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Enjoy a Victorian Summer of Fun at Blists Hill Victorian Town until 4th September

12th August 2016


Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge this summer until 4th September as they host a great variety of traditional activities, fun family events and spectacular themed weekends.

Tackling the guerrillas of Oman is focus of museum lecture

11th August 2016


For more than two decades a series of counterinsurgency operations were fought in the Sultanate of Oman on the South-eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. The military action taken against the activities of guerrillas in these regions will be the focus of the next Cold War Lunchtime Lecture held at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford later this month. The lecture entitled ‘The RAF and Counterinsurgency Warfare in Oman during the Cold War’ will be presented by Dr Ross Mahoney, Aviation Historian at the RAF Museum on Friday 19 August at 12.30pm.

Exploring Severn Valley Country Park on 2 wheels

5th August 2016


Rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are asking visitors to ‘Get on yer bike!’ Shropshire Council is working with the team at Wolverley Bike Hire to enable visitors to explore the park on 2 wheels.

Green Flag is flying high at Severn Valley Country Park

3rd August 2016


Severn Valley Country Park, managed by Shropshire Council, has maintained its place amongst the top parks in the UK for a record-breaking 13th consecutive year.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Brambly Hedge Exhibition

3rd August 2016


The Brambly Hedge exhibition will be setting up home over the summer holidays at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre from Saturday 6th August.

It’s a five star line-up at the Shop of the Year

1st August 2016


Ludlow Food Centre collects multiple awards at Great Taste 2016

The PokéStops here!

20th July 2016


The RAF Museum Cosford is overrun with Pokémon Go characters and facilities!

Ready, steady, scramble for the Spitfire 10K

18th July 2016


With just under two months to go until Shropshire’s first ever Spitfire 10K, it’s time to start stepping up the training! Taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Sunday 4 September, participants will have the unique opportunity to race across the airfield and down the runway at RAF Cosford, whilst raising funds for charity.

The Churches Conservation Trust Launches National Church Tourism Week in Shrewsbury

14th July 2016


Church Tourism week, a nationwide celebration of England’s historic churches, will take place between, 22 - 31 July 2016.

RAF Museum volunteers celebrate Legion d’honneur award

12th July 2016


Two volunteers at the Royal Air Force Museum have been awarded France’s highest distinction Legion d’honneur for their services to secure France’s liberation during the Second World War. To honour and celebrate their remarkable achievement, Leading Aircraft Woman, Rose Davies and Lance Bombardier, Arthur Jones were guests of honour at a drinks reception hosted by the RAF Museum American Foundation.

Caravan dealership set for 50th birthday celebration at flower show

11th July 2016


Award winning caravan, motorhome and campervan dealership, Salop Leisure, is planning a special display for Shrewsbury Flower Show on August 12 and 13 to celebrate the company’s 50th birthday.

Miniature aircraft fly in to Cosford for model show weekend

6th July 2016


The skies over Shropshire will be filled with hundreds of intricately detailed model aircraft this month, as the annual Large Model Aircraft Rally takes place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 16-17 July.

New Herefordshire Gardens Cycle Tour from Wheely Wonderful Cycling

4th July 2016


What could be better on a summers day than cycling from one fabulous garden to the next? Herefordshire is home to some outstanding and innovative gardens, within the spectacular countryside of the Wye Valley and Welsh Borders.

Perrier Best Newcomer Nominated, Multi-Award Winning Comedian Tim FitzHigham visit Shrewsbury & Bridgnorth

29th June 2016


To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, join multi award-winning comedian Tim FitzHigham for wild Morris dancing, near death, arrest and injury as he takes on the challenge of the greatest stand up comedian in history - Will Kempe.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Annual Family Fun Day 11th June

10th June 2016


Saturday 11th June sees the annual family fun day at the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

Summer by the Sea at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

10th June 2016


‘Oh! I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside’ Recalls the Edwardian Holiday Experience.

Visitors welcomed at Morville Hall

3rd June 2016


Visitors welcomed at Morville Hall

Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

3rd June 2016


The Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust have been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of nearly 50 years support for the independent Museum, which has national and international standing.

Hay Meadow Festival

1st June 2016


Join in the fun on Saturday 9th July at The Bog in Pennerley, a family day to celebrate wildflower meadows and their wealth of wildlife. Guided WALKS and talks, SCYTHING demonstrations and competitions, arts and CRAFTS, vintage tractors and machinery, MUSIC and merriment are all part of the packed programme.

‘Great British Bake Off’ contestant headlines at Cosford Food Festival

1st June 2016


Organisers at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are delighted to be welcoming ‘The Great British Bake Off’ contestant Beca Lyne-Pirkis to this year’s Cosford Food Festival. Beca who took part in the popular TV show in 2013 will be headlining on the demo stage both days at the 23rd-24th July event, showcasing her modern twists on family favourites.

WIN a Lost Lanes Book by Jack Thurston

25th May 2016


Jack Thurston, best-selling author of Lost Lanes and presenter of the Bike Show, takes readers on a freewheeling tour of the lost lanes and forgotten byways of wild Wales, Herefordshire and Shropshire.

