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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.


Dinosaurs seen roaming around Enginuity

15th January 2018

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’.


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

11th January 2018

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.


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

21st 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.


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

30th November 2017

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.


Make your own Christmas Wreath!

27th November 2017

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.


Christmas Market this weekend at farm shop

21st November 2017

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.


Barn Owl visiting Severn Valley Country Park

21st November 2017

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.


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

16th November 2017

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.


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

8th November 2017

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.


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

7th November 2017

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.


Remembrance Sunday Service to be held at Cosford

6th November 2017

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.


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

1st November 2017

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.


Rare aircraft on show during Open Week

26th October 2017

A rare example of a Handley Page Hampden being restored at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be one of the highlights at the Conservation Centre Open Week taking place on 13-18 November 2018.


The Battle of Passchendaele remembered in an illustrated talk at Severn Valley Country Park

23rd October 2017

Local Military Historian, Kenneth Wright will be visiting Severn Valley Country Park as part of a series of talks to be held in the visitor centre over the winter months.


Shropshire County Hotels & Inns Visitor Survey Prize Draw Winner!

19th October 2017

Congratulations to our winner of the Shropshire County Hotels & Inns Visitor Survey Prize Draw. Our winner from Bath will be spending a 2 night stay at The Coach House in Norbury.


Dates set for Next Year's Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival

17th October 2017

Organisers of the highly successful Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival have announced the dates for next year’s event – extending the Festival length & adding venues in the process.


Half term model making at Cosford

16th October 2017

October half term is just around the corner, so if you’re starting to plan how you’re going to entertain the children, look no further than the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford who are inviting families to participate in a fun model making activity. Taking place from Monday 23 to Friday 27 October, little aviators can choose from a vast number of Airfix kits to build, including a 1:72 Mosquito, Sea Harrier, Mitsubishi Zero, Albatros or Sopwith Pup.



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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