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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.


Are you getting married in Shropshire?

13th July 2015

Are you getting married in the next couple of months or do you know someone who is? Award winning TV Production Company TwoFour are looking for people getting married for an exciting new television programme.


Summer starts here!

13th July 2015

Shropshire Council Rangers are gearing up for a busy, fun filled summer holiday!


Battle of Britain 75th at The Royal Air Force Museum

13th July 2015

The RAF Museum will be marking the 75th Anniversary of ‘Our Finest Hour’ with a number of activities at both our London and Cosford sites. Here’s what’s happening at Cosford:


Community Open Day at Lilleshall Sports Centre to provide free family fun

8th July 2015

Lilleshall Sports Centre will hold an open day for the community to use their facilities and try a variety of activities for free on the 18th of July 2015.


Ironbridge Celebrates Festival of Archaeology

6th July 2015

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are once again celebrating the national Festival of Archaeology with a series of free special events in Coalbrookdale, all of which are open to the public and form part of the What lies beneath Coalbrookdales Playground project.


Camp the night before Classic Car Sunday

6th July 2015

For the first time, Lord Hamilton, owner of the Apley Estate near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, has invited Classic Car owners to camp at Apley Farm Shop on Saturday 18 July, the eve of the Third Apley Classic Car Sunday.


Grow your own orchids: demonstration at Severn Valley Country Park

25th June 2015

After a successful visit to Shropshire Council’s Severn Valley Country Park near Alveley earlier in 2015, orchid expert Phil Seaton is returning to lead a hands-on demonstration on 6th July.


GIVE RAF MUSEUM PROJECT ITS CHANCE TO SHINE

25th June 2015

The RAF Museum Cosford is appealing for local votes as it strives for nationwide acclaim on BBC One in this year's National Lottery Awards for its First World War in the Air project.


Summer holiday activities at Pigg's Playbarn in Shropshire

25th June 2015

A playbarn near Bridgnorth has plenty of activities to keep the children busy this summer. Pigg's Playbarn at Apley Farm Shop will have events running every Tuesday & Wednesday in the school holidays, starting with the Cardboard Box Club every Tuesday & a variety of craft activities every Wednesday.


'Britains craziest bike race' returns to Blists Hill Victorian Town

24th June 2015

An event in Shropshire dubbed as ‘Britain’s craziest bike race’ will have an extra element this year with the addition of the county’s first ever Balance Bike Championships.


Grow your own orchids

22nd June 2015

After a successful visit to the Severn Valley Country Park earlier in the year, orchid expert Phil Seaton is returning to lead a hands-on demonstration.


Father’s Day at Apley Farm Shop

19th June 2015

A farm shop near Bridgnorth is celebrating Father’s Day with a special offer from its very newly opened plant centre.


Flypasts honour Armed Forces Day guests

19th June 2015

On Saturday 27 June, events across the country will celebrate the contributions made by Her Majesty's Armed Forces. The annual Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to reflect and pay tribute to our heroes past and present, including current serving personnel, service families, veterans and cadets.


Unique cycle-cross race returns to Blists Hill Victorian Town

17th June 2015

A unique cycling event is set to return to Blists Hill Victorian Town on the evening of Saturday, 27th June.


Packed line up of cooking demos for foodies

16th June 2015

With just over a month to go until the annual Cosford Food Festival, organisers have lined up some amazing names for live cookery demonstrations for visitors.


New Plant Centre Helps Apley Farm Shop to Blossom

16th June 2015

A new venture is blooming at the Apley Farm Shop Courtyard near Bridgnorth with the opening of an independent boutique plant centre.


Looking for Father's Day Fun?

15th June 2015

Captain Geoffrey’s Discovery Day at Dudmaston Sunday 21 June 11:00am – 5:30pm


Large Model Aircraft Rally: Tickets on sale now

10th June 2015

Hundreds of scale models of iconic aircraft will be taking to the skies over Shropshire next month for a weekend of flying entertainment. Model enthusiasts from across the country will travel to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford for this famous air show in miniature.


Guided walk - medieval holloways and ancient lime trees

10th June 2015

A walk to discover the medieval holloways and lime trees planted by the monks of Wenlock Abbey. Join local arborist and walk leader, John Tuer, for a 7 mile walk on Wenlock Edge next Saturday 20 June.


Masterchef at the Hundred House

10th June 2015

Sunday 14th June


RAF Cosford Air Sells Out!

9th June 2015

The airshow on 14th June 2015 has now SOLD OUT. Please do not travel to Cosford on Sunday without a ticket.


Blitz Hill - An Evening on the Home Front 1940s event at Blists Hill Victorian Town

8th June 2015

It’s that time of year again when Blists Hill Victorian Town is transformed into Blitz Hill, for a 1940s Evening on the Home Front. The gates open at 6pm on Saturday, 20th June when the Town is transported 40 years into the future to the 1940s and the middle of World War Two.


Blitz Hill - 1940s summer evening on the Home Front -Blists Hill Victorian Town, Saturday 20th June

4th June 2015

Enjoy a summer evening on the home front as Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge is transformed into the 1940s of World War Two between 6pm and 9pm on Saturday, 20th June.



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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