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Bike4Life Festival line up announced

8th April 2015

Bike4Life organisers have announced an exciting line-up for this year's Festival taking place on Sunday 26 April. The much-loved event held at RAF Museum Cosford returns for its 5th year at the end of this month, raising money for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC).


Stokesay Court Red Cross Hospital Centenary Weekend 18th - 19th April

2nd April 2015

Stokesay Court is throwing open its doors in partnership with the British Red Cross on 18 & 19 April 2015, to commemorate the opening of the WW1 Red Cross Auxiliary Military Hospital for convalescent soldiers in the house on 19 April, 1915.


Become a Cadbury Eggsplorer this Easter

2nd April 2015

Cadbury Easter trails and childrens’ activities at Dudmaston Mondays, Wednesdays & Easter Sunday during the school holidays, 12-4.30pm


Could you help keep the SVR running for the next 50 years?

2nd April 2015

Since its launch 50 years ago, its dedicated volunteer workforce has helped it to become one of the UK’s most popular tourism attractions, and now the Severn Valley Railway is looking for more volunteers to help it continue to thrive and develop for the next 50 years


Shrewsbury tops table of UK's 'Healthiest High Streets'

26th March 2015

A league table of the "healthiest" and "unhealthiest" high streets in Britain has named Shrewsbury as having the "healthiest" High Street in the UK.


Queen Victoria’s 81st birthday celebrations

25th March 2015

Blists Hill Victorian Town; Whitsun half-term 23rd - 31st May. Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge during the Whitsun half-term week when they will be celebrating the 81st birthday of their much loved Queen Victoria with great pomp and pageantry.


Celebrate St George's Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

25th March 2015

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge as they celebrate the patron saint of England, St George over the weekend of 25th and 26th April.


The ALL NEW(ish) BLACK COUNTRY SHOW for 2015, featuring the founder of T'Pau and red hot new comedian Jonny Cole!!

25th March 2015

A Black Country Night Out is one of the longest running shows in the Midlands, over the years it has starred some of the truly great local comedians such as Aynuk & Ayli, Tommy Mundon, Dolly Allen and Giggetty.


Discover Nature weekend at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

19th March 2015

The award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will be hosting a nature weekend of pond dipping, going in search of mammals in the meadows and making plaster cast animal footprints and bird box making on 21st and 22nd March.


Whole host of Easter fun at The SVR

18th March 2015

Exciting exhibitions, colourful competitions and thrilling steam train journeys - the Severn Valley Railway is well and truly on track for a fun-packed Easter.


Eye spy Easter fun for eagle eyed youngsters

18th March 2015

With the Easter break only week's away, organisers at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are busy preparing for two whole weeks of family entertainment. With a First World War themed 'Spot the Slang' trail and glider craft activities to choose from, children of all ages are sure to have fun.


EASTER FUN FOR YOUNGSTERS AT FAMILY DAY

17th March 2015

Young visitors to a family day at the RAF Museum Cosford next week can take part in fun Easter activities organised by students at City of Wolverhampton College. Youngsters can make an Easter basket, play with chocolate scented play-doh, have their face painted as an Easter bunny, and dress up and pretend to be a pilot or member of airline cabin crew at the event on Wednesday 25 March.


Two new buildings to open in 2015 at Blists Hill Victorian Town

17th March 2015

Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of Shropshire’s 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums is adding two new buildings to its ever expanding site in 2015.


Full steam ahead at Blists Hill Victorian Town Spring Bank Holiday weekend 2nd - 4th May

10th March 2015

Discover how the Victorians harnessed steam to power their engines and other machines over the spring Bank Holiday weekend, when Blists Hill Victorian Town will be ‘In Steam’.


Shrewsbury Children's Bookfest: The May Festival

9th March 2015

Bookfest is delighted to reveal the line up for its 17th annual MAY FESTIVAL for children and families, to be held on Saturday 2nd May and Sunday 3rd May.


