Every day is play day in Oswestry’s award winning Cae Glas Park!
This beautiful green haven in the centre of Oswestry is the place to go for family fun – get competitive on the crazy golf course, meet the resident giraffes, and enjoy a kick about on the green.
Looking to unwind? This is also the perfect spot for a relaxing family picnic in the sun – could we tempt you to an ice cream? Keep a look out for the many free events that take place here during the summer – you could be dancing to a live band or watching hot air balloons take off!
Oswestry Hill Fort
Nestled in between North Shropshire and the Welsh Borderlands, Oswestry is steeped in myth and history. Oswestry Hillfort is one of the best-preserved hillforts in Britain!
It’s thought Oswestry Hillfort might have been the birthplace of King Arthur’s Queen Guinevere, whether it was or not, this 3000 year old Iron age hillfort is a fantastic place to begin your borderland adventure – unleash your imagination and picture the battles that could have taken place here!
Park Hall Farm
Have you ever seen pigs race each other? Take a trip to Park Hall Countryside Experience near Oswestry to see pigs racing, goats trampolining and lose yourself (and some of the family) in the maize maze!
It’s a great place for a rainy day too with awesome soft play for kids of all ages.
Make sure to add Park Hall to your family days out wish list!
Black Hawk Laser Games
Oswestry’s Black Hawk Laser Games is a high adrenaline-action experience for the whole family
Challenge the kids to high-speed laser tag or if you’re looking to test your brains, try the escape room!
Star in your very own space movie with the Lost in Space escape room – could you be the quickest family to reach the escape pod?
Take a magical steam train ride through the stunning Welsh valleys… Our next stop on our family-friendly tour of Oswestry and the Borderlands is Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway.
What could be a better way to experience the Welsh countryside landscapes than by viewing it from a 1960s luxury first-class carriage? You could treat yourselves to afternoon tea and don’t miss the Fish and Chips!
Shropshire’s Lake District Ellesmere
There are some weird and wonderful creatures in Ellesmere this summer!
Stroll round town to see how many mermaids (meremaids!) you can spot and then explore the Magical Plantation for more fantastic creatures.
British Ironworks Centre
Let’s start today at The British Ironwork Centre and go on a heavy metal safari!
Get up close and personal with larger than life metal sculptures – they don’t bite we promise! Meet the spoon gorilla, watch out for horror film size insects and then chill out in the café.
Watch the skies above Oswestry come to life with a rainbow of hot air balloons!
Oswestry Balloon Carnival is a must-see – visit on the 21st or 22nd August to experience the magic. Expect to see hot air balloons taking off from Cae Glas Park, incredible live dance performances, and of course the Saturday evening Night Glow event, where the balloons light up to music. Don’t forget your camera!
There’s no better place to play princesses and knights than Whittington Castle.
This picturesque castle lies on the outskirts of Oswestry – climb the ramparts to imagine what it would have been like to live here in the middle ages!
Don’t forget to curtsey when you meet Sir Tom and Lady Beatrice – the castle’s resident swans! History comes to life at Whittington Castle, with re-enactments frequently taking place get ready to find yourself transported to another time!