st November 2017

Barn Owl visiting Severn Valley Country Park

Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are delighted to be welcoming the chairman of World Owl Trust for an evening talk held in the visitor centre. Alan Peace will be giving an illustrated talk examining the plight of the barn owl. This beautiful bird is the most endangered owl in the UK.

Date Posted: 21st November 2017

Gorgeous things for Gorgeous People… The Gorgeous Christmas Craft & Food Fair at Enginuity

The long-running Gorgeous contemporary designer craft fair returns to Enginuity at Coalbrookdale, near Ironbridge this November and, for the first time in its history, entry is free. That means you can save your money for all the lovely things you’ll find there.

Date Posted: 16th November 2017

Ludlow Food Centre named ‘Food Hall Butchery Business of the Year’ at prestigious awards ceremony.

The Butchery department in Ludlow Food Centre, headed by John Brereton was announced as the ‘Food Hall Butchery Business of the Year 2017’ at the prestigious awards ceremony in London, coming out on top to beat competition from finalists Delifonseca Dockside in Liverpool and Fodder Food Hall in Harrogate.

Date Posted: 15th November 2017

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Launches 50 Mile, Mass Participation Walk!

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms is set to launch a brand new mass participation challenge walk next year. The “Shropshire Way 80K” will be taking in some of the finest parts of the Shropshire hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the route is 80km (50 miles) in length with the aim being to complete the circuit in less than 24 hours. The route follows almost exclusively the Shropshire way on either the Main Route or its subsidiary paths.

Date Posted: 14th November 2017

Is this the tallest Christmas tree in Shropshire ! Great prizes when you guess its height

A farm shop near Bridgnorth has just installed possibly the tallest Christmas tree in Shropshire. Apley Farm Shop’s courtyard is now decorated with a huge Norway Spruce Christmas tree, ready for the two day Apley Christmas Market, 10-4pm on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November.

Date Posted: 8th November 2017

Pop-Up Avalanche Restaurant, Shrewsbury Quarry Park

Christmastime in Shrewsbury is a magical time of year. The city comes alive with artistic and creative energy, and the town square is decorated with careful attention. The last farmer’s market and arts & crafts market of the year are inundated with cheerful shoppers in the lead-up to Christmas Eve.

Date Posted: 7th November 2017

A controversial Sculpture of King Midas gets nationwide press coverage.

e British Ironwork Centre's latest creation has been unveiled at the British ironwork Centre. The sculpture, made from two thousand £1 and £2 coins resembles the legendary myth of 'King Midas', the king whose gift of turning everything to gold became a curse.

Date Posted: 7th November 2017

Mrs Beeton’s Christmas An evening with Food Historian and TV presenter Dr Annie Gray Coalbrookdale Monday 27th November

Food historian and TV and radio presenter Dr Annie Gray will be giving a festive-themed talk looking at Christmas in mid-Victorian times through the eyes of Isabella Beeton. Taking place in the Engine Shop at Coalbrookdale on Monday evening, 27th November, ‘Mrs Beeton’s Christmas’ is part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Date Posted: 7th November 2017

Local Charity Continues Offer of Free Cookery Course!

Running Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms, local charity Grow Cook Learn, is committed to connecting people to the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills.

Date Posted: 7th November 2017

Remembrance Sunday Service to be held at Cosford

On Sunday 12 November, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will hold a Service of Remembrance, paying respect to those service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during their tours of duty.

Date Posted: 6th November 2017

Spectacular Family Fireworks at Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday 4th November

See the night sky spectacularly lit up over Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Saturday evening, 4th November when the townsfolk will be celebrating Guy Fawkes’ foiled Gunpowder Plot with a fantastic family fireworks display.

Date Posted: 1st November 2017

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