Bring the family and celebrate the arrival of spring with us: Mothering Sunday at Dudmaston

9th March 2015

Dudmaston Hall, a local National Trust property, are opening their doors on 15 March for the new season to celebrate Mothering Sunday and the beginning of spring.


From Colliery to Country Park The story of Severn Valley Country Park in pictures - Lots of places still available!

9th March 2015

Severn Valley Country Park opened in June 1992, after a 6 year reclamation project. The history of the site begins in the 1800s with coal mining in Highley.


Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust wins prestigious 2015 Hudson's Heritage Award

4th March 2015

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has won a prestigious 2015 Hudson's Heritage Award in the Best Family Day Out Category. Established in 2011, the annual awards are an independently judged national scheme open to historic houses, gardens, museums and heritage sites and celebrate the very best visitor experiences.


Spring Steam Gala launches 50th Anniversary Celebrations

3rd March 2015

The Severn Valley Railway intends to kick off its 50th anniversary celebrations in sensational style with its first special event of the year, celebrating everything that is great and good from the golden age of steam.


Women in the RAF – Stars through Adversity

2nd March 2015

Date: 10 March 2015. Time: 9.30am to 3.15pm. Next month will see events all around the world celebrating International Women's Day, held on 8 March each year. This annual celebration is an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. This year, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is teaming up with the RAF for an event entitled 'Women in the RAF – Stars through Adversity'.


Thousands of miniature models to be displayed at Cosford

2nd March 2015

After a busy February Half Term week at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, which has seen over 1,000 children take part in a model making activity, families with a new found interest in the hobby can explore it further at the Shropshire Scale Model Show, taking place on Sunday 12 April 2015. Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm. FREE entry.


Longer opening for Country Park visitor centre and tea room

2nd March 2015

Shropshire Council is pleased to announce that the tea room and visitor centre at Severn Valley Country Park will be extending its opening times from Wednesday 11th March 2015 for the start of the new season



Half-term fun launches weekend running at the SVR

11th February 2015

A jam-packed programme of half-term family fun launches the first weekend running schedule of 2015 at the Severn Valley Railway


Shropshire Tourism Become Species Champions of the Silver-studded Blue Butterfly

10th February 2015

Shropshire Tourism, the not-for-profit marketing organisation for the county, has become a 'species champion' of the Silver-studded Blue Butterfly.


Half Term at Severn Valley Country Park

6th February 2015

Staff at the Severn Valley Country Park are currently preparing for February half term.


Half term at Severn Valley Country Park

6th February 2015

Staff at the Severn Valley Country Park near Alveley are currently preparing for February half term.


Home Sweet Home family workshops at Coalport China Museum

5th February 2015

Join in the Easter family workshops at Coalport China Museum, near Ironbridge where you make your own Tea Light Holders, inspired by the beautiful and intricate china cottage models known as the Coalport Pastille Burners. The 'Home Sweet Home' hands-on sessions will be held 30th March - 3rd April and 6th - 10th April.


Chinese Year of the Goat activities at Coalport China Museum

5th February 2015

Half-term Monday 16th – Friday 20th February: Oriental themed family workshops and activities celebrating the Chinese Year of the Goat are being staged at Coalport China Museum in Shropshire's Ironbridge Gorge during the February school half-term.


Open Cockpits Evening tickets go on sale

5th February 2015

Tickets for the popular aviation enthusiasts' event 'Open Cockpits Evening' at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, are now on sale through the Museum's website. Just 300 tickets per evening will be available for this exclusive event, where a wide range of aircraft will be available for close viewing on the night: including transport aircraft, jet fighters and unique research airframes.


Orchid Expert to visit the Severn Valley Country Park

4th February 2015

Shropshire Council Rangers at the Severn Valley Country Park are happy to welcome orchid expert, Phil Seaton. Phil will be giving both a talk and demonstration about the conservation of British orchids.


SVR'S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY YEAR SET TO BE ITS BUSIEST YET

2nd February 2015

The future's not just bright; it's golden for the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) as it looks forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015 with a special programme of events alongside its usual schedule of family and enthusiast favourites.


