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Bring Dad along to Dudmaston for Father’s Day fun

16th June 2016

Dudmaston is celebrating brilliant Dads on Sunday 19 June with a day of traditional sporting pursuits. Join us in the garden where Hawk Walk will be flying their stunning birds of prey or have a go at archery with Shropshire Scouts.


Events Day at Severn Valley Country Park

13th June 2016

Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are pleased to announce a day of fantastic events on Sunday 26th June.


Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Annual Family Fun Day 11th June

10th June 2016

Saturday 11th June sees the annual family fun day at the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.


Could you discover Britain’s favourite Hidden Gem?

9th June 2016

Leading pork pie manufacturer, Pork Farms, is on the hunt to find the nation’s top three favourite Hidden Gems – and need the people of Britain to help them to find them.


Museum celebrates Armed Forces Day with concert and flypast

7th June 2016

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will once again celebrate the contributions made by Her Majesty's Armed Forces, by hosting an orchestra concert and a Hurricane flypast on Saturday 25 June for Armed Forces Day.


Visitors welcomed at Morville Hall

3rd June 2016

Visitors welcomed at Morville Hall


Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

3rd June 2016

The Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust have been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of nearly 50 years support for the independent Museum, which has national and international standing.


‘Great British Bake Off’ contestant headlines at Cosford Food Festival

1st June 2016

Organisers at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are delighted to be welcoming ‘The Great British Bake Off’ contestant Beca Lyne-Pirkis to this year’s Cosford Food Festival. Beca who took part in the popular TV show in 2013 will be headlining on the demo stage both days at the 23rd-24th July event, showcasing her modern twists on family favourites.


Shropshire Hills Art Week

26th May 2016

Have you ever wondered how art is made? Now is the time to find out! From Saturday 4th to Sunday 12th June 2016.


WIN a Lost Lanes Book by Jack Thurston

25th May 2016

Jack Thurston, best-selling author of Lost Lanes and presenter of the Bike Show, takes readers on a freewheeling tour of the lost lanes and forgotten byways of wild Wales, Herefordshire and Shropshire.


Open Farm Sunday is back again at Apley Farm Shop

13th May 2016

Apley Farm Shop is yet again, for the fifth year running, organizing Open Farm Sunday on Sunday 5th June; in conjunction with a national organization called LEAF – Linking Education And Farming - delivering more sustainable food and farming.


A joyful evening of music at Severn Valley Country Park

11th May 2016

Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are delighted to be welcoming popular singing group, Severn Singers and brass ensemble, Random Brass for their only joint performance this year.


Help Ironbridge Gorge Museums Win the Night Connect! Art Competition

6th May 2016

Ironbridge Gorge Museums are excited to announce that we have reached the finals of the Museums at Night Connect! Art Competition.


WIN a Red Arrows prize package worth £1,000

6th May 2016

To celebrate the successful launch of the Royal Air Force Museum’s ‘Names on a Plane’ fundraising campaign, museum bosses are giving members of the public the opportunity to win a Red Arrows prize package worth £1,000. The winner will see their name written on the wings of a world famous RAF Red Arrows Hawk Jet, that will fly throughout the 2017 display season!


Cosford Serves Up Another Tasty Festival

6th May 2016

A tasty line-up of over 80 local producers has been announced for this year’s Cosford Food Festival, which promises to serve up the very best food and drink the Midland’s has to offer. Popular favorites on the food festival scene as well as brand new local producers are all on board for this year’s festival, which takes place on 23-24 July.


Storytime in the Dingle at Dudmaston

5th May 2016

Follow our storyteller down into the Dingle and enjoy tales inspired by our oldest trees. Sunday, 8 May, 10.45am – 12 noon


May Day Celebrations at Dudmaston

29th April 2016

Help us raise the May Tree by dancing along with Shrewsbury Morris Dancers. Join us on Monday, 2 May from 11.00am.


Great prizes to be won at the Apley Bake Off

27th April 2016

Great prizes are ready to be won at the Apley Bake Off next Monday, bank holiday Monday 2 May at Apley Farm Shop.


Celebrate St George’s Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

13th April 2016

The residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge will be celebrating St George, the patron saint of England, over the weekend of 23rd and 24th April, when the streets will be decorated in patriotic red, white and blue. Join-in the patriotic parade, take part in a dragon hunt and see a re-enactment of the famous tale of St George and the Dragon.


Apley Farm Shop’s fifth anniversary

13th April 2016

Having opened in the coldest winter in decades, when temperatures dropped to -19°C, Apley Farm Shop in Shropshire considers how it’s developed in its first five years


Activ8 holiday clubs at farm shop

7th April 2016

A holiday club provider has linked up with a local farm shop to provide children with fun outdoor & sporty holiday clubs this summer.


Eggciting Easter Funday at farm shop

24th March 2016

A farm shop near Bridgnorth is holding an Easter Funday on Monday 28 March, 10-4pm.


Cadbury Bunny spotted at Dudmaston

23rd March 2016

Bunny has left a trail of riddles around the orchard at Dudmaston. Crack his clues to unlock his secret stash of Easter treats.


Model show returns for fifteenth year

18th March 2016

For the fifteenth successful year, the popular Shropshire Scale Model Show is returning to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month. It’s one of the biggest modelling events in the country and shows no signs of slowing down, as a record 150 exhibitors and traders will be heading to Cosford for the one day event taking place on Sunday 3 April.


Apley Bake Off cake competition

18th March 2016

The county’s keenest cooks, foodies & bakers will soon get the chance to meet six of Shropshire's talented chefs & enter a cake & tart competition, on at a farm shop near Bridgnorth. Apley Farm Shop is holding its first Apley Bake Off on bank holiday Monday 2nd May.


