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Steampunk Festival Weekend returns to Blists Hill Victorian Town 23rd – 24th June with Evening Concert

12th June 2018

Grab your top hat and goggles and come dressed in your steampunk finery as you enter a world like no other for the second Steampunk Weekend Festival at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge with day and evening events over the weekend of Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June.


Apley Maze ticket competition opens

7th June 2018

Fun-filled summer days for all ages can be found in a new maze at a farm shop between Telford & Bridgnorth. Apley Farm Shop is expecting to open its first maize maze on Sunday 15 July. “Our exact opening date of course depends on the weather over the next few months”, explained Lady Hamilton, Marketing Manager.


New family attraction near Bridgnorth

23rd May 2018

Fun-filled summer days for all ages can be found in a new maze at a farm shop near Telford & Bridgnorth. Apley Farm Shop is expecting to open its first maize maze on Sunday 15 July. “Our exact opening date of course depends on the weather over the next few months”, explained Lady Hamilton, Marketing Manager.


Weston Park prepares for Bank Holiday Weekend Food Festival

22nd May 2018

Preparations are well under way for the Great British Food Festival taking place in the grounds of the stunning Weston Park, near Telford over this Bank Holiday Weekend.


Bee-rilliant May Half Term Activities at Severn Valley Country Park

22nd May 2018

The Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are getting ready to celebrate our pollinator friends, bees, with a buzzin’ half term trail and activities. This is all in celebration of the Great British Bee Count citizen science survey that runs from 17th May to 30th June 2018.


Celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday at Blists Hill Victorian Town Spring bank holiday weekend 26th and 27th May

22nd May 2018

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge over the spring Bank holiday weekend of 26th and 27th May, when they will be celebrating the birthday and long reign of their much loved Queen Victoria with great pomp and pageantry.


Museums at Night

16th May 2018

As part of the nationwide Museums at Night festival of arts, culture and heritage, Enginuity, one of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums will be opening its doors free of charge on Friday 18 May from 5pm- 8pm. During the evening you can join a talk and tour of two of the latest temporary exhibitions at Coalbrookdale and take part in hands-on family printing workshops.


Celebrate St George’s Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town Monday 23rd April

23rd April 2018

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge as they celebrate the legend of St George, the patron saint of England, on Monday 23rd April, when the windows along the streets will be decorated in red, white and blue.


See the colossal engineering miracle ‘Man Engine’ at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Saturday 14th April

10th April 2018

The largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain, the Man Engine, is coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town on Saturday, 14th April when it will be the ‘star’ of spectacular daytime and evening events.


Egg-citing things are happening at Severn Valley Country Park this Easter

27th March 2018

Shropshire Council rangers are having an egg-cellent time preparing for all the fun activities happening this Easter at Severn Valley Country Park. The Easter Bunny will be joining us for a 2.5km fun run; there’ll be self-led trail and story time with The Highway Rat; children can get gardening and create sun catchers and as well as having a go at a bush tucker trial.



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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