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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


Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival celebrates 10th anniversary Friday 1st - Sunday 10th May 2015

14th April 2015

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival (Friday, 1st – Sunday 10th May) is offering 10 days of free, varied and rewarding walks in and around Telford’s stunning Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, where the Industrial Revolution began over 300 years ago.


Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is a finalist in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

14th April 2015

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has been named as a finalist in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015.


Cycle-cross race returns to Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday evening, 27th June

14th April 2015

A unique cycling event is set to return to Blists Hill Victorian Town on the evening of Saturday, 27th June. First run in 2013, The Queen Victoria Cyclo-Cross has regularly attracted around 300 of the UK’s top off-road cyclists and has been described by Cycling Weekly magazine as “Britain’s craziest bike race!”


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

14th April 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. Come along to the Blitz Hill event dressed in period civilian costume and experience the entertainment, music and activities of the day as the Victorian town travels four decades into the ‘future’.


Discover more about magnets at Enginuity Spring half-term 23rd – 31st May

14th April 2015

Discover more about all things magnetic during the spring half-term week from 23rd to 31st May at Enginuity, near Ironbridge, Shropshire.


Help create a spectacular image of the Iron Bridge as part of Museums at Night national festival Enginuity: 5pm- 8pm Saturday 16th May

14th April 2015

As part of Museums at Night, the late night festival of arts, culture, and heritage, Enginuity, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, will be opening its doors on Saturday evening, 16th May for a free family event. Visitors are being asked to help create a spectacular image of the Iron Bridge by using a state-of-the-art laser cutter to personalise a coloured acrylic tile.


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

14th April 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.


Dementia Friendly Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Friday 22nd May

14th April 2015

Blists Hill Victorian Town is marking National Dementia Awareness Week, 17th – 23rd May, by inviting those living with dementia and their carers to come and enjoy a visit to Blists Hill Victorian Town on Friday 22nd May at a very special price of just £2.50.


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.



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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