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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.


Teddy Bear's Picnic at Dudmaston

24th August 2015

Bank Holiday Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August 11:00am - 5:30pm


Gorgeous Contemporary Christmas Craft Fair

19th August 2015

Experience the first taste of Christmas at Gorgeous, a contemporary designer craft fair held in Enginuity at Coalbrookdale, one of Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Museums on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November.


Landscape with Machines

19th August 2015

Eclectic art exhibition celebrating reactions to the Industrial Revolution opens 9th October at Ironbridge


Apley Estate & Hundred House offer new Group Tours

13th August 2015

Enjoy a tour of Apley Victorian Walled Garden followed by lunch or dinner at the Hundred House near Ironbridge, Shropshire.


Shrewsbury Rated Second Happiest Place to Live in Britain!

6th August 2015

In a recent national survey by the property website company; Rightmove, Shrewsbury was crowned the second happiest place to live in Britain!


Rain or Shine Theatre Company: The Tempest

27th July 2015

Shropshire Council rangers at the Severn Valley Country Park are readying themselves for a mysterious and magical evening of theatrical entertainment! The Rain or Shine Theatre Company is returning to the park as part of their national tour with William Shakespeare’s masterpiece, The Tempest.


New Interior Accessories Showroom in Shropshire

27th July 2015

A unique showroom for traditional one-off interior design accessories is opening near Much Wenlock in Shropshire. The Loft at More Hall in Brockton will host its first open days on September 18th & 19th 2015, 11am - 6pm


MESSING ABOUT ON THE RIVER – IN A CORACLE!

24th July 2015

Ironbridge Coracle Regatta, held between 12 noon and 4pm on Bank Holiday Monday, 31st August attracts coracle makers and paddlers from all over Britain to participate in an array of madcap races.


Hop & Stagger Brewery create an Apley Gamekeeper Pale [beer]

22nd July 2015

Husband & wife, Bob & Sam Hayes of the Hop & Stagger Brewery have recently moved into renovated farm buildings on the Apley Estate, very close to Apley Farm Shop where they’re selling their beers, including their newly created Apley label, Apley Gamekeeper Pale.


Seaside Holiday themed tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge

22nd July 2015

Create your own ceramic tiles at family drop-in tile decorating workshops running Monday- Friday during the summer school holidays at Jackfield Tile Museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge. With a Seaside Holiday theme, designs can be as colourful and original as your imagination allows; perhaps a sandcastle, sailing boat or ice-cream cone.


Ceilidh and summer BBQ at Blists Hill Victorian Town

22nd July 2015

If you are looking for a fun and unusual way to spend a summer evening head to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge for their first Ceilidh with traditional folk music, dance and a summer BBQ on The Green on Saturday, 15th August (6.30pm-10.30pm).


Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Classic Car Show for 3rd year running

22nd July 2015

This Sunday 26th July, the 30 acre Onny Meadows surrounding Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will play host to a Classic Car Show for the 3rd year running. Enthusiasts from the Knighton Vintage Vehicle Club which started in 1999 will congregate at the Discovery Centre from 10.30am.


Ceramic workshops at Coalport China Museum

22nd July 2015

Drop-in to a summer family ceramic workshop at Coalport China Museum, near Ironbridge between 18th July and 6th September and paint ceramics or discover how to add textured surfaces to clay models.


First Traditional Country Fair at Blists Hill Victorian Town

21st July 2015

Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge is recreating the atmosphere of a traditional Victorian Country Fair between Monday, 27th July and Sunday, 2nd August. Go along and play traditional games on The Green with the Town’s residents, watch demonstrations, be entertained by the Prince Albert Players and over the weekend you can meet the sheep and other animals.


Cosford Food Festival - It's plane delicious!

21st July 2015

Preparations are well underway at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford for the annual Cosford Food Festival which takes place this weekend. Held in the Museum’s spacious grounds, a bustling food market will showcase some of the region’s finest artisan produce, tastiest treats and best cooked dishes.


Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre launches its Summer Family Activity Programme

17th July 2015

The award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre has a packed programme of family activities on offer for all the family to enjoy starting with Pirate Adventure this week.


Open Air Cinema at Severn Valley Country Park

17th July 2015

Rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are happy to be working with local company, Salvage Cinema to bring Hollywood to the beautiful surroundings of the park.


Fine food and flying machines!

17th July 2015

Bringing a different flavour to the summer food festival scene, organisers at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are busy preparing for the Cosford Food Festival which takes place the weekend of 25-26 July. Held in the Museum's spacious grounds, there will be plenty of military and wartime twists added to the event, meaning there is much more than just great food on offer!


Miniature aircraft, big show - this weekend at Cosford!

14th July 2015

The skies over Shropshire will be filled with hundreds of intricately detailed model aircraft this weekend, as the annual Large Model Aircraft Rally takes place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford.


Shropshire Chef to appear on Great British Menu

14th July 2015

Jason Hodnett, Head Chef at The Raven Hotel, Much Wenlock, is to represent the Central Region in the 2015 Great British Menu. In the programme, which is back later in the summer, the chefs must plate up perfection, as they fight it out for the chance to cook at a glorious banquet marking 100 years of the Women’s Institute at London's historic Drapers Hall.


Could you be an SVR Golden Ticket winner?

14th July 2015

Drawing inspiration from none other than Willy Wonka, the Severn Valley Railway is offering eight lucky people a truly golden opportunity to enjoy an exclusive, behind-the-scenes, luxury experience day through its special Golden Ticket competition.


Summer fun sorted at Dudmaston

13th July 2015

Children Activity Days at Dudmaston Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00-5:30pm


Celebrity MasterChef semi-final filmed at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shropshire

13th July 2015

Fans of the BBC hit show Celebrity MasterChef should prepare themselves for an extra surprise on Thursday, 16th July, as the show will feature one of the West Midlands’ most popular attractions, Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire.



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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