Half term fun for Airfix model makers

29th January 2015

If you’re looking for something exciting to entertain the children this February Half Term, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is inviting families to participate in a fun model making activity. Taking place from Monday 16 to Friday 20 February, visitors will have the opportunity to build a First World War Airfix kit.


Pancake Flipping Contest at Blists Hill Victorian Town

27th January 2015

Watch the ladies of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge as they take part in the annual pancake flipping contest held outside the Print Shop at 12 noon on Shrove Tuesday, 17th February.


Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre launches its adult course programme

27th January 2015

The award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre has a packed programme of adult courses for 2015 for you to learn a skill and even explore the outdoors.


Guided walk - Snowdrops at Tuck Hill

26th January 2015

Keep fit with a 10 ½ mile guided walk from Alveley to Tuck Hill to see the display of snowdrops, 9.15am – 4pm.


Support Fern Britton as she cycles through Shropshire #Challenge 57

23rd January 2015

TV presenter and author Fern Britton will be cycling 57 miles a day from John O'Groats to Lands End from May 1st to the 21st, hoping to raise at least £57,000 to fund research into the prevention of miscarriage in pregnancy. And you can join her!


Vote for Severn Valley Railway in BBC's Countryfile Magazine Awards

22nd January 2015

The Severn Valley Railway has been shortlisted as one of the UK's top historic gems by the BBC's Countryfile Magazine, and they need your vote to be crowned the number one Heritage Site in Britain.


The Raven Hotel in Much Wenlock Open 'The Marketplace'

21st January 2015

To compliment the existing array of fabulous independent retailers in Much Wenlock; and by popular request The Raven Hotel are delighted to announce the launch of their weekly fish and fresh produce stall.


Get your motor running, head out to the highway and join the King of the Jungle!

21st January 2015

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) has announced that the current King of the Jungle and seven times World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty will lead an expected 3,000 strong biker ride-out to officially kick-off the 5th Bike4Life Fest on Sunday 26 April 2015.


New Dracula Film to be set in Shropshire

16th January 2015

Shropshire has been chosen as the location for a new Dracula film starring former James Bond, George Lazenby.


Chocks away for 'First World War in the Air' exhibition at Cosford

16th January 2015

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has officially unveiled a brand new exhibition area celebrating the achievements of Britain's air services, the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and Royal Naval Air Service along with the contributions made by the West Midlands in the race for the sky during the First World War.


FROM THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS TO THE SEVERN VALLEY

14th January 2015

You're more likely to see film sets dominating the hills of Hollywood, but this month saw the cast and crew of a new production relocate to the beautiful surroundings of the Severn Valley


Theatre Performance to be held at Country Park

9th January 2015

Shropshire Council is happy to welcome the Rain or Shine Theatre Company to the Severn Valley Country Park with their production of Charles Dickens’ ‘Great Expectations’


Mysteries of bee-keeping revealed at Severn Valley Country Park

5th January 2015

An evening talk to be held at Shropshire Council's Severn Valley Country Park in Alveley near Bridgnorth on Thursday 15th January 2015 will help answer any questions you may have about keeping bees.


Direct Rail Line from Shrewsbury to London Starts Today!

15th December 2014

Virgin Trains have launched their new Shrewsbury to London direct rail service. It marks the end of a hard-fought campaign for a direct rail service between Shropshire and London.


SVR'S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY YEAR SET TO BE ITS BUSIEST YET

15th December 2014

The future's not just bright; it's golden for the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) as it looks forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015 with a special programme of dedicated events alongside its usual schedule of family favourites.


Create pneumatic rockets and discover the fun of flying at Enginuity

25th November 2014

Half-Term 14th - 22nd February


Step back to the 1800s and see how Christmas was celebrated in Victorian times

18th November 2014

Festive Weekends Blists Hill Victorian Town 6-7 and 13-14 December 2014


Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Shropshire

18th November 2014

Open during Twixmas festive break for a great family day out (26th – 31st December)



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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