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‘Cracking’ Easter activities on offer at Cosford

16th March 2016


With the Easter break fast approaching, organisers at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are busy preparing for two whole weeks of family entertainment. With a Missing Mascot Trail running over the Easter bank holiday weekend and two craft activities on offer during the week, children of all ages are sure to have a ‘cracking’ time.

Dudmaston opens its gates for a brand new season

16th March 2016


Discover the beauty of the Estate as it wakes up for spring. Dudmaston welcomes visitors to the Galleries, garden, park, tearoom, and shop from Sunday, 20 March.

Mysteries of ‘Shakespeare’s Will’ Revealed

16th March 2016


Severn Valley Country Park - Saturday 2nd April 2016

Blists Hill Victorian Town receives top Gold VisitEngland Accolade for its visitor experience

3rd March 2016


Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of Shropshire’s 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums where life over 100 years ago is recreated, has received the highest Gold accolade from VisitEngland in recognition of the quality of its visitor experience.

Jacqueline Wilson and Lauren Child lead a host of top children’s authors appearing at this year’s Shrewsbury Bookfest May Festival

2nd March 2016


Some of the biggest names in the world of children’s books are taking part in this year’s May Festival run by Shrewsbury Bookfest, which takes place in venues across the town from Friday 29th April to Monday 2nd May.

Annual Charity Vintage Heritage Show in Shrewsbury

2nd March 2016


Annual Charity Vintage Heritage Show in Shrewsbury

51 years of preservation and still steaming on!

25th February 2016


The story of the Severn Valley Railway at Severn Valley Country Park, an illustrated talk - Thursday 10th March, 7.30pm

29TH ANNUAL SHROPSHIRE VINTAGE SHOW – family fun plus Tractor pulling!

22nd February 2016


The Annual Vintage Show is returning to the Shropshire Showground this June for its 29th year and the event promises to host more than ever before for families as well as vehicle enthusiasts

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Caribbean Supper Evening Tuesday 23rd February

17th February 2016


Following the success of the cookery launch held at the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre earlier this month, there will be a whole host of cookery workshops starting with a Caribbean Supper evening on Tuesday 23rd February. The Discovery Centre has a pop up kitchen sponsored by Ludlow Food Festival with all the equipment needed to run a cookery demonstration or cookery course.

Snowdrop Time at Dudmaston...

17th February 2016


Join the team at Dudmaston on Saturday and Sunday to enjoy the great outdoors with a walk through the Dingle, taking in the snowdrops that tell us spring is on its way. The children can pick up a free '50 things' trail from reception and see if they can identify the animal tracks or make a stick trail.

Peppa and George set to visit the SVR

16th February 2016


Family favourites Peppa Pig and her little brother George will pay a special visit to the Severn Valley Railway this May.

Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman & Toyah Willcox in Shropshire

11th February 2016


Shropshire Tourism recently assisted the BBC with the filming of an episode of the second series of Holiday of My Lifetime.

National Education Award for Park Hall Countryside Experience

10th February 2016


Park Hall Countryside Experience, Oswestry are delighted to announce that they have been awarded the prestigious ‘Best in Education 2016′ award at The National Farm Attractions Network (NFAN) annual conference held in Liverpool last week. NFAN is the trade association for the farm attractions sector with over 250 members.

Snowdrop Time at Dudmaston...

8th February 2016


Saturday and Sunday 13, 14, 20 and 21 February 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Friends of a Feather at the Dorothy Clive Garden

4th February 2016


Join the award winning visitor attraction, The Dorothy Clive Garden, for their special fundraising event in celebration of National Nest Box Week, in conjunction with the RSPB & Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

Celebrate Chinese Year of the Monkey at Coalport China Museum

3rd February 2016


Half-term family activities Monday 15th – Friday 19th February

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Cookery Launch on Saturday 6th February

2nd February 2016


The award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre has a packed programme of cookery workshops on offer, thanks to the pop up kitchen sponsored by Ludlow Food Festival. The Discovery Centre will host a day of free talks, demonstrations and cookery sessions at the Cookery Launch on Saturday 6th February 9am – 4pm

Hocus pocus and photo trickery at museum lecture

28th January 2016


Art forms, artists and magic will be the focus of a fascinating talk based around visual deception, taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre to celebrate RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

20th January 2016


The team at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will be celebrating the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch on Saturday 30th January where visitors will be treated to a whole day dedicated to birds.

