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'Hug a Hill' this Valentine's day in Shropshire

13th February 2015


Organisers are encouraging people to sign up to give iconic Oswestry hillfort a 'heritage hug' this February 14th.

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 near Alveley are currently preparing for February half term.

Shropshire businesses help Red Cross Great Summer Garden Event grow

5th February 2015


Businesses in Shropshire are getting behind the British Red Cross' annual fundraiser, the Great Summer Gardening Event, donating vital funds to help ensure the event is bigger than ever before.

Valentine gift - Gourmet Cycle Tour with bicycle made for two

5th February 2015


Wheely Wonderful Cycling has launched a new gourmet cycling short break holiday in the English/Welsh borders. Ideal as a Valentine gift for keen cyclists.

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.

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.

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.

Shrewsbury Steam Rally to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Sentinel Factory

30th January 2015


The County of Salop Steam Engine Society's 2015 Rally, taking place 30-31 August, is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Sentinel factory being established in Shrewsbury.

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.

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.

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.

Shropshire Chef Finalist for 2015 Game Chef of the Year

14th January 2015


Karl Martin from Old Downton Lodge in Downton on the Rock, Ludlow has been announced as a finalist in the search for the 2015 Game Chef of the Year.

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

A day of Feathers and Flight at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

7th January 2015


The award winning visitor attraction Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will be celebrating the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch on Saturday 24th January where visitors will be treated to a whole day dedicated to birds.

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.

Boost for tourism in Shropshire as new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery impresses UK and overseas visitors

16th December 2014


More visitors are being attracted to Shrewsbury and Shropshire thanks to the opening of the new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery in the former Music Hall, according to new figures released today by Shropshire Council.

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.

Festive opening dates at Cosford

12th December 2014


If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle this Christmas, why not visit the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford during the festive period? The Museum will be open daily throughout December from 10am apart from Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. FREE admission.

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Raises £25,000 in Art Fund Crowd Funding Project

12th December 2014


The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in Shropshire has worked with the Art Fund and successfully raised £25,000 through an innovative crowd funding campaign to redesign the Museum of The Gorge and create a new community space.

Discover Christmas at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

10th December 2014


The award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre plays host to Santa Saturdays on 13th and 20th December. Wreath making will be on the agenda for Saturday 13th, Stephanie Bellows (pictured) has been out and about in the Meadows hunting for natural materials to make her wreath.

Hedgelaying Course in Onny Meadows at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

21st November 2014


There is no better way to enjoy the outdoors this time of year than to learn a new skill. The team at the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre are holding a one day course on hedge laying in the Onny Meadows on 7th December.

Midlands' Best Deli or Farm Shop 2014 announced

20th November 2014


Ludlow Food Centre has been announced as the Midlands' Best Farm Shop at the BBC Good Food Show, fending off competition from hundreds of entrants.

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)

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Wins Award Voted by the Public

12th November 2014


The team at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre are celebrating after their win at the Shropshire Star spotlight awards, showcasing the very best in Shropshire's leisure and entertainment sector. Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre was awarded 'Best Family Day Out (small venue)'.

Congratulations to all Shropshire Star Spotlight award-winners!

11th November 2014


Finalists in the Shropshire Star Spotlight Awards gathered at The Buttermarket in Shrewsbury last night (10th November 2014) to hear the results of readers’ votes to crown well deserved winners from a range of categories including best family day out, posh nosh, and pub grub.

Winner of Shropshire County Hotels Competition Announced

10th November 2014


The lucky winner of Shropshire County Hotel’s Autumn Competition has been announced as Marilyn Specterman from Bury, Manchester.

School children will commemorate The Fallen at Cosford

10th November 2014


Act of Remembrance for local primary school, Tuesday 11 November, 10.45am in Warplanes Hangar

Bike4Life Fest is back!

4th November 2014


Registration for the highly-anticipated Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival is now open and next year's event, taking place on Sunday 26 April 2015 is set to be bigger and better than ever!

The Mere to officially unveil the Green Flag this Thursday

29th October 2014


On Thursday 30 October 2014, the Mere at Ellesmere will see the unveiling of the Green Flag to celebrate being awarded the prestigious status.

Inaugural Oswestry Truck Pull on November 1st 2014

10th October 2014


Oswestry's Church Street will grind to a halt as teams of the town’s toughest take to the streets in a spectacular test of physical and mental endurance.

Shrewsbury Brochure Competition Winner Announced

9th October 2014


The result of the 2014 Visit Shrewsbury brochure competition has been announced and the lucky winner is already looking forward to a complimentary stay at PorterHouse.SY1.

Opening Exhibition at the new Joseph Gibson Gallery

7th October 2014


Peter Podmore - Exhibition 26 October-30 November 2014 at The Music Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH

Exciting October half-term activities at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

6th October 2014


Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is staging some exciting activities for children during the October half-term holiday.

Ironbridge Gorge Museum's Charity Golf Day

30th September 2014


The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is inviting golfers to take part in its annual Charity Golf Day. This fundraising event will take place at The Shropshire Golf Centre, Muxton, Telford on Wednesday, 8th October 2014 from 10am.

Spooky and ghostly guided walks in Shrewsbury

30th September 2014


For a spooky night out why not come on one of the Shrewsbury ghost tours?

Dornier Do 17 moves into next stage of conservation

26th September 2014


The world’s last surviving Dornier Do 17 has now moved into the second phase of its conservation at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford.

Apley Taste Off

25th September 2014


Apley Farm Shop near Bridgnorth is hosting the Apley Taste off, its annual taster day, on Saturday September 27th 2014, 9.30-5.30pm

A Shropshire company will be working closely with the County's Wildlife Trust as it develops its rural grounds.

22nd September 2014


The British Ironwork Centre, Oswestry, proud home to Shropshire's first Sculpture Park, will be working in partnership with Shropshire Wildlife Trust who will support and advise the Centre in developing the Park in a way that complements the natural environment, preserving and promoting the existence of the many varieties of wildlife onsite.

Pilots of the Caribbean Volunteers of African Heritage in the RAF

22nd September 2014


A brand new exhibition entitled 'Pilots of the Caribbean: Volunteers of African Heritage in the Royal Air Force' is due to open at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next Month, 6th October 2014. The exhibition opening will coincide with Black History Month, a national event celebrating the achievements of black men and women throughout history.

Ironbridge Gorge Museum's Charity Golf Day

17th September 2014


The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is inviting golfers to take part in its annual Charity Golf Day. This fundraising event will take place at The Shropshire Golf Centre, Muxton, Telford on Wednesday, 8th October 2014 from 10am.

Shropshire is blooming lovely! (we knew it already but now it's official)

15th September 2014


Shropshire entries sweep the board at Britain in Bloom awards

Exposed: The Body in Art

12th September 2014


Opens 15th September at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Gin Tasting at Old Downton Lodge, Ludlow

11th September 2014


Shaken or Stirred? What is your Preference? There are now so many gins to choose from, and they all have their own unique way to be served. Old Downton Lodge would like to invite you to their evening of Gin Tasting Experience on 25th October 2014

The Apley Taste Off

5th September 2014


Several local producers are lined up to offer customers at Apley Farm Shop near Shifnal free tasters of delicious food & drink on Saturday 27 September, 9.30-5.30pm.
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