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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.


What’s on in June at Apley Farm Shop

4th June 2015

The best way to find out what's on in June at Apley Farm Shop is to click on the link on Apley’s home page & watch their mini film.


Outdoor Theatre at Severn Valley Country Park

2nd June 2015

Severn Valley Country Park, part of Shropshire Councils outdoor recreation service is happy to announce an outdoor theatre production of Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’ on Friday 19th June 2015


Open Farm Sunday at Apley Farm Shop

27th May 2015

For the fourth year running, a local farm shop near Bridgnorth & Telford will hold Open Farm Sunday, a national event organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) on Sunday 7 June.


Classic Car Sunday at Apley Farm Shop

21st May 2015

Apley Farm Shop has the perfect combination for a great Summer Sunday - classic cars, an Apley Estate barbecued beef burger, locally made cold beer by Hops & Stagger & Churchfields’ icecream from Worcestershire.


Flash, bang, wallop, what a picture

20th May 2015

May half term is almost upon us and during this school break the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has planned a week of nostalgic dressing up fun to keep the younger members of the family entertained. Taking place from Monday 25 to Friday 29 May, visitors will have the opportunity to delve in to our dressing up box of RAF uniforms and aviation accessories and pose for pictures to stick in the family album.


Whitsun holiday fun at Dudmaston

18th May 2015

Bank Holiday Monday 25 & Wednesday 27th May, 12:00-5:30pm Image shows: Some of our cuddly bugs hiding out in our Auricula Theatre


Severn Valley Country Park reveals the secrets of its landscape!

15th May 2015

As part of the launch weekend of Geofest 2015, Severn Valley Country Park will be hosting a free event on Sunday 31st May. Shropshire Council Rangers will be welcoming the president of the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark, Chris Darmon as well as Geologists in the Geopark for a day of geological discovery!


A wealth of summer holiday fun at the SVR

14th May 2015

Whether they’re dotty about dinosaurs or potty about princesses, there’s plenty to entertain youngsters at the Severn Valley Railway this summer holiday.


Dornier Do 17 Two Years On Lecture

13th May 2015

Date: 10 June Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm (Doors open 6.15pm) Cost: £7.50 per person Wednesday 10 June 2015 will mark two years since the world’s last surviving Dornier Do 17 was successfully lifted from the bottom of the Dover Straits. The breath taking moment the aircraft surfaced from the water was captured live on TV and sparked interest from around the globe.


All on track for bank holiday and half-term fun at the SVR

13th May 2015

Steam trains great and small will be the stars of the show this spring bank holiday and half-term at the Severn Valley Railway


GOLD Award for Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

12th May 2015

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has won the top Gold Award in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015. Intended for venues that welcome more than 50,000 visitors per annum, it was judged on the overall quality of the experience provided.


Getting closer to nature for May Half Term

11th May 2015

For May half term Severn Valley Country Park staff will be helping their younger visitors get closer to nature.


Adopt an Object you love at The Ironbridge Gorges Museums

11th May 2015

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in Shropshire has launched a brilliant way to show you care about its amazing collections. By adopting one of the Museum’s special objects, you will be helping the charity to care for its nationally designated collections and supporting its education programmes.


Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July

11th May 2015

The popular Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival will take place over the weekend of 11th and 12th July outdoors on The Green at the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron. Now in its 11th year, this free family event showcases some of the finest brass bands from Shropshire and the surrounding counties. With some 20 bands performing, it’s the largest, non-competitive brass band festival in the country.


Last few tickets available for Pilots view at Cosford

8th May 2015

Date: 15-16 May, Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm, Cost: £12.50 per person


VC10 XR808 prepares for final move to Cosford

8th May 2015

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is pleased to announce that its latest acquisition, VC10 serial number XR808 is now over half way through a successful dismantling process and is being prepared for its final move to Cosford in the Summer.


Birds and breakfast… Guided dawn chorus walk at Dudmaston Sunday 10 May 2015, 5:00am

5th May 2015

Spring is the time of the dawn chorus. Have you ever wanted to identify who is singing which song? Join our Parks, Garden’s and Countryside Manager, Pete Carty, this Sunday, who will teach you how to identify each bird from its song on this early morning walk around Dudmaston Estate. After a tuneful stroll it’s time for a hearty breakfast in our tea room.


Join Victorian Springtime Wedding Celebrations at Blists Hill Victorian Town 9th and 10th May

5th May 2015

Bells will be ringing for the Ironworks’ foreman at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, as he marries his sweetheart over the weekend of Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May at a recreation of a Victorian wedding.


RAF Museum Highly Commended at 2015 Museums and Heritage Awards

5th May 2015

The RAF Museum is proud to announce that its exhibition 'Pilots of the Caribbean: Volunteers of African Heritage in the RAF' was given a Highly Commended Award in the 'Best Temporary Exhibition' category at the Museums and Heritage Awards 2015 held in London on 29th April. The exhibition is currently on display at the Museum's Cosford site in Shropshire until 31st October 2015.


Acoustic, Up Close & Personal with Toyah’ at Enginuity Friday evening 2nd October

5th May 2015

Household name, pop icon, TV presenter and actress Toyah is coming to the Engine Shop at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale on Friday evening, 2nd October. ‘Acoustic, Up Close & Personal with Toyah’ is a wonderful chance to experience the 1980s pop superstar up close and personal at a lively song and storytelling style gig.


Let the Memory Live On

1st May 2015

Date: 7-10 May 2015, Time: 11.30am to 2.30pm, Cost: FREE


Carl Fogarty and Richard Hammond lead ride out raising £45,000 for charity

1st May 2015

Bikers from across the country turned out in their thousands at the weekend, as they took part in one of the largest biking events in the country - the Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival (26 April 2015), raising money for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.


Free Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival. Saturday 19th September 2015

28th April 2015

The free Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival, which is supported by Telford & Wrekin Council, will be taking place this year on Saturday, 19th September with heritage talks and walks. In addition there will be a high quality craft and food market, live street entertainment and family activities from 12noon until 5pm. New for 2015 is a fantastic painting competition


Organisers are gearing up for this weekend's big biker event

24th April 2015

This weekend, thousands of bikers will gather in the Midlands for one of the biggest biking events in the country. Taking place on Sunday 26 April the Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival has attracted riders from across the UK as far as Aberdeen and even some international riders from the likes of Frankfurt and Illinois in the USA, all signed up to be part of the day.


The Tempest at Kinlet Hall

23rd April 2015

Rain or Shine Theatre Company return to Kinlet Hall with Shakespeare’s magical and mysterious masterpiece… a play that encompasses comic capers, romantic encounters, villainous plots and a host of apparitions and spirits.


Peppa Pig and Daddy Pig headline SVR Family Fun Weekend

23rd April 2015

Children’s favourites Peppa Pig and Daddy Pig are the stars of the show as the Severn Valley Railway welcomes back its Family Fun Weekend on May 9th-10th.


To Check the Tide of Prejudice

20th April 2015

John Cooke Bourne and the London & Birmingham Railway Coalbrookdale Gallery, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Monday to Friday, 30th April – 10th September



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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