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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.


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

14th December 2015

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.


A 'one-night-only' Theatre Performance of 'A Christmas Carol' to be held at Country Park

11th December 2015

Shropshire Council is happy to welcome the Rain or Shine Theatre Company to the Severn Valley Country Park for a ‘one-night only’ performance of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’. Rain or Shine Theatre Company are setting up stage at the country park on Sunday 3rd January 2016 as part of their national winter tour.


Last chance for a walk, shop and cuppa at Dudmaston this year…

10th December 2015

Dudmaston closes its doors for its winter snooze Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December 11:30am – 4:00pm


Farm Shop launches online shopping

4th December 2015

A farm shop near Bridgnorth has just launched their online shopping website with a Click & Collect and advanced order service, to complement its physical shop which opened nearly 5 years ago.


Make your own Christmas Wreath!

30th November 2015

On Wednesday 16th 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.


Apley’s Christmas Food Fair

25th November 2015

A farm shop near Bridgnorth is holding its annual Christmas Food Fair this Saturday (28 Nov) including an impressive schedule of free cookery demonstrations (10-4pm). Amongst those on the stage will be award-winning Thai chef, Suree Coates of the King & Thai in Broseley, who won the Midlands Good Food Guide Restaurant of the Year 2015.


Apley Farm Shop butcher strikes gold

24th November 2015

Apley Farm Shop struck gold this weekend at a prestigious competition for sausages & pies. Butchers John Callinswood & Craig Whitehouse won a gold award (97/100) for their traditional pork sausage & a silver award (94/100) - Pork Stilton & Spring Onion – just 1 point off another gold award.


Welcoming the Christmas Season through Song!

20th November 2015

If you are looking for a fantastic way to kick-start the Christmas season, rangers at the Severn Valley Country Park are welcoming popular vocal group, the Severn Singers for an entertaining evening of festive music.


Spotlight Awards 2015: Shropshire's best food and entertainment venues pick up gongs

18th November 2015

Shropshire’s best-loved eating and entertainment venues had their moment in the limelight when they were celebrated at the Spotlight Awards.


What will you be doing to celebrate Diwali over the next few days?

11th November 2015

Diwali is known as the ‘Festival of Lights’ and is celebrated globally by Hindu’s, Sikh’s and Jain’s.


Dudmaston has Christmas all wrapped up this coming weekend…

9th November 2015

Dudmaston Christmas Craft Fair - Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November 11:00am – 4:00pm


Florist & Giftware store newly opened at Apley Farm Shop

5th November 2015

Shropshire-based wedding florists Big Little Things will be opening their floristry & giftware shop on Saturday 31st October 2015


Telford Guest House given new Accolade for Service Excellence

2nd November 2015

Rosemary and Adrian Brown at The Old Rectory of St James Guest House have been presented with VisitEngland’s new ROSE Accolade for 2015, one of only 100 in the whole of England.


‘Butterflies, bees, blooms and birdsong: Managing parks for people and wildlife- Severn Valley Country Park

2nd November 2015

Ever wanted to know more about the work of a Shropshire Council Countryside Officer?


Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Youth Health Day

19th October 2015

The award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will play host to a variety of ‘get fit’ and ‘get healthy’ activities on Saturday 24th October to promote the healthy living message


Half Term at Severn Valley Country Park

16th October 2015

The rangers are getting ready for a number of fun filled children’s events.


Hallowe’en Fun at Dudmaston

16th October 2015

Sunday 25, Monday 26 and Wednesday 26 October 11:30am – 5:00pm


Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel Wins Four National Awards in One Week!

7th October 2015

The stunning silver-stone former Georgian rectory has recently been awarded an unprecedented four top awards.


Tesco heads for the Hills to help out local charity

15th September 2015

Staff from the Shrewsbury Tesco Store headed for the Shropshire hills to help out Grow Cook Learn – the charity that manages Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.


Santa set to steam in for lots of festive fun!

15th September 2015

The chestnuts are ordered, the halls are ready to be decked and one very special guest is nearly on his way – the Severn Valley Railway is right on track for a truly fun-filled Christmas to end its Golden Jubilee year in celebratory style.


Wood Fair at Dudmaston Hall

15th September 2015

Sunday 20 September 11:00am – 5:30pm


Shropshire glory in Heart of England in Bloom Awards

11th September 2015

Shropshire is celebrating floral glory as the 2015 Heart of England in Bloom Awards were today announced.


Open Doors Days - a chance to snoop around Shropshire landmarks

10th September 2015

From the 10th - 13th September, Shropshire will embrace the Open Doors Days, with a host of landmarks inviting people in for exclusive tours.


Billingsley Park Lodges - Open Weekend

4th September 2015

Open Weekend for Brand New Exclusive Holiday Lodge Park


Severn Valley 5K Trail Race

1st September 2015

Get your running shoes on! Entries being taken for 5km Trail Race at award-winning park


Severn Valley Country Park

28th August 2015

9 mile Riverside Walk and Train Ride from Alveley to Bewdley


Shropshire Bridge Featured in New Winnie-the-Pooh 'Poohstickopedia' Book

26th August 2015

Cantlop Bridge near Shrewsbury has been recommended as one of the top 12 Poohsticks-Perfect Bridges by VisitEngland.



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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