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

22nd March 2018

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.


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

28th February 2018

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.


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

26th February 2018

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.


Mammal Safari at The Mere in Ellesmere

26th February 2018

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.


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

21st February 2018

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.


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

16th February 2018

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.


Fieldbounce Valentines Competition

12th February 2018

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.


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

12th February 2018

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.


Try intaglio printing at Blists Hill Victorian Town

7th February 2018

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.


Swashbuckling family fun at the SVR this half-term

29th January 2018

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.



The Modern Olympic Games


The 2012 Olympic Mascot, Wenlock, was created to celebrate the fact that the modern Olympic movement all started in Much Wenlock, Shropshire.

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