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.

Park in Shrewsbury for just £1 on Bank Holiday Monday

26th August 2015


People visiting Shrewsbury on Bank Holiday Monday (31 August 2015) will be able to park for just £1 in all Shropshire Council-run car parks.

All Aboard the Discovery Express at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

25th August 2015


Come and visit our magnificent train made by a member of our team - Dave Jones. The Discovery Express will be making its way to Ludlow Food Festival after the carriages have been filled with vegetables and plants from local schools.

Caravan dealership celebrates 25 years supporting Shrewsbury Steam Rally

24th August 2015


Caravan and motorhome dealership Salop Leisure will have its biggest ever stand at Shrewsbury Steam Rally next weekend as it celebrates 25 years of exhibiting at the popular Bank Holiday event.

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.

Six Sensationally Tasty Stars Land in Ludlow

10th August 2015


Ludlow Food Centre Collects Multiple Awards at Great Taste 2015

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!

Become a Chef for the Day at Fishmore Hall

5th August 2015


Luxury boutique hotel, Fishmore Hall in Shropshire, is giving budding chefs and food fanatics the opportunity to become a chef for the day with their 'Shop and Cook with the Chef' package.

Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week at Fishmore Hall

27th July 2015


Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week taking place on the 10th - 16th August in quintessentially English style at Fishmore Hall, a boutique country house hotel in Ludlow.

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

Time Travellers’ Ironbridge Quest comes to Coalbrookdale.

22nd July 2015


Part of Shifting Worlds Contemporary Arts Programme The House of Fairy Tales, a national children’s arts charity established by artists Gavin Turk and Deborah Curtis, will be producing a free family festival taking over Enginuity, Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron and the Darby Houses, near Ironbridge on Saturday, 22nd August.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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:

Escape to the country for two nights for the price of one at Fishmore Hall

8th July 2015


Fishmore Hall, a boutique country house hotel, overlooking the picturesque town of Ludlow, is offering guests the opportunity to get away for less with their buy-one-get-one-free offer this July.

Missing link between dinosaurs and birds explained at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

6th July 2015


Dinosaurs have been enjoyed on the big screen recently, with hit film "Jurassic World" breaking box office records. Now, on Saturday 18 July 2015, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is to open a new exhibition "Archaeopteryx - the missing link between dinosaurs and birds", exploring how some of these powerful creatures evolved.

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.

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.

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.

War Walks on the Home Front at Acton Scott Farm on 27 June

4th June 2015


As part of the Acton Scott Working Farm Museum World War I memorial weekend, ace raconteur, Keith Pybus, will lead a guided walk on Saturday 27 June 2015 at 11am-1.30pm which tells the desperate struggles in this country and in Germany to feed both the armies and the civilian populations.

First Fashion Week at Blists Hill Victorian Town; 4th - 9th August

3rd June 2015


Find out more about late 19th century dress at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge between Tuesday 4th and Sunday 9th August when the townsfolk are hosting their first ever Fashion Week.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre offers welcome refreshment break for 100 cyclists

2nd June 2015


The award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will offer a welcome break to 100 cyclists this Saturday 6th June, as they stop off at the Discovery Centre in Craven Arms for refreshments, bananas and homemade cakes during a 100 mile charity cycle ride from Worcester to Aberdovey. It is also the same day as the Craven Arms Farmers Market so the team at the Discovery Centre are hoping for lots of visitors.

Ludlow Food Centre Cheeses Win Silver Medals at British Cheese Awards

1st June 2015


Ludlow Food Centre is celebrating after their cheesemakers received four silver awards at this year's British Cheese Awards, which took place at the Royal Bath and West Show on 26th May.

The Clive makes it into the hall of fame!

22nd May 2015


Local restaurant with rooms collects accolade from TripAdvisor
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