Help Ironbridge Gorge Museums Win the Night Connect! Art Competition

6th May 2016


Ironbridge Gorge Museums are excited to announce that we have reached the finals of the Museums at Night Connect! Art Competition.

WIN a Red Arrows prize package worth £1,000

6th May 2016


To celebrate the successful launch of the Royal Air Force Museum’s ‘Names on a Plane’ fundraising campaign, museum bosses are giving members of the public the opportunity to win a Red Arrows prize package worth £1,000. The winner will see their name written on the wings of a world famous RAF Red Arrows Hawk Jet, that will fly throughout the 2017 display season!

Cosford Serves Up Another Tasty Festival

6th May 2016


A tasty line-up of over 80 local producers has been announced for this year’s Cosford Food Festival, which promises to serve up the very best food and drink the Midland’s has to offer. Popular favorites on the food festival scene as well as brand new local producers are all on board for this year’s festival, which takes place on 23-24 July.

Storytime in the Dingle at Dudmaston

5th May 2016


Follow our storyteller down into the Dingle and enjoy tales inspired by our oldest trees. Sunday, 8 May, 10.45am – 12 noon

Osborne and After Festival: the first of its kind and an unmissable weekend of events

29th April 2016


There are many ‘Firsts’ associated with Clun’s Osborne and After Festival, which takes place from 6-8 May in Clun, South Shropshire.

May Day Celebrations at Dudmaston

29th April 2016


Help us raise the May Tree by dancing along with Shrewsbury Morris Dancers. Join us on Monday, 2 May from 11.00am.

Great prizes to be won at the Apley Bake Off

27th April 2016


Great prizes are ready to be won at the Apley Bake Off next Monday, bank holiday Monday 2 May at Apley Farm Shop.

Clun Green Man Festival 1st & 2nd May 2016

22nd April 2016


A modern take on an ancient tradition

The Castle Hotel, Bishops Castle, joins The Great Inns of Britain in its 20th year

21st April 2016


The Great Inns of Britain is delighted to announce that The Castle Hotel, Bishops Castle, has joined this leading collection of independently owned country and coastal inns, taking the membership up to 22 inns and increasing the geographical spread of properties across the UK.

Shrewsbury's Connection to the British Comics Industry

19th April 2016


Some of Britain's top cartoonists have been gathering for a festival celebrating their skills, the casual observer might be surprised to learn of its setting - Shrewsbury. So just how has Shrewsbury become the unofficial capital of the UK cartoon industry?

Ellesmere Art Exhibition 2016

14th April 2016


Ellesmere College will be holding the fifth National Art Exhibition and sale of works, with more than 80 professional artists and sculptors exhibiting over 300 pieces from Wednesday 1st June through to Sunday 5th June. The preview evening, which takes place on Wednesday 1st June 7.30 - 9.00pm, promises to be a fabulous evening.

New Walking Festival in Mortimer Country

14th April 2016


A festival of guided walks: where nature and heritage lead the way In Mortimer Country, North Herefordshire.

Celebrate St George’s Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

13th April 2016


The residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge will be celebrating St George, the patron saint of England, over the weekend of 23rd and 24th April, when the streets will be decorated in patriotic red, white and blue. Join-in the patriotic parade, take part in a dragon hunt and see a re-enactment of the famous tale of St George and the Dragon.

Apley Farm Shop’s fifth anniversary

13th April 2016


Having opened in the coldest winter in decades, when temperatures dropped to -19°C, Apley Farm Shop in Shropshire considers how it’s developed in its first five years

Activ8 holiday clubs at farm shop

7th April 2016


A holiday club provider has linked up with a local farm shop to provide children with fun outdoor & sporty holiday clubs this summer.

Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival

30th March 2016


Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival celebrates its 13th year with a shift of format and a strong whiff of ‘LUCK’ as the theme.

Eggciting Easter Funday at farm shop

24th March 2016


A farm shop near Bridgnorth is holding an Easter Funday on Monday 28 March, 10-4pm.

Cadbury Bunny spotted at Dudmaston

23rd March 2016


Bunny has left a trail of riddles around the orchard at Dudmaston. Crack his clues to unlock his secret stash of Easter treats.

Model show returns for fifteenth year

18th March 2016


For the fifteenth successful year, the popular Shropshire Scale Model Show is returning to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month. It’s one of the biggest modelling events in the country and shows no signs of slowing down, as a record 150 exhibitors and traders will be heading to Cosford for the one day event taking place on Sunday 3 April.

Apley Bake Off cake competition

18th March 2016


The county’s keenest cooks, foodies & bakers will soon get the chance to meet six of Shropshire's talented chefs & enter a cake & tart competition, on at a farm shop near Bridgnorth. Apley Farm Shop is holding its first Apley Bake Off on bank holiday Monday 2nd May.

iCombat arrives at the Dana

16th March 2016


Immersive Events and iCombat UK are pleased to bring you Operation Cellblock. The UKs first laser combat event running in a real life prison. No imitations, fake sets or false scenes, just real life beds, bars and barracks.

‘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
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