‘Cracking’ Easter activities on offer at Cosford

16th March 2016

With the Easter break fast approaching, organisers at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are busy preparing for two whole weeks of family entertainment. With a Missing Mascot Trail running over the Easter bank holiday weekend and two craft activities on offer during the week, children of all ages are sure to have a ‘cracking’ time.


Dudmaston opens its gates for a brand new season

16th March 2016

Discover the beauty of the Estate as it wakes up for spring. Dudmaston welcomes visitors to the Galleries, garden, park, tearoom, and shop from Sunday, 20 March.


Mysteries of ‘Shakespeare’s Will’ Revealed

16th March 2016

Severn Valley Country Park - Saturday 2nd April 2016


MECCANO COMES TO IRONBRIDGE

9th March 2016

Working Meccano Models at Enginuity: Bank Holiday Weekend 30th Apr - 2nd May


Easter themed tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge

9th March 2016

Create your own Easter themed ceramic tiles at family drop-in tile decorating workshops during the Easter school holidays at Jackfield Tile Museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge. Designs can be as colourful and original as your imagination allows, perhaps an Easter bunny, baby chick, chocolate Easter egg or spring flowers.


Design and Desire: The Great Exhibition of 1851

9th March 2016

New free exhibition at Coalbrookdale Gallery, near Ironbridge 21st March 2016 – 24th February 2017


Blists Hill Victorian Town receives top Gold VisitEngland Accolade for its visitor experience

3rd March 2016

Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of Shropshire’s 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums where life over 100 years ago is recreated, has received the highest Gold accolade from VisitEngland in recognition of the quality of its visitor experience.


51 years of preservation and still steaming on!

25th February 2016

The story of the Severn Valley Railway at Severn Valley Country Park, an illustrated talk - Thursday 10th March, 7.30pm


Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Caribbean Supper Evening Tuesday 23rd February

17th February 2016

Following the success of the cookery launch held at the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre earlier this month, there will be a whole host of cookery workshops starting with a Caribbean Supper evening on Tuesday 23rd February. The Discovery Centre has a pop up kitchen sponsored by Ludlow Food Festival with all the equipment needed to run a cookery demonstration or cookery course.


Snowdrop Time at Dudmaston...

17th February 2016

Join the team at Dudmaston on Saturday and Sunday to enjoy the great outdoors with a walk through the Dingle, taking in the snowdrops that tell us spring is on its way. The children can pick up a free '50 things' trail from reception and see if they can identify the animal tracks or make a stick trail.


Peppa and George set to visit the SVR

16th February 2016

Family favourites Peppa Pig and her little brother George will pay a special visit to the Severn Valley Railway this May.


Half Term at Severn Valley Country Park

12th February 2016

Staff at the Severn Valley Country Park are currently preparing for February half term. The visitor centre and tea shop will be open every day between Saturday 13th February and Sunday 21st February from 11am-4pm. Tasty cakes, made to order sandwiches, homestyle soup and many other delicious snacks will be available daily.


Snowdrop Time at Dudmaston...

8th February 2016

Saturday and Sunday 13, 14, 20 and 21 February 12:00pm – 4:00pm


Celebrate Chinese Year of the Monkey at Coalport China Museum

3rd February 2016

Half-term family activities Monday 15th – Friday 19th February


Valentine’s Day at your local farm shop

2nd February 2016

A farm shop near Bridgnorth has installed probably the largest heart in Shropshire this week, made from laurel leaves.


Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Cookery Launch on Saturday 6th February

2nd February 2016

The award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre has a packed programme of cookery workshops on offer, thanks to the pop up kitchen sponsored by Ludlow Food Festival. The Discovery Centre will host a day of free talks, demonstrations and cookery sessions at the Cookery Launch on Saturday 6th February 9am – 4pm


Hocus pocus and photo trickery at museum lecture

28th January 2016

Art forms, artists and magic will be the focus of a fascinating talk based around visual deception, taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month.


Meccano mechanical marvels come to Enginuity

26th January 2016

Members of the Telford and Ironbridge Meccano Society (TIMS) will be bringing their magnificent metal creations to the Enginuity design and technology discovery centre at Coalbrookdale, near Ironbridge on Saturday, 30th Januar


Storytelling evening at Severn Valley Country Park

25th January 2016

Rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are delighted to be welcoming professional storyteller, Sal Tonge for an evening of ‘dark stories for winters nights’.


Volunteer opportunities at Dudmaston...

25th January 2016

Pop in for a cuppa and join the team! Building on the success of their season last year, the National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate, Nr. Bridgnorth, are in the process of recruiting new volunteers in time for when they open their doors again to visitors in March.


Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre to celebrate RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

20th January 2016

The team at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will be celebrating the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch on Saturday 30th January where visitors will be treated to a whole day dedicated to birds.


Slow Food Breakfast for 100 people celebrating local bangers and bacon

18th January 2016

This year Slow Food’s favourite fun food event is being organised jointly with the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre at Craven Arms, to coincide with the beginning of British Farmhouse Breakfast Week on Sunday 24th January. It is a natural fit for Slow Food to work with Grow Cook Learn, the charity running the Discovery Centre in its endeavours to deliver the Grow Cook Learn vision to connect people to the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills.




The Story of Shropshire Hero Captain Matthew Webb to feature in TV Show

15th December 2015

The story of the first person to successfully swim the English Channel in 1875 is brought to life on the Drama Channel this Christmas.



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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